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S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

Setting the stage for success.

Pearl Jam. Steve Martin. Belle and Sebastian.

Just a few of the artists who've graced the stage of this spectacular 2,479-seat auditorium. Acoustically superb and visually breathtaking, it sets the gold standard for concert venues in the United States.

And music isn't the only thing that plays well here.

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Benaroya Hall is the perfect choice for business meetings, seminars and conferences. Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Microsoft have all met with success on our stage. Ask about our intimate seating option for concerts and events with an expected attendance of 750 to 1,500. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium offers:

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

We've got everything you need to perfect the art of success.

Download a PDF of the seating chart.

Technical Information

Orchestra level:
1,525 seats
Founders Tier:
282 seats
Second Tier:
282 seats
Third Tier:
390 seats
2,479 seats

Stage Dimensions:
66’7” wide by 39’2” deep; built as permanent acoustical shell
7’5” stage extension displaces first three rows of seating (116 seats)
Entrances stage left and right; 7’ wide by 9’ high
Hardwood floor on sleepers

Motorized Projection Screen:
28’ 10” wide by 21’ 6” high
Throw distance from control booth is 145’

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

Dressing Rooms:
Four star dressing rooms with sink, lighted mirror
Two large dressing rooms accommodating 100 total with sinks, toilets, lighted mirrors
Two additional 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.