The 1999 teen comedy “10 Things I Hate About You,” starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, was filmed around Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. In the opening scenes of the film, the Seattle skyline is shown from Kerry Park. The park is a famous tourist spot, which attracts a lot of visitors. The park was also featured in the films “Life or Something Like It,” “A Guy Thing” and “The Details,” with this same view also serving as the drawing of the Seattle skyline on the television show “Frasier.”
LOCATION: 211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119
One of the primary locations of the film is the high school, which is Stadium High School in Tacoma. The exterior and interior are featured in numerous scenes throughout the course of the film. Here we’ll cover a few of the highlights. Early in the film, Michael, played by David Krumholtz, gives Cameron, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a tour of the school and a breakdown of all the social dynamics. The front entrance of the school is seen as Cameron is enamored with Bianca, played by Larisa Oleynik.
LOCATION: 111 N E St, Tacoma, WA 98403
The same school also appeared in the films “I Love You to Death” and “Nishabdham.”
During the end credits of the film, a band is seen performing on the roof of the school.
The football stadium next to the school also appears in numerous scenes. As Michael is leaving the school, he nearly gets into a collision with another vehicle, so he swerves his bike off the side of this hill toward the football stadium.
The Stadium Bowl is located to the left of the main school entrance.
Here is the area where Patrick, played by Heath Ledger, serenades Kat, played by Julia Stiles, from the stands and eludes the pursuing security.
The house of Kat and Bianca can also be found in Tacoma.
LOCATION: 2715 N Junett St, Tacoma, WA 98407
After Kat and Bianca’s father issues a rule that Bianca can only date if Kat does first, Cameron hatches a plan to get Patrick to date Kat, in turn opening the doors for Cameron to date Bianca. Cameron and Bianca visit the Fremont Troll in Seattle to discuss Kat’s personal tastes and how to win her over. The troll was built in 1990, led by the efforts of the Fremont Arts Council, as a way to revitalize the area. Not all GPS systems are great at navigating to the sculpture, perhaps because it sits beneath Aurora Ave N. The sculpture can be found at the intersection of N 36th St and Troll Ave N. Navigating to Troll’s Knoll Park, which is directly to the left, is another good way to get to the correct area. The troll is a tourist attraction and usually early mornings are your best bet if you’re wanting sparse crowds. By afternoon and evening, it’s usually surrounded by people lining up to get pictures. The sculpture also appeared in the film “Love Happens” and the TV show “Once Upon a Time.”
LOCATION: Fremont Troll, N 36th St / Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Kat and Patrick play a game of paintball at Gas Works Park in Seattle. At one time the area was a gas plant, but it ceased operations in 1956, when the city converted to natural gas. Some of the structures were left in tact and the area now serves as a public park.
LOCATION: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
The same park has appeared in the films “Singles,” “Three Fugitives” and “Little Fish,” as well as the TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”