Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE)

Bellevue, Washington

The Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE), home to a 2,000-seat multipurpose performance hall, will be at the forefront of performing arts technology, providing multiple venues and “makerspace” to foster the creation of new performance genres for artists, teachers and professionals, as well as serving the educational needs of the Eastside’s youth. While also offering a venue for traditional arts programming, the Center will dramatically expand the region’s cultural offerings with immersive, interactive performance technologies, such as VR and VX. Sited prominently at the edge of downtown, the Center will contribute to the ongoing transformation of Bellevue from a residential suburb to a dynamic urban environment. The project teams bring together the expertise and experience of arts professionals, artistic visionaries, architects, digital/technology engineers, XR experts, and futurists. The completed space will enable makers, creators and innovators to push the boundaries of what’s possible to transform every experience.

The building’s exterior surfaces, sheathed in five stories of illuminated, articulated glass, wrap the building at its corner, creating visual drama for both patrons and passersby. Once completed, PACE will enable the area’s larger artistic community and regional established arts groups to explore the intersection of arts and technology, enabling the creation of new content, programming and theater-going experience.

Project Data

175,000 sf
Targeting LEED Gold

Program Highlights

2,000-seat multipurpose hall
200-seat black box theater
Large rehearsal hall
Donor lounge


Morrena Villanueva, "Eastside and the Arts," Belleuve Club Reflections, November 2015

Brandon Marcz, "Council commits $20M to Tateuchi Center," Bellevue Reporter, May 5, 2015

Brandon, Marcz, "Bellevue eyes major commitment to Tateuchi Center / Council to receive funding recommendation in early 2015," Bellevue Reporter, December 9, 2014

Celina Kareiva, "Why Doesn't Bellevue Have a Thriving Arts Scene?" Seattle Magazine, September 2014

Alexa Vaughn, “Plan for performing arts center in Bellevue bounces back,” The Seattle Times, July 30, 2014

Carol Garnick, “Bellevue leaders pushing to make Tateuchi Center reality,” The Seattle Times, Aprill 22, 2014

“Every detail is planned to meet the exacting standards required of a great performing arts center. . . . The design emphasizes flawless sound quality, audience comfort, unobstructed sightlines, efficient and practical backstage spaces, a main stage spacious enough to accommodate virtually any production, and top-quality technical controls.”
— John Haynes, Former Executive Director & CEO, PACE

Superblock Masterplan. Tateuchi Center anchors one corner of a superblock with hotel, residences and retail outlets