When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her that my job was to teach people to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?”
The mission of Tateuchi Center is to transform lives and enrich the community by presenting artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences of the highest quality for all within its reach.
What to Expect
Tateuchi Center will feature a 2,000-seat Concert Hall and 250-seat Cabaret, presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed music, theatre, and dance to audiences east of Lake Washington. We have carefully designed it to be a state-of-the-art urban venue—one of the finest of its kind in the nation—and a regional landmark worthy of the community it serves. The Center’s location in downtown Bellevue is ideal. Our design team is unrivaled. Pfeiffer Partners Architects are among the most experienced and respected theatre designers in America. Acousticians, Jaffe Holden, and theatre consultants, Schuler Shook, have impressive credits that include the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Boston Opera, and McCaw Hall. Tateuchi Center was conceived as a truly flexible venue, as suitable for smaller, more intimate performances as for bolder Broadway shows, and offering easy access to hotels, shopping, restaurants, and free parking that is unique in our region.
We will bring these new theatres to life by presenting a vibrant program of the finest regional, national, and international performing artists. The Center’s location, design, and technical capabilities have been engineered not merely to make it a tremendous performing arts center in its own right, but also to make it the “missing link” in the cultural ecology of the region. In addition to great touring artists, Tateuchi Center will offer a superb Eastside venue to both established, Seattle-based performing arts groups—such as Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Symphony—and emerging Eastside groups that have outgrown their current facilities.
Tateuchi Center’s commitment to diversity in its programming mirrors the increasing diversity of the community it will serve. Our planning and design choices were guided by a core belief that diversity isn’t merely “good manners,” but a deeply ingrained quality of character. We set out to build one of the first, great performing arts centers of the 21st century, distinguished by its having been planned not just for a new era, but a new generation.
Located in downtown Bellevue at the corner of NE 10th Street and 106th Avenue NE.