Life in Seattle

  • Seattle Skyline - Photo by Steve Korn
    Seattle Skyline - Photo by Steve Korn
  • Pike Place Market
    Pike Place Market (Photo: Steve Korn)
  • Ferry on Puget Sound
    Ferry on Puget Sound (Photo: Steve Korn)
  • Seattle Skyline at Sunset
    Seattle Skyline at Sunset (Photo: Steve Korn)
The University of Washington occupies the ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. [LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS.]

Feeling drawn to our little Pacific Northwest fishing village? You're not alone. Almost 46 people move to Seattle every single day, making it the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. There's a reason.

Seattle has always nurtured creative thinkers and pioneers. We are home to one of the most vibrant theatre scenes in the world, and, as theatre artists, we get to make our work alongside painters and poets, activists and changemakers, tech evangelists, slow food gurus, and big thinkers of all kinds.

Here you will find the best of both worlds. Our stunning natural surroundings make escaping into nature a vivid, daily possibility. But are are also a big urban center that boasts a thriving theatre ecosystem, with over 100 theatres representing a massive breadth of styles, missions, and approaches to the questions of our day.

The School of Drama has close ties to this community. Our faculty and alumni have founded or currently hold leadership positions in many of our region's top theatres, including ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

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