3200 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Federal Way.

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.

General Audience

General Audience

Appropriate for ages 12 and older.
Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Appropriate for the whole family.
18 and Over

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 centerstagetheatre@yahoo.com 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 ticket.

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Still Have Questions?

Fill out our general inquiry form or call us - we would be happy to help you with any questions!


On The Calendar

Witness for the Prosecution

September 22 - October 08

One of Agatha Christie's most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps you guessing until the very end!

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