Washington State's 10 Best Live Theater Venues!

Places, everybody! Nothing ignites the mind quite like live theater. Movies have CGI and big budgets, but to witness a truly remarkable performance in real life is an experience that is on an entirely different level. The stage is set and the lights are dimmed. Come in and enjoy these 10 places for live theater in Washington State! 

1. Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Since 1928, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre has been regally entertaining locals and visitors alike. With a wonderful variety of performances from across the globe, The Paramount Theatre is an opulent masterpiece of architecture heralding from the golden days of theatre in the roaring twenties. It really feels like you have stepped into an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. 

2. The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA

As Seattle’s oldest operating theater, the Moore Theatre is a landmark as northwest as Starbucks. Built in 1907, the Moore Theatre has been wowing audiences for over 110 years. Located just two blocks from Pike Place Market, the Moore Theatre is a must visit on any vacation to the Evergreen State.

3. Harlequin Productions, Olympia, WA

Harlequin Productions in Olympia is known as a premier venue for amazing live theater performances, ranging from classics like “Hamlet” to some of the most contemporary plays coming out of Broadway. Top quality acting and amazing theatrics makes Harlequin Productions one of Washington State’s finest locales for live theater.

4. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia offers a wonderful theater experience, with great seating and top of the line sound, the live theater shows are highly regarded by both local and visitor alike. With more and more quality shows being added on a regular basis, you can be sure to find a live theater experience you will love!

5. Village Theatre, Issaquah and Everett, WA

Theatre goers who have been to Broadway and have attended a performance here at The Village Theatre in Issaquah Washington have often compared the two in terms of the high caliber of performance and the stage capabilities, think real rain on a stage. The Village Theatre puts out some of the greatest performances in Washington State or anywhere else for that matter. Come expecting excellence and you will be happily satisfied with all of their performances!

6. Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, WA

The fully-restored 1926 Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham hosts a variety of travelling performances as well as local productions and music events. A wonderful place to enjoy the live arts in a beautiful setting. Come and enjoy Bellingham’s Broadway here at Mount Baker Theatre!

7. Capitol Theatre, Yakima, WA

Dedicated to enriching performing arts and entertainment in central Washington, the Capitol Theatre in Yakima is the premier entertainment center in central Washington. Hosting over 180 performances annually, there is no place like it! This beautiful theatre is a must for any theatre lover!

8. Stage Left Theater, Spokane, WA

If you’re in eastern Washington and you’re looking for an inexpensive high quality theatre, then Spokane’s Stage Left is the only place you will want to be. Providing great performances in an intimate setting, Stage Left has locals and travelers alike cheering for more! Edgy shows that stimulate greater conversations is something that can’t be missed. 

9. Olympia Little Theatre, Olympia, WA

Since 1939, Olympia Little Theatre has been creating amazing performances. This cute little independent theater weaves thoughts into every one of their performances. Located in a quaint neighborhood, the Olympia Little Theater offers a unique theatre going experience. 

10. Edmonds Driftwood Players, Edmonds, WA

A lovable and local favorite for a great evening out, Edmonds Driftwood Players located in Edmonds consistently gives theatre goers a wonderful and memorable experience. Great performances, great prices and friendly staff makes Edmonds Driftwood Players an all-around winner! 

Washington Search
View more Washington Theaters and Playhouses.
Visit a Theater or Playhouse Near You
Find Theaters and Playhouses Near You
11100 North East Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA
Our mission is to provide an outstanding event and performing arts center that generates community and employee pride, creates economic stimulation... Read More
200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA
About Us: Bainbridge Performing Arts promotes appreciation of and participation in the performing arts to build, educate and inspire our vibrant,... Read More
4569 Lynwood Center Road Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA
About: When Jeff Brein washed up on Bainbridge Island with years working at Disney under his belt and a love for movies, he couldn’t live wi... Read More
515 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton, WA
History: In 1941, The Admiral Theatre, originally to be named the Rivoli, was constructed for an estimated cost of $250,000. In 1941, the Theatre... Read More
115 N Main Ave., Ridgefield, WA
About us Located in downtown Ridgefield, Washington The Old Liberty Theater is a performing arts venue dedicated to providing top-quality live pe... Read More
17200 North East Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA
1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA
WHO WE ARE: Magenta Theater Company (MTC) is a family-friendly community theater in Vancouver, Washington. Vancouver is already home to a number o... Read More
3909 Main Street, Vancouver, WA
We are the Slocum Players, the company formerly known as Slocum House Theatre. We have big plans for great things in our new home.The theater was t... Read More
1400 North East 136th Avenue #201, Vancouver, WA
Mission:Guiding people towards Christ through theater arts education. Read More
1433 Commerce Avenue, Longview, WA
Mission: Longview Stageworks mission is to produce high quality theater using professional artists and regional talent to create theatrical opport... Read More
18125 92nd Avenue North East, Bothell, WA
About Us: The Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation (NPACF) was established by Northshore-area residents (Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, and... Read More
2811 Bridgeport Way West #24, University Place, WA
Mission Statement: To provide quality, ballet-based, American contemporary and classical dance performance and ballet-based dance education, and to... Read More
1231 Vandercook Way, Longview, WA
Mission: To enrich the cultural lives of the people of the Lower Columbia region through the enjoyment of the performing arts, arts education, and ... Read More
123 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA
Mission Statement:  Our mission is to bring together leadership and resources to provide a performing arts center of excellence – one ... Read More
712 South First Street, Mount Vernon, WA
The Lincoln Theatre, a restored 1926 historic vaudeville & silent movie house in downtown Mount Vernon, presents a year-round schedule of conce... Read More
9924 Sunset Drive, La Conner, WA
Mission: To nurture the spirit of our youth by offering education and development of life skills through the creative process of performing ... Read More
226 West Center Street, Centralia, WA
Our History:Evergreen Playhouse was established in 1959 by a group of area citizens with a strong commitment to the theatre arts. This group of peo... Read More
655 Front Street, Lynden, WA
History:When the Dutch Village Mall was created in Lynden in 1987 by Jim and Carolyn Wynstra, and Judd Rinsema, it contained a 160-seat theatre nam... Read More
Show More
Select a Washington town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Columbia County
Garfield County