Panoramic photo of the Great Hall rental space

The Great Hall

Our signature performance space and premier venue for acoustic and amplified music, as well as human voice


  • 857 seating capacity
  • Iconic curved oak pews
  • Custom acoustic reflector

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Space Overview

Room Specs

  • Room Size: 9,415 sq ft
  • Room Dimensions: 91ft 8in x 108 ft
  • Room Capacity: 857
  • Fixed Seats (pews): 817
  • Additional Chairs: 40
  • Stage Dimensions: 36ft wide x 20ft deep
  • Stage w/Extensions: 44ft wide x 28ft deep
  • Deck Height: 31in
  • Deck Material: Masonite (black)

Features & Spaces

  • (2) Lectern
  • (1) ADA Lectern
  • Piano (7ft Steinway Model B 2004 Piano)

Additional Spaces

  • Green Room 19ft x 14ft
  • Dressing Room 6ft x 9ft
  • Private Restroom ADA Accessible, with shower

Lighting Equipment

  • (36) ETC Source Four LED Series 2, Tungsten HD
  • (24) ETC D40 Studio HD
  • ETC Element 2 – 6K Lighting Console

Media Equipment

  • 13,000 ANSI Lumens Laser Projector (Digital Projection HIGHlite Laser II 3D)
  • (1) Da-Lite 35271 Motorized Projection Screen 16:9 Ratio, 240in x 135in
  • (2) 75” Samsung DM75E LCD TVs

Sound Equipment

  • (12) T10 Loudspeakers, d&b Audiotechnik
  • (2) Yi7P Loudspeakers, d&b Audiotechnik
  • (1) 10D Amplifier, d&b Audiotechnik
  • (1) 30D Amplifier, d&b Audiotechnik
  • Allen & Heath dLive C2500 Control Surface, 54 available inputs
  • Allen & Heath DM0 dLive S Class MixRack with Dante Card
  • Recording mics: (2) DPA 4006ER (matched pair), (2) DPA 4015A (matched pair) 
  • Hearing Loop System

Ready to Rent?

To rent a space, submit an inquiry form online or call our rental department at (206) 691-8346 

Building-Wide Sound Equipment

Shared between spaces, subject to availablility

Wired Microphones

  • (11) Shure SM58
  • (3) Shure SM58S (with on/off switch)
  • (4) Shure SM57
  • (2) Audix i5
  • (2) Audio Technica AT2010
  • (1) Rode NT4 Stereo Microphone
  • (2) Neumann KM184 (matched pair)

Wireless Microphones

  • (4) Shure ULXD4 Wireless Receiver
  • (4) Shure ULXD2 Handheld Microphone Trasmitter
  • (4) Shure ULXD1 Body Pack Trasmitter
  • (4) Shure 4080 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
  • (4) DPA 4166 Flex Omnidirectional Headset Microphone
  • (2) Shure ULXP4 Wireless Receiver
  • (2) Shure ULX2G3 Handheld Microphone Transmitter
  • (2) Shure ULX1G3 Body Pack Transmitter
  • (2) Countryman B3 Lavalier Microphone
  • (2) Countryman E6 Earset Microphone

Misc. Sound Equipment

  • (1) Radial Passive Stereo Direct Box
  • (1) Radial Passive Direct Box
  • (1) Radial Active Direct Box
  • (3) Whirlwind Director Passive Direct Box
  • (1) Whirlwind Pressmite Active Press Box
  • 16 channels Microphone Splitter (2x ART S8, 8 channels splitter)

Additional equipment available upon request.

Ready to Rent?

To rent a space, submit an inquiry form online or call our rental department at (206) 691-8346 

Additional Rental Information


Renter must obtain at their sole expense a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming Town Hall Association as certificate holder and additional insured, with a minimum per occurrence coverage of $1,000,000 bodily injury and property damage coverage.

Liquor liability coverage is mandatory whenever alcohol is sold at Town Hall; host liquor liability coverage is mandatory for private receptions where alcohol is served. A copy of the required Certificate of Liability Insurance must be submitted to Town Hall 30 days prior to the event.

The Event Helper specializes in single-day/special-event insurance coverage. Town Hall’s information will auto-fill to the form while you make your purchase.

Important: Use the address of our venue to purchase your insurance certificate: 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


While any caterer can be used in conjunction with your event, Town Hall has a list of preferred caterers we work with frequently who represent a range of menu selections and pricing. Catering policies and logistics should be arranged with your event manager.

Preferred Caterers

Gourmondo | Foodz Catering | Kaspars Catering & Events | Cameron Catering | On Safari Foods | Madres Kitchen | Baked in Bosnia

Using a preferred caterer waives additional catering fees typically imposed for non-preferred caterers.

Rental FAQ

How do I confirm a date for an event at Town Hall?

Once a rental inquiry form is submitted, we will send you a proposal with the amount of the security deposit and the rental contract. When we receive payment of the security deposit and a signed contract, the date is confirmed.

How far ahead can I book my event?

You can book your event up to 13 months in advance; there is always more date availability the further out you are booking. Town Hall is sometimes able to accept rental bookings on short notice, based on availability.


What services and support do you offer?

Marketing Services
Town Hall’s Marketing and Communications team provides a suite of marketing options to each of our rental partners. All public rentals receive inclusion in Town Hall’s e-mail newsletter and monthly print calendar, as well as an event listing on the Town Hall Seattle website. Our team can also provide editorial assistance to help you tell the story of your event, make local media recommendations, and more.

Production Services
A Town Hall Event Manager’s expertise is included with every rental. They schedule one production site visit and manage the details of the event, including venue setup, A/V requirements, floor plan, technical needs, and receptions. If more than one site visit is required, additional fees may apply.

Technical Services
Sound Engineering & A/V equipment are available, including: high quality projectors, screens, and wireless microphones. Performance additions available are: stage extensions, choral risers, and a piano. Audio and video recording, digital production assistance, and livestreaming services available.