The First Interstate Center for the Arts, which was formerly known as the INB Performing Arts Center, is located in Spokane, Washington. It is located at 334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard and underwent a $22.3 million renovation in 2018. These updates helped modernize the space and improve seating in the theatre. Owned by the Spokane Public Facilities District, the center was built for the Spokane World Fair in 1974. One of the Spokane region's top performing arts venues, it has hosted numerous events, from speakers to concerts to plays and musicals. The First Interstate Center for the Arts is most widely known for hosting touring Broadway productions. Shows that have come to the center include Waitress, The Lion King, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, School of Rock and Les Miserables. The best First Interstate Center for the Arts tickets are available at StubHub.
What is the First Interstate Center for the Arts seating capacity?
There are 2,753 seats in the First Interstate Center for the Arts.
What are nearby attractions?
If you have kids, spend the day at the Mobius Children's Museum. Outdoor lovers and thrill seekers will be happy with the ROW Adventure Center, Mica Moon Zip Tours and Riverfront Park to boost their adrenaline. After your busy day, get some food at Borracho Tacos & Taquileria, Black Label Brewing Company or Red Lion BBQ & Pub.
Are there food and drinks to buy?
The lounge, located close to the main lobby, offers drinks and snacks before all shows. There are also bars throughout the venue serving beer and wine as well as coffee. The lounge and bars are all open during intermissions.
Can I leave the First Interstate Center for the Arts during a performance and then come back in?
Guests may not leave the venue and then come back unless otherwise noted. This is for the safety and courtesy of the guests, staff and performers.
Are kids allowed?
Kids are allowed, but even young children who will not be sitting in their own seat must have a ticket. Shows may contain mature content, language and situations, so check the show's website or call the box office to see if what you want to see is kid-friendly.
Is photography allowed? What about recording the show via audio and video?
Taking pictures, audio and video of the performances at the First Interstate Center for the Arts is prohibited. It is considered disruptive and disrespectful to the performers, audience members and staff, and making recordings is in violation of copyright laws. Any cameras or phones that are caught being used in the theatre for such purposes could be confiscated and held.
Are accessibility services offered?
Accessibility services that are offered include assistive listening devices, disabled seating and accessible restrooms. Ushers and other staff members are willing to assist those who need help.
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