Calamus Auditorium

Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium

517 E Pike St, Seattle

Afrose Ahmed
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206-388-1715

https://www.gaycity.org/about_us/

Listing updated 02/28/17 • Added 01/27/15

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Square Footage 750 sq. ft.
Max Occupancy 49 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
No stairs
Parking Street parking (paid)
Parking garage / parking lot nearby (paid)
Lighting Lighting grid
Other
Walls White
Curtained
Flooring Wood floors
Stage Black box
Seating Risers
Flexible seating
Performance Space Theatrical rigging (things)
Backstage
Dressing rooms
Showers
Stage curtains
Other Qualities
-We have limited storage space.
-We have a fantastic sound system
-We also have a hanging projector and screen
Type

Performance, Rehearsal, Meetings, Workshops / Classes, Events, Screenings, Readings

Disciplines

Dance, Theater, Music, Film/Video

Availability

You can see our availability on our public events calendar: https://www.gaycity.org/events/

The Space

The Calamus Auditorium at Gay City is a premiere organizing center and performance and exhibition space for Seattle’s queer arts community. The Calamus Auditorium is an intimate performance venue (maximum capacity 100), fully equipped with lighting, sound and audio/visual equipment. Located in Seattle’s Pike/Pine corridor on Capitol Hill, the Calamus Auditorium is conveniently located near downtown Seattle and centered near the hub of Seattle’s most dynamic arts district.

Hourly Rental

$25 – $30 per hour

-Non-profit rate: $25/hour
-Regular rate: $30/hour
-After hours (after 5pm): add $30/($25 np) staffing charge
-Equipment use: $30/($25 np) flat fee for equipment used (projector, light, sound)
-Non-performance rentals will NOT include the use of the kitchen. All rentals must be done by 9 pm.

Daily Rental

$200 – $250 per day

-Performance: $250/($200 np) flat fee per day (6 hours)
-PLUS $15-20 per hour technician fee
-Security deposit: $250 (fully refundable)
-Performance rental includes: use of all equipment and kitchen as green room/dressing room. Kitchen may only be used after 5pm on weekdays.

Weekly Rental

$1200 – $1500 per week

-Performance: $250/($200 np) flat fee per day (6 hours)
-PLUS $15-20 per hour technician fee
-Security deposit: $250 (fully refundable)
-Performance rental includes: use of all equipment and kitchen as green room/dressing room. Kitchen may only be used after 5pm on weekdays.

Requirements

A 501 (c) 3 is required for non-profit rental rate.

Liability insurance and a banquet permit are required when serving alcohol. Proof of both are needed 3 weeks prior to rental.

Rules & Regulations

All rentals must end by 9 pm, no exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

50% of rental payment is due 30 days prior to the event. The remaining 50% is due 14 days prior to the event. If the event is cancelled less than 30 days prior to the rental, the initial 50% payment cannot be refunded.

The Basics
  • Utilities included
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wireless Internet
Equipment
  • Sound system
  • Sound booth
  • PA system
  • Microphones
  • Digital projector
  • Screens
  • Lighting equipment (Theatrical)
  • Lighting board
  • Tables and chairs
Catering
  • Concessions
  • Alcohol allowed
Additional Info

Food and drinks (including beer and wine) are available in the on-site coffee shop, Kaladi Bros Coffee.

Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium

517 E Pike St, Seattle
https://www.gaycity.org/auditorium/
Availability Calendar (off-site)

The Building

The Calamus Auditorium at Gay City is a premiere organizing center and performance and exhibition space for Seattle’s queer arts community. The Calamus Auditorium is an intimate performance venue (maximum capacity 100), fully equipped with lighting, sound and audio/visual equipment. Located in Seattle’s Pike/Pine corridor on Capitol Hill, the Calamus Auditorium is conveniently located near downtown Seattle and centered near the hub of Seattle’s most dynamic arts district. For rental information, please contact emily@gaycity.org

ABOUT CALAMUS AUDITORIUM

  • Size: approximately 750 sq ft
  • Max attendance: 100 people
  • Max seating: approx. 50 people

NON-PERFORMANCE RATES

  • Hourly: $30 per hour standard/$25 per hour non-profit
  • After hours (after 5pm): add $30/($25 np) staffing charge
  • Equipment use: $30/($25 np) flat fee for each piece of equipment (projector, light, sound) PLUS $15 per hour staffing fee (this would be instead of the after hours staffing fee, NOT in addition to it, if the equipment rental is after hours)
  • Non-performance rentals will NOT include the use of the kitchen. All rentals must be done by 11pm

PERFORMANCE RATES

  • Performance: $250/($200 np) flat fee per day (6 hours)
  • PLUS $30 flat staff fee AND $15-20 per hour technician fee
  • Security deposit: $250 (fully refundable)
  • Performance rental includes: use of all equipment and kitchen as green room/dressing room. Kitchen may only be used after 5pm on weekdays.
  • Rehearsal rate: $30/($25 np) per hour, plus regular equipment rates, staff rate, and technician rates
  • If renter is also using the Calamus Auditorium for a performance, then rehearsal rate drops down to $15 per hour.
Hours

Typically available for rentals Monday through Saturday, 8am to 11pm.

Parking

Street parking is available. We do not offer any free parking.

Listing updated 02/28/17 • Added 01/27/15

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