Tateuchi Center Programs
In its 2,000-seat Concert Hall, Tateuchi Center audiences will be treated to a full range of programming including classical and pop concerts, ballet and contemporary dance, touring Broadway shows, family entertainment, renowned authors and speakers, new artists, and legendary performers, carefully chosen to appeal to all ages, ethnicities, and tastes. Without a resident company, Tateuchi Center has the flexibility to offer a parallel Eastside performance season for local and regional arts groups that will include Seattle Symphony, PNB, Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and International Ballet Theatre.
The 250-seat Cabaret will offer a casual setting, including intimate seating on two levels, a bar, and a regular schedule of performances staged for smaller audiences such as jazz ensembles, world music, singer-songwriters, spoken word artists, "new music," and chamber music. The Cabaret has been designed to offer a high-quality cultural experience in the context of a hip, social-networking environment that appeals especially, but not exclusively, to "Millennials." The Cabaret will also serve as a hospitality support and gathering place during sold-out events in the Concert Hall.
Tateuchi Center has a special commitment to the arts as a primary means of celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the communities it serves. Tateuchi Center will play a key role in the lives of young people and families by collaborating with schools, colleges, and youth organizations to offer unique, high-quality arts programs. Additionally, Tateuchi Center will provide education programs for adults and special populations through community centers, senior centers, and other organizations. Its arts education programs will be experiential and participatory -- based on needs and capabilities of our partners.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
To honor a $25 million grant from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation, the Board of Directors renamed the project “Tateuchi Center.” PACE continues as the 501(c)(3) nonprofit and "parent" organization of Tateuchi Center. All phases of pre-construction activities are completed and permits are filed with City of Bellevue. Tateuchi Center is essentially shovel-ready. Groundbreaking is targeted for 2014 and Grand Opening is planned for 2016.
The Tateuchi Center Campaign has raised $63 million and seeks contributions from the private and public sectors. Tateuchi Center will be the only venue on the burgeoning Eastside with the advanced design and technology necessary to present major national and international touring acts and large-scale productions. The addition of Tateuchi Center is seen as a quality-of-life enhancement and regional asset that will increase interest, appreciation, and participation in the arts.