The stage reflects life

William Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage …” At the CBC Arts Center, the department of Theatre is the place where our community can see what our future students will experience, and be a part of, in the stage called life.  Our gifted directors work to provide our students many opportunities to learn and our own community benefits from this energy by being welcomed to the CBC Arts Center to attend a stage production or even participate themselves.  From fall to summer, our theatrical ensembles are a gem of the area.

Theatre Is Not Complete without an audience

Interior of empty CBC Theatre

Performance Spaces

Located in the P Building on Pasco Campus, our performance spaces include a 292-seat intimate indoor theatre with a 3/4 thrust stage, an outdoor amphitheatre, and black box theatre.  They are used by the college and community alike for concerts, lectures, meetings, and theatrical productions.

Summer Theatre show audience

Summer Theatre

With 300 days of sun in the Columbia Basin, our theatre program capitalizes on the local weather and produces an annual Summer Showcase in our outdoor amphitheater. Every year, this is an exciting opportunity to share with our community what our program has to offer.

Ronn Campbell teaching with white board

Immersive Theatre Instruction

If you are student or know a student seeking information about the higher education programs in theatre, please visit the Theatre Arts program page to get information on courses, performance opportunities, and scholarship opportunities.


The productions include plays, musicals, one-acts, read-thrus, and student directed plays. Our theatre department produces 3-5 plays and/or musicals annually, ranging from classics to modern titles.

CBC Theatre performance


Hand to God by Robert Askins

Performances May 26th, 27th, 28th at 7:30pm in the CBC Theatre

Mature Content Warning
Free and Open to the Public

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother, are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

give the gift of education

It's a lasting investment in the future of theatre arts in our community. Whether you give a one-time or recurring gift, all contributions make a difference in the lives of CBC students. Your donation can be directed to class supplies and equipment for theatre students, scholarships, or needed upgrades to our theatre spaces.

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If you have questions regarding Theatre events, please reach out!

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Theatre class instruction on stage