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.

Run Time
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn runs approximately 2.5 hours including one 20-minute intermission.

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 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. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for 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.

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 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 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 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.

 

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 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 look below for more information about free and discounted subscriber parking.

  • Many garages offer evening or weekend rates.
  • Below are some of closer area garages.

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

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

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

D: City Centre – 1420 5th Avenue (Union & 6th) 206.624.8800 

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


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.

Free & Discounted Subscriber Parking

See map above.

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

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

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

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

Please note, as of August 1, 2017, the Rainier Square Parking garage is closed due to construction.

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

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

Free or Discounted Parking for Subscribers
5th Avenue Theatre Subscriber parking vouchers are accepted at all 4 garages noted above. 5th Avenue season ticket holders who order 6 or 7 show packages in the 2017/18 season are entitled to free parking for each show in the package purchased.* Vouchers for free parking are issued when season tickets are mailed. (One parking voucher is issued for every two season tickets.) Patrons who order smaller packages may purchase discounted parking at the time of order or by calling 206.625.1900. Vouchers are valid starting two hours prior to the performance during the hours of the garage's operation. Vouchers 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.

  • To exit the 6th Ave Garage (formerly known as the Hilton Hotel Garage), please swipe or scan the garage ticket you received when entering the garage and then scan the barcode on the back of your parking voucher.
     
  • When parking at City Centre Garage, scan the bar code 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. For the other 2 garages, an attendant will take your parking voucher upon exiting.

*Not valid for weekday performances before 7:00 PM.

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.

 

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.

  • We will open at 12 NOON on Mon Dec 18 after a staff training. Additionally, we will be closed on Dec 25 and Dec 26.

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 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. Ticket prices for ASL performances vary. Because seating is limited, we ask that only one guest accompany each patron who requires ASL seating. Additional guests and ASL students may purchase tickets in other seating sections of the Theatre. If space permits on the day of the performance, additional guests are welcome to move into the ASL section. To purchase tickets to individual ASL performances, or to purchase a season ticket package please stop by the box office, email GuestServices@5thavenue.org or call 206.625.1900 or 888.584.4849 (voice).

ASL Performance Schedule

2017/18 Season

Something Rotten                                    Sunday September 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Ragtime                                                   Sunday October 29, 2017 7:00 PM
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn                        Sunday December 10, 2017 7:00 PM
Mamma Mia!                                            Sunday February 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Kiss Me, Kate                                           Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:00 PM
Ride the Cyclone (at ACT)                       TBD
Hunchback of Notre Dame                       Sunday June 17 7:00 PM

Assistive Listening Devices

The 5th Avenue Theater 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 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.

Audio Described Performance Schedule

2017/18 Season

Something Rotten                                    Saturday September 30 2:00 PM
Ragtime                                                   Saturday November 4 2:00 PM
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn                        Saturday December 30 1:00 PM 
Mamma Mia!                                            Saturday February 24 2:00 PM
Kiss Me, Kate                                           Saturday April 28 2:00 PM
Ride the Cyclone (at ACT)                       TBD
Hunchback of Notre Dame                       Saturday June 23 2:00 PM

Open Captioning Performances

Open captioning designed for those with mild to complete hearing loss so you can enjoy theater as never before. Performances with this new 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.

Open Captioning Performance Schedule

2017/18 Season

Something Rotten                                    Friday September 29, 2016 8:00 PM
Ragtime                                                   Saturday, October 28 2:00 PM 
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn                        Thursday December 21 7:30 PM 
Mamma Mia!                                            Saturday, February 17 8:00 PM 
Kiss Me, Kate                                           Friday, April 20 8:00 PM 
Ride the Cyclone (at ACT)                       TBD
Hunchback of Notre Dame                       Thursday June 21 7:30 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 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 1308 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 e-mail GuestServices@5thavenue.org.

 

Wheelchair-Accessible Parking

All area garages offer wheelchair-accessible parking, the following two are the closest to The 5th Avenue Theatre.
PLEASE NOTE:  Garage hours and rates change occasionally without notice. Call the garage for the most current information.

RAINIER SQUARE GARAGE -- 206.624.9096 **please note, this garage will be closed due to construction beginning on Aug 1, 2017.

6TH AVE GARAGE (formerly Hilton) -- 206.624.0500

  • Enter on 6th Avenue between University and Union Streets.
  • Accommodates vehicles up to 7 feet.

Traveling from the 6TH AVENUE GARAGE elevator:

  • Exit on the "Lobby" upper level.
  • Proceed towards the bar area, turn left, and walk through the lounge past the fireplace. You will see the Hilton "Tower" elevators on your left.
  • Take this elevator to the "S" level. Go straight ahead to the ramp; proceed down to the sliding doors on the corner of 6th and University.
  • Travel around the block, heading west on University and then north on 5th Avenue to the Theatre entrance.

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 1308 5th Avenue, 4 doors north of the Theatre's main entrance) where an usher will meet and assist you. Or you may request assistance when you arrive, by calling 206.625.1294.