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 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!


Fri, January 17 @ 7:30 pm | iDiOM Theater

The Revolutionists, by Lauren Gunderson

Our Lauren Gunderson reading series continues this weekend with a stage reading, directed by Rich Brown, of Lauren Gunderson’s “grand and dream-tweaked” feminist comedy The Revolutionists.

Thu, January 23 @ 8:00 pm | iDiOM Theater

DAVIS, by Dinah Lankerovich

The tragic death of Rutherford the cat unleashes a bizarre series of events in the life of his owner Nate, a struggling cartoonist. The world premiere of local playwright Dinah Lankerovich’s spiraling dark comedy.

Fri, January 31 @ 7:30 pm | iDiOM Theater

Serial Killers 2020

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!

Sat, February 1 @ 6:00 pm | Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

BE OUR GUEST: A Fundraiser for BAAY!

Join us for a festive evening to benefit Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, and support equal access to arts education in our community!


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