Theater & Performance
Kirkland's arts and cultural scene is wildly alive and vibrant, and draws visitors from all over the nation and world to partake in a rich and wide tableau of offerings. The phenomenal Kirkland Performance Center is a cultural kingpin of the City, and lives up to its mission through hundreds of performances annually to "provide a gathering place where people come together to express themselves creatively, exchange ideas, share culture, and connect with one another". Deeply beloved, Studio East has grown from a small organization teaching theater to teens in the 1990s, to one of the largest children’s theater training programs in the Seattle Metro area. Today, between the Studio’s camps and classes and its professional, adult touring arm, StoryBook Theater, Studio East serves over 70,000 people annually. Come and take in a performance, or several, and experience the depth and breadth of Kirkland's cultural offerings. To get a monthly events guide with Kirkland performances sign up for the electronic Tourism Events Guide.