The First Interstate Center for the Arts complies with the Washington Indoor Clean Air Act which prohibits smoking in all public places as well as 25 feet from any entrance, exit, or ventilation intake at a public place. We thank you for your understanding.
We thank you for your understanding.
The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the First Interstate Center for the Arts. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.
Guest cameras brought to a performance for the purpose of audio or video recording will be checked with Guest Services. A claim check will be given for retrieval of the device at the conclusion of the event.
District personnel reserve the right to require that guests immediately check devices that were not detected at the point of entry. Specific events may allow an exception to the policy and allow specific types of recording devices.
Unless otherwise stated, any Guest attending an event at the First Interstate Center for the Arts, including infants or children intending to sit on a parent's lap, is required to have an event ticket.
Unless otherwise stated, Guests are not allowed to exit the building and return during the course of a single ticketed event.
In compliance with state law, the First Interstate Center for the Arts will offer public safety inspections to events when required by the event, or when there is an anticipated need.
First Interstate Center for the Arts Management and the Security Director will determine the need for a public safety inspection and what type of inspection will be performed at the event. The public safety inspection will be utilized to ensure that banned items and illegal items are not allowed through any of the entry doors. Prohibited items may include:
Possession of illegal items will result in confiscation. Banned items will be returned to the owners vehicle or at certain events, may be checked at Guest Services.
The District hires contract Security Services to perform public safety inspections. The contract Security Service may be required to discard illegal contraband.
Management and staff at the First Interstate Center for the Arts often review and revise security procedures to continue to create an exceptional and memorable event environment where our guests and performers feel safe, secure and welcome. Please check our site for periodic updates to our security procedures.
As of September 30, 2016, all guests (and employees) attending events at the First Interstate Center for the Arts will be required to walk through magnetometers (or security wanding) upon entering the building. More commonly referred to as "walk-through metal detectors," the magnetometers will be located at each entrance, including backstage areas. Additionally, all handbags and purses wil be checked prior to entry.
To help facilitate a smooth transition, here are a few considerations that will expedite the entry process and help everyone have a positive experience:
Staffing levels have been increased to help with a smooth transition of the new procedures. The INB respectively recommends arriving early to all events (doors to the First Interstate Center for the Arts open one hour before show time). Please think about arriving at the facility as close to that hour as you can. If you cannot make it to the venue at least 30 minutes prior to show time, you may experience a delay.
On-duty officers with the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office may enter the venue at any time. Off-duty law enforcement with either agency may be vetted through their respective supervisors to receive access privileges for service weapons.
The safety, comfort and security of our guests, employees and artists is something we place a high priority on at the Spokane Public Facilities District. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we implement these new procedures in order to provide better security at our venue. Thank you sincerely for your cooperation and patronage.
Reasonable efforts will be made to return lost or found items in to the rightful owner. In instances where the rightful owner is not located, items will be disposed of according to Spokane Public Facilities District procedures.
Disposal of unclaimed items: By authorization of the City Police Chief, in accord with RCW 63.21.060, the Executive Director may dispose of lost property as follows: