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Washington Center For The Performing Arts

Washington Center For The Performing Arts
512 Washington Street SouthEast
360-753-8585

Mission:

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is the principal performing arts resource for the South Puget Sound region.

The Washington Center's Principles

We will:

 - deliver diverse, affordable, high-quality performing arts programs;

 - support the artistic interests of performing arts groups within the region;

 - promote performing arts education in the south Puget Sound region for all age groups;

 - maintain fair and equitable community access to the Washington Center Performing Arts facility;

 - provide a well-maintained and contemporary performance center that is responsive to needs of audience and performer comfort, safety, and access;

 - operate in a fiscally responsible manner and form supportive partnerships with government, corporations, businesses, foundations, and individuals;

 - foster economic vitality, tourism and local development in the south Puget Sound region, and;

 - provide opportunities for staff to develop to their full personal and professional potential.

History:

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, South Puget Sound's largest performing arts facility, is committed to providing a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities for the residents of five counties. Located in the heart of Washington State's capital city, The Center has become a community gathering place, providing a focus for the performing arts unique to the region.

We present our own season of national and international touring artists from a broad spectrum of genres and styles. Our real purpose, however, is to provide the support services needed by the many local performance groups who call The Center home.

Opened in 1985, our facility has played host to thousands of events, with almost 2,000,000 people crossing our threshold. Our history did not start in 1985, however. The Washington Center is really the grandchild of the old Liberty Theater, a 1924 vaudeville house which stood on the same ground the Washington Center does today. The Liberty Theater was renovated and refurbished in 1948, becoming the Olympic Theater movie house. The Olympic was then taken down to just a few exterior walls in the early 1980's, and completely rebuilt as the Washington Center. While the building's facade still retains elements of the 1924 architecture, the interior is contemporary and modern.

The Washington Center building is owned by the City of Olympia, and the Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a private, not-for-profit organization with a long-term contract to operate The Center. We are a real success story in public/private partnerships, with each party bringing its strengths to the table.



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Upcoming Events at Washington Center For The Performing Arts

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Rise Up: The Hamilton Tribute Band

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 6:00pm
The Washington Center Main Stage
Olympia, WA
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Rise Up: The Hamilton Tribute Band

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Olympia, WA
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God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Olympia, WA
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Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 Years of Public Art Exhibition

Taimane Gardner

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Olympia, WA
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Taimane Gardner

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