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Washington Center Main Stage

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.

Upcoming Events

March 2017
March 25 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Youth Chorus: The Poet Sings

A concert featuring all five choirs of the Olympia Youth Chorus in celebration of the written word set to music. Ballet Northwest will be our special guests as we present, The Poet Sings, with selections…

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March 28 At 7:30 pm

Black Violin

Classic violin meets hip-hop Named after an album by African-American preeminent jazz swing-era violinist Stuff Smith, Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Accompanied by a drummer and…

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April 2017
April 2 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Ben-Hur

Each season The Washington Center presents a Silent Movie Series curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Mr. James provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from…

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April 8 At 7:30 pm

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Outback Odyssey

  Choral & Orchestral Music From Down Under Explore Australia with the choir! We’ll tour its vibrant musical landscape including works by modern Australian composers featuring a mix of traditional choral…

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April 10 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Master storyteller and host of Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for…

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April 14 At 7:30 pm

Under the Streetlamp

Featuring cast members of "Jersey Boys" and other hit Broadway musicals Under the Streetlamp, America’s favorite vocal group with 2 PBS top specials and legions of faithful fans, performs an electrifying…

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April 15 At 7:30 pm

Emerald City Music: Without Words

THE BEST OF OPERA, WITHOUT WORDS. For centuries, chamber music has taken much inspiration from the drama and grandeur of staged opera. Mozart – Kegelstatt for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Wagner…

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April 16 At 10:00 am

Reality Church Easter Service

Join Reality Church on Sunday, April 16 at 10am as we celebrate Easter. Our gathering will include music by the Reality Worship team and a special message from Pastor Paul Jones. Come early for coffee…

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April 23 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Summer Approaches

Featuring Ben Hodson, trumpet     Rossini Overture to William Tell Mendelssohn "Scherzo" from A Midsummer Night's Dream Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

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May 2017
May 5 At 7:30 pm

Lauren Fox: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen

A cabaret marriage of Mitchell & Cohen The affair of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen in the late 1960s only lasted a few months, but its resonance in the songs of…

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May 12 At 7:30 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale…

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May 13 At 2:00 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale…

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May 13 At 7:30 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale…

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May 14 At 2:00 pm

The Sleeping Beauty Presented by Ballet Northwest

  Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score sets the stage for the tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy, and the handsome prince who awakens Aurora from her sleep. The ballet culminates with fairytale…

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May 20 At 5:00 pm

Mrs. Washington America 2017 Pageant

  On Sale to the general public Saturday, April 1 at 12:00 PM.

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May 21 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Spring Concert

More information to come!

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May 23 At 7:00 pm

Wonderful Wurlitzer!

Sharon Stearnes returns to The Washington Center Main Stage for another night of pop tunes, classics and many standards you never knew could be played on the organ! Bring the whole family to celebrate the…

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June 2017
June 17 At 7:30 pm

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Musical Comedy Cruise

  Hijinks on the High Seas Join us as we set sail for our season finale with a Musical Comedy Cruise! Unpack your bags and settle in for many entertaining…

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