Hospitality Events

Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 2, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Metropolitan Ballroom
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 3rd Floor


Ticket: This event is included in a full registration or Tuesday Day Pass Registration, but RSVP is required upon registering. Guests and delegates attending on other days are $25.

Let the merriment begin: reunite with long-time colleagues, meet and mingle with new ones, and get your week started right. You don't want to miss the first hospitality event of WAA 2014!


Hospitality Break - The Seventh Inning Stretch

Wednesday, September 2, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Commons: Grand Ballroom A/B
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Second Floor

SPONSOR: The Music Center

There's a lot of baseball fans that attend WAA, so with the Seattle Mariners out of town, we had no choice but to bring a bit of America's pastime to the conference. The Seventh Inning Strech delivers baseball's best snacks right to The Common's home plate: beef sliders with grilled onions, jumbo pretzels and grainy mustard, mini corndogs (ketchup of course), and icy root beer. Stop by, revive yourself, visit with colleagues, and enjoy the ol' WAA  game.


Annual Luncheon

Thursday, September 4, 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

SPONSORS: Eye for Talent and Cadenza Artists

Ticket: Registrants $45, Guests $55

Enjoy the ambiance of The Triple Door (picture a supper club from an old Hollywood movie with classic cabaret seating) during this sit-down luncheon with food by acclaimed Seattle restaurant Wild Ginger and a short program introducing extraordinary new talent!

For the complete menu and program, please visit the event page

WAA's Showcase Soiree

Thursday, September 4, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

SPONSORS: ICM PartnersRocky Mountain Arts Consortium, Noble Wines
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Barnard Griffin, Charles Smith Wines, Tamarack, Novelty Hill, Hedges, Powers

Join in the music, dance, and performance of WAA’s Showcase Soiree!

Spend an afternoon enjoying WAA's Juried Showcase Program and a glass of wine at Broadway Performance Hall. Present your WAA credential upon arrival and savor a glass of wine before or after a particular showcase, mingle with artists after their performance, and chat with colleagues about a group you've just seen or are about to see.

2014 Juried Showcase Program

2014 Closing Night Party

A Night at the Market

Friday, September 5, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Pike Place Market Atrium
1st and Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

SPONSORS: Seattle Theatre Group and BC Arts Groups Supporting WAA
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: BC Touring Council and Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

Ticket: Registrants $55, Guests $65

This year's Closing Night Party embraces all the best in Seattle's bustling and innovative food scene: fresh catch, local brews, farm to table vegetables, and more! Seattle Theatre Group invites you to Pike Place Market's new Atrium. Come toast the new friends you've made in the last week while tasting local seafood, crisp produce, elegant breads and cheese - all sourced from Pike Place Market.

We'll also celebrate local food as only the Pike Place Market can, with a traditional Seattle Fish Toss! Sign up now to see if you can catch the fish from the farthest toss! Smock, gloves, goggles and a great time provided.