Downstairs at Town Hall

Downstairs at Town Hall is accessed through the Seneca Street entrance. It is a carpeted open space with natural lighting that may be set up in a variety of configurations.  Curtains in the center of the room can be closed to create a more-intimate, 5,000-square-foot space. The Downstairs space also connects by stairwells and elevator with the entire building.


Downstairs at Town Hall features:

  • Up to 275 seats in theatre-style configuration
  • Up to 250 seats in banquet-style configuration
  • Up to 150 seats in cabaret-style configuration
  • Up to 85 seats in classroom-style configuration
  • Stage: 9’ deep x 36’ wide
    With stage extensions: 9’ deep by 32’ wide, with additional 4′ x 16′ wide thrust downstage center
  • Stage floor: brown Masonite
  • Dimensions of the room: 100′ wide x 50′ deep (5,000 square feet)
  • Piano: 5’10” Steinway Hamburg O 1921
  • Stage lighting and dimmer system (see Equipment page)
  • Sound system (see Equipment page)
  • Catering kitchen (see Catering page)
  • Flexible backstage area
  • Green room
  • Town Hall is fully ADA-accessible; assisted-listening devices available


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    • Staff Spotlight: Mary Cutler, General Manager

      When asked about her position as Town Hall’s General Manager, Mary Cutler says modestly, “I keep things on track.”

    • A Successful Talk of the Town!

      Many thanks to everyone who came out on March 6 to support Town Hall at our 10th annual fundraising gala, Talk of the Town! We raised more than $115,000 to support the arts, education, humanities and civic programs we present all year long.

    • Partner Profile: Seattle Arts & Lectures

      This season, it has been an honor to host Seattle Arts & Lectures, which presented its entire 2013-14 Literary Arts series in the Great Hall for the first time.

    • Town Music in Schools

      Since the Town Music in Schools program began, more than 1,100 K-12 students have had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most talented classical musicians.

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