BPA History









BPA marked its 60th Anniversary 2016 - 2017 Season by celebrating all that we have realized and all that we have yet to explore.

What arose from the impassioned and insightful quest of a handful of volunteers in 1956 flourishes still today. Bainbridge Performing Arts has emerged as a community theater in the very best sense of the phrase – serving as a fulcrum for the artistic heart of the island and offering a growing/gathering space for the creative collaborations of actors, musicians, singers, writers, poets, dancers, and designers.

Check out BPA's Mainstage history and performance locations!

BPA has entertained Bainbridge Island and beyond for more than six magic-filled decades, and we wouldn’t exist without the generous support of our friends, neighbors, community organizations, and local businesses. You have our enduring gratitude.

Images from our August 5, 2016 Open House & Art Walk - “BPA: 60 Years of Storytelling”