Welcome to Metropolitan Performing Arts 

LOBBY OPENS: 40 minutes prior to show time.  Come in and buy tickets, collect your pre-ordered tickets from will-call, get a drink from the bar or a snack or souvenir at concessions.  Please note bathrooms are not available until the House Opens.

HOUSE OPENS: 20 minutes prior to showtime. Please note that bathrooms are not accessible until the house opens.

Check out: Directions, Parking, Dining, Theatre Etiquette. 

REFUND POLICY: You may request to cancel your tickets for a full refund, up to two weeks prior to the date and time of the event.  Cancellations between two weeks and -0 hours before the event may be transferred to a different date/time of the same event for $5 fee.    When you purchase your tickets, you agree to these terms. 

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Address6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS

Driving From I-5 (Northbound): Take exit 1C-1D for WA-501. Turn right onto E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the right. From I-5 (Southbound): Take exit 1C for WA-501/E Mill Plain Blvd. Keep left at the fork and turn onto E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the right. From 205 (Northbound): Take exit 28A-B-C to merge onto SE Mill Plain Blvd. Turn left on E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the left. From 205 (Southbound): Take exit 30 for Washington 500 City Center. Keep right, follow signs for WA-500 and merge onto WA-500 W. Take the Andresen Rd exit. Keep left at the fork to continue toward NE Andresen Rd. Take a right on E. Mill Plain Blvd. We're on the left.

Parking The lot in front of our theater, and to the east (near Back Alley Bar & Grill) is free of charge and open to the public. Please be respectful of our neighbors by not parking in the grass near Lighthouse Church.

Public Transportation We are one block from the C-TRAN bus #37 stop in front of Safeway, which serves the Mill Plain/Fisher's Route.

Metropolitan Performing Arts
"Holiday Out" A new Musical


A new Holiday musical for the whole family

written by Pip Kennedy

We are bringing this show to the Southwest Washington Community for everyone.  We encourage a suggested donation of $20.00 a ticket, if you can do more that would be amazing.  If you need to donate less this Holiday season, you can.  Please bring your friends and family to enjoy our production.    

'Tis the Holi-gay season in a small town, in a small county, in the small state of Vermont. The hustle and bustle of the season can sometimes be stressful; and the adults of the town are feeling it. So, when the children of this small town, in that small county, in the small state of Vermont, start making wishes on the Northern Star… they call forth a larger-than-life fairy named Mary Christmas. Her magic is unleashed onto the town and wrongs are righted, financial troubles are wiped away, and bigots are put in their place. This show has everything: people singing and dancing, for no real reason, other than furthering the joy of the season; a cute gay couple, queers galore, unredeemable villains, elves, quiche waffles, and a 6’5” fairy with a huge talent… wink wink… for quirky mischief. This Christmas is going to 'sleigh'.

Directed by:  Rusty Tennant

Choreographed by:  Kemba Shannon

Music Director:  Leona Skinner

Stage Manager: Shannon Jung

Costume Design: Heather Skogen

Lighting Design: Ian Anderson-Priddy

Props Design: Sarah Glidden

Set Design:  Mark Martin and Rusty Tennant

Sound Design: Cooper Poole

December 2 - December 17th

Performances run for three weekends only, with limited seating inside the black box theater at Metropolitan Performing Arts. 

Family Day (discounted tickets to bring the whole family) December 4th at 2pm 

Pride Night will be December 10th at 8PM

A Special visit from Dapper Santa - Closing night December 17th 


Beware of a visit from the ghost of Thespis.

When something goes wrong in the theatre, those in the know will point to the ghost of Thespis as the culprit. Ancient Greek sources identify Thespis as the first actor to step out of the chorus and play an actual character. He is the father of all thespians. When theatres are not lucky enough to have their own ghosts, they rely upon Thespis to be the scapegoat for all the problems that might plague a production. (broadwaydirect.com)

Metropolitan Performing Arts
6403 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98686

​​Advance Ticket Prices (Includes Fees)​General Admission.....................................................$20.00

Student / Senior / Military Admission.....….........$16.00

We are proud supporters of Arts4All

For Groups of 10 people or more, use the coupon code GROUP for any regularly priced show and receive 10% off per ticket!

There will be a 15 minute intermission.  Concessions, Souvenirs, and the Bar will be open 30 minutes prior to show time, during intermission, and concessions and souvenirs will be open for 15 minutes after the show. 

Concessions may include, but are not limited to, candy, cookies, popcorn, soda, and water 

The Bar will serve Beer, Wine and a magical "Holiday Out" Signature Cocktail. Patrons must be 21 and must show their ID to be served. 

Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) is a Vancouver-based non-profit academy and community theater that offers professional, technique-driven classes in acting, dance, music, and tech. Its mission is to enrich the community by providing performance and educational opportunities in the live arts. For more information, visit www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org.

Sale Closed: 12/18/22 at 12:00 am