Note: The 5th Avenue Theatre servers are scheduled for routine maintenance starting at 6:30pm Tuesday, July 17 until approximately 9:00am on Wednesday, July 18. Our phones, Box Office, website, and email will be inaccessible during this time.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about  the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail guestservices@5thavenue.org.

Arrival Time
Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating
Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather
All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children
The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children 4 years of age and older.  Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 5th Avenue Theatre productions are generally suitable for ages 8 and above. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Content Advisories
Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines on the production pages of this website or click here to view the season all on one page.

Emergency Contact
Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

  • Theatre Coat Check Phone:  206-625-1294
  • Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check & Assistive Devices
Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats and large print and Braille playbills are available at no charge.  Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks
Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Drinks may be pre-ordered for intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. See a full menu of the lobby concessions that are available here.

Ticket Exchanges
You may exchange your tickets from one date of a show to another date of the same show, if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. There are no refunds. Season tickets may be exchanged without an additional fee; single-show tickets are assessed a fee for exchange privileges. Log into your online account to exchange your tickets no later than 24 hours before your scheduled performance.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit  5th Avenue Theatre and receive a donation receipt for your income taxes. Please call 206-625-1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets
If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets
We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Our only trusted partners are Goldstar and TodayTix. Purchasing directly from The 5th Avenue Theatre will always be your best bet for the best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders
The use of cameras and audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy
No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher
If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the house manager will be glad to assist you.

More questions? Take a look at our Ticketing & Guest Services information or our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Directions

The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle on 5th Avenue between Union Street and University Street.

NOTE: Throughout the month of June, Seattle and Washington State DOT will be conducing major work on the roads in the immediate vicinity of the theater and on major thoroughfares that get our guests to downtown Seattle. Click here to learn if your performance is affected.

Via Mass Transit

The 5th Avenue Theatre is located in the bustling core of Downtown Seattle, near the business and retail districts of the city. Almost any bus that arrives downtown will put you within a few blocks of the theatre. We recommend using King County Metro's Trip Planner to plan your route. Patrons coming to the theatre from further afield are encouraged to check out Sound Transit's Trip Planner.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is within walking distance of Sound Transit's Link Light Rail University Street Station.

Via Car

North on I-5 (from Tacoma)

  • Take the Seneca Street Exit
  • Right on 6th Avenue
  • Left on Union Street
  • Left on 5th Avenue

South on I-5 (from Everett or the Eastside):

  • Take the Union Street Exit
  • Left on 5th Avenue

West on I-90 (from the Eastside)

  • Merge onto I-5 North
  • Take the Madison Street Exit (exit left)
  • Left on Madison
  • Right on 6th Avenue
  • Left on Union Street
  • Left on 5th Avenue

Aurora/Highway 99 North

  • Take the Seneca Street Exit
  • Left on 1st Avenue
  • Right on University Street
  • Continue to 5th Avenue

Aurora/Highway 99 South

  • Take the Denny Street Exit
  • Keeping to the right, cross Denny
  • Left on 5th Avenue

From the Seattle Ferry Terminal

  • Head east (uphill) on Marion Street
  • Left on 4th Avenue
  • Right on University Street
  • Continue to 5th Avenue
 

Local Eateries

There are a number of restaurants located near the theater where guests of The 5th Avenue Theatre can dine before or after attending their performance.

Subscribers receive special deals at our partner restaurants! Deals for subscribers are included below. Be sure to show your subscriber card at the restaurant you visit in order to receive your deal.

To find out more about being a subscriber, and the fantastic benefits including restaurant discounts, click here.

PALOMINO
Regional American cuisine, inspired by the simple rustic dishes of Europe
City Centre Building, 3rd Floor, 1420 5th Avenue
206-623-1300
www.palomino.com

Located just a block from the Theatre, Palomino serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Lunch:  11 AM–4 PM
Dinner:  4 PM–9:30 PM, Sunday-Thursday; 4 PM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday
Lounge:  Open until 11 PM, Sunday-Thursday; open until 12 midnight, Friday-Saturday.
Happy Hour:  3 PM to close every night in the lounge 

Validated, FREE parking is available if you park after 5 PM in the City Centre Parking Garage.

SUBSCRIBER DEAL:  Receive a 10% discount on the food portion of your bill. (Please note: 10% discount not available on Happy Hour food.) Be sure to show your server your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card in order to receive your discount!
 

IL FORNAIO
Authentic Italian Restaurant and Bakery
600 Pine Street, in Pacific Place Shopping Center
206-264-0994
www.ilfornaio.com

SUBSCRIBER DEAL:  Show your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card and receive 10% off the food portion of your bill.

PURPLE CAFE & WINE BAR
An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list.
1225 4th Avenue, just one block west of the Theatre
206-829-2280
www.purplecafe.com

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Named "The People's Wine Bar"  by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.  Reservations recommended.

SUBSCRIBER DEAL:  Show your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card and receive 10% off the entire bill (tax and gratuity are additional). Park in the Financial Center Parking Garage after 5 PM and receive $5 parking with validation.
 

RN74
RN74 features global interpretations of American and French cuisine with an extensive wine list highlighting the Burgundy region of France, and boutique wine producers from Washington and Oregon.
1422 4th Avenue and Pike Street
206-456-7474
https://www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/seattle/rn74-seattle/

Show your ticket or ticket stub for a three course prix fixe pre-theater menu for only $65 per person. Selections include guest favorites such as our Michael Mina's Ahi Tuna Tartare and Warm Hand-cut Beignets.

SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Show your 5th Avenue subscriber card and receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entrée.

HARD ROCK CAFE
116 Pike Street, at 1st and Pike
206-204-2233
www.hardrock.com/cafes/seattle

SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Show your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card and make it a night out with your choice of a chef's dessert or a kids meal with the purchase of two entrees. Call 206-204-2233 to make a reservation.
 

 

OUTLIER
A cocktail-forward gathering place near Pike Place Market, Outlier takes design inspiration from the many faces of Seattle through the year. Outlier's colorful atmosphere brings to mind Seattle's past, while street art, a wall-sized beer can mural and recycled bottle cap creations give the space a touch of grunge veneer. Menu of global Pacific Northwest cuisine and shareable entrees.
1101 Fourth Avenue
206-625-7755
http://outlierseattle.com

Located two blocks from the Theatre, Outlier is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour 7 days a week. Let them surprise and delight you before watching a magical show at The 5th.
Breakfast: M-F, 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lunch: M-F, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner: Daily, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brunch: Sa & Sun, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Happy Hour: M-F, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bar: Daily from open - 11:00 PM

SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Receive a 10% discount on the food portion of your bill. (Please note: 10% discount not available on Happy Hour food.) Be sure to show your server your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card in order to receive your discount!

 

WILD GINGER
Authentic Southeast Asian cuisine with 2,500 years of history in every dish. Wild Ginger invites guests to enjoy life's most flavorful experiences.
1401 3rd Avenue
206-623-4450
www.wildginger.net

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Receive 10% off your bill when you present your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card at Wild Ginger.

 

THE CAPITAL GRILLE
You are cordially invited to be wined, dined, and dazzled at The Capital Grille. Enjoy nationally renowned steaks—dry aged and hand-cut on premises by the restaurant's own butchers—the freshest of seafood, creative sides, and irresistible desserts prepared on-site every day.
1301 4th Ave in The Cobb Building
206-382-0900
www.thecapitalgrille.com

Join them for their 3-Course Pre-Theater Menu, priced at $55 per guest. Valet parking is available during dinner hours.

 

Where to Park

If you are a subscriber, please scroll down to the Free & Discounted Subscriber Parking section for more information. 

The 5th Avenue Theatre does not own or operate our own parking garage; however, there are numerous parking options in downtown Seattle.  We recommend visiting the following independently-run website to help you better research your options: www.parkopedia.com

Enter The 5th Avenue Theatre’s street address (1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101), the date you will be parking, and your anticipated time of arrival and departure.  The resulting map will not only show you pricing for each nearby garage, but whether or not the garage has accessible parking, maximum height clearance, electric vehicle charging, overnight parking and more. 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT EVENING RATES:
Some garages offer special evening and weekend rates. When taking advantage of a garage’s “evening rate,” please note carefully the start time for that rate (usually 5pm). If you enter the garage and take a parking ticket BEFORE that posted time, you will likely be charged the more expensive, hourly rate for your entire stay upon exit. The 5th Avenue Theatre is unable to refund or assist in disputing any parking garage charges. Similarly, if you are planning on continuing your night out after the show, please also carefully note the closing time for the garage and plan accordingly. 


Free & Discounted Subscriber Parking

One of the benefits of subscribing to all of the shows in a season is free parking at our partner garages. Subscribers with smaller packages may also purchase discounted parking vouchers at the time of their subscription purchase for the number of shows in their package. The 5th Avenue Theatre does not sell individual parking vouchers on a show-by-show basis.      

The following garages all accept 5th Avenue Theatre parking vouchers:

A: Washington Athletic Club Parking (WAC Parking) – 1409 6th Avenue (6th & Union) 206.464.3059

The WAC parking garage is NOT on the same block as the WAC. Continue one block beyond WAC as you drive down 6th Avenue and look for the WAC Parking sign on the left.

B: LAZ 6th Avenue Garage – 1301 6th Avenue (6th & University) 206.452.2810

Formerly known as The Hilton Parking Garage, LAZ 6th Avenue Garage has accessible parking stalls and is the closest garage to The 5th Avenue Theatre. 

C: Union Square (One & Two) – 600 University Street (7th & Union) 206.447.5664

Union Square garage is the closest subscriber garage for our annual co-production with ACT Theatre. 

D: City Centre – 1420 5th Avenue (Union & 6th) 206.223.4070

City Centre (also known as U.S. Bank Centre) has accessible parking stalls, multiple elevators, electric charging stations, and is the home of one of The 5th’s restaurant partners, Palomino (located on the 3rd Floor). It is a one-block partially-covered walk to the Theatre. 

Please note that since August 1, 2017, the Rainier Square Parking garage has been closed due to construction on the new Rainier Tower.

Garage hours vary. Please confirm hours of operation with garage.

Click the name of the parking garage to see a location map.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FREE & DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIBER PARKING:
Vouchers for free parking are issued when season tickets are mailed. One parking voucher is issued for every two season tickets. Guests who order smaller packages may purchase discounted parking at the time of their subscription order online, by mail, or by calling 206.625.1900. Vouchers are valid starting two hours prior to the performance during the hours of the garage's operation and cover a maximum of five hours, beginning when you enter the garage. Please keep your vouchers in a safe place. We are unable to offer a replacement if vouchers are lost, stolen or forgotten. Exchanges, refunds or transfers are not permitted. Vouchers are not valid before 5:00 PM on weekdays.

HOW TO USE YOUR VOUCHER:

6th Ave Garage (formerly known as the Hilton Hotel Garage)
Take a parking ticket as you enter the garage. To exit, please swipe or scan the garage ticket you received when entering and then scan the barcode on the back of your parking voucher. Be sure to discard the used parking voucher as each barcode is only valid for one use.

City Centre Garage
Scan the barcode on the back of your parking voucher at the entrance scanner machine that says “5th Avenue Subscribers scan parking here.” Do not take one of the garage tickets. When you exit the garage at the end of the night, scan the same bar code to exit. Be sure to discard the used parking voucher as each barcode is only valid for one use.

WAC Parking Garage
Take a parking ticket as you enter the garage. Proceed to the pay station attendant before returning to your vehicle and provide the attendant with your 5th Avenue Theatre parking voucher. The attendant will return your "paid" WAC parking ticket, which you will use upon exiting the garage.

Union Square Garage
Take a parking ticket as you enter the garage. An attendant will take your parking voucher upon exiting.

WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE PARKING:
The parking garages at City Centre and LAZ 6th Ave 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, a 5th Avenue Theatre usher can escort you to the Skinner Building’s elevators. If you do not see one of our ushers at the bottom of the stairs leading up to The 5th Avenue Theatre, 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.

 

Ticketing & Guest Services Information

Box Office Phone Number
206-625-1900

Box Office & Ticketing Guest Services Hours
Monday–Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, Sunday  12 Noon – 5 PM

  • On performance days the Box Office also opens 90 minutes prior to curtain time for Will Call and sales for that day's event.

  • The Box Office is closed for major holidays and also occasionally closes temporarily for staff meetings. 

  • Our offices will be closing at 1 PM on Fridays thru August 31. We will re-open at noon on Saturdays.

Theater Location
The theater is located at 1308 5th Avenue, near the corner of University Street and 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.
The Box Office is located directly under the theater marquee .

Ordering Tickets Online
Visit www.5thavenue.org
24 hours/day, 7 days/week

  • You must have an online account to purchase tickets online

  • Click HERE to sign into your account or to create a new account

  • Follow the onscreen prompts for creating a new account.

Buying Tickets at The 5th
The 5th Avenue Theatre operates its own safe, secure, in-house ticketing service. When purchasing tickets online, you have access to the same “best available” seats as you do when you call in.  Performances that are close to being sold out may be removed from the website. Last-minute tickets for full performances are available only by phone or at the Box Office.  Please plan your ticket purchases carefully. All sales are final. There are no refunds. Season tickets may be exchanged without an additional fee; single-show tickets are assessed a fee for exchange privileges. Log in to your online account to exchange your tickets no later than 24 hours before your scheduled performance.

Help with Your Order
Have questions about your order? Please call 206-625-1900 or click here to submit an online support request. Our team of Guest Services specialists will be happy to help you.

Need to Exchange Your Tickets? Click the "Exchange Tickets" box on the right side of the screen to find out how.

Lost Tickets- Need a Reprint?
If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or email guestservices@5thavenue.org. We can reprint your tickets and have them available for pick-up at the Box Office Will Call window on the day of the show. If your show is today, no need to call - just go directly to the Box Office Window for assistance.

Ticket Promotions
If you are responding to a 5th Avenue ticket promotion, you will receive a promotion code to use. If you are ordering by phone, give the promotion code to the guest services representative when you call to place your order. If you are ordering online, enter the code in the promotion code box provided when you log into your account.

Facility & Service Fees

  • Facility fees help us maintain our historic theater. A facility fee of $6.00 is charged to every ticket purchased.

  • A service fee of $9.75 is charged to tickets sold online and by phone. Service fees help to cover the considerable cost of providing online and telephone services. The cost of mailing tickets to patrons is also included in the service fee.

  • The service fee is waived for tickets purchase in person at the Box Office.

Scalpers & Third-Party Tickets
The 5th Avenue Theatre DOES NOT allocate tickets to outside ticket brokers or resellers. Our only outside partners are TodayTix and Goldstar. We cannot verify the authenticity of tickets purchased from agencies or brokers. Tickets purchased through scalpers, brokers or other third parties may be counterfeit and inadmissible. Also, please be aware that ticket brokers may add substantial fees on top of the price they paid for the tickets that they are reselling. We have no control over the fees they charge their customers. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets directly from The 5th Avenue Box Office. When you purchase from us, you will get the most current seat information, the best availability, the best prices, and all of your money will go to support the great musical theater you see on the 5th Avenue stage.

The 5th Avenue Theatre reserves the right to refuse service.

More questions? Take a look at our General Plan Your Visit information or our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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

2018/19 Season

In our 2018/19 season, ASL interpretation and open captions will take place during the same performance. All ASL/Open Captioned dates will happen on the third Sunday matinee of the respective production. Dates below.

If you are interested in subscribing to our ASL/Open Captioned performances, please call 206-625-1900 or email guestservices@5thavenue.org for more information.

Come From Away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1.30 PM
Annie Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1.30 PM
Rock of Ages Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1.30 PM
Little Dancer Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1.30 PM
The Lightning Thief Sunday, April 28 at 1.30 PM
West Side Story Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 1.30 PM

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, visit the Box Office, call 206-625-1900 or 888-584-4849 (voice), or 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, please visit the Box Office, email guestservices@5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900 or 888-584-4849 (voice).

Audio Described Performance Schedule

2018/19 Season
In our 2018/19 season, all audio-described performances will happen on the third Saturday matinee of the production. Dates below.

If you are interested in subscribing to our audio-described performances, please call 206-625-1900 or email Guest Services at GuestServices@5thavenue.org for more information.

Come From Away Saturday, October 27 at 2.00 PM
Annie Saturday, December 15 at 2.00 PM
Rock of Ages Saturday, February 23 at 2.00 PM
Little Dancer Saturday, April 13 at 2.00 PM
The Lightning Thief Saturday, April 27 at 2.00 PM
West Side Story Saturday, June 22 at 2.00 PM

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 call the Guest Services at 206-625-1900 or 888-584-4849 (voice) or 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.