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Bainbridge Island Destinations: Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

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Bainbridge Performing Arts’ production of “Side By Side By Sondheim”

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) promotes appreciation of and participation in the performing arts to build, educate and inspire our vibrant, creative Bainbridge Island community.

What began in 1956 as the only community organization to combine theatre, dance and music on Bainbridge Island continues to thrive today. A handful of volunteers with deep visionary roots, an eagerness for hard work, a readiness to perform anywhere, and financial allegiance planted a seed that flourished. Now, seamlessly woven into the fabric of Island life, BPA has emerged as the quintessential heart of Bainbridge Island ‘s artistic community, a gathering place for the energy, talent, and spirit of artists, writers, directors, musicians, dancers, students, volunteers, and impassioned audience members. Patrons from Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, and beyond enjoy events at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA).

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The cast of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ at Bainbridge Performing Arts

BPA originally was named “Bainbridge Light Opera”. The first musical production in 1956 was a hit and theatre on Bainbridge has never left. For 37 years, Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) performed wherever they could – Timber Lodge, Commodore Middle School, North Kitsap auditorium, Bangor, a Circus tent on High School Road, and even a converted grocery store. The Playhouse was built in 1993 through a $1.2 million fundraising campaign. The facility boasts a 245-seat theater with professional sound and light.

This article was adapted from Bainbridge Performing Art’s Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA).

How to Get There:

Bainbridge Performing Arts
200 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-4560
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