Photo by Ken Wyner

Editors' Pick

Best Theater Refresh

Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre’s $9 million renovation last year resulted in a better experience for audiences and artists at the Bethesda playhouse. Patrons can appreciate additional seating, improved visibility and acoustics, and an expanded bar, which now offers cocktails and small plates in the redesigned lobby. On the production side, a new stage gives designers more flexibility, and a newly added artistic wing offers work space for meetings. Improved facilities for performers include a refreshed green room and dressing rooms, and a new “artist relaxation room” for downtime between shows.

4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, 240-644-1100, roundhousetheatre.org