In spring 2012, Seattle Center issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a long term lease of the Seattle Center Playhouse, currently occupied by Intiman Theatre. Deadline for submissions was July 13, 2012. Click here to download the Playhouse RFP
. Seattle Center received two proposals, listed below, in response to the RFP.
A review panel composed of members of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission has been selected to evaluate proposals in the context of two primary goals, to secure a financially stable tenant that will effectively manage, operate and maintain the Playhouse; and to use the facility to support and foster the presentation of artistic and cultural activities in Seattle. The panel will convene during the summer and present its recommendations to the Seattle Center Director.
The 446-seat Playhouse auditorium offers a sweeping intimacy that provides excellent sightlines and clear acoustics. The building was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair and renovated in 1986. In 1998, a 3,500 sq. ft. studio/rehearsal hall was added to the facility. The building also has lobbies, a large meeting/rehearsal room, a workshop, a variety of support spaces, and a limited inventory of sound, lighting and stage equipment. It is anticipated the Playhouse will be available for occupancy on January 1, 2013.
If you would like to comment on this RFP and the proposal submissions, please write to SeattleCenter.CustomerServiceDesk@seattle.gov
or call 206 684-7200
Cornish College Playhouse Proposal