Orcas Center

917 Mt Baker Rd
Eastsound
Orcas Island
(360) 376-2281

The Orcas Center is the focal point on Orcas Island for community theater and the performing arts, presenting both local and professional artists. Over 40 performances a year has this center teeming with artistic activity. The facility features a 213 seat  theater, a multipurpose community room, a fully equipped kitchen, offices and a beautiful lobby that functions as a gallery for the visual arts. Our mission..."to encourage and present cultural, artistic, educational, and social opportunities that enhance the quality of life for the community." Orcas Center, as a multipurpose facility, also hosts trade shows, conferences, retreats, wedding and other receptions. 

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.[more...]

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.[more...]

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

STREAMING LIVE

Fly away with the Big Apple Circus in their magical All-New Show, Metamorphosis live via satellite at Orcas Center. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where nothing is impossible![more...]

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter and founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio, The Wailin’ Jennys. 

Written with a maturity and wisdom that belies her age, her songs are timeless, universal, and carefully crafted, all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably her own. 

There will be a workshop on singing in harmony with Ruth Moody on November 13th, details TBA.[more...]

Orcas Island
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November 14; November 15
7:30 p.m.
917 Mt. Baker Rd.

Change makers are rethinking how we inhabit our planet, and so can you, at Orcas Center’s 2nd annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year’s short films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first–rate storytelling with the festival theme of "emPOWERment", particularly as it relates to nature and human interaction with our environment.

Hosted by Orcas Center and the San Juan Preservation Trust. Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires and ignites solutions, and creates positive probabilities to restore the earth and human communities.[more...]

Orcas Island
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker Ballet, bringing the magic of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet to Orcas Center. This sumptuous production was filmed in 2011 at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the original Nutcrackerwas first performed over 120 years ago. The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday outing for the whole family.[more...]

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.[more...]

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November 28; November 29
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Join the Olga Symphony for their annual Big Show, full of fun, friends and fabulous fashions.

This favorite fundraiser sells out early, so get your tickets now![more...]

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 to Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Always festive and full of surprises, Orcas Choral Society’s Holiday offering will delight your whole family. Join us as we continue the tradition of sharing great choral music with our community.

Dates & Show Times: Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.[more...]

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Sunday, December 14, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

A Christmas Carol is back for the holidays with the outstanding cast from the Enchanted Forest trilogy: Jake Perrine, Grace McCune and Cali Bagby, plus Robert Hall as Scrooge. With original music and lyrics by Jim Bredouw, this redux of the classic heart-warming holiday tale is directed by Deborah Sparks.[more...]

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Ring in the holiday season with the Orcas Island Community Band. Come inside where the music and friendship are warm and inviting. Enjoy a variety of musical styles, and hear some beloved carols/hymns plus pop/traditional holiday favorites. Admission is by donation.[more...]

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy – back at the Met for the first time in eight years – about a group of Renaissance "master singers" whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art. [more...]

Orcas Island
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November 14; November 15
7:30 p.m.
917 Mt. Baker Rd.

Change makers are rethinking how we inhabit our planet, and so can you, at Orcas Center’s 2nd annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year’s short films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first–rate storytelling with the festival theme of "emPOWERment", particularly as it relates to nature and human interaction with our environment.

Hosted by Orcas Center and the San Juan Preservation Trust. Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires and ignites solutions, and creates positive probabilities to restore the earth and human communities.[more...]

Orcas Island
Sponsored by: 
November 28; November 29
7:30 p.m.
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Join the Olga Symphony for their annual Big Show, full of fun, friends and fabulous fashions.

This favorite fundraiser sells out early, so get your tickets now![more...]