Previous Page

Firehouse Performing Arts Center

1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA


Get Directions

Upcoming Events

Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre

Comedy/Drama, Comedy, Drama, Play

Bellingham TheatreWorks, in partnership with The Firehouse Arts and Events Center, The Historic Fairhaven Association, and the Palliative Care Institute, presents: Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre. This summer Bellingham Theatre artists will performance three plays that will run six days a week in July: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, Wit by Margret Edson, and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Each show will play two nights a week for the duration of the run. All performances begin at 8pm, except for Sunday matinees which begin at 4pm. The Sunday matinee shows (except Sunday July 28) will include a discussion about the plays following the performance. These discussions are hosted by Bellingham TheatreWorks in association with the Palliative Care Institute of Western Washington University.


• Tue 7/23/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
• Wed 7/24/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
• Thu 7/25/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
• Fri 7/26/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
• Sat 7/27/19 at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
• Sun 7/28/19 at 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

High School Dance Intensive


Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) presents the High School Contemporary Dance Intensive, August 12-16 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. Dancers entering grades 9-12 will take classes from BRD’s dancers in contemporary and ballet techniques, somatic workshops, and opportunities both to choreograph new student work and to learn choreography from BRD’s professionally performed repertoire. Concluding the intensive, students perform selections from their classes in an informal showing open to family and community members. Participating dancers should have at least two years of dance experience and be entering 9-12 grades or have special permission from a member of BRD. To register for this intensive or apply for a scholarship, please visit Other inquiries can be made to


• Mon 8/12/19 - Fri 8/16/19 at

"Twisp: The Power of Community" to show at FireHouse Arts and Events Center


“Twisp: The Power of Community” (, a film that explores the question, “In a society that seems increasingly polarized and confrontational, how do some communities manage to get along?” will screen at the FireHouse Arts and Events Center at 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham, on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults; $5 kids and are available at the door, which opens at 6:30. Several years in the making, the 40-minute documentary explores the qualities that enable one tiny rural community—well-known to most Bellingham residents—to thrive, when so many others are dying, or being swallowed up by development. Starting with a telling of the town’s Native/white reconciliation process, the film also shares its successful opposition to a controversial mega ski resort development; its homegrown safety net—from a teen suicide prevention program to a food bank and, more recently, an affordable housing initiative. It also describes the town’s recovery from back-to-back summers of devastating wildfires and its investment in art and local artists as an economic development strategy. The film has won a handful of awards from Impact Docs and Docs Without Borders, among others. Leslee Goodman, the film’s director, says the film is intended as an antidote to the increasingly confrontational and intolerant rhetoric that has characterized public discourse in recent years. “Our community is as evenly divided between people with ‘red’ versus ‘blue’ affiliations as the rest of the country,” she says. “But we still work together to address our common problems and to celebrate the qualities we’re grateful to share—such as local beauty, local food, and local talent. I hope that's a message that will inspire the rest of the country, as well." For more information, visit


• Fri 8/23/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM