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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

Maz Jobrani


Jobrani can currently be seen starring in the CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts”, opposite Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Katey …

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Devin Sinha


Devin is a singer/songwriter living in Seattle, hailing from Midwestern roots as he spent most of his life …

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North Mississippi


Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and …

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Jitterbug Perfume

3/14/2019 through 5/12/2019

Indulge all 5 senses as Nordo’s first in-house adaptation takes on this cult classic novel from beloved local …

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Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Victoria Royals


Don’t miss the battle between Seattle Thunderbirds and Victoria Royals at the Accesso ShoWare Center.

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Wayne Marshall


English organist Wayne Marshall is a triple threat in the classical music world, being a gifted conductor as …

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Shining Through: Reflections of An Oceanic Future

Now through 11/20/2019

Explore the future as seen through the eyes of five artists of Pacific heritage.

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The Pilot Experience


Join them weekends for one-hour experience in the Aviation Learning Center and see if you have what it …

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Habib Koite and Bassekou Kouyate


Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate exemplify responsibility and shared experience associated with the historical, cultural, and unifying properties …

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