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The Showbox

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Concert Hall · Pike Place
1426 1st Ave (btwn Pike & Union), Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
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    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
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    Kendall A.
    "left side of the stage for the best view."(5 Tips)
    Save The City Records
    "One of the best venues in Seattle to see a show."(3 Tips)
    Arlene S.
    "tix at the box office"(2 Tips)
    "Jazz Age to the Grunge Era"(2 Tips)
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  • Kaede B.

    This is a Seattle staple- go see a show here. Many famous musicians have graced the stage, and its size keeps the shows intimate. Tip- getting tickets at box office saves tons (no ticketmaster fees).

    Kaede Balazs · November 14, 2013
  • MisterEastlake

    Founded 1939, The Showbox is one of the town's few extant entertainment venues. It has provided local music fans a diverse offering of music over the decades in the storied ballroom

    MisterEastlake · March 2, 2015
  • MisterEastlake

    Although it has had its ups and downs in times past, today it remains active as a significant contributor to Seattle's music scene, presenting more than 200 concerts per year

    MisterEastlake · March 2, 2015
  • Bebe B.

    If you get to the "Green Room" bar before they open doors, you can skip waiting in the lines for concerts outside. Bar attenders are given numbers when they arrive that let them into the venue first.

    Bebe Besch · May 12, 2012
  • Bailey S.

    Saw a twenty one pilots concert here, and I was in the back on a balcony. Even then, the view was still great! It is a reasonably small place but I would recommend it to anyone! :D

    Bailey Serkin · January 4, 2015
  • Mazda

    From the Jazz Age to the Grunge Era, the storied ballroom has featured shows by touring icons such as Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and the Ramones.

    Mazda · October 26, 2010
  • Crystal F.

    Awesome venue! Great view of the stage from pretty much any where you stand.

    Crystal Faunt · January 10
  • Melissa B.

    Don't piss off the door guy, the bartender or the woman at the entry to the women's bathroom......they are all pretty angry here...

    Melissa Blankenship · April 7, 2013
  • Stephen P.

    I saw Tim and Eric here a few years ago and the sound was killer. Great sounding venue and a decent staff.

    Stephen Parker · August 24, 2014
  • American Express

    Amex Travel tip: This art deco gem was integral to the Grunge Era & is the birthplace to bands like Pearl Jam.

    American Express · June 22, 2011
  • Kendall A.

    If you get there late, hang out in the bar on the left side of the stage for the best view.

    Kendall Aliment Ostrow · December 30, 2010
  • Lindzee M.

    You can only have drinks in the bar area. Say whaaaat? (Other than that, fabulous environment!)

    Lindzee McCain · December 3, 2011
  • Ian E.

    There is actually an underground tunnel to the Pike Place Market through which bathtub gin was secreted during Prohibition.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • Mick Management

    Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to party when Walk the Moon opens for Kaiser Chiefs here on March 23, 2012!

    Mick Management · January 31, 2012
  • danny s.

    Great place, been there once w.friend Scott. Lost contact, anyone know Scott Stumbaugh ? A hippy dude hmm 56 y/o.If you do,would appreciate it, thanks

    danny spies · December 5, 2011
  • Drew T.

    Beautiful venue in the heart of the city. Prepare for panhandlers if you're expecting a queue.

    Drew Tyson · September 29, 2014
  • Ian E.

    Local legend has it that The Showbox sits atop an underground cathedral built with the bones of failed Seattle grunge bands.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • Alexa Jane D.

    Perfect medium size venue. Big enough for the big guys while simultaneously feeling intimate. Saw the roots here on 12/28. Amazing.

    Alexa Jane Denner · December 30, 2014
  • Decibel Magazine

    On 02/11/2011 the Decibel Sponsored Creatures from the Black Abyss Tour stops here! Featuring Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas and Daniel Lioneye

    Decibel Magazine · December 13, 2010
  • Kenji N.

    My favorite Seattle venue of all time! Great memories there. Create some of your own!

    Kenji Nishimura · December 13, 2010
  • Frank B.

    They oversell shows here, so line up early if you want a seat.

    Frank Boosman · January 23, 2011
  • Ian E.

    Try the Wednesday special: half off well drinks for overweight men in Black Flag T-shirts.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • NYLON + Starbucks Summer Music Tour

    July 27, 2012 - Check out Neon Trees, Penguin Prison, and JJAMZ at the NYLON + Starbucks Summer Music Tour!

  • Daniel S.

    It's a little dated but has some charm. The bar locations could be better though.

    Daniel Shaw · September 26, 2015
  • Ian E.

    $1 off beers for fans of '80s new wave. You must demonstrate knowledge of the genre.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • Heather M.

    Best venue in seattle. Anywhere you stand it's a good seat. Love it!

    Heather McMurphy · November 24, 2014
  • Ian E.

    This is the only bar in Seattle which still allows smoking indoors.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • leoaze

    Don't see Above & Beyond here if you don't like to have the beat time of your LIFE!

    leoaze · May 28, 2011
  • Arlene S.

    Buying tix at the box office saves you the from the ridiculous service fees from ticketmaster.

    Arlene Silverio · September 16, 2010
  • Theresa E.

    My grandma used to dance here. Dancefloor is suspended by cables... Or was.

    Theresa Embrey · March 7, 2013
  • Andy F.

    Get there early and grab a table.

    Andy Fogarty · October 5, 2012
  • Ian E.

    Showbox SoDo is so much nicer than this dump. Way better sound, too.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • eye-shuh

    Can't wait for Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist) on April 10th! It will be a nerdsplosion. XD Read more

    eye-shuh · April 1, 2010
  • Nick S.

    Always a classic place to go see a show.

    Nick Stewart · March 11, 2010
  • Gaby B.

    The setup is a lot better here then the SoDo one.

    Gaby Baez · November 12, 2011
  • Save The City Records

    One of the best venues in Seattle to see a show.

    Save The City Records · August 28, 2011
  • Caplan S.

    After the show, get a Monster Dog with cream cheese and onions. No, really.

    Caplan Straka · March 21, 2010
  • John

    Water station, with cups, at stage end of left bar.

    John · September 28, 2011
  • Mollie M.

    go to see the English Beat and drink some whiskey!

    Mollie McWhorter · September 29, 2009
  • Sandy S.

    nicest security of any club in Seattle

    Sandy Skrinjaric · March 27, 2011
  • Ian E.

    The stage is made of solid gold.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • Red M.

    Lady Gaga! Dance until you legs give out! Scream until your voice is hoarse!

    Red Monroe · July 18, 2009
  • Chez S.

    probably my favorite venue in seattle

    Chez Stock · May 24, 2015
  • Elie B.

    Great space. Ok sound.

    Elie Bleier · May 20, 2015
  • Denise

    Check out their calendar! Read more

    Denise · March 17, 2010
  • daniel d.

    No way. I wanna be a mountain goat.

    daniel dehaas · November 11, 2009
  • Tony S.

    Keep on rocking in the free world.

    Tony Sommer · April 5, 2010
  • Ian E.

    Come watch the fish throwers.

    Ian Eure · December 16, 2010
  • Kat L.

    $7 PBR?!? Piss off

    Kat L · January 22, 2012
  • Tim H.

    Awesome venue

    Tim Hicks · May 31, 2010

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