TPS Center Theatre
Please note: This venue is in high demand due to two 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.
- 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 available
- Two Dressing Rooms (capacity 12 each) plus green room, one with ADA bathroom
- 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 house lights and LED flood fixtures
Performance Lighting – available to all Performance and Youth Showcase rental clients
- ETC Ion lighting console with monitors
- 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
- Digital mixing console
- 10 QSC PLX 1802 amplifiers
- 4 10″ CBR Passive Speakers, 8 Bose 802 speakers, 2 Mackie active sub-woofers, 6 Peavey Impulse II speakers
- Dual CD player
- stage/booth monitor system
- assisted listening system
- 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 adapters for most hardware supplied.
- Renter must provide their own source hardware.
- 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 $30 per hour
- Load-in, Non-technical rehearsals: $25 per hour
- Technical rehearsals: $30 per hour.
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.
305 Harrison Street
Seattle WA 98109
Rooms can only be reserved up to 6 months in advance. For reservations outside of the 6 month window, please use the inquiry form.Charging a fee to participate in this activity? Go to advanced booking