What’s On

Seattle Theatre and Music, November 2021

Violinist Ray Chen. Photo by John Mac

Seattle’s arts and culture scene is thriving, and November is a particularly exciting month to experience the best of Seattle’s artistic offerings. This month, the city will be hosting a number of exciting, and sometimes unusual, events, including theater productions, jazz concerts, classical music performances, ballet, film, and other events that are perfect for having a good time with your family or friends. 

Seattle is a bustling city with a lot going on, so it can sometimes be difficult to find time to enjoy everything it has to offer. That’s where Encore Spotlight comes in. We provide a curated list of the best things to do in Seattle. Browse the event calendar for live music, theatre, food, and more.

The colorful leaves, the crispness in the air, and the light that spills onto the city streets from the sunsets. This is Seattle in fall. The city is buzzing with arts and culture this season.

Seattle Theatre and Music Calendar, November 2021

November 2, 2021

Classical Music
Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas
at Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Auditorium

Home to world-class performances by famed musicians, Benaroya Hall is a concert hall in downtown Seattle. Since its opening, the venue has hosted the most acclaimed artists from across genres, including classical, jazz, rock, pop, country, gospel, blues, and more. 

Live performances are back at Benaroya Hall in 2021. The venue is once again the site of some of the best classical music in the world, and presents this priceless art form with the highest level of artistry and service. The vision will always be for Benaroya Hall to be Seattle’s leading performing arts venue and an international destination for classical music.

November 2–3, 2021

Jazz and Blues
Karrin Allyson at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

November 4–7, 2021

Classical Music
Ray Chen Plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Auditorium

November 4-14, 2021

Tribes at Theater on the Square

November 4–7, 2021

Jazz and Blues
Victor Wooten & The Wooten Brothers ft. Regi, Roy (Futureman), and Joseph at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Seattle is home to a thriving music scene, and jazz is no exception. Whether you prefer to sit back and enjoy a drink while listening to jazz played live in a bar, or you want to take in the jazz festival happening downtown, you will find an event to enjoy.

A great place to experience some of the finest live jazz is at the historic Seattle jazz club, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. This is a wonderful venue for both locals and tourists to enjoy some of the best live music in the world. Jazz Alley’s history, food, drink, and ambiance are some of the reasons why it is one of the most recognized jazz venues in America.

November 4, 2021

Warren Miller’s Winter Starts Now at Pantages Theater

November 5–7, 2021

Beyond Ballet at McCaw Hall

November 6–7, 2021

Ice Show
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Angel of the Winds Arena

Disney on Ice is coming to town! Watch your favorite Disney friends come to life on ice. A magical show that brings favorite Disney stories to life with dazzling costumes, unbelievable skating, and incredible music. 

November 6, 2021

Gabriel Kahane at Meany Hall

Gabriel Kahane press photo
Musician Gabriel Kahane. Photo by Nonesuch Records
November 10–December 30, 2021

Babette’s Feast
at Jewell Mainstage Theatre

November 11–13, 2021

Classical Music
Dausgaard Conducts Brahms
at Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Auditorium

November 11–14, 2021

Jazz and Blues
The Spinners
at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

November 12, 2021

Classical Music
Brahms Untuxed
at Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Auditorium

November 13–14, 2021

Contemporary Dance
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
at The Paramount Theatre

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a high-energy, high-octane, and undeniably funky take on the classic Tchaikovsky holiday ballet.  The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a modern-day twist on the classic tale of The Nutcracker. It features hip hop versions of Tchaikovsky’s classical compositions, with the dancers’ moves and costumes based on the culture of hip hop. 

November 15–30, 2021

Until the Flood
at ACT Theatre

November 16–18, 2021

Jazz and Blues
Nearly Dan
at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

November 17, 2021

Contemporary Dance
Red Sky Performance at The Moore Theatre

November 18–20, 2021

Classical Music
Beach Gaelic Symphony at Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Auditorium

November 19–21, 2021

Mean Girls (Touring) at The Paramount Theatre

Kyle Selig and Erika Henningsen in Broadway's Mean Girls
Kyle Selig and Erika Henningsen in Broadway’s “Mean Girls.” Photo by Joan Marcus
November 19–28, 2021

Jazz and Blues
Taj Mahal Quartet at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

November 19–20, 2021

Warren Miller’s Winter Starts Now at McCaw Hall

McCaw Hall is the cultural center of the Pacific Northwest. They provide a range of cultural experiences for all ages and backgrounds, including ballet, opera, symphony, concerts, and film. McCaw Hall hosts a variety of film screenings throughout the year. From classics to new releases, McCaw Hall screens films from many genres.

November 21, 2021

Jazz and Blues
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party! at Pantages Theater

The Pantages Theater is a historic theater in Tacoma, WA. The theater has been around for over a century and has been a staple of the Greater Seattle theater scene. The Pantages Theater features some of the best productions in the region.  A great place for a night of entertainment, they host a variety of musical and theatrical productions. See what’s on at The Pantages Theater.

November 24, 2021

Jazz and Blues
The Dusty 45’s w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson & The Hidogs at Tractor Tavern

November 29, 2021

A Drag Queen Christmas at The Moore Theatre

Seattle’s arts and culture scene is always bustling, and November is the time to be in the Pacific Northwest city if you’re looking for something to ignite your creativity. There are so many events happening in Seattle this month that will cater to all of your interests. Search by date, type, or location to find events happening around Seattle. We are your go-to resource for everything from theater productions to art shows.