Theatre Production Guide: Road-Houses
*Road-houses book touring shows. They may or may not produce their own work.
Note: Many of the locations are also listed on the Theatre Production Guide Spaces page along with others venues rent their spaces for performances.
18th & Union
1406 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
18th & Union co-presents solo and other portable performances roughly 26 weeks a year. Community rentals are available at other times. These are offered on a weekly basis, and include exclusive use of the space during each rental period.
Weekly rentals are scheduled Monday through Sunday. Precedence will be given to rentals of 3 weeks or more. The rental includes standard seating, a rep lighting plot, and use of all of the theater's technical equipment. 18th & Union also offers hourly and per-evening rentals. Visit website for current information.
517 E Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
susan (at) gaycity.org
Michael Henson Conference Room
- The Michael Henson Conference Room is approximately 120 sq ft in size, with two conference tables, 18 chairs, and a screen for use with a projector (projector not included with rental rate).
- Size: approximately 750 sq ft
- Max attendance: 49 people
- Max seating: approx. 49 people
Contact: Susan Rees
The Calamus Auditorium at Gay City is a an organizing center and performance and exhibition space for Seattle’s queer arts community. Both rooms are available for rental seven days per week, except for major holidays. For rental information or questions, please email Susan Rees.
7904-35th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
West Seattle's Lighthearted Entertainment Palace, Kenyon Hall presents various acts generally in the Music Hall tradition.
Rainier Arts Center
(formerly Rainier Valley Cultural Center)
5117 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
Auditorium – 258
Event Room – 120
Contact: Francisca Garcia, Facilities Manager
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) Arts began the Rainier Arts Center in 1977 and purchased the building in 1995. The RAC offers rental space for a wide variety of events. There are two spaces available for rental: the Event Room and the Auditorium. RAC offers theater rental, performance space, rehearsal space, meeting space, as well as many other uses in this facility. The building has a small parking lot.
The Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
2322 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Initially opened as a speakeasy in 1926 and recently restored, The Rendezvous offers three rooms for live music, comedy, film, theatre, burlesque and more!
The Jewelbox Movie Theater. Built as a film-row screening room in the 1930's, The JMT is fully equipped with a 10 foot screen, a DVD projector and great sound. The Jewelbox remains one of Seattle's premiere rooms for local film screenings. This room has a professional standard PA, stage lighting system, and performance stage. The Jewelbox is ideal for Plays, Burlesque and Cabaret shows.
The Grotto.The downstairs Grotto is thought to be the original Rendezvous speakeasy. It has a private bar, small extendable stage, complete sound system and a capacity of 50 -80 people.
The Red Velvet Lounge. Located on the mezzanine level of the Rendezvous looking out onto the dining room. Comfortable, cocktail party setting with couches from the Seattle Opera House, curtains for privacy and a independent music system. Seats about 25.
Seattle Theatre Group
Downtown, University District, and other places
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: Debra Heesch, Special Events & Booking Associate
The Paramount Theatre
The Moore Theatre
The Neptune Theatre
Seattle Theatre Group's historic venues – The Paramount, The Moore, and The Neptune Theatres can be rented.
Complete online application (pdf) to submit a rental request.
Seattle's Paramount Theatre is the first theatre in the country to offer a fully automated convertible floor system. This state of the art convertible floor system transforms the beautiful auditorium space into a magnificent ballroom.
In the last twenty years, The Moore Theatre has defined itself as a venue for both local community events, such as lectures, beauty pageants, and local dance or musical groups, and as a home for more "alternative" touring musicians and theatre.
Most events at The Neptune are general admission, with standing room only on the main floor (typically 21+ in the bar area, all ages towards the stage) and all ages general admission seating in the balcony, unless otherwise noted. For comedy, film, and other seated engagements we add freestanding chairs to the general admission floor area.
Theater off Jackson
409 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Upstairs Gallery: a large, open room suitable for multiple purposes
Theatre Off Jackson exists to provide an affordable performance venue for small arts groups and independent artists. Instead of simply renting out our space, TOJ offers a different kind of production model—a partnership model—in which co-producers bring strong creative ideas and a capable production team and TOJ supplies a well-equipped, “artist-ready” space for performances and rehearsals. This includes box office and concessions staff, access to technical support, and marketing resources on our website, mailing list, and local advertising. TOJ calls this their Co-Production model.
Co-productions have priority. Consult site for more details.
Bellevue Youth Theatre
16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
Contact: Sheila R. Framke, Administrative Assistant
The Bellevue Youth Theatre is a community theater for youth, teens and families. This facility is a theater only, and has no kitchen equipment. The renter should not plan to prepare food in the facility.
The renter is responsible for setting up and taking down folding tables and chairs and returning them to the original areas where they were found. Only those rooms and equipment specified on the application will be available for use by the renting party.
Programs at the theatre are given priority, and scheduling of your rental should be arranged six months prior to the desired date. No schedule changes are allowed within two weeks of the rental date. Rental times are on a space-available basis; please call for availability and fees. Tours of the facility are by appointment only.
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
Capacity: 394 seats including handicap seating (4 to 6 seats can be converted in the last row)
Kirkland Performance Center, founded in 1998. KPC’s theatre maintains a cozy, intimate feel, with the farthest seat a mere 40 feet from the stage. The theatre is designed for both music and the spoken word.
Available Dates. KPC books out dates starting a year in advance, but there are always dates on our calendar remain available. First, check our calendar of events page. The calendar lists many, but not all KPC events. Then, submit a Rental Inquiry Form with your date preferences and KPC will let you know if they are available. Please inquire about date availability or a range of possible date options that will work for your event.
Box office services. Kirkland Performance Center has a full service box office staffed Tuesday through Saturday. KPC is able to sell tickets at the door and on its website. Both reserved and general admission seating options are available, as well as generated reports and ticket pulls. Kirkland Performance Center will also handle all city of Kirkland tax.
119 W North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045, USA
Contact: Gary Schwartz, Executive DirectorValley Center Stage books local comedy, variety and music acts.
Historic Everett Theatre
2911 Colby Ave.
Everett WA. 98201
Capacity: 815 [Lower Level 354, Loge 120, Upper Balcony 341]
Contact: Functions Director
The Theatre is available for rent. Pricing for renting the HET vary depending on many factors including duration of rental, non-profit/for-profit status and equipment required.
Mount Baker Theatre
Central Business District
104 North Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Main Stage – 1517. An architectural treasure
Encore Room – 60-120. Attached prep kitchen
Walton Theatre – 200-285. Attached kitchen prep and restrooms
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. Three available venues and a flexible floor plan means the perfect theatre experience or rental.
Broadway Center for the Arts
Tacoma, WA 98402
Pantages Theater – 1, 169
Pantages Theater Lobby – 150-400
Rialto Theater – 738
Theatre on the Square – 302
Studio 2 & 3 (on 9th and Broadway) — 110-160
Tacoma Armory (715 S 11th St) — Features a large open space for large crowds
Contact: Leilani Balais
Located in the heart of downtown Tacoma’s Theater District, Broadway Center is the largest performing arts complex between Seattle and Portland. Broadway Center offers unique venues for a variety of event settings: special events, weddings and receptions, corporate meetings, private parties and celebrations, and classrooms.
Numerica Performing Arts Center
123 North Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Seating capacity: 535
Contact: Michael Locke, Technical Director/Facilities Manager
The Numerica Performing Arts Center rental spaces include: the stage and auditorium, the upper and lower lobbies, and the outer courtyard below the fountain. Rental rates are per day and vary according to your technical needs. You may rent the entire facility, or our lobby areas are available separately. Discounted rates are available for non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organizations as well as multi-day and multi-year bookings.
Dates held, at no obligation, for up to six months prior to your date, or until another organization expresses interest in your date. At that time, you will be given a 28-day first right of refusal.
The rental process begins with your completion of a brief rental application. Based on the application, we will create an estimate and use agreement for you. Rental confirmation requires the return of a signed estimate and contract, a 25% deposit, and proof of liability insurance.
Find A Venue
A listing of links to venues in Portland. Listing includes capacity whether the venue rents out for rehearsals, auditions, and performances.
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Admin: (503) 234-9694
Box Office: (800) 745-3000
Seating capacity: 620
The Aladdin Theater began as Geller's Theatre, a vaudeville house, in the late 1920's and was renovated in 1993.
Rental rates for the Aladdin Theater depend on many different factors such as time of day, the day of the week, and the time of year. Most expensive rates are in the spring and fall, on weekends and during the evenings.
Aladdin Theater facility rental includes: State of the art Lighting System and Sound System — Professional production staff, including sound operator, lighting director, and production manager — House manager, door staff, box office staff, and security — State of the art ticketing, including print at home capabilities for patrons — Presence on Aladdin Theater website — For an additional and affordable cost, the Aladdin marketing team can also help you promote your event via radio, social media, email marketing, and more!
Out North Contemporary Art House
333 W 4th, Suite 317
Anchorage, AK 99501
Out North rents to artistic, educational and recreational groups and individuals. If you are interested in renting Out North please send us a Rental Request or contact us via e-mail with your name, contact number, and the date and time of rental.
Rates vary depending on the type and time of rental. Rates are subject to change at any time and do not include tech support or cleaning fees. Quote provided once rental request form is submitted.