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Gesa Power House Theatre

111 N 6th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362-1728
+1 509-529-6500
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Great place to see a show

Great intimate venue. Audience members participate in the performance by sitting on the sides of... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2015
Walla Walla, Washington
Shakespeare in Walla Walla

Saw Romeo and Juliet. Great Venue. Go there a lot for various types of shows. Always something... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2014
Jack S
College Place, Washington
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The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 300-seat performing arts theater located in downtown Walla Walla, Washington. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, originally built to produce coal gas and pipe it underground to light the streets, businesses and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011, the interior of the building was transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts theater. The Gesa Power House Theatre was named by the Washington State Building Preservation Commission to the list of the State historic buildings and in January 2012 the theater was officially accepted to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the theater stages professional productions featuring comedy, music, family programs, films, festivals, and more. Organizations, corporations, and private groups often rent spaces in the Gesa Power House Theatre for their own functions and events.
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111 N 6th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362-1728
+1 509-529-6500

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Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great intimate venue. Audience members participate in the performance by sitting on the sides of the stage and interacting with people on stage.

Thank Bookbade
Reviewed September 15, 2014

Saw Romeo and Juliet. Great Venue. Go there a lot for various types of shows. Always something going on!

Thank Jack S
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Walla Walla is so luck to have this theatre. We recently attended a number of Chamber music events there. Go to their website to find out what is coming up! Beautiful building a couple block walk from the Marcus Whitman. A treasure!

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We attended opening night of the Importance of Being Earnest last week in this great space. Love the old feel and what it's been made into. Plus the high ceilings everywhere are spectacular. A real treat.

Thank NWroamer11
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We took in the BeauSoliel concert when it came to town. It was our first visit to the Powerhouse but we hope to go again. Just go early as parking can be a problem. The building was well situated for a Cajun music concert, however....More

Thank Itswoots
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I love going to this place for performances such as plays, music acts, or local performances for things like day of the dead! Not very expensive and very family friendly!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We recently visited the Power House Theatre for the screening of a documentary. The film producers hosted a Q&A following the screening. The Power House Theatre provided a wonderful venue for the event. It has good acoustics and wonderful architecture in an intimate setting.

Thank bdroth01
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The perfect Shakespeare theater that came out of an old, historical power plant. The atmosphere is wonderful and it has brought a different quality (in a positive way) type of entertainment to Walla Walla. We have seen the Four Tenors there twice so far.

Thank mfpeggyj
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely building, good acoustics, enjoyed the performance. Variety of interesting seating! Hope to see more here.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed July 29, 2013

So far I've attended 3 shows at the Powerhouse Theater and loved them all. Romeo and Juliet last summer may have been my favorite. They are improving the theater as they go and it is just getting better and better. Definitely recommend it to visitors...More

Thank WWqwerty
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Response from Cheryl L | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor won't allow us to post website links in answers to questions. To find the schedule, go to Gesa's website, and under the "Coming Up" menu, select "Shows".