Arts and Nonprofit Events – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    We are able to offer significant discounts for 501c3 non-profit organizations, neighborhood groups, and artists. Depending on the date, we can also sometimes offer even further discounts for educational arts related events that support youth or low income families.

    As part of our nonprofit mission, we partner with you or your organization to present the event and are often able to subsidize/sponsor the cost by even 50% or more. We also offer 4 or more very low cost rentals per year to small startup nonprofits who are well organized and fit our mission.

    To keep things sustainable here, our rates do vary depending on the month, day of week, number of people attending, public or private event, food & drinks, event complexity, staffing, AV & other equipment uses, and even how far out the event is scheduled. For example, if we have a date available 30-60 days out, we can often book that at a lower cost for your group.

    Pricing really does vary but if you need some estimated numbers now, here’s a guide…


    Classes, Rehearsals & Meetings – contact us!  rentals(at)
    Approx $10-40/hr depending on the room size, day & time. Monday-Thursday all day & evening, Friday/Saturday daytime only due to larger evening events. [See calendar]



    For nonprofits & community arts events we typically include the following package.

    • One floor of the building. Both floors for an additional fee
    • Simple sound/PA with mic & speakers + input for ipod/DJ
    • Use of kitchen and smaller side rooms if needed
    • Chairs, tables, misc. furniture and decor.
    • Basic dimmable lighting.
    • Projector/screen/cable for your laptop or device to connect
    • Abbey Arts staff to facilitate opening & closing of building (for events with 75 attendees and/or is open to the public, onsite staff may be required for an additional cost)
    • Typical evening timeframe is 4p-Midnight but that can shift earlier on weekdays. Additional hours are $100/hr.
         Ballard Homestead timeframe is 2 hours earlier due to noise ordinance, most events completed by 9:30pm. 
    • Typical daytime hours are 8:00a-4pm (3:30 on select Saturdays)

    Arts/Nonprofit pricing estimates for a typical community event:

    Monday-Wednesday $900-1200 eve / $400-600 daytime
    Thursday: $1000 eve / $600-800 daytime
    Fridays: $1200-1800 eve / $600-800 daytime (Peak Fridays may be at discounted $2,200 rate)
    Saturdays: $1500-2000 / $500-1000 daytime  (Peak Saturdays may be at discounted $3,000 rate)
    Sundays: not available at the Abbey, Ballard Homestead available after 1p on many dates

    **350 max in building at one event

    Rates vary depending on the time of year mostly and also how far in advance the date is.Your cost may be in the lower range if we are able to book another separate event on the floor you don’t need.

      • Additional staffing is typically $25-35/hr for sound tech, bartender, event staff, etc. (see here for more options)
      • Additional planning meetings are $50 each (1 hour onsite with our Events Planner).  One 15-20 minute walkthrough meeting is already included in your quote and other times available for your team to attend a tour if additional time in the space is needed to plan your layout.
      • We generally require event insurance from nonprofits or companies and that requirement may vary for individuals depending on the event size.
      • We require a refundable damage deposit, typically $800.
      • A 50% 1st installment is required (of your base rental rate) to lock in the date.


    Do stop by for a tour if you haven’t already, or fill out the Event Proposal form online.

    Tour Times:

    Proposal form:

    Events Guide:

    Availability calendar:

    Pricing & terms subject to change.

    Individual rooms also sometimes available for rent…

    • Fireside Meeting Room (10-15 people) – 1st floor, adjacent to Kitchen
    • Medium Meeting Room (8 people) – 2nd floor
    • Kitchen – 1st floor (not all NSF yet but functional with induction stovetops)
    • Bell Tower (8 people) – 3rd floor

    Typically there is a 2-3 hour minimum fee for meetings or small groups and must be scheduled around music classes which are held Wed-Thursday in the afternoons.

    Prices may change depending on the variables mentioned above. This is for estimating purposes only. We recommend coming in for a tour and submitting an  Event Proposal Form online to get a estimate for your event.

    We’re here for the success of your event.

    • Class
    • Workshop
    • Benefit dinner
    • Annual auction
    • Gala
    • Reception
    • Art show
    • Film screening
    • Acoustic Concert
    • 80’s Prom benefit
    • Game night
    • Volunteer appreciation party

    …whatever your creative mind comes up with, we want it to be a beautiful experience for everyone involved! Check out our Event Guide for planning assistance specific to our building and mission!

    Please RSVP for a Tour to start the process or jump straight to the Event Proposal Form if you are ready to book the space

    Tours are truly the best way to get in touch and start the rental process but if you absolutely cannot make it by for a tour, fill out the form anyway and note your Event description there.

    NOTE: Due to part time staff & educational priorities, we may not always be able to respond to emails or calls in a timely manner depending on the time of year and our performance schedule.

    ~ Abbey Arts