5th Avenue Theatre
5th Avenue Theatre
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Passport334287
Seattle, WA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
we sat in upper seats and sweltered all evening. No air exchange, I’m told this is common to the venue and it can’t be fixed
Written November 30, 2023
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charles s
139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
One of the most beautiful theater spaces I have ever been in. I have traveled the world spending many evenings enjoying theater in major metros, and this is by far the most beautifully decorated theater spaces I have seen. Most theater spaces include ornate painting and drapery that are beautiful. This space however had a style of painting and carving that I have not seen in most of the spaces I have been to. There looks to be no bad seats in the house and the show we saw (Sweeney Todd) was well produced and performed.
Written June 1, 2023
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Diane S
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
In Seattle for 2 nights before returning to London, last minute booking to see Sweeney Todd as we love theatre productions and the theatre was perfectly situated to our hotel. Beautiful theatre, sound was good on lower mezzanine level, seat rake was good so vision was good too ( always the person in front moving around, looking at their phone, chatting.. etc ) ignorant of people behind..but that's life now . Great staff in interval in toilets directing traffic, thought that was great as many years experiencing theatre toilet queues. Well done for that....
All in all a great theatre experience to 5th Avenue Theatre, thank you.
May we please express a thank you to one of your staff Serena on the front desk, who was SO lovely to us, ans so patient dealing with our questions. Thank you Serena ( we loved our seats )
Written May 17, 2023
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International food guy
Seattle, WA11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a theatre we have brought our kids and family to for years. They have really not been a reliably good experience in the last year!!!??

I decided to actually purchase a subscription with multiple shows for a gift for my wife and the kids are now moved out giving us time to enjoy these things.

Not enjoyable! The productions have gone WAY downhill, they cancelled the Sweeney Todd performance on us while we were fighting rush hour traffic skipping dinner after work. Illness? Last minute? No understudies?

They constantly marked me even though I keep asking them not to after unsubscribing multiple times and when we went through their portal to get a refund as promised for our cancelled show we got a big gift certificate. As my father used to say this gift certificate is as useless as tits on a boar! We won’t be using it nor our remaining tickets for this season.

Don’t waste your money or time relying on this theatre group unless you want to be charitable. There are many other community theatre groups that need support such as the one on front street in Issaquah. It’s even more of a drive but I think we are going to give them a try in the next year!

I always seem to have bathroom drama there lately but not the woke stuff other people talk about on all the horrible Yelp reviews. And if you want to buy a drink you have to drink it in the lobby or buy this sippy cup to take it in?? It just became easier to not spend any money there and hence any fun or enjoyment!
Written May 17, 2023
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206MicheleSEA
Seattle, WA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
llent performances, from original productions to longtime-favorite musicals, in an architecturally beautiful space. Last live performance I saw there was in February or March 2020, before COVID (drop down menu doesn't offer that timeframe as a choice, so mentioning it here), and the production was creative, well-acted, well-sung, well-choreographed, and thought-provoking.
Written March 20, 2021
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ConnieBSeattle
Kirkland, WA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Ms. Doubtfire was over the top amazing, and I hear may be moving on the Broadway Sondheim theatre...woohoo.
There were so many amazing singers and the lead male was so talented - couldn't decide who stole the show! Don't miss Sister Act starting there soon.
Written March 5, 2020
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hm20000
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I've seen a few shows at the 5th Avenue Theatre and it's one of my favourite theatres. Most recently, I saw Mrs. Doubtfire at the end of it's run in December 2019. By that time, it was announced the show would transfer to Broadway in 2020. Mrs. Doubtfire was a hilarious show, ready for Broadway.

The design of the theatre is extraordinary with ornate Chinese style. Make sure to look up at the ceiling inside the theatre with stunning intricate design and a dragon. The sight-lines and sound are very good when watching shows. The orchestra is very deep so I would recommend sitting not too far back.

Absolutely the most beautiful theatre I've been to and love going back!
Written January 27, 2020
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Newbie_Vacationer
Vancouver, Canada1,527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is our second performance at 5th Ave theater. This time, we took our 2 teenage sons to Mrs. Doubtfire. The Asian themed interior is so nice. The only complaint from my wife is that the mens' washroom is ground level, while the ladies' is 2 flights of stairs. This makes it very difficult for women especially wearing heels.

Wonderful performance of Mrs. Doubtfire. Enjoyable and super energetic. However, I do prefer the performance of Annie last year.
Written January 5, 2020
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ctssm5
Black Diamond, WA83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were just there to see Mrs. Doubtfire, which was a fantastic but new adaptation of the movie. We sat way up in the balcony, but that was fine, great view, perfect climate control, and great overall ambience.
Written December 15, 2019
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nwhugnkiss
Seattle, WA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I saw Austin's Pride and enjoyed it. It was pretty silly. We had good seats and the theater is beautiful. All of the staff we came into contact with were friendly and helpful. A great experience.
Written December 8, 2019
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