5th Avenue Theatre

  • Other Unions:SSDC; IATSE;
  • Founded: 1979
  • Admin: (206) 625-1418
  • Tickets: (206) 625-1900
  • Fax: (206) 292-9610
  • Main email
  • www.5thavenue.org
  • non-profit organization

1326 5th Avenue
Suite 735
Seattle, WA   98101
1308 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA   98101

TPS Member Discount: Special rates available for select shows and performances. Offers are subject to change. Use promotion code TPS or visit https://www.5thavenue.org/promo/tps to redeem offer. Day of show offer: 1 ticket for $20 with TPS Card, cash only, 1 per card/person. For applicable shows only. Please call the Box Office at 206-625-1900 for more information and to confirm that the production and the performance you are interested in will be offering the TPS discount.


The Mission of The 5th Avenue Theatre is to nurture, advance and preserve all aspects of America’s great indigenous art-form: The Musical. We achieve this by creating extraordinary theatrical experiences that enrich, entertain, and inspire current and future audiences everywhere.


The non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre is the nation's premier incubator for new musical theater. Since 2001, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards®, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway.

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers—one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America.

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs. For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.


  • Artistic Director - David Armstrong
  • Managing Director - Bernie Griffin
  • Casting Director - Bill Berry-Artistic Producing Director
  • Production Manager - Joan Toggenburger
  • Marketing Director - Chris Marcacci
  • VP of Marketing, Communications & Patron Services - Michael Gepner
  • PR & Communications Manager - Bridget Morgan
  • Executive Assistant to Bernie - Denver Bingham
  • Executive Assistant to David & Bill - Pauls Macs
  • Associate Producer - Lauren Smith
  • Corporate & Group Sales Manager - Chad Biesman
  • Marketing & Engagement Manager - Reesa Nelson
  • Director of Education - Orlando Morales
  • VP of Development - Michelle Moga
  • Director of Sales & Guest Services - Robert Phillips

Umbrella Memberships

  • Tours: Elementary Schools
  • Performer compensation: Contract
  • Tech & Production compensation: Contract
  • Designer compensation: Contract
  • Internships offered: yes
  • Accept script submissions: Yes - musicals only, may take time to be reviewed
  • Classes: adults; teens; kids;

Member in:

2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 
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