Some Big City Options for Arts & Entertainment
The Yakima Valley’s long-standing dedication to the arts comes to life on stage, in galleries and studios and through public art installations throughout the region.
The vitality of the area’s arts scene reflects the stunning, scenic beauty of the Valley’s diverse landscapes, a commitment to the community’s heritage and its vibrant Northwest culture.
Performing Arts World-class performing arts venues and community theaters deliver a broad selection of music, dance, and theatrical performances, creating the rich cultural experiences you expect to find in larger communities.
Arts Education and Involvement Artists studios, arts associations, and community groups provide endless opportunities to refine your talents, learn about the arts and become involved with the arts community.
Visual Arts Galleries and studios celebrate the talent of Northwest artists and showcase art glass, fine art photography, oil and watercolor paintings, multimedia arts, wood sculptures and vessels, fine prints and petroglyphs.
Community Art Public sculptures and art installations along with outdoor murals capture the essence of the Valley’s culture while community festivals and concerts bring music to everyone.
The Capitol Theatre Located in the heart of Yakima’s downtown, this grand, cultural icon with its stunning ornamentation and decorative murals, is often known as “Yakima’s jewel box.”
Built in 1920, the completely refurbished Vaudeville theatre seats 1,500 people. Home to more than 150 events each year, the theatre features touring Broadway musicals, including the traditional Best of Broadway series, as well as sassy and irreverent Broadway on the Edge performances.
The cornerstone of the Valley’s arts community, the Capitol Theatre also presents children’s productions through its Capitol Kids programming, creating unique experiences to inspire curiosity and unleash creativity for children throughout the community.
You’ll also find community performances from local musical groups, dance studios, the Yakima Follies and several local organizations such as the Yakima Symphony Orchestra.
Yakima Symphony Orchestra
Yakima Symphony Orchestra For more than 35 years, the Yakima Symphony has provided Yakima with an outstanding musical series featuring artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Bringing internationally renowned speakers to the Valley, Town Hall provides a yearly series of informative, engaging and entertaining lectures.
The Seasons Performance Hall
The Seasons Performance Hall Yakima County’s premier concert and arts venue, known for its unparalleled natural acoustics, provides world-class artistic nightlife, offering an incomparable selection of jazz, classical, and world music performed by distinguished international performers. Built as a church in 1902, The Seasons has maintained the elegant yet inviting,
Built as a church in 1902, The Seasons has maintained the elegant yet inviting, ambiance of the era by preserving its original stained-glass windows, antique oak pews, columned entrance, dramatic, arched, painted ceilings and paned-dome roof atop the lovely stone building.
In addition to weekly programming, The Seasons features two major classical and jazz music festivals in the spring and fall, workshops, Artist-in-Residence programs, and educational outreach.
The Lower Valley Community Concert
The Lower Valley Community Concert Association Founded in 1946, the Lower Valley Community Concert Association provides four events annually of world-renowned singers and musicians for performances at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. Many guest artists will volunteer their time to visit local schools bringing music and culture to the classroom.