A Hub.

The Studios, Center for the Performing Arts, is a hub and resource center for the Seattle Performing Arts community. We opened our doors in October 2014 as Seattle's first all-inclusive training center and studio rental facility. We are a public space energizing the neighborhood as an investment in the legacy that is the Seattle arts community.

The Studios is a 10,000 square foot, facility located downtown Seattle in the Times Square Building at 1801 5th Avenue. Our training center offers events and daily drop-in classes for adults across the disciplines of acting, dance, and music. Our seven studios are available for your rental needs including rehearsals, auditions, readings, recording sessions and performances. We are where Seattle goes to Challenge, Incubate, Launch, Succeed, and Inspire.

Dance Center.  Actors Studio.  Music Studio.
Our training center offers 40+ drop-in classes each week for adults, beginner to advanced professional, across the disciplines of acting, dance, and musicWe are proud to host a who's who faculty of industry masters and specialists in their craft.  Our masterclasses featuring award winning artists and industry veterans. The Studios offers consistent training and keeping our clients plugged into the current pulse of the industry; both equally necessary for the incubation of artists at all levels. We continue to curate and develop our Training Center to support the growing needs of our community. Since our opening day, October 8 2014, Seattle artists have taken more than 2,300 drop-ins, workshops, and master classes at The Studios.
We also offer financial assistance for artists through our Class Exchange program. Members of our Class Exchange program receive free classes while gaining experience in arts administration and facility management. As of March 2016, this program has provided 36 artists with the opportunity to receive free classes in exchange for industry relevant work.

The Gallery Studio provides the city with a new brand of venue with floor to ceiling street view windows infusing the city with new opportunities to experience the artistic process. Through our windows residents, neighbors, and visitors take in the creation of art at all of its stages. Events at The Studios include performances apart of The Launch Project as well as independent events including dance, cabaret, classical, chamber, and jazz acts.
The LAUNCH Project is a series of showcase projects providing a new platform for artists offering professional development opportunities as independent artists. To date we have produced 40 new works by 25 professional artists.  LAUNCH provides artists with a home to create and incubate their visions and a state of the art production to premier their work.  Through this project The Studios has provided 9 months of free rehearsal space to 28 artists and $24,000 worth of free classes to 45 artists. Please visit our LAUNCH tab for more information and details on our upcoming events.

Our INCUBATE intensives offer top level training in a professional atmosphere where artists are challenged and supported by the industry's top artists who are dedicated to their success.   INCUBATE Intensives are 5 day-sessions curated to include master classes, technique classes, workshops, business of theatre, and industry talk backs.  INCUBATE offers rigorous professional training with faculty and artists who believe mastering the craft is a lifelong journey. INCUBATE began in the summer of 2015 we have hosted 21 award winning Guest Artists who provide the very best in industry relevant training straight from the nations' stages to our studios.

We are a boutique private event venue working each client to create a unique work of art. We specialize in music filled cocktail receptions, galas, fashion shows, weddings, corporate events, and pop-up galleries. With our roster of Seattle’s top entertainers, designers, and culinary artists we curate the perfect cast to bring your vision to life.  When you choose The Studios you employ the talented artists that make Seattle an A-List arts city. Where Art and Celebration Unite. 

The Studios provides an inspiring space for corporate events including meetings, off-sites, trainings, product launches, and team building events. We understand that solving complex business problems is a creative endeavor. Our Living Room Forum provides a highly collaborative environment full of natural light and inspiring design to increase communication and productivity within groups. To complete your offsite experience we offer customized Team Building, Improv, and Public Speaking packages with the industry's top talent. Half-Day - Multi-Day Packages Available.

Our seven studios provide the Seattle performing arts community with access to state of the art rehearsal, audition, and performance spaces. Each of our studios are acoustically engineered and fitted with the very best the industry has to offer in professional dance floors, custom equipment, sound systems, lighting, and instruments.   Our wide range of studios support the various needs of the  community, from large studios with 20+ foot high ceilings, to a recording studio housed in a renovated bank vault, to rehearsal studios suited for small groups and one-on-one coaching.

Featured Clients
5th Avenue Theatre

Amy O'Neal

ARCADE Magazine


Breathe Hot Yoga

Broadway Connection

Carnival Entertainment

Centerstage Theatre Company


DASS Dance

Dirty Dancing National Tour


Hearts and Hands Tour

Humans of Ballet

Intiman Theatre

Kinky Boots National Tour

Lily Verlaine

LUMA Designs

Matilda National Tour


Nordstrom's Corporate

One Beat Music Festival

Pippin National Tour

Princess Cruiselines

Seattle Academy

Seattle Men's Chorus

Seattle Opera

Seattle Rotary

Seattle Youth Opera

Showtunes Theatre Company

Sony Music

Theatre Puget Sound

Village Theatre

Westlake Dance Center