Seattle Opera - McCaw Hall

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McCaw Hall

Next At McCaw Hall

2015/16 Season

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!

2016/17 Season

August 6–20, 2016: The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory
A notorious skirt-chaser and his merry-making minions scheme their way into a medieval French castle by means of outrageous disguises, crazy coincidences and narrow escapes in this Monty Python-esque comedy from the composer of The Barber of Seville.

October 15–29, 2016: Hansel & Gretel
This impressive adaptation of the iconic Grimm fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, ending in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! This provocative, dreamy production is unlike any fairytale you've ever seen.

January 14–28, 2017: La traviata
Join us to see why Verdi's passionate portrait of a worldly Parisian courtesan who gives up the man of her dreams remains an irresistible classic. This timeless tale of of moral hypocrisy and selfless sacrifice is a milestone in opera history, sure to melt even the coldest heart.

February 25–March 11, 2017: Katya Kabanova
This romantic tragedy with music inspired by Slavic folk songs weaves a visceral story of isolation and provincial oppression. Sheltered Katya is recently awakened to true love and longs to be free of her dull arranged marriage and monstrous mother-in-law, but can her fragile world survive when her pent-up passions finally burst forth?

May 6–20, 2017: The Magic Flute
Mozart's colorful, exuberant masterpiece tells of a handsome prince and his comical sidekick who are given enchanted musical instruments and sent to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter. Don't miss this beloved family-friendly production that The Seattle Times hailed as "an intoxicatingly imaginative show blending beauty with irreverence, and seriousness with sheer fun."

HISTORY

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):
206.676.5544

McCaw Hall Main Phone:
206.733.9725

Head Usher:
206.733.9722

Security Office:
206.733.9735

For TTY Service:
206.684.7100

Amusements:
206.774.4990

Prelude:
206.615.0404
Make a dinner reservation

Lost and Found:
206.684.7200
and 206.684.7192

Parking:
206.684.7340

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
206.684.7103
davis.ryan@seattle.gov
www.mccawhall.com

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