Tacoma Armory

A Community Hub for Arts and Culture

Located in the heart of downtown Tacoma’s Theater District, Tacoma Arts Live is the largest performing arts complex between Seattle and Portland. Fred Roberson, a renowned local developer, and his family generously gave The Armory to Tacoma Arts Live in 2022, providing us an incredible gift of a permanent home. Its 20,000+ square foot open framework is immensely configurable and there is no space like it in the Pacific Northwest.


Limited dates may be available for use by community members and partner organizations. For venue information, including theater technical specifications and inventory, contact Rentals@TacomaArtsLive.org.


Stage work coordinated by employees represented by I.A.T.S.E Local No. 15

Tacoma Armory - 1001 S Yakima Ave

Parade Floor – One of the largest indoor spaces available in Tacoma.
The open space is perfect for festivals, conventions, sporting events, and other highly attended programs.

Roosevelt Room – With exposed brick and hardwood floors, the room has a classic elegance befitting the historic location.
Great for large group gatherings.

Venue FAQs

Tacoma Arts Live offers a variety of spaces available for private rental. Contact Rentals for direct assistance.

Venue capacity usually depends on your event requirements. Contact Rentals for direct assistance.

Contact Rentals for direct assistance.

Venue Rental pricing varies depending on the venue space and needs for your event. Tacoma Arts Live is happy to provide a written estimate customized to meet your needs. For immediate assistance, please contact Rentals.

Rental packages include the room or theater, janitorial, marquee acknowledgment the day of your event, website recognition (for most events), as well as tables and chairs based on availability in our inventory.

Additional expenses not included in your rental package vary depending upon each individual event requirements, and may include: stage labor, staffing, security, linens and coffee/water service.

Tacoma Arts Live requests to receive an insurance rider that demonstrates $1,000,000 liability and $2,000,000 property coverage with Tacoma Arts Live and the City of Tacoma listed as additionally insured with the contract for all public events.

Your current insurance carrier should be able to provide this policy for you.

Once you’ve confirmed your rental date, you will receive a formal estimate of total expenses during your client consultation. Tacoma Arts Live will then create a formal contract for your approval and signature.

A deposit based on ½ of the total estimated rental amount will be collected to hold your reserved date, with the remaining balance due two weeks prior to your event.

Tacoma Arts Live maintains a list of caterers for events held in our venues. Our professional caterers offer a wide range of wonderful options to serve your guests. All of our caterers will customize menus to fit your budget and service requirements.

If the event is a private event, not open to the open to the general public, you may provide your own alcohol pending the approval of Tacoma Arts Live. This may require that you obtain a Banquet Permit through the Washington State Liquor Board. For further details, please contact Rentals.

For more information to reserve your event at Tacoma Arts Live or to inquire about date availability, contact Rentals.

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