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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

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Now through 12/27/2023

Based on the beloved, timeless film, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas comes just in time for the holiday season. …

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Xtreme Theatresport New Year Eve Show


Get ready for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration filled with laughter, companionship, and champagne. Join Unexpected Productions …

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The Book of Morman

1/9/2024 through 1/14/2024

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical …

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Artists at the Center: House of Kala


House of Kala will perform at Armory Stage.

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1/17/2024 through 1/20/2024

Corteo brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge …

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Quixote Nuevo

1/19/2024 through 2/11/2024

Underscored by vibrant Tejano music, Quixote Nuevo is a humorous and heartfelt quest towards becoming the hero of …

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Black Nativity

Now through 12/30/2023

Langston Hughes’ Gospel Song-Play returns to Seattle with a new, reimagined production. Celebrate the Christmas story with actors, …

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A Very Electric Christmas

Now through 12/31/2023

This electrified tale follows the journey of a young bird named Max and his family as they embark …

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Bluey’s Big Play

1/20/2024 through 1/21/2024

Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children’s television series, with an original …

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