Seattle has been a city in love with drama since the days of vaudeville. The Seattle community's desire for exceptional live theater is met by a number of dynamic venues and companies. In total there are 29 professional theatre companies, 56 fringe theatre companies and 7 theatre schools in the greater Seattle area! Some of the most popular places to catch some live drama:
1308 5th Avenue, 206-625-1900
700 Union St, 206-292-7676
|The 5th's Chinese-inspired design|
201 Mercer St, 206-269-1900
Founded in 1972, INTIMAN Theatre produces both classics and contemporary works. Many plays that have premiered at INTIMAN have gone on to enjoy incredible national success. INTIMAN is dedicated to presenting the work of innovative writers, directors, designers and performers.
Read more: http://www.intiman.org
301 Mercer St, 206-441-2424
Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States. For many seasons PNB has had the nation's largest per capita dance attendance. Each year the company presents over 90 performances at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and on tour, including the beloved winter tradition of Nutcracker.
Read more: http://www.pnb.org
911 Pine St, 206-467-5510
201 Thomas St, 206-441-3322
|Seating at the Paramount Theatre|
155 Mercer St, 206-443-2222
Founded in 1963, Seattle Repertory Theatre has been known for its high production and artistic standards. The Rep's emphasis has been on the production of plays with significant dramatic and literary worth. Seattle Rep produces a season of plays on two stages along with educational programs and new play workshops.
Read more: http://www.seattlerep.org
1500 Summit Ave, 206-324-5801
Theater Schmeater is dedicated to finding the great plays of our time. Presenting 5-6 main stage shows and 5-6 late night productions each year, the company is dedicated to presenting works from underrepresented voices. Theater Schmeater is also dedicated to cultivate a love of theater in youth: their Free Classics in the Park presents the great plays of classical literature for families to enjoy, and throughout the year those under eighteen are admitted free to any production.
Read more: http://www.schmeater.org