A Community for the Arts

Experience the music, the movement, the entertainment magic! The Washington Center for Performing Arts (WCPA) is the region’s largest performing arts facility and has hosted thousands of events and over 10,000 local performers in this last season alone. However, the WCPA isn’t just a place for entertainment, it is a non-profit organization that stands as an inspiration for artistic expression, and as a place for the community to gather together.

Currently, the WCPA is home to over 18 local artistic partners that get scheduling priority and receive guidance from professional tech crews hired to work every event. Several of the local on-stage performers are children who not only get to present their talents but also get to learn new skills and build confidence as they do it. This homey environment is made possible with the help of many dedicated staff and crew members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and other artistic partners who love contributing to the WCPA’s mission.

Development Director Jocelyn Wood says, “The organization’s mission is to inspire the community through the arts. I love that the Washington Center plays a key role in making the region a vibrant place to live.”

Performing artists in all genres, from Broadway to Zydeco, come to grace the stage at WCPA as part of their national and international tours and this 2019-20 season will bring many fresh and diverse acts for everyone to enjoy. Look forward to events featuring National Geographic Live, Black Box Jazz: Kareem Kandi, Pink Martini, the soul-filled band The Temptations, and more!

Come take advantage of the free street parking near the Center and gather with friends and family to indulge in a night of incredible performances this upcoming season. Tickets are available online along with a detailed events calendar. Want to become a part of the WCPA family? Look up volunteering opportunities at washingtoncenter.org.