Encore Circle Lounge

Members of the Encore Circle receive access to Wolf Trap's exclusive VIP lounge during the summer performance season.

The Encore Circle Lounge is a private facility adjacent to the Filene Center, where donors can relax and entertain guests throughout the evening.

Hours of operation

  • Open 90 minutes prior to each performance
  • Closed 45 minutes after performance ends
  • Refreshments

    Wolf Trap provides complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Mixed drinks are available for purchase. Light hors d’oeuvres are served prior to the performance and guests will find dessert and coffee following the show.


    Private restrooms are located inside the Encore Circle Lounge.


    Encore Circle membership provides access to the lounge for you and up to 3 guests per performance throughout the summer season. Each night, Wolf Trap Foundation representatives will be at the Encore Circle Lounge to welcome members. To ensure the highest level of service, please present your membership card as you enter.

    Encore Circle parking

    Members of the Encore Circle receive a pass for entrance to the VIP parking area throughout the Filene Center season.

    Enter the park at the Filene Center marquee and you will be directed to the VIP parking area. From the Dulles Toll Road, turn right at the Filene Center marquee; this is the first right after exiting the Toll Road. From Route 7, the marquee entrance is the second park entrance on your left, off of Trap Road.

    The gates to the Filene Center lawn and plaza area open 90 minutes prior to the performance, and parking lots fill up quickly. The VIP parking pass does not guarantee a reserved space. Please arrive early to ensure convenient parking.

    Questions? 703.255.1927 or encorecircle@wolftrap.org