ACT – A Contemporary Theatre

Who We Are

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle and serving a population of curious, open-minded, and brave audiences, ACT is the only local theatre dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists since 1965. We are…

  • A cultural engine that makes plays, dance, and music that touch us through its annual Mainstage series, ACTLab, and new works generated from the Young Playwrights Program.
  • An interactive community where artists and the public witness, contemplate and engage in dialogue on today’s thought-provoking issues, ideas and art, presented with intelligence, insight, and humor.
  • Committed to stewarding the historic landmark building that is our home.
  • Dedicated to the advancement and preservation of today’s contemporary work for future generations.

Our Mission

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) is dedicated to producing relevant works on contemporary themes. ACT nurtures new and seasoned artists, collaborates with promising playwrights and local performing artists working in a variety of media, and connects audiences to many stages of the creative process.