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Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) is a 700-seat performing arts venue located within the City of Edmonds, Washington, 20 minutes north of Seattle. ECA has an established reputation throughout the central Puget Sound region for jewel-box theater presentations of notable live performances, hosting events for diverse regional and community partners, and impactful efforts in education and outreach.
ECA is owned and operated by the Edmonds Public Facilities District (PFD), a publicly funded government agency that renovated the historic Edmonds High School and opened in 2006 as a state-of-the-art performance hall. ECA curates approximately 30 performing artists each season and provides arts education and family programs both within and outside Edmonds. ECA’s facilities serve as a home for more than 130 events produced by local and touring performing artists and community organizations. ECA serves more than 85,000 patrons annually.
Edmonds Center for the Arts programming features a diverse range of music, dance, comedy, and other performances, from modern to classical, from pop and rock to jazz and blues, from folk and world music to Broadway, and regional theatrical performances.
To Celebrate the performing arts, strengthen and inspire our community, and steward the development and creative use of the ECA Campus.
A vibrant community in which the performing arts are woven into our daily lives and valued for their power to entertain, educate, and inspire.
ECA is committed to equity leadership in the arts community and becoming an anti-racist organization. These commitments reflect a careful ongoing examination of the history of privilege and power in our industry and within our organization. By continually testing and modifying our policies and procedures, we strive to increase equity in access, opportunities, and resources at ECA. The impact of this work will be evident on our stage, among our patrons and supporters, and within our staff, volunteers, and boards.
We acknowledge that we work, live, and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Tribes. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present, and future.