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Meany Hall

Meany Hall is located on the west edge of the University of Washington campus, just minutes from the NE 45th Street I-5 exit. Directions from I-5. Take the NE 45th Street exit. Proceed East on NE 45th Street. Turn right at 15th Ave NE and proceed South. Turn left at NE 41st Street, into the Central Parking Garage (CPG). 

Directions to Meany Hall's Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater (formerly Meany Theater): Once inside the parking garage look for white and purple signs directing you to Meany Theater. Take the elevator to the main lobby of the theater.

Directions to the Meany Studio Theatre: The Meany Studio Theatre is located on the lower level of Meany Hall. If parking in the Central Parking Garage, the closest parking will be on level C1. Signage will direct you to the Meany Studio Theatre which is accessible from the Southwest corner of that level. If coming from campus, look for the food trucks on the brick central plaza (Red Square). Directly behind the food trucks are stairs down through the sculpture garden. The Meany Studio Theatre will be directly in front of you.

Directions to The ArtsUW Ticket Office: The Ticket Office is located at 1313 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105.


Limited paid parking is available in the Central Plaza Garage located underneath Meany Hall. There are also several surface lots and on-street parking within walking distance.

For parking rates and information, please see UW Visitor Parking. Please note that special event parking rates may apply on occasional dates. 

New! Pay by Phone Parking Option

You can now pay for parking with your phone at several UW parking lots, including the Central Plaza Garage. To learn more and download the app, visit Pay by Phone Parking.

Subscriber Parking Discounts

Subscribers to Meany Center save $2 on pre-paid parking passes for the Central Plaza Garage when purchased in advance. Discounted permits may be purchased when ordering your subscription online or by contacting the ArtsUW Ticket Office at 206-543-4880. 

Subscriber pass holders have expedited access via the West Gate entrance (near NE 40th Street and 15th Avenue NE).

Taking Transit

Over 60 bus routes serve the U-District, including many that drive on the campus itself or have stops within a few blocks of Meany Hall. King County Metro's handy Trip Planner is a great tool for finding an easy route to campus. 

There are two Link Light Rail stations within a 10-minute walk of Meany Hall:

  • The U District Light Rail station is located on Brooklyn Avenue NE between NE 45th and NE 43rd streets, with access to Meany Hall via the west side of the University of Washington campus and the University District. 
  • The University of Washington Light Rail station by Husky Stadium is southeast of Meany Hall on the corner of Montlake Boulevard NE near the intersection with NE Pacific Street.

Travel recommendations during a Husky football game

  • I5 North and Southbound are the recommended routes to campus, though even these will be very slow in progressing once football egress is heavy.
  • Vehicles should approach campus from the West when and if at all possible
  • Vehicles should absolutely avoid the Montlake Blvd. exit from 520.
  • Vehicles should avoid Montlake Blvd., NE Pacific Street, NE 45th Street anywhere east of campus

Questions About UW Parking and Transportation Options

Call 206-616-8710 or visit UW Transportation Services.