Romeo et Juliette at Pacific Northwest Ballet Angela Sterling, courtesy PNB

Roll Out The Red Carpet

Performing arts venues are raising their curtains once again.

The pandemic turned out the lights on Seattle’s vibrant dance, music, and performance scene. While many companies pivoted to innovative streaming options, most are ready to bring back the noise. Venues are populating their calendars with in-person shows, working hard to protect the health and safety of cast members and audiences.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony* (200 University St) reopened its doors in 2021 after temporarily rebranding as Seattle Symphony Live. While it’s still offering some streaming options, it has also opened its doors to host a number of classical concerts as well as visiting stars, like actress Capathia Jenkins in Aretha: A Tribute and Symphony favorite violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Seattle Theatre Group

The Seattle Theatre Group* (various locations), is moving back to live performances at stages around town with a range of musicals, comedians, concerts, and acts—try to catch The Band’s Visit, Jim Gaffigan, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and so much more.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

After a master class in adapting to online performances, including world premieres, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)* (301 Mercer St) returns to live performances for the new season, including Christopher Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette and Kent Stowell’s
Swan Lake. PNB subscriptions include a digital option—patrons can opt for an in-person, digital-only, or combo plan.

The 5th Avenue Theatre

The 5th Avenue Theatre* (1308 Fifth Ave), the iconic downtown performing arts venue, is excited for you to “be their guest” at the live run of Beauty and the Beast. The 5th’s spring calendar also includes the world premieres of Afterwords and And So That Happened…

Seattle Rep

Seattle Rep* (155 Mercer St) lifts the curtain to reveal a slate of performers, including the Tony winning, proto-Hamilton Freestyle Love Supreme and one-woman show Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, about the powerful civil
rights activist.


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