The Best Theaters in Seattle for Live Entertainment

Best Theaters in Seattle

Check out our guide to the best theaters in Seattle for current and upcoming performances, and get your tickets today!

Seattle is a theater lover’s paradise, with dozens of theaters offering everything from family-friendly productions to edgy new plays. If you’re looking for the best Seattle has to offer, check out one of the many on our list. Each offers something unique that will please theatergoers of all ages and interests.

But, we’re going beyond the best theaters in Seattle with current and upcoming plays, musicals, and other performances that are updated daily. And, if that’s not enough, we’ll give you the inside scoop on how you and your friends and family can get your hands on free theater tickets in Seattle.

Three of the Best Theaters in Seattle

Before you have to scroll and scroll through our long list of amazing theaters and theater companies in Seattle, get a closer look at a few local favorites!

Paramount Theatre Seattle, best theaters in Seattle, Paramount Seattle

Paramount Theatre

Known as the Seattle Theatre when it first opened in 1928, the Paramount Theatre is one of the best theaters in Seattle. The theater underwent multiple renovations and other changes, including becoming a movie theater and eventually converting it into a live performance space again.

As the first theater in the United States to be equipped with a convertible floor system, the Paramount Theatre can convert from a theater into a ballroom, increasing its capacity from 2,800 to 3,000.

5th Avenue Theater Seattle

5th Avenue Theatre

Like the Paramount, the 5th Avenue Theatre is a venue with longevity. In fact, it beat the Paramount by two years, having opened its doors in 1926. As the name implies, the show venue is located on 5th Avenue in the Skinner Building and features seating for 2,130 audience members. It’s home to the 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company and also hosts original and touring Broadway performances.

By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about the early days of one of the best theaters in Seattle, check out the detailed history of the 5th Avenue Theatre. It’s a fascinating read!

Annex Theatre Seattle, Stellner Auditorium Seattle WA

Annex Theatre and Stellner Auditorium

Annex Theatre/Stellner Auditorium – We’re putting both on our best theaters in Seattle list. But just to clarify, Annex Theatre is the company, and Stellner Auditorium is the venue. They’re both located in the Capitol Hill Arts District on the corner of 11th and East Pike.

It’s a great place to catch a show in an intimate environment as Stellner Auditorium has just over 100 general admission stadium-style seats. You can buy affordable, sliding scale tickets right from the Annex website.

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Best Theaters in Seattle (& Theater Companies, Too!)

Theaters in SeattleAddressCityPhoneWebsite
12Th Avenue Arts1620 12th AvenueSeattle(206) 204-3840
18Th & Union1406 18th AveSeattle(206) 937-6499
5th Avenue Theatre1308 5th AveSeattle(206) 625-1900
ACT Theatre700 Union StSeattle(206) 292-7676
Annex Theatre1122 E Pike StSeattle(206) 728-0933
Atlas Theatre3509 Fremont Ave NSeattle(425) 954-5618
Bayfest Youth Theatre4050 20th Ave SW Ste BSeattle(310) 869-8338
Benaroya Hall200 University StSeattle(206) 215-4747
Black Box Operations1620 12th Ave 101Seattle(800) 838-3006
Block 41115 Bell StSeattle(206) 347-0541
Book-It Repertory Theatre305 Harrison StSeattle(206) 216-0833
Broadway Bound Childrens Theatre5031 University Way NE #203Seattle(206) 526-5437
Campus Theater16101 Greenwood Ave NShoreline(206) 546-4101
Climate Pledge Arena334 1st Ave NSeattle(800) 525-0127
Columbia City Theater4916 Rainier Ave SSeattle(206) 722-3009
Comedy Underground109 S Washington StSeattle(206) 628-0303
Contemporary Theatre IncKreielsheimer PlSeattle(206) 292-7660
Driftwood Players306 Main StEdmonds(425) 774-8304
E.E. Bach Theatre3307 3rd Ave WSeattle
Eclectic Theater1214 10th AveSeattle(206) 679-3271
Edmonds Center For The Arts410 4th Ave NEdmonds(425) 275-9595
Edmonds Driftwood Players950 Main StEdmonds(425) 774-9600
Erickson Theater1524 Harvard AveSeattle(206) 934-3052
Ethnic Cultural Theatre3931 Brooklyn Ave NESeattle(206) 543-4635
Freehold Theatre2222 2nd AveSeattle(206) 323-7499
Fremont Players4301 Leary Way NWSeattle(206) 660-4365
Giggles Comedy Club5220 Roosevelt Way NESeattle(206) 526-5653
Greenstage Theater2115 5Th AveSeattle(206) 748-1551
Highline Performing Arts Center401 S 152nd StBurien(206) 631-6795
Hughes Penthouse Theatre1801-1851 NE Pacific StSeattle(206) 543-5140
Infinity Box Theatre Project6836 21st Ave NESeattle
Intiman Theatre201 Mercer StSeattle(206) 441-7178
Jewelbox2322 2nd AveSeattle(206) 441-5823
Kenyon Hall7904 35th Ave SWSeattle(206) 937-3613
Keys On Main11 Roy StSeattle(206) 270-4444
Kirkland Performance Center350 Kirkland AveKirkland(425) 893-9900
Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra3209 Eastlake Ave ESeattle(206) 307-7418
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute104 17th Ave SSeattle(206) 684-4758
Lee Center For The Arts901 12th AveSeattle(206) 296-2244
Longward3100 Airport Way SSeattle(206) 659-7729
Market Theatre1428 Post Aly,1st & PikeSeattle(206) 587-2414
Mccaw Hall305 Harrison StSeattle(206) 684-7108
Meany Theater1313 NE 41st StSeattle(206) 543-4880
Meydenbauer Center Theatre11100 NE 6th StBellevue(425) 637-1020
Moore Theatre1932 2Nd AveSeattle(206) 622-1414
Nathan Hale Theatre10750 30th Ave NESeattle(206) 252-3693
Neptune Theatre1303 Northeast 45th StreetSeattle(206) 682-1414
New City Theatre1634 11th AveSeattle(206) 323-6800
Northwest Puppet Center9123 15th Ave NESeattle(206) 523-2579
On The Boards100 W Roy StSeattle(206) 217-9886
Ovation Performing Arts Northwest600 Ericksen Ave NE Ste 103Bainbridge Island(206) 963-0163
Pacific Northwest Theatre2414 SW Andover St Ste C100Seattle(206) 622-7850
Philharmonia Northwest4805 NE 45th StSeattle(206) 675-9727
Phoenix Theatre9673 Firdale AveEdmonds(206) 533-2000
Playback Theater Northwest12565 42nd Ave NESeattle(206) 726-1415
Rendezvous2322 2nd AvenueSeattle(206) 441-5823
Repertory Actors Theatre1122 E Pike StSeattle(206) 364-3283
Seattle Children's Theatre201 Thomas StSeattle(206) 441-3322
Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society9250 14th Ave NWSeattle(206) 682-0796
Seattle Musical Theatre7120 62nd Ave NESeattle(206) 363-2809
Seattle Opera House600 5th AveSeattle(206) 684-7200
Seattle Peace Theatre2723 4th Ave WSeattle(206) 285-7258
Seattle Pro Musica1770 NW 58th St Ste 124Seattle(206) 781-2766
Seattle Public Theater7312 W Green Lake Dr NSeattle(206) 524-1300
Seattle Repertory Jazz OrchestraPO Box 45592Seattle(206) 523-6159
Seattle Repertory Theatre155 Mercer StSeattle(206) 443-2210
Seattle Shakespeare305 Harrison St Ste 102Seattle(206) 733-8222
Seattle Theater Group911 Pine StSeattle(206) 467-5510
Shorecrest Performing Arts Center15343 25th Ave NEShoreline(206) 417-4645
Showbox Sodo1700 1St Ave SSeattle(206) 652-0444
Showtunes Theatre CompanyPO Box 19845Seattle(206) 285-5175
Slate Theater815 Seattle Blvd SSeattle(253) 237-2144
Spontanious Theatre People1916 Pike Pl Ste 1254Seattle(206) 465-9253
Stone Soup Theatre1414 N 42nd StSeattle(206) 388-9212
Storybook Theater.348 Kirkland AveKirkland(425) 820-1800
Strawberry Theatre Workshop1620 12th AveSeattle(206) 427-5207
Taproot Theatre Company204 N 85th StSeattle(206) 781-9707
Teatro De La Psychomachia1534 1st Ave SSeattle(206) 697-3855
Teatro Zin Zanni Dinner & Drms222 Mercer StSeattle(206) 802-0015
The Collective Seattle400 Dexter Ave NSeattle(206) 247-7190
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - Seattle1113 6th AveSeattle(866) 496-0535
The Edmonds Theater415 Main StEdmonds(425) 778-4554
The Fern Shakespeare Company815 Seattle Blvd SSeattle(425) 298-6734
The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre14501 4th Ave SWBurien(206) 617-2152
The Moore Theatre1932 2nd AveSeattle(206) 682-1414
The Neptune Theatre1303 NE 45th StSeattle(206) 682-1414
The Paramount Theatre911 Pine StSeattle(206) 682-1414
Theater Schmeater1500 Summit AveSeattle(206) 324-5801
Theatre Off Jackson409 7th Ave SSeattle(206) 340-1049
Theatre Puget Sound305 Harrison StSeattle(206) 770-0370
Theatre Simple1620 SW Trenton StSeattle(206) 784-8647
Theatre331632 116th Ave NEBellevue(425) 633-0970
Thistle Theatre6344 NE 74th St Ste 103Seattle(206) 524-3388
Twelfth Night Productions4408 Delridge Way SWSeattle(206) 937-1394
Varsity Theatre4329 University Way NESeattle(206) 632-2533
Village Theatre303 Front St NIssaquah(425) 392-2202
Washington Ensemble Theatre1620 12th AveSeattle(206) 325-5105
Washington Hall153 14th AveSeattle(206) 322-1151
Washington Music Theater800 Occidental Ave SSeattle(206) 381-7848
West Of Lenin203 N 36th StSeattle(206) 352-1777
Wing-It Productions5510 University Way NESeattle(206) 352-8291
Yaw Theater6520 5th Ave SSeattle(702) 810-6717
Yes At Theatre 9124267 Woodland Park Ave NSeattle
Youth Theatre Northwest8805 Se 40Th StMercer Island(206) 232-4145

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