The 5th is doing what it can to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Our Guest Services staff will be working remotely for the time being, and as such we are not able to take incoming calls at this time. Please email guestservices@5thavenue.org and a member of our team will follow up with you. We thank you for your patience as our reply time is expected to be somewhat longer than normal.  Our business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 5pm. We are in unprecedented times, and we appreciate your support.

Subscriptions

Current 19/20 Subscribers: Renew your subscription now by logging into your account! If you are unable to renew online or run into issues please CLICK HERE to fill out a form and a Guest Servies Associate will call you to take your order:

New Subscribers: New Subscriptions will go on sale to the general public in Mid-May

 

 

 

Announcing our 2020/21 Season!

We have a spectacular and dynamic six-show line up for its 2020/21 Season, which includes the postponed production of Evita, the beloved fantasy adventure Shrek The Musical, the world premiere new chapter in the Griswold family adventures, Broadway Vacation, The Musical, the world premiere of Chilifinger! The Musical produced in partnership with ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, a captivating new production of Godspell, and a return engagement of the triumphant smash hit, Les Misérables. Additionally, The 5th will welcome back Come From Away for a special limited engagement, and the national tour of Jersey Boys, which was originally scheduled to perform April 2020.

“With so much uncertainty, disruption, and devastation in our human connections, the art of theater and communal storytelling becomes even more essential as we move into our shared future,” said Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry. “The act of sharing a story with a group of people in a common space has always been a revolutionary way to connect and tear down the social distances that exist between us. And that is why we are committed to singing at the top of our voices again at The 5th Avenue Theatre—and sing we will with the line-up we are curating. This is a season about the power of hope to ignite a fire in your soul and in the world.”

Due to the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and government mandates, there are no firm dates determined for The 5th’s 2020/21 season. Dates will be communicated as they are confirmed and are subject to change as we continue to navigate the challenges presented by current events. 

 

About the 2020/21 Season

Evita


The stunning and majestic, award-winning musical returns to our 5th Avenue Theatre season—a fantastic new production created by The 5th Avenue Theatre! This is the smash-hit musical based on the life of Eva Perón from the creators of Jesus Christ Superstar! Don’t miss this exquisite new 5th Avenue Theatre production.

Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee; Choreographed by Michelle Lynch
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice
 


Broadway Vacation, The Musical


They’ve been to Wally World, they’ve been to Vegas, and now the Griswolds are going to… Broadway! Yes, the characters you know and love from the hit Warner Bros. Vacation movies are back—and they’re taking their biggest vacation yet. So get in your family truckster and join Clark, Ellen, Audrey, and Rusty on their big New York City adventure—where of course, everything goes exactly according to plan.

A STRICTLY LIMITED-RUN PRODUCTION. DON’T MISS IT!


Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen; 
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore

 

Shrek The Musical


Shrek the halls! The 5th has an unforgettable adventure for you and your family this holiday season. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award®-winning adventure featuring wondrous songs and a sidesplitting book. A special holiday gift for you and everyone you know, created here at The 5th. 

Book by David Lindsay-Abaire; Music by Jeanine Tesori; Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Desdemona Chiang

 

Godspell


Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal rock musical that launched the career of musical theater icon Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) in a dazzling new production created by The 5th. An astounding new take on this ground-breaking musical, it’s packed with amazing songs and an overflowing river of joy and love.  Don’t miss this wondrous new production.  

Book by John-Michael Tabelak; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Directed by Bill Berry

 

Chilifinger! The Musical


Outrageous!  Hysterical!  Fantastic!  Grotesque! If you liked Urinetown, you are going to love this. When Rose Sunday took a bite of the chili at a popular fast food restaurant, she discovered something horrifying—a severed human finger. Inspired by the 2005 story that drew international headlines, Chilifinger! tells a semi-true story about the infamous finger-food crime. 

Book and Lyrics by Wayne Rawley; Music by Martin Lowe; Directed by John Langs
This show contains adult themes and very strong language.


Les Misérables

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES.  Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless statement to the survival of the human spirit.  Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. 

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Based on the novel, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

 

 

SEASON EXTRA: Come From Away


Don’t miss the breathtaking return of the sell-out sensation that began its journey right here at The 5th!
This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. 

Come From Away is not included as part of your season ticket package but subscribers are first in line to get tickets to this return engagement!
Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein; Directed by Christopher Ashley

 

Accessibility Services

   

 

The 5th Avenue Theatre offers a variety of accessibility services to our patrons. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 206.625.1900 or 888.584.4849. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for enhancing these services.

ASL and Open Captioned Performances

The 5th Avenue provides American Sign Language-interpreted performances for hard-of-hearing and Deaf patrons. Reserved seating located close to the ASL interpreters is available for our guests needing those services*. Ticket prices for ASL performances vary. To purchase tickets to individual ASL performances online, visit www.5thavenue.org/asl.

To purchase ASL tickets on a mobile device, select the ASL interpreted date you want to attend. Enter promo code ASL by tapping on the box under the show title. Once your code is applied, tap "Get Tickets" to select your seats in the front of the orchestra level on the left side of the house.

*These seats are reserved for our Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests who require the services of an interpreter and for their companions. For students learning American Sign Language, we offer a student discount for our ASL performances. Please contact Guest Services at 206.625.1900 or visit our box office to discuss seat availability in a nearby section at the student rate.

Open captioning designed for those with mild to complete hearing loss so you can enjoy theater as never before. Performances with this service feature a text display located to one side of the stage. The dialogue and lyrics of the show scroll across the display in synchronicity with the actual performance. Now you can catch quick punch lines, fast-patter lyrics, and hushed dialogue. For more information, please visit the Box Office, email GuestServices@5thavenue.org or call 206.625.1900 or 888.584.4849 (voice).

ASL and Open Captioned Performance Schedule

ASL interpretation and open captions will take place during the same performance. All ASL/Open Caption dates will happen on the third Sunday matinee of the respective production. Dates below.

If you are interested in subscribing to our ASL/Open Caption performances, please email GuestServices@5thavenue.org for more information.

   
   

Assistive Listening Devices

The 5th Avenue Theatre has Sennheiser Listening System headsets for patrons who are hard-of-hearing. We also offer inductive neck loops. Both devices are complimentary, but subject to availability. You may reserve a headset when you purchase your tickets. To reserve your headset e-mail GuestServices@5thavenue.org.

Audio-Described Performances

Using the Sennheiser Listening System, The 5th Avenue Theatre offers select audio-described performances for visually impaired and blind patrons. The Sennheiser Listening System works throughout the auditorium so you may purchase tickets in any section of the theater. For more information,  email GuestServices@5thavenue.org 

Audio Described Performance Schedule


Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating space is located on the orchestra level (main floor) of the auditorium.  The seating is located House Right at the end of rows F, K and P and House Left at the end of rows G, J and Q. If no wheelchair seats are available on the website please contact Guest Services by calling 206.625.1900 or 888.584.4849 (voice) or emailing GuestServices@5thavenue.org.

Elevator Access Inside the Theatre
If you’re seated on the balcony level and stairs present a challenge, we can provide you with elevator assistance.  However, please note that all balcony seating involves negotiating some stairs. You may proceed directly to the lobby of Skinner Building (located at 1326 5th Avenue, 4 doors north of the Theatre's main entrance) where an usher will meet and assist you. You may also request assistance when you arrive at the Theater doors.

Braille and Large Print Programs

Braille and large print programs are both available, free of charge, at Coat Check, located in the lobby near Aisle 3. Programs are checked out with a valid ID and should please be returned at the end of the performance. Braille programs are subject to availability.

Scripts & Book Lights

If you would like a script and book light to use during a performance, please request one at Coat Check, located in the lobby near Aisle 3. Scripts may checked out with photo ID, and are subject to availability on a show-by-show basis. To reserve a script and book light, please e-mail GuestServices@5thavenue.org.

Wheelchair-Accessible Parking

The parking garages at City Centre and LAZ 6th Ave (formerly known as The Hilton Garage) both have accessible parking and elevators and are located within one block of the Theatre.

LAZ 6th Ave Garage is connected to the Theatre via an underground concourse; however, if you are in a wheelchair, it will be faster to exit on the street level, not the concourse level, and go around the block to the Theatre’s marquee entrance. If you would prefer using the concourse level, you will need to be escorted by one of the 5th Avenue Theatre ushers to the Skinner Building’s elevators. If you do not see one of our ushers in the concourse, please call coat check at 206.625.1294. The building’s elevators will take you to the Skinner Lobby, and you will then still have to go outside and travel one-half of a block uphill to the Theatre’s marquee entrance. Please be advised: the LAZ 6th Ave Garage is also the busiest of our partner garages on show days, so please expect longer wait times before and after the show.