TheaterFest is a one-day showcase of the performing arts, featuring short performances, activities and workshops for kids and adults to play, learn, and try something new. With the goal of ensuring everyone in the community has an opportunity to experience the performing arts, TheaterFest is free to attend and all ages are welcome. TheaterFest provides community members a chance to preview upcoming shows, engage directly with local performers, and experience a wide range of cultural offerings.
In 2018, nearly 800 attendees participated in TheaterFest, viewing special performances and previews of upcoming events, as well as hands-on activities like taking a voice lesson from an opera singer, improv comedy exercises, meeting ballerinas and the cast of “Mary Poppins,” or picking up an instrument themselves through the Spokane Symphony’s instrument petting zoo.
TheaterFest 2019 will be held on Sunday, August 25 at both the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox and the Bing Crosby Theater. (1-4 p.m. at the Fox, 2-5 p.m. at the Bing). Expanding to two venues means the event can feature more groups and organizations, offer more tabling space, and varied opportunities for community members to engage with local performing arts and cultural groups.