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Performing Arts

While Seattle is well known as the birthplace of grunge, we’re also home to more traditional musical delights, such as one of the world’s most recorded symphony orchestras and our renowned Seattle Opera, both of which enchant audiences year after year with their compelling performances. This “City of Music” offers more than eighty clubs and venues presenting live music on a regular basis, allowing you to choose anything from a sizzling jazz trio to your new favorite rock band. We’re also recognized as one of the county’s great theatre centers. Groups like Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre offer everything from world-premieres and new works to award-winning interpretations of the classics. The historic Paramount Theatre and the Moore Theatre host touring concerts and Broadway shows, while over fifty other theatres produce inspired work by emerging artists. And that’s just the beginning. From the grand artistry of Pacific Northwest Ballet to a poetry reading in the most intimate setting, Seattle will set the stage for you.

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

Le Corsaire: A Pirate’s Tale

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
3/20/2016 through 3/26/2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire: A Pirate’s Tale. This one-hour swashbuckler features a band of …

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18th Annual DANCE This

Moore Theatre
7/10/2016 through 7/11/2016

DANCE This is Seattle Theatre Group’s most beloved dance program and is possibly the most intense, bringing together …

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Romeo et Juliette

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
2/5/2016 through 2/14/2016

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s brilliant take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet garnered classic status when PNB became the first American …

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Dana Michel

On The Boards
3/3/2016 through 3/6/2016

Drawing on the childhood memory of draping a yellow towel over her head to emulate the blonde girls …

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Sankai Juku

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
10/1/2015 through 10/3/2015

Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen ” by The New …

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Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome

The Triple Door
9/30/2015 through 9/30/2015

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, producers of the wildly successful burlesque extravaganzas Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque …

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