Rentals

Town Hall is used by dozens of organizations for their concerts, lectures, meetings, and performances. The building is conveniently located on First Hill, just across the I-5 freeway from downtown Seattle.

Town Hall offers two rental venues: the Great Hall/Lobby and Downstairs at Town Hall. To inquire about availability and rates and to request a rental application, please call 206-652-4255, ext. 11, or email Shirley Bossier.

Renting Town Hall

Based on information provided by the renter in the application, Town Hall will issue a proposal and contract. Upon receipt of payment of the security deposit and the signed contract, the event is added to the Town Hall schedule.

Payment of a refundable security deposit equal to 30% of the estimated rental is required to hold a date. Full payment is due 14 days prior to the event. The security deposit is fully refundable against any additional costs and is a separate payment in addition to the rental fee.

Renter must provide a certificate of liability insurance naming Town Hall Association as certificate holder and additional insured, with a minimum per-occurrence coverage of $1,000,000 personal and property coverage. A copy of the required Certificate of Liability Insurance must be submitted to Town Hall 14 days prior to the event.

Town Hall does not provide ticketing services. Renter is responsible for providing front-of-house staffing, including ushers, box office, sales, and concessions.

Discounted rates are available for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Included in the Rental of Town Hall

Six Hours of Rental Time

Access to the building on a Saturday or Sunday for an evening event begins at 5 pm; the end time for a daytime event is 4 pm. There is more flexibility for earlier access to the building during the week.

Event Coordination

A Town Hall Event Coordinator schedules one site visit and handles the details of the event, including venue setup, A/V requirements, floor plan, technical needs, and receptions.

Town Hall Event Staff

The Town Hall House Manager and other members of event staff maintain the safety and security of Town Hall and its users and property during events, and assist renters in managing the timing of events.

Basic Stage Lighting

See Equipment page for inventory.

Furniture

See Equipment page for details.

Publicity Package

  • Monthly hard-copy calendar, circulation 4,000. Listing is available for public events only.
  • Online calendar, linked to the renter’s website and ticketing agent.
  • Weekly event listing email blast to 15,000 names.
  • Weekly advertising in The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
  • Onsite placement of renter’s print materials.
  • All promotions and publicity deliverables subject to change and space permitting.

Venue Setup Fee

Standard furniture setup and strike (required for all events): $100 per venue
Cafe furniture strike and reset: $50


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