Whatcom County’s home for locally created performing arts
Sylvia Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, community-oriented performing arts center in Bellingham, Washington
Sylvia Center offers affordable space for Whatcom County’s artists to rehearse, teach, and perform, and provides a central hub for arts audiences to discover and enjoy locally-created music, theater, dance, and more.
Our facilities include: the Lucas Hicks Theater (our 125-seat Main Stage performance space); a 50-seat Studio Theater; the Prospect St Art Gallery (which serves as gallery, lobby, box office, and bar); and accessible restrooms, with plans for for a coffee shop to be added in 2021.
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NOTICE: Proof of Vaccination
or Negative Test* Required for Attendance
(* within 48 hours of performance)
As a performing arts center, our entire industry is rooted in creating opportunities for human connection. It’s been a year, y’all, and we’ve missed having audiences in our space. During the rehearsal process, our actors and crew work together to bring something magical to our audiences. One COVID-19 exposure for our actors can shut down the entire run of a production. We are asking lovers of live performing arts, whether under the lights or in the seats, to do their part to keep theater alive in Bellingham.
As a company, our crew is making these commitments to you:
- Our performers and crew are all fully vaccinated.
- Our performers will be masked when they are not under the lights on stage.
- Our crew members will be masked.
- Performances will continue to have a reduced seating capacity.
- Our cleaning routine follows the best practices outlined by the CDC.
In turn we ask our patrons to do their part to care for our performers and each other by:
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth at all times.
- Providing proof of either completed vaccination or a current (i.e. within 48 hours of performance) negative test to our box office staff upon entry.
Sylvia Center is thankful to the following for their support:
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