Town Hall Seattle


Town Hall’s historic building was originally the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, constructed in two stages from 1916 through 1922. It was built at the peak of the Christian Science movement, when the church could afford generous spaces and fine finishes. The congregation was the sole and continuous occupant of the building until it was sold to Town Hall in 1998. Architect George Foote Dunham of Portland designed the space, employing the distinctive Roman Revival style (popular among many Christian Science churches at the time) that lends Town Hall its characteristic high front portico with six two-story pillars and the high arched ceiling of the Great Hall.

Courtesy of Town Hall Seattle

*As of August 16, 2021, Town Hall will require proof of vaccination for entry to all events at Town Hall Seattle. Individuals unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under 12, must show proof of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of performance. Staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative Covid tests at the doors upon entry. 

Additionally, masking by all patrons and employees is required. At this time, eating inside the building is not allowed. Drinking is acceptable as long as masks are replaced immediately after.

Mesh masks, face shields without masks underneath, scarves, bandanas, and neck gaiters are not permitted.


The parking lot at Town Hall is currently under construction, however there are several parking garages within a short distance. Please visit Location, Directions, & Parking – Town Hall Seattle for more details on specific garages.

The entrance is on 8th Avenue between Seneca and Spring streets. Please contact with accessibility accommodation inquiries and requests.

Nearby parking garages include:

  • Diamond Parking Services, LLC (8th Ave between Madison and Spring Streets)
  • 711 Madison Street Parking (enter on NW corner of 8th and Madison)