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Dear readers,

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90% of our revenue—from advertising, ticketing fees, and our own events—is directly tied to people getting together in groups. The coronavirus situation has virtually eliminated this income all at once. At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we're asking for your help to support continued coverage of everything happening in Seattle. You can make one-time or recurring donations. We can't say enough how much we appreciate your support. Thank you.

On the Boards


This business has special options available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Livestreaming
  • Donations
"Due to public health concerns, all on-site performances have been postponed through May 2020." See more details here.
100 W Roy St (Lower Queen Anne)
Seattle, WA 98119
On the Boards, which was founded by artists in 1978 and won a Stranger Genius Award in 2006, has been Seattle's premiere theater to see what dance, theater, and performance artists from around the country and around the world are playing with right now. A few of the many, many artists who've appeared on OtB's stages: Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones, The Wooster Group, Spalding Gray, Dumb Type, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sankai Juku, Gisèle Vienne, Bruno Beltrão, chelfitsch, Romeo Castellucci, Jan Fabre, John Jasperse, Constanza Macras and Dorky Park, Back to Back Theatre, Faustin Linyekula, Mark Morris, Pat Graney, Dayna Hanson, Amy O’Neal, Reggie Watts, Zoe Scofield & Juniper Shuey, and Crystal Pite. OtB has cultivated a fiercely loyal following over the years—audience members might love or loathe any given show, but always seem eager to come back for the next one.

Upcoming Events at On the Boards

Sun, May 31

Mon, Jun 01

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Sun, Jun 07