Theater Program

Patron Info

For safety and consideration of all patrons and performers, we ask that you observe the following guidelines when attending a performance with Tacoma Arts Live: 

As cases are now on a significant downward trend, we have hope that the pandemic is easing to such a level that we may reduce interventions. Based on new Washington State, King and Pierce County policies, guidance, and suggested best practices, Tacoma Arts Live will end the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of March 12, 2022. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone in attendance. At most ticketed events, seats are reserved, and will not be socially distanced.  Please note that VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education will still require proof of a vaccination or a negative test.

We will continue to require Tacoma Arts Live staff, volunteers, and artists to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours of an event, plus wear masks during all public events.

Thank you for your support and loyalty as Tacoma Arts Live continues to make decisions to protect our community. If you find yourself unable to attend because of continuing concerns about exposure to the virus, please consider making a donation, becoming a member, or purchasing a gift certificate.

Any further changes to our procedures will be communicated via email, website, and social media.

No, not as a patron. As cases are now on a significant downward trend, we have hope that the pandemic is easing to such a level that we may reduce interventions. Based on new Washington State, King and Pierce County policies, guidance, and suggested best practices, Tacoma Arts Live will end the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of March 12, 2022. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone in attendance. At most ticketed events, seats are reserved, and will not be socially distanced.  Please note that VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education will still require proof of a vaccination or a negative test.

We will continue to require Tacoma Arts Live staff, volunteers, and artists to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours of an event, plus wear masks during all public events.

Thank you for your support and loyalty as Tacoma Arts Live continues to make decisions to protect our community. If you find yourself unable to attend because of continuing concerns about exposure to the virus, please consider making a donation, becoming a member, or purchasing a gift certificate.

Any further changes to our procedures will be communicated via email, website, and social media.

From March 12 on, masks are strongly encouraged for all guests of all ages for the duration of indoor events. Prior to March 12, masks are required for all guests of all ages for the duration of indoor events.

We will be much more flexible this season in our exchange and refund policies. We will be able to offer exchanges, donations or refunds in the case of illness up until the day of the show.

To provide a safe and comfortable experience, we have a new bag policy: all bags are subject to search. Along with required bag searched, patrons may be requested to open their jackets or be checked with a metal detector prior to entering the venue. Tacoma Arts Live will not hold or be responsible for any prohibited items.

Call the Box Office at 253.346.1721 or email tickets@tacomaartslive.org.

Contact our Box Office during business hours Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 253.346.1721 and Box Office Representative will be happy to help you!

Donate them – after purchasing tickets, if you find you are not able to attend a Tacoma Arts Live event, you may donate your tickets and receive a tax donation receipt. All donations must be made at least 24 hours before the event.

Tickets can be reprinted at the Box Office for a small per ticket fee. We do require picture ID that matches the account the tickets were purchased under to reprint your tickets.

The Box Office opens for will call 2 hours before scheduled performances. Will Call is also available for pick-up during regular Box Office hours.

Assisted listening devices are available at all theaters and can be checked out at coat check. If coat check is unavailable, please check in with an Usher.

ADA Accessible seating is available in all Tacoma Arts Live venues (Pantages Theater, Theater on the Square, and Tacoma Armory).  The best way to request ADA Seating is to contact the Box Office at 253.346.1721. Our Customer Service Team will be able to assist you in securing the best seats available.

Only a portion of the cost of presenting our acclaimed performance season and respected education program season is generated by ticket sales. If you would like to support Tacoma Arts Live, all donations are tax deductible. We thank you for your support! Click here to make a donation today.

Groups of 10+ can save for many Tacoma Arts Live sponsored events! Please contact Jared Wigert to place your order.

Every person who enters the theater must have a ticket. For most shows, children under 5 are not admitted. For family performances planned specifically for little ones, every person must have a ticket. No babes in arms permitted.

The lobby opens 45-60 minutes prior to curtain time. Try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the curtain rises. This will allow ample time for parking and avoidance of waiting in line.

  • The Washington State Historical Society and History Museum sit at the corner of Pacific Avenue and WA-509/21st Street in Tacoma. It is across the street from University of Washington Tacoma, and next to the historic Union Station (now a Federal Courthouse).
  • From I-5 take the I-705/City Center exit. Once on I-705, take the 21st Street exit. Veer left at the top of the ramp, then take the first right (at the light) onto Pacific Avenue. You’ll see the museum from the off-ramp. Look for the big brick arches.
  • On Pacific Avenue immediately to the right, turn toward our parking lot (the entrance is adjacent to a small corner park).
  • Park next to the History Museum on the Pacific Avenue level, or follow the road downhill and to the left behind the Museum for additional parking lot that extends behind Union Station.
  • On-site parking: If the History Museum parking lots are full, you may find street parking on Pacific Avenue or in the parking lots at S. 21st Street between C Street and Jefferson Avenue.
  • Transit: A Link Light Rail station is located in front of the museum, as well as stops for local bus lines.
  • Accessible Parking: Designated spots are available in the lower parking lot behind the museum. Follow the road downhill from the main parking lot
Click here for more detailed directions.

Refreshments are available for purchase prior to the performance and at intermission. Usually food and beverages are not allowed inside the seating areas. Any alcohol sales and consumption may only occur in the lobby area and/or restricted bar area of the theaters prior to the commencement of an event and during intermission as stated by law per the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Alcohol is not allowed in the performance seating areas of the theaters.

Taking photographs or making a recording of any kind during a performance is not allowed and copyright restriction should be considered. However, we do encourage you to take photos in the lobby or before the show to share on facebook or twitter.

In the interest of patron safety and enjoyment, Tacoma Arts Live reserves the right to prevent certain items from being brought into the venues.  Items including, but not limited to the following are not allowed in Tacoma Arts Live:

  • Alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beer – including glass bottles or cans
  • Food items
  • Illegal drugs
  • Sticks or clubs (including signs attached to sticks)
  • Fireworks
  • Bullhorns, airhorns or other noisemakers
  • Confetti
  • Animals (except certified dogs)
  • Beach balls or other inflatables
  • Bicycles
  • Skateboards or roller blades
  • Glass bottles or cans
  • Weapons of any kind, regardless of permit (including but not limited to: firearms, knives, batons, mace, pepper spray, brass knuckles, tasers etc.)

Tacoma Arts Live is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside any of the venues more than 25 feet from the building’s exterior doors. “Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lit tobacco products. This means the personal use of any tobacco product, whether intended to be lit or not, which shall include smoking, as defined above, as well as the use of an electronic cigarette or any other device intended to simulate smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco, including snuff; chewing tobacco; smokeless pouches; any other form of loose-leaf, smokeless tobacco; and the use of unlit cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.

A Tacoma Arts Live event is always an opportunity to dress up, but there is never a dress code. Attire varies from casual clothing to formal wear. Many people are allergic to perfumes. Out of consideration for your fellow audience members, please use perfume or cologne in moderation before entering the theater.

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