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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

Meet Me At the Movies: Pacific Northwest

8/24/2018

Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience showing theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films …

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Bear Axe, Scorpiknox, Maklak, Nordus

9/14/2018

Four of Seattle’s very best rock bands team up to celebrate the release of “Every Part of the …

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Robert Michael Pyle

8/21/2018

A writer we first presented over thirty years ago, on the occasion of his landmark book, Wintergreen (which …

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She Kills Monsters

Now through 8/18/2018

Director and Master Monster Maker Butch Alice returns to TS to take the reins of this monster of …

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Full Circle Jazz Ensemble

8/26/2018

The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble is 10-piece band that through great arranging and musicianship has a full orchestral …

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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

9/15/2018

Join Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Chateau Amphitheatre.

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Black Uhuru

8/29/2018

Derrick “Duckie” Simpson the “Gong Gong Gullie” is the founder and leader for reggae’s Black Uhuru. Although going …

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Van Conner

8/17/2018

A long time ago in a place called Ellensburg, WA, Van Conner and his brother Gary Lee, Mark …

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The Sea The Sea

8/22/2018

The Sea The Sea is an upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-fronted band featuring what HuffPost calls, …

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