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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


Now through 7/21/2024

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is …

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Joe Pera


Joe Pera is a standup comedian, writer, and filmmaker who is best known for his Adult Swim series, …

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Legendary Volume 2


Step into a world of enchantment with a hypnotic belly dance fusion extravaganza featuring stories of legendary figures …

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Tim Minchin


Tim Minchin hits the stage at The Moore Theatre.

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Old Gods of Appalachia


Old Gods of Appalachia is an eldritch horror fiction podcast set in an Alternate Appalachia, a world where …

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7/18/2024 through 7/19/2024

Shot through with music, movement, longing, and hope, this uniquely theatrical experience transforms the Rendezvous into a whole …

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Brad Williams


Stand-up comedian Brad Williams takes the mic at The Moore Theatre.

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STG AileyCamp Final Performance 2024


The AileyCamp Final Performance is the culminating performance of AileyCamp, a national program for youth from the Alvin …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars LIVE


RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars take their tour to Seattle for a stop at The Paramount Theatre.

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