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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Purchase several performances together and you are eligible for a discount; for details and an order form, 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. Ticketholders can enjoy a 10% dining discount on the day of the performance only at several downtown Auburn restaurants.

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:

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Alive She criedMay 6, 2016, 8:00 PM

M77 Entertainment presents: Alive She Cried - the ultimate DOORS experience

If you never got to see the real Doors, this is as close as it gets!  With the use of the same vintage instruments that gave The Doors their unique sound, Alive She Cried has become known as one of the most authentic Doors tribute bands in the world.  Since forming in Lake Tapps, WA in 2013, the band has performed live on 99.9 fm KISW and shared stages with such bands as Candlebox, Filter, Randy Hansen, Hell's Belles, Zoso, Windowpane, and many more.

ASC recreates both the studio and live sound of the Doors to perfection.  Each song has it's own psychedelic HD video to go with it.  Long time fans will be reminded why it is that they love The Doors.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. Tickets available on Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site. For more information about this show call 206-354-7448 or email us.

carpenters May 07, 2016, 7:30 PM

Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band and performs some of her most memorable songs including "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", and of course "Close to You".

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/ senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

sleeping beauty May 14, 2016, 2:00 PM 

Sleeping Beauty
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Princess Beauty is a cutie, but being pretty doesn't cut it when you really want to slay dragons and find adventure.  Will Beauty get to be her very own hero - or will she be interrupted by a 100-year nap?  And will the Prince save her - or will she save him?  (this Storybook version isn't just for girls - the boys will love it, too!)

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

third stage May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM

Third Stage - Tribute to Boston
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Relive the Boston experience with Third Stage: A Tribute to Boston!!  Third Stage performs ALL of the band's biggest hits that blasted out of so many stereos, 8-tracks and cassette players back in the mid 70s and early 80s. Third Stage brings you the huge guitars, vocals, and of course, polyester that made Boston such a household name.  Yer gonna dig it!

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/ senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

comedy at ave May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/ senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

mary poppins June 5, 12 & 19, 2016, 2:00 PM
June 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2016, 7:00 PM

Auburn Community Players: Mary Poppins
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Set in 1910 London, Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. Don't miss this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical theater!

Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/ senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

shrek July 16 & 17, 2016, 2:00 PM
July 15 & 16, 2016, 7:00 PM

Shrek The Musical, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Tickets: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

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.