Production Guide:  Space


Internet Reources
Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Theatres
Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Dance Studios
Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Community Centers
Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:   Libraries
Performance Space


Internet Resources

Square Feet Seattle

Created by the Seattle Arts Commission and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Square Feet Seattle is a comprehensive guide to acquiring cultural space.


Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Theatres



Annex Theatre

(First Hill/Pike-Pine)

PMB 1440

1122 E Pike St

Seattle, WA 98122

Tel: (206) 728-0933

Fax: (206) 774-6083   

Seating capacity:  99

Seating arrangements vary per project.  Generally rates run $250 a night, with the renter running box office and Annex Theatre staffing the bar, house and technical positions. Rehearsal space availability is quite limited, due to production schedule. Interested persons should contact Production Manager, Ellie McKay at

Artattack Theatre Ensemble

(Capitol Hill)

Artattack Theater

1715 East Olive Way

Seattle, WA 9 8102

Admin: (206) 905-9835

Box Office Tel: 1-800-838-3006  

Seating capacity:  40

Artattack Theater is an intimate theater with flexible seating. For more information or to reserve a rental, contact Justin Lockwood, Artistic Director, at

Balagan Theatre

In residence at the Erickson Theatre

(Capitol Hill)

1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Tel: (206) 718-3245  

Seating capacity: 133

The Ballard Underground

2220 NW Market Street

Lower Level

Seattle, WA 98107

Tel: (206) 395-5458


Renting at $150/night, The Ballard Underground is a Black Box theatre with flexible stage size and seating (typical arrangement features a stage that is approx. 24' wide x 20' deep). Backstage is a crossover space. Two rooms used for storage and green room. Seating capacity is 91 depending on layout. Available during May through September, December and for short run performances October through April.

Eclectic Theater Company

(First Hill/Pike-Pine)

Odd Duck Studio

1214 10th Ave

Seattle, WA 98122  

Tel: 206-679-3271

Box Office Tel: 800-838-3006

Fax: 1-413-375-8945

Seating capacity:  49

Stage is approximately 700 sq ft. Performance rental is $125 for 4 hours (or $32 per hour).  Rehearsal rate is $12/hour for non-profits and artists. Discount rates for TPS members as well as AEA, SAG & AFTRA.  Lighting, box office and other personnel can be hired. Deposit for a performance rental is $535, which includes 15 pre-paid Technical Director hours as well as key and damage deposit. Financial arrangements are by contract and must be paid in advance. Dressing room is available, but small; can accomodate 1-4 people comfortably, though larger casts have used the space. Second rehearsal/meeting space/extended green room now available for $8/hour. ETC manages concessions sales and house operation. Credit Card Processing available for 5% administrative fee.

Contact Rik Deskin, Artistic Director, at 206-728-4826.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio 


2222 Second Avenue, Suite 200

Seattle,WA 98121

(206) 323-7499

Seating capacity: 

Bev Kelly Library - 336 sq ft

Acting Studio - 750 sq ft

Black Box Theatre - 1300 sq ft

For general rental info and calendar of availability, see

For rental policies and procedures, see

For dimensions of and rates for rehearsal rooms, see

For dimensions of and rates for performance space, see

Fremont Abbey Arts Center


4272 Fremont Ave N.

Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: (206)-297-6221

Seating capacity:

Great Hall - 235

Cafe - 200

Meeting Rooms - 8 to 10

Founded in 2007, The Fremont Abbey Arts Center is a nonprofit arts space providing an ever growing variety of arts & cultural experiences for all ages.

For space rental info, see

For rates, see

For event planning information, see

To tour the space or book a date, see

Rainier Valley Cultural Center/ SEED Arts

(Beacon Hill)

5117 Rainier Ave South

Seattle, WA 98118

Admin Tel: (206) 723-7333

Box Office: (206) 725-7517

Fax: (206) 723-7137

Seating capacity:

Auditorium – 258

Event Room – 120

The Rainer Valley Cultural Center provides a premiere space for the performing arts, workshops, classes, rehearsals, banquets, receptions, and meetings.

For rental information, see 

Richard Hugo House

(Capitol Hill)

1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Tel: (206) 322-7030
Fax: (206) 320-8767

Seating capacity:

Black Box Theatre - 125

Hugo House was founded in 1997 by three writers who believed Seattle needed a center for local writers and readers to find a community and create new works. They offer classes, events, and residencies 12 months a year.

For rental information, see

Seattle Repertory Theatre

(Seattle Center)

155 Mercer St

PO Box 900923

Seattle, WA 98109

Admin Tel: (206) 443-2210

Box Office: (206) 443-2222

Fax: (206)443-2379

Seating capacity:

Bagley Wright – 847

Leo K Theatre – 286

Poncho Forum – 99

Leo K Rehearsal Hall – 59 

A variety of performance spaces, meeting rooms and reception spaces are available. The Seattle Rep's seasonal hiatus is May through mid-September. Please call to inquire about a specific date. First consideration is always given to Seattle Repertory Theatre's own season. 

For rental information, see 

Stone Soup Theatre


4029 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: (206) 633-1883

Seating capacity: 57-80

For space rentals, see or email

Stone Soup has space available for classes/workshops, rehersals, and company presentations. Contact Corey McDaniel ( or (206) 306-3201) for information on renting the space.

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS):  Studio 4 Rehearsal Rooms

(Queen Anne/Belltown)

Seattle Center House at Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street

Seattle,WA 98109

c/o Theatre Puget Sound

P.O. Box 19643

Seattle, WA 98109

Tel:  206-770-0370

Fax:  206-441-7383

Seating capacity:  Various

For venue information and rates, see

For general information, see

For rental policies, see

Contact Rental Manager, Theatre Puget Sound at 206-770-0370 or

Unexpected Productions

(Pike Place Market)

The Market Theater

1428 Post Alley

Seattle, WA 98101

Admin Tel: (206) 587-2414

Box Office Tel: (206) 781-9237

Fax: (206) 587-2413

 *Space is currently closed due to Pike Place Market renovations.

Washington Ensemble Theatre

(Capitol Hill)

608 19th Ave E

Seattle, WA 98112

Tel: (206) 325-5105

Fax: (206) 325-5105

Seating capacity:  49

Proscenium theatre available to rent for performances or rehearsals.  Contact Hannah Victoria Franklin, Administrative Director, or Kristyne Hughes, Production Manager.


North Sound

Mount Baker Theatre

(Central Business District)

104 North Commercial Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

Admin Tel: (360) 733-5793

Box Office Tel: (360) 734-6080

Fax: 360-671-0114

Seating capacity:

Main Stage – 1509

Encore Room – 60-120

Walton Theatre – 200-285

Founded in 1927, the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham's Arts District is the largest performing arts facility of its kind north of Seattle. A beautifully restored architectural treasure listed on the register of National Historic Places, the theatre is dedicated to showcasing some of the best live performing artists on both the professional and community levels for audiences in the North Puget Sound area and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. 

For general venue information, see 

For Main Stage rentals, see

For Encore Room rentals, see

For Walton Theatre rentals, see


South Sound

Broadway Center for the Arts

901 Broadway

Tacoma, WA 98402

Tel: (253) 591-5890

Fax: (253) 591-2013

Seating capacity:

Pantages Theater – 1, 169

Pantages Theater Lobby – 150-400

Rialto Theater – 738

Theatre on the Square – 302

Rehearsal Hall – 125-300

For rental information, see

For rental inquiry application, see

Contact Becky Exceen of the Broadway Center Events team at 253-573-2343 or email at

Knutzen Family Theatre

3200 SW Dash Point Rd

Federal Way, WA

Admin Tel: (253) 835-2025

Box Office Tel: (253) 835-2020

Fax: (253) 835-2010

Seating capacity:

Theatre - 234

Rehearsal Hall - 70

Lobby - 134

Complete, state of the art sound and lighting equipment for any event. Beautiful rehearsal and meeting space which seats up to 70. Audio/visual equipment available for corporate presentation requirements. Available 7 days a week. ADA accessible, including assistive listening system. Professional technical staff.

For rental information, see

Contact Holly Rose, Recreation Coordinator – Theatre, at 253-835-2020 or


Eastern Washington


Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee

123 North Wenatchee Avenue

Wenatchee, WA 98807

Tel: (509) 665-9096

Fax: (509) 667-9032

Seating capacity:  535

For technical specifications, see 

For rental information, see


Portland Area

Aladdin Theater


3017 SE Milwaukie Ave

Portland, OR 97202

Admin Tel: (503) 234-9694

Box Office Tel: (800) 745-3000

Fax: (503) 234-9699

Seating capacity:  620

The Aladdin Theater began as Geller's Theatre, a vaudeville house, in the late 1920's and was renovated in 1993. 

For rental information, see

Artists Repertory Theatre 

(Goose Hollow)

1515 SW Morrison

Portland, OR 97205

Admin Tel: (503) 241-9807

Box Office Tel: (503) 241-1278

Fax: (503) 241-8268

Seating capacity:

Morrison Street Lobby – 120-200

Producer’s Lounge – 20-50

For rental information, see

Contact Trent Turvey at 503-241-1278 ext. 129, or

Broadway Rose Theatre Company and Deb Fennell Auditorium

PO Box 231004
Tigard, OR 97281

Box Office Tel: (503) 620-5262
Admin Tel: (503) 603-9862
Fax: (503) 670-8512

Seating capacity:

New Stage Auditorium – 270

For venue information, see

For rental information, see

Contact General Manager Dan Murphy at 503-603-9862 or

Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School


9000 SW Durham Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224

Seating capacity:  600

Contact Tigard Tualatin School District directly at 503-431-4000.

Imago Theatre


17 SE 8th
Portland, OR 97214

Admin Tel: (503) 231-3959

Box Office Tel: (503) 231-9581

Seating capacity:

Imago Theatre – 220

Ballroom – 250-299

For rental information, see

Contact Jerry Mouawad,


Greater Oregon

Coaster Theatre Playhouse

108 North Hemlock Street

Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Admin Tel: (503) 436-0609

Box Office Tel: (503) 436-1242

Seating capacity: approx. 199

Founded in 1972, The Coaster Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, artistic and civic vitality of Cannon Beach by continuing the tradition of producing quality community theatre and memorable experiences for residents and visitors of all ages.

For theatre rentals, call 503-436-0609.



VSA arts of Alaska @ Out North

3800 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508-2011

Admin Tel: (907)-279-8099

24/7 Info: (907)-279-3800


Black Box Theatre – 92 seats

Gallery Space - 1044 sq ft.

Studio Two - 600 sq ft.

VSA arts of Alaska can underwrite productions that help advance the needs of disabled citizens, are created by disabled artists, include disabled performers, or promote disabilities awareness. Out North Facility Rentals offer inexpensive professional options to corporations, non-profits, community groups and artists.

Contact Events Manager for rental rates and available dates.


Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Dance Studios



Century Ballroom

(Capitol Hill)

915 E Pine

2nd floor

Seattle, WA 98122

Tel:  (206) 324-7263

Seating capacity:

Century Ballroom – 300

West Hall – 100

East Hall – 100

Halo – 100

For information and links to floor plans and rates, see 


Dance Underground

(Capitol Hill)

340 15th E

Seattle, WA 98112-5808

Tel:  206-328-1500

Fax:  206-329- 8637

Two dance studios available for rent for rehearsal, classes, dances, and other functions.

For information, see

Contact Ilana Rubin at or 206-328-1500.

Exit Space School of Dance

(Green Lake)

414 NE 72nd Street

Seattle, Washington 98115

Tel:  206-949-8643

Two studio spaces available for rent. 

For venue information, see

My World Dance and Fitness Studio

(Beacon Hill)

849 Hiawatha Place South

Seattle, WA 98144

Tel:  206-861-2500

For information, see

Open Flight Studio

(University District)

4205 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Seating capacity:  45-65

For venue information and rates, see


Salsa N Seattle


1200 Stewart St.

Seattle WA

Tel:  (206) 910-6318 or (206) 963-7386

For information and rates, see

Seattle Salsa Academy


473 N. 36th St.

Seattle, WA, 98103

Phone/Text: 425-443-0726

Seating capacity:  Approximately 40

For venue information, see

Shift Movement and Healing Arts


3517 Stone Way N.

Seattle, WA 98103

Tel:  206.420.2022

4o x 40 square foot studio space available for rent.

For venue information, rates, and calendar, see


Velocity Dance Center

(Capitol Hill)

1621 12th Ave

Seattle WA 98122

Tel:  206-325-8773

Seating capacity:

Theater – approx. 96

Studios and theater space available for rehearsals, workshops and performances.

For general information, see  

To rent the theater, see

To rent studios, see

Visionary Bellydance


4128 Fremont Ave. N.,

Seattle, WA 98103

Tel:  206-632-2353

For venue information and rates, see


East Side

The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn & Rental Hall

11820 150th Ave SE

Renton, Washington 98059

Tel:  425-255-9211

Seating capacity:

Main Dance Floor – Up to 400

Dining Room – 100-150

For venue information and rates, see


Seattle Dance Works

DanceWorks Studio

16641 Redmond Way

Redmond, WA 98052

Tel:  425-869-7595

Seating capacity:  Approximately 135

For venue information and rates, see


Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Community Centers


Greenwood Senior Center


525 N. 85th St.

Seattle, Washington 98103

Tel:  (206) 297-0875

Fax:  (206) 297-6945

Seating capacity:

Greenwood Room – 150-200

West Room – 25

East Room – 15-20

Dining Room - 30

Rental space is available for organizations, businesses and individuals for parties, receptions, banquets, meetings, family reunions, fundraisers, baby showers, classes and other events. The Center's building is conveniently located and has free parking.

For rental information, see

Contact Office Manager Liz Farr for detailed information at (206) 297-0875 or

Phinney Neighborhood Association


6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle WA 98103

Tel: (206) 783-2244

Seating capacity:

Community Hall – 150

Gallery Space + Room 7 – 150

Hardwood Floor Rooms and Meeting Rooms – capacities vary

Rooms in the Phinney Neighborhood Center's historic school buildings and the Greenwood Senior Center are rented by organizations, businesses and individuals for classes, meetings, lectures and events. Free parking is available in lots adjacent to each building.  The Center is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Extended hours may be arranged for one-time rentals for an additional charge. Rooms are rented "on the hour, by the hour." Setup and cleanup time should be included in the rental time. Tables and chairs are available for most rooms.

For venue information, see

For rental request form, see

For room availability or other rental information, contact Margaret Pai at 206-783-2244.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Centers

(Various Locations)

Seattle Parks and Recreation

100 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

Tel:  (206) 684-4075

Various seating capacities.

For a list of community centers, their locations, and websites, see

For venue information, see

For rental rules and regulations, see

For rental rates, see

For reservation and payment information, see

For tips on renting event space, see

Seattle Russian Community Center

(Capitol Hill)

704 19th Avenue East

Seattle, WA. 98112

Tel:  206-323-3877

For floor plan and rental information, see

Email inquiries to

University Heights Community Center

(University District)

5031 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105-4341

Tel:  206-527-4278

Fax:  206-527-7617

Seating capacity:

Studios – 10-60

Ground Floor (Community Hall) – 10-150

Top Floor (Auditorium / Mini-Theatre) – 10-150

University Heights Community Center, formerly University Heights School, is a Seattle and nationally designated historic landmark.  All rooms are designed to serve as multi-purpose flex spaces. Rooms vary in size, amenities and  cost.

For venue information, see

For rates, see

For policies and regulations, see  



Rehearsal, Reading, Workshop and/or Performance Space:  Libraries


Western Washington


King County Library System

Administrative Offices

960 Newport Way NW

Issaquah, 98027

Tel:  425-369-3200

Various branch locations

Various seating capacities

For meeting room policies and reservations, see

For a map of branches with meeting rooms, see


Kitsap Regional Library

Administrative Offices

1301 Sylvan Way

Bremerton, WA 98310

Tel:  360-405-9100 (general phone line)

Tel:  360-405-9158 (administrative services line)

Various branch locations

Various seating capacities

For meeting room locations, seating capacities, reservation procedures, and general information, see


Pierce County Library System

Processing and Administrative Center 
3005 112th St. E. 
Tacoma, WA 98446 
Tel:  253-548-3300
Fax:  253-537-4600

Various branch locations

Various seating capacities

For more information and to register your group, see

For room locations, capacities, and availability, see


The Seattle Public Library:  Central Library


1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Tel:  206-386-4636

Seating capacity:

Microsoft auditorium – 425

Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room – 30-200

The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room – 350-400

The Betty Jane Narver Reading Room – 100-150

Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room – 24-75

Boeing Technology Training Center/Computer Lab – 25 + instructor

*  PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 5 – 22

*  PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room, Level 4, Room 6 – 22

*  Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber Meeting Room – 16

*  Books Spiral 6 Meeting Room – 12

*  Books Spiral 8 Meeting Room – 14

*  Books Spiral 9 Meeting Room – 8

*  These rooms have fixed, conference table seating.

For general information, see

For venue information, see

For rates and availability, see

To request a room, see

For room rental policies, see

Contact the Meeting Room Information Line at 206-733-9608.

The Seattle Public Library:  Branches

(Various Locations)

Variable seating capacity – 20-140

For general information, see   and

For room reservation policies, see

For application for room use, see

Sno-Isle Libraries (Snohomish & Island County)

(Various Locations)

Service Center Administrative Offices

7312 35th Ave NE

Tulalip, WA 98271

Tel:  360-651-7000

Fax:  360-651-7151

Various seating capacities

*  Not all branches have meeting rooms.  For more information, contact branch directly.  See for list of branch locations.

The Tacoma Public Library

Main library:


1102 Tacoma Avenue South

Tacoma, WA 98402

Tel: (253) 292-2001

Branch libraries:

Various locations

Various seating capacities

For information on community meeting rooms and online reservations, see

For administrative meeting rooms policies, see

Contact the community meeting rooms line at (253) 292-2001 Ext 1111



Performance Space


The 5th Avenue Theatre


1308 5th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Tel: (206) 625-1900

2,115-seat historic proscenium theatre-inspired by the architecture of ancient Imperial China.  Used for concerts, film presentations, lectures, and other events. Offers a trained and experienced staff to deliver technical support. For rental information, contact Cathy Johnstone, Director of Facility Operations, at

ACT Theatre


Kreielsheimer Place

700 Union St

Seattle, WA 98101

Admin Tel: (206) 292-7660

Box Office Tel: (206) 292-7676

Fax: (206) 292-7670

Seating capacity:

Allen Theatre - 434

Falls Theatre - 409

Bullitt Cabaret - 150-200

The Ackerley Forum & Falls Lobby – 25-100

Poncho Lobby – 70-100

Buster's Special Events Room – 80-120

For venue information, see

For event inquiry form, see 



Theatre Puget Sound (TPS):  Theatre 4

(Queen Anne/Belltown)

Seattle Center House at Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street

Seattle,WA 98109

c/o Theatre Puget Sound

P.O. Box 19643

Seattle, WA 98109

Tel:  206-770-0370

Fax:  206-441-7383

Seating capacity:  75

For general information, see

Contact Rental Manager, Theatre Puget Sound at 206-770-0370 or

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS):  Center House Theatre

(Queen Anne/Belltown)

Seattle Center House at Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street

Seattle,WA 98109

c/o Theatre Puget Sound

P.O. Box 19643

Seattle, WA 98109

Tel:  206-770-0370

Fax:  206-441-7383

Seating capacity:  192

For general information, see

Contact Rental Manager, Theatre Puget Sound at 206-770-0370 or