Tacoma Arts Live

  • Equity Type: Small Professional Theatre;
  • Other Unions:IATSE;
  • Founded: 1983
  • Admin: 253-591-5890
  • Tickets: 253-591-5894
  • Fax: 253-591-2013
  • Main email
  • tacomaartslive.org
  • non-profit organization

901 Broadway
Suite 700
Tacoma, WA   98402
901 Broadway
Suite 700
Tacoma, WA   98402

TPS Member Discount: Tacoma Arts Live does not offer a ticket discount for members of Theatre Puget Sound


Energizing community through live performance 


  1. In fiscal year 2017-18, Tacoma Arts Live continued to fulfill its mission of “energizing community through live performance” through the nonprofit organization’s diverse portfolio of programs and events. By the numbers:

    1. 240,000 visitors attended events in Tacoma Arts Live’s venues

    2. 51,000 students, teachers, and family members were served through a variety of high-quality, free or low-cost education through the arts programs both onsite at Tacoma Arts Live and in school-based programs throughout the region

    3. $100,000 in free tickets were distributed to low-income community members through partnerships with nonprofit organizations such as Tacoma Housing Authority and the YWCA

    4. $24 million in overall economic impact


  1. Tacoma Arts Live serves the public in myriad ways, including its role as:

  1. A presenter of world-class performances and community festivals, with the aim of “reflecting our community onstage and off”

  2. A producer of regional theater, making Tacoma Arts Live a consistent employment source for regional artists

  3. One of the largest providers of educational services among performing arts centers in the Western US, serving more than 50,000 learners per year

  4. The steward of Tacoma’s Historic Theater District, steering the renovation of the citizen-owned venues in partnership with the City of Tacoma

  5. A gathering place for free community events such as the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and the Tacoma Farmers Market


  • Artistic Director - David Fischer
  • Managing Director - Emily Nakada-Alm
  • Casting Director - Brett Carr
  • Production Manager - Scott Painter
  • Marketing Director - Lacey Wright
  • Stage Department Coordinator - Nick Shellman

Umbrella Memberships

  • Tours: Yes
  • Performer compensation: Yes - contract
  • Tech & Production compensation: Yes - contract
  • Designer compensation: Yes - contract
  • Internships offered: yes
  • Accept script submissions: No
  • Classes:

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