Seattle Opera House
--Courtesy Milkie Studio Collection, Museum of History & Industry--
This view from the stage towards the Opera House's balconies shows audience members filling in some of the hall's 3100 seats. Built as Seattle's Civic Auditorium in 1927, the building was renovated as the Seattle Opera House for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.
The grand opening of the Seattle Center Opera House occurred in conjunction with the opening of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962. Van Cliburn performed Rachimanioff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Igor Stravinsky conducted the Seattle Symphony in a performance of his Firebird Suite. In 2003 the building was significantly refurbished and reopened as Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
- Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit, Governmental
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Music, Dance, Theatre
- Primary Areas of Activity: Presenter, Venue/Facility