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September 8, 2020

Fall Release of Live Entertainment!

With an updated seating chart to accommodate physical distancing and new protocols for keeping safety a priority, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts has announced fall jazz and comedy shows that will be presented on the mainstage Theater. Usually at this time of year the Center would be announcing the 20/21 season, with touring…
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August 27, 2020

Red Alert! #WeMakeEvents

Performance venues, artists, and countless others who work in the entertainment industry have been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Live performances have been completely halted and stages across the U.S. have gone dark. Because our business is rooted in large group gatherings, we were one of the first industries to be completely shut down (early…
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July 27, 2020

THE 2020 CENTER STAGE VIRTUAL GALA RAISES $61,500 AND GROWING

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts held the 5th Annual CENTER Stage Awards & Gala last night – though in a virtual format to accommodate the current day pandemic. The free-to-attend online experience was hosted by Olympia’s beloved Ann Flannigan. The Washington Center is proud to announce that thanks to the very supportive and…
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July 7, 2020

The 2020 Center Stage Gala GOES VIRTUAL on July 23

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will transition this summer’s annual gala to an online experience. The CENTER Stage “Virtual” Gala will be available for all for free by tuning in to the YouTube live event at 7:00 PM on July 23. This free-to-attend online experience is hosted by Olympia’s beloved Ann Flannigan, and…
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June 12, 2020

2020 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship Recipient

Lovina Andersen receives 2020 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship Each year the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia Washington awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Thurston County, who plans to study and pursue a career in the arts. The scholarship was endowed by former Washington Center Board President Sally Anacker, who…
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