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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

Kalahi Philippine Dancers

Crossroads Shopping Center
6/20/2015 through 6/20/2015

Back by popular demand, Northwest Folklife’s curated, family-friendly cultural arts performance series returns to Bellevue’s Crossroads Mall for …

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LeMay Sock Hop Dinner and Dance

Marymount Event Center
11/17/2015 through 11/17/2015

The Fabulous Fifties were a great era for poodle skirts, early rock-n-roll, and, of course, classic cars! Join …

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The Nutcracker

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
11/27/2015 through 12/28/2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s magical new production of The Nutcracker. Featuring choreography by George Balanchine, Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed …

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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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Cirque du Bollywood: Bollywood Dance Party

Columbia City Theater
5/9/2015 through 5/9/2015

Culture Shakti is a professional international dance company specializing in Tribal Belly Dance, Bollywood, Rajasthani Folk Dance and …

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Martha Graham Dance Company

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
5/5/2016 through 5/7/2016

A pioneer of modern dance, Martha Graham stands alongside Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine and Coco Chanel …

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