About The Slate


As of December 2017, The Fern Shakespeare Company Took Over Management of The Slate

Recently relocated to Seattle, the Fern Shakespeare Company is incredibly excited to take over management of The Slate.

The Fern's mission is to promote cultural diversity and to strengthen and serve our community through performance and education.

The Fern is excited to work with local theatre artists to make The Slate an exciting space which caters to many different types of theatre and performing artists!

The Fern is committed to ongoing renovations of The Slate.  Some of the renovations already made are:

  • Air Conditioning
  • The Theatre is a True Black Box now with newly painted floors & walls on the stage, and newly renovated lobby
  • Permanant Dressing Room Tables
  • Dressing Room Amenities (such as water cooler, mini fridge, microwave, coffee pot 
  • New Sound Board
  • All new bulbs in lighting instruments - more reliable dimmer system
  • Liquor/Beer/Wine license for our bar

the inscape arts building

Outside View of The Inscape Arts Center

Outside View of The Inscape Arts Center


The Slate is located inside the historic Inscape Arts Building, which was formerly the Immigration and Assay building in Seattle.  

Inscape pays respect to the history of the former INS Building and the people who made that history, the incredible structure and its bipolar spirit, the triumphs of those who became citizens and the tribulations of those who did not, the joys and the sorrows that manifested the unique nature of this edifice.

The building holds a Permanent Art installation in partnership with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience illustrating the building's past called, “Voices of the Immigration Station: 72 Years of History on Five Floors,” Read more about that installation here


The Slate is located in the SODO neighborhood in Downtown Seattle on Seattle Blvd (directly across from Uwajimaya).   Click Here for Directions To The Slate.

The Slate is a short walk (about 4 blocks) from both the International District/Chinatown Link Station & Bus Bay

There are several parking lots on 6th Ave, half a block from The Slate Theatre. Both Paid Lots and Back Angle Street Parking is available.  Click here to see open lots/spaces.

getting to the slate