The Neptune Theater

Located in Seattle’s University District. The Neptune Theater, originally named U-Neptune Theatre, has been a cultural staple since 1921. With room for 1,000 attendees, it’s a hub for dance, music, film, and arts education. While it was predominantly a classic film theatre until 2011, a significant renovation expanded its offerings.

The Neptune embarked on a significant $700,000 renovation in January 2011. When it reopened in September, it was not only a movie theater but also a venue for performing arts and music. Interestingly, this renovation played a crucial role in preserving the building, as Sound Transit had to redesign the neighboring U District Link light rail station to accommodate it. Following its renovation, Mark Lanegan graced the stage in June, and the theater celebrated its official opening with a Rocky Horror screening in September. By 2014, following a 2012 nomination, The Neptune Building proudly secured its status as a city landmark.

The Neptune Theater is currently owned and operated by the Seattle Theater Group. A non-profit arts organization.

STG (Seattle Theater Group) proudly showcases a vast array of 700 events each year, spread across iconic venues including The Paramount, a historic theater; The Moore, known for its architectural brilliance; and The Neptune, a hub for art connoisseurs. The repertoire spans Broadway spectacles, heart-touching concerts, enlightening lectures, community-building activities, and enriching film experiences. This rich tapestry of events is woven together by the dedication of numerous artists, supportive partner organizations, generous donors, passionate volunteers, and loyal patrons, all striving for the realization of STG’s noble mission.

Neptune Theater Seattle

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