Performance Venues

Lobby of the Jones Playhouse

Originally a storehouse and remodeled into a theater in 1930, the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse (originally called the Seattle Repertory Playhouse), was the very first state-sponsored theater in the nation and was home to WPA projects and the Negro Federal Theater Projects.  It has a thrust stage and seats 210.

Located at 4045 University Way NE.
Campus Map for the Jones Playhouse

Renovated, renamed Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse reopening with Thornton Wilder's classic 'Our Town'
(University Week article; February 26, 2008)

Exterior of Penthouse Theater

On the Historic Register, the Penthouse was the first Theatre in the Round (arena) built in the United States.  This 160 seat theater was completely renovated in 1991 when it was moved from its original south campus location.  It also houses a rehearsal hall, faculty offices, and prop storage and is located near Hutchinson Hall.

Located on campus near the north entrance at NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. The closest parking lot is N-5, with overflow parking nearby. Campus Map for Penthouse Theater

May 16, 1940 - Curtain rises on Seattle's new Penthouse Theater (link from

Class performances taking place in Hutchinson 201.

The home of the School of Drama on campus, the building contains three black box performance spaces open to the public. 

  • HUT 201 houses the Studio 201 Series and can seat up to 75.
  • The Cabaret (HUT 205) houses the Undergraduate Theater Society productions.
  • Studio 218 is primarily used for directing projects.

Hutchinson Hall is on the campus's main street, Stevens Way. Parking is located in N-5 with overflow parking nearby.
Campus Map for Hutchinson Hall

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Interior panorama of Meany Studio Theater

Located on the lower level of Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Campus, the Studio Theater is an end-stage theater and seats 250. 

Located on campus in lower Meany Hall. From the brick-paved Central Plaza (Red Square), take the stairs at the NE corner of Meany Hall to the sunken courtyard.  If parking in the Central Plaza Garage, (at 15th Ave. NE & NE 41st St), park on Level C1.
Campus Map for Meany Studio Theater