Performance Venues

Innovate, Explor & Perform at TPS!

Theatre Puget Sound is pleased to offer three exciting performance venues centrally located at Seattle Center and available at affordable rates. Whether you are planning on mounting a full scale production or are seeking a smaller venue to experiment with a new work, one of the TPS performance venues will be well suited to your needs.
A meeting with TPS's Technical Director is required prior to final booking.TPS may require the presence of our Technical Director during load-in and technical rehearsals. The Technical Director is available to provide any production support as requested by the rental client.Technical Director time will be billed at $25 per hour with a one hour minimum.

  • Rates for performances range from $100 - $350 per performance depending upon the venue and the number of performances.
  • A damage+key+tech deposit is required (refunded after completion of booking.)
  • All performances are supported by Theatre Puget Sound's resident Technical Director.
  • A 20% down payment is required to hold the space.
  • The TPS Performance Venues are centrally located in The Armory (formerly Center House) at Seattle Center with easy access by bus. Numerous parking lots provide ample parking in the surrounding area.

Carleton Playhouse at The Center Theatre

The Carleton Playhouse is an ideal venue for full-scale productions with extensive technical capabilities and intimate modified thrust seating.

Size/Benefits

  • 195 seat modified thrust style theatre with tiered seating
  • Stage dimensions 36'W x 56'D
  • Large lobby with ticket counter/concessions area
  • Lighting/sound booth with windows overlooking the house and stage
  • Full velour drape set and traveler tracks available
  • Yamaha piano
  • TwoDressing Rooms (capacity 12 each) plus green room
  • Technical consultations and support by TPS's Technical director

Workshop Lighting - available to all rental clients

  • Full room fluorescent work lights
  • Controllable workshop lights consisting of one NSI DDS600 four dimmer pack and one NSI MC7008 control console with eight 500 watt cyc lights and24 par38 houselights.

Performance Lighting - available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients

  • ETC Express 48/96 lighting console with monitor and remote focus unit
  • 120 2.4K dimmers
  • 77 ETC Source Four ellipsoidals
  • 89 Altman 1KAF and Strand 6" fresnels
  • 16 ETC Source Four Pars
  • 16 par64 cans
  • 24 par38 houselights - controllable from main console.
  • Additional available equipment includes cyc lights and strips, mini-zoom ellipsoidals, 3" fresnels
  • Extension cables, safety cables, color frames, barn doors, pattern holders

Sound Equipment - available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients

  • Mackie 24 channel mixing console
  • 10 QSC PLX 1802 amplifiers
  • 8 Bose 802 speakers, 2 Mackie active sub-woofers, 6 Peavey Impulse II speakers
  • Dual CD player
  • stage/booth monitor system
  • assisted listening system
  • Telex intercom
  • Microphones, cable, mic stands, music stands, etc. available

Projection Equipment - available to all rental clients upon request

  • Canon X600 projector - rental fee applies
  • Several front and rear projection screen options available at no charge.
  • VGA cable and adaptors for most hardware supplied.
  • Renter must provide their own source hardware.

Rental Rates

  • Performance rate: $250 - $350 per performance (Depending on number of performances). Rate is based on a minimum four hour booking.
  • Special rate available for Youth Showcase performances
  • Workshop rate $26 per hour
  • Load-in, Non-technical rehearsals: $20 per hour
  • Technical rehearsals: $30 per hour.

Availability

The Carleton Playhouse serves as the primary performance venue for resident companies Seattle Shakespeare Company and Book-It Repertory Theatre and is subject to limited availability. Contact TPS studio4@tpsonline.org to determine whether it might be available for your production.

THEATRE4

Featuring complete sound and lighting systems,Theatre4 is a great place to develop new works and increase audience exposure to developing companies.

Size/Benefits

  • 65 seat proscenium style theatre with tiered seating
  • Stage dimensions: 28' 5"W x 56'D
  • Lobby with ticket counter/concessions area
  • Tech booth with window overlooking the house/stage area
  • Backstage area with separate performer entrance
  • Separate dressing room
  • Full wall of windows with drapes to cover
  • Separate storage area
  • Black velour drapes
  • Full wall of mirrors with velour drapes to cover
  • Yamaha piano
  • Technical consultationsand support by TPS's Technical Director

Workshop Lighting - available to all rental clients

  • Full room fluorescent work lights
  • Controllable workshop lights consisting of one NSI DDS600 four dimmer pack and one NSI MC7008 control console with six 500 watt cyc lights and twelve par38 houselights.

Performance Lighting - available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients

  • ETC Express 24/48 lighting console with monitor and remote focus unit
  • 10 NSI DDS6000 4 channel dimmer packs 1200 watts per dimmer-4800 watts per pack. 40 dimmers total.
  • 6 ETC Source Four ellipsoidals
  • 40 Altman 65Q 6" fresnels
  • 6 Strand mini-zoom ellipsoidals
  • 3 par 64 cans
  • 12 Par38 houselights - controllable from main console.
  • Extension cables, safety cables, color frames, barn doors, pattern holders

Sound Equipment - available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients

  • Mackie 16 channel mixing console
  • Dual CD player
  • 2 Mackie Amplifiers
  • 4 JBL Speakers
  • 8 channel stage snake
  • Clear-Com intercom
  • Stage/Booth monitor system
  • Microphones, cable, mic stands, music stands etc available

Projection Equipment - available to all rental clients upon request

  • Canon X600 projector - rental fee applies
  • Several front and rear projection screen options available at no charge.
  • VGA cable and adaptors for most hardware supplied.
  • Renter must provide their own source hardware.

Rental Rates

  • Performance rate: $145-$175 per performance (Depending on number of performances). Rate is based on a minimum four hour booking.
  • Special rate available for Youth Showcase performances
  • Workshop rate $18 per hour
  • Load-in, Non-technical rehearsals: $12 per hour
  • Technical rehearsals: $20 per hour

Availability

CLICK HERE to find more information about using Theatre4 for a performance.

The Black Box

The Black Box is a modestly equipped venue that is ideal for small productions, student showcases and the development of new works.

Size/Benefits

  • 99 seat proscenium style theatre with tiered seating
  • Stage dimensions: TBD
  • Large lobby with concessions counter
  • Tech booth with window overlooking the house/stage area
  • Black velour drapes
  • Performance rental includes use of conference room as a dressing/green room
  • No windows
  • Yamaha piano
  • Technical consultations and support by TPS's Technical Director

Workshop Lighting - available to all rental clients

  • Full room metal halide work lights
  • Controllable workshop lights consisting of one NSI DDS600 four dimmer pack and one NSI MC7008 control console with six 500 watt cyc lights and eight par38 houselights.

Performance Lighting - available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients

  • NSI MC7008 lighting console
  • 2 NSI DDS6000 4 channel dimmer packs 1200 watts per dimmer- 4800 watts per pack. 8 dimmers total
  • 10 Altman 65Q 6" fresnels
  • 4 Strand mini-zoom ellipsoidals
  • 4 CCT mini zoom ellipsoidals
  • 3 par 64 cans
  • 8 Par38 houselights - controllable from main console.
  • Extension cables, safety cables, color frames, barn doors, pattern holders

Sound Equipment - available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients

  • Ramsa (Panasonic) 16 channel mixing console
  • Dual CD player
  • 2 Mackie SRM450 active speakers
  • 8 channel stage snake
  • ClearCom intercom
  • Microphones, cable, mic stands, music stands etc available

Projection Equipment - available to all rental clients upon request

  • Canon X600 projector - rental fee applies
  • Several front and rear projection screen options available at no charge.
  • VGA cable and adaptors for most hardware supplied.
  • Renter must provide their own source hardware.

Rental Rates

  • Performance rate: $100 - $120 (Depending on number of performances). Rate is based on a minimum four hour booking.
  • Special rate available for Youth Showcase performances
  • Workshop rate $18 per hour
  • Load-in, Non-technical rehearsals: $12 per hour
  • Technical rehearsals: $16 per hour

Availability

The Black Box is subject to limited availability. Contact TPS studio4@tpsonline.org to determine whether it might be available for your production.