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Tacoma Venues & Events

The City of Tacoma enhances quality of life for the community and drives economic vitality through its premier venues and diverse entertainment opportunities, arts and special events. Tacoma Venues & Events manages renowned venues which include the Tacoma Dome, one of the world’s largest wood domed structures with flexible seating configurations ranging from 5,000-23,000; the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, artful and modern with its trademark glass walls and 119,000 square feet of event space; Cheney Stadium; and the historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters, and Theatre on the Square. The department also includes the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, Tacoma Creates, and Special Events. Collaboration with Travel Tacoma generates events and economic impact for the region.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center 1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 830-6601
The Greater Tacoma Convention Center offers 119,000 square feet of modern space that can be customized for events from gala banquets to consumer shows. The facility is conveniently located near I-5, and is connected by a grand promenade to the four-star, 304 luxury Marriott Tacoma Downtown. It is also within walking distance of three premium hotels and is only 20 miles from Sea-Tac International Airport. 

Tacoma Dome 2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
(253) 272-3663
The Tacoma Dome, built in 1983 and renovated in 2018, is a prominent feature of the Tacoma skyline and an iconic venue for concerts, sporting events and  the top touring entertainment in the world. With flexible seating configurations and great acoustics, the Dome is a versatile venue for any public gathering. It is routinely ranked amongst the highest attended arenas in the nation. 

Cheney Stadium 2502 South Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 752-7707
Cheney Stadium is home to the Tacoma Rainiers and the Tacoma Defiance. With a steep seating pitch for each of the stadium's 9,600 seats, Cheney Stadium offers each fan an outstanding view of the action on the field.

Tacoma Theaters

Pantages Theater
901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5894
Built in 1918, the Pantages theater is a restored vaudeville house hosting ballets, musicals, plays and concerts before a maximum audience of 1,273 guests. In 2018, the City completed a $21.8 million renovation that included all new seating, seismic improvements, restoration of plaster and paintwork, sound and lighting upgrades, and ADA enhancements. It has a balcony as well as an orchestra pit. 

Rialto Theater310 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5894
The beaux-arts style Rialto Theater is another historic venue in downtown Tacoma, originally serving as an art-deco movie house. It has seating for 738 guests. The Rialto was thoroughly renovated in 1990 and is an intimate venue well-suited for plays and musicals.

Theatre on the Square
901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5894
The Theatre on the Square is an intimate, contemporary theater space appointed for plays, musicals, and theater entertainment. It has 302 seats, with full production capabilities including a rehearsal room and a studio space. 
 Resident Arts Organizations

The Tacoma theaters are home to eight resident arts organizations, enriching the community with their presentations of a diverse slate of performances, special events and educational programs. For additional information on these valued organizations or their upcoming events, visit their websites linked below: 

Northwest Sinfonietta

Puget Sound Revels

Symphony Tacoma 

Tacoma Arts Live

Tacoma City Ballet

Tacoma Concert Band

Tacoma Opera

Tacoma Youth Symphony

Adam Cook
Tacoma Venues & Events Director

(253) 593-7602

Tacoma Dome
Event Info Hotline
(253) 572-3663

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

(253) 830-6601


Inquiries and Scheduling
(253) 830-6609