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Seattle: Venues

Seattle Venues: Venues Around Seattle

Below are our Seattle Venues recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Seattle Art.

Moore Theatre

The Moore Theatre is Seattle’s oldest remaining theatre, built in 1907 by James A. Moore, a developer responsible for many early structures in Seattle’s downtown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.  The placement of the Moore (on the newly regraded Second Avenue) was intended to shift commercial focus away from Pioneer Square, establishing the neighborhood as Seattle’s film and theatre district.  In its earliest years the Moore featured motion pictures and theatre, …more…

On the Boards

Multi-arts presenter On the Boards (OtB) has been a strong creative presence in Seattle since 1978.  Its mission has been to promote the development of contemporary performances that cross between the disciplines of music, theatre and dance.  Artists featured by OtB have included Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris and Jan Fabre, among many developing contemporary performers.

OtB presents two series of performances each season; the Inter/National Series offers performances …more…

Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre is arguably Seattle’s most storied entertainment venue. Built in 1928 as a vaudeville house and movie theatre, it featured some of Hollywood’s first ‘talkies’ (motion pictures with sound), and in the ensuing decade a staggering variety of entertainment. As public tastes changed into the 1940’s, the Paramount focused more on feature films, until 1971 when a change in ownership turned it into a major venue for the …more…

Seattle Center

One of the city’s most prominent attractions, Seattle Center is a 74-acre campus located just north of Belltown in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.  Constructed originally for the Century 21 Exposition (World’s Fair) in 1962, it has long been a nerve center in Seattle for arts, entertainment, and education.

The Seattle Center is home to many of the city’s major performance venues, including Key Arena, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, …more…

Seattle Theatre Group

STG is a major figure in Pacific Northwest performing arts. It was established in 1992 by Ida Cole (then a vice-president of Microsoft) as the Seattle Landmark Association, intended to aid in the restoration of the Paramount Theatre, and later the Moore Theatre, two of Seattle’s most historic performance venues. In 2002, ownership of the Paramount was transferred to the newly named Seattle Theatre Group, beginning in its new role …more…

The Tateuchi Center

To be opened in 2014, the Tateuchi Center will be the premiere source for the performing arts in Bellevue and the greater Seattle community east of Lake Washington. The name honors a generous donation by the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation.

The Center will feature a 2,000-seat Concert Hall and 250-seat Cabaret, in a facility designed by Pfeiffer Partners Architects, with acousticians Jaffe Holden and theatre consultants Schuler Shook.  The …more…

UW World Series

Located on the University of Washington campus, Meany Hall for the Performing Arts is the school’s primary venue for its performance programs in music, dance, theatre and experimental media.  It is also the home of the UW World Series, a group of event series presenting world-class performing artists in all disciplines; the Series include World Dance (focusing on established international dance companies), President’s Piano (a solo classical piano series), International …more…