A Rich History

All five theatres were constructed between 1907 and 1928. Through the years, all have served as important cultural landmarks and venues for artistic expression. They have hosted entertainers and dignitaries from around the world and today serve as one the most premiere collections of fully operating, historic theaters in the United States.

Come and visit.  The five Seattle Downtown Historic Theatres are within 1.3 miles of each other and every day there is an acclaimed show, lecture, dance, concert and theater captivating audiences alike.

Today's Shows

Inherit the Wind Town Hall Seattle

“Inherit the Wind,” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, premiered in 1955. Lawrence said of the play, “It’s not about science versus religion. It’s about the right to think.” At a time when many of us are wondering whether the “right to think” is under fire again, we are proud to present this special reading by members of Seattle’s legal community.

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Michael Eric Dyson Town Hall Seattle

Georgetown sociology professor Dyson’s NYT op-ed “Death in Black and White,” addressed the emotional roots and deep impacts of high profile deaths of black Americans at the hands of police officers. In his new book “Tears We Cannot Stop,” a provocative and deeply personal call for change, he argues that to achieve social progress, we must face difficult truths.

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