The Washington Center for the Performing Arts’ Box Office staff is always happy to help with ticketing, seating information, and more. Call us at 360 753-8586 or visit us during our normal business hours, Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00pm to 5:30pm and two hours before ticketed events. We look forward to talking to you and seeing you around The Center.

When is the Box Office Open?

To view our 2016 Holiday Hours, please click here.

The Washington Center Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday 12:00pm – 5:30pm AND two hours before any ticketed event.

Address: 512 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98501

Phone Number: 360 753-8586 then dial 1 to speak with a representative


The Box Office at the Minneart Center opens 2 hours before ticketed events, and the telephone number and email remain the same.


How do I purchase tickets online?

Having trouble purchasing tickets online? Please call our Box Office at 360 753-8586 or download this step by step guide.

Using mobile devices to purchase tickets is not recommended.

What if I cannot attend an event and have already purchased tickets?
Please contact our Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance

The sooner we know about your problem, the sooner we can find a solution.

For Washington Center Season Events

Tickets for Washington Center Presented events may be exchanged to other Washington Center Presented event (Excluding Special Engagements) in advance by mail, fax, phone, or in person, subject to availability.

There is a $3.00 exchange fee per ticket unless you are a member of our FRIENDS program.

For Artistic Partner & Rental Events

In general, ticket for Artistic Partner & Rental Events may be exchanged to another performance put on by the same organization. For example, tickets to a Masterwork’s production may be exchanged to other Masterworks productions but not to Washington Center or other Artistic Partner Events.

Please note that our Artistic Partners and Renters are entitled to set their own ticket exchange policy, which may differ from the general guidelines above. Always check with the Box Office before making plans.

There is a $3.00 exchange fee per ticket unless you are a member of our FRIENDS program.

All ticket purchases are considered final, and we do not issue refunds.
What do I do if I lost my tickets?

Tickets will always be replaced free of charge when lost or forgotten. Contact the Box Office during regular business hours to recover lost tickets.

What discounts do you offer?

The following discounts are available at most Washington Center Presented Events, but may not be available at some of our rental and Artistic Partner shows. To see if the following discounts are available, please contact our box office.

Seniors / 10% off / Available to all patrons 65 or older

Military / 10% off / Available to active, retired, or reservist patrons and one dependent

Student / 10% off / Available to all patrons 18 and younger or patrons of any age with valid student ID

Youth / 50% off / Available to all patrons 14 and younger

Student Rush / $10 tickets / Only available the day of an event, if purchased in person at the Box Office. Available to all patrons 18 and younger or patrons of any age with valid student ID

Group Discount / 15% Off / Available to groups of 15 or more. Please contact the Box Office to coordinate a group ticket sale.


What is the $3 Facility Fee, and is it only charged online?

As part of our agreement with the City of Olympia to maintain the facility of The Washington Center, a $3 Facility Fee is attached to every ticket for events occurring at both The Washington Center & The Minnaert Center at South Puget Sound Community College. This fee is incurred on all tickets.

These fees go directly to our “Repair and Refresh” fund to maintain the areas of the building the City of Olympia is not contractually obligated to maintain. Fees for tickets at The Minnaert Center go into Operational Funds for the Washington Center’s Box Office in that facility.

Do you have any accessible accommodations ?

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts makes every attempt to make our events as accessible as possible. Please view our helpful guide to accessible accommodations and contact our Box Office staff if you have questions or would like to make arrangements.

How do I redeem a voucher? What are "select Washington Center presented events?"

Congratulations on receiving a voucher to one of our upcoming events! To redeem your voucher, please contact our friendly box office staff during regular hours.

Please read your voucher carefully and redeem it in advance!


If your voucher is for a select Washington Center Presented Event, then it may be redeemed at any of the following productions:


Matt Andersen and Shemekia Copeland

Silent Movie: The Phantom of the Opera

Seattle International Comedy Competition

National Geographic Live: David Guttenfelder

Sing-Along Annie

International Guitar Night

National Geographic Live: Bob Poole

Brian Reed

Silent Movie: Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Tiempo Libre

God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus

Stephen Petronio Company

The Center Salon

Silent Movie: Charlie Chaplin Shorts

Las Cafeteras

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Call or visit the Box Office to make your reservation now!


Do you have a lost and found?

Our facilities are thoroughly cleaned after each event, and we do maintain and lost and found. If you have lost and item, please contact our friendly office staff during regular business hours.

My child is only 2 years old. Do they need a ticket?

Children age 2 and under do not need a ticket if they will be sitting on your lap. Children ages 3 and up will need a ticket in order to attend our events.

To download a map of the seats in The Washington Center main stage, click here.
To download a map of the seats in the Minnaert Center main stage, click here.