• Have you been to one of the most historic venues in  Washington State?

  • It has been in  use since the early 1900s

  • This theatre played host to everything from silent movies to grunge rock icons

  • One of Washington's most historic theaters has entertained and captivated the masses for over a century.

The History of the Old Theatre in Seattle

The Moore Theatre is an iconic venue nestled in the heart of Seattle. Since its inception in 1907, it has been a cornerstone of the city's cultural scene, hosting performances that have entertained and wowed audiences for over a hundred years.

Photo: Nathaniel Troupe
Photo: Nathaniel Troupe

Showcasing Vaudeville to Punk-Rock

Originally designed by architect Edwin W. Houghton, The Moore opened its doors with a flourish, showcasing vaudeville acts and silent films to eager patrons. It has undergone several transformations throughout the decades, evolving with the times while retaining its architectural charm and historical significance.

In the 1970s, The Moore Theatre became a hub for the burgeoning punk rock scene, welcoming legendary bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam to its stage. This era marked a turning point for the venue, solidifying its reputation as a premier destination for live music and cutting-edge performances.

Photo: Moore Theatre
Photo: Moore Theatre

Today's Moore Theatre

Today, The Moore continues to enchant audiences with its unique programming, featuring everything from Broadway shows to comedy specials and musicals. Its intimate atmosphere and rich heritage make it a beloved institution cherished by performers and spectators alike.

Some of the Famous Moore Theatre Acts, Performers and Shows

  • Harry Houdini

  • Shirley Temple

  • Nirvana

  • Soundgarden,

  • Pearl Jam

2024 Summer Rock Tours

Many of rock’s biggest artists will hit the road for performances once more in 2024.

Gallery Credit: Corey Irwin

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