A new home for
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!
Summer Rep: AN ILIAD, by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare | iDiOM Theater
Our final FREE outdoor theater production in the 2019 Summer Rep! AN ILIAD ends the summer season looking back at the events that started it all. Homer’s epic story of Achilles and Hector is masterfully retold by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. A remount of iDiOM’s 2017 production, this time outdoors in the open air amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park.Learn more >
In concert: Choro das Três! | Sylvia Center for the Arts
An acclaimed Brazilian instrumental folk music group on their U.S. tour. Sisters Corina (flute), Lia (7-string guitar) and Elisa (mandolin), along with their father Eduardo (tambourine), are the Choro das 3.Learn more >
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in Concert | Bellingham Folk School
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.Learn more >
The Norman Conquests: TABLE MANNERS | iDiOM Theater
Set in an English country house, Alan Ayckbourn’s “cryingly funny trilogy” follows six characters during a disastrously hilarious weekend of eating, drinking and miscommunication, exploring the disappointments bubbling beneath the surface as their dreams of love and fulfillment go awry.Learn more >
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