Town Hall is recognized for its affordable rental rates for the community. Dozens of organizations utilize the building for concerts, lectures, meetings, and performances. Conveniently located on the edge of First Hill, just across the I-5 freeway from downtown, Town Hall offers two rental venues: the Great Hall/Lobby and Downstairs at Town Hall. To inquire about availability and rates and to request a rental application, please call Shirley Bossier at (206) 691-8346 or use the form below to submit an inquiry.
Please fill out the rental inquiry form. You may also call Rental and Booking Director Shirley Bossier at (206) 691-8346 to check date availability and schedule a site visit. If Town Hall is a suitable venue for your event, a rental application will be sent to you at your request.
How do I confirm a date for an event at Town Hall?
Complete and submit a rental application, and a proposal and contract will be sent to you. When we receive payment of the security deposit and a signed contract, the date is confirmed, and you will receive an invoice with the date payment is due.
Is the security deposit deducted from the final invoice?
After we receive payment of the security deposit and a signed contract, you will receive the invoice and a publicity form to complete. We will post your event to our website after receiving the completed publicity form. Other publicity efforts begin 2-4 weeks prior to your event.
Please note: The deadline for copy to be included in Town Hall’s print calendar is the first day of the proceeding month of your event date. For example, if your event date is February 14th, the copy deadline for the print calendar would be January 1st.
My event is confirmed. What’s the next step in planning my event?
Town Hall staff members represent Town Hall during events; they are the first ones in and the last ones out of the building. They are onsite for the entirety of your event to ensure the safety and security of Town Hall, its users, and property. Staff assists renters in managing the timing of events and in maintaining the building during events.
The sound engineer arrives before your event and sets up any necessary sound equipment, conducts a sound check, and remains onsite running sound to ensure the highest-possible sound quality for your event. The operator stays until the end of the event and breaks down equipment after the event is over.
Explain the charges for the sound operator’s time.
Sound hours are always estimated, depending on the requirements of the event. Town Hall refunds any hourly sound charges (over the four-hour minimum) not used. The sound hours include the engineer’s time and a basic sound package.
TH event staff will be prepared to let the renter and its representatives in at the time specified in the rental contract. It is the renter’s responsibility to make sure representatives, volunteers, and caterers know beforehand that no one will be admitted to TH before the contracted time.
If dates, or parts thereof, are cancelled more than 60 days prior to the event, one half of the security deposit is refundable. Cancellation fewer than 60 days prior to the event will forfeit the entire security deposit.
You can book your event up to 13 months in advance, and there is always more date availability the further out you are booking. Please know Town Hall is also capable of handling rentals on short notice, based on availability.