Terms & Conditions


The Studios and Theatres at TPS may only be used for Artists and Arts related Activities. The use must be of an Artistic nature or a meeting in the support of an Artistic organization, entity, or project. If you have questions regarding this policy, or any others contained in this agreement, please contact studio4@tpsonline.org.

  1. DEFINITIONS This agreement covers space managed by Theatre Puget Sound at The Armory (formerly Center House) located at 305 Harrison Street, Seattle Washington 98109. Spaces include (but are not limited to) the Center Theatre, the Black Box, the Conference Room, Studio B, Studio C, Studio D, Studio E, Studio G, Theatre4 and Studio I. Hereafter, the two parties in this agreement shall be referred to as “TPS” (Theatre Puget Sound) and “CLIENT” (any group or individual booking space from TPS).
  2. RESPONSIBILITIES Failure to perform any of the actions listed could result in (a) monetary fines (b) the release of any remaining booked space, and/or (c) the loss of future booking privileges.
    1. At the end of each booked period (period = each day) CLIENT agrees to the following:
      1. Remove all props, set pieces, and other outside equipment (unless previous arrangements have been made with TPS staff.)
      2. Remove all trash.
      3. Sweep floors and perform any other cleaning necessary.
      4. Close all windows and turn off any lights.
      5. Leave the door UNLOCKED (Except those rooms which have a key box provided.)
      6. Place all tables, chairs, rehearsal cubes, screens, chalkboards, music stands, or other equipment found in the room against the walls in an orderly fashion.
      7. Do NOT remove any chairs, tables, or other equipment from the room or place any chairs, tables, or other equipment from any other location into the room (unless previous arrangements have been made with TPS staff.)
      8. SIGNS:CLIENT may install temporary signs in the hallways and rooms of The Armory containing information including, without limitation, program information, special announcements and way-finding. Temporary signs shall not be affixed to painted surfaces with anything other than blue tape. CLIENT may not display, post or distribute ANY material (including posters) on any part of the Seattle Center excluding the interior premises that are not visible from the exterior.
  3. MARKING FLOORS Tape for marking purposes may only be placed on the floors with prior permission from TPS. Only spike tape is to be used on the floors. No masking tape or any other type of tape is allowed. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in additional fees assessed and may result in the loss of future booking privileges. Tape placed on the floors must be removed at the end of each rehearsal period (unless previous arrangements have been made with TPS staff.)
  4. EXCESSIVE NOISE: Groups or individuals booking space from TPS shall not cause, unreasonable levels of noise which may disturb neighbors or other building occupants, taking into consideration the multidisciplinary nature of THE ARMORY and proximity to other facilities. Further, RENTER agrees to notify TPS of any activities which may be in excess of noise levels assumed for shared space activities so that TPS may determine if alternate arrangements are required. 
    1. Activities that require notification:
      1. Loud Dancing such as clogging, tap, etc.
      2. Music Rehearsals which include multiple percussion instruments, amplification or microphones, etc.
  5. ARMORY RULES Groups or individuals booking space from TPS agree to the following list of rules set forth by the Seattle Center for occupants of The Armory (formerly Center House). Failure to adhere to any of the policies listed below may result in possible fines or other disciplinary actions as set forth by Seattle Center Security.
    1. No bicycles are allowed inside. (For your convenience, bicycle racks are located in front of the first floor, north side entrance and at various other locations on the Seattle Center grounds.)
    2. No animals (with the exception of licensed service animals) are allowed inside.
    3. No smoking is allowed inside.
    4. All occupants leaving the premises after 9:30pm agree to exit The Armory through the first floor, north side exit or any alternative which has been designated by Seattle Center staff, Security, or TPS personnelle. 
    5. CLIENT(S) are encouraged to visit http://www.seattlecenter.com/visitor-info/campus-rules for a full list of campus rules and terms of engagement. 
    6. For more information about Seattle Center Campus Security, visit http://www.seattlecenter.com/visitor-info/safety
  6. No rehearsals, meetings, auditions, or other group activities are allowed in any spaces outside of the space booked. This includes (but is not limited to) hallways, stairwells, or the food court area.
  7. BOOKING TIME PERIODS: Minimum booking time is one (1) hour. Booking times may be booked starting and ending on the hour and half-hour only.
  8. UNUSED BOOKED TIME: TPS does not issue credit or refunds for any unused booked time.
  9. NO SHOW POLICY: CLIENT is financially responsible for all booking fees regardless of whether or not CLIENT made use of booked space.
  10. ADDITIONAL ROOM USAGE FEES: TPS reserves the right to assess additional room usage fees for non-compliance with any of the terms in this booking agreement.
  11. REFUSAL OF SERVICE: TPS reserves the right to cancel any reservation and refuse admittance to any individual or organization.
  12. TPS reserves the right to reassign rooms and will do so with notice, reasonable to the event which caused the reassignment.
  13. ACCESS TO BOOKED SPACE: There is NO early access allowed and you must complete all the duties listed in Section 2 (RESPONSIBILITIES) of this agreement and completely vacate the booked space by the end time stated on the invoice. You must book any set-up and tear down/clean-up time needed within the timeframe reserved.
  14. CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation of booked space must be made at least seven (7) days prior to the date of booking to receive an account credit. No refunds or credits will be provided for cancellations made LESS than seven (7) days prior to the booking date. CLIENT is financially responsible for all fees, and no refunds will be provided for bookings made within the 7-day window. All account credits must be used within 6 months of the booking date. Any credit exceeding 6-months in age will be relinquished by the CLIENT.
  15. FINANCIAL TERMS: Payments must be made at the time of booking unless prior arrangements have been made with a TPS staff member.
    1. Bookings totaling $250 or more may be paid in installments at terms agreed upon by the CLIENT and TPS and with a deposit of 20% of the total booking fee. Deposits are Non-Refundable and due within 24 hours after booking dates are secured in order to hold the reservation(s).
    2. Booking rates are $13-$15/hour unless otherwise stated and may change at any time, without notice.
    3. Events for which participants are charged a fee to participate are charged at an additional $5 per hour. 
    4. A $25 fee will be added to accounts with a check returned for non sufficient funds.
    5. Unscheduled Access Fee (IE Occupation in TPS Space NOT properly scheduled with TPS): $50 AND revocation of future space use privileges.
    6. A cleaning fee can be assessed to studios, if not properly cleaned at end of client’s use. Fees include: A flat rate of $10/studio affected, $15/half hour of time spent by a TPS staff member to return the room to working order. 
    7. A fee may be assessed for any damage done to the interior & exterior of the studio spaces, assets or supplies. Fees will be determined based on repair needs. Immediate communication should be provided by CLIENT for any issues which occur during the activity period.
  16. GRIEVANCE POLICY: All bookings must be paid at the time of booking or by the due date specified on an invoice. If there is a portion of the invoice which a client is disputing, they must: pay the portion of the invoice not in dispute by the due date specified; include with payment a narrative explanation of the portion they dispute and why. If a resolution with TPS staff cannot be reached, the client will agree to mediation with the TPS Board of Directors Executive Committee. If the client does not agree to a resolution with the TPS Board of Directors Executive Committee, TPS will send the disputed amount plus any applicable fees to collections.
  17. FIRE SAFETY: CLIENT shall ensure all pertinent fire regulations are followed and shall keep all fire exits accessible at all times. CLIENT shall not, nor permit others to bring to  or keep in the premises of the Seattle Center anything therein which will in any way increase the rate of fire hazard. CLIENT shall not act in any manner which conflicts with ordinances, orders, requirements, rules, or regulations of the Fire Department or Board of Health or any other governmental department, commission, board, officer, or agency having jurisdiction. All equipment, props, scenery, or any other items brought onto the Seattle Center grounds must be fireproofed according to fire safety regulations.
  18. INDEMNITY AGREEMENT In consideration of TPS and SEATTLE CENTER, a department of the City of Seattle permitting the undersigned and their members, employees, performers or agents to use the first or fourth floor space of The Armory located at 305 Harrison Street and further identified as Studio4, Theatre4, Black Box, Conference Room, or the Center Theatre. The undersigned, for its successor and assigns, or for itself and its partners or members, hereby agree to indemnify and save, protect and keep harmless, TPS and the SEATTLE CENTER, a department of the City of Seattle and said premises from any and all costs, loss, damage, liability, expenses, attorneys’ fees, penalties and fines whatsoever which may be claimed against TPS and SEATTLE CENTER by any person or persons for any injury to person or property or damage of whatever kind of character suffered or sustained on said premises and consequent upon or arising from the use of said Studio4, Theatre4, Black Box, Conference Room, or the Center Theatre by the undersigned and its members, employees or agents or consequent upon or arising from any failure of the undersigned and his/her employees or agents or consequent upon or arising from any failure of the undersigned and the undersigned’s employees or agents to conform with all laws, statues, ordinances and governmental regulations now or hereafter in force; and if any suits or proceeding should be brought against TPS and/or SEATTLE CENTER on account of any alleged violation thereof or failure to comply and conform therewith, or on account of any damage, omission or neglect in connection with the use of said Studio4, Theatre4, Black Box, Conference Room, or the Center House Theatre by the CLIENT and its members, employees, performers, or agents, the CLIENT will defend the same and will pay whatever judgment or judgments which may be recovered against TPS and SEATTLE CENTER on account thereof.

Updated: 10/10/2019