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Meany Center for the Performing Arts and its facilities are dedicated to the development and presentation of the performing arts and to serving as an auditorium for the University of Washington. We have adopted this Patron Code of Conduct to ensure the comfort and protection of all who use Meany Center, and to support our commitment to maintaining a comprehensive event environment wherein patrons, performers, staff and volunteers are treated with respect and dignity.

Behavior that is disruptive, potentially harmful to others or distracts from the event will not be tolerated.

This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Disruptive behavior of any kind that interferes with the event or performance
  • Use of cellphones, laptops or other electronic devices during the performance
  • Ignoring requests from venue staff and security regarding facility operations and emergency response procedures
  • Verbal or physical harassment, including abusive language and gestures, threats, cursing or sexual language directed at others
  • Any form of discrimination or harassment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or veteran status
  • The carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons onto UW campus, unless specifically authorized by the University president or delegee
  • Behavior that is in violation of government and University laws and regulations, including health and safety guidelines.

By purchasing a ticket or entering our environment, you agree to the tenets and policies of Meany Center’s Patron Code of Conduct. If you are found to be in violation of this Code of Conduct, you may be removed from the premises or prohibited from returning in the future by a designated staff member.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted to be brought in to any of our venues:

  • Aerosol cans.
  • Alcohol that is not purchased through Meany Hall concessions.
  • Animals/pets (except service animals).
  • Balloons.
  • Cans & bottles, except for those clearly containing only water. Staff may ask to verify. We ask that glass containers are not brought into the theater.
  • Firearms or other weapons and instruments (does not apply to pepper spray) are not permitted on UW campus without prior written approval by the UW Police Department. 
  • Illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia.
  • Laser pens and pointers.
  • Noisemaking devices: whistles, air horns, etc.
  • Pamphlets, fliers, handbills (unless previously approved).
  • Photography equipment, unless explicitly approved from the stage or previously approved by House Management. Note: tripods, monopods and similar devices are not permitted in the seating area.
  • Signs, banners, flags, etc.
  • Skateboards, rollerblades or other similar items are not allowed in the seating area. 
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by the House Manager and/or Theater Management-at-large.