The Moisture Festival is a 501(c)(3) performing arts non-profit with offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Since 2004, The Moisture Festival has raised money and forged partnerships to put on a four-week festival in the spring, presenting comedy/variete and burlesque performances in numerous venues around Seattle. The festival is currently the longest and largest festival of this kind in the world, presenting over 250 performers in 50 shows.

Comedy/Varietè is an intriguing assortment of entertainment. It is highly skilled performance mixed with many bizarre talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. Presented as a variety show, each act or artist performs his or her routine within a 3-15 minute time slot while being accompanied by a live show band. Aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, rope acts, bubble acts, clowns, acrobats, can can girls, strong women, strong men, tap dancers, drill teams, musical numbers, the weird and the wonderful, all keeping the tradition of Comedy/Varietè/Vaudeville alive.

The festival’s Comedy/Varietè shows are held at Hale’s Palladium, in the Hale’s Brewery warehouse located between Fremont and Ballard, as well as various other venues in the Seattle area. Evening shows at the Palladium are at 7:30pm, late shows at 10:30pm, and weekend matinee shows at 3:00pm. These Comedy/Varietè shows welcome all ages, with the exception of the late night shows, which are for those 18 and older.

Hale’s Palladium is located at:
4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Tickets are available online at


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