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General Information

Reservations

The Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center reservation calendar opens to the public in late-July for the upcoming school year. Midweek availability is dependent on school district usage. To check availability, please contact the theater at 425.204.3455 or by email ripac.info@rentonschools.us.

We ask that our clients begin the booking process by completing the Booking Request Questionnaire and emailing it to ripac.info@rentonschools.us.

Seating Capacity

Mildly raked house with no balcony. The venue seats up to 551 with permanent theater seating, including 8 wheelchair spaces. Download our Seating Chart.

Note: The theater must be notified in advance if any wheelchair seats are sold.

Loading Facilities

There is no loading dock. The Scene Shop has a loading door (10'4" wide x 11'3" high) at street level with unimpeded rolling access to Stage Left. Distance from loading door to Stage Left = 30'.

Theater Floor Plan

Parking

Onsite parking lot with 180 spaces is located to the east of the performing arts center.  Use is free, but availability is not guaranteed.

Note: Onsite parking is not allowed from 7am-2pm during any school day. Additional parking is available at the City of Renton Parking Garage, located one half block away south east of the theater's parking lot.  

Technical Staff

The theaters' technical production staff consists of locally trained stagehands supervised by a Technical Director. Based on the needs of your event, we will staff trained lighting, sound technicians, and grip in the appropriate areas. Renton High School, located adjacent to the theater provides student technicians for appropriate events. Interns are supervised at all times.

Please Note: Only Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center staff may operate the theater's light, sound, and rigging equipment.

Rental Rates

The rental rates for the performing arts center varies depending on the organization that is requesting use of the space. For an accurate quote based on your rental needs, please contact the theater manager at 425.204.3455.

Rates for renting the space is set by the School Board. Download the current rates.

Insurance Requirements

When using the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center for an event, we require a certificate of insurance. The policy must be for no less than one million dollars per occurrence and the certificate holder must be listed as: "Renton School District #403 its directors, officer, and employees. 300 SW 7th St. Renton, WA 98057." This certificate must be on file at least one month prior to the event or your booking may be canceled and your deposit could be forfeited.

School Board Policy

School Board Policies 4210 and 4215 prohibit the use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Weapons on campus. Failure to comply with these policies are grounds for discontinuing events and fines.