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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 Lehman Trilogy

4/26/2024 through 5/12/2024

The Tony Award-winning Best Play makes a thrilling Seattle debut after a triumphant run on London’s West End …

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Ben Schwartz & Friends


Comedian Ben Schwartz takes the stage at The Paramount Theatre.

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A Tale of Peter Rabbit

4/25/2024 through 5/12/2024

What does it mean to be a good bunny? If everyone thinks you’re a bad bunny, can you …

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The Lion Tells His Tale

5/1/2024 through 5/5/2024

Delbert Richardson’s national award-winning museum comes to life on stage for a brand-new theatrical experience. Audiences will be …

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5/10/2024 through 6/2/2024

Unrivaled is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist – and – no …

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Disney’s Aladdin

4/24/2024 through 4/28/2024

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled …

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Fat Ham

Now through 5/12/2024

Fresh from its Broadway debut, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a sparkling and uproarious …

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Bobcat Goldthwait


Since Bobcat Goldthwait’s first appearance on the David Letterman Show at the age of 20, he has gone …

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The Seasons’ Canon

Now through 4/21/2024

This mesmerizing work features 54 dancers moving as one organism to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed by Max …

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