3200 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023

Current Season Shows and Events

Return to the Forbidden Planet

March 16
March 31

Jack and the Beanstalk

April 02
April 07

The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

April 14
April 14

The Pajama Game

May 18
June 03

Auntie Lena's African Stories

June 09
June 09

2017-18 Season in the Works

Beauty and the Beast by Vince Brady - November 25 - December 21
Our annual holiday pantomime, Beauty and the Beast is the classic tale with a “panto” twist. Written and directed by Vince Brady, writer of last year’s Little Red Riding Hood. Come feel like your at a British Pantomime in England, but trust us, it's everything but silent!

Join in by cheering loudly for the good, and booing for the bad. Help our gallant heroes escape the ghosts. Sing with the villagers as they welcome you into their world. Fun for the whole family! Kids can dress as their favorite character, and take photos with cast members after the show.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl- January 26 - February 11, 2018
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man with a lot of loose ends.  So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone – a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Gran recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl.

Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton - March 16 - 31, 2018
Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this Sci-Fi musical is packed with rock ‘n’ roll classics such as "Wipeout," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "Good Vibrations," and "Gloria."

The Pajama Game by George Abbott & Richard Bissell, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler - May 18 - June 2
The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including Steam Heat and Hernando's Hideaway. Based on the novel  7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell

3 Show Season Passes are still available.

Adults: $178     Seniors(65+): $68     Military: $68

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Year at a Glance

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Your Support Builds This Theatre!

Centerstage Theatre would like to thank you for your support throughout the year.  Your generous contributions, as well as ticket purchases, have allowed us to continue to provide innovative theatre, entertain, and culturally enrich the South Sound region.
For years, Centerstage Theatre has been proud to bring new plays and musicals to you, and we look forward to continuing that tradition.

Theatre requires extraordinary support and commitment from everyone – the artists, technicians, staff, volunteers, and you, our patrons.  You can show your support by clicking on the “Donate Now” button, calling (253) 661-1444, or mailing in a check the address below.  Thank you so much!

With a grateful and thankful heart,

Angela M. Bayler, Managing Director                             

Click on the “Donate Now” button to make a gift by credit or debit card or call 253-661-1444
Or send a check to: Centerstage Theatre, 1600B SW Dash Point Road, #271, Federal Way WA 98023.

Address Information

No PO Box

Centerstage has two addresses.

Our location address is: 3200 SW Dash Point Road, A-1, Federal Way, WA  98023

Our mailing address is: 1600B SW Dash Point Road, #271, Federal Way, WA 98023

We no longer use a post office box, but it still pops up on some of our information. If you catch it, let us know, we're doing our best to track all the old addresses down and change them, but they do get by us.

Please call us if you have any questions.  Office: 253-661-1444 10 am to 4pm

On The Calendar

The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

April 14

Thistle Theatre Puppets are back with The Tiger and the Dried Perssimon - April 14, 2018 at noon!

Centerstage's New Artistic Director

Announcing our new Artistic Manager, Federal Way resident, Trista Duval!

The board of directors of Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory announces the naming of actor/director and Federal Way resident Trista Duval as Interim Artistic Director. Ms. Duval will take over the artistic director duties from retiring Artistic Director Alan Bryce effective July 1, 2017.

Centerstage audiences will remember Ms. Duval in the role of the Good Fairy in Centerstage’s December 2016 panto, “Little Red Riding Hood.”  She also recently played the Lady of the Lake in Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s 2017 production of “Spamalot.”  She served as Arts Director at Overcomer Church in Federal Way from 2009 to 2014, and has directed shows locally at Act 1 Theatre in Puyallup as well as the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. 

Centerstage Board President Bob Dockstader said, “We are sorry to see Alan retire, but are happy to see him continue to pursue his passion as a playwright.  Alan will continue his association with Centerstage as Artistic Director Emeritus.  Centerstage and Federal Way are greatly indebted to him for making Centerstage the quality professional theater it is. We welcome Trista Duval on board and look forward to her talent, energy, and experience taking Centerstage to new heights.”

Centerstage’s exciting 2017-2018 season will open on September 22, 2017 with the classic Agatha Christie mystery, “Witness for the Prosecution.”  This will be followed by the Federal Way holiday tradition, the madcap Christmas Panto, with this year’s installment being “Beauty and the Beast.”  Winter and spring will see productions of Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” followed by “Return to the Forbidden Planet.” The season will end with Tony Award winning musical, “The Pajama Game” brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."
Season tickets are now on sale by calling Centerstage at (253) 661-1444.
Centerstage is Federal Way’s resident professional theatre company.  Founded in 1977, it has performed at the Knutzen Family Theatre at the Dumas Bay Center since 1998. Centerstage is committed to producing innovative, accomplished productions of popular work and new work with the widest possible audience appeal.  Under contract with the City of Federal Way, Centerstage has managed the Knutzen Family Theatre since April 2009.

Orders still taken by phone

Centerstage still takes orders by phone. You can talk to a real, live person during our office hours - 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  253-661-1444 

Volunteers Help Centerstage

Centerstage is a volunteer based organization, and your help keeps us present plays!

If you'd like to volunteer, just contact us at centerstagetheatre@yahoo.com and we'll get you signed up!

Thank you for your support!!

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Rentals At The Knutzen Family Theatre

Moving forward, the City and Centerstage are working together renting out the facility. The question you may have is, who do I talk to? The answer depends on your event. If your event is performance related, Centerstage. If your event is non-performance related, Dumas Bay.

Centerstage - 253-661-1444 -- performance events -- info at: Centerstage Rates

Dumas Bay Centre - 253-835-2000 -- non-performance events -- info at: Dumas Bay Centre Rates

Get a Group Together

Share an evening with friends, family or co-workers and get up to $4 off each Adult, Senior or Military ticket's price. Centerstage offers group discounts for 10 or more people coming to the same show.


Call us at 253-661-1444. We'll help you set your date and give you details for making your group event easy, affordable, and enjoyable. 

Prefer on-line? Email us at: Angela@CenterstageTheatre.com

Friendship Theatre Information

Federal Way’s Friendship Theatre presents the musical production, Shrek!, at the Knutzen Family Theatre on June 21 - 24, 2018. 7:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 2pm on Sunday.

 Tickets are available by calling the Federal Way Community Center at 253.835.6900 or 253.835.6935 or online at www.itallhappenshere.org

Performances have sold out in recent years, so patrons are advised to get their tickets early.

For more information, contact Friendship Theatre director Sharon Boyle at 253.835.6935.


Season Passes - 5 Shows

5 Shows Season Pass Centerstage Theatre

5 Show Season Passes are available now! Purchase after August 1 and Save 16%

  • Adults: $129 
  • Seniors(65+): $109    
  • Military: $109

Can't see all 5? We've a 3 Show Pass for you!

  • Adults: $78
  • Seniors(65+): $68  
  • Military: $68

Click Here! or call 253-661-1444



Fred Meyer's Community Rewards Program

Centerstate Theatre Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Time to Re-enroll in Fred Meyer's Community Rewards Program. Your rewards are matched and translate into donations. Last year we were rewarded with over $800 - from shopping!

Now it is easy for you to join the Fred Meyer's Community Rewards Program. Click on the image above to go to their community rewards page. Click 'Link your rewards card now'. Centerstage's organization number with Fred Meyer is 80247.  You'll help Centerstage as you earn your own rewards points!

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Give Big

Your Support Makes a Difference

Now More Than Ever!

The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG one-day, online charitable giving event was on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  This event inspired people to give generously to nonprofit organizations to make our region a healthier and a more vital place to live!

Thank you to all our donors who supported us on this fabulous day of giving!!


About the Theater

The Knutzen Family Theatre, built in 1998, is managed by Centerstage Theatre; and is located inside the Dumas Bay Centre, a multi-use building purchased by the City of Federal Way in 1993.

The Theater offers open seating in the 234 seat house. The first two rows are ground row, with three specific transfer chairs, and parking for 4 wheel chairs. The audience is raked, and the stage is at floor level with a proscenium  thrust. There's not a bad seat in the house!

Box Office and Lobby open an hour before performance. The House Doors open half an hour before. There are also refreshments served in the lobby: cookies, soda, beer and wine. Parking is free, but limited, and it is suggested to arrive early to park.

Tickets can be purchased on-line up to 2 hours before a performance, after which calling in to 253-661-1444 or buying at the Box Office are your options.

Enjoy the show!