17/18 Season

Dani Tirrell: Black Bois

Dani Tirrell: Black Bois (photo: Naomi Ishisaka)



We’re proud to share our 17/18 Season with you. Art, Activism, Protest, History, Dreams — and 100% more Chicken Suits than last year.

We continue our mission of innovation, equity, and artistic growth this year with our ongoing programs designed to build bridges across communities, including the Ticket Bank, the Ambassador Project, Studio Suppers, Open Studio, OntheBoards.tv, the Performance Production Program, and more.

On the Boards invests in leading contemporary performing artists near and far, and connects them to a diverse range of communities interested in forward-thinking art and ideas. The present is exciting and the future even more so. 

We’ll see you soon!


Season Subscription Series

Subscribe to OtB and join a rollicking community of art lovers and artists. The following performances are part of our subcription packages, and you can sign up to see all 12-, 9-, or 6-shows in this 17/18 series. Not only do subscriptions save you money off the cost of single tickets but they also provide critical support for incredible performances and crucial programs designed to build bridges across communities, such as the Ticket Bank, the Ambassador Project, Studio Suppers, and more. As a subscriber, you help us bring our mission to life!
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Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors
Sep 28-Oct 1
Theater | U.K./Belarus


Jody Kuehner/Cherdonna Shinatra: Kissing Like Babies: Part III of one great, bright, brittle alltogetherness
Oct 12–15
Dance/Theater | Seattle


Graham Reynolds + Shawn Sides + Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol: Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance
Nov 16-19
Theater/Opera/Music | Texas/Mexico


Kate Wallich + The YC: Dream Dances
Dec 7–10
Dance | Seattle


Forced Entertainment: Real Magic
Jan 18–20
Theater | U.K.


Tamara Saulwick: Endings
Feb 1-4
Theater/Music | Australia


Evan Flory-Barnes: On Loving the Muse and Family
Mar 1-4
Music/Comedy | Seattle


Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm
Mar 15-18
Dance | Ohio


Alice Gosti: Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture
Mar 29-Apr 1
Dance | Seattle


Frank Boyd & Libby King: Patti & The Kid
Apr 12-15
Theater | San Francisco/Seattle


Dani Tirrell: Black Bois
Apr 26-29
Dance | Seattle


Kaneza Schaal & Cornell Alston: JACK&JILL
May 10-13
Theater | New York

Learn more about 17/18 Subscriptions →


Special Events

In addition to our subscription series we offer special events, performances, and parties throughout the season, many co-presented with partners in our community. Note that tickets to these events are a separate purchase from subscriptions, but subscribers receive a discount on special event tickets. 


Seattle Dance City
Presented by On the Boards + Velocity Dance Center + Century Ballroom
Sep 15 at Century Ballroom
8:30 pm - 1 am


Night Flowers: An Evening With Jomama Jones
Co-presented with Meany Center for the Performing Arts and the UW School of Drama
Oct 19
Theater/Music | New York City


12 Min Max at Base: Experimental Arts + Space
Performances Dec 5-6, Feb 18-19, May 20-21


Forced Entertainment: Tomorrow's Parties
Jan 21
Theater | U.K.


Kidd Pivot & Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit
Presented in association with Seattle Theatre Group
Mar 23-24 at The Moore Theatre
Dance/Theater | Vancouver B.C.


Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)
Presented in association with Seattle Theatre Group
Apr 20 at The Moore Theatre
Music/Theater | New York City


Programs & Initiatives

In addition to subscription series performances and special events, On the Boards engages in ongoing programs and initiatives that bridge communities, engage new audiences, support artistic development, and invest in an exciting future for contemporary performance both near and far. 

Ticket Bank

Studio Suppers

Open Studio

NW New Works

Ambassador Project

TeenTix Press Corps


Performance Production Program

Keep the art you love alive. Donate to OtB today and support our 19/20 season!