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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 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 Ave for your live performance or event, please contact Jim Kleinbeck, Theater Operations Specialist, at 253-833-5678 to schedule an appointment.

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

Upcoming Performances:

Date & Time Show information
April 12,
7:30 PM 

randylinderccr 

Randy Linder's CCR Tribute
Randy Linder's authenticity shines through with the visual resemblance, the voice, the lead guitar style and even the rockin' blues harp played by John Fogerty in some of those early CCR hits. You will walk away from this show with a renewed interest in a singer/songwriter who played a huge role in shaping American music culture.

Tickets: $17 Regular; $15 Student/Senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets

April 18,
7:00 PM

April 19,
2:00 PM

April 19, 
7:00 PM 

willywonkajr 

Ave Kids: Willy Wonka Jr.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. tells the zany musical tale of Willy Wonka and his challenge to the children who love his chocolate. This version will be bright, charming, and full of laughter for the entire family. Join Willy Wonka and his staff of Oompa Loompas as they lead ticket winners Charlie, the gluttonous Augustus Gloop, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, television junkie Mike Teevee, and spoiled-rotten Veruca Salt through a maze of chocolate rivers, life-lessons, and laughs.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets

April 25,
8:00 PM 
 

FreeFourthFriday - Airplane! (PG; 1980)
An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley. Free tickets available at the door only, doors open one hour prior to showtime. Limited to 250 people. 

April 26,
7:30 PM 

april comedy
Brad Upton 

April Comedy at the Ave
Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians in one night to keep you laughing all night long. April headliner is Brad Upton. A past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Brad has toured with Joan Rivers and for the past seven years opened for the legendary Johnny Mathis. He was seen recently at Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. He has headlined from Anchorage to Miami as well as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. His new CD entitled, "Brad Uptonogood" is heard frequently on Sirius/XM radio.  

Tickets: $17 Regular; $15 Student/Senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

May 1,
7:30 PM 

byusingers 

Held at
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E St. NE, Auburn

BYU Singers
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E Street NE

Blending creative staging and vocal arrangements in an innovative framework, the Brigham Young University Singers present a captivating performance of vocal music.  Performed by 40 Graduate and Undergraduate students, the program ranges from classical to international folk music and Broadway show tunes which enthralls audiences of every kind.

Tickets: $15 Regular; $12 Student/Senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

May 3,
7:30 PM 

grooveforthought 

Groove For Thought
The seven singers of Groove For Thought have been amazing audiences away for over ten years. Performing classic tunes in a jazz style unlike anything you've ever heard, the group combines the swinging style of The Manhattan Transfer with the smooth sounds of Take 6.

Tickets: $20 Regular; $18 Student/Senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets

May 10,
2:00 PM 

snowwhite 

Ave Kids: Snow White
The Queen is decidedly unhappy. With Snow White in the picture, the Queen is no longer the "most beautiful in all the land." Whatever shall she do? Hilarity ensues when the banished Snow White meets the Dorf Family - 7 brothers (played by 3 silly actors.) Can the Dorf brothers keep Snow White safe and out of the Queen's way? Performed by Storybook Theater and Adaptation by Lani Brockman - Music & Lyrics by Susan Bardsley

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

May 16,
7:30 PM 

monthlycomedy 

May Comedy at the Ave.
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Comedy Night at The Ave, of course. Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians in one night to keep you laughing all night long. So don't head to Seattle or Tacoma when can head right down to the Ave for great regional comedy. Recommended for ages 18 and older.

Tickets: $17 Regular; $15 Student/Senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets

June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21
7:30 PM

June 8, 14, & 21
2:00 PM

 

seussical 

ACP: Seussical the Musical
The Cat in the Hat will be visiting the Auburn Avenue Theater, and bringing with him the musical Seussical the Musical based on Dr. Seuss's best loved stories. The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this performance adapted from the Broadway version.

Tickets: $14 Regular; $12 Student/Senior (pre-sale price only); $17/$15 at the door. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

July 18 & 19
7:00 PM

July 19 & 20 
2:00 PM

 

highschoolmusical 

Ave Kids: Disney's High School Musical
Disney's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage! A jock and a brainiac decide - against their friends' wishes and to the dismay of the school stars (a drama queen and her twin brother) - to audition for the high school musical. Featuring all the songs from the popular Disney TV movie, along with an expanded storyline, entertaining new songs, and electrifying choreography all live on stage! Go Wildcats!

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.  

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.