Welcome to the future home of

Sylvia Center for the Arts


A new home for local performing arts in Bellingham, WA

Located at 205 Prospect St in the historic Cascade Laundry Building in Bellingham’s downtown Arts District, SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS will serve Northwest Washington’s performing arts community with resources including two theaters, a café/bar, classroom/rehearsal spaces, nonprofit office space, and more, with accessibility and affordability as top priorities.

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Donate Today!

Want to support our mission of creating a new artistic home for a broad range of Whatcom County’s many small performing arts organizations?

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today!

UPCOMING EVENTS at SYLVIA CENTER


Stand & Resist Exhibition at Sylvia Center

Stand & Resist Exhibition | STAND.earth

Wed, March 29 @ 11:30 am6:00 pm

A ten-day exhibit of visual arts and one evening of live performances, showcasing local and regional artists who are exploring the intertwined issues of threats to the Salish Sea, climate change, and alternative futures.

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Stand & Resist Exhibition at Sylvia Center

Stand & Resist Exhibition – Art Walk Reception | STAND.earth

Fri, April 7 @ 11:30 am10:00 pm

A ten-day exhibit of visual arts and one evening of live performances, showcasing local and regional artists who are exploring the intertwined issues of threats to the Salish Sea, climate change, and alternative futures.

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Bellingham Music Film Festival After Party | Make.Shift

Sat, April 8 @ 8:30 pm10:30 pm

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Mia Solo Festival at Sylvia Center

Mia Solo Festival | iDiOM Theater

Thu, April 13 @ 7:30 pm

A three-weekend solo theater festival, featuring monologue, storytelling, poetry readings, and solo shows.

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New Works Festival | iDiOM Theater

Thu, May 4 @ 7:30 pm

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Older But Not Wiser | Dragon Tales

Wed, May 17 @ 7:30 pm

Dragon Tales Productions presents Older but Not Wiser, a tender and revealing musical play written by Andrew C. Backus and Christine Lilly Backus and directed by Earl Reid.

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The Emperor of the Moon | iDiOM Theater

Thu, June 8 @ 7:30 pm

iDiOM Theater’s first ever outdoor show: The Emperor of the Moon, a madcap 16th-century farce written by the world’s first female professional writer, Aphra Behn.

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