Spokane Civic Theatre, founded in 1947, is an award-winning nonprofit community theatre. The organization, which initially operated out of a number of historical downtown Spokane venues, including the Post Theater and Riverside Playhouse, is a fundamental part of the arts community in the Inland Northwest and a fixture in downtown Spokane’s North Bank area. Located at 1020 North Howard Street since 1967, Civic spaces include the 96-seat black box Studio Theatre, named after longstanding Board member and fervent fundraiser, Firth J. Chew, and the 334-seat Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage. Since moving to Howard Street, Civic has mounted more than 500 productions, averaging 180 performances each season, along with conducting innumerable performing arts classes, predominantly for the youth of the community.
Parking in our area, the North Bank, is difficult and access can be nebulous.
Please click here for a parking map and details.
Please arrive early — lobbies are open one hour prior to showtimes. On days when multiple North Bank events occur, Public Facilities District Management will hold 100 spots for Civic patrons in the main Arena lot, directly west of Civic. Parking fees are patrons’ responsibility. On days when there are no Arena or Podium events, Arena lots require parking payment via card at kiosk. If possible, please carpool or ride share. For those in need of accessibility support, please be dropped off in front of our facility (Studio Theatre – near the southeast corner, off of Dean St; Main Stage – via the ramp on north side, Gardner Ave).
Performances begin promptly at showtime listed on ticket. Late seating is not available at this time.
SPOKANE CIVIC THEATRE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
After being pandemic paused for approximately two years, Spokane Civic Theatre reopened in January 2022. Health and safety policies have been communicated on a rolling basis. Effective May 6, 2022, masks are no longer required while inside the Civic facility. Vaccination against COVID-19 is encouraged. Civic reserves the right to require health and safety protocols for all performances.
Thank you for supporting Spokane Civic Theatre’s Values and promoting good health in our facility which, ultimately, has kept us active and open. Your flexibility and cooperation is greatly appreciated.