Venues – 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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    Abbey Arts Presents at these Fine Historic Venues in Seattle, WA

    } Seattle: Fremont, Ballard, South Park, Capitol Hill, University, Central District, Greenlake and more

    } Supporting equal access to music & the arts for people of all ages & incomes

    } Nonprofit, non-religious, established 2005.   Respect Policy.


    “My favorite Seattle venue. I love the Abbey because the audience listens.” – Damien Jurado

    “The Abbey is my favorite venue in the whole world. Everything you do is magic.”
    – Mary Lambert (of Macklemore’s Grammy winning “Same Love”)

    “Abbey Arts has used its reach and sustainability to make a true cultural impact in our city and provides focus regionally to the most important parts of an arts community: the ability for people to see the relevance of connected culture in their every day lives — the understanding that they (the individual) are a part of something.This allows folks to see the art in their daily tasks and embrace their capacity for empathy. This transformative quality turns constituencies into people who buy, give and live in and for the arts communities that feel like home.”— Shaina Shepherd


    Fremont Abbey

    Capacity: 250 partly seated | 4272 Fremont Ave N |  Home Venue #1


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    Ballard Homestead

    Capacity: 260 seated | 6541 Jones Ave NW  | Home Venue #2


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    St Mark’s Cathedral

    Capacity: 1000 mostly seated | 1245 10th Ave E



    +  Bloedel Hall @ St Mark’s | Capacity: 315 seated

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    Woodlawn Hall

    Quiet Greenlake neighborhood

    280 cap, mostly seated


    All ages, bar w ID

    Under development

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    South Park Hall

    200 cap sellable, partly seated

    Not ADA, approx 15 stairs (public & load in)

    All ages, bar w ID

    Free parking lot

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    The Auditorium

    @ UHeights | Capacity: 150 standing | 5031 University Way NE, 2nd floor


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    Washington Hall 

       Capacity: 500 Seated, 750 Standing  |  153 14th Ave  




    + Other spaces available such as South Park Hall (175 cap)



    Abbey Arts Presents:

    } Seattle: Fremont, Ballard, Capitol Hill, University

    } Supporting equal access to music & the arts for people of all ages & incomes

    } Nonprofit, non-religious, established 2005,
    approx 40-44,000 overall program attendance per year


    MUSIC:  Beach House, Damien Jurado, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, My Brightest Diamond, Agnes Obel (Denmark/Berlin), David Bazan, Mirah, Jeremy Enigk, Joseph, Deep Sea Diver, Robyn Hitchcock, Mary Lambert, Langhorne Slim, Sara Watkins, Laura Gibson, The Moondoggies, Noah Gundersen, Wild Child, Robin Pecknold & J Tillman (Fleet Foxes), Hey Marseilles, Karl Blau, Jason Webley, Chatham County Line, Horse Feathers, Haley Heyenderickx, Mirah, Gifted Gab, Jeremy Enigk, Robyn Hitchcock, Sassyblack, Birds of Chicago, Porter Ray, Laura Gibson, Deep Sea Diver, Naomi Wachira, Balmorhea, The Moondoggies, Ayron Jones, Dom Flemons, Clinton Fearon, The Lonely Forest, Lera Lynn, and 100’s more have performed Abbey Arts events.

    SPOKEN WORD: Andrea Gibson, Buddy Wakefield, Sarah Kay, many more

    COMEDY: Bob Odenkirk, Lee Camp (Redacted Tonight), Charlene Yi, , more THE MOTH | THE ROUND | LIVEWIRE | NOT CREEPY |



      On select shows we work with:  KEXP, KUOW (NPR), 107.7 The End, Do206, and others.

      We also post $100’s in google ads through a Google nonprofit grant and provide a variety of other promotions for concerts and events. See Concert Offer / Advance for details.



      • We’re a nonprofit
      • We’re artist and experience focused, not booze or profit focused
      • We support developing young artists by helping with bookings & business training
      • We’re working hard to help re-balance the music industry to support more women
      • We curate unusual old buildings with 150 to 1000 capacities but always a “giant living room” kind of feel
      • We don’t allow drunken distractions or disruptive talking, or excessive filming/phone use during shows
      • Abbey Arts audiences are very appreciative, quiet & respectful… they are listening, not yelling & swilling beer, etc.
      • Our staff is careful to maintain a quiet distraction-free environment for the music to be heard.  Limited use of cameras allowed.
      • Our shows are mostly seated, always all-ages, and often bar w/ID for larger shows.  Some louder shows may have space for dancing if the music fits that vibe.
      • All profits from arts events go back into supporting local artists & creating more opportunities for young developing acts
      • Our venues are mostly acoustic but mellow band setups can work too.  Our spaces rarely work for loud rock bands so please adapt drums/bass/etc. accordingly to fit the room.

    “Strings sound amazing in here with the human voice. Play in the Abbey’s Great Hall if you can.”

    – Andrew Joslyn (Macklemore / Seattle Rock Orchestra)


    Distraction Free & Safe Venue Commitment:

    “Clear stress & enliven your mind by experiencing up-close and

    beautiful music and arts events in a distraction-free, welcoming, safe environment.”



      • Many Seattle artists get their start here, such as Mary Lambert who performed some of her first shows at the Abbey as a poet, then songwriter, and now has performed with Macklemore & Madonna at the 2014 Grammys
      • We support artist collaboration and innovation through events like The Round, a monthly event ongoing for 120+ months in a row. The Round has been produced in other cities like Portland, Spokane WA, Austin, Tacoma WA, Anacortes WA, Lebanon PA,  and more.
      • The audience is usually very close to the performer, with a low stage, and we aim for an intimate ‘giant living room’ environment rather than the sterile performance hall/theater or the rowdy bar room style.
      • Expect candles and seating with some standing room in back

    “In the Great Hall (at the Abbey), a little sound goes a long way, and a lot of sound breathes with the walls. A single voice can command a sold out crowd. A full band can play with unprecedented dynamic range. The room lives as much as the audience or the performers themselves.” – Gabe Much, 20, local band The Cellar Door

    “I love the Fremont Abbey for many reasons, I think they bring a lot of talent to the community of Seattle.  I’ve played many of the Rounds at the Abbey and have enjoyed every time.  I’d encourage artists to play it, and people who love music to go out and enjoy it… because it’s really a special thing… musicians, painters, spoken word… it’s a really rare thing to be a part of.” – Damien Jurado

      • Many of our staff are professional artists themselves
      • Our Director, Nathan Marion, has worked in the music industry for 15 years – previously helping bands such as The Lonely Forest, and advising acts like Noah Gundersen and others in their early careers.
      • We take great care for relaxed lighting, informal setup, pristine sound, and hospitality for both artists and audience.
      • You can know that you’re supporting a socially responsible, environmentally conscious nonprofit 501c3 that has a very low carbon footprint and repurposes old buildings, uses green supplies, and increases efficiency every few years.
    • You can also know you’re empowering arts education for all ages and access to the arts for people of ALL income levels including nonprofit workers, vets, and clients through our ArtsConnect program.