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ArtsWest Playhouse evening exterior

ArtsWest Playhouse, West Seattle

ArtsWest Playhouse is a 149 seat, 14,000 SF performing arts theatre and Art Gallery that was rehabilitated from a 1929 five and dime store.  The interior of the building was completely gutted, leaving only the heavy timber floor and roof framing.  The theatre is located within the center of the playhouse with a 17’ high Lobby/Art Gallery in the front of the building connected to another Lobby/Art Gallery in the rear of the building by an Art display hallway.  Support spaces are located in the basement and a new 3,000 SF mezzanine is located over the rear lobby. Support spaces include a scene shop, rehearsal space/classroom, business offices, board meeting room, costume shop, green room, dressing rooms, and tech booth. New facades and canopies were added to both the front and rear of the building.


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