Cornish Campus

Cornish Campus

Cornish College of the Arts' campus is located in the three vibrant Seattle neighborhoods: South Lake Union/Denny Regrade, Capitol Hill, and Seattle Center/Queen Anne.

The Cornish campus locations are surrounded by dozens of theaters, museums, music venues, and galleries; iconic Seattle landmarks like the Space Needle; the national headquarters for some of the country's fast-expanding tech corporations; and, of course, many coffeehouses.


Main Campus Center

As its name implies, the Main Campus Center (MCC) is the centerpiece for a group of eight buildings in the neighborhood that now make up the Cornish Main Campus. It houses the College's administrative offices, the Admission Office, and the offices of the Theater, Performance Production, and Art, Design, and Film + Media. Also in the MCC are the Cornish Main Gallery, the Alumni Gallery, Nellie's Cafe, and several floors of studios.

Continue Reading

Raisbeck Performance Hall

01_raisbeck_front.jpg Raisbeck Performance Hall, with its Ned & Kayla Skinner Theater, is the principal performance venue at Cornish’s Main Campus in downtown Seattle. It is used primarily for Theater Department productions.

Continue Reading

Kerry Hall

kerry_w-sign.jpg The original Cornish School building built by Nellie Cornish in 1921, today's Kerry Hall houses the Dance and Music departments. Off the tree-shaded courtyard on the east side of the building is the entrance to the 200-seat PONCHO Concert Hall.

Continue Reading

The Annex

01-Annex-ext-mb_1.jpg The Annex sits next to Raisbeck Performance Hall, and houses classrooms and deisgn studios for the Performance Production Department.

Continue Reading

Notion Building

01-Notions-ext-from-nw-mb.jpg The Notion Building contains the offices of the Humanities & Sciences Department, the Main Campus’ principal lecture hall, and a large studio. With two undeveloped floors of 7200 square feet a piece, Notion represents a major part of Cornish’s expansion at the Main Campus.

Continue Reading

9th Avenue Studios

The 9th Avenue Studios are in a building leased by Cornish about half a mile from the Main Campus. The studios will be home to several rehearsal rooms and a performance venue through the end of the 2014-15 academic year.

Continue Reading

Centennial Lab

01-Centennial-Labes-ext-mb.jpg On the same Main Campus block as Raisbeck Hall and the Annex, the Centennial Lab contains Art Department facilities, including senior studios, the L-Gallery and a smaller student-curated gallery. The Centennial Lab is the focus of a capital campaign to renovate the facility.

Continue Reading

Scene Shop

The Scene Shop, one block away from the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, represents 9,000 square feet dedicated to performance production. It includes a full wood shop and metal shop along with a paint shop, prop area, and loading dock.

Continue Reading

Cornish Playhouse

The Cornish Playhouse is operated by Cornish College of the Arts as its most high-profile venue, presenting to the public a full range of professional and student performing arts productions. In its 440-seat main auditorium, its Studio theater and its generous forecourt and lobby, Cornish and its professional partners offer rich experiences not only in theater but also in dance, music and the visual arts.

Continue Reading

Cornish Commons

01-Cornish-Commons-ext-mb.jpg The Cornish Commons was recently remodeled to hold a spacious movement studio on its ground floor and a computer lab and offices on its second floor.

Continue Reading

Beebe Building

01-Beebe-Building-ext-mb.jpg The Beebe Building is used for movement classes, meetings, and exhibitions. The College has access to the ground floor of the Beebe Building, a pleasing, open space with a high ceiling and polished wood floors.

Continue Reading