McCaw Hall Exterior

Auditorium Concert

Auditorium Concert

Susan Brotman Auditorium

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall

Grand Lobby

Grand Staircase

PNB Gala in Susan Brotman Auditorium

Plan Your Event

Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our City, region and country, Seattle Center does not currently permit events on the campus. Seattle Center will resume hosting events in compliance with the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan, which allows for limited recreation, fitness and entertainment in Phases 1 and 2. We continue to accept applications and booking inquiries for events; however, booking requests for events in 2021 will not be confirmed or licensed until our City has reached the appropriate Healthy Washington phase.

Home to the internationally acclaimed Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall's design emphasizes elegance, balanced with flexibility and functionality.

From the most intricate theatrical and corporate presentations to world-class musical artists of all genres, McCaw Hall is the place to host your event. Our well-appointed lecture hall, stunning four-story lobby spaces and beautiful donor rooms provide stylish and flexible environments for meetings and events, both intimate and grand.

Event Capacities

  • Susan Brotman Auditorium — 2,891 seats
  • Nesholm Family Lecture Hall — 381 seats

Lobbies and Reception Rooms

  Square Footage Reception Banquet Theater Classroom
Kreielsheimer Promenade Lobby 4,620 500
(100 North &
400 South)
Grand Lobby 6,200 800 320 330 N/A
Allen Foundation for the Arts Room 2,400 250 180 225 90
Norcliffe Room 1,800 180 120 160 60
Microsoft First Tier Lobby 2,200 250 N/A N/A N/A
Neukom Family Second Tier Lobby 2,600 300 160 200 N/A

Other Front of House Spaces

  Square Footage Reception Banquet Theater Classroom
Prelude Restaurant 2,200 230 180
(160 at cafeĢ
240 150
Spafford Lobby
(hallway behind Kreielsheimer
Promenade Lobby)
1,800 200 120 160 N/A
Press Room
(on Kreielsheimer Promenade Lobby level,
connected with Reception Room)
300 30 20 30 18
Reception Room
(on Kreielsheimer Promenade Lobby level,
connected with Press Room)
500 50 40 N/A N/A

Maximum event capacities are listed. Capacity decreases as AV equipment (projectors, screens, etc), registration areas, buffet tables, projection or display tables, or risers are added. Event plans are subject to approval by Seattle Fire Marshal.

Explore the many different types of events possible at McCaw Hall -- Concerts and Ticketed Events, Meetings and Tradeshows, and so much more!

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Rental Rates

We work with you to create the perfect event within your budget!  Contact us for more information. Non-profit rates are available for qualifying organizations.

Feel free to contact Ryan by calling 206-684-7103 or by filling out our Rental Inquiry form.

We are looking forward to working with you to create the perfect event!