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Washington Center for the Performing Arts

address  512 Washington St. SE
 Olympia, WA  98501
cross street Fifth Ave. and Legion Way
phone (360) 753-8586
hours Box Office: Tue.-Sat. noon-6pm; 2 hours before showtime performance days

Upcoming Events

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia Winter Concert

Welcome to the podium Music Director and Conductor Cameron May for his first season with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. Mr. May has chosen a program for the Conservatory Orchestra with a wide variety of styles and genres, while highlighting Austrian, German, American, and Russian composers. From Beethoven to contemporary compositions and everything in between, don’t miss this exciting concert: Suppe's Overture to Poet and Peasant; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Op. 92: II. Allegretto; Dana Wilson's Shortcut Home; and Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien. The Brass Choir, Greg Allison conductor, will open the concert with local composer Scott Taube’s Fanfare for Dallas Blue. Their portion of the program will also include pieces by Mahler and Hanssen. Please join us Sunday, March 3, 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Online at or call the Box Office at 360.753.8586. Distinguished Sponsor: Olympia Federal Savings.
classical;live music;concert;classical music
Event Info: (360) 352-1438
Ages: All ages
Price: Tickets: $7-$16* | 6 and under free* | *plus a $3.00 Washington Center facility fee
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 • Sun 3/3/19 at 4pm-6pm 

2019 PNW Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

A cappella, Choral
What better way to enjoy the power and beauty of the human voice than an evening of first-rate a cappella. Harmony Sweepstakes is all about the purity of voice as the only instrument onstage, and the miraculous things that can be done with it. Enjoy performances by a variety of groups, all competing to win a trip to the National Finals. The PNW 1st place champs, 20/20, return as hosts.
Music;concert;a cappella;harmony
Event Info: (360) 491-3305
Ages: Kid Friendly
Price: $25
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 • Sat 3/9/19 at 7:30pm-10:30pm 

Up with People Live on Tour 2019

Variety Show
North Thurston Kiwanis Club presents Up with People’s newest production, Live on Tour. The performance focuses on our shared hopes for a better tomorrow and includes high energy international songs and dances, entertaining pop medleys, and original songs crafted to inspire people to make their own personal commitments to keeping hope alive in their communities. Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. The Up with People show benefits Kiwanis Day of Champions in Thurston County. Day of Champions is a yearly modified track and field event to support Kindergarten through 12th-grade students with special needs in self-contained classes. The event also supports scholarships for graduating seniors with special needs who have participated in Day of Champion events. Up with People is building a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world by empowering young people to be positive agents of change through action and the international, powerful language of music. Participants from 20 countries travel to a new destination each week and throughout this journey, they strive to impact communities through host family stays, cultural exchange and 1,000+ hours of community service generally impacting 2,500+ youth per week. Up with People’s time in the community culminates with a two-hour professionally produced show that inspires audience members to think about what they will do to keep hope alive in their communities. Click here for tickets and additional information: Dates 3/29/2019, 3/30/2019. Price Tickets: $57, $47, $32, $22.
Event Info: (303) 990-0626
Ages: all ages
Price: $57, $47, $32, $22
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 • Fri 3/29/19 - Sat 3/30/19 at 7pm-9pm 

A Really Big Shoe 13 starring the Brothers Four

Live Music in Bar/Club
13th annual benefit concert to raise money for the 2,212 homeless kids in eight local school districts and the thousands served by Community Youth Services...starring the folk-singing legends the Brothers Four in a special encore performance at the Washington Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019. In 12 years the A Really Big Shoe concerts have raised $307,000.
A Really Big Shoe;Brothers Four
Event Info: (360) 250-8413
Ages: All
Price: $40 - $30 - $20
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 • Sun 3/31/19 at 2pm-4:30pm 

Bach's Complete Cello Suites by Emerald City Music

Classical, Orchestral, Chamber Music
Emerald City Music is Olympia’s home for top-flight chamber music performances. Now in its third season, the series brings over 45 classical soloists and chamber musicians to Olympia from every corner of the globe. The six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are considered the Baroque composer’s most iconic set of chamber music. However, performing them in one marathon session is a bold and challenging feat for any cellist. British cellist Colin Carr returns to the Emerald City Music stages to conclude the season with this marathon full-evening performance of Bach’s complete Cello Suites.
cello;bach;orchestra;classical music;chamber music;live music;intimate show;Colin Carr
Event Info: (206) 250-5510
Ages: All Ages
Price: $28–$43 (students $10)
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 • Sat 5/25/19 at 7:30pm-11:30pm