Arts

As the center for the arts in South King County, Auburn's creative and diverse community results in an unusual mix of urban sophistication and small-town hospitality.

Public ArtCity of Auburn Arts Commission
The City of Auburn Arts Commission fosters cultural growth in Auburn through its various arts programs which include:

  • A growing public art collection
  • City Hall Gallery featuring artists from around Puget Sound
  • The Auburn Ave Theater
  • The popular BRAVO performing art series featuring acclaimed touring shows

Performing Arts CenterAuburn Performing Arts Center
The Auburn Performing Arts Center is a beautiful, state-of-the-art, 1,100-seat theatre, and the largest performing arts center in South King/North Pierce County. It is owned and subsidized by the Auburn School District No. 408 and located on the campus of Auburn Senior High School. The A.P.A.C. opened in April 1981 and caters to school district, community, and professional groups. It is also home to the Auburn Arts Commission's BRAVO! Series, the fully professional Auburn Symphony Orchestra, the Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant, Evergreen City Ballet's 'Nutcracker', and the annual Auburn Rotary Scholarship Show. The Center has been recognized as one of the top acoustical halls for music performance in the nation.

Auburn Riverside TheatreAuburn Riverside Theater
The Auburn Riverside Theater is a cozy, 400-seat theatre adjacent to Roegner Park along the Stuck River. It is owned by the Auburn School District No. 408 and was constructed in 1995 as part of Auburn Riverside Senior High School. The venue is an excellent concert space and provides an intimate 'living room' atmosphere, which works especially well for business meetings and small concerts.

Auburn Symphony OrchestraAuburn Symphony Orchestra
The Auburn Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1996 is a fully professional orchestra comprised of more than 60 musicians from Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and other Northwest orchestras. It is the largest professional symphony orchestra in the area, outside of Seattle. It is conducted by co-founder internationally recognized conductor Stewart Kershaw, recently retired music director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and is managed by a Board of committed music lovers. Its mission is to foster the joy of music in the region through performances of unsurpassed quality.

Theatre at Auburn MountainviewTheatre at Auburn Mountainview High School
Located on the campus of the new Auburn Mountainview Senior High School, the 400-seat Theatre at Auburn Mountainview was opened by the Auburn School District No. 408 in 2005. From the inviting charm of its classic art-deco motif to its exceptional acoustics, this beautiful new theatre provides the perfect setting for concerts and business meetings alike.

White River AmphitheaterWhite River Amphitheatre
Come see the White River Amphitheatre, the most state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue in the entire country:

  • Approximately half of the 20,000 seats are covered by the roof
     
  • Past features include: Farm Aid 2004, Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, Tom Petty,Toby Keith, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Coldplay, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Sting & Annie Lennox, Fleetwood Mac, Alan Jackson, John Mayer, Aerosmith and Cher among others

White River Valley MuseumWhite River Valley Museum
Discover White River Valley Museum, the best local history museum in the state, focusing on:

  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Pioneer Life
  • Immigration from Europe and Japan
  • Truck farming
  • Railroading
  • Building of towns throughout the area
  • Rotating exhibits change three times a year