Why Should the City of Bellevue Invest in Tateuchi Center?
The City of Bellevue and Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) — which is the nonprofit parent company of Tateuchi Center — recently entered into a formal agreement to determine whether the City should make a major capital investment in the construction of the Center, and, if so, what the reasonable size, source of funds, and conditions of such an investment should be. It’s intended to be a rigorous process, informed by transparency and citizen involvement. And it asks a fair question: Why should the people of Bellevue invest in a world-class performing arts center?
The ability of any performing arts center to excel in its mission is rooted in an organic connection between its programmatic vision and its architecture. A great cultural facility requires a unique personality and a functional design that enables this vision.
Learn more about some of the distinctive features of Tateuchi Center—the Cabaret, Concierge, Patrons Lounge, Star Suite, and Green Building Design.
Take a closer look at the technical details of the 175,000 square foot, five-story Tateuchi Center.
The Board of Directors of PACE is responsible for the fiscal stability of Tateuchi Center, and for the wise stewardship of its resources and the ongoing achievement of its goals. The Board represents the interests of the larger community in the exercise of its governance responsibilities, and of Tateuchi Center, as ambassadors to the community. Our Directors are highly accomplished civic and business leaders with a passion for improving the quality of life on the Eastside. They share a vision of the future in which Tateuchi Center will continuously enhance the quality of life in the entire region, using the transcendent power of the Arts to open hearts, engage minds, and create understanding and appreciation among the diverse communities it will serve.
Tateuchi Center Programming
Tateuchi Center programming will reflect the vibrancy, sophistication, and preferences of its increasingly diverse audience.
Tateuchi Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a diverse work environment.

Tateuchi Center
P.O. Box 828
Bellevue, WA 98009-0828

Phone: 425.462.4295
Fax: 425.462.2586


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They teach you there’s a boundary line in music. But, Man, there’s no boundary line to art!

Charlie Parker


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.