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Downtown Olympia's Not-To-Be Missed March Live Theater Events!

A play? Live music? Or maybe comedy is more your thing?

We’re lucky to live in a city with a unique culture and variety of theatre and live performance options right at our fingertips! We hope you support the arts and the diverse offerings in downtown Olympia by attending one of these events offered in March – there’s many options to choose from and something to please everyone!  

March 8 was International Women’s Day; why not celebrate by laughing with Ladies of Laughter (LOL), featuring some of the funniest women in comedy today. These hilarious women have been chosen by audiences and entertainment industry executives at comedy clubs nationwide through the LOL Contest. As the biggest platform for women in comedy, LOL has served as a launching pad for many extraordinary women.



Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

512 Washington St. SE Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets: $30

Military discount available.

*Price above does not include the standard $3 Washington Center facility fee.

Tickets Here


Threads of Joy

Also at the Washington Center, The Olympia Youth Chorus will present “Threads of Joy” on Saturday, March 23. Please join them as their five choirs delight you with the feelings of joy through song. With the voices of the littlest singers singing “The Rainbow Connection” to our most advanced choirs with their focused tone and clean harmonies, we know you will enjoy this delightful concert!

Saturday, March 23, 4:00 p.m.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

512 Washington St. SE Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets: $$17, $10

Student and Senior Discounts available.

*Price above does not include the standard $3 Washington Center facility fee.

Tickets Here


Love hearing people’s stories? Come to StoryOly Olympia’s premiere Story Slam event, the third Tuesday of every month. Community members come together every month to share, compete and tell true stories based on a monthly theme. StoryOly aims to encourage and develop community engagement and connection through the medium of storytelling. The monthly theme of March’s event is “Overcome.” Come listen to some stories, or perhaps share one of your own!

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501

*All StoryOly events are a pay what you can with a suggested donation of $5-10.  They want events to be affordable for all members of the community and no one will be turned away if they can't pay. StoryOly also donates half of all ticket sales to local charities and non profits.


Check out Harlequin's production, Love and Information before the end of its run. In this fast-moving kaleidoscope by Britain’s “greatest playwright” Caryl Churchill, more than a hundred characters employ 57 scenes in just 80 minutes to try to make sense of what they know. In a departure from the standard 20+ ensemble, Harlequin will perform the 2012 West End hit with only 7 actors.

 

Friday, March 8 - Saturday, March 23: Evenings at 8:00 p.m. • Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

202 4th Avenue East

Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets: General $35 • Senior/Military $32 • Student/Youth $20 View our Seating Chart, or learn about Rush TicketsPay What You CanPride Night or Ladies' Night Out.

Tickets Here

 


Olympia Family Theater presents The Hundred Dresses. Inspired by a true story, The Hundred Dresses tells the story of a Polish immigrant Wanda Petronski whose classmates tease her. Wanda’s classmate Maddie realizes that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself. Maddie stands up to her classmates and makes an unlikely friend in the process. This play is a poignant tale of bullies and bystanders.

* Recommended for Age 7 and up

Friday March 15 – Sunday March 31 Evenings at 7:00 p.m. • Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

612 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets: Adult: $20 Student/Senior/Military: $16
Youth: $15

Tickets Here
 

 

 

 

 


The Olympia Film Society along with Broadway Olympia present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation - Directed by Pavlina Morris, Choreographed by Amy Elizabeth Shephard, Featured Choreographer Rico Lastrapes.

 

March 28 – March 31 7:00 p.m. doors / 8:00 p.m. show, March 30 & 31 matinees, 1:00 p.m. doors / 2:00 p.m. shows

206 5th Avenue SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets: $25 General Admission / $22 OFS Members *Tickets available online or at the box office (online ticket fees apply) 

Tickets Here


This month, The Washington Center presents Seven Things I’ve learned: An Evening with Ira Glass. Don’t miss this singular opportunity to see a master at work! Ira Glass is the creator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk, sharing lessons from his life and career of producing well-paced thought-provoking stories. During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live on stage, giving the audience an intimate glimpse into the creative process of one of America’s foremost storytellers.

 

Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

512 Washington St. SE 

Olympia, WA 98501

               

Tickets: VIP Tickets: $117 Event ticket PLUS admission to VIP Reception with Mr. Glass at 3:30 p.m. Regular: $20 Event Only, Special Engagement, cannot be applied to a subscription.

*Price above does not include the standard $3 Washington Center facility fee. 

Tickets Here

 

 

 


Le Voyeur Café and Lounge offers a variety of shows and performances for all ages. Stop by on Wednesday nights beginning at 6 p.m. for an open mic comedy night, Vomity.

 

Wednesdays: March 13, 20, 27, 9:00 p.m.

404 4th Ave E 

Olympia, WA 98501

Tickets: $10 


 


 

 

 

 

 
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