Printed arts programs built the foundation of Encore and have been our flagship product for 50 years. Personally handed to attendees at each performance, our printed programs offer readers high-quality and aesthetically pleasing souvenirs. Encore programs provide meaningful and essential information regarding the organization, performers, and crew, to create a unique connection between the patron and the performance.
We partner directly with each organization to create a custom book that is representative of each organizations’ brand, personality and content. In addition, we solicit and procure like-minded advertising to help to offset the costs of printing and distribution.
Browse current publications below and contact us to request more information.
Founded in 1965, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) is dedicated to producing relevant works on contemporary themes, nurturing artists and collaborating with promising playwrights and local performing artists working in a variety of media. They have multiple initiatives to engage audiences, develop new works and keep the arts accessible; ACT’s Mainstage has presented many world, American and West Coast premieres.
American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, CA
Since 1965, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has nurtured the art of live theatre through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its Conservatory and an ongoing engagement with its community. Today, A.C.T.’s performance, education and outreach programs annually reach more than 250,000 people in the Bay Area at the Geary and Strand Theatres.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley Rep has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre, receiving the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. Known for its ambition, relevance and excellence, as well as its adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. Since its founding, over 5.5 million people have enjoyed nearly 500 shows at Berkeley Rep, which have gone on to win a host of national awards.
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Book-It was founded in 1986 by a group of theatre artists who love to read and are passionate about literacy. Since then, Book-It has produced over 100 world premiere adaptations of literature, many of which are classics of Western literature’s canon. Support from Corporate Council for the Arts (now ArtsFund), Theatre Puget Sound and Seattle Center enabled this thriving company to move to The Armory at Seattle Center in 2000.
Broadway at The Paramount
Working with Broadway Across America, Broadway at The Paramount brings the lavish and acclaimed musicals from Broadway to Seattle’s own Paramount Theatre in nine shows throughout the year, with some attracting audiences of 100,000 throughout their run.
California Shakespeare Theater
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) redefines classical theatre for the 21st century, making works of extraordinary artistry that engage with our contemporary moment. Over four decades, Cal Shakes has become a cornerstone of Bay Area’s summer theatre, producing works from the Shakespeare canon and beyond, including new classics that expand and reframe the concept and ownership of “classic theatre.”
Meany Center for the Performing Arts
University of Washington’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts fosters innovative performances that advance public engagement, cultural exchange and learning. Meany Center provides opportunities for diverse artists, community, students and faculty to connect in the discovery and exploration of the arts to create positive change in the world. Performances by world-renowned artists take place in the 1,200 seat Meany Hall, acclaimed for its acoustics.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Founded in 1972, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) is one of the largest and most highly-regarded ballet companies in the United States. PNB and its company of nearly 50 dancers epitomizes excellence in more than 100 performances each year at McCaw Hall in Seattle.
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco, CA
Since 1933, San Francisco Ballet has maintained a reputation for making history, from staging the first full-length American productions of Coppélia and Swan Lake, to forming an annual holiday tradition with the first full-length U.S. production of Nutcracker. Their approach defines ballet in the 21st century and makes San Francisco Ballet the essential place to see the most adventurous dance in America.
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Opera, one of the world’s leading opera companies for more than 90 years, is synonymous with what the Bay Area is known for—entrepreneurship, innovation and community involvement. The War Memorial Opera House has been the Opera’s home since 1932 where they continue to commission numerous world premieres and train some of opera’s greatest young artists.
Seattle Children’s Theatre
One of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the country, Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) is internationally recognized as a leading producer of professional theatre, educational programs and new works. At the close of its 44th season in 2018, SCT has produced 263 plays, 113 of which were world premieres, entertaining, inspiring and educating over 4 million children.
Seattle Men’s & Women’s Choruses
More than just a choir, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus have been dedicated advocates for the LGBTQ community in Seattle and across the country since their founding in 1979 and 2002, respectively. Combined, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus are the largest community choral organization in North America.
Founded in 1963, Seattle Opera is recognized internationally for the quality of its productions. The company is committed to advancing the cultural life in the Pacific Northwest with performances of the highest caliber through innovative education and community programs. Each year, more than 95,000 people attend Seattle Opera performances.
From its 1963 inception through today, Seattle Repertory Theatre has been a vital source for creative thought and conversation. One of the largest and most renowned regional theatres in the country, Seattle Rep produces a mix of classics, recent Broadway hits and contemporary works, receiving the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1990.
Seattle Shakespeare Company
Seattle Shakespeare Company is Puget Sound’s year-round, professional, classical theatre. The company’s success stems from a deep belief in the power and vibrancy of the time-tested words and ideas of classical playwrights along with a commitment to artistic excellence. Their combined programs—indoor and outdoor productions, regional tours and educational programs—reach across barriers of income, geography and education to bring classical theatre to Washington.
Voted 2018 Orchestra of the Year by Gramophone Classical Music Awards, the Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. The Grammy-winning Symphony is enjoyed by more than 500,000 people each year through live performances. The Symphony performs at S. Mark Taper Auditorium, one of two acoustically state-of-the-art venues at Benaroya Hall.
Seattle Theatre Group
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is a non-profit organization which presents more than 400 shows annually, most taking place at The Paramount, The Moore and The Neptune. As steward of these historic venues, STG is focused on making them accessible to all artists and audiences. With a mission to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of the region’s rich cultural identity, STG’s shows are top quality and pull audiences from across the region.
Stanford Live presents the finest in performance from around the world, fosters a vibrant learning community and provides distinctive experiences through the performing arts. Stanford Live is simultaneously a public square, a sanctuary and a lab, drawing on the breadth and depth of Stanford University to connect its more than 100 performances each season to the significant issues, ideas and discoveries of our time.
Tacoma Arts Live
Tacoma Arts Live (formerly Broadway Center for the Performing Arts) in Tacoma’s historic Theater District is a central hub for arts and performance in the South Sound. Tacoma Arts Live offers Broadway musicals plus a wide range of diverse performance genres, including modern circus and magic acts, music, film, lecture, dance and theatre.
Taproot Theatre Company
From its humble beginnings as a touring group founded in 1976 by six friends, Taproot Theatre Company is now Seattle’s largest mid-size theatre company. Today, Taproot Theatre serves over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with its Jewell Mainstage and Isaac Studio Theatre seasons, Touring programs and Acting Studio.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Mountain View/Palo Alto, CA
Over the course of 47 years, TheatreWorks has evolved from humble beginnings to become one of America’s outstanding professional theatres and the third largest repertory theatre in the Bay Area. Chartered by the City of Palo Alto in 1970 to create a performance company that reflected the concerns and diversity of the community, TheatreWorks celebrates the human spirit through innovative productions, new works and education programs.
Based in Issaquah, with performances also in Everett, Village Theatre has been a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest since 1979. Nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, Village Theatre is one of the region’s best-attended professional theatres, with over 20,000 subscribers.
Custom publishing is just that: custom. Encore’s custom publishing department produces publications for organizations and special events, including guides, catalogs, magazines and newsletters. Our clients include Seattle Art Dealers Association (SADA), Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Seattle Out & Proud, and Seafair. We partner closely with our clients to build a publication to suit their needs and resonate with their audience, while ensuring it is one they are proud to share.
Our custom publishing services also range based upon client need. Our suite of custom services includes advertising sales, design, editorial, production, editorial/content development, digital publishing and print services.
Browse current publications below and contact us to request more information.
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Seafair Commemorative Magazine
Reach thousands as they gather to celebrate Seattle’s summer across the many Seafair events and festivals.
Seattle Art Dealers Association (SADA) creates monthly magazines which are mailed to art buyers, enthusiasts and collectors, and distributed at participating galleries.
SIFF Guide & Catalog
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) takes place in late May to early June each year and is the largest film festival in North America. Engage patrons through the widely distributed Guide and Catalog.
Official Seattle Pride Guide
Created in partnership with Seattle Out & Proud, the Pride Guide is an indispensable resource during June, Seattle’s Pride month, and a great way to reach Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ communities.
Encore Spotlight is the digital hub for performing arts in the Greater Seattle Area and San Francisco Bay Area. It was created as an extension of Encore’s arts programs and provides a new platform of engagement for curious audiences and seasoned arts patrons. Encore Spotlight offers compelling content, access to digital Encore programs, local performance calendars and an exciting way to engage with the local performance arts communities. Visitors are able to learn more about performing arts organizations, their upcoming seasons and general happenings of our cultural communities.