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The Byrnes Performing Arts Center was opened in the spring of 2007. The venue reflects the passion for the arts that brought it to life, from the pleasing architecture to the glass art chandelier for the foyer. The venue is proud to house a gleaming concert Steinway grand piano.To learn more, go to Our Dream - The History of the Byrnes Performing Arts Center.

The state-of-the-art performance hall can seat up to 673, with a lower section of 169, and upper section of 504. The stage is fully equipped with audio and lighting equipment, ready for presentations and staged events. The facility’s Orchestra Pit is available for performance events.

The foyer is suited for meetings of groups up to 45 people. Rooms available at High School during non-school hours.

Free Parking is available at the Center and at the adjacent High School. Arriving at Byrnes Performing arts center is easy, located just off Highway 9, at Crown Ridge Blvd., beyond the covered bridge. A short drive from Smokey Point and Downtown Arlington, where you will find dining and overnight accommodations.

We are happy to customize your event to your complete satisfaction. For availability and pricing, call 360-618-6205 or email us at

Technical information

  • Proscenium Opening: Width - 40 feet, Height - 17feet, 7inches
  • Stage: Depth 34 feet, Width 80 feet
  • Orchestra Pit: 7 feet front edge to apron edge
  • Rigging: 27 single pipe battens, 4 double, 2 side curtain tabs, 6 side light ladders, 3 overhead shells
  • Video Projection Screen: 15 feet, 8 inches
  • Dressing Rooms: 2
  • Greenroom Area