Moore Theatre History
The Moore Theatre and Hotel was originally built in 1907 for J.A. Moore, a wealthy Seattle
real estate developer. It was originally planned to be a social events site for the Seattle elite during the Guilded Age.
The venue has seen many well known performances over the years and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
After falling on hard times near the Seventies, the Moore Theatre saw a bit of a renaissance in the Eighties and has been
hosting the best touring acts and Broadway style productions to come to Seattle ever since.
Moore Theatre Events
you are looking for some of the best live entertainment in Seattle, look no further than the Moore Theatre. From Broadway
style productions like I Love Lucy, John Malkovich The Infernal Comedy, and The Who's Tommy to comedy shows by the likes of
Paula Poundstone, Aziz Ansari, and George Lopez to big time music acts like Pearl Jam, Nickel Creek, and ZZ Top, the Moore
Theatre has all of the best in entertainment hit its stage each year.
As the largest
city in the Pacific Northwest there is always plenty to see and do in Seattle. The Puget Sound is one of the most recognizable
geographic features of the area and offers fishing trips as well as boat rides out to the ocean to see orcas in the wild.
The city has long been known for its excellent music scene from the jazz scene which helped the budding careers of Quincy
Jones and Ray Charles to its hip hop scene which produced big name acts like Sir Mix-a-Lot and Macklemore to its rock scene
which produced legendary acts like Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. Of course the iconic Space Needle and its nearby
park is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city and a trip to the top offers unbelievable panoramic views of the
entire city. Sports fans also have plenty to do, whether watching the Seattle Mariners or the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL,
there is plenty of world class athleticism on display at the professional level. Additionally college athletics at the University
of Washington provide thrilling Division I Pac 12 competition in a variety of sports.
Moore Theatre Seating Layout
Moore Theatre is able to seat 1,419 guests for its world class performances and there is not a bad seat in the house. The
venue has impeccable sight lines so visitors are sure to have a great view of everything happening on the stage whether attending
a theatrical production, a concert, or a comedy show.
The Moore Theatre was the first place to
show a live version of The Who's Tommy in 1971 and the production featured Bette Midler as Mrs. Walker and the Acid Queen.
Footage from a 1992 concert at the Moore was used in the video for Pearl Jam's song Even Flow. Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes,
Alice in Chains, and Queensryche have all released videos of their performances at The Moore Theatre.