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TPS Black Box Theatre

Rehearsal Space
$20/hr +$10/hr for use of Tech Equipment - Please email facilities@tpsonline.org for reservation or use the inquiry form button on this page.

The Black Box Theatre offers the community project opportunities in small, neutral environment. The Black Box is a great place to film your next music video or present new-play develop readings and performances. It is open to all disciplines of art and available to non-profit arts organizations and individual artists who wish to develop, teach, and/or perform their creative products, in a supportive and professional environment. Works ranging from one-person shows, school showcases, public readings, and full cast productions have and can be produced in the Black Box. Please note: we prioritize performances in this venue. If you choose to book this space for a non-performance booking, you may get moved to an alternate space, if we receive a performance booking request.


  • 78 seat proscenium style theatre with tiered seating
  • Stage dimensions: 39'wide x 20' deep, in standard configuration
  • Large lobby with concessions counter shared with Center Theatre
  • Tech booth with window overlooking the house/stage area
  • Black velour drapes
  • Performance rental may include use of conference room as a dressing/green room for an additional charge
  • No windows HVAC ventilation system
  • Yamaha Upright piano
  • Technical consultations and support by TPS's Technical Director required for performance bookings

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

  • ETC Impression lighting console
  • 3 NSI DDS6000 4 channel dimmer packs 12 dimmers total - can control up to 18 500w units
  • 15 Altman 6" fresnels
  • 4 Strand mini-zoom ellipsoidals
  • 4 CCT mini zoom ellipsoidals
  • 8 Par38 houselights - controllable from main console.
  • Extension cables, color frames, barn doors, pattern holders available

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

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

Projection Equipment - available to all rental clients upon request

  • Video projector - rental fee applies
  • Several small 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.

Contact details
  • facilities@tpsonline.org
  • 206-651-4106

305 Harrison Street
The Armory
4th floor
Seattle WA 98109

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If the space is available your request will land in your shopping cart. Bookings cannot begin after 8pm. Rooms can only be reserved up to 6 months in advance. For reservations outside of the 6 month window, please use the inquiry form. If you plan to sell tickets for your event please use the inquiry form for this space.