Where we entertain you

The Arts Center, built in 1971, is the hub of the fine and performing arts at CBC. The many spaces that are part of the complex have been updated and configured to enhance audience enjoyment and support the education of our students.

The play's the thing

Interior of the CBC Theatre

CBC Indoor Theatre

Built in 1971, the CBC mainstage theatre is a 292-seat thrust stage that provides a very intimate theatrical experience for our audience and performers. The facility contains a fly system, sound system, costume and scenic shop spaces. One of the highlights of the theatre is the state of the art lighting system with the latest in computer controlled LED and moving lighting fixtures that provide our students access and training on the latest equipment.

Outdoor theatre behind CBC Arts Center Building


Diane C. Hoch Stage – The Theatre department has been producing shows in our amphitheater since 1986 and the venue has grown along with it. The current performance area is a 50’x30’ stage with a custom designed roof lighting truss similar to professional concert venues. The venue will hold up to 600 patrons with state of the art sound and lighting systems. The Diane C. Hoch amphitheater provides a professional foundation for our students to learn and perform, while giving our audiences an experience they cannot find at any other school in the northwest.

Theatre Specs

CBC Mainstage Theatre

The mainstage theatre was built in 1971 and since grown into the heart of the performing arts at CBC.  Plays, concerts, lectures, and other events for the college are performed on this stage for the campus and community audiences.  

  • Thrust Style stage for 280 patrons
  • State of the art lighting and sound systems
  • 9 foot Steinway concert grand piano
  • Two 80” TV monitors
  • Attached scene shop and loading bay
CBC Seating Chart

Theatre Rental

If you’re interested in renting our Arts Center Theatre, please reach out today!

Theatre Contact Us
Theatre class instruction on stage