Seattle Area Performing Arts:
1308 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-625-1900
This landmark theatre in downtown Seattle has hosted a variety of theatre productions and motion pictures since it first opened in 1926. The theatre currently offers on average 6 to 7 shows per year, a mix of locally produced revivals of musical theatre classics, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and national touring musicals.
700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-292-7676
Founded in 1965, the ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle is one of the area's top theaters, offering world-class productions that feature amazing design value, directing, and acting from local and national artists. Current and past productions include "The Twilight Zone: Live!", "The Pitman Painters", "An Evening with Groucho", and more.
901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 253-591-5890
Tacoma's Broadway Center for the Performing Arts offers up three separate and distinct venues featuring a variety of performance genres, including ballet, opera, symphony, dance, popular music, and more. The historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters have hosted such performers as Victor Borge, Dizzie Gillespie, and Joan Baez.
109 S. Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-628-0303
Since its first show in 1981, the Comedy Underground in Seattle has provided the Pacific Northwest with some of the best talent available. Big names like Ellen DeGeneres, Marsha Warfield, Jerry Seinfeld, and Steven Wright all performed at the Underground before they were stars. Today, the Comedy Underground Seattle still features the best in up-and-coming comedic talent.
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-652-4255
The Early Music Guild is dedicated to promoting appreciation for music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. The Guild sponsors several programs and venues including the International Series and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Each of these programs features world renowned musicians performing with period instruments.
201 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-269-1928
Repertory theater is alive and well at Seattle's Intiman Theatre! The Intiman will be celebrating its 40th year this summer and some of Seattle's finest artists have assembled to make it the best year yet. In short, the 2012 summer festival promises to be one of the most diverse with works from Shakespeare to political activist / playwright Dan Savage.
1313 Northeast 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105 | 206-543-4880
Located on the campus of the University of Washington, Meany Hall is one of the Pacific Northwest's premier performing arts facilities. The venue is not only used by the University of Washington Drama Department, but is also the site of upcoming performances by artists such as the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Kathy Mattea.
1932 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-682-1414
The Moore Theatre, built in 1907, is the oldest operational theater in Seattle. During the 1970's, the theater was designated a Historical Landmark and was also the site of the first Seattle International Film Festival. After a massive renovation, the Moore became a venue for local bands and musical artists of almost every genre.
1303 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 | 206-682-1414
When it opened in 1921, the Neptune Theater was one of five movie houses in the University District. Today it is the only one of those five that remains. In 2011 the theater was purchased by the Seattle Theatre Group, a non-profit organization that has also purchased and restored the Moore and Paramount Theatres. It is now a live performance multi-use venue.
301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-441-2424
Founded in 1972, Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States. Made up of nearly 50 dancers from around the world, the company presents more than a hundred performances every year, both in Seattle and on tour. Upcoming performances include Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Hansel & Gretel.
911 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-682-1414
During the era of the silent film, the Paramount Picture Studio built large theaters in most major cities across the country in order to ensure broad distribution of their films. The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, which opened its doors in 1928, began its life as one of those great silent movie palaces. It is now one of the city's premier live venues for music and so much more.
200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-621-2230
In 1987 Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) began to bring writers from different genres to the city to discuss their work. Over the years, the program has expanded to include educational objectives geared toward both adults and children. The introduction of the Poetry Series in 2000 simply enhanced an already vibrant effort to engage the community in the literary arts.
321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-733-9725
Over the last 30 years the Seattle Opera has specialized in, but has no way been limited to, operas by Richard Wagner. The Seattle opera company has produced many works, from "La Traviata" to "Porgy and Bess", but the Wagnerian operas have received critical acclaim from across the globe. The Seattle Opera is, by far, the premier venue for opera in the Northwest.
155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-443-2222
The original Seattle Playhouse was built for use during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and it was in this space that the Seattle Repertory Theatre was born the following year. Over the last 40 years, the Seattle Repertory Theatre has been the recipient of a Tony Award and has become the leading regional theatre in the Northwest.
200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-215-4747
Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony is now in its 109th season. The Symphony is welcoming a new Music Director, Ludovic Morlot. Under their former Music Director, Gerard Schwarz, the Orchestra completed 140 recordings, received 12 Grammy Award Nominations, and 2 Emmy Awards. The 2012 season is poised to build upon that success.