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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: 

Mike StanleyFriday, 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.

Headliner: Mike Stanley. WRY, WITTY, CUNNING, AND CRASS Detroit native Mike Stanley is all of these things. He's pretty hilarious, but more than just coarse anecdotes about life, there's an enviable amount of heart and warmth behind Stanley's humor. Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it's not difficult to see why Stanley was named "Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian" in a Peoples Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader and "Best Detroit Comedian" by HOUR Magazine. Originally hailing from Detroit, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the Windy City of Chicago, Mike tours constantly, both domestically and internationally. Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to catch the man in action - this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out.

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.