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Washington Center Black Box Theater

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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.

November 2018
Friday, November 2 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Anjali Silva

Anjali Silva has been recognized globally for her warmly sensuous voice. Her proficiency of world music genres, ranging from Brazilian to American jazz has allowed her to create music that is universal in its appeal.…

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Wednesday, November 7 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine – By Invite Only

This is an “Invited Final Dress” event. Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully…

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Thursday, November 8 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine

  Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings.

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Friday, November 9 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine

  Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings.

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Saturday, November 10 At 2:00 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine

  Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings.

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Saturday, November 10 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine

  Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings.

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Wednesday, November 14 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine – Pay What You Can

This is a “Pay What You Can” event. Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a…

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Thursday, November 15 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine

  Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings.

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Friday, November 16 At 7:30 pm

Saint Martin’s University Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine

  Almost, Maine by John Cariani, is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. This is a beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings.

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Monday, November 19 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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Tuesday, November 27 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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January 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box

Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater—a unique,…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Dan Balmer

Dan Balmer has long been considered one of the finest guitarists, composers, and educators in the Northwest. In 2009, Dan became one of only five musicians (and the youngest) to be honored with membership in…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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Saturday, January 26, 2019 At 3:30 pm

Workshop with Richard Louv

  Richard Louv will lead an intimate and interactive workshop in the afternoon before the main event. The workshop will focus on adults interested in engaging children in community-based outdoor learning, using ideas and activities…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater¬—a…

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February 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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March 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: March

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a…

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Friday, March 8, 2019 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Samantha Boshnack

  Whether creating sonic explorations with her 14-piece B’shnorkestra or fronting her own quintet, this composer and trumpeter walks a unique path. Contemporary innovators whose sense of rhythm and penchant for “letting loose” have been…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 At 3:00 pm

Pinkalicious Tea Party

  Join us after the show at 3:00 pm for more pink perfection! This special tea party will feature pink cupcakes and pink lemonade! Chaperoning adults are free, but do need tickets. This event is…

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Monday, March 18, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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April 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019 At 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

  Featuring poetry, short stories, theater, and music, this event is like nothing else in Olympia. Invest your heart and mind in a new experience as local and regional artists share a first look into…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: April

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 At 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: May

Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a unique,…

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Friday, May 10, 2019 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Bill Anschell

  Bill Anschell has studied, composed, and performed jazz piano across the country and around the world. In 2016 he was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient of the Earshot’s…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: June

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a…

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Learn More
Monday, June 17, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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
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