$885 – $1897 per day
|Dimensions||80 x 40 ft.|
|Square Footage||3100 sq. ft.|
|Ceiling Height||70 ft.|
|Max Occupancy||434 persons|
|Parking||Street parking (free)
Street parking (paid)
Parking garage / parking lot nearby (paid)
|Walls||Cement / Concrete
|Performance Space||Theatrical rigging (things)
Aerial rigging (people)
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 main auditorium at Cornish Playhouse is a proscenium performance space that can seat as many as 434 people. It can be used for dance performances, theater productions, screenings, meetings, conferences and more.
$885 – $1897 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.
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
We have an agreement with the IATSE Local. As such, any work in these spaces must comply with our contractual agreement with the Union. If your event includes catering or bar service, Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes is the exclusive caterer for this space.
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 Playhouse Director.
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer St, Seattle
The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is a vibrant theatrical and educational facility and a landmark of mid-century architecture, comprising a 434-seat main auditorium, a flexible black-box theater and a generous forecourt and lobby. Built for the World’s Fair of 1962 and now operated by Cornish College of the Arts as its flagship venue, the Playhouse presents a full range of performing arts events open to the public year round.
Open 8 AM - midnight and can be available 24/7.
24/7 security monitored, building access badges required