Special Events

In addition to the performances in the 19/20 Season we offer special events such as work-in-progress showings, lectures, the Performance Lab, parties and celebrations, and Studio Suppers. Join us!



STG and OtBThe Work of Robert Mapplethorpe: A Community Discussion

October 6, 2019

4:00 PM

This event is free, however RSVP is required. 

Join Sylvia Wolf (Henry Art Gallery, Exec. Director) and Michelle Dunn Marsh (Chief Strategist, Photographic Center Northwest) in discussion about the influential and controversial works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe's photography explored themes of sexuality, race, identity, nature, classic portraiture and modern art exploration to name a few.

Co-curated by KT Kusmaul & Charles SmithOct 16: Performance Lab: In the Round

October 16, 2019

Performance Lab is a continuation of OtB's longstanding commitment to showcasing works-in-progress by artists from across the Pacific Northwest. Artistic risk is a cornerstone of OtB's mission & values: supporting new works by artists from our community is one of the most important ways we manifest this commitment. Each Lab includes a Q&A with the artists, who discuss their pieces and processes with the audience and each other.

Co-curated by Curatorial Administrator Charles Smith and artist KT Kusmaul.

Ten Tiny Dances

October 24 - 26, 2019

An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances® is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience… all on a 4x4 foot stage!

Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 8:00 PM
Tickets + Studio Supper

40th Birthday Party

November 1, 2019

In 1979, On the Boards was born; the love child of a group of artists with a dream for world-class contemporary performance in Seattle.

Over the past four decades, On the Boards has shaped the way our region experiences performance.

We celebrate the artists that launched here; and the audiences that have embraced and supported new art and ideas at On the Boards from 1979 to 2019.