1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Town Hall offers high quality, affordable education and entertainment opportunities across a wide range of local, national, and global arts, culture, politics, and current events. It has been beautifully restored, and the open space with bench seating maintains the feeling of an typical town hall venue. Town Hall is centrally located just across I-5 from dowtown.
Gorgeous building. Came here for a Jeffrey Robinson talk... Rows are cozy (the pews are padded, so they get upgraded from "cramped" because they're nice to sit on for 2 hrs) and the architecture is beautiful. Seattle Rotary has a nice setup .
This beautiful space has just reopened after a two year renovation project. Sadly that renovation did not, apparently, include sound enhancement for hearing impaired. We gave up tickets to a wonderful music event because Marylynn Robinson was "speaking." Sadly she did not speak. She read an essay from her latest book for over 50 minutes. My husband and I wear hearing aids. Both Of our aids are extremely good and both have loops to enhance sound in public spaces. Of the entire reading we could grasp occasional words but no entire thoughts. At the end there were questions posed from two different mics which again we could not understand. At least when the author responded, her voice was energized and we understood her answers. We may be wrong but we could also not find an elevator. We asked but no-one seemed to know where one was. So one of our favorite authors did not speak her ideas. She read to us. We could have read her book and gone to the concert. I have tried to find a way to write directly to Town Hall but did not find one. I'm pretty sure that hearing people there could hear but, again, we don't want to be read to and would not have attended if the presentation would have indicated that would be in that format. Nor was there very much reaction to the reading. From our perspective, this was a total disappointment and a great waste of time.
Wow! The remodel is amazing! The entire venue is even more spectacular than before.
The new renovation is beautiful. Town Hall staff are terrific hosts and the opportunities there are imperative and a high value to Seattle.