Center Theatre

Please note: This venue is in high demand due to five resident companies and Seattle Center events. This venue is most often available for short runs, or summer programming.

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


The Carleton Playhouse serves as the primary performance venue for our resident companies and is subject to limited availability.

Max Occupancy: 195 People
Starts at $30/hr
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Width: 36 FT
Length: 56 FT
Ceiling: 14 FT
Area: 2016 SQFT

Room Info

Windows: None
Flooring: Wood
Piano: Upright Piano

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Need an Add-On?

TPS provides clean and affordable rentals in the Seattle Center Armory. Each of our studio and performance spaces are equipped with standard amenities specific to the space (please see the space specific page for details), and we understand that in some circumstances you may require additional amenities. In addition to adding to the number of standard amenities, TPS also offers equipment rental for our spaces.

How to purchase add-ons when booking:

When making a reservation in one of the TPS spaces, you will find a list of available add-ons below the date selector.

Please note the specific instruction next to the add-on you are selecting. Some items will be charged a flat rate for the day and some you will need to do a small amount of math. 

Tech Use Fees:

TPS has a number of spaces with enhanced technology systems. On the rental pages for the Black Box Theatre, Theatre4, Center Theatre and the Conference Room you will find space-specific Tech Use Add-On options. These are all charged per day and will have specific parameters for use.

For more instructions on how to select the appropriate add-ons for your reservation you can refer to the Equipment Rental section below.

Center Theatre
Performance Spaces Notice:
TPS theatres are prioritized for performances, so if you choose to rent this space for a rehearsal, class, or workshop, TPS reserves the right to move your booking from the theatre to accommodate performances, (if alternate studios are available, which will mean that you will be in a smaller space & you will receive a credit for the difference in price. If the alternate space does not meet your needs, a full credit will be provided & we will be happy to assist you in looking for alternate times.)
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Please Pick a Date

Booking reminders are sent out 24 hours in advance of the start of your chosen booking time. Same-day bookings require you to reach out to our Space4Arts team to receive your access code. To ensure that we can confirm your order and provide your access codes in a timely manner please email for any booking made within 24 hours of your starting time.

Please note: all bookings are subject to confirmation.  If your booking does not meet requirements, adjustments may be needed before you are allowed to reserve a space and make your payment.

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If you have any questions about creating a booking, scheduling special sessions, or anything else you need to get your time booked, just reach out!