Performance Calendar

Looking for what’s happening around town? We’ve got you covered — with theatre, dance, and more.

We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.


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Hosting a show you don’t see listed? Send details, link, and production or rehearsal/promo photos to nwtheatre.org at gmail.com for consideration. Listings are currently limited to theatre, dance, and select comedy/variety shows at theatre companies in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties.

 

Aug
11
Thu
Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Aug
12
Fri
Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Aug
13
Sat
Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

Aug
14
Sun
Want – The Shattered Glass Project @ Center Theatre (Seattle Center)
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Barbara Lindsay
Directed by Maureen Hawkins

When love is like a flame, what could possibly put it out?

Middle-aged couple Ruby and Early are happy in their new marriage (for starters, the sex is amazing!). Sure, they’re struggling with unemployment and numbingly dull manual labor, but they have each other and they’ve just moved into a new apartment. Then the next-door neighbor pays them a call …

The Shattered Glass Project is proud to present the world premiere of a stirring play about the impact that poverty and jealousy can have on love. “Want” is the first in-person presentation by TSGP of a play from the developmental reading workshop series.

The Shattered Glass Project is a theatre company with the mission to amplify the voices of theatre artists who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender or sex, including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine/trans-feminine folks, by providing unique opportunities to create and grow professionally.

Location: Seattle Center Armory, lower level

Note: opening postponed from July to 8/4.

Tickets ($0-$55, sliding scale available for all) here.

 

The Play’s the Thing – Burien Actors Theatre @ Marvista Park (Normandy Park)
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm

By Ferenc Molnar
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Rachel Rene

The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandor tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his ‘actors’ to take the stage – but will Albert fall for it?

This ‘play-within-a-play’ technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere ‘acting’ blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; show info here.

 

Aug
16
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Aug
19
Fri
14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) (ASL interpreted)
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

The 7pm performances are listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard)
Aug 19 @ 9:30 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

Aug
20
Sat
14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) (ASL interpreted)
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

The 7pm performances are listed as ASL interpreted. As always, please check with the theatre to confirm that has not changed.

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – Outdoors @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 pm

The namesake festival returns with a single weekend in Salmon Bay Park, with free admission!

14 plays will be written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and premiered in 48 hours — and audiences can enjoy these premiers while soaking up the beautiful Seattle summer weather. This event is free to the public and does not require a ticket.

Location: Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl, in Ballard)

Free, no tickets required; show info here.

Aug
21
Sun
The Play’s the Thing – Burien Actors Theatre @ Des Moines Beach Park (Des Moines)
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm

By Ferenc Molnar
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Rachel Rene

The story revolves around Albert, a young composer of a new show, and the playwright, Sandor. When Albert unexpectedly arrives to see his fiancée, Ilona, he heartbreakingly overhears her sharing her affection with another man, Almady.

Sandor begins to rewrite reality to save Albert from heartbreak and thus save his new show. Through clever misdirection, Sandor tries to make it seem this incident was just dialogue in a play and begins to prep his ‘actors’ to take the stage – but will Albert fall for it?

This ‘play-within-a-play’ technique will leave you laughing out loud as the lines between reality and mere ‘acting’ blur. The clever use of this technique leads you down twists and turns that set up the hilarious finale.

Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; show info here.

 

Aug
23
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Aug
30
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Sep
6
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Sep
13
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Sep
20
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Sep
27
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Oct
4
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Oct
11
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Oct
18
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Oct
25
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Nov
1
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Nov
8
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Nov
15
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Nov
22
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Nov
29
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
6
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
13
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
20
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.

Dec
27
Tue
The Comedy Nest @ The Rendezvous (Seattle – Belltown)
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Comedy Nest is a womxn-focused comedy show and open mic, with half of open mic spots reserved for womxn. The Comedy Nest is a supportive, heckle-free environment to try out new material. All comedians, new or seasoned, agree to abide by a hate-free policy.

A featured comic, usually a great out-of-towner or a local favorite, closes out the show with a longer set. Come out, laugh, and support the Seattle stand-up scene.

Every Tuesday night at 8ish // doors at 7:30. Pay what you choose, with a suggested donation of $10. 21+.

Show info here.