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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM-9:00 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Purchase several performances together and you are eligible for a discount; for details, view ticket and ordering information.

Many of the performances sell out, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets to a performance. Seating at the Auburn Avenue Theater is on a first come, first served basis. The Theater is open one hour prior to the start of a show for box office ticket sales and 30 minutes prior to the start of a show for seating.

Rental Information: If you are interested in renting The Auburn Avenue Theater for your live performance or event, please contact Jim Kleinbeck, Theater Operations Specialist, at 253-804-5057 to schedule an appointment.

Location and Directions: Auburn Ave Theater | 10 Auburn Avenue, Auburn, WA | Map itExternal link

Upcoming Performances for 2017-2018 Season: 

Jessica MichelleFriday, February 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.

Headliner: Jessica Michelle Singleton. Internationally touring comedy phenom, Jessica Michelle Singleton has gained worldwide fans with her live headlining performances and debut comedy album “Please. Don’t. Leave. Me.” which reached #1 on iTunes ahead of veteran comedians such as Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan. The album was considered for the "Best Comedy Album" Grammy. Jessica Michelle is a Paid Regular at The World Famous Comedy Store and the idiot host of her popular podcast, "Ignorance is #Blessed". She can be heard regularly on Sirius XM and has been a featured guest on Playboy TV's "Talking Dirty" and Ari Shaffir’s “Skeptic Tank”. JMS was the first English speaking female to perform at the prestigious Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland. From there, she was appointed their inaugural Ambassador for the U.S. & Canada for the #Jokenation International Showcase which launched in December 2015 and features comedy giants from all over the world. She has created a unique style of comedy using a rapid-fire steam of consciousness delivery that combines deeply introspective observations and unparalleled vulnerability through personal stories from her real life coupled with ideas from what some people refer to as a hyperactive, weird and slightly deranged imagination.

Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Borrowed Time logo_smallSaturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
Borrowed Time - Styx Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Revel in huge harmonies as Seattle based band, Borrowed Time, brings you the music of STYX. This 5-member band plays the greatest hits of one of the biggest bands of the 70s. Borrowed Time digs playing the music of STYX; if you miss hearing these great songs, and you want to relive your first memories of bell bottoms, perms, and halter tops, this band is for YOU!

Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Borrowed Time - Styx Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

tribute_Hellsbelles__sm1_smallSaturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 PM
Hell's Belles - AC/DC Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Hell’s Belles are first and foremost dedicated AC/DC fanatics. Part of a huge community of devotees to one of the greatest Rock & Roll bands in the world, this is who they all are, and this is what Hell’s Belles strives to deliver with mechanical precision and passionate fury. Endorsed by Angus Young himself (Blender Magazine, 2003), HELL'S BELLES are the closest one can get without making the move to Australia and joining AC/DC's road crew. Join us for this high-energy performance!

Tickets: $24/$21. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Hell's Belles - AC/DC Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

ron-stubbs small image_smallSaturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30 PM
Ron Stubbs - Rock 'n Roll Hypnotist
Auburn Avenue Theater

If you’re looking for an old fashioned, outdated boring show…well my friends…THIS ISN’T IT. But if you ARE looking for a modern, fast paced, laugh a minute, mind bending performance …then you have found the right place! So buckle up tight Sparky and hang on…it can be one wild ride. Take all your preconceived notions of what a hypnosis show is supposed to be and toss them out the window. It’s like nothing you have ever seen before….that’s because it’s much more than your typical hypnosis show…it’s OUTRAGEOUS!

Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Ron Stubbs - Rock 'n Roll Hypnotist print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Geoffery Castle_smallSaturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 PM
St. Patrick's Day with Geoffery Castle
Auburn Avenue Theater

With a live band, Irish dancers and lots of Celtic Fiddling, electric six-string Violinist Geoffrey Castle fearlessly brings the violin back to center stage with virtuoso showmanship and a 21st century attitude. He is a pioneer on the electric six-string violin. A theme of Castle's career is to destroy people's pre-conceived notions of what is possible on a violin, which he does every time he takes the stage. Join Geoffrey for his high energy St. Patrick’s Day Concert!

Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for St. Patrick's Day with Geoffery Castle print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Marcus JugglerSaturday, March 24, 2018, 2:00 PM
AVEKIDS: Marcus Does Juggling and Comedy...Oh My!
Auburn Avenue Theater

Marcus's show is filled with laughter, fun, comedy, juggling, tricks, and hilarious audience participation. Including: stand-up comedy, juggling balls, juggling clubs, yo-yo tricks, catching a bowling ball with his face, manipulating boxes, juggling ping pong balls using nothing but his mouth, musical interludes, prop comedy, an egg, and a death defying balancing/ knife juggling act, this is an unbelievable show that you won't forget!

Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Marcus Does Juggling and Comedy...Oh My! print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

tribute_Invisibletouch_smallSaturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
Invisible Touch - Phil Collins & Genesis Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

For an entire generation Phil Collins music moved our hearts and touched our souls. His lyrics were real and honest as he put his heart on display, and we were drawn into his world. Invisible Touch is a collection of Seattle musicians whose lives were touched by that music and the man behind it. So join us, as we take you back to a time when hits like “In the air tonight“, “Invisible Touch”, “Sussudio” and “Don’t Lose My Number” poured through our car speakers and became more than songs, they became memories. Invisible Touch is committed to faithfully recreating the hits that made Phil Collins a legend and his music legendary.

Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Invisible Touch - Phil Collins & Genesis Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus _Stephanie_smallSaturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30 PM
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Please note: show is at the Auburn Performing Arts Center

Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. They  have produced over a dozen Off and Off-Off Broadway shows, custom performances for special audiences, and all-ages family productions. Bindlestiff adds a contemporary twist to the grand traditions of American Circus.

Tickets: $24/$21. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Bindlestiff Family Cirkus print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

AveKids_ALICEJR_LOGO_4C_smallApril 20 & 21, 2018, 7:00 PM
April 21 & 22, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Junior Players: Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr. print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM
Poets on the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater
Celebrate National Poetry month with us as local and regional poets generously share their talents.
Tickets: FREE

tedvigil_smallSaturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

TICKET ARE SOLD OUT

Ted Vigil is a singer, songwriter and John Denver tribute artist extraordinaire. He has wowed crowds, sells out theaters nationwide and has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. Joining him on stage are a group of professional musicians and the very talented singer Amanda Bacon. Join us as Ted performs many of the hits of John Denver.

Patsy Cline Tribute_smallSaturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Amanda Bacon - Patsy Cline Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater

Amanda Lynn Bacon has been singing for audiences all over the US and Canada since the age of two. Her love of music shines through with her powerful vocals and soulful harmonies. You may recognize Amanda as Ted Vigils incredibly talented back-up singer. She finally has a show of her own paying tribute to one of the pioneers of the country music industry, Patsy Cline. Join Amanda and her band as the do some of  Patsy’s greatest hits, Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy. This is sure to be a great night of music.

Tickets: $21/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Amanda Bacon - Patsy Cline Tribute print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30 PM
Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater

Comedy Night at the Ave will keep you laughing all night long as three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only.
Tickets: $18/$15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Comedy at the Ave print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

rapunzelSaturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 PM
AVEKIDS: Rapunzel
Auburn Avenue Theater

Neither long locks of hair nor large locks on towers are enough to keep a rainbow-haired maiden from trying to follow her dreams. Can our hair-oine escape from her tiny room-with-a-view, or will she be trapped in her tower forever? Come and share the joys of live theater to your children!  Performed by Storybook Theater.

Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Rapunzel print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

shrek-logo_smallJune 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
June 3, 10 & 17, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Players: Shrek The Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Pre-sale Tickets: $16/$13 ($21/$18 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Auburn Community Players: Shrek The Musical print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

AveKids_BeautyBeastJR_LOGO_4C_smallJuly 13 & 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
July 14 & 15, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Junior Players: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater

Can the Beast learn to love, and be loved?  This classic story of  transformation and tolerance tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr. print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee. 

BringItOn_Full_Stacked_4C_smallJuly 27 & 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
July 28 & 29, 2018, 2:00 PM
Auburn Community Teen Players: Bring It On
Auburn Avenue Theater

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships.

Tickets: $16/$13. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for Auburn Community Teen Players: Bring It On print-at-home tickets. All tickets subject to $0.75 processing fee.

About the Auburn Avenue Theater:
For over 30 years, the Auburn Avenue Theater has presented a diversity of live performances, including Broadway musicals, mystery theater, children's theater, and concerts. The Douglas family, producers of the fine dinner theater featured at the Auburn Avenue Theater for over 20 years, leased the venue to the City of Auburn to continue operating as a performing arts space. In 2007, The City of Auburn reopened the venue, expanding this time-honored tradition of live, quality performing arts, variety entertainment, children's shows, dance and music, right in the heart of downtown Auburn.

History in the Making:
The theater building itself is over 80 years old, however, the first structure to occupy the property over 100 years ago was a carriage house for horses. When the automobile replaced horses as the major mode of transportation, the building was entirely reconstructed as the city's bus depot. New owners converted it to a movie house in the 1940s and continued operating it as such until the mid-70s, when it underwent yet another conversion, this time as a performing arts theater venue.

For more information about the Auburn Avenue Theater, please contact Jim Kleinbeck, Theater Operations Specialist, at 253-833-5678.