Loading Events
Back to Events

Washington Center Main Stage

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

Click here for Box Office Information

Click here for Contact Information

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.


To download a map of the seats in The Washington Center main stage, click here.

September 2019

Friday, September 27 At 7:30 pm

Led Zepagain

Celebrating 30 years, Sony recording artists Led Zepagain captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.  Jimmy Page says, "It's as close as you'll ever get to…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

October 2019

Tuesday, October 1 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Los Lobos – 45th Anniversary Show

A night no Los Lobos fan will want to miss! The band's wordsmith Louie Perez once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, October 6 At 7:30 pm

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

This nostalgic and immersive concert-style theater show with full live band chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings to their…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, October 13 At 3:00 pm

Corrective Lenses

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” The OSO opens the 2019-2020 season with a concert called “Corrective Lenses.” The main work is Shostakovich’s greatest symphony, his Tenth (1953), written in the…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Thursday, October 17 At 7:30 pm

Che Apalache

From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Che Apalache is bringing their Latingrass style to Olympia. Blending South American music with Bluegrass, Che's repertoire ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a capella mountain gospel songs. This is part…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Saturday, October 19 At 7:00 pm

“Shake, Rattle & Rock”

Hey, you hot-rodders, let’s agitate the gravel with some Shake, Rattle, and Rock starring the Olympia Jazz Senators and their guests Saturday, October 19, 7pm at the Washington Center in hipster Olympia. You’ll have a…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Friday, October 25 At 7:30 pm

California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries! The two hottest guitar trios in America meet on stage for a unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’ of original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

November 2019

Saturday, November 2 At 2:00 pm

National Geographic Live: Social by Nature: Ronan Donovan

Chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas are among the most charismatic of the social mammals we know—besides ourselves. They’re also under threat. Join biologist turned photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about the incredible similarities we humans…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Thursday, November 7 At 7:30 pm

Warren Miller’s Timeless, presented by Volkswagen

PRESALE August 20-25, Click on Buy Tickets above and enter Promo Code. The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Friday, November 8 At 7:30 pm

The Lonely – Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison

With hits of The Traveling Wilburys and Everly Brothers The Big O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions and dark emotional ballads.  From 1960 to ’64 Roy Orbison landed 22…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Tuesday, November 12 At 7:30 pm

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses

Pilobolus invites you to Come to Your Senses! Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by utilizing…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, November 17 At 3:00 pm

Seeing is Believing

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony is the centerpiece of this “Seeing is Believing” concert, and this household favorite will be enhanced on the big screen…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Wednesday, November 20 At 7:30 pm

Taj Mahal Quartet

Taj Mahal brings his heart and soul to the stage with traditional country blues and Afrocentric roots music. He takes a global fusion approach to his sound, weaving in reggae, R&B, gospel, and Hawaiian slack…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Thursday, November 21 At 7:30 pm

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Laugh your night away with the 40th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition! For one night only, Olympia will play host to the semi-finalists who have survived the preliminary rounds as they face off in an…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

December 2019

Sunday, December 1 At 7:00 pm

Derik Nelson & Family – Home for the Holidays

U.S. Cultural Ambassadors and sibling trio Derik Nelson & Family returns to their hometown for a very special main stage debut at the Washington Center. Derik Nelson & Family's HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS concert features…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Thursday, December 5 At 7:30 pm

Jim Breuer: Live and Let Laugh

Saturday Night Live - Half Baked The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller – who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” - is hotter than ever, a global touring…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Monday, December 23 At 7:00 pm

Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the holidays with the Olympia Symphony! This new concert will feature traditional favorites, seasonal classics, and audience-participation carols. Join us for a heartwarming evening of music and cheer, perfect for sharing with family and…

Learn More

January 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Mavis Staples

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” soul/gospel legend, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and civil rights icon Mavis Staples continues to be a vocal sensation of…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, January 12, 2020 At 2:00 pm

Dan + Claudia Zanes

GRAMMY Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook, Dan Zanes’ House Party! A Family Roots Music…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Thursday, January 16, 2020 At 7:00 pm

An American in Paris

Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite fresh-from-Broadway production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “'S Wonderful,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Friday, January 31, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along

Join us for our annual sing-along and costume contest! Witness the Oscar winning movie on our big screen while belting out Queen's hits with your friends and family. Featuring Olympia's favorite and outrageous emcee Lauren…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

February 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020 At 7:30 pm

The Naked Magicians

AGES 18+ With a Las Vegas residency, a season on London's West End, and seen in 250+ cities across the globe... Australia’s The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show! Witnessed by over 50…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, February 9, 2020 At 3:00 pm

Jazz-Colored Glasses

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” For the first concert in 2020 the Olympia Symphony returns to the “Roaring 20s” with jazz-inspired, Broadway-blockbuster works by George Gershwin: An American in Paris (complete with…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Friday, February 14, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Silent Movie: Lucky Star

A powerful romance starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, known as “America’s Favorite Lovebirds.” World-class theater organist Dennis James brings the film to life on our historic 1924 treasure: The Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ. Make…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Friday, February 21, 2020 At 7:30 pm

The Good Humor Men

Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, and The Daily Show) join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Saturday, February 22, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Looking for Tiger Lily

Portland drag performer Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi brings a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling, drawing from Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed” through song, dance, and video. This is truly a unique…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

March 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Ladies of Laughter

acaLOL is returning to the Washington Center after rave reviews! If you missed this all-female stand-up tour last season, now is your chance to get on board with this highly entertaining comedic experience. Expect big…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, March 8, 2020 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The film that vaulted Lon Chaney into stardom for his portrayal of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell ringer living in the towers of Notre Dame. World-class theater organist Dennis James brings the film to life on…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, March 15, 2020 At 3:00 pm

From Teacher to Pupil

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” Two Classical-period masterpieces are featured on the OSO’s March concert, titled “From Teacher to Pupil” — Haydn’s final symphony and Beethoven’s last concerto. Beethoven traveled…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, March 22, 2020 At 2:00 pm

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, and athletic feats with high energy excitement from beginning to end! It’s not just a show, it’s an interactive experience for animal lovers of all ages! All the…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, March 22, 2020 At 6:00 pm

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, and athletic feats with high energy excitement from beginning to end! It’s not just a show, it’s an interactive experience for animal lovers of all ages! All the…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Saturday, March 28, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Koresh Dance Company – La Danse

Koresh Dance Company was founded by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Roni Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, Koresh has been hailed internationally. This production is a tender, joyful, passionate and…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

April 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Meow Meow

Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized, inspired, and terrified audiences globally with unique and outrageous creations. A modern-day cabaret songstress, the spectacular crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne has been called nothing short of "sensational."   Become a season…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Friday, April 17, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Boogie From the Bayou

A double bill featuring the best in Cajun & Zydeco music! BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience bring the sounds of New Orleans to Olympia. "Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!"…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Sunday, April 19, 2020 At 3:00 pm

Da-Da-Da-Daaaah!

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, so the OSO will be playing a piece by Beethoven on every concert during the year.…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
Saturday, April 25, 2020 At 6:00 pm

Derina Harvey Band

This Celtic rock group has a rocky, rhythmic undertow layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped with powerful vocals and storytelling. This high-energy live show offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

May 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Pink Boots and a Machete: Mireya Mayor

A former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Fulbright scholar, television correspondent, and field biologist who discovered a new species of lemur in Madagascar, Mireya Mayor energizes audiences everywhere. She offers a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and…

Buy Tickets
Learn More

June 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020 At 7:30 pm

The Temptations

The Temptations started serving up soul hits in the 1960s and founding member Otis Williams is still going strong on stage with singers Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr. The Temptations'…

Buy Tickets
Learn More
+ Export Events