Auditorium & Event Room

The Rainier Arts Center’s Auditorium is an intimate space for theatrical performances, 
live music and dance, cultural celebrations, and corporate meetings & events.

Rental Application Form PDF (rental application Word doc) – return via email to or mail to ATTN: Rainier Arts Center, 5117 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA View-of-lighting-grid290Auditorium features 242 raked seats arranged with a large center section and two side sections. The Auditorium is ADA-accessible and has 8 ADA-seats. The Auditorium’s stage is approx 15 ft. deep, 28 ft. wide at its most narrow point, and 37 ft. wide at the front. It is accessible by wheel-chair, and includes a 16 x 19 movie screen.

Auditorium-from-Stage290 Sound-booth-and-systems290The Control Booth is located in the Mezzanine. The lighting system includes 40 stage lights, an ETC Express 24/48 lighting system, and dimmable house lights. The sound system includes a Mackie SR24-4 mixer a CD changer, a Smartphone/MP3 connection, 2 Mackie speakers, 2 Mackie powered monitors, a 5.1 surround sound system, a Blu-Ray player, and a 5200 lumen Sony large screen projector.

Additional equipment available for large band performances include: 4 Mackie Thump 15 1000 speakers(4000 Watts), 2 Mackie SRM 1850 1600 W 18″ powered sub woofers(3200 watts), 2 Kustom PA KPM210 100W Dual 10″ 2-Way Powered Monitors, a Mackie ProFX16v2 Mixer with USB and Effects, 2 G-622H GTD Audio 2×100 Channel UHF Wireless Microphones, 4 G-787H GTD Audio 4×800 Channel UHF Diversity Wireless Microphones, 2 Yamaha Motif XS8 Music Production Synthesizer Workstations, Roland AZ Synth Shoulder Synthesizer, Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Electronic Drum Set with double bass drum pedal, high hat stand and drum throne, and a baby grand piano.

The lower level Event Room is ideal for meetings, workshops, banquets, receptions and rehearsals.

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The Event room can accommodate up to 120 seated guests. Twelve 6-foot folding tables and 100 chairs are available, as well as a catering kitchen for events with food.

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The lower level lobby includes an ADA restroom and facilities for men and women.