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Washington Center Main Stage

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.


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November 2021

Monday, November 29 At 6:00 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Studio West Dance Theatre

Join Studio West Dance Theatre’s return to the stage as we kick off the holiday season! Experience a whimsical trip to the Sugar Plum Kingdom where you will see magical dances come to life, with…

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December 2021

Wednesday, December 1 At 7:30 pm

The 35th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. GRAMMY-nominated singer, fiddler,…

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Friday, December 3 At 7:30 pm

God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special

God, dressed in an all new holiday power suit, returns to set the record straight and expound on everything from the beginnings of Christmas with Yule, Saturnalia and Winter Solstice, to holiday foods, Christmas carols,…

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Friday, December 10 At 7:30 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Northwest

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and…

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Saturday, December 11 At 2:00 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Northwest

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and…

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Sunday, December 12 At 2:00 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Northwest

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and…

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Friday, December 17 At 7:30 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Northwest

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and…

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Saturday, December 18 At 2:00 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Northwest

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and…

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Sunday, December 19 At 2:00 pm

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Northwest

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and…

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January 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 At 7:30 pm

International Guitar Night XXII

The incredible longevity of International Guitar Night continues with its 22nd Anniversary North American Tour, featuring Italian acoustic rock sensation Luca Stricagnoli, progressive fingerstyle guitarist Thu Le from Vietnam, Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo…

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Monday, January 24, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes

This event was previously scheduled for May 19th, 2021. The new date and time is January 24th, 2022 at 7:30. Tickets purchased for previous dates will be honored at the door.  “Pink Martini is a…

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February 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Classical hip-hop, hip-hop opera, hip-hopera – whatever you want to call it, it sounds incredible...and it is! Oakland’s Ensemble Mik Nawooj, led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, subverts expectations with a multi-genre crew of flute, clarinet,…

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Saturday, February 12, 2022 At 7:30 pm

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour

Who hasn’t heard of The Daily Show? The longest-running program on Comedy Central, this hysterically funny late night talk and news satire program has won 24 Primetime Emmy Awards since its inception. Now….4 brilliant Daily…

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Friday, February 25, 2022 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Judy Collins

Judy Collins has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a…

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March 2022

Sunday, March 6, 2022 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Winter Season Concert

SOGO Lead, Inspire, Perform, Repeat – Orchestrating lifelong participation in the Arts!   Distinguished Sponsor:  Olympia Federal Savings

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Friday, March 11, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Ladies of Laughter

This fest of funny femmes returns to the Center as the Ladies of Laughter comedy event has been a patron favorite with rave reviews! Expect big laughs, big fun, and a memorable night out. Back…

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Sunday, March 13, 2022 At 2:00 pm

Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton – A short Film Collection

With his famous deadpan humor, versatile Buster Keaton wrote, starred in, and directed a popular series of comedic short films in the early 1920s. Well known as a great acrobatic actor, Keaton made 19 silent…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Bessie, Billie, & Nina – Pioneering Women in Jazz

From the Jim Crow era-South through the turbulent 1960s, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone were among the most influential and popular singers of their times. Featuring three dynamic vocalists and backed by an…

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Friday, March 18, 2022 At 7:30 pm

HaHaPalooza 2022: A Comedy Showcase

This event was previously scheduled for September 18th, 2021. The new date and time is March 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date. Baurice Nelson Presents HaHaPalooza 2022.…

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Friday, March 25, 2022 At 7:30 pm

That Golden Girls Show! – A Puppet Parody

'That Golden Girls Show!' is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the…

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April 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Melissa Etheridge: One Way Out Tour

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Five years later, she hit her…

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Koresh Dance Company – La Danse

Koresh Dance Company's visit to Olympia has been rescheduled to April 16th 2022. Tickets for the original date will be automatically transferred to the future reschedule date. Koresh Dance Company was founded by Israeli-born choreographer…

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May 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with David Sedaris

Join bestselling author and NPR humorist, David Sedaris, for an evening filled with his trademark sardonic wit and incisive social critiques. As one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, Mr. Sedaris will regale you with tales…

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Spring Season Concert

SOGO Lead, Inspire, Perform, Repeat – Orchestrating lifelong participation in the Arts!   Distinguished Sponsor:  Capital Heating and Cooling

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June 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022 At 7:30 pm

The Temptations

This event was previously scheduled for June 10, 2021. The new date is June 9, 2022. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door.  The Temptations started serving up soul hits in…

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November 2022

Friday, November 4, 2022 At 7:30 pm

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

This event was previously scheduled for November 12, 2021. The new date and time is November 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date. Amazing tricks, big air stunts,…

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