Here is your opportunity to learn more about the shows in the upcoming season. Hosted by Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Spotlight Night gives you a chance to hear more about the writers and composers who create musicals. You'll hear songs sung by some of our favorite 5th Avenue performers. And you'll meet members of the creative team who will bring each production to life. Best of all, these general admission events are always FREE!

Spotlight Nights for the 2016/17 Season:

Man of La Mancha Thursday, September 22, 2016
Disney's The Little Mermaid Thursday, November 3, 2016
Pajama Game Thursday, January 19, 2017
Secret Garden &
Murder for Two
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Romy & Michele's
High School Reunion
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Fun Home Date to be announced

Please note: Spotlight Night tickets no longer require an RSVP. Seating is limited and available at the venue on a first come first served basis.

All 2016/17 Spotlight Nights will be held at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, located two blocks from The 5th Avenue Theatre.

American Sign Language Interpreters provided upon request - please contact Guest Services at at least two weeks prior to the event. 



FREE Informative and entertaining pre-show discussions. Show Talks begin one hour before curtain.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30PM, plus special added dates! 
Studio E, Concourse Level

One hour before curtain
FREE Admission

For details and a schedule of upcoming Show Talks, click here.                                                 



A musical theater workshop for students followed by a pizza dinner and a show.

For details and a schedule of upcoming Fridays at The 5th events, click here.



Free talkbacks with the cast and creative team following the second Sunday evening performance of every production.

For details and a schedule of Second Sunday Talkbacks, click here.



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

March 3 - 5 2016, local teens from across Washington State mounted an all-student production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on the historic 5th Avenue stage.

The Rising Star Project production is entirely student-performed, including a student cast and student orchestra, and is run by a student technical crew under the mentorship and guidance of theater professionals. The production is coordinated, marketed, developed and produced by a student administrative team under the coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre staff. 

For complete details about the Rising Star Project click here.



Evening and weekend performances will take place  in March 2017.  For more information and to buy tickets, please check back in February 2017.


Rising Star Project will also present a special matinee performance for students and schools.

Student Tickets to School Performances are $18 each (includes service fees).  Groups will receive one complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.

To purchase tickets contact Corporate & Group Sales team, Chad and Martha, at (888) 625-1418 or