3200 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023

Current Season Shows and Events

Squatch! The Musical

March 24
April 09

MCT Alice in Wonderland

April 03
April 08

MCT -- Alice in Wonderland

April 07
April 08

Cardinal Sins

May 13
June 04

Your Support Builds This Theatre!

During this time of giving thanks, we at 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.  These plays have included premiers of productions ranging from thought provoking and intense – 2015 Gregory nominated “For All That” – to fun and irreverent – 2014’s “50 Shades of Gray” parody – “Cuff Me.”
This season, we have taken on the challenge of producing three new, locally written world premier musicals.  We start in November with “Little Red Riding Hood”, a new script by Vince Brady.  This is the latest addition to our highly popular, holiday season tradition – the British style pantomime.  In March, we present the uplifting, family friendly “Squatch! The Musical”, written by local playwright and actor Katherine Jett.  In May, we are proud to produce “Cardinal Sins”, a new script by Artistic Director Alan Bryce.  This big, dramatic musical weaves a passionate love affair into the amazing story of the birth of Freedom: the creation of Magna Carta.
A challenging season such as this requires extraordinary commitment from everyone – the artists, technicians, staff, and volunteers.  Ticket sales alone don’t cover the production costs of bringing quality actors, designers, and technicians to Centerstage.  We must find additional means of financial support.  We ask you to join Centerstage’s commitment to producing culturally enriching theatre this season.  A year end donation of $25 or $50 dollars from each of our donors will go far in helping to cover the cost of bringing quality artists to Centerstage Theatre.  You can donate by clicking on the “Donate Now” button, calling (253) 661-1444, or mailing in a check the address below.  Thank you so much for your support!
With a grateful and thankful heart,

Angela M. Bayler, Managing Director                             

Alan Bryce, Artistic 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.

Welcome Angela Bayler - New Managing Director

Angela Bayler originally hails from the state of Illinois where she taught Communication and Theatre classes at Greenville College. In 1996, she became an Assistant Supervisor of Cultural Arts at the Decatur Park District, and was later promoted to Supervisor of Cultural Arts. While there, she directed Storyteller Theatre, the children’s theatre program, administered and stage managed The Greater Decatur Chorale, and the Best of Summer Stock, the musical theatre program for kids. We’re excited that Angela’s past experiences will help us grow our KidZone Drama programs.

After leaving the Park District, Angela embarked on a stage management career. She has worked at theatre companies in Illinois, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and the Seattle area.

She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, and this experience will be a wonderful asset when we have equity contracts.

In June of 2015, she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. In July of 2016, the Centerstage Board of Directors hired her as the new Managing Director of Centerstage Theatre -- joining forces with Artistic Director, Alan Bryce.

We’re all excited to welcome Angela to our family.  Please give her a warm welcome when you meet her this year at the shows or stop by the office and say hello!


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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On The Calendar

Thistle Theatre - Three Billy Goats Gruff

June 10

Join us in this hilarious version of the Three Billy Goats and their attempt to cross a bridge to the green, green grass on the other side. A cantankerous Bridge Troll, a friendly Water Troll and fish complete the cast!

Friendship Theatre Information

Federal Way’s Friendship Theatre presents the musical production Alice in Wonderland at the Knutzen Family Theatre on June 22 - 25. 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.

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!!

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 40% off ticket prices. 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: GroupDev@CenterstageTheatre.com

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Give Big

Thank You to Our Champions!

Centerstage wants to pass along a huge hug and Thank You! to all our champion donors that gave over $10,000 - for that we're truly grateful and happy.

The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG was a one-day - this year it was a 2 day event for online charitable giving.  This event to inspires people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.
Each donation made between midnight and midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, received a prorated portion of the matching funds (or "stretch") pool.  Employer 'matching donations' generously made funds go farther! Although there was a glitch in the system, GiveBIG ran again on May 5 to overcome the missed pledges from the 4th.

Learn more about giveBIG


2016-17 Season Pass

2016 Centerstage Season Pass

5 Show Season Pass Still Available!  Adults: $157.50  Seniors/Military: $135

Little Red Riding Hood - Nov. 26 - Dec. 22, 2016

Hard Travelin' with Woody -  Jan. 12 - 22, 2017

Dishing with the Divas - Feb. 9 - 26, 2017

An Evening with Groucho - Mar. 10 & 11, 2017

Squatch! The Musical - Mar. 24 - Apr. 9, 2017

Cardinal Sins - May 12 - June 4, 2017

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!