It all began over a cup of coffee in an Edmonds, Washington living room one day in 1957. A very keen and talented group of people wanted to form a theatre group so in 1958 they founded Edmonds Driftwood Players, a non-profit community theater.
Edmonds Driftwood Players in residence at the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds is one of the oldest continually running community theatres in Washington State which hosts five mainstage plays per season as well as educational productions, alternative productions, special events and opportunities for new works through our Annual Festival of Shorts and our Spotlight on New Works.
The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players is situated on the edge of lovely Yost Park near historic downtown, with Shell Creek and many walking trails nearby. Originally built in 1968 as The Driftwood Theatre, with the assistance of many volunteers and the City of Edmonds, it was renamed during the 1970s in memory of its architect and founding member, Wade James.
Our theatre boasts 219 seats – 4 removable seats to accommodate those who need special seating in our back row and 215 seats in nine rows for our patrons.