Seattle Opera - McCaw Hall

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McCaw Hall

This Season At McCaw Hall

August 8–22, 2015: Nabucco
This magnificent epic from the composer of Aida, Rigoletto, and La Traviata marks the triumphant return of grand summer opera to McCaw Hall! Experience the splendor of ancient Jerusalem in Verdi's tale of King Nabucco's arrogance, his daughter's star-crossed love, and God's divine mercy.

October 17–31, 2015: The Pearl Fishers
Bizet's hypnotic love story transports you to a faraway island with lush melodies, evocative dancing, and masterful orchestrations. Award-winning designer Zandra Rhodes (The Magic Flute) adds to the enchantment with vivid, fabulously colorful sets and costumes.

January 16–30, 2016: The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart's charming and vivacious masterpiece is both genuinely touching and endlessly enjoyable. There's never a dull moment for a rakish Count and his hodgepodge entourage as they navigate the ups and downs of one crazy day preparing for a wedding – or two!

February 27–March 12, 2016: Mary Stuart
Donizetti's riveting drama, a fictionalized confrontation between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, promises a haunting night of extreme emotions, extravagant period costumes, and thrilling showpieces for the principal singers.

May 7–21, 2016: The Flying Dutchman
Wagner's stirring fable recounts the stormy romance between a supernatural sea captain and a young woman obsessed with his legend. Don't miss our first Wagner opera singe the 2013 Ring cycle!


Marion Oliver McCaw Hall opened on June 28, 2003. Designed by LMN Architects, featuring the work of interior designer Deborah Sussman, artist Leni Schwendinger, and the landscape designers of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.

The sound in the hall is nothing short of amazing.

Melinda Bargreen,
The Seattle Times, "Opening Knight," August 4, 2003

The new Hall fulfilled nearly ten years of hard work and dedication from the staffs of Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Center.

Between December 2001 and June 2003, more than 775 construction workers from the Skanska construction company turned Seattle Opera’s former home into the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

The dramatic transformation was visible from the street, and opera and ballet patrons on their way to the temporary Mercer Arts Arena could watch as the outer shells of the original 1962 and 1927 buildings were stripped away and replaced with a gleaming glass curtain wall. More than 70% of the old building was replaced by the new construction. Behind the façade, exciting changes took place. A new auditorium, lobbies, backstage, orchestra pit, and café were created. Wiring, plumbing, and HVAC systems—some dating back to 1927—were replaced. And a new lecture hall was added, as were additional restrooms, a coat check, and Amusements, a gift shop.

The new hall opened on time on June 28. On June 29, the front-page news was: "McCaw Hall is a Hit."


Contact Information

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA

Ticket Donations (Day of Show):

McCaw Hall Main Phone:

Head Usher:

Security Office:

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Make a dinner reservation

Lost and Found:
and 206.684.7192


Traffic/Transportation Hotline:
206.233.3989, ext.1




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Free Tours

McCaw Hall offers free public tours the third Tuesday of each month. Call 206.733.9725 to register.

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Rent McCaw Hall

Rentals are handled through the City’s Seattle Center staff. Full-service, on-site catering at McCaw Hall is offered exclusively by SAVOR.

For more information on renting McCaw Hall, please contact:

Ryan Davis

Main Photo © Lara Swimmer  |  Photos © Alan Alabastro, © Elise Bakketun