Jack Straw Studio One

  • Medium availability

  • $50 – $65 per hour

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Jack Straw Cultural Center

http://www.jackstraw.org 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Levi Fuller
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Listing updated 04/26/24 • Added 08/11/15

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Dimensions 26 x 23 ft.
Square Footage 598 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 13 ft.
Max Occupancy 50 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
No stairs
Loading zone
Parking Street parking (free)
Street parking (paid)
Parking garage / parking lot nearby (free)
Parking garage / parking lot nearby (paid)
Lighting LED
Gallery track
Walls White
Flooring Concrete
Seating Flexible seating
Performance Space Lobby
Other Qualities Soundproofed

Performance, Rehearsal, Events, Screenings, Readings


Music, Film/Video

Production / Fabrication

Audio recording / production studio, Video production


Friday evenings are mostly booked through the fall. Saturday evenings are never available in studio one. Beyond that the studio hours are quite flexible.

The Space

In addition to our many residency and education programs for artists and youth, Jack Straw is available to the community

as a full service recording studio and audio production facility.

Studio one measures 26’ by 23’ with 13’ of loft. An amp isolation booth and 15’ by 11’ isolation room are available with this space. Studio One is ideal for acoustic music as well as high sound pressure situations. The room has accommodated choirs, big bands, chamber groups, string bands, jazz and rock bands. A well-maintained Steinway grand piano is always available in Studio One. A simple video setup is available for recordings at no additional cost (beyond extra studio time at the regular rate).

In addition to studio recording, the space is also available to be rented for rehearsals and intimate events at the standard studio rate. This includes an engineer, allowing for event recording.

Hourly Rental

$50 – $65 per hour

Full information on our rates and facilities: https://www.jackstraw.org/studio-services/studio-rates-and-policies/

Jack Straw Memberships:
Membership for individuals: $50/year
Membership for businesses or non-profits with budgets under $1M: $75/year

Studio rates:
Non-member rate (individuals and small to mid-sized businesses and organizations): $65/hr.
Member rate (individuals and small to mid-sized businesses and organizations): $50/hr.

Businesses or non-profits with budgets over $1M: $85/hr
We are open to providing a discounted rate for project partners; please inquire about opportunities for partnership if this rate is a barrier for your organization.

Billing for remote recording includes travel time.

Rental Requirements

Public events should be free or suggested donation only. You must provide your own event staffing beyond the recording engineer.

Rules & Regulations

Sessions must be scheduled in advance. No drop-in services.
We recommend that you call 1-4 weeks in advance to book a voice recording session, and 2-6 weeks for music recording sessions.
Acceptable methods of payment: Mastercard, Visa, personal check, cash.
Payments must be made immediately following each session unless other arrangements have been made.
CDRs and DVDs can be purchased directly from Jack Straw. If client provides media Jack Straw is not responsible for results.
Sessions are billed as a minimum of one hour, and in 1/2-hour increments thereafter.

Cancellation Policy

24-Hour Cancellation Policy: Client is responsible for half of the scheduled recording time if the session is not cancelled within 24 hours of the start of the session.

Music stands
Digital projector
Tables and chairs
Performance piano
Rehearsal piano
Jack Straw Cultural Center

4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

The Building

Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery has supported and exhibited

artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound, since 1999. The New Media Gallery exhibits artists’ work through an open call process. As one of a handful of exclusively sound art spaces in the world, it has
attracted applicants nationally and internationally, however Jack Straw has a commitment to local artists.

We rent office space on the 2nd and 3rd floors of our building to arts organizations, creative individuals, and small businesses. Among our current residents are Floating Bridge Press, Sound Theatre Company, Entre Rios Books, KBFG FM, and UW research groups.


Jack Straw public spaces, including New Media Gallery, open 9-5, M-F.
Studio hours vary (morning to night, 7 days) based on engineer availability.
Renters have 24/7 access to office space.


Metered parking, several pay lots, and some free street parking available nearby. No dedicated parking.

Public Transportation

Two blocks from University District light rail station,


No stairs to either entrance. Facilities fully wheelchair accessible.

Listing updated 04/26/24 • Added 08/11/15

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