~ Venue Guidelines ~

Deliveries and Access

  • Please confirm all delivery, setup plan, electrical needs, audio and visual requirements at least two weeks in advance.
  • If you need additional time for setup, please schedule with our team.
  • Additional setup time beyond the contract is subject to applicable rental fees.

Venue Decorating and Event Setup

  • All decor needs to be approved prior to setup. Please inform our staff of any electrical requirements for caterers, photo booths, bands, and decor when submitting your setup plan.
  • All A/V production needs should be solidified and approved by ECTA a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date. 
  • All outside entertainment should be solidified and approved by ECTA a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date.
  • If possible, please do any decoration assembly off-site.
  • When decorating ECTA, we ask that you use temporary methods to fasten your decorations. If your decorations need to be fastened to the building, please use binding wire, fishing line, zip-ties, or other easy-to-remove materials that can be wrapped around beams and posts. Please do not leave permanent marks on or in the building.
  • Most studio equipment is moveable or removable, however you must request permission and have our staff assist you.
  • Open flames are not permitted, including candles.
  • Live flower petals are permitted.
  • When unloading into ECTA, we recommend that you use a cart or hand truck to keep heavy objects from marking the floor.
  • Emerald City Trapeze Arts is a glass-free and ceramic-free venue. All barware must be non-glass. This includes beer, wine, and sparkling water bottles.

Leaving Emerald City Trapeze

  • Upon leaving the venue following your event, you should ensure that you leave the studio in the same condition upon which you arrived.
  • The rental fee includes basic cleaning provided by ECTA. This includes sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, and wiping down all surfaces before and after events.
  • Other essential cleaning tasks, such as event garbage and recycling removal, catering station clearing and cleaning, and moving rentals to the loading area, are your responsibility. If extensive additional cleaning is required after the event, ECTA reserves the right to bill $250 per hour.
  • One of our staff will walk through the space with your event lead at the end of your event.

Garbage Removal

  • You are responsible for the removal of all garbage and recycling no later than one hour after your event end time.
  • If garbage and/or recycling is left after your event, we reserve the right to bill for its removal.
  • Human hazardous waste cleaning will be billed at $250 per incidence.

Parking Guidelines

  • ECTA has a modest parking lot in addition to free street parking.
    • Parking at neighboring businesses is not allowed during your event.
    • Up to 100 parking spots are available for rental. Please contact our team prior to your event to reserve these.
    • For large events, we recommend setting up an off-site valet or shuttle system.
    • ECTA is located one block from the link light rail SODO Station.

Insurance Policy

  • To book ECTA, event insurance is required.
    • Minimum coverage requirements: $1 million dollar coverage with ECTA named as an additional insured.
  • All outside vendors and performers must submit a copy of professional liability insurance listing ECTA as an additional insured.