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One of the most elite private clubs in the city, The Rainier Club is also one of the oldest. Named for Peter Rainier, a British admiral, the club faced a number of relocations before settling down at its present location, a Jacobean-style building completed in 1904. Today, the club includes a restaurant, event spaces, guest suites, health club and more.
Located in Downtown Seattle, Benaroya Hall is a large 189,750 square foot (17,628 square meters) performing arts complex that takes up an entire city block. Located inside are the two performance halls, the Taper Auditorium and the Nordstrom Recital Hall, which each feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology. This giant complex provides ample public space and entertainment throughout the year through its various events such as lectures, musicals, festivals and more. A true highlight is the concerts put on by the Seattle Symphony, which call Benaroya Hall, home. For more information regarding venue rentals or upcoming events, visit the website.
Located within the Contemporary Theater(A)–ACT on Union Street is the cabaret venue called the Bullitt Cabaret. Named after Dorothy Stimson Bullitt, the venue has also played host to workshops, plays and other productions. With multiple seating options available, the cabaret is an addition to the other performance venues within the theater. Check their website for a complete list of the events schedule at the Bullitt.
The Falls at the Contemporary Theater (A) - ACT is 7,428 square feet (690 square meter), and can accommodate up to 409 people. Complete with high tech sound and visual systems, this venue holds events such as seminars, meetings and performances. Plush seating, comfortable ambiance and great accessibility make it all the more welcoming. The venue also features three convenient dressing rooms with toilets attached. Check website for further details.
This 1920s movie palace-turned-concert hall was renovated in 1995 and is now one of Seattle's premier theaters. The ornate interior with its crystal chandeliers is reminiscent of classic European theaters. Thanks to technology (and a former Microsoft employee), the seats retract and a dance floor rolls out, making this a multifunction space. Paramount theater seats more than 3,000 people and the stage is large enough for touring Broadway block-busters like Fame, Riverdance and Miss Saigon, and musical guests the likes of David Bowie, James Brown and the Beastie Boys.
This Egyptian themed theater is larger in size, but is often packed. Sitting in a building that was formerly home to Seattle's Masonic Temple, the SIFF Cinema Egyptian has a historical character about itself. The Masons are gone, and in their place is a theater that shows box office hits and foreign films. It is also a major player in the annual Seattle International Film Festival.
Located just south of Pioneer Square, this state-of-the-art sports facility is home to the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club. Costing a fortune to build, T-Mobile Park is designed to resemble the ballparks of yesteryear. It has brick facades and real grass, but is also equipped with modern amenities, including luxury suites, restaurants, bars, and a retractable roof for rainy days. The stadium seats over 46,000 fans. Public and private tours are also available.
Built for the 1962 World's Fair, then turned into a privately owned city park, the Seattle Center is still Seattle's chief gathering place. Fountains, museums, theaters and amusement arcades punctuate sweeping lawns and tree-lined walkways. Three times a year, in May, July and September, people swarm the grounds for the Folklife, Bite of Seattle and Bumbershoot festivals. The grounds contain the Experience Music Project, the Space Needle, one end of the Monorail, the Seattle Children's Theater and the Pacific Science Center. All 87-acres of the Seattle Center is buzzing with activity and why not? More than 5,000 free performances are held in various cultural festivals to concerts all through the year especially summer. Every museum and theatre stage comes alive including the eight fountains. So be a part of the food, fun and partying!
Known for its outstanding performances, top-notch dancers and community involvement, the Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the premiere dance companies in the nation. Thanks to their success, its believed the company has the highest attendance per capita. See classic performances such as Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Nights Dream as well as original pieces throughout the year. Bringing to life Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker, the holiday season performance is one of the many highlights. Calling the architecturally stunning Marion Oliver McCaw Hall home, the Pacific Northwest Ballet's venue was unveiled in 2003 and quickly became an integral part of the city's culture. Visit the website for more details regarding upcoming performances and ticking information.
Bagley Wright Theatre is located in the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It is the only theater in the city to win a prestigious Tony Award. Be it a contemporary or a classic play, importance is always given to the quality of script. Plays like "Take Me Out" by Richard Greenberg and "The Constant Wife" have been performed here. You can also rent the spacious and classy venue for private functions, meetings and conferences.
Home of the University of Washington football team, Husky Stadium was built in 1920 and seats 72,500 fans. This venue is often referred to as one of the loudest stadiums in college football because of its unique design. A recent renovation has updated the stadium to include a host of modern amenities. College football games are played here from September to December each year.
The prow-like marquee of this large University District theatre juts over the classic stand-alone box office. Nautical themes continue with a ship-shaped concession counter and tridents studded into the padded interior doors. Neptune, the god of the sea, is readily present in design. Neptune Theatre shows one movie at a time, giving guests balcony seating in a beautiful, antique atmosphere. The room is spacious and intricate in design, and the sound system booms as though you were sitting in a high-tech theater.