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 as venue management company for those two properties as well as others.
Today STG produces events at numerous venues throughout Washington and Oregon, including Benaroya Hall, Seattle Town Hall, Key Arena, and venues as far flung as Bellingham and Eugene, Oregon. STG’s venues feature artists and performers ranging in stature from local to international, in all performance media including comedy, dance, music and theatre.
Begun in 2004, STG’s Arts in Education department sponsors programs that provide access to and instruction in the arts to underserved members of Seattle’s community, involving over 15,000 artists, students and other community members each year.
Seattle Theatre Group Information
- Venues: Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street; Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue; Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street; The Triple Door, 216 Union Street; Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave; various other venues throughout Washington and Oregon
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Varies by venue
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 370 events annually
- Ticket Prices: Varies ($10-135) depending on event, seating choice, and whatever discounts are available
- Subscriptions/Membership: STG’s Build Your Own subscription series enables subscribers to choose three or more events from over 30 options. Benefits include reduced ticket prices, exchange privileges, parking and more with larger subscriptions.