The Studios Center for the Performing Arts Set for October Opening in Downtown Seattle
- Sep 21, 2014
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
The Seattle arts scene is set to be expanded, as a new performing arts center is ready for an upcoming opening. The Studios Center for the Performing Arts is the result of the work carried out by Ryan and Shanna Waite, a Seattle-based couple with an interest in the area. The two are set to open the doors of the brand-new facility at 1801 Fifth Ave. in a century-old building next month.
Set to open on Oct. 6, the Studios Center for the Performing Arts will offer a total of approximately 10,000 square feet of space divided into a number of studios that will accommodate performance shows. The facility will also include large spaces in which performers will practice, rehearse, create and learn. The currently under-development center is spread out over two floors of the building and features 20-foot ceilings, 10-foot mirrors and great lighting.
According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the performing arts center will offer as many as five on-site pianos and a recording studio with full video and audio capacity, located in a former vault of the Washington Mutual bank, an entity that occupied the space years ago. A wireless audio system and sprung dance floors will provide an optimal space for performers. The center will be available to rent, with a number of companies already expressing their wish to use the space for their employees, PSBJ noted. The faculty at the Studios Center will feature more than 45 instructors specializing in the fields of acting, dance and music.
Logo courtesy of The Studios Center official Facebook page