With majestic views of Mount Rainier and the Olympics over Puget Sound, Downtown Tacoma is known for its historical charm and entertainment industry with a mesmerizing scenic escape. This quaint, local favorite area also offers incredibly talented local art, live performing arts, museums and much more when it comes to the historical entertainment within the district.

Dating back to the early 1900s, there is some real history to be seen right in Tacoma’s Theater District. Next time you’re out and about visiting downtown, be sure to indulge in the performing arts at one of the fantastic venues within Tacoma’s Theater District.

Pantages Theater

901 Broadway, Tacoma

Referred to as the “gorgeous old theater,” Pantages Theater is full of history, beauty, and raw talent. Originally built in 1918 and fully restored in 1983, this venue has showcased brilliant live performances from the start. From live music to the various film festivals held here, this theater is home to some of the best performing arts in the area. Offering an ambient, classic setting with impressive acoustics, this is a place worth the visit.

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Head over to Pantages Theater in downtown Tacoma for an excellent lineup of live performances. Photo credit: Courtney Becker

ADA accommodations are available at all venues in Tacoma’s Theater District upon request for those with disabilities. Head over to Ticketmaster to see a list of upcoming performances and ticket purchases. From The Temptations making an appearance this June to Baby Shark Live — The 2022 Splash Tour, something is showing at Pantages Theater everyone in the family is sure to enjoy.

Rialto Theater

310 S 9th Street, Tacoma

Since its grand opening in 1918, Rialto Theater has been in the historic theater district of Tacoma since the very beginning. Originally designed to showcase films, this theater is now home to fantastic live performances, with a grand auditorium fit to hold nearly 1,000 guests. Strategically placed on the corner of Broadway and S 9th Street, you’ll find this entertainment staple right in the heart of the theater district.

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Enjoy a fabulous night out on the town at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater. Photo courtesy: Tacoma Venues & Events

Limited street parking is available but also choose from one of the nearby parking garages to ease the trip. From their International Guitar Night to the Chinese Warriors of Peking, there is always something magnificent showing at Rialto Theater. Plan ahead and check out the upcoming events at this location, as tickets often sell out. When looking for your next fabulous night out on the town, check out the forthcoming shows offered at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater for an unforgettable and delightfully entertaining experience.

Theatre on the Square

915 Broadway, Tacoma

Head over to Theatre on the Square, offering quality entertainment in a more contemporary and intimate setting. Holding only 302 people in capacity, this smaller theater still knows how to pack a punch with its brilliant performing arts. As one of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts venues, this theater has seen an incredible lineup of past and future events.

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Although one of the smaller theaters, Theatre on the Square hosts some of the best live shows in town. Photo credit: Courtney Becker

Stop at the convenient concession stand to grab a snack before enjoying the show. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the list of upcoming shows at Theatre on the Square so you can embark on the astonishing world of live performance. Whether looking for a casual show or an evening to get dressed up, this theater hosts a variety of entertainment.

Tacoma Venues and Events

1500 Commerce Street, Tacoma

Check out Tacoma Venues and Events for a complete list of upcoming local events to get excited about. “Energizing community through live performance,” this non-profit organization knows how to bring entertainment to life through mesmerizing displays. Also, one of the largest arts education programs in the state, there are some incredible opportunities to learn and grow your artistic talents. Offering youth and adult camps and classes, there is a chance for everyone to learn something new at Tacoma Venues and Events.

Tacoma Arts Live

1001 S. Yakima Ave., Suite 1, Tacoma

With Tacoma Arts Live, Professional development opportunities are available to educators for a customized professional development experience. Explore all these programs have to offer and see all of the wonderful upcoming opportunities to find the best fit. As a non-profit organization, Tacoma Arts Live is energizing the community through live performances.

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Step into a world of wonder at Tacoma’s Theater District. Photo courtesy: Tacoma Venues & Events

A city rich with historic charm and an endless array of diverse talent, Tacoma’s Theater District is a fantastic stop for those who appreciate the magic of live performance. Offering a little bit of everything among a closely designed group of entertainment venues, this theater district knows how to bring some of the best live shows right to the central point of the South Sound. From concerts to cultural, theatrical plays, there is something the entire family will enjoy in Tacoma’s Theater District. Indulge in the growing diversity downtown Tacoma has to offer at the impeccable Theater District.

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