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Address: 111 N 6th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362-1728
Phone Number: +1 509-529-6500
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12:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 300-seat performing...

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 300-seat performing arts theater located in downtown Walla Walla, Washington. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, originally built to produce coal gas and pipe it underground to light the streets, businesses and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011, the interior of the building was transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts theater. The Gesa Power House Theatre was named by the Washington State Building Preservation Commission to the list of the State historic buildings and in January 2012 the theater was officially accepted to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the theater stages professional productions featuring comedy, music, family programs, films, festivals, and more. Organizations, corporations, and private groups often rent spaces in the Gesa Power House Theatre for their own functions and events.

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Great Repurposed Venue!

Attended a concert last evening at the Gesa Powerhouse Theater and was impressed with the intimacy of the venue, in addition to the great sound. The group I heard, LeRoy Bell and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Attended a concert last evening at the Gesa Powerhouse Theater and was impressed with the intimacy of the venue, in addition to the great sound. The group I heard, LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, is one I have heard before many times so I am familiar with their sound quality. They sounded stellar in this venue and the size... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Has great shows on a regular basis without the big city costs. Easy to find and park and comfortable seats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The theater is convenient to the downtown area. There is seating for several hundred people, but it still feels cozy. We sat up in the balcony and still had good views for the most part.

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PowerHouseTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Gesa Power House Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-star review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've attended several shows at the powerhouse and each one has been spectacular!! Beautifully designed theater emphasizing the powerhouse history. Wonderful variety of shows!! Always a delight!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We had an opportunity to visit the Gesa Power House theater to attend the 1st Reveal Walla Walla wine auction. We had a little pre reception upstairs where we mingled and enjoyed this historic buildings exposed brick and beam interior & retiring into the theater for the 2 hr auction. Great venue to attend!

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I came here for the annual performance of the Walla Walla University Steel Drum Band, and what an incredible concert that was! The quality of the acoustics in this theater rival concert halls in the major cities. I would even say that the acoustics are better than some of these large concert halls I've visited. The brick theater is a... More 

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PowerHouseTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Gesa Power House Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review. Glad you had a great concert experience at the Power House! More 

Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Power House has a variety of live entertainment, most of it is family friendly. Great sound, views from every seat. Check their website for upcoming events. A close walk from the Marcus Whitman Hotel and others on 2nd Ave. I have been to multiple shows there and they have all been excellent. If you live in the Tri-Cities area, they... More 

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PowerHouseTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Gesa Power House Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. Glad to hear you are a repeat customer! Did you mean to leave a 1-star review? More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

We were in Walla Walla Christmas week and found a wonderful children's production of "Doktor KaBoom" which was a delightful solo performer instructing the audience on the "science of Santa Claus" which involved "how Santa gets down the chimney", how Santa and his reindeer fly" and "how Santa finds out if you've been naughty or nice". It was a hoot... More 

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Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed Doktor Kaboom! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Great intimate venue. Audience members participate in the performance by sitting on the sides of the stage and interacting with people on stage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Saw Romeo and Juliet. Great Venue. Go there a lot for various types of shows. Always something going on!

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