Southeast Seattle's Premier Performing Arts Center



World Music and Dance



Drama Productions and Workshops

Welcome to Rainier Arts Center!


Our mission is to produce and facilitate a variety of artistic and cultural productions that are supported by our community.

We present an annual season of programs and stage an eclectic mix of productions with our partners, and offer rental space for diverse community events and presentations.

Rainier Arts Center is an elegant 1921 national landmark building that marks the northern gateway to Columbia City and its variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. An affordable and accessible local gathering space, the Center offers high quality theater and performance rental space, experienced event management staff, and expert technical assistance.

Rainier Arts Center is a program of SEEDArts and was purchased and renovated in 1995 by SouthEast Effective Development, with public and private community support. We welcome you to be part of our audience, family of users and/or presenters.