National Geographic Live — Capturing The Impossible

For extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith, the line between going for it and going too far is often blurry — especially when you’re exploring the earth’s most remote environments. In this edge-of-your-seat presentation, Bryan shows you what it means to adventure with purpose, and why he believes the best expeditions are the ones with a healthy chance of failure. He’s faced machete-wielding locals in Papua New Guinea, suffered frostbite during the first-ever ice climb of Niagara Falls, explored the South Pacific’s deepest canyons and scaled North America’s tallest mountains to bring you behind the scenes and capture the impossible.

National Geographic Live brings the top National Geographic photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers to audiences around the world to share their unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories and stunning images and video — live onstage.

This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony. The orchestra will not perform on this program.

Photo credit: Bryan Smith

Hotel Partner: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Benaroya Hall Events

Dates and Tickets

  • 24 Mar (Sun) 2019 2:00PM
  • 25 Mar (Mon) 2019 7:30PM
  • 26 Mar (Tue) 2019 7:30PM

Running time

2 hours

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Series Sponsor

Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine