"The city [Seattle] is one of the youngest and most vibrant in the nation, and a nearly
epidemic fascination with coffee has also made it one of the most caffeinated."
- Paulo M. Raymundo
Seattle Repertory Theatre is located on the Seattle Center Campus, a space that includes the Space Needle, Monorail, KeyArena for professional sports and popular events, the Museum of Pop Culture designed by Frank Gehry, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet in McCaw Hall, Seattle Children's Theatre, Cornish Playhouse, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The Children's Museum, Pacific Science Center, International Fountain, and many festivals including Northwest Folklife, Seattle International Children's Festival, Bumbershoot, Bite of Seattle, Winterfest, Whirligig, Juneteenth, and Festál representing 13 ethnic festivals.
Sample Monthly Expenses for an Intern
Rent - $800.00/month (with roommates)
Bus Pass - $100.00
Groceries - $300.00 ($75/week)
Coffee/lunches - $200.00
Water/Sewage/Garbage - $50
Internet - $50.00
Cell phone $40.00 (pre-paid Virgin Plans)
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:
- Rent averages: Rent Jungle
Public Transit: Tips for Getting Around Seattle, King County Metro, Orca Card, Link Light Rail, Seattle Monorail
Gas and Parking: Gas Prices in Seattle, Parking Lots near Seattle Center
- Average yearly rainfall in Seattle is 36.2 inches (92 cm), 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.
- The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen.
- Before it became a state, the territory was called Columbia (for the river). When it was granted statehood, the name was changed to Washington, supposedly so people wouldn't confuse it with The District of Columbia.