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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.

September 2019

Monday, September 9 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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October 2019

Tuesday, October 8 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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November 2019

Friday, November 1 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: LaVon Hardison

LaVon Hardison sings jazz standards, originals, and her own eclectic and compelling arrangements of popular songs. Equally at home at jazz clubs, corporate events, private parties, and sacred settings, LaVon uses her background in musical…

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Saturday, November 2 At 7:30 pm

In the Dark

On Halloween weekend, listen to the terrifying music of George Frederick Haas in total pitch-black darkness. This daring evening offers a rarely-performed work in an immersive sensory experience. THE TUNES Haas "in iij Noct." (In…

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Monday, November 4 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Monday, November 18 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

December 2019

Wednesday, December 4 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

January 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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
Thursday, January 9, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: January

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 10, 2020 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Greg Williamson

Greg Williamson is a jazz drummer, percussionist, composer, musical instigator, and keeper of the jazz flame.   Become a season subscriber today to receive up to 20% off this show!  Click here to choose your discount.

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February 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Thursday, February 13, 2020 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: February

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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March 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 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 unique,…

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Friday, March 13, 2020 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis is a well-traveled alto saxophonist and flutist who has created a vast and intensely stimulating body of music over the past four decades, and enlivened jazz scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to…

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Monday, March 16, 2020 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Friday, March 20, 2020 At 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

This popular event is like nothing else in Olympia and will sell out fast! Our 5th annual Salon draws you in to an inner circle of poets, authors, musicians, and artists. 2020 features Jim Lynch,…

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April 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Thursday, April 23, 2020 At 7:30 pm

“Perk up, pianist!”

Award-winning concert pianist Sarah Hagen changes gears in this stand-up (or rather, sit-down!) piano-filled comedy. “Perk up, pianist!” is a uniquely charming music and storytelling experience that takes you deep inside the world of a…

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May 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020 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 15, 2020 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Kareem Kandi

Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of jazz, blues, classical and funk, and has been performing throughout the U.S. and abroad for years, gaining attention from critics and…

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Monday, May 18, 2020 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020 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 unique,…

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Monday, June 15, 2020 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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