Centerstage is here to answer all your questions. We will reply to your questions as soon as possible. Our business hours are : Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00 , Saturday - Sunday 9:00 - 5:00.
What's the difference between Centerstage and the Knutzen Family Theatre?
For many years, Centerstage did business solely as an independent nonprofit production
company. We rented the Knutzen Family Theatre, which is owned by the City of Federal
Way. The City managed the building until June 2009. At that time, Centerstage, which
retains its nonprofit status, was awarded the management contract by the City Of
Centerstage will continue to produce four or five original productions a year, but
will also present visiting companies for younger as well as adult audiences. Centerstage
will also handle rentals of the theatre for other Arts, Community and Corporate
Groups. In July and August 2010, Centerstage will continue the City's tradition
of presenting a Summer Workshop Production for young performers.
What is your policy regarding children and babies in the theatre?
We ask that no babes in arms attend. Sudden light changes, laughter and clapping
from the audience plus any sounds from the stage can startle them causing them to
'complain' in the only way they know how. Which in turn causes discomfort to the
other audience members. It's best to find a sitter and let your baby enjoy a peaceful
evening at home, while you have an entertaining evening at the theatre.
Children - how young is too young?
First look at the rating of the show. Centerstage is using a rating system to help
you decide if the show is right for your child.
Appropriate for ages 12 and older.
Appropriate for the whole family.
18 and Over
Some subject matter may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Great advice from Rosemary Jones, of the Seattle Theatre Examiner, in her December
7th article 'Wonderful treats for children of all ages on Seattle's Stages'.
"Research the show to make sure it is appropriate for your crew. Some kids adore
crocodiles with ticking stomachs or giant mice, others find the ghosts of Christmas
Carol unbearably scary. Chat with your child about the story (before you go, not
during the show!) and how to behave if needed. Indulge in a little dressing up.
Above all, be realistic about a child's attention span and maturity. There's nothing
more tragic than a sobbing child having to be carried out. And there's nothing more
wonderful than watching young potential theatre junkies go spinning through the
lobby with dreams of future shows ringing in their heads."
Above all else - we advise you to call! Chat with our staff and learn about the
show. You know your child best, and after a quick chat, you will know if it's right
for them. If you are still in doubt, see the show yourself before bringing the kids.
How do my season/flex tickets work?
At the beginning of each season you purchase a ticket to each of your shows at a
reduced rate. Fundraising and Special Events are not part of the season ticket packages
and are purchased separately.
There is no need to select a date when you purchase the tickets. Call us 253-661-1444
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
when you decided on which date you plan to attend.
If you attend the first show of the season and you then decide to purchase a season
ticket, you may use your ticket stub as cash towards the purchase of your season
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