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. Current Ticketholders: CLICK HERE for information on the status of your production. 


We have just learned from our touring partners that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed, North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Claud-Michel Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables has postponed all current tour engagements—including the return engagement here at the The 5th Avenue Theatre which was scheduled in our 2020/21 season.


The production looks forward to resuming its tour next year and we are actively working with them to set new engagement dates in our 2021/2022 season.


The health and safety of the audiences, theater employees, cast, crew and musicians are the top priorities for the production company. Due to the unprecedented global COVID-19 health crisis, the producers of Les Misérables have had to re-evaluate the production’s touring schedule and the variety of different environments they would encounter during their months on the road. Once there is more certainty and uniformity in the health and safety logistics and their effectiveness, as well as how the specific production needs of the national tour will be met, future tour dates will be announced.


As always, thank you for your devotion to The 5th Avenue Theatre. Your loyalty and willingness to join us on this strange and evolving journey truly makes everything we do, our future, and the future of downtown Seattle possible.


With huge appreciation,



The 5th Avenue Theatre





About the 2020/21 Season

“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. 



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.


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



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.


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

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 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 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

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 

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

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

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.