Rental Rates

In addition to our own programming, the Rainier Arts Center provides rental space to community organizations, cultural groups, stage performances, workshops, recitals, civic events, graduation ceremonies, and other events.

If you are interested in renting the Auditorium, the Event Room, or the entire facility, contact us to check for date and time availability. Upon receipt of payment of the security deposit, one fourth of the agreed upon rental rate, and the signed contract, the event will be confirmed on our calendar. For events with technical requirements please submit a tech rider.

Please fill out this rental application form PDF (rental application form Word doc) and return to Rainier Arts Center via email, fgarcia@seedseattle.org, or by mail to ATTN: Rainier Arts Center, 5117 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118.

NOTE: Renters will be responsible for their own set-up before their event and tear-down after their event. Set-up and tear-down time will be included in rental fees.

Rental rates – effective January 13, 2017

AUDITORIUM

Off-peak days

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • $75/hour – minimum 3 hours

Peak days

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $125/hour – minimum 3 hours

Included in rental

  • work lights, tables, chairs

Additional fees

  • stage lights, sound system, microphones, projector
  • technician fee – $30/hour (required with use of stage lights, sound system, and projector)
  • cleaning fee – $60/day

 EVENT ROOM

Meetings/classes/workshops

  • $40/hour – minimum 2 hours
  • Included in rental: Tables, chairs

Parties/banquets/food brought in

  • $75/hour – minimum 2 hours
  • Included in rental: Tables, chairs, use of kitchen

Additional fees

  • Cleaning fee – $60/day

 WHOLE BUILDING

Off-peak days

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • $150/hour – minimum 3 hours

Peak days

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $200/hour – minimum 3 hours

Included in rental

  • work lights, tables, chairs, use of kitchen

Additional fees

  • stage lights, sound system, microphones, projector
  • technician fee – $30/hour (required with use of stage lights, sound system, and projector)
  • cleaning fee – $80/day

Additional notes:

  • Rates include minimum of 30 minutes before event for set-up and minimum of 30 minutes after event for clean-up.
  • Technician is required for events that use stage lights, sound system, and/or projection.
  • Events that use projection equipment are required to have a technical test a minimum of four (4) days before the event.
  • Rental deposit is required to secure the date of event (non-refundable; 25% of total rental fee).
  • Refundable damage deposit is required a minimum of 14 days before event (refunded 15 business days after event).
  • Event insurance may be required based on the size and type of event.
  • All renters will be responsible for acquiring their own liquor licenses.

Cancellation policy:

All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations submitted 45 days prior to event will be refunded 100% of rental payment (not including non-refundable rental deposit). Cancellations made 44-30 days prior to event will be refunded 50% of rental payment (not including non-refundable rental deposit). No refund will be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to event.

Please fill out this rental application form PDF (rental application form Word doc) and return to Rainier Arts Center via email, fgarcia@seedseattle.org, or by mail to ATTN: Rainier Arts Center, 5117 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118.

NOTE: Renters will be responsible for their own set-up before their event and tear-down after their event. Set-up and tear-down time will be included in rental fees.

Rentals are unavailable on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving (November 27th)
  • Christmas Eve and Day (December 24th & 25th)
  • New Years Eve and Day (December 31st & January 1st)