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This page is continually updated. Last modified: 05/09/2024

Welcome to the theatre at UW. Here is important information to know before your event.

Are you attending a UW Drama show at the Meany Studio, Jones Playhouse, or Hughes Penthouse? We encourage you to arrive 30 to 45 minutes early in order to find parking and walk to the theatre. 

For more information on ticket policies and patron code of conduct, visit the ArtsUW website.

COVID PROTOCOLS

  • Please review the ArtsUW COVID-19 Safety Protocols for the performance. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19--stay home, even if you are fully vaccinated.

PARKING

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.

  • The Central Garage cost will be $13.00 via Pay-by-Phone using #123211 (Pay-by-Phone signage will reflect that number as well). Parking is free on Saturday afternoon or all day Sunday.
  • There are also several surface lots and on-street parking within walking distance. 

Before you leave for the performance, download the Pay-by-Phone app. If you are planning on parking in the Central garage, you will need this app to pay for parking. We recommend downloading the app before, as reception in the garage is poor. If you prefer, you may also pay on the Pay-by-Phone website. Learn more and download the app.

Questions about parking? Call 206-221-3701 or visit transportation.uw.edu/park/visitor. Our friends at Meany Center also have detailed information https://meanycenter.org/visit/directions [meanycenter.org]

Jones Playhouse Theatre:

The Jones Playhouse Theater is located at 4045 University Way NE, at the corner of NE 41st St and University Way NE. The closest UW Parking is in the Central Garage, located at NE 41st St and 15th Ave NE, or the W12 lot on Brooklyn Ave NE, south of NE 40th St: 

  • The Central Garage cost will be $13.00 on levels C2, C3, and C4 via Pay-by-Phone using #123211 (Pay-by-Phone signage will reflect that number as well). Parking is free on Saturday afternoon or all day Sunday.
  • There are also several surface lots and on-street parking within walking distance.

Before you leave for the performance, download the Pay-by-Phone app. If you are planning on parking in the Central garage, you will need this app to pay for parking. We recommend downloading the app before, as reception in the garage is poor. If you prefer, you may also pay on the Pay-By-Phone website. Learn more and download the app.

Questions about parking? Call 206-221-3701 or visit transportation.uw.edu/park/visitor. Our friends at Meany Center also have detailed information https://meanycenter.org/visit/directions [meanycenter.org]

Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre:

Enter the UW campus at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, near the Burke Museum. The N5 lot is open for visitor parking after 4 p.m. on weekdays; purchase a permit using the Pay-By-Phone app, location number 123214. If attending a weekend performance, parking is free on Saturday after 12 p.m. and all day on Sunday. Additional parking is available in the N1 lot near the Burke Museum, and payment via the Pay-By-Phone app or machine. For more parking information, visit: https://transportation.uw.edu/park/visitor

AT THE THEATRE

  • The lobby opens 1 hour prior to show time; auditorium opens approximately 30 minutes prior to show time.
  • Will Call options will be limited.
  • Food and beverage service will not be available. 
  • Seating is general admission.
  • Late seating is not guaranteed. 

Need Help with Your Tickets?

Contact the ArtsUW Ticket Office
Phone: 206-543-4880 or 800-859-5342
Phone hours are 12–4 p.m., M–F
The box office at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse and the Jones Playhouse opens one hour prior to the show.

Disability Services Office
A division of Human Resources Administration and Information Systems.

Email: dso@uw.edu
Voice: 206-543-6450
TTY: 206-543-6452
Fax: 206-685-7264
VP: 253-642-0142

Business Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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