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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

Seattle Reign FC vs. Utah Royals FC


National Soccer Women’s League: Seattle Reign FC hosts Utah Royals FC at Cheney Stadium.

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Sound Affect

Now through 12/8/2019

Music and sound offer a path for artists exploring personal and cultural histories and real and imagined spaces. …

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Mike Edel


Michael Richard Edel is a Canadian folk musician and guitarist. He has released two studio albums, The Last …

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The Hooten Hallers


Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, …

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7th Annual San Gennaro Festival

9/7/2019 through 9/8/2019

The San Gennaro Festival is back for the 7th year! This three-day Italian street fair brings together amazing …

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Rachel Lark


An evening of political satire, raunchy comedy, and solid songwriting. Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter …

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Katrina Kope


Though her projects span many genres, from electronica, to funk, reggae, trip-hop, R&B, or vocal improvisation, Katrina might …

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Conflict is an English anarcho-punk band originally based in Eltham in South London. Formed in 1981, the band’s …

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The Brother Brothers


The Brother Brothers carry the folk tradition for a new generation. Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor …

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