The Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center is a state-of-the-art venue for plays, musicals, concerts, recitals, comedians, dancers, speakers, festivals, business meetings, conventions, and many other events. It is a fully handicapped accessible facility offering comfortable seating for 704 patrons with a technically advanced lighting and sound system.
This center is a joint venture of the Washington Community School District and the City of Washington. The facility was created with funding from many local donors, a school bond levy and major support from the Washington Riverboat Foundation and the Vision Iowa Community Attraction & Tourism Fund. An Operations and Advisory Committee made up of representatives of both the school system and the city acts as a liaison between city and community in matters of auditorium use and scheduling. The auditorium is adjacent to both a large commons/cafeteria, kitchen, and large music rehearsal rooms.
The center is available for public events in addition to school performances.
WAPAEC Operations Board
Erik Buchholz, Diana Flannery, Jan Gallagher, Dianne Gray, Brent Hinson, Mike Jewell, Doug McBride, Gary McCurdy, Jaron Rosien, Cindy Seberg, Melissa Westphal, Millie Youngquist, Robert Youngquist