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Seattle Opera.

McCaw Hall

Next At McCaw Hall

2016/17 Season

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 6–21, 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."


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