Black Box Theater

Open in Google Maps

Cornish College of the Arts | Main Campus Center 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle

Pinky Estell
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cornish Rental Inquiry Survey

Listing updated 09/28/21 • Added 04/05/19

Report this listing

Square Footage 1600 sq. ft.
Max Occupancy 50 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
Accessible entrance
Accessible restroom
Freight elevator
Loading zone
Parking Street parking (paid)
Lighting Lighting grid
Walls Curtained
Flooring Sprung wood
Stage Proscenium
Black box
Seating Raked seating
Flexible seating
Performance Space Lobby
Dressing rooms
Stage curtains

Performance, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events, Readings, Film Location


Dance, Theater, Music

The Space

The Black Box Theater at MCC features full blackout capacity, sprung Prylon floor, whiteboard, speakers, projector and screen, sound and lighting equipment, bar grid and seats up to 50. Perfect for very intimate productions, staged readings, speaking engagements and workshops.

Daily Rental

$165 – $495 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 through Cafe Bon Apetit.

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
Air Conditioned
Wireless Internet
Dining Area
Sound system
Sound booth
PA system
Digital projector
Lighting equipment (Theatrical)
Lighting board
White boards
Tables and chairs
On-site catering
Bar available
Alcohol allowed
Cornish College of the Arts | Main Campus Center

1000 Lenora Street, Seattle
Availability Calendar (off-site)

The Building

The Main Campus Center (MCC) in the Denny Triangle-South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle is the centerpiece of the Cornish’s downtown campus. Formerly the Volker Building, the MCC is on the National Register of Historic Places as a fine example of art deco architecture from 1928. Classic on the outside and thoroughly modern on the inside, the MCC’s large windows look out on Seattle’s cityscape, including the Space Needle in nearby Seattle Center.


Open 8 AM - midnight


Paid street or campus parking

Public Transportation


Wheelchair accessible


24/7 security monitored, building access badges required

Listing updated 09/28/21 • Added 04/05/19

Report this listing