A new home for
Whatcom County’s
performing arts

SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Sylvia Center is a new performing arts center in Bellingham, Washington. We provide affordable space for Whatcom County’s artists to rehearse, teach and perform, while also creating a central hub for arts audiences to discover and enjoy locally-created music, theater, and dance.

Learn more about our project in this video for our recently concluded Kickstarter campaign:

With your support, our Kickstarter campaign raised over $70,000 from nearly 600 backers in spring 2018 to help us open our ground floor facilities: a 150-seat main stage venue, the Lucas Hicks Theater; a 65-seat studio theater/rehearsal space; our entry lobby, which doubles as art gallery, box office, and bar; a second gallery/hang space; and new accessible restrooms.

We still have a lot of work ahead of us — your gift will help us continue construction and programming at the new arts center: donate today to help create a new home for locally-created performing arts in Whatcom County!

UPCOMING EVENTS


Fall Youth Acting Classes | iDiOM Theater

Tue, September 17 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm

A three-month introduction to our Meisner technique-based acting program for youth.

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Momentum Improv – Summer 2019 Session | Momentum Improvisation Lab

Tue, September 17 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

A seven-week improvisation class combining improv, mindfulness, and storytelling, for those with basic improv experience, taught by Upfront Theatre alumna Oona Sherman Cava.

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Brad Shigeta Quintet | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, September 18 @ 7:00 pm

Sylvia Center Resident Company Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents weekly jazz concerts in the Studio Theater every Wednesday night from September through June.

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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in Concert | Bellingham Folk School

Thu, September 19 @ 7:00 pm

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and brilliant Californian cellist, Natalie Haas, spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy.

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The Cody Rivers Show presents: BADERSON | The Cody Rivers Show

Fri, September 20 @ 6:30 pm

The Cody Rivers boys are back, and they’re bringing friends. Join Mike Mathieu, Andrew Connor and guests, for a group improv story performance.

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New Works: GODLIKE, by Rosalind Reynolds | iDiOM Theater

Fri, September 20 @ 7:30 pm

A comical spin on the events of The Odyssey, written by 2019 SERIAL KILLERS finalist Rosalind Reynolds, and directed by long-time iDiOM actor Christopher Coombs.

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Stuart MacDonald, with special guest Thomas Marriott | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, September 25 @ 7:00 pm

Sylvia Center Resident Company Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents weekly jazz concerts in the Studio Theater every Wednesday night from September through June.

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Jazz Walk 2019 | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, October 2 @ 6:30 pm7:45 pm

Two concerts on Wednesday, October 2nd, as part of Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center’s downtown-wide Jazz Walk!

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Naomi Moon Siegel Quartet | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, October 9 @ 7:00 pm

Sylvia Center Resident Company Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents weekly jazz concerts in the Studio Theater every Wednesday night from September through June.

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48hr Theater Festival #53 | iDiOM Theater

Fri, October 11 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for the the first ‘48’ of iDiOM Theater’s 2019-20 Season! A two-day festival of brand new short plays, all written, rehearsed and performed in one weekend — page to stage in 24 hours, twice!

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