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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

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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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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Director’s Choice

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
3/18/2016 through 3/27/2016

PNB’s Paul Gibson wears several hats: an essential ballet master, scheduler, and teacher. And in his spare time, …

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Paramount Theatre
4/15/2016 through 4/17/2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y …

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Saturday Night Fever

Pantages Theater
4/17/2016 through 4/17/2016

One of the most beloved dance stories of all time arrives in a spectacular new production. This is …

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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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