Arts & Entertainment

Tacoma Arts Live 2021

Tacoma Arts Live has reopened following the closures last year.

 As of Aug. 23rd, Tacoma Arts Live has begun selling tickets for its 2021-2022 season. This occurs after the postponement of live, in-person events last year.

As part of the return to in-person events, Tacoma Arts Live has implemented new policies to stop the spread of COVID-19. Much like other local organizations, all attendants of Tacoma Arts Live of all ages must be fully vaccinated or able to “show proof of a negative test within 72 hours sourced by a professional test provider.” Masks are also required. Documentation may include vaccine cards or negative test results with photo ID.

Tacoma Arts Live encompasses events at multiple venues, such as the Tacoma Armory, Pantages Theater, Theatre on the Square, and the Rialto Theater. All are located in the downtown area, perfect for UWT students who are interested in exploring the arts within Tacoma.

Upcoming events include “Arts at the Armory”, “a unique interactive arts experience” featuring over 90 Tacoma artists. This event is available from Oct. 16-17. After that event, Symphony Tacoma presents “Classics I: Opening Night” at the Pantages theater. This is the opening night for Symphony Tacoma’s season, and the start of their 75th anniversary. Tacoma Arts Live itself is presenting “Tribes”, a play about the character Billy, who “was born deaf into a hearing family, but raised to fit into the hearing world”. “Tribes” shows how Billy learns “what it means to be understood, to be seen, to be honored”. Later in the year, TAL is featuring “Imagine Van Gogh”, which will run Dec. 18 2021-Jan. 30 2022. 

Tacoma Arts Live is an all-year event, with too many events to list here. Check their website for more information on these performances and exhibitions, and also look out for ones in the future that are available to see.
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