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Ballard Homestead

http://www.ballardhomestead.org/ 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

Listing updated 08/26/19 • Added 02/11/15

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Max Occupancy 200 persons
Accessibility Loading zone
Parking Street parking (free)
Lighting Natural lighting
Walls Sheetrocked and Smooth
Flooring Wood floors
Stage Platform stage
Seating Flexible seating
Performance Space Lobby
Dressing rooms
Other Qualities Outdoor area

Performance, Rehearsal, Exhibition, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events


Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Film/Video

The Space

The Homestead is a community nonprofit venue curated by Abbey Arts in NW Ballard. Situated on a very quiet street, this newly renovated venue will be host to quiet, distraction free events where the artists and their performances will be respected.

Hourly Rental

$10 – $100 per hour

(Discounted nonprofit/arts rate)  Events are flat rate.

Daily Rental

$300 – $1000 per day

(Discounted nonprofit/arts rate)  Weddings & corporate are $1500-2500

Rental Requirements

The renter must obtain a “Certificate of Liability Insurance” or a “Short Term Special Event Insurance Certificate” covering public liability with combined bodily injury and property damage. For private events no less than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) and for public events one million dollars ($1,000,000).
Private rental events or non-profit public benefits may acquire permits, subject to Abbey approval. Renter is responsible for all appropriate permits & licenses from WSLCB.
Damage deposit. Amounts vary on event.

Rules & Regulations

Without prior approval by Abbey Arts staff, no signs, decorations, or other items may be tacked, taped or affixed in any way to equipment, walls, pillars, or any other surface of the building, inside or out.
Seattle’s noise ordinance is in effect from 10 pm - 7 am weekdays and 10 pm - 9 am weekends.
Lawful Use: The renter agrees to comply with all United States and Washington State Laws, King County ordinances and ABBEY Building Use and Rental Policies.
Renter must select from Abbey Arts’ preferred catering list, unless otherwise approved (fees apply).
Abbey Arts strongly encourages Renters & Caterers to use a minimal amount of disposable products due to the environmental impact. One large bag each of garbage, compost, and recycling (three bags total) are allowed, and must be taken out in a quiet manner to the dumpsters after the event. Additional bags need to be taken with Caterer/Renter after the event or there is a $25 charge per additional bag (or $75 for additional dumpster

Cancellation Policy

Deposit: 50% of the CONSIDERATION is due at the time the Facility is booked. The balance of the CONSIDERATION must be paid thirty (30) days prior to the rental date. An additional refundable CLEANING AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT of five hundred dollars ($500) is required thirty (30) days prior to the event, in a separate check.
CANCELLATION BY RENTER: If the RENTER cancels the event at any time prior to thirty (30) days before the event, the initial rental deposit will be forfeited. In the event the RENTER cancels the event less than thirty (30) days prior to the rental date, the RENTER forfeits the entire rental fee.

The Basics
Utilities included
Shared bathrooms
Sound system
Music stands
Lighting equipment (Theatrical)
Tables and chairs
Performance piano
Self catering allowed
Additional Info

Renter handles all decor, set up & clean up (including tables, chairs, sweeping, ect.)
Abbey can provide a bartender for $25/hour $100 minimum.
Additional hours at $100 an hour.
Extra staff for managing, clean-up or tech an additional $25/hr $100 minimum. 

See website for details and updates. www.fremontabbey.org/rent

Ballard Homestead

6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle
Availability Calendar (off-site)


Free street parking and lot may be available. Limited parking on lawn for crew and approx 6 cars.

Listing updated 08/26/19 • Added 02/11/15

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