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Address: 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109
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+1 206-441-2424
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00

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I was invited to the Matinee Ballet Performance March 27th. We listened to the Q & A session prior to the Ballet selections, which really helped! The 3 Ballet performances were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 March 2016
65Marilyn2016
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I was invited to the Matinee Ballet Performance March 27th. We listened to the Q & A session prior to the Ballet selections, which really helped! The 3 Ballet performances were spectacular! They were innovative, highly athletic, & dramatic! We also went to the Q & A session after the performances. We enjoyed hearing from the 2 Ballerinas, about their... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a bit of a story: It all started when I was in my thirties and I went to the ballet to impress a young lady whom I wanted to date. She was way out of my league and, in all honesty, I was trying to hard...However - My first Ballet changed my view of what ballet was. The... More 

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Seattle
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415 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We just went for a performance of Romeo et Juliette. As usual, parking and good dining in the area were easy to find. Also as usual, the hall itself is a lovely, modern space, with fun ballet related shopping, food and drink locations, readily accessible bathrooms, and modern decor. This can get a bit odd at times -- approaching the... More 

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Thank Bearwife
Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I will not be returning because of the poor Nutcracker performance I saw earlier this month. I was a fan of the previous version and was supportive of new sets and costumes, both of which delivered exceptionally. The Balanchine choreography only sits minutely above community theater as a good Nutcracker. The choreography is dumbed down and children are featured more... More 

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4 Thank clss92
Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

My mother and I have been going since I was little and I always enjoyed the performance, no matter how many times I had seen it. The peacock scene was one of my favorites, so I was sad to see that replaced with an almost-Arabian-almost-peacock dance. But the worst part was how slow everything went, there was hardly any dancing... More 

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MERCER ISLAND
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I am sad to see the changes made to the Nutcracker. I've attended the Nutcracker performance for well over 20 years, always enjoying the beautiful dancers. Unfortunately the new version of the Nutcracker looks more like a children's performance to me. There were many more children dancers than adults and far less dancing in general. Sadly, I will not return... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We are longtime PNB season subscribers, and saw the Stowell-Sendak production numerous times. This new version was very disappointing. The new sets and costumes were pretty, but not that special. The choreography was quite boring. Lots of children running around the stage, but little actual dance. The night we attended, the usually outstanding adult soloists were mediocre. (Laura Tisserand was... More 

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5 Thank John L
Ephrata, Washington, United States
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161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We really enjoyed the new Nutcracker show. It is different but every bit delightful. The dancers are so talented and the show is really good at keeping the kids engaged.

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Thank ChinaGal_57
Oregon
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81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Make sure to attend a performance when you are in town. The PNB is an outstanding company and the opera house is lovely. Can't wait for the next show when we are in town again.

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HOUSTON
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We were so excited to be able to attend the ballet during our vacation to Seattle and Alaska. The show was beautiful-amazing artistic director!! We were extremely impressed with the venue. I believe there is not a bad seat in the house, Seats were comfortable with plenty of leg room. We grabbed a bite to eat before the show and... More 

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