View Larger Map Benaroya Hall, home of Seattle Symphony, is Seattle's first facility designed exclusively for symphonic music performances. Located on an entire city block in downtown Seattle, the Hall serves as a focal point of the city's urban core. Benaroya Hall has two spaces for musical performances: the 2,500-seat S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium and the 540-seat Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. The Norcliffe Founders Room, Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center and a 430-space parking garage, accessible from Second Avenue, are also housed within Benaroya Hall. Benaroya Hall received a 2001 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Award for outstanding architecture.