• High-Flying Team Building

    FROM THE Fall 2022 ISSUE
    Photo credit: JP Martin Photography

You won’t find another event venue like Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle. Emerald City sits in the south of downtown (SoDo district) and houses some 20,000 square feet of flexible and visually dazzling space. With a rustic, almost industrial feel, the unique post-and-beam interior is a stunning setting for conferences or corporate parties. In addition to the two ground spaces, clients are captivated by the rough-hewn wood of the mezzanine balcony overlooking the main floor and the spacious 600-square-foot performance stage. Whether watching the world-class aerial and acrobatic shows from the balcony or from the ground, your team will be awed by the spectacle. As instructor Blair Aued notes, “The closeness to these artists allows audience members to see the expressions on the acrobats’ faces and experience the show in a more intimate and exciting way.” 

Emerald City offers a wide range of packages to enliven your meeting or event. With several event spaces and a variety of add-ons, like flying trapeze and aerial performances, you can tailor your experience to your team. If your team opts to try the trapeze, trained staff will attach safety lines and guide them through the process. Although it may seem intimidating, Aued emphasizes how “this activity is excellent for team building, establishing trust, and learning to take a leap of faith—quite literally.” Other custom add-ons for trapeze and aerial shows include professional audio and lighting design in a five- to seven-minute spectacle designed for your event. Emerald City also offers food catering and bar services, as well as comfy furniture and lounges.

Comfortable, familiar, and adorned with the color tones and tapestries of Peru, Portland’s Andina restaurant, housed in a historic onetime abattoir and warehouse in the city’s Pearl District, serves up modern Peruvian cuisine. 


Built in the vision of streamline modernism and art deco in 1941, the Vogue Theatre has become a hotspot in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district—a region known for its progressive hospitality and historic charm. “It’s a national registered historic site in Canada,” says Matt Friesen, general manager of the theater. While it is primarily a concert venue hosting artists such as Steve Lacy and Steve Earle & The Dukes, the Vogue’s nearly 10,000 square feet of space and mission to offer the utmost friendly customer service makes it a perfect venue for your next event. 


WeVenture, a national tour operating company, has expanded its offerings to include four Seattle tours that immerse visitors in the city’s vibrant cultural scene. The company, which launched nationally earlier this year, has tours in 10 other U.S. cities including New York City, Miami, Denver, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. The Seattle tours can be an easy and fun add-on to any event in the Emerald City.