The First Interstate Center for the Arts (formerly the INB Performing Arts Center and Spokane Opera House), is owned and operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District (SPFD), and serves as the premier performing arts and entertainment venue in the Spokane Region.
The newly renovated First Interstate Center for the Arts is ready for business. After a six months, $22.3 million renovation project in 2018 the facility doors are once again open to our guests! Many modern finishing elements along with all-new theatre seating are just some of the highlights made to the iconic facility. These impressive changes focus on major upgrades to enhance the guest experience and improve overall use. The newly renovated First Interstate Center for the Arts is an entirely new experience. Join us today!
This most recent renovation, along with general upkeep and commitment to exceptional customer service, would not be possible without the support of our remarkable partners. Inland Northwest Bank has generously served as an elite partner with the Spokane Public Facilities District for many years. This sponsorship allows the facility to consistently provide an exceptional guest experience and maintain its standing as an artistic and cultural pillar in the community. The District greatly appreciates Inland Northwest Bank's commitment to this region and support of the performing arts.
To operate as a community facility - providing first class performing and meeting surroundings with excellent service at affordable use rates to local performing arts groups, event presenters, meeting planners and school districts, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all citizens and serving the economic well-being of the community and enhancing the quality of life.
A legacy from Spokane's World Fair in 1974, this facility has hosted everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Lion King." The elegant 2,600-seat First Interstate Center for the Arts is adaptable for symphony concerts, ballet, grand opera, road shows, country and rock music spectaculars, musical stage productions, travelogues, conventions and lectures.
At Your Service:
Spokane is ready when you are. Keep in mind that we also have the entire staff at the Spokane Public Facilities District and Visit Spokane ready to serve you. Call us. We'll take it from there and have everything ready to make your event successful. We are an industrious and innovative community that relishes the challenge of rising to the occasion. We are the 'underdog' that doesn't know it (and doesn't care). We are Spokane. Creative by Nature