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

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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


Fall Play Auditions:

Dog Meets God by Bert V. Royal

September 25, & 26
CBC Theatre @ 3pm

Roles available for: All are welcome. 8 roles for high school/young adult age rage

Auditions will be cold reads from the script and some movement/storytelling improvisation. 

Auditioners should come prepared with ALL, SPECIFIC, potential conflicts from Thursday, September 28-November 18.

Content Warning 

Even though it is comedic, Dog Sees God engages mature topics and explicit language surrounding suicide, bullying, eating disorders, loss, sexuality, substance abuse, and homophobia.  

Please make sure to check in with your mental health before auditioning, as there are many potential triggers in this script. We will take good care of you, but the story we are serving does touch on the above-mentioned themes and includes bullying slurs and behaviors.  

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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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