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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 TheatreACT 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

Mr. Anderson and Friends

Bainbridge Performing Arts – Playhouse and Gallery
6/11/2016 through 6/11/2016

Join in wishing Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Resident Music Director Josh Anderson a fond farewell as he leaves Seattle …

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Northwest New Works Festival

On The Boards
6/10/2016 through 6/19/2016

The Festival provides artists with rehearsal time, an honorarium, documentation, and the opportunity to present their work on …

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Season Encore Performance

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
6/12/2016 through 6/12/2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet reprises its 43rd season via some of PNB’s greatest hits. An evening of thrilling selections …

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9 Circles

12th Avenue Arts
6/2/2016 through 6/25/2016

Strawberry Theatre Workshop presents Bill Cain’s unnerving re-imagining of Dante’s “Inferno” offers a furious journey through one wayward …

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Paint Your Wagon

The 5th Avenue Theatre
6/2/2016 through 6/26/2016

A sweeping saga of the mythic west and the pursuit of the American Dream, Lerner and Loewe’s classic …

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Where No Man Has Gone Before

Theatre Off Jackson
6/9/2016 through 6/18/2016

Where No Man Has Gone Before returns to Theatre Off Jackson to celebrate its 5th Anniversary. Adventure! Beautiful …

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35th Annual Student Performance

Bainbridge Performing Arts – Playhouse and Gallery
6/21/2016 through 6/25/2016

Six great performances showcase more than 130 students, ages 4-18 in Bainbridge Dance Center’s 35th Annual Student Performance. …

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Trivia Night at Ricks

Jet City Improv
6/2/2016 through 6/17/2016

Grab your brainiest friends and form a trivia team for this audience interactive experience. Each audience team plays …

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The EDGE Improv

Bainbridge Performing Arts – Playhouse and Gallery
6/4/2016 through 6/4/2016

Grab your Dad for an early Father’s Day laugh. Head to BPA for The EDGE Improv on June …

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