Welcome to LWHS Theatre

We are thrilled you are here! Lake Washington High School Theatre has played an important role in the school and in the community since 1922. Our commitment is to TEACH all that theatre education has to offer. Performing is fun, but all-around education is our goal. Our shows are a culmination of everything students have learned. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “It's not the Destination, It's the journey”. That is Theatre in High school.

On this website you will find information about upcoming shows, links to purchasing tickets, our history, our mission, support opportunities, and any other theatre related events and information. If you have comments, questions, or need more information. Contact us.

We pride ourselves in providing an all-encompassing educational experience in drama. Students not only learn much about acting and the world skills that they derive from that. They also get a great deal of hands-on with the technical side of theater, all while having fun, making or renewing friendships, and do so in a safe and inclusive environment.

The 2019-2020 school year was another exciting year for Theatre at LWHS, but not for all the right reasons. We had planned TWO great musicals: Newsies and Grease. Both shows are audience favorites. Newsies was a rousing success. It not only delighted both the cast and the audience, but it also provided a great opportunity to learn about historical events. And then, just as we had started our rehearsals for Grease, Covid-19 hit and the world stopped: school was cancelled, no rehearsals, and no show.

Now we will slowly need to pick up the pieces and find new ways to rehearse and perform our shows. Theatre has been around since the Sixth Century BC, and has gone through many, many changes. We will weather this storm and together re-invent theatre. Please continue to support us, the students and theatre. Stay tuned and visit here once in a while for the latest information on what we are planning.

If you want to get involved and actively make a difference, we have an outstanding Theatre Booster organization which we hope you will join. They are very active in support of LW Theatre and they have a blast doing it. Whether you want to support your student, be a community volunteer and help out, or want to financial support us, come and join us.

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Lake Washington High School Performing Art Center,
12033 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033.   (425) 936-1700

Ms. Morgan Heetbrink, Drama Adviser/Drama Educator, mheetbrink@lwsd.org          Mr. Mark Staiff, Tech Director/Theater Manager, mstaiff@lwsd.org

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