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The UW World Series’ mission is to present diverse and dynamic live performances and educational experiences that fuel artistic discovery, life-long learning, and cultural exchange. The UW World Series is integral to the University of Washington’s commitment to the local and global communities in which it exists.

The UW World Series enjoys an international reputation as one of the Northwest’s premier centers for performing arts presentations and arts education. As a community resource, the UW World Series provides audiences of all ages access to critically-acclaimed artists of diverse cultural and artistic perspectives from across the globe. Furthermore, our presence on the University campus opens doors for exciting cross-disciplinary partnerships to explore how the arts and creative practice can combine to forge powerful learning experiences.

This program consists of four distinct performing arts series: World Dance, World Music & Theatre, President’s Piano, and International Chamber Music. The education component of the program is called Community Connections.

UW World Series performances take place in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, just off of Red Square on the UW Seattle campus.