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August 6, 2021







(OLYMPIA, WA, August 6, 2021) The Washington Center is excited to announce a new season with audiences at full capacity for the first time since March 2020. This diverse season showcases exceptional artistry along with stories of humanity through the lens of performing arts. The season includes several performances which were impacted by the pandemic and have been rescheduled, as well as brand new performances.

The opportunities kick off with world-renowned series National Geographic Live: Mireya Mayor, holiday shows including acoustic performers from the multi-platinum selling album Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice, an evening with GRAMMY award-winning singer Judy Collins, American humorist David Sedaris, and our beloved series Comedy Underground, Black Box Jazz, and historic silent film series accompanied by the Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ.

Executive Director Jill Barnes shares, “We’re announcing our full season today, and tickets will go on-sale in waves.” Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at (360) 753-8586, in person at the Box Office, or online at “We are currently building back our staff in the box office and our marketing department,” says Barnes. “Selling tickets in waves is the best way to navigate internally at this time and to provide the best customer service possible to our patrons. We continue to ask for patience and understanding.”

FRIENDS of the Center and subscribers from the 19-20 season will have early access to purchase tickets as they go on sale. Additional performances may be added as artists establish touring schedules following the pandemic. Barnes shares, “There’s a lot of moving parts in our industry at this time,” says Barnes, “and the Washington Center is ready to adapt and bring opportunities to the region as possible.”

The reopening of the Center at full capacity is a true testament to the emotional power of the arts. As part of the Washington Center’s Capital Campaign announced in July, patrons will have the opportunity to experience a brand new state-of-the-art lighting system, complementing the updates of all of our backstage equipment including audio, video, rigging, and curtains. To learn more about the campaign, visit

Box Office Information:

  • Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
  • For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.

2021-2022 Performances

A full list of 21-22 season events is also available online.

Performance Date Time Public On-Sale Date*
National Geographic Live: Pink Boots and a Machete: Mireya Mayor Thu, 16-Sep-21 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW
Silent Movie Series: “Silent Kings of Comedy” Sun, 26-Sep-21 2:00 PM 8/13/2021
Waitlist available
Black Box Jazz Kareem Kandi Fri, 15-Oct-21 8:00 PM ON SALE NOW
Boogie From the Bayou
Featuring BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Fri, 29-Oct-21 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW
Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience Fri, 12-Nov-21 7:30 PM 8/20/2021
The Hip Hop Nutcracker Mon, 15-Nov-21 7:30 PM 8/13/2021
Seattle International Comedy Competition Thu, 18-Nov-21 7:30 PM 8/20/2021
Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice Wed, 1-Dec-21 7:30 PM 8/27/2021
God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special Fri, 3-Dec-21 7:30 PM 8/27/2021
International Guitar Night XXII Tue, 18-Jan-22 7:30 PM 9/3/2021
Comedy Underground Thu, 20-Jan-22 7:30 PM 8/20/2021
Black Box Jazz Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa Fri, 21-Jan-22 8:00 PM 8/13/2021
Pink Martini Mon, 24-Jan-22 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW
Ensemble Mik Nawooj Thu, 3-Feb-22 7:30 PM 9/3/2021
Black Box Jazz Max Hatt/Edda Glass Fri, 11-Feb-22 8:00 PM 8/13/2021
The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour Sat, 12-Feb-22 7:30 PM 9/3/2021
Comedy Underground Thu, 17-Feb-22 7:30 PM 8/20/2021
An Evening with Judy Collins Fri, 25-Feb-22 7:30 PM 8/27/2021
Ladies of Laughter Fri, 11-Mar-22 7:30 PM 9/3/2021
Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton: A Shorts Film Collection Sun, 13-Mar-22 2:00 PM 8/13/2021
Bessie, Billie, & Nina – Pioneering Women in Jazz Tue, 15-Mar-22 7:30 PM 9/3/2021
Comedy Underground Thu, 24-Mar-22 7:30 PM 8/20/2021
That Golden Girls Show! – a puppet parody Fri, 25-Mar-22 7:30 PM 9/3/2021
Koresh Dance Company 16-Apr-22 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW
Comedy Underground Thu, 21-Apr-22 7:30 PM 8/20/2021
Black Box Jazz Duende Libre Trio Fri, 22-Apr-22 8:00 PM 8/13/2021
An Evening with David Sedaris Tue, 10-May-22 7:30 PM 8/27/2021
The Center Salon Fri, 13-May-22 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW
limited seating available
“Perk up, pianist!” Sat, 21-May-22 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW

Limited seating available

The Temptations Thu, 9-Jun-22 7:30 PM ON SALE NOW
Comedy Underground Thu, 23-June-22 7:30 PM 8/20/2021


*FRIENDS of the Center and 19-20 season subscribers will have early access, typically 1-3 days


The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.



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