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1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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ADDITIONAL INFO

1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Year opened: 1926
Capacity: 2,130

  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Also known simply as "The 5th", this large-scale theater plays host to the biggest Broadway touring shows, as well as staging their own top productions through their very own 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company, which employs over 600. Some of these shows go onto Broadway afterwards. Opened in 1926, the interior of the building has a distinct Chinese influence; Norwegian architect Gustav Liljestrom took inspiration from various Beijing landmarks from his travels to the region, and incorporated these into the overall design.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Matilda - The Musical

    Opens Aug 18

  • Waterfall

    Opens Oct 01

  • How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

    Opens Jan 28, 2016

  • Sleeping Beauty Wakes

    Opens Mar 29, 2016

  • Paint Your Wagon

    Opens Jun 02, 2016

Matilda - The Musical

August 18-September 6, 2015

Matilda is a story about dreaming big, even though you may just be little. This hit musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved book of the same name, which tells the tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents and an even more horrible headmistress. The production is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company - a winning combination earning it four awards at the 2013 Tonys!

Waterfall

October 1-25, 2015

The Oscar and Tony winning team of Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire present an epic new musical for 2015. Playing Seattle in a pre-Broadway run, Waterfall follows the story of a forbidden love affair in 1930s Bangkok.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

January 28-February 21, 2016

As it turns out, getting to the top takes very little effort at all. Armed with his trusty guidebook, former window cleaner J. Pierrepont Finch climbs the corporate ladder in 1950's America in this Tony and Pulitzer winning musical satire.

Sleeping Beauty Wakes

March 29-April 17, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel Sheinkin's new musical transposes the Sleeping Beauty fairytale into the modern world, with our heroine waking to find herself in a sleep-disorder clinic. This Northwest premiere musical boasts music and lyrics by Brendan Millburn and Valerie Vigoda.

Paint Your Wagon

June 2-26, 2016

Can love blossom amidst the madness of the California Gold Rush? That's the question posed by Lerner and Loewe's classic musical Paint Your Wagon, which arrives at the 5th Avenue Theatre with a brand new book by Jon Marans.

July '15

Jul 30-Aug 2, 2015

August '15

Jul 30-Aug 2, 2015

September '15
November '15

Nov 24, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

December '15

Nov 24, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

January '16

Nov 24, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

July '16

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