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Tickets & Information: 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 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.

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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ComedyFriday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Ave. 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.

We welcome Steve Gillespie, who will be our headliner for this show. Gillespie's act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona. His hilarity has earned him spots on Fox's Laughs, as well as Conan and Boston Comedy Festival. He was also a finalist in CMT's Next Big Comic. You won't want to miss this show!

Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

tribute***SOLD OUT*** Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Ted Vigil - A John Denver Tribute
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

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’s Greatest hits.

jugglemaniaSaturday, January 28, 2017,2:00 PM

Jugglemania
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

JuggleMania is catching. Rhys Thomas has it and uses his condition to make crockery fly and knives dance. Accompanied by STUNTEDDY (his “bear-devil” buddy) and some audience volunteers, Rhys will amaze and amuse with a unique blend of hilarity and dexterity. 

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM ; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

apacThursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00 PM

BYU - Living Legends
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th St. NE

Celebrating the native cultural heritage of North and South America and the South Pacific, Living Legends presents a vibrant spectacle of energy, music, costume, and dance. As they take the stage, talented performers of native descent capture the rhythms of Polynesia, portray the fascinating legends of Native American people, and dazzle the senses with the energy of Latin America. Both the lavish costumes and the intricate choreography are authentic representations of the showcase cultures.

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

tributeSaturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 PM

Kalimba - A Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire is considered by some as being the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba’s has been together since 2011 spawning from the dream of Lead Vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, started Kalimba with the vision of playing the music that he listened to growing up, Earth Wind and Fire. Since 2011, Kalimba has evolved to a 10 piece group with full horn section, performing the hits of Earth Wind and Fire.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Did you hear the one about the Priest, Rabi and the Pastor? No? Well get to Comedy Night at The Ave, and you just might! Once a month the Auburn Ave Theater presents three comedians in one night to keep you laughing all night long. Ages 18 and over only.

Tickets: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

apacSaturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Artrageous!
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th St. NE

IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!

Tickets: $25 regular; $22 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

concertSaturday, February 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

Duetto
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

DUETTO is a beautiful combination of two rich and vibrant voices. The full sound of this duo echos throughout each hall like a brilliant light expressing love, longing, and friendship. Both the operatic and popular numbers bring the audience to their feet again and again. Victoria Robertson and Bernardo Bermudez team up with their friend and amazing pianist, Vernon Snyder, to complete this fun filled, elegant, and inspiring act.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

comedy magicSaturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 PM

Trevor Watters and Lorena - Comedy Magic!
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Direct from headlining their own show at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California, and with a recent appearance on “Celebrities of Magic” Trevor & Lorena Watters have been perfecting their special kind of comedy magic entertainment and sharing it with the world. They tour across America and have fine-tuned their comedy magic performances while entertaining audiences of all ages. Winners of the F.I.S.M. North American Stage Magic Championship, Trevor and Lorena are truly “Two of a Kind"!

(Unfortunately, Steve the Pretty Good performance, is unable to attend. This event will be its replacement.)

Tickets: $8 regular.
Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

tributeSaturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Jethro Tull Experience
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Multi-Instrumentalist Paul Forrest has entertained audiences in the U.K. and Europe with his Jethro Tull tribute band for years. Now he brings this amazing musical experience to America. Backed by the best musicians, Paul recreates the sights and sounds of Jethro Tull bringing Ian Anderson to life to thoroughly entertaining his audience.

Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, March 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Ave. 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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

wolfSaturday, March 11, 2017, 2:00 PM

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Storybook Theater brings this truth-telling tale to life on stage. Shepherd-boy Sam is tired of watching sheep all day, and wants some excitement in his life. One day, he decides to shake things up by yelling "Help-a wolf!" just for fun. The villagers come running, only to discover that Sam has pulled the wool over their eyes.

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at
Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

showgirlSaturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Suburban Showgirl
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

This inspirational one woman tour de force was written by and stars Palmer Davis. Davis' Wendy Walker, a professional dancer, wife and mother of two, discovers that life hasn't turned out quite the way she had hoped. Twenty interesting characters dance their way into your hearts as Wendy Walker discover unexpected joys and the courage to carry on.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

celticFriday, March 17, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Gothard Sisters
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Since forming as a Celtic band in 2006, The Gothard Sisters  who are truly sisters  have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers. Join them to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the theater for a great evening of dancing, sing and incredible entertainment.

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, April 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Ave. 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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

taiko sjSaturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 PM

San Jose Taiko
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th St. NE

San Jose Taiko has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of Taiko, the Japanese drum. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the Taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in music and movement.

Tickets: $25 regular; $22 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

April 22 & 23, 2017, 2:00 PM
April 21 & 22, 2017, 7:00 PM

James and the Giant Peach

Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Brought to life on stage by the AveKids Theater camp participants, James & The Giant Peach will delight all ages. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, which rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. 

Tickets: $10 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at
Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 PM

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder Tribute
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Los Angeles/Las Vegas-based entertainer Sheldon Craig brings his new salute to the music of Stevie Wonder to the stage. Backed by the 9-piece Purple Phoenix Rock Band and two back-up vocalists, Craig will perform such popular hits as "For Once in My Life ", "Isnt She Lovely ", "You are the Sunshine of My Life ", and the title song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" among several others. 

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

trashFriday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 PM

Vocal Trash
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Described as, Glee Meets Stomp, Vocal Trash asks you to recycle your imagination as their urban themed Broadway style production delights audiences with a thrilling yet heartwarming experience. The show - world class singing, one of a kind instrumentation, light hearted comedy and award winning break-dancing. Vocal Trash tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance.

Tickets: $23 regular; $20 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

amanda baconSaturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Patsy Cline Tribute
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Amanda Lynn Bacon has been singing for audiences all over the US and Canada since the age of two. You may recognize Amanda as Ted Vigil's 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 they 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: $20 regular; $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

monthlymarqueeimageFriday, May 12, 2017, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave.
Auburn Ave. 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: $18 regular; $15 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.  

avekidsSaturday, May 13, 2017, 2:00 PM

A Little Mermaid
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Life underwater isn't easy for Sirena, a little mermaid who dreams of running and dancing. In this StoryBook version of Andersons classic, the audience decides whether Sirena should keep her legs or high-tail it back to sea.

Tickets: $8 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at
Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

actpJune 4, 11, 18, 2017, 2:00 PM
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2017, 7:00 PM

Hairspray
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire  to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior (At the door $20/$18). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-8:00 PM; Friday, 7:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online for Will-Call only pickup at Brown Paper Ticketslinks to external site.

July 14 & 15, 2017, 7:00 PM
July 15 & 16, 2017, 2:00 PM

Lion King, Jr.
Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world.  The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Tickets: $10 regular. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, ; Friday, 7:00 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.