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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 heart 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

November 2017
Saturday, November 25 At 7:00 pm

Gingerbread Village Social

  It’s time once again for SideWalk’s Gingerbread Village! As part Olympia’s annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration, the Gingerbread Village at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts has become a…

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Sunday, November 26 At 12:00 pm

Gingerbread Village

It’s time once again for SideWalk’s Gingerbread Village! As part Olympia’s annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration, the Gingerbread Village at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts has become a community favorite. Thousands of visitors…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Monday, 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
Thursday, 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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Friday, 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
Thursday, 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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Friday, 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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on Monday, 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
Thursday, 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…

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