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  • $140 – $160 per hour

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institiute 104 17th Ave S, Seattle

Sandra Boas-DuPree
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Listing updated 10/21/22 • Added 05/26/17

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Max Occupancy 285 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
Accessible parking
Accessible entrance
Accessible restroom
Loading zone
Parking Onsite parking (free)
Street parking (free)
Lighting LED
Lighting grid
Walls Plaster and Lathe
Cement / Concrete
Flooring Wood floors
Stage Proscenium
Seating Fixed seating
Performance Space Theatrical rigging (things)
Dressing rooms

Performance, Exhibition, Workshops / Classes, Events, Screenings, Readings, Film Location


Dance, Theater, Music, Film/Video

The Space

The 275 black-plum velvet seat theater boasts beautiful acoustical sound. It is the perfect setting for performances including plays and film, conferences and weddings. Capacity 285 seats.

Hourly Rental

$140 – $160 per hour

Rental Requirements

Liability insurance (minimum 1 million dollars) is required for public events.

Cancellation Policy

A deposit of 30% is required for reservation. Cancellations within 30 days will result in a forfeit of the deposit.

The Basics
Utilities included
Shared bathrooms
Private bathrooms
Wireless Internet
Full kitchen
Sound system
Sound booth
PA system
Music stands
Digital projector
Lighting equipment (Theatrical)
Lighting equipment (Film)
Lighting board
Tables and chairs
Performance piano
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institiute

104 17th Ave S, Seattle

The Building

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) underwent extensive renovations in 2011 to preserve its architectural character and update the facilities. It is now a community facility that may be rented for events and community programs.

LHPAI partners with the new non-profit LANGSTON to continue being a center for African American arts and culture in Seattle. It is also home to the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas and The Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
By Appointment

Building rentals are available 7days/week 6am-1am


LHPAI offers a variety of options for parking free of charge. Street parking is available along with parking lots on the northeast corner of East Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South. There is additional parking behind the building in the southeast parking lot.

Listing updated 10/21/22 • Added 05/26/17

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