Taproot Theatre

The Taproot Theatre Annex is the 12,000 sqft multi-use expansion of the non-profit Taproot Theatre, Seattle’s largest mid-size professional theatre company.

In October 2009, arson brought the Taproot Theatre Company into the spotlight. As the largest and costliest of 14 fires set by a serial arsonist in the Greenwood District of Seattle, the fire closed the theatre for 96 days.

The targeted LEED Gold 21-module expansion is the rebuild of the tragic arson and includes a second theatre, lobby, dressing rooms, administrative offices, a scene workshop, and cafe and wine bar.


  • Model: Custom
  • Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Square Footage: 12,000
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Features
  • Retractable theatre seating
  • Reclaimed Fir bar tops
  • Highly-efficient HVAC system
  • Green roof
  • Open-air courtyard
  • Solatube lighting
  • Custom bamboo cabinetry
  • Custom bamboo café bar
  • SIL-LEED cladding
  • Low and no VOC adhesives, sealants, and building materials