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Seattle Center programs Student Showcases in order to provide entertainment as part of seasonal events, and to give public and private schools and youth performance groups the opportunity to share their artistic accomplishments with family, friends and the public.
During the submission periods listed below, applications will be accepted for the following:

Winterfest 2019

Event Dates: November 30 - December 24

Application Submission period begins: September 9

Applications processed: September - October (or until full)

Permits mailed: Early November

The Armory is a family friendly location that is open to the general public. Performances must be appropriate for all ages.

Student Showcases are free performances for youth-based performance groups only. Adult groups and groups that seek compensation, please contact pete.rush@seattle.gov. Groups that intend to charge an admission fee, please contact Seattle Center Event Sales at scbooking@seattle.gov or 206-684-7202 for more information about renting a facility.

Construction Notice

Arena Redevelopment

The Seattle Arena renovation project will be the site of major construction through 2021. This may result in impacts to adjacent areas, including noise, dust, heavy equipment traffic and other impacts associated with construction projects of this nature. 1st Avenue Garage is no longer available to the public. However, you may continue to use Mercer Street or 5th Avenue Garages. The intersection at 2nd & Thomas Streets may also be obstructed/unavailable during construction. You may need to load/unload at the Harrison Street turnaround on 5th Avenue, so please plan accordingly. Updates will be posted on our website as information is available.

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