Spokane’s vibrant theatre scene offers something for everyone’s tastes, from new family comedies to classic Shakespeare tragedies. Check out award-winning professional and community theatre as well as excellent productions by our area colleges.
Spokane Civic Theatre has received dozens of awards at the local and national level, including “Most Professional Theatre” and “Best in Nation” from the American Association of Community Theatres Festival, the Inlander Reader’s Poll Best 2008-2009 Local Play or Musical award, the Spokesman Review’s Critic’s Choice Awards Best Actor award, and the Inlander “Spokie” Outstanding Drama award. Spokane Civic has been serving up outstanding community theatre for over sixty years, performing everything from grand musical productions and classic works to intense new dramas. The 339-seat theatre is located right across from the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena.Spokane Civic Theatre
1020 N. Howard Street, Spokane, WA 99201
Interplayers Professional Theatre
Founded in 1980, Interplayers is Spokane’s first resident professional theater. Now in its 29th season, it has received numerous awards in recent years, including the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine’s Silver Award for Best Theater, two Spokane Arts Commission Arts Awards, the City Voice Award for Spokane’s Finest Theatre/Stage, as well as many awards for the company’s individual actors/actresses. The 2009/2010 line-up features two plays from Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, a country western musical, a Tony Award winning play, and more! Interplayers is located in the heart of the historic Davenport district in downtown Spokane in an intimate 253-seat performance theater. While you’re there, browse the adjacent Gellhorn Gallery, which features local artists’ exhibits.
174 South Howard, Spokane, WA 99201
Eastern Washington University’s Theatre Program stages classic to modern productions at the campus theatre in Cheney, WA, just twenty minutes from downtown Spokane. Go to the Theatre website for this year’s schedule.EWU Theatre Program
210 Theatre, Cheney, WA 99004
Gonzaga University Theatre is performed in the newly renovated Harry & Colleen Magnuson Theatre, northeast of downtown Spokane.This season’s line-up features an awe-inspiring performance of dance, music, and poetry (Weaving Our Sisters’ Voices) as well as classic plays and readers’ theatre.Harry & Colleen Magnuson Theatre
502 E. Boone, Spokane, WA 99258
Whitworth University Theatre features two annual main-stage productions, the Festival of One-Acts, touring theatre performances, solo theatre, and a musical every other year.Cowles Auditorium
Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Spokane Falls Community College Drama Department performs three to seven major productions each year, always including at least one classic, in the 212-seat Spartan Theatre.SFCC Spartan Theatre Building 5
3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224