Facilities - Performance Venues

While exhibitions and performances of work by our faculty and students happen throughout the country, and even the world, DXARTS benefits greatly from the exceptional facilities available by virtue of being located on the campus of a world class university. These exhibition and performance venues are regularly host to DXARTS artworks. From Meany Hall and Studio Theatre, to the Henry Art Gallery, to the School of Art's Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and the School of Drama's Penthouse Theatre and Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, as well as our own Observatory space at the Ballard Fab lab, we have access to a host of convenient, excellent spaces for our artists' work to shine.

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
Hughes Penthouse
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.
Henry Art Gallery
The Henry Art Gallery  is the University of Washington's Art Museum. Founded in 1927, it is the only museum dedicated to contemporary art in the region. Located on the west edge of the university's campus along 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, it was founded in 1927 and was the first public art museum in Washington. 
Jake Gallery Logo
Excerpted from the UW School of Art website: The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, also known as The Jake, is an exhibition space and laboratory for learning that seeks to deepen the educational experience of students of the University of Washington School of Art. In respect to its illustrious history, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery additionally seeks to... read more
Meany Hall
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts is considered one of the region's finest performance facilities. It includes the 1,206 seat proscenium Meany Theater and the 238 seat Meany Studio Theatre.
Operated by the School of Drama, Meany Studio Theater is a multi-use facility presenting performances in music, dance, and theater.
Observatory
The Observatory is an open, multi-use, flexible space, available to all DXARTS students, staff and faculty. The space is available for a variety of purposes, for example: temporary exhibitions development of large scale works or installations critiques film sets performances documentation of work During unreserved hours, the space is generally meant to be kept open and available for the use of any student with access to the warehouse. Reservations The space may be reserved for exclusive use.... read more