ABOUT STG > What We Do
Seattle Theatre Group® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.
To create enriching experiences in the arts, engage diverse communities, and steward historic theatres.
STG is the people’s theatre. All are welcomed and represented.
- We value Art: Art connects us. It allows us to explore all aspects of our humanity, to debate, to celebrate and to grow.
- We value Community: It is our role to advocate for greater participation in the arts, reduce barriers, and include diverse People, Cultures and Perspectives on our stages, in our audiences and within our staff, volunteers and board.
- We value Service: We are committed to caring relationships with patrons, partners, artists and staff.
- We value Learning for All: We deepen connection to art when we inspire the greater community through education, performance opportunities and healing.
- We value our Team: We believe in the power of passionate people who care for our mission and each other.
- We value Stewardship: We make the best use of our resources, effectively and sustainably serve our mission, and preserve our assets.
STG presents an average of 700 events annually at The Paramount, The Moore, and The Neptune Theatres as well as at venues throughout the region. Broadway productions, concerts, dance, theatre, lectures, education, community, film, and other enrichment programs can be found in our venues.
A multitude of artists and performers, partner organizations, donors and foundations, volunteers, and most of all – our patrons, make it possible for STG's mission to be fulfilled.
We believe in the transformative power of representation and strive to present a diversity of viewpoints on our stages. Sharing one's experiences through art has the power to shift perspectives, challenge norms, and radically change the way in which we view ourselves, each other and the world around us.
From time to time, controversy arises both internally and externally around decisions to present an artist on our stages. We approach these controversies seriously. The variety of issues are vast and the timing in which they occur (sometimes after we’re contractually obligated) affect how we’re able to respond. STG is focused on embracing controversy as an opportunity to inspire conversation in the spirit of inclusivity, societal progress, staff cohesion, and advancing our vision of being “The People’s Theatre.”
Public inciting or promoting of hatred from STG’s stages that may breach public safety is never tolerated. Expression that exposes vulnerable groups to vilification has repercussions far beyond merely insensitive or offensive language. Hate speech implies that those individuals are to be despised, denied respect, and made subject to ill-treatment on the basis of group affiliation. Defining hate speech does not seek to limit freedom of expression but rather aims to address the vilification that incites discrimination and hostility, both against the targeted group and the values of our society.
Patron Code of Conduct:
Seattle Theatre Group® is committed to maintaining a safe, comfortable and enjoyable entertainment experience in each of our venues. Patrons and guests have the right to expect an environment where:
- Patrons will be treated in a consistent professional and courteous manner by all venue personnel.
- Patrons will consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Intervention with an impaired or underage guest will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
- Patrons who partake in disruptive behavior including fighting, bullying, throwing objects, negatively impacting other patrons or acting in any other harassing or offensive manner will be immediately ejected from the venue.
- Weapons are not allowed at STG Theatres, regardless of any licenses or permits. This includes fire arms, pepper spray, tasers, knives and other threatening objects of any kind (determined at the discretion of our security staff.) Patrons who attempt to bring such items into our venues will be asked to return them to their vehicle. STG will not hold or be responsible for any such items. Unattended items left outside the facility doors will be discarded to ensure patron safety.
- Patrons who are found to be damaging or destroying STG property will be immediately ejected from the venue and will be held responsible for repairs.
- Patrons will not be permitted to smoke in the theatres at any time; this includes e-cigarettes.
- Patrons will comply with requests from venue staff regarding facility operations and emergency response procedures.
- To ensure that everyone who enters our theaters has an enjoyable experience, we encourage prompt reporting to staff of any inappropriate behavior or suspicious activity, including unattended bags.
Theatre staff may intervene where necessary to help ensure that the above expectations are met, and guests are encouraged to report any inappropriate behavior to the nearest security guard or other staff member. Guests who choose not to adhere to these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and may also be in violation of city ordinances resulting in possible arrest and prosecution. Thank you for adhering to the provisions of Seattle Theatre Group® Patron Code of Conduct.
Please Note: Seattle Theatre Group makes its venues available for public use so long as the content of the show has not been found to involve criminal activity or promote violence or hate-speech.