Enjoy world-class theatre in Seattle, Washington!

Seattle theatres for live performing arts are vibrant and thriving. The Emerald City is recognized as one of the country's great theatre centers with nationally known groups producing world-premieres and new works. Dozens of venues host live shows from Broadway hits to one-act plays, children's theatre, comedy, dance, music and just about anything that suits your fancy.

Most Popular Seattle Theatres

Paramount Theatre

See a "Show Divine at 9th and Pine"

Moore Theatre

The city's oldest remaining theatre

5th Avenue Theatre

"Worlds Away from the Everyday"

I love the Seattle performing arts scene! We are one of the major locations for Broadway previews - a way to test run a show before opening on Broadway.

One of my favorites was Hairspray at the 5th Avenue Theatre just before it opened in New York. We knew it was going to be a hit because it brought the house down here in Seattle!

Whatever your taste in theatre or music, one of our Seattle theatres or performing arts groups is sure to please. It's one of the top things to do when it's raining in Seattle - lose yourself in the magic of a live show!

Paramount Theatre SeattleMy daughter and I waiting to see
Chicago at the Paramount
  • Step back in time at one of the historic grand palace Seattle theatres like the Paramount Theatre, the Moore Theatre, or the 5th Avenue Theater and enjoy a Broadway musical.
  • Get up close and personal with the actors in a more intimate setting like the Stone Soup Theatre.
  • Treat the kids to an evening of delight at theSeattle Children's Theater.
  • Enjoy a performance by world-renowned Pacific Northwest Ballet Company or Seattle Opera in beautiful state-of-the-art McCaw Hall.
  • Hear the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall.

For a look at upcoming shows and what's playing now see the Seattle Theatre Calendar.

More Seattle Theatres

Taproot Theatre

Taproot Theatre is an intimate little theatre in a building just large enough to comfortably seat 200 audience members.