Performing arts of all kinds! Plays, musicals, staged readings, opera, and more. Local theater houses include the Spokane Civic Theater, Stage Left Theatre, Spokane Children’s Theatre, and many others. The First Interstate Center for the Arts hosts Spokane’s Best of Broadway series, which brings touring productions of acclaimed Broadway shows like Hamilton. Find out more below!  

Event: October 5
TERRAIN 14 – Preview Night

Terrain is the region’s largest multimedia art and music event. Featuring work by hundreds of artists, celebrating new energy and fresh ideas from all over the artistic spectrum, we try to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place to live.

Preview Night was created in response to requests for a more intimate way to experience Terrain. Think of it as a sneak peek of the main event, and an opportunity to engage with the artists and the artwork in a chill setting. Skip the lines, meet the artists, buy art first, and support Terrain!

Event: October 6
TERRAIN 14 – Main Event

Always on the first Friday in October, Terrain is an annual, one-night-only, juried multimedia art and music event celebrating artists in the Spokane area. From painting to poetry to interactive art and film, we try to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place to live. In addition to all the visual art, there will be a full musical lineup, literary readings, film screenings, dance and other performances, food trucks, beer garden, photo booth, thousands of your closest friends, and more!

Event: Opens October 10
The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” (Time Out New York).

Event: Opens December 15
Home for the Holidays: A Big Band Christmas

Join Spokane Valley Summer Theatre for Home for the Holidays: A Big Band Christmas! You asked and we answered… Home for the Holidays: A Big Band Christmas will return for the third year in a row Dec. 15 – 17! Under the direction of Yvonne A.K. Johnson, and honoring the behind-the-scenes work of Mrs. Claus – complete with singing gingerbread children, lots of heart, and a couple surprises, this show will be fun for the whole family and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Event: Opens August 18
Saucy Jack and The Space Vixens | Stage Left Theater and Lilac City Dinner Theater

Step into a cosmic cabaret at Saucy Jack’s, where intrigue and murder play out beneath the glittering facade. As an enigmatic serial killer strikes down cabaret acts with sequined slingback hells, the staff trembles in fear. Saucy Jack himself seems unfazed, more concerned with business than the growing body count.

Meet a diverse cast of characters from downtrodden waitress Booby Shevalle to aspiring saxophonist Sammy Sax, the willing barman Mitch Maypole, and eccentric regular Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff. Amid the chaos, enter Chesty Prospects, a plastic smuggling outlaw, and the sensational Space Vixens. These fierce, disco-powered heroes fight crime and liberate the universe, gracing the bar with their presence.

This cosmic performance is a whirlwind of energy, humor, and campy charm. From singing and dancing to lurex and leather, each twist and turn captivates. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens isn’t just a show – it’s a cosmic escapade that pulls you right into the heart of the action. So, when the Doctor beckons you to join in and embrace your inner Space Vixen, why resist?