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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

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film

Now through 12/31/2019

Explore the most terrifying monsters in horror cinema. Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film features more …

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Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees

8/26/2019 through 8/28/2019

Don’t miss the battle between Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees at Safeco Field.

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Vietnam in the Rearview Mirror

Ongoing

Over 40 years, Vietnamese refugees and immigrants have built a life and established roots in America, against all …

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Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

Ongoing

Packed with more than 150 artifacts from iconic films and television shows, this new exhibition invites you to …

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Seattle Storm vs Indiana Fever

8/25/2019

Women’s professional basketball. See the Seattle Storm take on the Indiana Fever at Alaska Airlines Arena.

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Gary Clark Jr.

9/11/2019

To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He’s a musical universe unto himself, expanding …

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Prince from Minneapolis

Now through 1/4/2020

At the start of his career, Prince worked to create a unique and dynamic professional image. He reached …

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Apollo

Ongoing

The challenge of spaceflight drew upon the best and the brightest of a generation, and was the longest, …

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Festál: Tibet Fest

8/24/2019 through 8/25/2019

Bestowing messages of love, compassion and kindness through a fusion of ancient and new Tibetan arts and culture …

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