Public Safety Notice:

2021 Public Events impacted by COVID-19 as of June 23, 2021:
Events originally scheduled or rescheduled thru Decemeber 2020 that were cancelled have been removed from this list

Seattle Opera Announces In-Person 2021-22 Season
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces In-Person 2021-22 Season
Seattle Opera Unveils Virtual Spring 2021 Season
Cheese & Meat Festival (rescheduled: October 9, 2021)
Alice Cooper (postponed: new date TBD)
Shen Yun Performances (postponed: new dates TBD)

Until we're able to resume live events onstage, consider checking out PNB at Home and Seattle Opera at Home curated content, including video, audio and other fun stuff. 

as of January 11, 2021

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our City, region and country, Seattle Center does not currently permit events on the campus. Seattle Center will resume hosting events in compliance with the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan, which allows for limited recreation, fitness and entertainment in Phases 1 and 2. We continue to accept applications and booking inquiries for events; however, booking requests for events in 2021 will not be confirmed or licensed until our City has reached the appropriate Healthy Washington phase.

as of August 18, 2020

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic events are restricted. Seattle Center will continue to align with what is allowed under the Washington State Safe Start Phases. Seattle Center is still accepting inquiries, applications and bookings for future events.

as of June 16, 2020

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our City, region and country, and to align with City of Seattle Special Event Permit restrictions, Seattle Center has determined the need to cancel major events on the grounds through Labor Day. McCaw Hall and Seattle Center are currently accepting applications and bookings for events taking place after September 7. Click Here for More Information

as of March 11, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced mandatory measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in our region. Public events with over 250 attendees are prohibited, effective immediately. The restrictions are in effect through the end of March - and could be extended depending on the course of the outbreak. The restrictions impact performances at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and several other venues on the Seattle Center grounds. The situation, however, is very fluid, and we recommend you directly contact presenting organizations via their websites or by phone to check on the status of events you desire to attend. Performing arts and entertainment, family activities and social gatherings will remain the cornerstone of our quality of life - and will thrive long past this current emergency. We look forward to a return to normalcy - and to your return to events at McCaw Hall and Seattle Center.

as of March 6, 2020 

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall is managed by Seattle Center, a department of the City of Seattle. The welfare of our visitors and staff is our top priority. The City remains in close coordination with the Centers for Disease Control, the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County, and is following guidance of these agencies leading the COVID-19 response.

At this time, all performances are scheduled to proceed. If there are changes to McCaw Hall’s calendar or individual events are cancelled or rescheduled, patrons will receive notification from the venue where they purchased their tickets. In order to maintain the health and welfare of our communities, we ask anyone who is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, not feeling well or feeling uncomfortable about possible community exposure to the novel coronavirus to stay home. 

Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends the following populations avoid large public gatherings:
•    People 60 and older.
•    People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.
•    People who have weakened immune systems.
•    People who are pregnant.

We are taking extra precautionary measures throughout McCaw Hall by frequently disinfecting seat arms, doorknobs, door crash bars, elevator buttons, counters, tables, handrails, and other commonly touched surfaces. Hand sanitizing gel pumps are located throughout the building, and the custodial staff is continually cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas during performances. Additionally, ushers will offer patrons sanitizing wipes upon request.

Please see or for the most up-to-date information about Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet performances.