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Sylvia Center for the Arts

In case you haven’t heard: after fourteen years on Cornwall Avenue, we are relocating this summer to head up the project to create a new performing arts center on Prospect Street.

SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS will contain two theaters, a café/bar, space for performing artists of all stripes to rehearse, teach, and perform, and much more – a new home for local performing arts.

This is a huge and exciting project. We have a lot of work ahead of us and we need your support: please visit www.sylviacenterforthearts.org to learn more!



Oct 15 & 16: 48-Hour Theater Festival #46

Sat/Sun, October 15 & 16 at Sylvia Center for the Arts

We are proud to announce the first ‘48’—and first iDiOM production!—to be held at 205 Prospect Street, the future home of Sylvia Center for the Arts!

Tickets are available now for the latest in our ongoing series of two-day explosions of writing, rehearsal, memorization and performance. Join us as we present two evenings of short plays, all written less than twenty-four hours previously!

Brand new shows will be performed Saturday and Sunday nights; six plays each night, for a total of twelve new short plays conceived and born into the world in forty-eight hours.

Hilarious, magical, and sleep-deprived, the 48-Hour Theater Festival is a uniquely-iDiOM experience, not to be missed!

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Oct 13: WECU presents EAT FOR THE ARTS

At participating restaurants throughout downtown Bellingham

Whatcom and Bellingham residents are invited to “Eat for the Arts” at breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, Thursday, October 13, as a way to support the creation of Sylvia Center for the Arts, a new local performing arts center downtown, as well as supporting Bellingham’s diverse and vibrant downtown dining scene.

Participating restaurants in the inaugural Eat for the Arts event will donate a percentage of their October 13 sales to our campaign to convert the historic Cascade Laundry Building into SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, a new, multiple-venue performing arts center designed to help meet the need for an affordable and accessible home for multiple local performing arts organizations to perform, rehearse, and teach classes.

Restaurants signed up to participate on October 13 include:
  • AB Crepes
  • Brotha Dudes
  • Casa Que Pasa
  • Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town
  • EAT Restaurant & Bar
  • Goat Mountain Pizza
  • Leaf &Ladle
  • Maikham Thai & Laos Cuisine
  • Mallard Ice Cream
  • NYP Bar & Grill (Bellingham)
  • Old World Deli
  • Pure Bliss Desserts
  • Saku Tea
  • The Racket Bar & Pinball Lounge
  • Redlight
  • The Rickshaw
Eat for the Arts is presented by Whatcom Educational Credit Union, with sponsorship from KGMI, KAFE and KISM.

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2016/17 Season Pass
Available Now!

If you love the kind of theater that iDiOM produces, we want you to join our season passholder family. Save money on shows, while supporting the theater.

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