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


East-West Alliance Septet featuring Jay Thomas | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, October 16 @ 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.

Learn more >

New Works: MIXTAPE, by Trevor Allens | iDiOM Theater

Thu, October 17 @ 7:30 pm

iDiOM Theater presents the second in this year’s New Works series of brand new locally written plays! The Serial Killers 2019 winner, Mixtape, by Trevor Allens, will return to our stage Thursday/Friday/Saturday, October 17–19 & 24–26 as a single full-length play, directed by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao!

Learn more >

Dylan Avila: ‘My Turn at Bat’ | IAj Multimedia

Fri, October 18 @ 8:00 pm

IAj Multimedia presents Seattle comedian Dylan Avila’s humorous and poignant true story about a man who (literally) laughed in the face of death.

Learn more >

Mike Allen Quartet | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, October 23 @ 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.

Learn more >

Becoming Magic Mike: An Action Adventure Comedy | Guest Show

Fri, October 25 @ 7:30 pm

Gleefully dumb and accidentally smart, Portland comedian DK Reinemer (formerly of Bellingham) sings, dances and roller-skates a preposterously skimpy plot about a straitlaced detective thrust deep undercover into the unfamiliar world of male stripping.

Learn more >

Momentum Improv Lab – Fall 2019 Session | Momentum Improvisation Lab

Tue, October 29 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

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

Learn more >

Charlie Porter Quintet | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center

Wed, October 30 @ 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.

Learn more >

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, by Alan Ayckbourn | iDiOM Theater

Fri, November 1 @ 7:30 pm

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 >

Stay

Be the first to hear about upcoming events and the latest project developments.

(100% secure, no spam, no B.S., unsubscribe anytime.)