STUDENT SHOWCASES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(FAQ)
Failure to adhere to the procedures and conditions below
may result in the denial of future showcase performances
ACCESSING THE ARMORY
What if we need to drive close to the Armory to drop-off large equipment?
There are loading zones at the EMP Turnaround on Harrison Street and 5th Ave. North and one at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Thomas Street next to the Seattle Children’s Theatre.
Grounds access – 2nd & Thomas St. (Gate 2) If you need to drive onto the Seattle Center grounds to load/unload large equipment (students must walk onto campus), you must request a load/unload permit on your application and we will provide up to 2 load/unload permits. This permit does not allow for parking on the grounds or in the Seattle Center parking garages. You may receive a ticket from Seattle Police Dept. if you are in violation.
Vehicles will not be permitted access to the grounds without prior arrangement and the appropriate permit.
Where do we go when we arrive?
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled performance time. A performance may be in progress when you arrive, so please have all members of your group stay together and out of the way of the public and viewing audience.
One member of your group should find the Event Coordinator to check in and receive instructions. If you don’t see him/her near the stage, go to the Armory Information Booth on the balcony (3rd Floor). A Customer Service Representative will contact the Event Coordinator and have him/her come meet you.
How do I apply?
To submit a Student Showcase application, go to
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link to the application on Survey Monkey. Complete the application, then click the submit button. If you wish to keep a copy of your application, print each page after you have completed it. Once you click the submit button, the application cannot be retrieved for printing (Yes/No boxes will not show entries when printed).
If your application is incorrect, incomplete, or if you request performances for more than one group and do not submit the appropriate number of applications, your application will not be processed or put into the "cue" for date/time consideration until amended applications are received.
If you are a new applicant and you are not a public/private k-12 school, you must submit a video of your group's performance showing costumes and music lyrics of the planned performance.
Dates/times are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No guarantees are made based on prior participation.
Applications may only be submitted during the application submission period for each event.
Please check to see if a desired date/time is available by clicking on the “Currently Available” link on the Student Showcases webpage before filling out an application.
If you have chosen a popular date/time, it is very likely that you will be moved to one of the alternate dates/times that you have listed on your application, so please do not list alternate dates/times that will not work for your group. If you are only able to perform on a specific date, please know that we may not be able to accommodate your request.
If you are applying for more than one group (choir, band, orchestra, 2 bands, etc.), on the same or different dates, you will need to fill out a separate application for each group. List performance length, number of performers, performance start and end time, and technical requirements for each group (Do not put totals of all groups on any one application). Once you have completed the first application, the next one will auto-fill duplicate info entered in data fields once you begin to type.