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A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)

700 Union St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.292.7676
The first Seattle community theatre dedicated to new plays (since 1965), Seattle's ACT is a professional, locally-driven testing ground for innovative dramatic works and contemporary drama.

Benaroya Hall (Seattle Symphony Orchestra)

200 University St., Seattle, Washington; Tel. 206.215.4800
Benaroya Hall, located in Downtown Seattle, is home to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra--one of world’s most recorded orchestras. Benaroya Hall's two auditoriums have incorporated state-of-the-art technology to enhance the building's acoustics. The Mark Taper Auditorium, the larger of the two, can seat up to 2,500 people comfortably. The smaller auditorium, the Nordstrom Recital Hall, holds 500. This Downtown Seattle landmark is sure to impress anyone who enjoys fine music and performances.

Egyptian Theatre

801 E. Pine St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.323.4978
On Capitol Hill in downtown Seattle, the Egyptian theatre hosts the annual Seattle Independent Film Festival and shows a wide variety of foreign, independent and classic films.

Empty Space Theatre

3509 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.547.7500
In Seattle's funky Fremont neighborhood, the Empty Space Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre known for uncommon plays, productions and performances.

Intiman Theatre

201 Mercer St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.269.1900
An elegant and sophisticated Seattle theater, the Intiman showcases modernist classics and intellectual works of contemporary drama, as well as lavish Shakespeare productions.

McCaw Hall (Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet)

1020 John St., Seattle, Washington; Tel. 206.389.7676
Home to the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Downtown Seattle's McCaw Hall is known for stunning acoustics and beautiful décor. The Seattle Opera performs five operas each year from European classics to American favorites. The Pacific Northwest Ballet puts on over 100 performances each season at McCaw Hall and on tour.

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts

University of Washington (at SW corner of Red Square), Seattle WA; Tel. 206.543.4880
The University of Washington's performance hall, Seattle's Meany Hall offers an eclectic and international array of theatre, dance, music and more.

The 5th Avenue Theatre

1308 5th Ave., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.625.1418
The downtown Seattle theatre for major Broadway productions, the 5th Avenue Theatre is an ornate, Beijing-inspired Seattle theatre that was once a vaudeville palace. Since its opening in 1920, Downtown Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater has delighted patrons with exciting musical and theatrical performances. Each year, the 5th Avenue Theater features over 150 live musical performances and various Broadway-bound shows and musicals.

The Little Theatre

608 19th Ave. E., Seattle WA: Tel. 206.675.2055
Laid back and experimental, Seattle's Little Theatre showcases independent features and shorts, film Festivals, Seattle films, visual art and live theatre.

The Moore Theatre

1932 2nd Ave., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.682.1414
A historic Seattle theater, the Moore Theatre has aged well from its days as a vaudeville theatre in 1907 to its present incarnation as a graceful Seattle space for off-Broadway shows, dance and music.

The Paramount Theater

911 Pine St., Seattle, Washington; Tel. 206.682.1414
Downtown Seattle's Paramount Theater is run by the Seattle Theater Group, a non-profit arts organization committed to presenting the highest quality productions. The Paramount seats 2,807, was founded in 1928 and shows everything from Broadway theater to concerts to comedy shows. Also, Seattle's Paramount is the first theatre in the country to offer a fully automated convertible floor system. This state of the art convertible floor system transforms the beautiful auditorium space into a magnificent ballroom. Special event planners now have the option of a traditional theatre or an elegant ballroom setting.
-Seattle theater reviews by David Backes