by TPS :: Rental FAQ (frequently
- What type of payment does TPS accept?
We accept exact cash, check, money order, credit card, and Paypal (Please include a 2.9% service fee when paying via Paypal.)
Please make checks and money orders payable to Theatre Puget Sound or TPS and include your invoice number.
To pay via credit card, call our office at (206) 770-0370 during business hours.
- When is payment due?
Payment for the invoice is due in full 7 days prior to the first rental date. Payment for rentals made less than 7 days in advance is due immediately.
- What do the rooms come with?
All of our rehearsal rooms have tables, chairs, and rehearsal cubes. Most rooms have a piano. Some have mirrors. Be sure
to mention exactly what your needs are at the time you submit your rental
- Do I have to be a TPS member to rent space?
No. Our rental spaces are available to all groups for non-commercial,
artistic endeavors. However, certain restrictions may apply. Be sure to
mention your intended use of the space at the time you submit your rental
- Can I run a workshop or class at Studio 4?
Yes, provided it is arts-based. Please note that higher rental rates will apply for workshops
or classes when participants are charged a fee.
- What is your cancellation policy?
TPS has a seven day cancellation policy. You must contact TPS seven full
days before the reserved date otherwise you will still be financially responsible
for the time you have booked. For cancellations received within the required
timeframe, a credit will be issued to the account. Credits can be applied
to future space rentals or a refund can be issued. TPS only issues refunds
twice a year - on June 30 and December 31.
- What are the rental policies and expectations for Studio 4?
Please see our Rental Policy and Guidelines Information
- What about parking and public transportation?
Information regarding parking and public transportation options at the Seattle
Center can be found at
Information about public events at the Seattle Center which may affect your
travel time and parking can be found at
For directions, a street map is available at
and a Seattle Center map at
- How early can I arrive at my rehearsal room? Can I stay later
if I need to?
Your rehearsal room will be available at the time you booked it for. If you
need access to the room earlier in order to load in, set up, etc., you will
need to request that additional time when you book the space. Likewise, if
you need additional time at the end of your event to load out or clean up,
you will need to request that additional time when you book the space. Please
note that the rehearsal rooms are often booked back to back, so it is important
that you request the actual time you need.
- How do I get into the room?
The room will be unlocked at the time you have booked. Do not lock the door
after you leave as another group may be using the room after you. Seattle
Center security locks the rooms in the evening after the last rental has
- Can I call or just show up and book space on the day I need it?
While TPS may be able to occasionally accommodate last minute requests,
we discourage anyone from trying to book space last minute. Please note
that we are often completely booked and unable to provide space without
at least seven days advance notice. The earlier you can submit a rental
request, the better we are able to accommodate your needs.
- Can I rent all of the rooms?
No. The maximum number of rooms any one group can rent per day is four.
- Can I request a specific room?
Yes. On the rental request form there is a section for additional comments
where you can state your room preference. However, TPS often may not be
able to accommodate your request. Requests for rooms are filled on a first
come, first served basis. The earlier you submit your request, the better
chance you will have of getting the room you want.
- Can my group break off and meet in areas other than the room we’ve
No. You will need confine all of your group’s activities to the room
you have rented. Hallways outside of the rehearsal rooms, the 2nd floor food
court, the stairwells, or any other public areas are not to be used for rehearsals
- Can my kids wait for me in the hallway while I'm in rehearsal?
No. Unfortunately, children cannot be left unattended anywhere in the Center
House. Anyone that is connected to your event will have to remain in the
- Can I drive onto the Seattle Center campus for loading/unloading
Yes, but restrictions do apply. The vehicle entrance to the Seattle Center
Campus access is located at 2nd Avenue & Thomas Street. Normal delivery
hours for the Seattle Center are Monday-Friday morning until 11am. If you
are able to load-in during these hours you will not need any additional
permits. Access to the campus at any other time requires clearance from Seattle
Center Security. In order to get permission to drive on campus during non-delivery
hours, you will need to contact the TPS Rental Manager with at least seven
days advance notice. Due to security measures at the Seattle Center, we are
not able to grant loading privileges without seven days advance notice. You
may park your vehicle on the Seattle Center grounds while loading/unloading
only after which you must exit the campus and park elsewhere. Vehicles left
beyond the time allotted for loading will be towed.
- What time are the rental rooms available?
Our spaces are available for rent from 9am to 11pm. However, The Armory (formerly Center House)
doors are locked at 9pm, unless prior arrangements are made. If you expect
people to arrive after 9pm, you must inform TPS at the time of your rental
request. Per Seattle Center regulations, anyone leaving The Armory
after 9pm must leave the building via the north end, first floor exit.
For any questions that are not addressed above, please contact:
Rental Manager, Theatre Puget Sound
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