ACT is a contemporary theatre where artistic ambition and civic engagement unite.
ACT envisions a world where the power of theatre expands our collective understanding of community and our own humanity.
ACT is where artistic ambition and civic engagement unite. We envision a world where the power of theatre expands our collective understanding of community and our own humanity.
One of the great benefits of having a contemporary theatre in our community is that we ensure all artists shaping our culture have a voice in driving the theatre of tomorrow. Over the last 55 years, ACT has supported these voices as they sharpen and grow and has honed its mission around nurturing the theatre makers of the next generation.
Our renewed commitment to New Works by local playwrights leads our theatre back to life during this extraordinary time of transition bringing Seattle’s voice beyond our stage into the national conversation. ACT’s dedication to producing bold, relevant, works on contemporary themes sparks an authentic curiosity about the human condition matched by an audacious spirit fueled by groundbreaking work.
ACT has produced more than 300 plays and musicals including over 45 World Premieres and is dedicated to producing dynamic and provocative works supporting local excellence reflective of a collective community spirit.