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Meany Hall

Meany Hall is located on the west edge of the University of Washington campus near 15th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 40th Street and Northeast 41st Street. 

Driving Directions 

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). The Central Parking Garage address is 4100 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105

Directions from SR 520:
Take the Montlake Blvd E exit. Proceed North on Montlake Blvd E. Turn left at NE Pacific St and proceed West. Turn right at 15th Ave NE and proceed north. Turn right at NE 41st Street, into the Central Parking Garage (CPG). The Central Parking Garage address is 4100 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105

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

If coming from campus, from the brick-paved Central Plaza (Red Square), head west, down the staircase. The Gerlich Theater main entrance will be on your left. An elevator from Central Plaza is located on the west edge of the Plaza, across a short pedestrian bridge. 

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, signage will direct you to the Meany Studio Theatre. 

If coming from campus, from the brick-paved Central Plaza (Red Square), take the stairs at the NE corner of Meany Hall to the sunken courtyard. The only entrance to Meany Studio that does not require stairs is through the Central Parking Garage, Level C1. Wheelchair patrons who are driving should park in the accessible spots on that level.

If you are not driving, here is how to get to that entrance: Enter Kane Hall (the large, cement building across Red Square from Meany Hall), take the elevator to level C1 of the parking garage. Pass through this level of the parking garage, following the signs to the Meany Studio Theatre.

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


Parking is available in the Central Plaza Garage located underneath Meany Hall. The entrance to the garage is on the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 41st Street. Weeknights (beginning at 4 p.m.) are a flat rate of $13, valid for the entire performance time. CPG parking is free on Saturdays after 12 p.m., all day Sunday and weekdays after 9 p.m.

Payment is made via the PayByPhone app. We recommend downloading the app before arriving, as reception in the garage is poor. If you prefer, you may also pay on the PayByPhone website. You will need your license plate number and credit card information to pay for parking using PayByPhone. Central Garage Location: 123211. Park on levels C2, C3 or C4.

Disability parking spaces are available on all levels of the Central Plaza Garage, with level C3 designated for Meany Hall with the closest elevator access. The only access to the Studio Theatre without stairs is from level C1 of the garage (enter parking code 123211 for disability parking on C1). Please inquire with the gate attendant for directions.

There are also several surface lots and on-street parking within walking distance.

For parking rates and information, call 206-221-3701 or visit UW Visitor Parking. Please note that special event parking rates may apply on occasional dates. 

Meany Center subscribers may order Central Plaza Garage parking passes in advance by contacting the ArtsUW Ticket Office at 206-543-4880. 

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.

Taking Ride-Hail (Uber, Lyft, taxi or other similar services)

Our accessible drop off and pick up location is inside the Central Plaza Garage (4100 15th Ave NE), at the CPG 2 Elevator Lobby. If you are requesting an accessible pick up we recommend using the in-app option to contact the driver to direct them to your location.

Directions are as follows:

  • From 15th Avenue Northeast, enter the Central Plaza Garage and get in the right lane marked “Permit Holders”. *No permit is required for passenger pickup and dropoff.*
  • Proceed to the Level C2 elevator lobby by following signs that say “Park C2 C1” and “Elevators C2” (another way of saying this is “drive past the ticket booth, stay on level C2, and then turn left”).
  • The elevator lobby will be on your right, just before you go down the ramp. You will see a sign saying “Meany Hall.”

PLEASE NOTE: Transportation Services staff are also available to help you and your Uber Driver at the Central Plaza Garage gatehouse/ticket booth Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.–9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon. If you are requesting a ride between those hours, you can ask your Uber driver to enter the Central Plaza Garage and ask the gatehouse staff to direct them to Level C2 elevator lobby for an accessible pick up.

Questions About UW Parking and Transportation Options

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