Paramount Theatre in Seattle

The Paramount Theatre is a historic, highly significant performance venue located in downtown Seattle, Washington. Opened on March 1, 1928, it’s one of the city’s most iconic and enduring landmarks. Capacity: 2,872. Address: 911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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Theater Overview

Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

History and Theatre Facts:

  1. Architecture and Design: Originally known as the Seattle Theatre, the Paramount was designed by the Chicago-based architect Rapp & Rapp in the popular Beaux-Arts style of that time. The interior is ornate, designed to resemble a French palace with extensive use of gold leaf, silk, velvet, and crystal.
  2. History: The Paramount Theatre was initially a venue for silent films and vaudeville acts. After the introduction of sound movies, the theatre switched to being a movie palace for several decades. The building underwent significant renovations in the 1990s, restoring much of its original grandeur. The 3,000-seat venue was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, ensuring its preservation for future generations.
  3. Performances: Today, The Paramount Theatre hosts a variety of performances and events, including Broadway touring productions, music concerts, comedy shows, dance performances, and film premieres. It’s also home to several festivals and civic events throughout the year.
  4. Pipe Organ: One of the most unique features of the Paramount Theatre is its Mighty Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. This organ was installed when the theatre opened and is one of the few remaining in the United States. It’s used for silent film presentations and special events.
  5. Education and Community Programs: The Paramount Theatre is also a hub for arts education and community outreach. The theatre’s parent organization, Seattle Theatre Group (STG), organizes various programs for young people and community members, aiming to make arts experiences accessible to all.

Best Seats

The best seats at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle can vary based on the type of event, personal preferences, and budget. However, typically the best views are often from the center orchestra and the first few rows of the mezzanine. Here’s a bit more detail:

  1. Orchestra Section: The middle seats (around 101-104 and 113-116) in rows A to K in the Orchestra provide the most direct and complete views of the stage. However, the first few rows might be too close for some performances, particularly those with a large, deep stage setup.
  2. Mezzanine Section: The first few rows of the Mezzanine (particularly the center sections) are also often considered some of the best seats in the house. They offer an elevated view of the stage without being too far away.
  3. Boxes and Loge Seating: For a more private and spacious seating experience, the boxes or Loge seats on the sides of the theater can also provide good sightlines. They may be angled, though, so keep in mind that the view may not be as head-on as the Orchestra or Mezzanine.
  4. Balcony Section: The Balcony can be an excellent choice if you’re on a budget but still want a good view. Aim for the front and center if you can.

Remember, personal preference can play a big part in what you consider to be the “best” seat. Some people prefer to be as close to the stage as possible, while others prefer a more panoramic view. It’s always a good idea to check the seating chart for the specific event you’re attending, as the layout can sometimes change. Accessibility needs can also affect what will be the best seating option.

As a reminder, this information is based on typical theater layouts and might not apply to all events at the Paramount Theatre. Always refer to the specific event’s seating chart when purchasing tickets.

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