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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



Pianoman Victor Janusz and his popular bandmate Saxophonist Medearis Dixson bring a mostly-new line-up of material to “Just …

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Don’t miss Immersions performs live at Barboza!

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Gina Belliveau


Gina Belliveau is a Seattle-based musician who plays solo mostly- percussive acoustic folk with an achilles heel for …

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Cole Schuster Organ Trio


An evening of the finest jazz/soul/funk instrumentals performed by the COLE SCHUSTER ORGAN TRIO featurig COLE SCHUSTER on …

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The BECU Movies@Marymoor Park feature big screen outdoor movies, variety entertainment, trivia and the region’s best food trucks. …

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Captive Light: The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride

Now through 7/8/2018

Ella McBride (1862-1965) was an internationally acclaimed fine-art photographer who began her photography career running Edward S. Curtis’ …

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Protoje and The Indignation


Join Protoje and The Indignation with Mista Chief and Rising Buffalo Tribe, Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevél at …

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Summer Festival – Schumann, Faure, Brahms


Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival brings together the finest musicians in the world to perform world class …

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Now through 7/1/2018

When the handsome Dorian Gray sees a portrait a male admirer has made of him, he laments, “how …

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