Guide to Olympia Theaters

Rick Pearlstein as Prospero and J Benway as Caliban in OLT's The Tempest

Rick Pearlstein as Prospero and J Benway as Caliban in OLT’s “The Tempest”

The Olympia area hosts a wealth of local theatrical companies, all of which showcase the work of professional actors, noted directors and outstanding scenic and technical design. Nearly every weekend of the year, you can enjoy a live stage show in the Olympia area!

If you enjoy live onstage entertainment, Olympia provides plays for families (Olympia Family Theater), world premiere drama and outstanding musicals (Harlequin Productions) Shakespearean tragedy and comedy (Animal Fire, Harlequin), theater workshops for young people (Creative Theatre Experience, Pacific Northwest Theater, Olympia Family), classic and new drama in a black box (Olympia Little Theater) and experimental and cutting-edge theater for all ages (Theater Artists Olympia). Details on each playhouse are provided below, in the OLY ARTS theater guide.

 

Live Theater in Olympia

Daphne’s Dive at Olympia Little Theatre

Theatre Review by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Olympia Little Theatre’s latest show is...

2019 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship Announced

By Billy Thomas The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, one of Olympia’s...

CINE•FILES: Howl’s Moving Castle

By Ellis Boran Howl’s Moving Castle is about a girl named Sophie Pendragon who has her...

CINE•FILES: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

By Ellis Boran I’m Ellis Boran, and it is a pleasure to start my own film review...

Sharon Stearnes and the Wonderful Wurlitzer

By KAREN LUNDE Back in the mid-1920s, the Liberty Theatre, a vaudeville house, contained...

Raising a Glass to Life’s Misfits

By Karen Lunde Comedian Drew Carey once said, “Oh, you hate your job? … There’s...

Thereby Hangs a Tale

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Lacey will soon have its own theatrical troupe. Artistic director...

Other People’s Lives

By Alec Clayton Tumwater High School is presenting a student-written play, “Other...

Brian Jansen and Kathryn Philbrook in Much Ado About Nothing at OLT

Olympia Little Theatre: Oldest Theater in Town

Incorporated in October 1939, Olympia Little Theatre is the oldest live theater in...

Harlequin Productions

Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company at the State...

Olympia Family Theater

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is dedicated to bringing...

Creative Theatre Experience (CTE)

Creative Theatre Experience (CTE) has offered unique opportunities to students in first...