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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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January 2022

Monday, January 24 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 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 5 At 7:00 pm

BYU Young Ambassadors Present “Thank You for the Music”

  In the BYU Young Ambassador’s show “Thank You for the Music” the performers take you through a journey of the music and dance that have inspired thousands throughout the years. Combining elaborately choreographed contemporary…

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Saturday, February 12 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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Sunday, February 13 At 3:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Music Director Finalist Concert #1: Alexandra Arrieche

The first concert of our Music Director Search Series features conductor Alexandra Arrieche. "Alexandra Arrieche possesses an innate talent for moving adeptly between musical genres. Alexandra commands a wide range of musical leadership skills, engaging…

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Wednesday, February 16 At 7:30 pm

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson’s influence can’t be overstated. Everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne has covered his music. Thompson picks up his guitar for this solo performance and…

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Friday, February 25 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 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Winter Season Concert

Welcome to SOGO live and in person. This season we are CELEBRATING being together and bringing you talented young musicians from the South Sound area performing great works of orchestral literature. The March concert under…

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Friday, March 11 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 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 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 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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Sunday, March 20 At 3:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Music Director Finalist Concert #2: Kelly Kuo

The second concert of our Music Director Search Series features conductor Kelly Kuo. “Praised as ‘a leader of exceptional musical gifts, who has a clear technique on the podium and an impressive rapport with audiences,’…

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Friday, March 25 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

Friday, April 1 At 7:30 pm

The British Invasion – Live on Stage

  The Beatles marked the beginning of a cultural phenomenon in the 60’s known as the British Invasion. Hear the music and see how it impacted art, fashion, literature, changing the very essence of pop…

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Monday, April 4 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 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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Members of the Derina Harvey Band pose with rolling green hills in the background.
Saturday, April 23 At 7:00 pm

Derina Harvey Band

Derina Harvey leads the award-winning Celtic Rock group, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb). With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, Derina’s vibrant personality takes…

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Sunday, April 24 At 3:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Music Director Finalist Concert #3: Zoe Zeniodi

The third concert of our Music Director Search Series features conductor Zoe Zeniodi. “Hailed by the press as the ‘ingenious Greek maestro’ and ‘Ms Dynamite’, Zoe Zeniodi is known for her passionate and intense performances…

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May 2022

Tuesday, May 10 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 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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Sunday, May 22 At 3:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Music Director Finalist Concert #4: Adam Johnson

The final concert of our Music Director Search Series features conductor Adam Johnson. “Thrilling audiences at the top levels of the Canadian music scene, award-winning Canadian conductor Adam Johnson has been praised as ‘an exciting…

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June 2022

Thursday, June 9 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 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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