Entertainment

Top Choice Theater in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

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 and occasional big-name actors. Terraced seating surrounds a c…
Live Performance in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

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, gospel, R&B, world music and burlesque performances. There…
Classical Music in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

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.
Theater in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Paramount Theater

A revived multi-use theater hosting music and plays, the Paramount dates from 1928 and was originally conceived as a movie house with back-up from the popular vaudeville acts of the day. It continued as a cinema unt…
Concert Hall in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Benaroya Concert Hall

With a hefty bill of almost $120 million in construction costs, it’s no wonder the Benaroya Concert Hall, primary venue of the Seattle Symphony, oozes luxury. From the minute you step into the glass-enclosed lobby o…
Theater in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

5th Avenue Theater

Built in 1926 with an opulent Asian motif, the 5th Avenue opened as a vaudeville house; it was later turned into a movie theater and then closed in 1979. An influx of funding and a heritage award saved it in 1980, a…
Live Music in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Showbox

This cavernous 1137-capacity showroom – which hosts mostly national touring acts, ranging from indie rock to hip-hop – reinvents itself every few years and successfully rode the grunge bandwagon while it lasted. It …
Theater in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Market Theater

The Market Theater is Seattle's bona fide improv comedy theater with shows staged by Unexpected Productions. It was patrons queuing for this theater who started off the famed gum wall in the 1990s. With the advent o…