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​Raisbeck Performance Hall 2015 Boren Ave, Seattle

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Listing updated 01/05/22 • Added 04/03/19

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Square Footage 5200 sq. ft.
Max Occupancy 150 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
Accessible parking
Accessible entrance
Accessible restroom
Parking Onsite parking (free)
Onsite parking (paid)
Street parking (free)
Street parking (paid)
Lighting Natural lighting
Lighting grid
Flooring Wood floors
Stage Proscenium
Flexible stage
Black box
Seating Flexible seating
Performance Space Lobby
Dressing rooms
Stage curtains
Choral risers
Other Qualities Outdoor area

Performance, Rehearsal, Exhibition, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events, Screenings, Readings, Film Location


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


Primarily available May through September with some availability throughout the academic year as well.

The Space

This black box theater features flexible seating, high ceilings, large co-ed dressing room with lockers, showers, ample backstage area and lobby and outdoor patio. Perfect for intimate theatrical readings, plays, fundraisers, private parties, conferences and more.

Daily Rental

$190 – $570 per day

* Ancillary & Equipment Surcharges and Labor charges may apply depending on specific event services required to support external rentals including but not limited to security access set-up, A/V, meal plans or catering and janitorial.

Rental Requirements

We require all renters to provide a Certificate of Proof of General Liability Insurance with Cornish College of the Arts listed as additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000.

Rules & Regulations

All catering and bar service must be provided by Cafe Bon Apetit Catering

Cancellation Policy

The Deposit can range from the greater of $500 or 25% of the estimated total contract to a maximum deposit of 100% of your estimated Labor required for your event, depending on the complexity and/or risks of your production. The Deposit is due upon signing the contract.

If Event Cancelled By Client: Fee:
31-90 days before the event 100% Deposit
0-30 days before the event Total Contract Amount

A rescheduling request will be considered by CORNISH only if it is made 91-180 days or more before the event and a mutually agreeable date is available on the calendar. Otherwise, cancellation fees will apply. If the renter finds another renter for the same time period for an equal or greater facility rental fee, then no cancellation charges will apply if the rental is approved by the External Rentals Manager.

The Basics
Utilities included
Shared bathrooms
Wireless Internet
Utility / work sink
Sound system
Sound booth
PA system
Music stands
Lighting equipment (Theatrical)
Tables and chairs
Performance piano
Rehearsal piano
On-site catering
Bar available
Alcohol allowed
​Raisbeck Performance Hall

2015 Boren Ave, Seattle
Availability Calendar (off-site)

The Building

This Seattle Landmark is a Norwegian confection of carved ornamentation, turned columns, sawn balustrades topped with a gabled roof, featuring a spacious lodge and performance venue with 2200 square feet of stage and playing space along with a co-ed dressing room with lockers and private showers. Perfect for private parties, wedding receptions and intimate productions for up to 150 guests.

During the filming of the original Twin Peaks in Washington State, Raisbeck has a small cameo as the inside of the “Roadhouse Bar.” The exterior of the “Roadhouse Bar” can be found well outside of Seattle at the Fall City Roadhouse and Inn, built in 1916. This Fall City, Washington, landmark does have similar interior.


Typically available between the hours of 8 AM - midnight between May and September with limited availability October to April.

Cafe Bon Apetit is required for all catering and bar service.


Campus parking is permitted, street and pay lot parking available near venue

Public Transportation


Venue features an wheelchair lift and is fully accessible.


Security cameras on-site, 24/7 security presence on campus, key card access required.

Listing updated 01/05/22 • Added 04/03/19

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