Admiral Theatre Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$175 raised by 3 donors

Celebrating 82 Years On May 7, 2024

Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre celebrates 82 years this May as Kitsap County’s premier live entertainment and events venue. This community-owned treasure has welcomed hundreds of extraordinary performances over the years, and hundreds of thousands of patrons from all over the country. An estimated half a million local school children have enjoyed free and low cost live performing arts, workshops, camps and films as part of our Youth Arts Education programs.

We have done all of this and more while remaining financially solvent through the support of ticket revenue, show sponsorships, local, state and federal grants, annual donations from individuals and businesses, and lots of hard work. We have demonstrated that this community will support the production of high quality performances.

The Admiral Theatre Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, has invested more than $10 million dollars back into this historic facility over the past 30+ years – and the work continues. The theatre facility was built in late 1941-early 1942 with reinforced poured concrete and we are constantly battling weather and saltwater erosion. Planned facility repairs and upgrades include fixing weather-related exterior building damage, repairing and repainting our iconic marquee, remodeling a multi-use space on 5th Street attached to the auditorium, roof repairs, replacing a large window in an upstairs artist dressing room, repairing an awning on 5th Street, and remodeling our comedy-club sized side venue on 5th Street. Today, we humbly ask for your continued support in our efforts to give this community the well-equipped and maintained venue it deserves.

We need your help though to continue to attract artists to this world-class venue in the heart of downtown Bremerton.

We hope you will consider making a donation in this year's Kitsap Great Give – and we give you our solemn promise to continue to be responsible stewards of this historic community-owned facility. The Admiral Theatre Foundation is a tax-exempt performing arts organization, recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). All gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre! 

Brian Johnson
Admiral Theatre Foundation
Executive Director

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