Live theatre thrives in Port Townsend, and both residents and visitors will enjoy the variety of performing arts and the quality of productions. A number of venues are available to take in a play and often there are special drama presentations on the street. Call any of the groups and organizations below to find out what they have in store for this season. We encourage you to get out and enjoy live theatre in Port Townsend!

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Theatre/Drama Groups

Bare Boards and Passion - Provides email notices of upcoming theatre events. Email Gale Wallis to be included.

Key City Public Theatre - Port Townsend's premier theatre, feeding minds and fostering friendships for over 50 years. KCPT creates quality theater for and by the community in Key City Playhouse, an intimate setting for provocative and dynamic performances. Our year-round season includes classics, contemporary plays, musicals, Shakespeare in the Park, Playwrights' Festival, WordPlay reading series, and PT Shorts. Artistic Director, Denise Winter. Playhouse and Box Office, 419 Washington St., 385-7396. Administrative Offices, 1128 Lawrence St., 379-0195.

Theatre Reviews by Steve Treacy - Periodic reviews of area theatre productions.

NANDA - These guys grew up in Port Townsend & are quickly becoming one of the Northwest's most successful entertainment groups. They currently live in Portland OR and regularly return to teach workshops & perform.

The Chameleon Theater & The School for Young Actors - Performances throughout the year and a place to learn the dramatic arts with classes for novice actors and those with experience. 800 W Park Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

The Mandala Center - Multi-disciplinary education organization dedicated to community dialogue, social justice and societal transformation. Home of the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble, a multi-generational (currently ages 17-78) troupe whose interactive performances stimulate deep dialogue and invite positive action around burning community issues. Also an international hub for the training and grassroots practice of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. (360) 344-3435

The Paradise Theatre School - Audience education through live performance. (360) 643-3493. Located at 161 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325

PT Shorts - Local readings during Gallery Walk each month in the Pope Marine Building.

The School for Young Actors - Summer Camps, theatre classes and performances.

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