Spokane residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from stage plays to fine arts, the symphony and more.
Bing Crosby Theater
901 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201 509-227-7638
The Bing Crosby Theater, originally the Clemmer Theater, opened in 1915. The 744-seat neoclassical theater has a rich history. Originally used as a silent film house, it was built in the first wave of the “movie palace” tradition with dazzling lights, murals and an elaborate acoustical shell over the stage. It is one of only a few of the early movie palaces still in existence. Today, the theater is used for a variety of performances, including ballets, film festivals, orchestras, musicians and more.
The Blue Door Theatre
815 W. Garland Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205 509-747-7045
The Blue Door Theatre is an improvisational theater company, featuring themed shows and improv classes for youth and adults. Performances are held Friday and Saturday. Visit the website for more information on tickets, class schedules and more.
The Knitting Factory Concert House
919 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201 509-244-3279
Founded in 1987 with clubs in Brooklyn, Reno, Boise and Spokane, the Knitting Factory presents live concerts featuring new, cutting-edge bands as well as old favorites. The Knitting Factory’s new restaurant, the District Bar, is adjacent to the concert house and near both the Bing Crosby and Fox theaters.
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201 509-624-1200
Opened in 1931, the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox is home to the Spokane Symphony and several other local performing arts organizations. Performances include ballets and shows by various orchestras, symphonies and musicians. The 1,600-seat theater was reopened after extensive renovations in 2007. Renovations restored much of the theater’s original art deco charm, including its stunning wall murals, detailed ceiling and the original hand-painted fire curtain.
Spokane Civic Theatre
1020 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201 509-325-2507
One of the oldest community theaters in the country, Spokane Civic Theatre offers a full season of productions that range from Broadway shows to musicals and comedies. More than 1,000 volunteers serve as actors, stage crew, managers and ushers for the theater. Productions are held in one of two performance spaces in the facility: the 336-seat Main Stage Theatre and the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, a black-box theater that seats 85. Acting, voice and stage combat classes and camps are held year-round.
1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane WA 99201 509-624-1200
This 70-piece professional orchestra performs for more than 150,000 music lovers each season and offers a broad range of education and classes. In addition to regular performances, the symphony also has special events and a summer concert series. The symphony performs at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.