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Washington Center Black Box Theater

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360-753-8586

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The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is located in the heard of Downtown Olympia and is the premier venue for the Arts in the South Puget Sound. The entrance to the Black Box Theater is located through the far right doors as you face the venue.

Upcoming Events

August 2017
August 30 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

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September 2017
September 13 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

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October 2017
October 18 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

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October 27 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Steve Luceno

  For 45 years Steve Luceno has been involved in performing live music. His experience has mostly been in standard jazz, Caribbean music, and rhythm & blues. His original songs are…

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November 2017
November 6 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
November 15 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
January 2018
January 10, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
January 18, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: January

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for…

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January 19, 2018 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Dmitri Matheny

  Voted “Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, flugelhornist/composer Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of…

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January 25, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Blonde Poison

  Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured by Nazis. Offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she…

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January 26, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Blonde Poison

  Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured by Nazis. Offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she…

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February 2018
February 7, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
February 22, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: February

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for…

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March 2018
March 5, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
March 22, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: March

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for…

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March 23, 2018 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Climate Change

  Climate Change consists of four stylistically different, cutting edge musicians who come together to blend their creative influences into a statement musical harmony. Synthesizing these numerous influences into one, integrated…

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April 2018
April 12, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: April

  Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with friends, or a much-needed break from the typical…

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April 13, 2018 At 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

In the tradition of Parisian salons of old, we present an intimate evening of music, theater, literature, and art. Local and regional masters of visual art, the written word, and music…

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April 18, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
May 2018
May 10, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: May

  Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with friends, or a much-needed break from the typical…

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May 11, 2018 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Joe Mailhot

  Joe Mailhot’s original compositions are inspired by jazz masters like John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Albert Ayler, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as by modern European…

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May 21, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

Learn More
June 2018
June 14, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: June

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for…

Learn More