The Moore Theatre

Nominated for: BEST Theater Venue

The Moore Theatre 1932 2nd Ave Seattle WA (206) 467-5510

Built in 1907, the Moore Theatre is the oldest remaining theatre in Seattle. The original owner, James A. Moore, was a flamboyant developer responsible for many of the early homes and structures in downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill. The first building on the regraded Second Avenue, the Moore created a general shift away from Pioneer Square as the central business district while firmly establishing Second Avenue as the "film/theatre district" for Seattle. Architect E.W. Houghton gave the theatre a simple exterior with Italian and Byzantine terra-cotta details, while focusing much of the visual beauty on an opulent interior. Hailed as one of the most beautiful and completely equipped playhouses in the United States, the Moore boasted a grand lobby with mosaic floors, marble, onyx, carved wood, stained glass, and metal. There was also a ceiling fresco in old rose, cream and gold. Beams were supported by Muses representing Drama and Music. The theatre interior was resplendent with clusters of lights, rich hangings, and stained-glass paneling.

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Awards

33 Tips from Voters

Seriana on September 6, 2011

I have fond memories of performing here. I LOVE this venue, from the audience, the stage, or the green room!

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Sara on September 4, 2011

Even when I've had to sit way up in the balcony I've had a great time at the Moore. Great venue.

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Josephine M. on September 3, 2011

Just lovely...

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Kati D. on September 3, 2011

I love the Moore - smaller but still a classic venue!

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carolyn on September 2, 2011

I love the Moore. It is small enough that even the balcony seats seem close. The sound is good and it is in a funky location with decent parking.

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Rick on September 1, 2011

this was a tough call for me, but the Moore gave me some great memories.

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Alyssa on September 1, 2011

I've seen many great shows here. It's the best place to see your favorites up close!

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Ke1babe1 on September 1, 2011

great for concerts!

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Anna W. on August 31, 2011

Totally Rad!! My first concert with out parental chaperones was here!!! Freedom!! Like, so awesome!!

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Lacey M. on August 31, 2011

Lovely architecture and not a bad seat in the house

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