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Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks proposals for the redevelopment of the Building 47 Theater at Magnuson Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking proposals for the redevelopment and renovation of the Building 47 Theater located within Magnuson Park. Building 47 was designed and constructed as one structure in 1941 and the building currently contains the theater, a decommissioned indoor swimming pool room, and the Magnuson Community Center. This Request for Proposal (RFP) package seeks submissions regarding the theater and the indoor swimming pool sections of the building only.

The theater contains approximately 9,130 square feet of space, including a main floor, lobby, stage, lower level (green room), mezzanine and balcony (including projection room). The indoor swimming pool room contains approximately 5,640 square feet of space.

Through this RFP, SPR is seeking proposers who can make a significant capital investment in exchange for a long-term agreement. Proposals should include the management and operation of arts, theater, and film and/or cultural programming that will be open to the public. SPR does not have designated funding for this redevelopment; therefore, proposals should also include a well-defined funding plan to upgrade the building to meet all current code requirements.

Proposals are due Wednesday, June 5, 2019. For more information or to download a copy of the RFP packet, please visit:

Mailing Address and Contact Information:

Seattle Parks and Recreation
Attn: Cole Dietrich
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle, WA 98115