Must see entertainment in Seattle

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    Nearly old enough to be called a Seattle institution, the Crocodile is a clamorous 560-capacity music venue that first opened in 1991, just in time to…

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    Grand Illusion Cinema

    Totally unique! Far from being a reincarnated Gilded Age movie house, the Grand Illusion sits in an old dentist's office. Run by volunteers and…

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    A Contemporary Theatre

    One of the three big theater companies in the city, the ACT fills its $30 million home at Kreielsheimer Pl with performances by Seattle's best thespians…

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    Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

    Hidden in an unlikely spot behind a boring-looking office building is Seattle’s most sophisticated and prestigious jazz club. Dimitriou’s hosts the best…

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    McCaw Hall

    Home of the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, this magnificent structure in the Seattle Center was given a massive overhaul in 2003.

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    Benaroya Concert Hall

    With a bill of almost $120 million in construction costs, it’s no wonder the Benaroya Concert Hall, the primary venue of the Seattle Symphony, oozes…

  • Neumos

    This punk, hip-hop and alternative-music joint is, along with the Crocodile in Belltown, one of Seattle's most revered small music venues. Its storied…

  • CenturyLink Field

    The late, mostly unlamented Kingdome, long Seattle’s biggest eyesore, was once the home field for the city’s professional baseball and football franchises…

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    Seattle Sounders

    Far and away the best-supported soccer team in North America with average gates of over 40,000, the Sounders joined the MLS (Major League Soccer) in 2009…

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    Triple Door

    This club downstairs from the Wild Ginger restaurant is a Seattle mainstay with a liberal booking policy that includes country and rock as well as jazz,…

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    Seattle Opera

    Seattle Opera is distinguished and diverse. Based at the McCaw Hall, it has hosted everything from Verdi's La Traviata to Pete Townshend's Tommy. It's…

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    Seattle Seahawks

    The Seahawks play at CenturyLink Field and have the loudest supporters in the NFL. Honors remained elusive until the mid-2010s when they won the Super…

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    Pacific Northwest Ballet

    The foremost dance company in the Northwest and one of the most popular in the US puts on more than 100 shows a season from September through June at…

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    Seattle Symphony

    A major regional ensemble, the Seattle Symphony orchestra plays at the Benaroya Concert Hall, which you'll find downtown at 2nd Ave and University St.

  • KEXP

    The new KEXP radio headquarters opened in the Seattle Center in December 2015 and provides a central gathering space for live music and parties, a see…

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    Paramount Theater

    Saved from demolition and listed as a historic monument in the mid-1970s, the Paramount Theater dates back to 1928 and was restored to its Jazz Age finery…

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    El Corazon

    Formerly the Off-Ramp, then Graceland, El Corazon has lots of history echoing around its walls – and lots of sweaty, beer-drenched bodies bouncing off…

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    Nordo's Culinarium

    A theatrical group with culinary inclinations, Cafe Nordo marries two themes in one – food and theater – putting on inspired plays-cum-dinner shows where…

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    Neptune Theater

    Providing an ideal pulpit for young indie bands and smirking comedians sharpening their teeth on the university-gig circuit, the Neptune, a historic…

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    Moore Theatre

    Attached to a stately old hotel, the Moore is the city's oldest surviving theater (from 1907) and a piece of Seattle history. Its 1800-seater auditorium…