Top Choice Live Music in Belltown & Seattle Center


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 grab the coattails of the grunge explosion. Everyone who’s anyon…
Top Choice Opera in Belltown & Seattle Center

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.
Cinema in Belltown & Seattle Center


Possibly Seattle's most popular cinema, Cinerama, famous for its giant curved three-panel screen, is one of only three of its type left in the world and has a cool, sci-fi feel. Sparkling after a 2014 renovation, it…
Cinema in Belltown & Seattle Center

Big Picture

It's easy to miss Big Picture when exploring Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. For those in the know, it's an 'underground' cinema experience with affordable tickets of first-run screenings in an intimate setting. Or…
Opera in Belltown & Seattle Center

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 particularly known for its performances of Wagner's Ring cycle, …
Live Performance in Belltown & Seattle Center


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-through DJ booth and a live recording studio with room for audie…
Jazz in Belltown & Seattle Center

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 of the locals as well as many national and international acts …
Dance in Belltown & Seattle Center

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 Seattle Center's McCaw Hall.
Live Music in Belltown & Seattle Center

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 was the recent recipient of a refurbishment and exudes a batte…
Theater in Belltown & Seattle Center

Seattle Repertory Theatre

The Seattle Repertory Theatre (the Rep) won a Tony Award in 1990 for Outstanding Regional Theater. The largest nonprofit resident theater outfit in the Pacific Northwest, it’s known for elaborate productions of big-…