Columbia City Theater & The ROYAL ROOM



4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118


Public Transportation

The historic Columbia City Theater and The Royal Room, are a 10 minute walk from the light rail and bus routes 7, 8, 9, and 50. 


Columbia City Theater

  photo by Dylan Priest

photo by Dylan Priest

The Columbia City Theater boasts one of the most beautiful settings for live music and performance in Seattle. The theater reopened on June 25th, 2010 to rave reviews and was featured in Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” list after being open for less than two months. It has since been dubbed “The city’s finest sounding room,” by SPIN Magazine.

The Royal Room

 photo by Sarah Barrick

photo by Sarah Barrick

In 2009 musician and composer Wayne Horvitz approached longtime Seattle bar, restaurant and venue owners Tia Matthies and Steve Freeborn about partnering on a new project in Seattle. After two years of planning and development the Royal Room opened in historic Columbia City in December 2011.

With permanent backline, recording and video, a grand piano and a generous stage, the venue has been designed to serve the musicians and artists who will be performing. The restaurant and bar has a comfortable neighborhood feel that welcomes patrons of all ages and varied tastes.