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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

Jovino Santos Neto


Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian …

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David Marriott


Award-winning musician and educator David Marriott, Jr. is the premier jazz trombonist in the greater Seattle area. His …

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Campout Cinema: Die Hard


An NYPD officer (Bruce Willis) must save a group of hostages, including his estranged wife, from a German …

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Axiom Quartet


Saxophonist Alexey Nikolaev employs a big tenor sound and willingness to take chances with the music. Employing a …

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Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

1/4/2019 through 1/6/2019

A screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that …

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Market Ghost Stories: A Haunted Excursion


Unexpected Productions is offering a new type of theatrical event, Market Ghost Stories, a ghostly adventure through the …

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The Other Virginity


Cine Mexicano; 70s Art House style of film: Laura and Eva, two waitresses, meet with Adrián, a delivery …

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Ben Goldfarb with Glenn Nelson


In Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter (Chelsea Green), environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb …

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Perfect Families


Perfect Families is born out of the Northwest American Indie Rock scene and the anxious frenzy of Chicago’s …

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