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Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

Beautifully understated, warmly inviting.

This 536-seat auditorium offers the best of all worlds. Flexible and affordable, it offers an intimate setting for everything from big bands to business meetings to chamber ensembles.

Community groups find the Recital Hall an ideal choice for fundraisers and concerts. Corporations praise the auditorium's flexibility and convenience. Everyone finds a unique home in the Recital Hall.

The Recital Hall features:

  • state-of-the-art sound system
  • full range of lighting equipment
  • motorized projection screen
  • access to phone/Internet lines
  • professional technical staff to support your event
  • convenient downtown location
  • onsite parking facility

Download a PDF of the seating chart.

Technical Information

Stage Dimensions:
49’4” wide by 20’3” deep
Permanent acoustical wall and ceiling treatment
Entrances stage left and right, 5’ 1” wide by 7’ 11” high
Hardwood floor on sleepers

Motorized Projection Screen:
15’ 8” wide by 12’ 4” high
Throw distance from control booth is 75’

Lighting and Sound:
A full range of equipment is available in-house to support a variety of events; details available upon request.

Dressing Rooms:
One star dressing room with sink and lighted mirror
Two large dressing rooms with sinks and lighted mirrors
Three unisex restrooms on stage level

Loading Dock:
Loading dock off Union Street, between Second and Third avenues. Capacity to enclose 53’ trailer.

Freight Elevator:
10’ wide by 12’ deep and 10’ high

The 430-space underground parking garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access to the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery on Third Avenue or the Artists Entrance on Second Avenue. Vehicles enter the garage from Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

Disabled Access:
Benaroya Hall is barrier-free and meets or exceeds all criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Wheelchair locations and seating for those with disabilities are available. Special entry provisions, including dressing rooms and production control rooms, are also available to accommodate performers and technicians with disabilities.

Assisted Listening System:
Sennheiser infrared listening devices are available for the hard–of–hearing.