Seattle is the city of rain, coffee, and of course, the performing arts! There are many opportunities to experience the performing arts in Seattle, from major venues such as Benaroya Hall and McCaw Hall to small theatres and independent companies. The performing arts can be a transformative experience, providing opportunities to explore new ideas and perspectives. The city is home to a number of world-renowned theaters, including The Moore Theatre and 5th Avenue Theatre, and hosts a variety of performances and concerts throughout the year.
From ballet and opera to classical and jazz, there’s something for everyone in Seattle’s performing arts scene. Seattle also has a thriving dance scene, with companies like Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Civic Dance Theatre.
The best performing arts events in Seattle in February 2022
A Timeless Classic
- February 4-13, 2022: Romeo et Juliette at McCaw Hall
See the ballet that has captured the hearts of audiences for centuries! Romeo et Juliette will be performed at McCaw Hall in Seattle, WA, on February 4-13. This classical ballet tells the story of two young lovers who are forced to part ways, and their enduring love for each other.
Breathtaking dance performance
- February 10, 2022: Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M – An Untitled Love at The Moore Theatre
Experience Kyle Abraham’s newest work, A.I.M – An Untitled Love, at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA. Abraham is a critically acclaimed choreographer, and his latest work is a collaboration with the A.I.M. The show is a mix of modern dance and hip-hop that tells the story of a young couple’s journey from first love to heartbreak. This is a must-see show for dance and music fans alike. The performance is full of passion and emotion, and will leave you breathless.
Classical music that makes us happier
- February 10-13, 2022: Songs of the Earth at Benaroya Hall S.Mark Taper Auditorium
Experience the power of live music at Benaroya Hall S.Mark Taper Auditorium! This world-class concert hall is the perfect place to see your favorite performers. From symphonies and operas to rock and jazz concerts, we have something for everyone.
- February 13, 2022: Kronos Quartet at The Moore Theatre
The Kronos Quartet has been playing together for more than 40 years, pushing the boundaries of the string quartet genre with its innovative style. Kronos has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, from David Bowie to Philip Glass, and their performances are always a must-see.
- February 16, 2022: Wu Han, Philip Setzer & David Finckel at Meany Hall
Experience the power of three world-renowned classical musicians at the Wu Han, Philip Setzer & David Finckel concert at Meany Hall in Seattle, WA. Pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer, and cellist David Finckel are all acclaimed soloists and members of the Emerson String Quartet. They’ve come together to form a unique trio that delivers a thrilling performance. This unique collaboration has resulted in a sound that is both intimate and powerful. The musicians are widely regarded as one of the most exceptional chamber ensembles in the world.
- February 18, 2022: George Li at Meany Hall
Internationally acclaimed pianist George Li will perform at Meany Hall in Seattle, WA on Friday, February 18. The young American virtuoso will perform pieces by Schumann and Liszt. George Li is a world-renowned concert pianist who has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Ability to empathize with others
- February 8-13, 2022: Songs for a New World at Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah
Experience the power of music with Songs for a New World, coming to the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah, WA, on February 8-13, 2022. This performance is the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of American music and celebrate the American spirit.
- February 8-20, 2022: Hotter than Egypt by Yussef El Guindi at Allen Theatre
Come to the Allen Theatre in Seattle to experience the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert with Hotter than Egypt. This theatrical production by Yussef El Guindi is a must-see for anyone interested in Middle Eastern culture and history. El Guindi’s play tells the story of a group of Egyptians who are forced to flee their homeland in the wake of a revolution. They end up in a small town in the American Midwest, where they must learn to adapt to a new way of life. Along the way, they encounter all sorts of strange characters and situations, culminating in a hilarious and touching climax. Hotter than Egypt is a fast-paced and entertaining show that will leave you wanting more.
- February 8-27, 2022: The Mystery of Irma Vep at Erickson Theatre
This hilarious and spooky show at Erickson Theatre in Seattle, WA, is a must-see for all fans of mystery and suspense. Watch as the characters of Irma Vep take on a life of their own, and see if you can figure out the mystery before the final curtain falls. Who is Irma Vep? What is her true identity? These are just some of the questions you will be asking yourself as you watch this show. The Mystery of Irma Vep is perfect for all ages, and is sure to leave you with a few thrills and chills.
- February 15-20, 2022: Jersey Boys at 5th Avenue Theatre
Experience the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this smash hit tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons—one of the most successful American band in history.