Venue Details

Center Theatre
at 1st Ave N 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109
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Check the Seattle Shakespeare Company calendar for exact show dates.

After purchasing your subscription, you must contact the box office by Friday, December 20, 2013 to schedule your shows. You must attend all three shows on the same day of the week within the date ranges listed below. (Example: Always on Wednesday nights or always on Sunday nights).  

You will need to provide Seattle Shakespeare Company with your mailing address for ticket shipping.

Seating will be best available at time of scheduling. Seating will be at the Playhouse at Seattle Center and the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. All seating assignments are subject to availability.

Seattle Shakespeare shows are appropriate for ages 12 and older. 

Richard II: January 8 – February 2, 2014 

Venue: Center Theatre at Seattle Center 

By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Rosa Joshi 

This lyrical beginning to the War of the Roses is among the most moving of all of Shakespeare’s histories. More poet than monarch, Richard is ill-suited to the role that lineage and legacy demands of him. Surrounded by ambitious men who would prey on his vulnerabilities, Richard is toppled from the throne by his cunning and capable cousin, Henry. But in the loss of his worldly power, Richard makes an unexpected revelation far more important than any kingdom.   


The Importance of Being Earnest*_*: March 19 – April 13, 2014 *

Venue: Center Theatre at Seattle Center 

By Oscar Wilde 

Directed by Victor Pappas 

Oscar Wilde’s outlandish masterpiece is one of the cleverest comedies in the English language. Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, his compatriot in cavorting, have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest. In order to pursue the romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception which leads to an even more outlandish surprise when the formidable Lady Bracknell starts sleuthing about for the far-fetched truth.   


King Lear*_*: April 24 – May 11, 2014 *

Venue: Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center 

By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Sheila Daniels 

The ultimate family drama matched by intense political intrigue, King Lear traces an aging monarch’s descent into madness. Weary of his royal duties, King Lear elects to distribute his lands among his three daughters. But sweet falsities and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, scorching king and kingdom to ashes with consequences that unearth the worst and best in human nature.   

Subscriber Benefits 

- You’re assured of having shows set on your calendar. 

- Exchange tickets at no additional cost (upgrade fees may apply if moving to a different day of the week) 

- Buy additional tickets at a discounted rate 

- Discounts on dining at area restaurants 

- Standby Exchanges – If you miss your performance, you may still attend any of the remaining performances of the same production (dependent on availability). Seattle Shakespeare Company asks that you wait until the day of the performance you would like to attend to reserve your new seats (reservations for matinee performances can be made the previous day). An upgrade fee may apply. 

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