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Benaroya Hall

200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Opened in 1998, Benaroya Hall is a crown jewel in the heart of downtown Seattle. The 2,500-seat auditorium blends glorious acoustics and architecture to create an unparalleled aesthetic experience. Dark woods, coffered ceiling panels, and excellent sightlines give the concert hall a feeling of intimacy, connecting each member of the audience to the stage. It is truly one of the world’s finest concert halls.

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Directions

Benaroya Hall is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, directly across Second Avenue from the Seattle Art Museum. Benaroya Hall is bounded on the north and south by Union and University streets, and on the east and west by Third and Second avenues. The public entrance to Benaroya Hall is along Third Avenue.

Southbound I-5

  • Take the Union Street exit (#165B).
  • Continue onto Union Street and proceed approximately five blocks to Second Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Second Avenue.
  • The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

Northbound I-5 via Westbound I-90

  • Take the 2C exit for I-5 North.
  • Follow signs for Madison Street/Convention Place and merge right onto Seventh Avenue. Turn left onto Madison Street.
  • Proceed three blocks and turn right onto Fourth Avenue.
  • Continue four blocks. Turn left onto Union Street.
  • Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Second Avenue.
  • The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

Northbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)

  • Take the Seneca Street exit and move into the left lane.
  • Turn left onto First Avenue and proceed one block.
  • Take the next right (at the Hammering Man sculpture) onto University Street.
  • Continue up the hill two blocks to Third Avenue. Turn left onto Third Avenue
  • Continue to the next block and turn left onto Union Street.
  • Make the next left onto Second Avenue.
  • The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

Southbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)

  • Take the Denny Way/Downtown exit.
  • Keep right and cross over Denny Way onto Wall Street.
  • Proceed approximately five blocks and turn left onto Second Avenue.
  • Continue south on Second Avenue approximately eight blocks.
  • The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
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Parking

We recommend using the Benaroya Hall parking garage. The entrance is on the east side of 2nd Avenue between Union and University streets. Use the elevators located in the southeast corner to access the lobby. 

 

Additional parking garages include:

  • The Cobb Building (enter on University Street between 3rd and 4th avenues)
  • The Russell Investments Center (enter on Union Street between 1st and 2nd avenues)

Where to Dine

Il Fornaio

Pacific Place
600 Pine St.
Offering a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food, using recipes and preparations that Italians have mastered over centuries.

 

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