About Washington Hall

Washington Hall is a historic, non-profit, community building that is available for events, performances, meetings, classes and rehearsals. Click here for more information about how to rent the hall.

Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood, Washington Hall has anchored Seattleā€™s diverse Squire Park neighborhood in the Central District for more than 100 years. The building has served as a hub for social and cultural activities for a broad ethnic community. In 1973, the Sons of Haiti, an African-American Masonic Lodge, purchased the building and continued the tradition of hosting performing arts, making it the first home of On the Boards. Historic Seattle acquired Washington Hall in 2009, saving it from demolition.

The renovation of Washington Hall was a Historic Seattle community development project that engaged the collaboration of the building’s current grassroots Anchor Tenants, Hidmo Cypher, 206 Zulu, and Voices Rizing. Together, they revitalized an accessible gathering space to be enjoyed by all.