THE NEPTUNE THEATRE> Reopened in 2011

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In its 90th year of operation, the historic Neptune Theatre (circa 1921) was transformed from a single screen cinema, to Seattle’s newest live performance multi-use arts venue.

For a full list of all scheduled performances at The Neptune Theatre, click here!

The Neptune is sponsored by

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The Neptune Theatre closed as a single-screen movie house in January 2011 and is now operated by Seattle Theatre Group® (STG), the non-profit operators of the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres.

STG reconfigured the Neptune Theatre to increase options for community engagement in the arts.

On November 14, 2011 the City of Seattle's Landmark Preservation Board voted to designate the Neptune Theatre building as a city landmark. We now proudly operate three City of Seattle Historic Landmarks!

For more info on Seattle Landmarks Preservation, click here.


Completed Patron amenities:

  • Portable interlocking main floor seating, providing greater flexibility for seated and non-seated events. Floor is flat with three graduated levels. The balcony remains as before with sloped theatre-style seating.
  • New safety sprinkler system.
  • Restroom upgrades.
  • Preserved architecture and restored cosmetic detail, in the auditorium.
  • Revealed original stage and proscenium.
  • Install state of the art lights and sound.
  • Beverage service from inside the auditorium.
  • Upgrade of backstage area.
  • Paint and repair interior hallways and lobby area.


STG’s vision for The Neptune Theatre is to present fresh, new, local, national and international performing artists, while continuing the tradition of screening film.

Programming includes:

  • Concerts representing a broad spectrum of musical genres
  • Comedy and Speakers
  • Film (Independent & Cult-Classics)
  • Education and Community Programs
  • Free Public Events

For a full list of all scheduled performances at The Neptune Theatre, click here!

The Neptune set sail with the support of many donors, patrons, sponsors and funders. We’re grateful to have so many members of the community on board!

Photos by Christopher Nelson.

Seattle Theatre Group® is the 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington.

Our mission is to create enriching experiences in the arts, engage diverse communities, and steward historic theatres.

STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond.