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Washington Center For The Performing Arts in Olympia
The Washington Center For The Performing Arts in the city of Olympia was opened in 1985. In the past, the Washington Center For The Performing Arts used to be the Liberty Theater and later the Olympic Theater. Today the Olympia Symphony Orchestra plays here. The Washington Center For The Performing Arts also has other performances and art exhibitions.

Contact 512 Washington Street SE
Olympia, Washington 98501
www.washingtoncenter.org

Capitol Theater in Yakima
The Capitol Theater in the city of Yakima was opened in 1920, at that time under the name Mercy Theater. When completed, the Capitol Theater was the largest theater in the Pacific Northwest. In the beginning, pieces of the Vaudeville genre were performed here and today the Capitol Theater is the venue of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. Broadway musicals are also listed here. The theater offers a total of 1,500 seats.

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Contact 19 South 3rd Street
Yakima, Washington 98901
www.capitoltheatre.org

Benaroya Hall in Seattle
The Benaroya Hall in the city of Seattle was opened in 1988 and can accommodate a total of 3,000 visitors. It actually consists of two stages, the Taper Foundation Auditorium with 2,500 seats and the Nordstrom Recital Hall with 500 seats. The Benaroya Hall is known for its good acoustics, even though a railway tunnel runs beneath it. To protect the Benaroya Hall from the vibrations, it lies on a rubber layer that insulates the concert hall. Benaroya Hall is the seat of the Seattle Symphony.

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Contact 200 University Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
www.seattlesymphony.org/benaroya/

McCaw Hall in Seattle
The McCaw Hall in the city of Seattle was opened in 2003. The building was originally intended for the 1962 World's Fair. The entrance to McCaw Hall is particularly interesting. This is a three-dimensional color field. McCaw Hall is home to the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Contact 321 Mercer Street
Seattle, Washington 98109

5th Avenue Theater in Seattle
The 5th Avenue Theater in the city of Seattle was opened in 1926. The theater is located in the historic Skinner Building and shows Broadway shows. The theater has a visitor capacity of 2,130. The interior of the theater is kept in the Chinese style and stands out very nicely from the exterior in the style of the neo-Renaissance. The 5th Avenue Theater is home to the 5th Avenue Musical Theater Company, the largest employer in this area in western Washington State.

Contact 1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
www.5thavenue.org

Fox Theater in Spokane
The Fox Theater in the city of Spokane was opened in 1931. The theater closed in 2000 and was to be converted into a parking garage. The Spokane Symphony guarded it in advance and bought the building and restored it. It was reopened in 2007 and now offers space for around 1,700 visitors. The Fox Theater is now the seat of the Spokane Symphony.

Contact 1001 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99201
www.foxtheaterspokane.com

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Bellevue Arts Museum
The roots of the Bellevue Arts Museum go back to 1947. In the course of history the museum has moved several times and has been in its own building since 2001. The museum was closed from 2003 to 2005 and, after several donations, opened with an exhibition about tea kettles. The museum has no permanent exhibition and is more committed to education. So you can take part in various courses here.

Contact 510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
www.bellevuearts.org

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane City, formerly known as the Cheney Cowles Museum, is the largest museum in "inner" Washington. It shows exhibitions on Native American history, regional history, and even exhibitions on visual art. The museum works with the famous Smithsonian Institution. The museum continues to offer its visitors an amphitheater.

Contact 2316 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99201
www.northwestmuseum.org

Frye Art Museum in Seattle
The Frye Art Museum in the city of Seattle opened in 1952 and is now one of the city's more famous art museums. The museum specializes in the exhibition of paintings and sculptures. The time range of the exhibits extends from the 19th century to the present day. And the best thing is: admission is free.

Contact 704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
www.fryemuseum.org

Henry Art Gallery in Seattle
The Henry Art Gallery in the city of Seattle was founded in 1927, making it the oldest art museum in the state of Washington. Today, the museum has an exhibition area of ​​3,700 mē. The museum's collection includes over 20,000 exhibits and the focus is on photography and modern art. The museum is still an excellent place to take a closer look at the works of the collection, as all the exhibits are available for research purposes.

Contact 4100 15th Ave. N.
Seattle, Washington 98195
www.henryart.org

Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum was founded in 1931 and opened in 1933. The collection of the art museum comprises approximately 23,000 exhibits. The collection contains works of art from America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Oceania. The works date from antiquity to the present day. The Seattle Art Museum is also regularly the stage for large traveling and special exhibitions.

Contact 1300 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
www.seattleartmuseum.org

Experience Music Project in Seattle
The Experience Music Project in the city of Seattle is a music museum opened in 2000. The architecture of the Experience Music Project, designed by Frank Gehry, is breathtaking. According to the Seattle Weekly newspaper, the structure is reminiscent of a melted guitar. The museum was initially intended to be a pure Jimi Hendrix museum, but is generally concerned with popular music. The exhibition is very technical and multimedia.

Contact 325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in the city of Seattle was founded in 1899, making it the oldest museum in the state. It is the only major natural history museum in the Pacific Northwest. The museum's collection includes a huge amount of over 12 million artifacts. These include totem poles, gemstones and fossils of dinosaurs. The museum has the world's largest collection of bird wings.

Contact Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, Washington 98195
www.washington.edu/burkemuseum

Makah Cultural and Research Center
The Makah Cultural and Research Center is a museum of Indian art and Indian life before contact with the "Europeans". The museum is located on the Makah Reserve in the far northwest of Washington. The museum has a good collection of replicas of longhouses, canoes and whaling equipment.

Contact Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, Washington 98195
www.washington.edu/burkemuseum

Washington State History Museum in Tacoma
The Washington State History Museum in the city of Tacoma is a state museum. It is dedicated to the history of the entire Pacific Northwest. Occasional temporary exhibitions also deal with the history of the state of Washington. On the upper floor there is the interactive "history lab", in which visitors can become active themselves.

Contact 1300 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
www.seattleartmuseum.org

Tacoma Art Museum
The Tacoma Art Museum was founded in 1963 and reopened in 2003 in a new building with an exhibition area of ​​1,100 mē. The permanent exhibition of the Tacoma Art Museum includes works of art from America, Europe and Asia, with the focus on works of art by artists from the Pacific Northwest. The collection includes over 3,000 exhibits.

Contact www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Yakima Valley Museum
The Yakima Valley Museum shows exhibitions on natural history, the culture of the Native Americans, the life of the pioneers and the development of the Yakima Valley and its fruit farming on an exhibition area of ​​6,000 mē. The museum is also characterized by the fact that all exhibits are accessible for research purposes.

Contact www.yakimavalleymuseum.org
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