Promoter's Guide

A legacy from Spokane's World Fair in 1974, this facility has hosted everyone from Jerry Seinfeld and the "Phantom of the Opera" to the "The Lion King." The elegant 2,609-seat First Interstate Center for the Arts is adaptable for concerts, ballet, Broadway, road shows, country and rock music spectaculars, musical stage productions, travelogues, conventions and lectures. We are at your service! Spokane is ready when you are. Keep in mind that we also have the entire staffs at the Spokane Public Facilities District and the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau ready to serve you. Call us. We'll take it from there and have everything ready to make your event successful. Come find out why we say: "Spokane. Creative by Nature"

Seating Capacity

Orchestra Level 1,722
Pit 78
Terrace Level 469
Balcony 340
Total Seats 2,609


Truck Loading Bays 3
Door size: 8' x 10'
Stage Width 149.5'
Stage Depth 59.0'
Stage Proscenium 67' x 27'
Stage Lines 78

The in house orchestra shell is a “Wenger Diva” shell that consists of 7' to 32’ high walls and 4 ceiling pieces that are hung from the counterweight arbor system. When needed, ceiling pieces can be stored all the way upstage on fixed chain motors and, the walls off stage in the USL storage area when not in use.

There is a 24’ x 28’ enclosed staging area with a 13.5’ ceiling height just inside the loading dock that can be separated from the stage area with a 2nd roll up door if needed. This area can be used as storage, workshop etc. once move in is complete. Located off stage left is approximately a 36’ x 55’ area for scene storage, work area, etc. Height limited by stage left pin rail platform at approx. 35’. Below the stage is a 66’ x 14’ instrument storage & musicians warm up area accessible only by the orchestra pit elevator or by a single door stairway. Some house equipment is stored in this area.

Orchestra Pit is crescent shaped, approximately 60’ wide by 15’ deep at center and 8’ deep on each end. It is equipped with a hydraulic operated lifting platform which lifts from a low point of 10 feet below stage level to a high point level with the stage. There are no stage traps or stage elevators. The orchestra pit has a capacity of 76 sellable seats that includes 2 for disabled seating.

Backstage Ammenities


1 – Forklift, 2000lb capacity, 48”forks with sideshift, propane powered.
1 – Genie Lift, 30’ battery powered, single man, 300lb capacity.


17” x 13” x 12” deep sink with hot & cold running water off stage left.

Dressing Room/Green Room

Located off stage right. High speed internet and phone lines are available in some areas upon request. Charges apply.


The Lounge, located in the First Interstate Center for the Arts, is suitable for meetings, conferences, musical events, and formal receptions. Entry to the Lounge is through the First Interstate Center for the Arts lobby.

Lounge Capacity
Theater Style 212
Classroom Style 150
Banquet 150
Reception 212
Square Feet 2,700


3 – 400 amp 3 phase 5-wire 120\208 down stage right for lighting.
1 – 400 amp 3 phase 5-wire 120\208 down stage left for sound. Lug tie in.
1 – 200 amp 3 phase 5-wire 120\208 up stage left. Camlock tie in.
2 – 60 amp 3 phase 5-wire 120\208 at loading dock for shore power.
1 – 200 amp 3 phase 5-wire 120\208 up stage right.
4 – L21-30, thirty amp, 3phase twist locks on the side.
1 – 100 amp 3 phase 5-wire 120\208 up stage right.

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