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To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.

Tom Robbins

Around Seattle Rep

Located in the heart of the Seattle Center campus, Seattle Rep sits surrounded by countless 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. Climate Pledge Arena is next door, which 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, the Cornish Playhouse and Alhadeff Studio, and Seattle Shakespeare Company provide performance opportunities from new and emerging artists for the whole family to enjoy. The Seattle Children’s Museum, Pacific Science Center, and the International Fountain provide an afternoon of fun for guests of all interests. Experimental and contemporary performing arts venue On the Boards is just a few blocks away.

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, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Seattle PrideFest, and Winterfest—just to name a few. Come be at the center of it all!

Sample Monthly Expenses for an Apprentice

Rent - $1300.00/month (with roommates) 
Groceries - $500.00 ($125/week) 
Coffee/lunches - $150.00 
Electricity $75.00 
Water/Sewage/Garbage - $75.00 
Internet - $50.00 
Cell phone $75.00 (pre-paid plan) 
Leisure - $125.00 (42 theatre tickets a month $50/each + one dinner out $25) 
Laundry - $25.00

TOTAL $2,375.00

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Seattle Facts

  • Average yearly rainfall in Seattle is approximately 39.34 inches. Despite Seattle being known for having lots of rain, Seattle’s average rainfall is less than many cities around the country, including 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, known for its earthquake activity.