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Concert & Event Venues in Seattle/Tacoma


The Seattle/Tacoma region is home to several major concert and event venues. This list will help you find out more about the schedule, ticket, and seating at the most popular venues.

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall
Benaroya Hall ©Angela M. Brown 2007
The new home of the Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall includes both the 2,500-seat auditorium and the 540-seat Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. In addition to symphony concerts, Benaroya Hall offers concerts from traveling artists and specialty lectures and presentations.

CenturyLink Field (formerly Qwest Field)

CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders FC, is also the site of major events such as car and boat shows, concerts, and commercial expositions.

Key Arena at Seattle Center

Key Arena is currently home to the WNBA Seattle Storm and the Rat City Rollergirls. It is also a venue for major concerts and traveling performances. Key Arena is located in Seattle Center, home to festivals and special events of every kind.

McCaw Hall

The new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center is home to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera, and musicians and performers from around the world.

Meydenbauer Center

This downtown Bellevue convention center contains a 410-seat theater, as well as a large hall and meeting rooms. Plays, concerts, and music festivals are just some of the performances you can attend at Meydenbauer Center throughout the year.

Pantages Theatre and Rialto Theater

These two downtown Tacoma halls are home to Northwest Sinfonietta, Puget Sound Revels, Tacoma City Ballet, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Philharmonic, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma School of the Arts, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. Touring musical groups, lectures, and plays also appear on these venue's busy schedules.

Puyallup Fair & Events Center

Showplex Building at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup
Showplex Building at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup
In addition to the major fairs in spring and fall, the Puyallup Fairgrounds are home to many major events and expositions. These shows focus on such things as home improvement, hobbies, collections, motor vehicles, and special interests.

ShoWare Center

Located south of Seattle in Kent, this 6,000+ seat venue opened to the public in 2009. ShoWare Center is the home of the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team. Major concerts, mixed martial arts, lingerie football, and ice shows are among the many types of events you can attend at ShoWare Center.

Tacoma Dome

The Tacoma Dome hosts a range of concerts, expositions, and sporting events. Check out their web site for seating charts, facilities information, and to find out what is coming up on the schedule for this popular concert and event hall.

The Paramount Theater

You can see Broadway shows, musical concerts, lectures, film, and dance the Seattle's Paramount Theatre. The web site provides schedule, ticket, and area information for this Seattle music and theater venue.

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