The View – Patrons could be sitting quietly during an acoustic set or jumping around to hip-hop beats. But the overall vibe is reserved, thanks to the theater's ban on smoking and drinking during shows. The regal showroom was beautifully restored and there are very few Seattle venues more carefully maintained. The sparsely decorated bar off the lobby has a tendency to get crammed between acts, so expect long lines and tight quarters while imbibing. – – The Experience – The audience varies widely, as the theater hosts such varied acts as David Bowie and Slick Rick.