Lowdown Ballroom is a music and arts venue located in a basement of a residential home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. The ballroom offers swing and tango classes, and hosts intimate music shows. The space is available to rent for private and group rehearsals, meetings, classes, workshops and special events. Rental fees include use of all items listed below.
For an at-a-glance view of our rental availability, check out our Ballroom Availability Calendar. This information can also be viewed as you navigate our Rental Booking Page.
Semi-sprung hardwood floor (755 sq. ft.)
Coatroom; cubbies, & coat hooks (82 sq. ft.)
Single-occupancy bathroom (54 sq. ft.)
Rolling glassless mirrors (three total, 4 ft. x 6 ft.)
On-site sound system, 1/8-inch stereo jack
Ceiling-mounted video projector, HDMI cable
Upright piano (for use upon request)
On-site bike rack
Lowdown Ballroom | 628 11th Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102
Monday - Sunday 9 AM - MIDNIGHT
Rehearsal, Small (1-5 People) $13.23/hr
Rehearsal, Large (6+ People) $16.54/hr
Events (3 Hr Min. / 50 guests) EMAIL
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Leave the space in the condition it was found
Renters must be out by end of the rental period
Keep noise to a minimum upon entry and exit
- Lock up before leaving and make sure the front gate is closed securely upon leaving
24-hour cancellation policy
Non-marking soles only
Renters and guests agree to our Terms & Conditions
Link Light Rail (Capitol Hill station)
Nearby Lot (evenings & weekends only)
LOCATION & PARKING
We are located at 628 11th Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102, in the basement of a residential home. To reach the ballroom you will enter the front gate and take the concrete path to the home’s side door. There is ample street parking plus a low-cost paid parking lot at 11th & Aloha.
DO NOT park in or block our driveway, or our neighbor's driveway.
Once your booking is confirmed we’ll send you instructions for our front gate and side entrance door. Once inside the side door, the stairs to your right will lead you down into the ballroom. Lock up before leaving and make sure the front gate is closed securely upon departing.
It is the renter's responsibility to coordinate any and all details pertaining to the rental with their guests. Please arrive before your guests arrive to ensure timely access to the space for your rental period, and inform guests that they should refrain from using the doorbell to ask to be let in, out of respect for the privacy of the building's residents.
FLOOR CARE & CLEANING REQUIREMENTS
Only non-marking soles only (no tap shoes). Renters will not use wax, talc, powder or any other product to alter the surface of the floor. If you move anything during your rental, please put it back where you found it. All trash, recycling and food waste should be in the appropriate bins and the space should be left in the condition in which it was found. All items left in the space will be placed in our lost and found (in the coat room) and if not claimed will be donated. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Bookings are first come first serve, pay as you go, and appointments are booked by the renter through our website. If you’re looking to rent on an ongoing, long-term basis, email us and we’ll get you on our calendar and coordinate a payment schedule.
Check out our ballroom availability calendar.
To cancel an appointment, email us. To ensure a refund, make the cancellation before 24-hours of the appointment. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment.
SETUP & TAKEDOWN
Renters must be out by end of the rental period; please plan accordingly. If you need time to set up, consider renting for a longer period of time. Leave the space in the condition it was found; this means all furniture must be put back in the location it was found, and any messes or spills made during the rental period are picked up.
Alcohol is not allowed without a banquet permit, and you must comply with ALL rules surrounding the permit. This means that events must be PRIVATE, invite-only (no public promotion whatsoever), and no profit can be made during an event that serves alcohol. Package deals are allowed by the WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board, however, it is explicitly outlined that NO PROFIT may be made from packaged deals. In short, if you make money during your event, and you have served alcohol, you are in violation of the law. See our Terms & Conditions for more detail. Read more.
Renters must abide by Seattle’s Noise Ordinance. Noise and music should be kept at a respectful level, particularly upon entry and exit, out of respect for our residents and neighbors. Read more.
SECURITY & SAFETY
Renters and guests agree to our Video Surveillance Policy. It is the responsibility of the renter to contact the authorities in the event of emergency, and renters are responsible for any injury while renting.