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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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Zoltan KaszasFebruary 12, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Headliner: Zoltan Kaszas. 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.

Belle StarFebruary 13, 2016, 7:30 PM

Belle Starr
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

How the West was won plus one plus one: meet Belle Starr, the talented trio of Stephanie Cadman, Kendel Carson and Miranda Mulholland. Uniting three of Canada's top fiddlers, their show presents a cleverly curated collection of top-quality tunes blended with step-dancing stomping out the rhythm. Showcasing their impeccable taste in modern music Belle Starr puts their twist on the old time folk resurgence, tuning their fiddles to the more recent past.

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.

sinatra February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM 

A Valentines with Sinatra & Friends
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Joey Jewell's "Tribute to Sinatra and Friends, Valentines Show" is the closest thing to the big show in the Las Vegas Copa Room that you can experience in the Northwest. Sign up for the Sweetheart package for two (prime seating, drinks, flowers, light appetizers, and chocolates) and experience a Valentines date to remember.

Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student/ senior; $90 sweet heart package (prime seating, drinks, flowers, light appetizers, and chocolates for two). 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.

jack and the beanstalk February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM 

Jack & The Beanstalk
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

In real life, Jack is frightened of everything except the adventures in his head. But when given the choice to stay home and dream, or explore the world a giant beanstalk has to offer, Jack decides to climb the beanstalk and have a real-life adventure of his very own.

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.

second sting February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM

Second Sting - Scorpions Tribute
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

The Ultimate Scorpions Tribute is a rock & roll time-machine straight to the heart of the 80's, complete with spandex and hairspray. This fun, high-energy rock show pays homage to every era of the Scorpions...with a focus on their 80's hits. It will rock you like a hurricane!

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.

Invisible Men of HonorFebruary 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

Invisible Men of Honor: The Legend of the Buffalo Soldiers
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

To commemorate Black History Month, the City of Auburn presents a special screening of Invisible Men of Honor. This show is FREE to attend. Space is limited. Please bring items for donation to the screening. These daily essentials will then be distributed as "Blessing Bags" to local residents in need.

Suggested Donations: Socks, Toothbrushes, Dental floss, Deodorant, Body wash, Fleece throws, Hand sanitizer, Shaving cream, Disposable razors, Combs/brushes, Rain poncho, Pocket tissues, Deck of cards, Pocket mirror, Flashlights with batteries, Antibacterial ointment.

heart by heart 2 February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM

Heart by Heart
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

When it comes to Heart By Heart, expect some very skilled dedicated musicians, including original HEART members Mike Derosier and Steve Fossen, who love, respect and honor the songs and historical significance of the music of HEART. Driven to recreate the songs of HEART, while bringing the essence and purity of the group back to the stage, Heart By Heart was created to offer fans the unique experience that only those who were actually in the original band could offer.

Tickets: $25 regular; $23 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.

Eric Ode's Pirate ShowMarch 05, 2016, 2:00 PM

Eric Ode's Pirate Show - Yo Ho!
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Climb aboard! We're settin' sail for high seas adventure! Join award winning songwriter, author, and poet Eric Ode and his first mate Anthony Rat for a musical tale of sharks, storms and hidden treasure.

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.

wild child March 05, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Wild Child
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue            

Wild Child is a high-energy tribute to female rock 'n roll which and takes you on a fast-moving ride through some of the best female rock and roll hits of all time! You will hear your favorite songs from Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Blondie, The Pretenders, Sheryl Crowe, Halestorm...just to name a few. There is something for everybody!

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.

michael tomlinson March 12, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Michael Tomlinson
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Widely known for his friendly concerts, funny stories and warm, goodwill onstage Michael Tomlinson performs his own songs ranging in styles from folk and pop, to jazz and rock.  His melody-rich songs speak to the heart and focus on community and humankind.

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.

broadway hit musical March 18 & 19, 2016, 7:30 PM 

Broadway's Next Hit Musical
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

The hilarious Broadway's Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show.  Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter.  The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical.  Don't miss the next great American musical - it could be written by 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.

Drake WithamMarch 25, 2016, 7:30 PM

Comedy at the Ave
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Headliner: Drake Witham. 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.

just one look March 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

Just One Look - Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Crowned greatest female vocalist of the 1970's, Linda Ronstadt's career has spanned four decades, 30 studio albums, 15 compilation/greatest hits albums, and 38 Billboard Hot 100 Singles. Her music style included popular, rock and folk music, and later in her career traditional Mexican songs. Please join us in paying tribute to Linda's musical career.

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.

Glenn Miller April 2, 2016 7:30 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th Street NE

With its unique jazz sound, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Formed in 1956, the orchestra has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. This amazing concert last stopped in Auburn in 2012 to a sold out crowd, and you can see this amazing group as it stops again in Auburn for one-night only!

Tickets: $22 regular; $20 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.

 *Please note the performance is at the Auburn Performing Arts Center

stunt dog

April 9, 2016, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM 

Stunt Dog Experience
Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th Street NE

This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning to end. As part of this show, you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs - big air jumps, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and amazing athletic feats.

Tickets: $15 regular; $12 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.

 *Please note the performance is at the Auburn Performing Arts Center

comedy at ave April 15, 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.

peter pan April 23 & 24, 2016, 2:00 PM
April 22 & 23, 2016, 7:00 PM

Disney Peter Pan, Jr.
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John, but when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a magical story for all ages.

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.

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.