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 the center in this video for our 2018 capital 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!
Sun, February 23 @ 3:00 pm–5:00 pm | Guest Event
Are you a nice person who just wants to meet another nice person? This event is for you!
Thu, February 27 @ 7:30 pm | Guest Show
Kris Delmhorst is an American songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist. She has released six full length records on the respected indie label Signature Sounds, as well as a panoply of EPs, side projects, and collaborations.
Thu, February 27 @ 8:00 pm | Guest Show
Master Vermont storyteller/monologist (by way of Queens, NY) Dennis McSorley’s new work Typhoon Of Tenderness traces a life from brightness and success to despair and darkness. Dennis will take you on a journey he knows all too well. Musician Steve Goldberg’s sound score adds to the mood and emotions traced.
Sat, February 29 @ 7:30 pm | iDiOM Theater
SERIAL KILLERS is an annual, five-weekend tournament of serial plays, with multiple teams competing for the audience’s mercy (and cash prizes). Participating teams all perform a new episode of their five-part serial play each weekend, and the audience “votes off” teams each weekend until the Week Five finale, when a winner is crowned!
Sun, March 1 @ 7:00 pm | Guest Show
An evening of modern fingerstyle guitar featuring Calum Graham (Toronto, ON) & Sean Hall (Bellingham, WA).
Fri, March 13 @ 7:30 pm | iDiOM Theater
iDiOM Theater brings a brand-new three-play adaptation of the Norse epic The Saga of the Völsungs to the stage at Sylvia Center for the Arts! Odin, dragons, a cursed ring, werewolves, a divine sword that only a worthy warrior can pull from where it has been thrust… all inhabit this legendary tale of a line of Viking kings through the generations.
Sat, April 25 @ 7:00 pm | Guest Event
Join us for the kick-off of the long-awaited album release tour for Erin Corday’s breathtaking fifth album Where The Body Is — finished almost 9 years ago and just now being released this year to the U.S. and abroad.
Thu, May 7 @ 8:00 am–5:00 pm | iDiOM Theater
“…a validation of the human experience, and of the triumph of life over death. Gunderson’s gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it.” The final entry in our 2019–20 Lauren Gunderson Series is a full stage production directed by WWU’s Rich Brown.
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