San Juan Community Theatre

100 Second St.
Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-3210

San Juan Community Theatre is a state-of-the-art facility far exceeding expectations of what might be found on a remote island. The theatre offers a broad variety of high-quality, locally-produced events, as well as performances by renowned touring music, theatre and dance companies, and is active year-round.

Upcoming Events

San Juan Island
Sunday, November 2, 2014 to Monday, May 25, 2015
Mondays 7:00 p.m. & Sundays 2:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

San Juan Community Theatre will be presenting The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre Live productions inside the Whittier Theatre (see schedule below). SJCT joins more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries that will record the live transmissions via a satellite feed and then present them to theater audiences. SJCT enters its second year of partnership with The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high definition performance transmissions to theaters around the world.[more...]

San Juan Island
Monday, January 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.[more...]

San Juan Island
Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

San Juan Island’s first and only professional dance company presents its first full length contemporary ballet, an adult fairy tale*, featuring professional dancers.

Prince of the Rain Realm was written and choreographed by La Danse de la Mer’s director Lina Downes, who has presented a variety of annual dance and song events in the Whittier for the past seven years.[more...]

San Juan Island
Sunday, February 8, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the Bolshoi Ballet's live streaming event at the San Juan Community Theatre. In Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, the royal family and their guests are gathered at the palace for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.[more...]

San Juan Island
Friday, February 13, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Founded 24 years ago as an artists’ collective, the Northwest’s Book-It Repertory Theatre is dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read.

Book It’s Arts and Education Program presents their own adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic in the Whittier, bringing to life Alice and her adventure down the rabbit hole into a fantasy world called Wonderland. [more...]

San Juan Island
Sunday, February 15, 2015
2:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

The Tales of HoffmannThe magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. [more...]

San Juan Island
Thursday, February 19, 2015 to Saturday, February 28, 2015
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San Juan Community Theatre

What better way to brighten up a Northwest February than a romantic comedy the New York Post calls a “breath of fresh air” offering “a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater.”

A collage of short plays within a play, Almost, Maine takes us to…well, Almost, Maine on a cold clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, bringing with them magic. Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. [more...]

San Juan Island
Monday, February 23, 2015
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by c[more...]

San Juan Island
Saturday, March 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

The fourth edition of Melodious Notes Over the Harbor promises for a light and beautiful evening of great music.

Clarinetist Sue Collado has again assembled a diverse group of island and mainland musicians for a program featuring works by our own island composers Alex Shapiro and Richard Hieronymus, as well as works by Bach, Toch, Faure, Joplin, Devienne, Khatchaturian and more.[more...]

San Juan Island
Saturday, March 7, 2015
7:30 p.m.

The fourth edition of Melodious Notes Over the Harbor promises for a light and beautiful evening of great music. Clarinetist Sue Collado has again assembled a diverse group of island and mainland musicians for a program featuring works by our own island composers Alex Shapiro and Richard Hieronymus, as well as works by Bach, Toch, Faure, Joplin, Devienne, Khatchaturian and more.[more...]

San Juan Island
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. 

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.Suitable for 10 years +[more...]

San Juan Island
Sunday, March 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti. [more...]

San Juan Island
Friday, March 27, 2015 to Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Island teens bring to life this delightful play that blends the tales of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel into a charming production that stays true to the original stories. [more...]

San Juan Island
Monday, May 25, 2015
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticanaand Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky he[more...]