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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

The Spinners

4/25/2019 through 4/28/2019

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes solid gold R&B with The Spinners for four nights …

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Diver Show


Divers take to the water three times a day in this exhibit. Wearing specialized masks, they are able …

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The Unlikely Candidates and Irontom


Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, The Unlikely Candidates are an indie rock band initially formed as an …

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The Full Monty

5/10/2019 through 6/2/2019

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees …

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Now through 6/2/2019

This hilarious multi-Tony Award nominee is an outrageous satire set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year …

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Robin Trower


STG Presents Robin Trower at The Moore Theatre. Robin Leonard Trower is an English rock guitarist and vocalist …

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Orville Peck


Barboza Presents Orville Peck with Jo Passed, Caitlin Sherman.

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Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble: Handel’s Messiah


Handel’s Messiah is considered his most famous oratorio, unparalleled in both text and music. Town Hall Seattle presents …

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Tony Howe


High Dive Presents Comedian Tony Howe “I Got 5 On It!”

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