Who are we?
ArtsWest produces artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination and use live theater as a powerful agent of change.
ArtsWest will be nationally known for high quality, cutting edge performing arts, will strive to provide arts education that enhances a deeper understanding of our world, and will support and celebrate local visual artists in exhibiting their work; a place where stimulating, engaging and thought provoking material is made accessible to a diverse population of artists and patrons.
ArtsWest acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people, the Duwamish People past and present. With gratitude, we honor the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with indigenous communities and serves just a first step in honoring the people and the land that we are on.
The ArtsWest Playhouse
ArtsWest’s theatre is a ¾ thrust, fully raked 149-seat house that is both intimate and spacious, providing all the advantages of a contemporary technical theatre. Excellent stage views are found in all of our seats as productions are staged to ensure that all of our audience is engaged. Because of our intimacy, our audiences are able to feel the immediate and personal access of the actors and the work they bring to our stage.
The ArtsWest Gallery
ArtsWest’s gallery is a C-shaped exhibition space [the open space in the “C” is ArtsWest’s theatre] that features work by contemporary artists from the Pacific Northwest region. The exhibitions, both solo and group, run concurrently with our mainstage productions. Learn more about the gallery here.