Annex Theatre

This page is a profile of the theatre company. Venue profiles forthcoming.


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Annex Theatre is a collective of artists creating bold new work.


Founded: 1986 

Artistic leadership: Decisions are consensus-based; Artistic Director is Catherine Blake Smith  


Primary venue: Annex Theatre 


The below information is provided by the theatre company. (All material is condensed & edited for clarity.)


Overview: Mission / Vision  

Annex Theatre is a democratic collective of theatre artists dedicated to creating bold new work in an environment of improbability, resourcefulness, and risk. 


Key Initiatives 

Annex Theatre produces new work, including world premieres, Pacific Northwest premieres, generative work, and adaptations. The company is comprised of a group of volunteer actors, technicians, and producers who are dedicated to producing new work for artists who may not have the opportunity to be seen anywhere else in Seattle. In addition, any company member can have access to the theatre space to put on their own work during available days. 

Annex also hosts two long-running monthly variety shows: Spin the Bottle and Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery.



Annex Theatre incorporated on Bainbridge Island in 1986, and took residence in 1988 in a former dance studio on 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle, before moving to its current Capitol Hill home in 2007. 

Recent and upcoming shows include:

Queer, Mama. Crossroads, April 5-May 4, 2019

They/Them The Festival, May 31-June 29, 2019

The Neverborn, August 2-31, 2019 

Faeriestruck, October 25-November 23, 2019 


Statement of centering underrepresented voices & stories 

Does your company center underrepresented voices and stories in the work your company puts on? If so, how?

Yes, Annex factors how its work is doing so with every decision, especially season selection. 

Does your company center underrepresented voices in your decision-making processes? If so, how?

Annex either invites underrepresented artists into the room or commits to including the underrepresented demographics of the company members present for decision making. 


Statement of financial accessibility 

Every Annex show offers sliding scale tickets starting at $10, and at least two pay-what-you-can performances