Archived Events
Contact Info

The Washington Center
is located in downtown Olympia

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Contact us:

BOX OFFICE 360.753.8586
Tue-Sat 12:00-5:30PM

• Purchase Tickets Online »

WCPA Stage 1 Seating Chart (PDF)
Map / Directions »
Area Hotels & Accommodations »

Season Brochure
2014-2015 Season Brochure

Olympia Musical Theatre: Songs for A New World

Olympia Musical Theatre presents

Words & Music by Jason Robert Brown, Directed by Troy Arnold Fisher

August 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 PM
August 24 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Black Box

"Every song in the show is essentially about the same thing: those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes, in the form of the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a loved one, or the end of a marriage. But it’s even more about surviving those moments. It's about the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds. These are songs about that new world, a world in which the definitions of family, distance, money, technology, the very nature of human contact is changing every day, a world in which the rules don’t apply as often as they do, a world in which the solutions our parents found don’t work for us, and a world in which today’s answers probably won’t apply tomorrow.”
(excerpt from “Inside Songs for a New World” by Scott Miller)

Click to read more ...


Ballet Northwest: Young Choreographers Showcase

Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

Ballet Northwest’s Young Choreographers Showcase, now in its 3rd year, features 10 world premiere dances created by aspiring young choreographers. The dances range from ballet to modern to jazz and feature a wide array of music styles.  

Click to read more ...


A Slice of the Good Life

Pizza Klatch presents

Saturday, Sept 6th, 2014
VIP Reception at 5:30 PM
Gayla at 7:00PM
Performance at 8:30PM
Washington Center Main Stage

A Slice of the Good Life is the first annual fundraising "Gayla" to support Pizza Klatch, the Thurston County nonprofit that creates a safe school environment for LGBTQ youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer & Questioning). Featuring the musical talents of Vicci Martinez and The Righteous Mothers, along with a silent auction, wine and beer tasting, youth art show, and Panowicz Jewelers' balloon pop, this is an Olympia event not to miss. Come for the VIP reception to hear special guest speakers and enjoy delicious local catering. For more information and a sneak preview of auction items, visit:

Click to read more ...


Washington Street Block party

Friday, September 12 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Washington Street between 5th Ave and Legion Way

Rock around the Block! Friday September 12th 5p-9p. We will be celebrating our neighborhood and local businesses with live entertainment, food, and a scavenger hunt!

Click to read more ...


Friendship Force: An Evening with Rick Steves

Purchase Tickets

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage


Rick Steves – author of over 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the public television series, Rick Steves' Europe – believes that thoughtful travel expands our world view and shapes how we address the challenges confronting our nation. Having spent four months a year overseas for the last 30 years, Rick feels that travel helps us “challenge truths we were raised to think were self-evident and God-given.” His lectures, TV shows, and guidebooks have helped millions of Americans not only enjoy maximum travel thrills per mile, minute and euro…but become better citizens of our planet. Rick shares how the other 96 percent of humanity sees our nation and explores how his social activism has grown naturally out of his travel experiences. He’s fresh back from lots of travels and will be on hand after his talk for questions and autographs.

Click to read more ...


A Celtic Musical Pilgrimage to Santiago: Carlos Núñez

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Carlos Núñez has become Galicia’s foremost traditional music ambassador as he connects the musical tradition of his native Spain’s rugged northwest coast with that of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and beyond. While an amazingly versatile multi-instrumentalist, he is widely regarded as the most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia uniquely evocative of Celtic traditional music.

Whether recording with The Chieftains or performing with a symphony orchestra in a historical square, Carlos Núñez packs energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into his every performance.

Click to read more ...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9 »