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The Washington Center
is located in downtown Olympia

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

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Washington’s State Art Collection

 The Washington Center Gallery presents

Showing: January 8 - February 29
Reception: January 22 at 6:00 PM

Washington state is home to one of our nation’s oldest and largest public art collections. The Center Gallery is collaborating with ArtsWA’s Art in Public Places program to bring selected works from the State Art Collection to the Washington Center!


Portland Cello Project: Beck, Brubeck, and Bach

A Washington Center Presented Event

Friday, February 5th at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

Since the group's inception in 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country.Performing on Prairie Home Companion, at symphony halls, and in punk rock clubs from coast to coast, the group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines. With a repertoire now numbering over 1,000 pieces of music, no two shows are alike.

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The Center Salon: Writers Workshop

Saturday, February 6 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Washington Center Black Box

Poet Brian McCraken and playwright Bryan Willis team up to lead a workshop open to writers of all disciplines who would like to try a ten-minute play or poem or something that combines the best elements of both forms. Writers need to be ready to experiment, explore, and play! Discussions will commence with how to get started writing, then writing, and also reading their work.

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The Center Salon

A Washington Center Presented Event

February 6 2016 at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Black Box

In the historical tradition of Paris salons, we present an intimate evening of music, theater, literature, and art. Featuring the work of several Olympia-based artists, including Jim Lynch, Bryan Willis, Patty Kinney, Cindy Weinberg, Joanne Clarkson, Brian McCracken, Nathan Barnes and Becky Knold. Proceeds benefit The Washington Center’s Education fund!

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Comedy in the Box

A Washington Center Presented Event

Thursday, February 11th at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Black Box

Six nights of laughter are headed your way! Our intimate cabaret-style seating puts you right in the middle of each riotous night of comedy. These evenings are 21+ and a great getaway from the stress of the week. All shows feature a headlining act and two opening performers and a full bar available throughout the evening. Some performers are more blue than others, and with a new lineup every month, you never know what will be headed your way!
Interested in the full Comedy in the Box Series? Go “All-In” for just $105.60 for all six shows!* *All-In packages are available until January 13th, and must be purchased through the box office.

This performance is for patrons 21 and older.

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TUSH! Burlesque presents Reign of Love  

Friday February 12 at 8:00PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Celebrate the power of love with TUSH! and very special guests Iva Handful (Seattle) and Boom Boom L’Roux (Seattle). Valentine’s Day in Olympia wouldn’t be the same without TUSH! and we are taking our annual show over the top and around the block. Enjoy a fabulous evening of opulent, glamourous and hilarious entertainment…perfect for date night, (or anti-date night!) and stag/hen parties; group and Military discounts are available!

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