"To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where
people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make
- Tom Robbins
Located in the heart of the Seattle Center Campus, Seattle Repertory Theatre sits surrounded by a plethora of arts communities. Seattle Center Campus is home to the iconic Space Needle and the historic Monorail, taking passengers from the downtown area to the Center. Key Arena next door hosts concerts, sports teams, and other popular events. The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), designed by Frank Gehry and located across the plaza, is home to exhibitions on changing popular culture and music. Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet are both housed in McCaw Hall, a large performance venue just down the block. Seattle Children’s Theatre, Cornish Playhouse, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Shakespeare Company provide performance opportunities from new and emerging artists for the whole family to enjoy. The Children’s Museum, Pacific Science Center, and the International Fountain provide an afternoon of fun for guests of all interests!
The Seattle Center is also home to various popular festivals and events throughout the year, including Bumbershoot, Bite of Seattle, Seattle Italian Festival, Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, Festál Cultural Festivals, Movies at the Mural, Our Big Neighborhood, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle PrideFest, and Winterfest—just to name a few. Come be at the center of it all!
Sample Monthly Expenses for an Intern
Rent - $900.00/month (with roommates)
Bus Pass - $100.00/month
Groceries - $300.00 ($62.50/week)
Coffee/lunches - $150.00
Water/Sewage/Garbage - $50
Internet - $50.00
Cell phone $50.00 (pre-paid plan)
Leisure - $125.00 (4 theatre tickets a month $25/each + one dinner out $25)
Laundry - $20.00
If you’d like to put your own budget together with the latest pricing in Seattle, here are some resources to help:
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- Average yearly rainfall in Seattle is 37.49 inches, almost twice as much as Chicago but actually less precipitation than in Washington D.C. or New York City.
- King County, the largest county in Washington, changed its name in 1986—originally named for William R. King, Vice President under Franklin Pierce, it is now named for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- High temperatures in July average about 75° F (24° C), while temperatures in winter drop below freezing for an average of only 15 days per year.
- Seattle has the second most glass-blowing studios of any city in the world, behind Murano, Italy.
- Seattle was named after Chief Seattle (c. 1786-1866) who was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief.
- Seattle was the first major American city to have a female mayor, Bertha Knight Landes, who held office from 1926 to 1928.
- Seattle lies in a geographical region known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, renowned for its earthquake activity.