Vaudeville Etiquette

January 14, 2016

JUST ANNOUNCED: Seattle music legend Barrett Martin will be making a guest appearance with Vaudeville Etiquette here at KPC on January 23rd! You've seen him in Screaming Trees, Mad Season, Tuatara, Walking Papers, now see him on stage with Vaudeville Etiquette. Tickets are still available for the show!

Auction Update

October 28, 2015

Best of Kirkland

June 16, 2015

You really GaveBIG!

May 7, 2014

Our donors are the best!  Thanks to you, Kirkland Performance Center raised $24,659 through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG day. THANK YOU for supporting great performances and arts education on the Eastside.

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May 1, 2014

GiveBIG! on May 6th!  Kirkland Performance Center will be participating in The Seattle Foundation’s fourth annual GiveBIG online day of giving. Your gift made via the Seattle Foundation’s website will be streeeeeetched even further!

On May 6, 2014 - Give BIG to support the arts on the Eastside (and WIN BIG)!

On Tuesday, May 6, Kirkland Performance Center will be participating in The Seattle Foundation’s fourth annual GiveBIG online day of giving. Your gift made via the Seattle Foundation’s website will be streeeeeetched even further!

As an added bonus, all Kirkland Performance Center GiveBIG donors  of $25 or more will be entered into our donor raffle to win prizes donated by our generous sponsors (see below).

Ticket sales cover less than 50% of the cost of bringing great performances and K-12 arts education opportunities to the Eastside. As a nonprofit performing arts center, we rely on YOU make the magic happen!

Go to the Seattle Foundation’s website and find Kirkland Performance Center.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1. On May 6, go to KPC’s page on The Seattle Foundation website:

Step 2.  Click “DONATE NOW” 

Step 3. Feel good about bringing great performances and arts education to Kirkland and the Eastside!

Kirkland Performance Center’s GiveBIG Donor Raffle

  • A new Xbox One, four games, and special swag ($800+ value), generously donated by Microsoft/343 Studios.
  • A $150 gift certificate to the luxurious Yuan Spa (if you haven’t been to this urban oasis, you owe it to yourself to make an appointment today!)
  • Two tickets & popcorn for the movie of your choice at Kirkland Park Place Cinemas ($25 value)
  • Two tickets to a special KPC Members & guests performance with Geoffrey Castle on August 23
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Kirkland Performance Center announces partnerships to host Olate Dogs, Twisted Flicks

April 25, 2014

Kirkland Performance Center announces partnerships to host Olate Dogs, Twisted Flicks

Kirkland Performance Center officials have announced two new community partnerships.

The KPC is partnering with the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce to present Olate Dogs at 7:30 p.m. on May 8. KPC is also partnering with Jet City Improv to present their Twisted Flicks series for the first time on the Eastside, at 8 p.m. on May 2 with Captain America (1990) and on June 6 with Godzilla (1954).

“By partnering with these organizations, we are showing our commitment to local organizations and local performances," said Interim Executive Director Jeff Lockhart. "Our patrons have told us that they want to see what professional members of our community are creating and producing. We’re adding high-value shows that Kirkland patrons don’t normally get in their own backyard.”

This is the first time Olate Dogs has ever been to the greater Seattle area, after winning America’s Got Talent in 2012. Olate Dogs is a high-energy, fast-paced theatrical act featuring rescue dogs that can jump rope, ride scooters, balance on wheels and even do back flips. They will also be performing at the Kirkland Chamber’s annual auction at 6 p.m. on May 9 at the KPC, and at a community outreach event at Kirkland’s Marina Park at 10 a.m. on May 10 where dogs are also welcome. Youth tickets $15 and adult tickets $25 for Olate Dogs.

Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks merges improv comedy with classic movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other. As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects and live music - using the suggestions provided by the audience. Twisted Flicks is now in its 15th year, and this is the first time it will be brought to the Eastside. Tickets for the Twisted Flicks are $15.

Jet City Improv and Kirkland Chamber of Commerce join a long list of quality community arts partners at KPC: Studio East, Lyric Light Opera, Washington Wind Symphony, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Master Chorus Eastside and The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band.

Tickets are available online at, over the phone at 425-893-9900, or at the Box Office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until curtain on show days. The Box Office is located at 350 Kirkland Ave. in downtown Kirkland.

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New Free Community Event April 23rd

April 22, 2014

New Free Community Event!

Open to All

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

KPC Lobby

Join the party for author, musician, artist and creativity coach Shahana Dattagupta's fourth book, Chickadee and the Cat, hand-illustrated and hand-lettered! A little reading, a little chatting, a little signing and a little partying for all ages!

When chirpy Chickadee, who has always lived with zeal and zest, suddenly loses trust in life, she meets Cat, the most unlikely of folks to trust! What if he eats her for dinner? Discover what happens when two creatures who are poles apart and "never meant to be friends," do become friends. This is a different kind of love story -- one of friendship and letting go -- of Chickadee and the Cat.

Copies of Shahana's other books will also be available, as will an opportunity to learn more from her and her partner Shirin Subhani about all the creativity channels available at their organization, Flying Chickadee. See

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KPC Call for 2D Artists "Northwest Life – Land | City Scapes”

April 14, 2014

Kirkland Performance Center seeks visual artists for an ArtStage exhibit entitled "Northwest Life – Land | City Scapes”.               

KPC is seeking 2D art based on the theme “Northwest Life – Land | City Scapes” showcasing the Pacific Northwest through landscapes and cityscapes. The works should celebrate the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscapes and the contrasting vibrancy and verve of the architectural beauty of the Pacific Northwest city life with its melting pot of various cultures and ethnicities. The exhibit will have two parallel themes – landscapes and cityscapes but with the focus being the Pacific Northwest.

The exhibit will be curated by Savita Krishnamoorthy and Deepti Shankar and will be shown June-July 2014 in the Kirkland Performance Center ArtStage Lobby Gallery.

2D art submissions will be accepted through May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Email Sarah K Smith, KPC Director of Education and Outreach at, to apply and for questions.  Submissions should include jpegs of work and an image list with title, size, and medium of each work. Each artist may submit up to 10 works.

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New Free Education Event!

April 9, 2014

New Free Kirkland Performance Center and Bellevue Parks and Community Services education event!

Free Indian Tabla Workshop with Karsh Kale

When: Monday, April 14th from 10:00 am—11:00 am

Where: Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St, Bellevue, WA (Community Room)

What: Kale will lead a lecture/demonstration focused on the tabla and perform in his distinctive style

Who: Karsh Kale is an Indian tabla player, singer, and DJ, fuses Indian classical music with electronica, rock, jazz and hip hop. President Obama called Kale a musician who "fuses the best of East and West, mixing eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage.”

All ages. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

For more information visit the event page or email

Karsh Kale also performs at KPC on April 13th at 7:30 pm More information:

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4 New Shows Added! Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Olate Dogs, and Twisted Flicks

April 7, 2014

4 New Shows Added! 

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason - April 24th - 7:30PM
Twisted Flicks: Captain America - May 2nd - 8:00PM
Olate Dogs - May 8th - 7:30PM
Twisted Flicks: Godzilla - June 6th - 8:00PM

And a New Free Community Event!

Shahana Dattagupta Book Release Party  - April 23rd - 6:30 pm


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KPC's 15th Anniversary Season is now on sale!

June 5, 2013

KPC's 15th Anniversary Season is now on saleClick here to see the season line-up. And, be sure to like us on Facebook to be among the first to find out when we add new shows!

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