Toast cheers to 60 years: Seattle Rep is turning 60 and we want to celebrate our diamond birthday with you! Join us at the Theater the week of November 13, 2023 for a variety of events as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our first production, King Lear.
November 13 - 19, 2023
Proclaimed to be "60 Years of Seattle Rep Week" in Seattle and King County
November 15, 2023
Pre- and Post-Show Celebration
Open to all ticketed attendees for the Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night performance of Little Women. Events will take place in Seattle Rep's lobby. No RSVP to celebratory events needed.
Subscribers are invited to contact our Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222 to exchange your subscription tickets into this performance or to purchase additional tickets.
Schedule of Events:
6:30 p.m. | Lobby Festivities Begin
- Enjoy complimentary fresh-shucked oysters from Taylor Shellfish
- Happy-hour drink specials, including our Diamond Fizz 60th Birthday specialty cocktail, plus a selection of savory food items and sweet treats from Alki Bakery, all available for purchase
- Check out the Art Walk Reception for artist eileen jimenez's exhibition, Nuestros Saberes
7:30 p.m. | Opening Night performance of Little Women
Post-Show | Raise your glass in a complimentary bubbly birthday toast with dessert provided by Cupcake Royale
Looking for info on the pre-show supporter dinner? Learn more here.
Open to the public, free ticket reservation required. Events to take place in Seattle Rep's PONCHO Forum beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Join Seattle Rep for a performance and panel discussion celebrating our 60th birthday! Teen actors from our youth programs will present short monologues drawing on the past six decades. Then Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez and a panel of local artists will share their visions for Seattle Rep and the next 60 years of American theater.
Reserve your free tickets now. Space is limited!
All Week Long
Keep an eye on Seattle Rep's social media channels, Inside Seattle Rep, and this webpage to explore blog posts reminiscing on our past 60 years, exploring our history of both new and classic works, community engagement programming, and expert artisanry.
City of Seattle Proclamation for Our 60th BirthdayView Proclamation
Seattle Mayor Bruce A. Harrell proclaimed the week of November 13 - 19, 2023 as "60 Years of Seattle Rep Week" in the City of Seattle! Read the full proclamation below.
King County Proclamation for Our 60th BirthdayView Proclamation
Look Back: Letter of Congratulations from JFKRead Letter
A memorable piece of Seattle Rep history: On November 1, 1963, two weeks from the opening night of our first ever production, then-President John F. Kennedy sent then-Board President Bagley Wright (namesake of our largest stage) a congratulatory letter.
Seattle Rep and Expert ArtisanryRead More
Over the years, Seattle Rep’s in-house shops have produced some of the most spectacular work seen on stage in our region and, dare we say it, in the nation. Take a look back at some notable moments of astonishing art.
Seattle Rep in the CommunityRead More
Read on for a brief history of Seattle Rep’s community engagement efforts.
Seattle Rep and New WorksRead More
At Seattle Rep, new work is in our DNA. Look back at our long history of supporting the next great works.
Seattle Rep and Classic WorksRead More
Take a look back at our rich history of producing classic texts.