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The 5th Avenue Theatre

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The 5th Avenue Theatre

Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle WA 98101
Phone:
206-625-1900
Website:
http://www.5thavenue.org/
Capacity:
2115

Events at this venue were rated 4.4 by 715 members.

The 5th Avenue Theatre celebrated its grand opening on September 24, 1926 and lived up to its promise as a magnificent showplace. Under the guidance of architect Robert C. Reamer and interior designer Gustav F. Liljestrom, the ornate interior was modeled after three of Imperial China’s architectural achievements: the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heavenly Peace, and the Summer Palace. The theatre was also considered a technical marvel at the time, thanks to its state-of-the-art sound, lighting and ventilation systems.

Following the grand opening, The 5th served as a venue for vaudeville, then operated as a movie palace until the 1970s. Facing severe financial difficulties, The 5th was forced to close its doors in 1978.

Fortunately, 43 business leaders banded together in 1979 and underwrote a $2.6 million loan to save this extraordinary cultural treasure. June 16, 1980 marked the theatre’s rebirth and a new chapter in Seattle’s arts community. Now a historic landmark, The 5th continues to thrive with the assistance of many generous donors and volunteers.

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Map and Directions

http://www.5thavenue.org/planyourvisit/directions.aspx

Handicap Information

Handicap seating may be available.

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