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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

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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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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Pat Graney

On The Boards
10/1/2015 through 10/4/2015

Local and international dance legend Pat Graney returns to On the Boards with a new piece exploring the …

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Move Live On Tour

Benaroya Hall Music Center
8/2/2015 through 8/2/2015

Move Live On Tour will feature a brand new stage production to showcase the fresh, exciting and high …

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Romeo and Juliet

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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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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