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.
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, please call Guest Services at 206.625.1900 or e-mail email@example.com.
COVID 19 Update:
Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Health have mandated a closure of all public gatherings due to the continued spread of coronavirus. We have spent the last few days working hard to explore every option in front of us in the face of this global health crisis and national emergency. We are so grateful to all of you who have been so patient and kind as we navigate these uncharted waters.
If you had tickets to any remaining production in our 2019/20 season, please check your email for communication from us.
We Need Your Help! This unprecedented mandatory closure represents a massive financial loss with a multi-million dollar impact. As the largest arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, your non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre needs your help to sustain us through these very uncertain times. Make a donation today!
Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Lobby doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.
Guests arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Most productions at The 5th include a brief "seating hold" at the beginning of each Act (generally no more than 15 minutes). If we are unable to seat you in your ticketed location, an usher will help you find your seat at intermission.
All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.
The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children 4 years of age and older. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. Complimentary booster seat cushions are available first-come, first-served at Aisles 1 and Aisles 7/8.
Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all guests. Content advisories are posted on each show page on this website or click here to view the season all on one page. Content Advisories are based solely on the text of the script, so there may be additional sensitive content based on the direction of the show which we are not aware of until the show opens. Trigger warnings (smoke/haze, strobe lights, gunshots, etc) will be posted in the lobby when you attend a performance.
What to Wear
There is no formal dress code; however, we encourage thinking of "Coming to The 5th" as a special occasion. Attire generally varies from business casual to cocktail dresses and suits.
In consideration of your fellow audience members, we offer the following friendly reminders:
Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:
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. Accessibility items may be checked out from Coat Check with photo I.D. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.
Learn more about The 5th Avenue Theatre's committment to inclusivity and our available accessiblity services here.
Food & Drinks
Our restaurant partners at Palomino have an extensive selection of snacks, cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages 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 theater. Beverages must be in a bottle with a cap or a lidded theater cup. See a full menu of the lobby concessions that are available here.
The 5th Avenue Theatre Boutique by White Branches
Our new boutique operator, White Branches, has you covered for all of your show-specific and 5th Avenue Theatre merchandise needs, as well as gorgeous masks, jewelry, and other exquisite boutique items. The boutique is located on the ground floor of our lobby between Aisles 2 and 3.
*Touring productions generally travel with their own merchadise offerings and operations and The 5th Avenue Theatre Boutique by White Branches will usually be closed.
Cameras & Recorders
Taking photos or video during the performance is strictly prohibited.
Smoking (including vaping) is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.
Concern for our guests' safety has always been one of our top priorities. As such, we have implemented increased security at The 5th in both visible and non-visible ways, including a hired security firm at all performances. Large bags, backpacks and oversized purses may be subject to inspection.
No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.
The following is a partial list of prohibited items that are not permitted inside the theater. The 5th Avenue Theatre management reserves the right to prohibit other items as deemed necessary.
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.
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.
King County Metro
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.
Link Light Rail
The 5th Avenue Theatre is within walking distance of Sound Transit's Link Light Rail University Street Station.
Looking for parking suggestions? Click here.
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 some 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.
ANDARE KITCHEN & BAR
Located on the lobby level of Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Book a reservation by phone at 206.859.6777 or on OpenTable
Located just blocks away from The 5th!
Andare Kitchen & Bar combines Italian flavors with fresh Seattle ingredients. Whether in the mood for wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta or salads, and signature desserts, Andare Kitchen is a modern, casual setting to be enjoyed on the go or at your leisure for lunch and dinner. Don't forget to visit Andare Bar for a curated selection of handcrafted cocktails, local beer, and wines that pair perfectly with the Kitchen's bar bites, especially during happy hour.
SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Show your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card and Andare Kitchen & Bar is pleased to offer 15% off your pre- or post-theater meal (tax, gratuity, and alcohol not included).
PURPLE CAFE & WINE BAR
An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list.
1225 4 th Avenue, just one block west of the Theatre
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 service charge are additional). Park in the Financial Center Parking Garage after 5 PM and receive $7 parking with validation.
HARD ROCK CAFE
116 Pike Street, at 1st and Pike
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.
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
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.
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
Ruth’s Chris Steak House specializes in serving aged USDA Prime steaks, broiled in a trademark 1800-degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees to ensure the steak stays “sizzling” hot. To experience fine dining at its best … Just follow the sizzle to Ruth's Chris Steak House located in Seattle, Washington!
727 Pine St.
Parking Located in the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the hotel offers valet parking at a discounted rate of $10 for up to three hours with validation. The Self-Park Parking Garage is also available for a $9 flat rate after 3PM on weekdays and all-day on weekends.
Dress Code | BUSINESS CASUAL.- Kindly remove your hat before entering the main dining room. Thank you for not wearing: Sweat pants, tank tops or clothing with offensive graphics or language.
SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Show your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card and receive 10% off the food portion of your bill (tax and service charge are additional).Happy hour is excluded.
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
Join them for their 3-Course Pre-Theater Menu, priced at $60 per guest. Valet parking is available during dinner hours.
SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Show your 5th Avenue subscriber card and receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entrée
621 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
Cortina features a not-so-secret tunnel directly from the theater to the restaurant—no more walking in the rain!
Join us at Cortina, an Ethan Stowell Restaurant, for Italian fare and craft cocktails in our large bar area (longest bar in Seattle), cozy dining room, or for a special gathering in our expansive private dining room!
SUBSCRIBER DEAL: Receive 10% off your bill, before tax and gratuity, when you present your 5th Avenue Theatre subscriber card at Cortina. Also receive validated parking on weeknights after 5pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Union Square garage is the closest subscriber garage for our annual co-production with ACT Theatre.
City Centre (also known as U.S. Bank Centre) has accessible parking stalls, multiple elevators, and electric charging stations. It is a one-block partially-covered walk to the Theatre.
Please note that since August 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 4:00 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.
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.
Effective Apr 3
Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM - 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 theater is located at 1308 5th Avenue, on 5th Avenue in between Union and University streets, in downtown Seattle.
The Box Office is located directly under the theater marquee .
Click here to view the Season Show Calendar for specific dates and times. Your performance date and time will also be listed on your ticket.
Dates, times and show offerings subject to change.
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 Your Tickets and Need a Reprint?
If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206.625.1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
For many shows we offer several kinds of Day-of-Show tickets for purchase at the Box Office. All Day-of-Show and See-It-Again tickets are subject to availability, section limitations and ticket limits. Please visit each individual show page for that production's discount offers. The 5th Avenue Theatre will periodically allocate discounted tickets to Goldstar and TodayTix and is a TeenTix partner venue.
Facility & Service Fees
Facility fees help us maintain our historic theater. A facility fee of $9.00 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 trusted outside partners are TodayTix and Goldstar. We cannot verify the authenticity of tickets purchased from any other 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 website, Guest Services phone number or from the 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 Theatre stage.
The 5th Avenue Theatre reserves the right to refuse service.
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 1.888.584.4849. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for enhancing these services.
Accessible subscriptions are available to guests who need wheelchair seating, ASL interpretation, open captioning, and/or audio description. For any additional information that you might need, please feel free to contact our Guest Services team at 206.625.1900 or GuestServices@5thavenue.org.
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.
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 the left 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. To purchase ticket to individual Caption performances online, visit here www.5thavenue.org/caption.
To purchase Caption tickets on a mobile device, select the Caption interpreted date. Enter promo code CAPTION 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.
In our 2020/21 season, ASL interpretation and open captions will take place during the same performance. All ASL/Open Captioned dates will generally 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 complete this form and mail to the address included. You can also email email@example.com for more information.
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 emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re seated in 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 main theater marquee entrance,and we will be happy to escort you to Skinner Lobby. Access to the mezzanine is only available beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.
The 5th Avenue Theatre has Sennheiser Listening System headsets for patrons who are hard-of-hearing. We also offer inductive neck loops that work with select hearing aids in the "telecoil" setting. Both devices are complimentary, but subject to availability with a photo I.D. You may reserve a headset when you purchase your tickets. To reserve your headset, visit the Box Office, call 206.625.1900 or 1.888.584.4849 (voice), or e-mail email@example.com.
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 I.D. and should please be returned at the end of the performance. Braille programs are subject to availability.
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 Guest Services at 206.625.1900 or 1.888.584.4849 (voice) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 may 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. Ushers are stationed in the concourse at the "food court" beginning 45 minutes before the performance. 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.