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Top Poetry spaces in Seattle, WA

Modern Auditorium Venue For Live Music And Plays In Seattle
  • $260/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Seattle, WA
Upscale Neighborhood Bar with a West Coast Vibe
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Seattle, WA
Private Party Venue I in Seattle
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Seattle, WA
Private Party Venue II in Seattle
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Seattle, WA
Commercial Kitchen
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Seattle, WA
Performing Arts Space and Theatre (Full buy out)
  • $2300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Seattle, WA

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What people are saying about Poetry on Giggster

Happe M.
$ 150
2 hours
5 people
4 months ago
Kitchen was clean and easy to access. Would recommend to anyone who needs a commercial kitchen for work.
Terrell D.
$ 150
2 hours
5 people
a year ago
This is a great kitchen. I showed up extremely late and ran over my time about 20min. Suzi was very patient and understanding. I highly recommend!

Frequently Asked Questions about Poetry venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Seattle?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Seattle on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Seattle?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Seattle at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Poetry spaces are available in Seattle?
Right now, there are 94 Poetry spaces available in Seattle.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Seattle bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Seattle guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Seattle locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Seattle?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Seattle. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Seattle booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Seattle?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Seattle is $555 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Seattle?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Poetry spaces in Seattle, WA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $75 to $2300.
Which Poetry spaces are most popular in Seattle, WA in 2023?
How do I book a Seattle location on Giggster?
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How do I cancel a Seattle reservation request?
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About Seattle

Seattle is a vibrant city with a dynamic literary scene. Poetry spaces and events abound in the city, allowing writers and readers to unite and explore the written word. The city has numerous reading series, open mics, workshops, and festivals exploring themes like identity, gender expression, sexuality, race, and more.

Seattle has an impressive array of independent bookstores that host readings from renowned authors and local poets. These bookstores often curate their own programming ranging from lectures to discussions about important social issues. Open mics are popular throughout the Seattle area for those looking for a place to share their work in progress or get their feet wet in the spoken word/poetry world. Writers of all skill levels will find welcoming support at these various events.

There are several festivals, including the Seattle Poetry Slam Cup, each spring, where teams compete against one another in a series of challenging three-round competitions. Whether you're an aspiring poet or simply looking for something new to read or experience, a poetry event provides an exciting opportunity for discovering unique voices within Seattle's literary community and beyond its borders.

Poetry Event Options in Seattle

  • Photographer
    Hiring a professional photographer to capture the essence of your event is a great way to commemorate the night. They can take posed and candid shots of your guests and the venue itself.
  • Catering
    Food is an important part of any party, and hiring a caterer will ensure your guests are well cared for. Mouth-watering food is a must for any event, so they can provide everything from hors d'oeuvres to full-course meals tailored to your specific needs.
  • Bartenders
    Hosting an event can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to drinks. Hiring bartenders is the perfect solution for removing some of that stress and ensuring everyone has an enjoyable experience. Professional bartenders are experienced in providing all kinds of beverages, from cocktails to beer and wine. Additionally, they can add an extra level of sophistication by creating unique signature drinks just for your poetry event.

Poetry Event Vendors in Seattle

  • Kathleen Williams Photography
    Kathleen has a knack for creating evocative shots that bring her subjects to life. Her approach is always fun, relaxed, and worry-free - you'll never feel self-conscious or rushed during your poetry session. Plus, she walks with you through every stage of the process. So if you're looking for top-notch family photography with zero hassle, you should opt for a professional photographer to take you through everything easily.
  • ACT 3 Catering
    ACT 3 Catering is one of Seattle's most established catering businesses, with over 35 years of experience. ACT 3 Catering will work with you as a team to create a poetry event you and your guests will remember for years. Depending on the occasion, they can provide a buffet, family style, plated or stationed meal, and a hosted or cash bar. In addition to staffing your event, they will coordinate the linens and décor for your buffet.
  • Party on the Rocks
    Party on the Rocks is a unique event staffing and bartending service based in Puget Sound. No matter what event you plan, they can help make it successful, from engagement parties, dinner settings, and poetry events to corporate events and weddings. Their insured and trained staff can help you before, during, and after your event so that you can enjoy yourself instead of running around trying to do everything. Their bartenders are professionally licensed and trained to provide outstanding service with the highest level of event etiquette.

Pros and Cons of Poetry Events in Seattle

Seattle is known for its poets, so the city has many places to enjoy poetry. Such places have some pros and cons, however.


  • There's a lot of great coffee in Seattle, and poetry readings are the perfect place to enjoy a cup (or three).

  • The city is known for being rainy, but poetry readings are the perfect activity for a gray day.

  • Because it's such a large city, Seattle has a rich and diverse poetry scene. You can find readings featuring all kinds of poets and styles of poetry.

  • The intimate setting of a poetry reading can make for a very unique and special experience.


  • If you don't like coffee, engaging in one of Seattle's favorite pastimes may be difficult during a poetry reading.

  • While Seattle is known for its rain, that doesn't make getting drenched any less unpleasant. Bring an umbrella!

  • Finding the correct poetry reading for you can be overwhelming with so many different options.

  • If you're not interested in purchasing books or chapbooks, you may feel out of place at some readings.

Tips on How to Organize Poetry Events in Seattle

For those looking to organize poetry events in Seattle, here are six tips to help you get started:

  • Consider the local neighborhood demographics when selecting a space. This will ensure the event is tailored to fit the local community and attract more people.

  • Compare the cost of renting a space versus hosting online or virtually. Depending on your budget, this could be a great option for keeping expenses low while still having a successful event.

  • Take into account access to public transportation when searching for a location. It's important to ensure all attendees have easy access to the venue by public transit or other means of transportation.

  • Research any existing organizations that may support organizing events or provide resources such as volunteers, materials, and promotional opportunities.

  • Check with any local universities or colleges with student-run organizations interested in participating in or collaborating with your event.

  • Contact nonprofits or businesses already operating within the poetry space realm and see if they can offer advice or assistance in making your event successful.

Famous Locations in Seattle

  • Georgetown Trailer Park Mall
    If you're looking for something unique that won't break the bank, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is the place to do it! This community has all sorts of sustainable, locally sourced, handmade products that everyone can enjoy. You'll be able to find items like custom aquariums and planters, vintage clothing and decor, jewelry from local makers, artwork from an emerging artist, balms and potions - even literary curiosities! The open hours are flexible, so you won't have to worry about missing out if you have other commitments. Plus, there's always something fun happening with weekly tabletop and pop-up rentals to make the shopping experience even more special.
  • McCaw Hall
    McCaw Hall is an iconic and world-class performance venue in Seattle, Washington. The Hall is home to two renowned arts organizations, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Seattle Opera, and can seat up to 2,900 people in its grand auditorium and 380 people in its lecture hall. Stretching 17,800 square feet, McCaw Hall also features a beautiful public plaza ideal for events or just relaxing and taking in the sights. It's not hard to see why such an impressive building has become a beloved part of the city's cultural landscape! If it weren't for the partnership between the City of Seattle, philanthropic donors, and Hall's resident performing arts organizations, we wouldn't be able to enjoy this amazing facility today.
  • The Capitol Hill Branch
    The Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library is the place to be! Dating back to 2003, this modern facility's got everything a budding bibliophile could need - think cafés and meeting rooms plus an incredible collection of books, magazines, and materials. The nearby colleges and universities also give the library an extra buzz of activity, with lots of students coming to get their study on. It’s not all work here, with book clubs, storytimes for kids, and regular poetry readings, there’s plenty of fun at Capitol Hill.