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With stylish decor, a 2500 seat capacity and ultra-modern lighting and acoustics, Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall has it all. This place not only hosts concerts but also takes pride in planning business meetings and seminars.
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.
The Allen at the Contemporary Theater (A) - ACT is a smaller theater that can hold up to 420 people. Complete with high tech sound and visual systems this venue holds events such as seminars, meetings and performances. Check their website for current events.
With the prow-like marquee, The Showbox looks like a standard concert venue planted in the grit of First Avenue. A closer look will reveal much depth as you'll find that the popular music venue has been enthralling music lovers since 1939. And indeed, the musicians who perform here are well-known, like P.J. Harvey, Zap Mama and Les Nubians to name a few. Small raised platforms offer seating around the dance floor, and there are two separate bars. The attached Green Room bar offers cocktails and a varied bar menu.
Located between downtown and Belltown, this proud venue to loud concerts is beautifully embellished inside and out with carvings. It is the kind of place played by artists on their way up or on their way down. Moore Theatre is both big enough to feel important and small enough to get crowded fast. Considering its size, the feel is remarkably intimate, and although the seating is bolted down, there's always ample dance space by the stage. Typical bookings include rock, pop, crooners, electronica, dance, comedy and the occasional film festival.
Just look for the crocodile skin-patterned sign in the window and you'll have found this popular hangout. Part eclectic diner, part rock club, it draws people from all over to its location in chic Belltown. Famous rock stars that have Seattle roots have been known to play inexpensive, unannounced shows at this location. There is a full bar and a full menu of burgers like the Cajun Burger is especially popular.
Leo K. Theatre located in the Seattle Repertory Theatre has been established to create an awareness about theater in the community. Established in December 1996, it was named after the namesake of the Kreielsheimer Foundation. It can enthrall and entertain nearly 282 theater enthusiasts. Plays like "Memory House" and "My Name is Rachel Corrie" have been presented here. You can also rent the place for performances and meetings.
Columbia City Theatre, located near Rainier Beach is a significant entertainment hub of Seattle. Catch some of the best acts of Washington here. The cabaret performances are thrilling beyond imagination and so are the music concerts. Come by for witty burlesque acts. The ambiance is intimate yet classy. Comfortable seating arrangements are available here. Their full bar is top class and provides excellent cocktails. The state of the art acoustic system is an added advantage for performances. This theater is the one you should go if you are looking for a good laugh. Come by to one of the greatest entertainment venues in Seattle. Call ahead for hours and shows.
Featuring live entertainment seven-nights a week, The Royal Room has garnered a major following of music lovers in Seattle, within a short span of time. The design of this intimate venue is simple, comprising a stage at one end that has a grand piano and enough space for a small ensemble to fit in. With the performances of a number of renowned local as well as national and international artists scheduled here, you will never leave this place disappointed. The venue also doubles up as a bar with happy hour specials and drinks offered until late in the night. Do not fret if the performances of your favorite artists coincide with your dinner plans, as you can always grab a bite to eat at the restaurant of The Royal Room. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Head to the Tractor Tavern for a fun time with great music and drinks in Seattle. This rustic bar is a popular hangout spot for the locals and tourists alike and is known for hosting several live music gigs regularly. Though the interiors exude an old world charm, they are well-facilitated with a stage and modern sound equipment that promise a great acoustic experience. Tap your feet to some amazing performances while you sip on enticing beverages offered on their menu.