Our Venues

The Rialto Theater


The Rialto Theater in Tacoma is one of Tacoma’s oldest theaters, and part of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts along with the Pantages and the Theater on the Square. All are located in downtown Tacoma.

The Rialto Theater originally opened in September 1918 as a part of a national movie theater chain. Although not originally built to be used as it is today, the dressing rooms, lobby, pit, and other aspects have been added on over time. The Rialto was built with Vienna’s Redoutensaal as an inspiration, and today still has much of its original plasterwork on the ceilings and walls. The Rialto has a total of 742 seats.

For more information about the history of this theater, please contact the Broadway Center For The Performing Arts.

Address: 310 S 9th St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Box Office: 253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593
Administration: 253.591.5890
Email: administration@broadwaycenter.org


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The Pantages Theater


The Pantages Theater in Tacoma is Tacoma’s oldest theater. Situated in the heart of Tacoma’s Theater District in downtown, this theater hosts everything from local entertainment to world-class performers.

The history of the Pantages goes back over 100 years. The site where the theater is today has been the site of a saloon and Tacoma’s first department store, but in 1908 the land was purchased, structures there were knocked down, and the Pantages began to take shape. It was finally completed and opened to the public in 1918.

The theater changed names over the years (also called The Orpheum and The Roxy), but was changed back to its original name in the 1980s. Tacoma’s Pantages is just one of several in a chain of Pantages theaters around the country, including the much more famous Pantages in Los Angeles. These were all built by Alexander Pantages to be Vaudeville theaters throughout the early 1900s. It is the oldest of the chain still in operation. The Pantages seats 1,169.

For more information about the history of this theater, please contact the Broadway Center For The Performing Arts.

Address: 901 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington 98402
Box Office: 253.591.5894 or 1.800.291.7593
Administration: 253.591.5890
Email: administration@broadwaycenter.org


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