Production Guide: Space

Note: Also see Chapter 2: Education and Chapter 4: Young Actor for additional spaces for rent by acting & dance studios.


Internet Resources
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

Internet Resources


Peerspace is an online marketplace that connects professionals and businesses to great spaces. Peerspace hosts share their underutilized spaces with professionals.

Seattle Theatre Group > Need to Know > Other Venues

List of performance venues that might rent their space. Cities listed include: Seattle, Mercer Island, Redmond, Woodinville, Tacoma, Portland, Troutdale, Bellingham, Eugene, Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Quincy, Walla Walla, Salem, Boise, New Orleans, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Nashville.

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.

Venues for Washington State Nonprofits


Find a venue for your nonprofit’s next event or meeting using this interactive Google map. Some of the listed venues offer free space under certain conditions and many offer discounts for nonprofits. Check venue websites, where available, for specifics and always call to confirm details. If a venue doesn’t advertise a “nonprofit discount” or deal, remember: it never hurts to ask!

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


ACT Theatre


Kreielsheimer Place

700 Union St

Seattle, WA 98101

Admin Tel: (206) 292-7660

[email protected]

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

The Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space – 60

ACT is home to five main performance spaces, all providing an intimate, up close theatrical experience. All theatres are accessible by elevators. ACT has a wide range of event spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 25 to 500 guests. Each venue has a “Base Fee” for the day which depends on the capacity and demand. Additional costs for staffing and resource rentals may also apply.

ACT offers a 50% discount on the “Base Fee” for organizations with 501c-3 non-profit status. This does not apply to an individual who works for a non-profit but is hosting a personal event.

If you’re looking to stage a performance at ACT, please check out the ACTLab.

Annex Theatre

First Hill/Pike-Pine

PMB 1440

1122 E Pike St

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 728-0933

[email protected]

Seating capacity: 99

Annex Theatre produces Mainstage, Late-Night, and Off-Night productions four times a year, roughly once per Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. In between these productions Annex Theatre is available for rental by other theater groups and individuals. Rehearsal space availability is quite limited, due to production schedule.

Annex Theatre seats 99; the stage is approximately 24’ by 24’. The space has a powerful sound system and a modest but flexible light plot hung for all rentals.

Seating arrangements vary per project. Consult site and email for current rates. The renter runs the box office and Annex Theatre staffs the bar, house and technical positions. (Annex’s rental rates are not high enough to cover the rent, in order to keep the rental rates at an affordable level Annex depends on bar sales to supplement rental income.)

Cornish College of the Arts Performance Venues

Mailing Address

1000 Lenora St

Seattle, WA 98121


(206) 726-5074

[email protected]


Contact: Jason Sharp, External Rentals Manager

Cornish College of the Arts operates performance, exhibition, and event space at the Seattle Center, on Capitol Hill, and in the South Lake Union neighborhoods. Availability of spaces for use by artistic organizations and other nonprofits is based on Cornish’s educational requirements and current contracts.

* Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

Seattle Center

Venue Address:

201 Mercer St

Seattle, WA 98119



Main Auditorium – 452

Lobby – 500

Founders Room – 70

Studio Theater – 110-150


Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The mid-century modern theater has served as the home for two Tony Award-winning Seattle companies, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Intiman Theatre, and currently provides performance space for Cornish student productions and college-produced events as well as more than 30 nonprofit organizations annually. The Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center features multiple rental spaces for events which can accommodate up to 500 people. Please note that availability of these spaces is contingent upon Cornish’s use of the space.


Main Auditorium. The main auditorium at Cornish Playhouse is a flexible performance space that can seat as many as 432 people. It can be used for dance performances, theater productions, screenings, meetings, etc.


Lobby. The Playhouse Lobby is a spectacular venue for corporate meetings, private receptions and parties. The lobby space can accommodate up to 500 people. The space offers al view of the beautiful fountain Courtyard and can be tailored to suit your specific event.


Founders Room. Featuring elegant mid-century architecture, the Founder’s Room is ideal for special events, receptions, meetings and conferences and can accommodate up to 70 people.


Studio Theater. (The Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff Studio Theater). This climate-controlled studio space is suitable for auditions, rehearsals, readings, intimate performances and private parties for up to 150 people. The space is equipped with a piano, lights and sound system and can accommodate a seated audience of up to 110. This venue can also comfortably host corporate events such as meetings, product launches and cocktail receptions as well as weddings and birthday parties.


For more information contact the Jason Sharp, External Rentals Manager.

* PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry

Capitol Hill

Venue Address:

710 East Roy

Seattle, WA 98102


Contact: Frank Phillips, PONCHO Concert Hall Facilities Manager, at [email protected]


The Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO) Concert Hall is located within the historic landmark building Kerry Hall in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. This intimate venue is used for student recitals and music events as well as college-produced concerts.

* Raisbeck Hall and Skinner Theater

South Lake Union

Venue Address:

2015 Boren Ave

Seattle WA 98121


​Built in 1915, Raisbeck Hall and the Skinner Theater (inside) has been used for theater and dance productions as well as special events such as the Seattle International Dance Festival and Black Box Festival. For further information contact External Rentals Manager.


Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio

International District

517 Maynard Ave S.

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 323-7499

Online Contact form


Black Box, 1600 sqft (40′ x 40′). Holds approximately 25 – 50 people. Piano in space.

Studio 1, 800 sqft (26.5′ x 30′). Holds approximately 15 – 20 people.

Studio 2, 700 sqft (24.5′ x 20′). Holds approximately 10 – 15 people.

Mezzanine, 150 sqft. Holds approximartely 5 – 10 people. This is not an enclosed space, and has no door.

Freehold moved to this location from Belltown in 2016. The entire facility is equipped with WiFi and Air Conditioning. Reservations can be made by phone or in person during office hours. Reservation requests may also be made via email. Current students enrolled in Freehold classes offered a discount rate.

One hour minimum for rentals—paid in advance—will hold a space. Consult website for current rates.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center


4272 Fremont Ave N.

Seattle, WA 98103


[email protected]


Great Hall (2nd floor) – 251 capacity, 55′ x 40′ + lobby, 22′ high ceiling

Gallery (1st floor) – 235 capacity, 40′ x 35′, 10′ high ceiling

Small & Large Dressing rooms (2nd floor)

Fireside Room / Meeting space for up to 15 (1st floor)

Full Kitchen with convection oven, induction burners, coffeemakers

Full Sound/PA, digital projectors, screens, lighting, DJ equipment

Founded in 2007, Fremont Abbey is a 104 year old brick building at 43rd & Fremont Avenue North in Seattle. The 1914 structure was reopened after undergoing major seismic, design, environment & visual improvements. Now a beautiful & welcoming multi-use venue with a warm vintage style, the Abbey welcomes events of many varieties including weddings, receptions, galas, fundraisers, parties, meetings, concerts and more.

Fremont Abbey offers significant discounts for 501c3 non-profit organizations, neighborhood groups, and artists. Depending on the date, it can also sometimes offer even further discounts for educational arts related events that support youth or low income families.

As part of its nonprofit mission, FA partners with you or your organization to present the event and are often able to subsidize/sponsor the cost by even 50% or more. FA also offers 4 or more very low cost rentals per year to small startup nonprofits who are well organized and fit its mission.

To keep things sustainable, rates vary depending on the month, day of week, number of people attending, public or private event, food & drinks, event complexity, staffing, AV & other equipment uses, and even how far out the event is scheduled. For example, if a date is available 30-60 days out, FA can often book that at a lower cost for your group.

Lo-Fi Performance Space

429 Eastlake Ave E

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 254-2824

[email protected]

Contact: Scott Behrens, Bookings Manager


Front Room Lounge. Located directly in the front of the building, the Front Lounge of The Lo-Fi retains a warm and intimate character while still comfortably accommodating up to 80 people. The room is equipped with a DJ booth (with turntables and a mixer available for use), dance floor, small side room has cozy seating and a few vintage arcade games, and a full service bar.

Performance Gallery/Main Room. The Main Room easily accommodates 200 people. The room boasts a 20 foot ceilings, a 250 square foot stage with unobstructed views from any part of the room (which can also be converted to a smaller stage to increase dance floor space), and a full service bar – making it an ideal space for performances, filming music videos, large gatherings, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds. Also, above and to the side of the stage there is a mezzanine that offers a birds-eye view of the entire floor below.

The Lo-Fi does not offer in-house catering of any kind, however they can accommodate outside catering.

Pocket Theater & Slate Theater

Pocket Theater


8312 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103



[email protected]

Slate Theater

International District/Chinatown

(Inside the Inscape Arts Building)

815 Seattle Blvd S

Seattle, WA 98134

[email protected]

Slate contact: Jeff Nickels, [email protected]

Pocket contact: Sarah McKinley, [email protected]

General contact: Clayton Weller, [email protected]


Pocket Theater – 50

Slate Theater – 40 – 60

Founded in 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Pocket Theater produces fringe theater in two venues: a 50-seat theater in Greenwood and the 40-60 seat Slate Theater in the Inscape Arts building in the International District. (the old Immigration Jail)

PT foots the bill for up and coming producers and they impress with truly unique and fun shows. Performances happen every week Thursday – Sunday. Rehearsal space is available at a competitive rate when it’s not being used otherwise.

Rainier Valley Cultural Center/ SEED Arts

Beacon Hill

5117 Rainier Ave South

Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 725-7517

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Auditorium – 258

Event Room – 120

The Rainier Arts Center offers rental space for a wide variety of event types and is used by hundreds of organizations for their performances, celebrations, meetings, and cultural events. RAC offers theater rental, performance space, rehearsal space, meeting space, as well as many other uses in our facility. Small parking lot available.


Seattle Central College Theatres

Mailing Address

1701 Broadway

Seattle, WA 98122


(206) 934.3800

(206) 934.4395 TTY

[email protected]


Seattle Central College operates a 500-space parking garage at 1609 Harvard Ave, directly behind and across the street from the Broadway Performance call and one block north of the Erickson Theater.


* Broadway Performance Hall

Caiptol Hill

1625 Broadway

Seattle, WA 98122


(206) 934.3052


Capacity: The Broadway Performance Hall features 295 fixed and numbered seats, allowing both general and assigned seating for any performance. Seats are split into three distinct sections: the left and right sections hold 71 seats each, while the central section holds 153 (including eight handicapped-accessible seats).


Built in 1911 and modernized in 1979, the Broadway Performance Hall hosts a variety of events and performances year-round, and has served the arts community as “Seattle’s Showcase for Local and Regional Artists.” The building itself is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the only remaining part of the Seattle’s first high school, Broadway High.


Submit the online form with the details of your event for a customized estimate at an affordable price-point.


* Erickson Theatre

Caiptol Hill

1524 Harvard Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122


(206) 934.3052


Capacity: Erickson Theater features 133 fixed seats (including two handicapped-accessible seats), and can be expanded to a total guest capacity of 151 with additional chairs. Please note that there is no standing room at Erickson Theatre.

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Center

155 Mercer St

PO Box 900923

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 443-2222

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Bagley Wright – 847

Leo K Theatre – 286

Poncho Forum – 99

Leo K Rehearsal Hall – 59

In-Season vs. Off-Season. It is Seattle Repertory Theatre’s policy that our performance venues are not available for rental during a run of performances. Therefore a request for use of the Bagley Wright Theatre or the Leo K. Theatre that falls within the schedule of performances for either venue will not be considered.

Please consult the Seattle Repertory Theatre representative in charge of rentals to determine what other differences may exist between our producing and non-producing months.

Seattle Theatre Group

Downtown, University District, and other places

911 Pine Street

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 682-1414

[email protected]

Contact: Debra Heesch, Special Events & Booking Associate

The Paramount Theatre

911 Pine Street

Seattle, WA 98101


Capacity: 2807

The Moore Theatre

1932 Second Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101


Capacity: 1800

The Neptune Theatre

1303 Northeast 45th Street

Seattle, WA 98105-4502


Capacity: 800


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.

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS)

Seattle Center

Seattle Center House at Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street

Seattle,WA 98109

(206) 770-0370

[email protected]

Contact: Rental Manager, Theatre Puget Sound

10 Studio and Theaters

All rehearsal rooms have tables, chairs, and rehearsal cubes. Most rooms have a piano. Some have mirrors. Rehearsal furniture and chairs inevitably ‘float’ between rooms. If you require a certain floor or mirrors, make sure you select the specific amenity in your rental request. Spaces are available for booking from 9am to 11pm. However, The Armory doors are locked at 9pm, unless prior arrangements are made.

Unexpected Productions

Pike Place Market

The Market Theater

1428 Post Alley

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 587-2414

[email protected]

Unexpected Productions rents its historic Market Theatre located in Pike Place Market.

North Sound

Mount Baker Theatre

Central Business District

104 North Commercial Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 733-5793

Seating capacity:

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.

South Sound

Broadway Center for the Arts

Downtown Tacoma

901 Broadway

Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 591.5806

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

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.

Knutzen Family Theatre

Federal Way

Dumas Bay Centre

3200 SW Dash Point Rd

Federal Way, WA 98023


[email protected]

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.

Eastern Washington

Numerica Performing Arts Center


123 North Wenatchee Avenue

Wenatchee, WA 98807

(509) 665-9096

[email protected]

[email protected]

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.

Portland Area

Find A Venue

Jen Raynak

A listing of links to venues in Portland. Listing includes capacity whether the venue rents out for rehearsals, auditions, and performances.

Aladdin Theater


3017 SE Milwaukie Ave

Portland, OR 97202

Admin Tel: (503) 234-9694

Box Office: (800) 745-3000

[email protected]

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 web site — 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!

Artists Repertory Theatre

Goose Hollow

1515 SW Morrison

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 241-1278

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Morrison Street Lobby – 120-200

Morrison’s Lounge aka Taproom – 20-50

Consult site for descriptions and rates. Significant discounts are available for non-profits, arts organizations and recipients of Regional Arts and Culture Council funding.

Artists Rep accepts cash, checks, Visa or MasterCard for rental payments. Events are considered booked upon confirmation from the rental coordinator, with receipt of completed rental contract signed by both parties and non-refundable deposit. Deposit is 50% of total bill. Payment in full is due two weeks prior to the event.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company


12850 SW Grant Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

(503) 603-9862

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

New Stage Auditorium – 270

Contact: Dan Murphy, General Manager

The Broadway Rose New Stage Auditorium in Tigard is available for facility rentals on a limited basis.

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

Mailing address:

PO Box 15182

Portland, Oregon 97293

(503) 231-3959

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Imago Theatre 45′ x 40′ (1800 sqft total)– 220

Ballroom – 250-299

Contact: Jerry Mouawad

Imago Theatre is a flexible performance space, primarily used in a proscenium setting and is wheel-chair accessible. All seats have great visibility and the theater seats approximately 200. The playing area is approximately 45-feet wide by 40-feet deep. The stage floor is sprung wood.

Renters are required to provide liability insurance rider and full rental fee prior to event. Each renter must provide their own box office, front-of-house staff and ticketing process and staff.

Greater Oregon

Coaster Theatre Playhouse

108 North Hemlock Street

Cannon Beach, OR 97110

(503) 436-0609

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.


Out North Contemporary Art House

333 W 4th, Suite 317

Anchorage, AK 99501

[email protected]



Main Gallery

Emerging Gallery

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.


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



Century Ballroom

Capitol Hill

915 E Pine, 2nd floor

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 324-7263

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Century Ballroom – 225 – 300

West Hall – 100

Tin Table – 50

Century Ballroom was founded in 1997. Housed on the 2nd floor of a 1908 Odd Fellows temple, Century Ballroom is made up of up two elegant venues ranging from 1500-2500sf all with sprung wood floors.

Spaces are available for weddings, receptions, company parties or meetings, bar/bat mitzvahs, photo and video shoots, workshops, rehearsals or performances.

All rooms are located on the 2nd floor of the historic Odd Fellows Building on Capitol Hill.

Please note that we never rent out Century Ballroom on Saturday nights due to our weekly dance. West Hall may be rented on Saturday nights.

Dance Underground

Capitol Hill

340 15th E

Seattle, WA 98112-5808

(206) 328-1500

[email protected]


Studio A, Sprung Hard Wood Dance Floor, 2,000 SF (40ft x 50ft)

Studio B, Sprung Hard Wood Dance Floor, 1,200 SF (30ft x 40 ft)

Studio C, Wood Floor, 405 SF (17′-8″ x 22′-11″)

Contact: Ilana Rubin

Three studios available for rent for rehearsal, classes, dances, and other functions. The studios consist of sprung floors, mirrors and barres, and sound system (studio A & b only). Consult schedule on the site for availability and call or email for quotes.

Exit Space School of Dance

Green Lake

414 NE 72nd Street

Seattle, Washington 98115

Tel: 206-949-8643

[email protected]

Three studios for rent

eXit SPACE is located in the heart of Greenlake in a historic 1920’s building. Two studios are located in eXit SPACE’s new facility theNEST, just five blocks away from the main studio: 6600 1st Ave NE.

My World Dance and Fitness Studio

Beacon Hill

849 Hiawatha Place South

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 861-2500

[email protected]

Studio available for rent. Call or email for size and availability.

Open Flight Studio

University District

4205 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

[email protected]

Studio: 29′ x 40 ‘, hardwood sprung floor, Ballet Barres, Mirrors, holds 45-65

Different rates for rehearsals, classes, and workshops.

Salsa N Seattle

Judkins Park

2000 S. Jackson St.

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 785 3309

[email protected]

Capacity: 2200 sqft, polished hard wood floors, wall of mirrors, 2 stages, full kitchen and bar, event lighting and sound available, two restrooms plus small bridal party lounge. Seats 79 people and up to 150 for standing events.

Shift Movement and Healing Arts


3517 Stone Way N.

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 420.2022

[email protected]

Studio: The space is a 40×40 square foot studio with a sprung floor and floor-to-ceiling mirrors.

For studio rentals check the calendar for availability, then send an email. Space is available for dance groups, yoga classes, performances, etc.

Velocity Dance Center

Capitol Hill

1621 12th Ave

Seattle WA 98122

(206) 325-8773

[email protected]

Studio Details:

Founders Studio: 40′ x 60′, 2,400 sq. ft., hardwood floors, skylights + mirrors

Kawasaki Studio: 35′ x 35′, 1,225 sq. ft., mirrors, large windows, skylights + a sprung floor with marley

Steward Studio: 20′ x 40′, 800 sq. ft., mirrors, large windows + a sprung floor with marley

Velocity offers movement artists beautiful, clean, and low cost rehearsal and performance space. Studios and theater are available to rent for rehearsals, workshops and performances and for weddings, receptions, and other community events.

Details about rentals rates and making arrangements online. Also, Velocity has Marley (Grey, White, and Black) and sprung hardwood dance floors available for rent.

Visionary Bellydance


4128 Fremont Ave. N.

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 632-2353

[email protected]

Studio space is good for photo and video shoots, shoeless movement arts, such as yoga, ti chi, music lessons, lectures, seminars, demonstrations, rehearsals, meetings, movie showing and parties. It’s not good for dance forms with hard shoe requirements but Visionary Bellydance is amiable to rearranging rugs and furniture.

Studion has mirrors, wood and/or oriental carpeted floor surface, light grid, CD player, bathroom and dressing room.

East Side

The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn & Rental Hall


11820 150th Ave SE

Renton, Washington 98059

(425) 255-9211

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Main Dance Floor – Up to 400, 4,000 square feet (50ft x 80ft) of hardwood

Dining Room – 100-150

Prospective banquet hall renters may tour by appointment. For appointments, additional information and/or availability, contact our office.

Seattle Dance Works


DanceWorks Studio

16641 Redmond Way

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 869-7595

[email protected]

Seating capacity:

Dance Classroom, 32′ x 20′

Main Dance Floor, 48′ x 26′

Tiered Seatting Area: 930 sqft

DanceWorks Studio features warm inviting seating areas, two professional grade dance floors totaling over 1850 square feet, and a state of the art sound system. DanceWorks’ facilities are available for dance and fitness pros who are interested in subletting during our off hours.


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


Central Senior Center

Leschi/Central District

500 30th Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 726-4926


Technology Center – 20

Dining Room – 150 (seated)

Solarium – 50 (seated)

Perched at the tip of Leschi Bluff, The Central is the perfect venue. The Central has three rental spaces available, each with breathtaking views of Lake Washington, Mount Rainier, and the Bellevue Skyline. Ideal for auditions, rehearsals, and performances.

Central’s room rentals include the use of up to 14 60-inch round banquet tables which seat eight people per table, 10 six-foot rectangular tables, 10 card tables, and more than 100 conference style chairs. Reduced rates apply for CASC members. Additional fees may apply for building security and cleaning deposits.

The Kitchen includes six gas burner, a hot plate, two ovens, two sinks, refrigerator, warming plates and serving window into the Dining Hall.

Good Shepherd Center Chapel


4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor

Seattle, WA 98103

Chapel is 59′ x 60′ — 150 capacity

The chapel is on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center, and is accessible by elevator or stairs; a ramp next to the main entrance of the building provides wheelchair access. The room is approximately 59’ x 60’ and is divided by four large columns. Maximum audience capacity is 150 (padded chairs that stack on rolling carts). We have a circa-1920s Knabe 9-foot concert grand piano.

The Good Shepherd Center is a Seattle City Parks property with two parking lots. Depending on other activities, the parking lots may get crowded.

The Chapel Performance Space is a dedicated performing arts venue located in the Good Shepherd Center, owned and operated by Historic Seattle, a private non-profit development agency. The Chapel may be rented on a per-event basis for concerts, dance, theater, literary readings, and other performing arts events or rehearsals.

Dates in the Chapel are available on a first come, first served basis. Plan on booking your rental at least several months ahead of time. Friday and Saturday nights are typically booked out 6-12 months in advance.

Touring artists from out of town must have a Seattle-based presenter (individual, organization, or local artist sharing the bill) who can sign the rental contract and be responsible for upholding the terms, hiring crew, doing PR, running the show, etc.

The Chapel is not available to rent on weekdays before 5:00 PM, on Sundays, or on most major holidays. Due to high demand, individual artists or organizations can book events no more than one Friday or Saturday per quarter, or three weeknights per month. Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate regular weekly or monthly rentals, or more than two nights in a row.

Reduced rental rates for nonprofit organizations.

Phinney Neighborhood Association


Manages three locations:

  • Phinney Center
  • Greenwood Senior Center
  • Sunset Hill Community Association Clubhouse (SHCA)


[email protected]

Overview page:

(1) Phinney Center

6532 Phinney Ave N

Seattle WA 98103

Seating capacity:

Community Hall – 150

Gallery Space + Room 7 – 150

Hardwood Floor Rooms and Meeting Rooms – capacities vary

The Phinney Center campus includes two historic school buildings: The Blue Building (1904) and the Brick Building (1917). Many rooms are available for hourly rentals in both buildings.

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.

(2) Greenwood Senior Center

525 N. 85th St.

Seattle, WA 98103


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.

(3) Sunset Hill Community Association’s Clubhouse

3003 NW 66th Street

Seattle, WA 98117


Upper Hall (1,692 sqft) – 75

Lower Hall (1,173 sqft) – 75

On-street parking, ADA access/elevator; great for weddings and celebrations, non-amplified music events, meetings, retreats, and classes. For weddings/celebrations, music events and/or rentals that involve food or alcohol, both Upper and Lower halls must be rented together.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Centers

Various Locations

Seattle Parks and Recreation

100 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 684-4075

Seattle Parks has 146 spaces with various seating capacities for rent throughout the city.

Seattle Russian Community Center

Capitol Hill

704 19th Avenue East

Seattle, WA. 98112

(206) 323-3877

[email protected]


Large Ballroom

Small Ballroom/Gallery

Call or email for more details.

University Heights Community Center

University District

5031 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105-4341

(206) 527-4278

Seating capacity:

Rm 108 – Main Floor – North Wing – Corner studio. Approx. 894 SF (33′ x 27′) – holds 20-50

Rm 109 – Main Floor – North Wing – Corner studio. Approx. 894 SF (33′ x 27′) – holds 20 – 50, dance capacity 10- 25

Auditorium – North Wing, Floor area, 33’ x 40.5’, holds 100-150

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 rates. A 4-hour minimum reservation required; a 5-hour minimum for before/after hour requests. Event diagrams & layouts must be submitted to U Heights office for approval prior confirmation of rental.

Rates include exclusivity of South Grounds Parking Area. The public must have access to City of Seattle Park area, walkways / entrances / exits to & from building & sidewalks area.

The newly-renovated Auditorium (refinished original Douglas Fir floor and vintage chalkboards) works well for small performances, rehearsals, banquets, meetings, lectures and more.

If you are a theater group looking for an affordable area rehearsal, or a band releasing an album, or a group putting on a spoken word open mic night, UHCC wants to work with you to make it happen!


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


Western Washington

King County Library System

Administrative Offices

960 Newport Way NW

Issaquah, 98027

(425) 462-9600

Meeting Spaces by Branch

Meeting room reservations may be made either online or by contacting your local community library.

Meeting room capacity varies by location.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made 12 weeks into the future. Include enough time for setting up and breaking down the room.

You will be notified if your request is approved or denied, once staff have reviewed your request.

Kitsap Regional Library

9 Branches in Kitsap County

Although Kitsap Regional Library provides staffing, materials, telecommunications and administrative services for all of nine community libraries, outreach services and the bookmobile, the physical buildings are operated by a number of different organizations.

Some libraries offer free use of meeting room space for educational, cultural and informational community meetings and programs that are open to the general public. The procedure for reserving a room and the policies that govern its use vary from building to building.

To reserve a room, find a meeting room. Contact the designated contact person and set up your meeting.

Pierce County Library System

Processing and Administrative Center

3005 112th St. E.

Tacoma, WA 98446

( 253) 548-3300

Pierce County Library System meeting rooms are provided free of charge as a public service for use by community groups holding meetings that are free and non-commercial in nature. Make reservation online, allowed 2 uses per month per location, and you can reserve a room up to 3 months in advance.

The Seattle Public Library

Central Library


1000 Fourth Ave.

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 733-9608

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.

The Seattle Public Library has various facilities and meeting rooms that are available for public use at the Central Library and branch libraries located throughout the City of Seattle. The Central Library facilities can accommodate a variety of activities, ranging from large events to small, informal meetings. Fees and rates vary depending on the facility and scope of the event.

The Library reserves the right to review each prospective use and determine whether or not that use falls within The Seattle Public Library facilities and meeting room user guidelines.

At the Central Library, the Library charges rental fees according to the classifications of usage defined below. Within these classifications, reservations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class “A” Use: Class “A” rates apply to non-profit groups, government agencies and City of Seattle departments for non-commercial use (i.e., no admission fee, vendor fee and/or donation is requested or received). Events may or may not be open to the public and may occur during or outside of regular Library operating hours.

The Spiral 6 (capacity 12) and Mixing Chamber (capacity 16) meeting rooms are available at no charge to non-profit groups for meetings, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as long as no admission fee, vendor fee and/or donation is requested or received.

Class “B” Use: Class “B” rates apply to non-profit groups whose events or meetings involve admission fees, vendor fees, donations or a commercial use. Events may or may not be open to the public and may occur during or outside of regular Library operating hours.

Class “C” Use: Class “C” rates apply to businesses, private individuals or private groups. Admission or vendor fees may be collected and donations may be received during the events. Events may be held during or outside of regular Library operating hours. Examples of class “C” use include private parties, receptions, seminars or workshops.

The Seattle Public Library


Variable seating capacity – 25 – 100

The Seattle Public Library has branch meeting rooms available for public use without charge during open hours. Meeting rooms vary in size. The smallest accommodates 25 people and the largest can hold 1o0 people. Meeting rooms are reserved for non-commercial use only; users may not advertise or sell products, memberships or services, and no fees, donations or money may be requested or collected. No contact information may be solicited from attendees for the purpose of advertising or selling. All meetings must be open to the public.

Branches with meeting rooms (capacity 25 – 100) can be reserved online at

Ballard Branch

Beacon Hill Branch

Broadview Branch

Capitol Hill Branch

Columbia Branch

Delridge Branch

Douglass-Truth Branch

Fremont Branch

Green Lake Branch

Greenwood Branch

High Point Branch

Lake City Branch

Magnolia Branch

Montlake Branch

Northeast Branch

Northgate Branch

Queen Anne Branch

Rainier Beach Branch

Southwest Branch

University Branch

West Seattle Branch

Contact New Holly Branch directly to reserve its meeting room:

Branches with study rooms (holds 2 – 6 people

Ballard Branch

Beacon Hill Branch

Broadview Branch

Capitol Hill Branch

Columbia Branch

Douglass-Truth Branch

Greenwood Branch

High Point Branch

International District/Chinatown Branch

Lake City Branch

Magnolia Branch

Northeast Branch

Northgate Branch

Rainier Beach Branch

South Park Branch

Sno-Isle Libraries (Snohomish & Island County)

Various Branch Locations

Service Center Administrative Offices

7312 35th Ave NE

Marysville, WA 98271-7417

(360) 651-7000

(877) 766-4753

(360) 651-7000

Branches map:


Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to its public meeting rooms in an equitable manner to non-commercial organizations engaged in educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable or civic work.

The online reservation system is in use by Camano Island, Coupeville, Darrington, Freeland, Granite Falls, Lynnwood, Mariner, Marysville, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Oak Harbor, and Snohomish.

If you would like to reserve a meeting room at another library, please check the individual library page for reservation procedures. Individuals using the library meeting rooms must agree to the provisions in the Sno-Isle Library meeting room policy.

The Tacoma Public Library

Main Library


1102 Tacoma Avenue South

Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 292-2001


Meeting Room Capacities:

Main – Olympic Room – 245

Fern Hill Meeting Room – 50

Moore Meeting Room – 100

Swasey Meeting Room – 50

Wheelock Meeting – 130

(S. Tacoma branch meeting room currently unavailable)

Tacoma Public Library provides free meeting rooms for community use. Meeting rooms may be reserved by any group for non-commercial purposes, although preference is given to library-sponsored programs. Meeting room reservations may be made either online (see below) or by contacting your local neighborhood branch. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. You must accept the meeting room policy, Administrative Policy: #10.18 in order to reserve a room.


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