Planning a Visit to Seattle
May we suggest that you begin your tour of Seattle at the base of the city's world-famous Space Needle just a short walk away from our premier performance facility. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is used year-round for student productions as well as dozens of events put on by local arts organizations and nonprofits. The Seattle Center also is home to Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Seattle International Film Festival. The Performance Production studios also are located in this neighborhood.
Our Main Campus Center, new residence hall, and other facilities are located in the South Lake Union/Denny Regrade neighborhood. One of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Seattle, it serves as the center of Seattle's burgeoning tech sector. There's literally dozens of restaurants, coffee shops, and more near campus. It is an easy walk to downtown Seattle or you can hop on the Seattle Streetcar to visit the Seattle Art Museum, 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle Symphony, and so much more.
Cornish College of the Arts began more than 100 years ago in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and this is where you'll find Kerry Hall, the historic landmark that has been home to Cornish's music and dance departments since 1921. This neighborhood is known for its modern dance companies, music venues, and galleries as well as the gorgeous Volunteer Park.
Have fun touring Seattle! We look forward to seeing you on campus.
Traveling To Seattle
Seattle is an international seaport with an airport, SeaTac, linked to downtown by light rail. You literally can travel here by plane, train, bus, car, or even the iconic Washington State ferries.
Once you arrive, if you don't want to bother with a car, the public transit system lets you easily move between neighborhoods or even visit nearby cities and towns. Or pedal your way around on the growing public bicycle sharing system with hundreds of bikes and dozens of stations (including one near our Main Campus Center) -- visitors to the city can purchase a short-term or one-day pass.
Learn more about traveling to Seattle here.