A press release from the City of Tacoma.
Tacoma Venues & Events (TVE) today announced the selection of ASM Global – the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy – as a new strategic partner for Pantages Theater, owned from the city of Tacoma (and the adjacent Jones Building), the Rialto Theater and the Theater in the Square.
ASM Global was selected through a competitive bidding process based on its demonstrated industry leadership experience, community commitment, programming strategy and financial terms. The ten-year partnership agreement includes responsibility for day-to-day operations, maintenance and preservation, financial accountability, community sustainability, and active and diverse programming.
“We are delighted to welcome ASM Global’s proven track record of managing the valuable facilities in the Tacoma Theater District,” Tadd Wille, Deputy City Manager, City of Tacoma. “We look forward to working closely with the organization and local leaders to enhance the experience for all theater audiences, arts organizations, educational partners and promoters, while increasing activity and investment. in our theaters and the vibrant arts and culture sector in Tacoma. “
Tacoma Theaters are home to eight resident arts organizations, enriching the community with their presentations of a diverse program of shows, special events and educational programs. Organizations include Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound Revels, Symphony Tacoma, Tacoma Arts Live, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Opera, and Tacoma Youth Symphony. The theaters also host workshops for the Tacoma School of the Arts and performances by internationally touring artists and productions.
“We are deeply committed to making many positive impacts for the local communities, partners and guests we serve around the world,” said Bob Papke, vice president of theaters, ASM Global. “We are excited to bring ASM’s vast resources to Tacoma as a global leader in live entertainment content and programming, sustainability, diversity, and look forward to generating additional economic impact for the region. “
ASM Global is a world leader in the private management of more than 300 theaters around the world, including 80 theaters. In western Washington, the Lynnwood Convention Center and the Accesso ShoWare Center in Kent are part of their portfolio. The company is committed to environmental awareness, social awareness, inclusiveness and diversity in the live experience industry.
Management, operations and events jobs for ASM Global in Tacoma theaters are open now. Theaters reopen this month with Seasons of Tacoma’s resident arts organizations. Public health and safety instructions will be respected.