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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

21st Annual DANCE This


STG’s signature dance program brings together youth and adult performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share …

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Tractor Tavern Presents: Ona w/guest at Sunset Tavern.

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Claire Partington: Taking Tea

Now through 12/6/2020

Get a new perspective on SAM’s popular Porcelain Room through the site-specific work of contemporary British ceramic artist …

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Dave B


Seattle MC Dave B is a multi-talented hip-hop artist who raps, sings, writes and produces while bringing to …

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Pop-Up Art and Craft Sale

6/22/2019 through 6/23/2019

Weekend-long art and craft pop-up sale featuring artists and artisans from across the Puget Sound region who work …

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Cattle Mutilation: The Musical!

7/17/2019 through 7/18/2019

Puppeteers for Fears, the world’s greatest puppet rock band and comedy troupe, present Cattle Mutilation: the Musical!, a …

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Bruiser Brody


Bruiser Brody w/ Jericho Hill & Solartone perform at Tractor Tavern. Join then for a great night of …

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Let’s Go to the Movies


Join the Redmond Chorale as they present this fun pops concert! From Disney to Casablanca, they’ll sing the …

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Ocean Vuong with Jess Boyd


We can think of few novels in recent years, debut or otherwise, that have generated as much excitement …

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