Most Book-It performances take place in the Center Theatre*, which is located in the Seattle Center Armory (previously known as the Center House) at 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109. It is accessible by car or public transit. The Center Theatre is located at the east entrance of the Armory. Click here to look at photos to help you locate the Center Theatre on the Seattle Center campus.
*The Maltese Falcon is performed at Nordo’s Culinarium in Pioneer Square (109 S. Main St. Seattle, WA 98104)
The Seattle Center Monorail is a quick ride from downtown and fifteen Metro bus routes serve the Center from around the city. The Monorail departs every 10 minutes from Westlake Center Mall, at Fifth and Pine Street and brings you to the base of the Space Needle, just yards from the Center Theatre. You can also use Metro’s Trip Planner to plan your bus trip to Seattle Center from anywhere in the region. The Fifth Ave. & Broad Street stop provides the closest access to the Center Theatre, although there are several stops on all sides of Seattle Center.
Traffic and Construction
The Mercer Corridor Project has changed the flow of traffic in the vicinity of Seattle Center. Please check the Seattle Department of Transportation’s webpage for up-to-the-minute information about how road work might affect your trip to the theatre.
There are several parking lots in the vicinity of the Seattle Center. Click here for a map that shows the theatre entrance as well as parking lots.
The Center Theatre on Google Maps
In the event of extreme inclement weather, Book-It shows will go on as scheduled unless Interstate 5 is closed, or city buildings (such as Seattle Center) are officially closed. Any performance cancellations will be noted on our website’s home page and on our Facebook page. Additionally, patrons whose emails are on file with us will receive notice of cancellations via email, and we will make our best effort to reach all other patrons who may be affected by such closures or cancellations by telephone.
For best Book-It service, we ask that patrons make sure Book-It has a current email address on file. We will not trade your email address with any other organizations.
Book-It does not allow late seating. If you arrive late to a Book-It show, you may watch the performance on a screen in our lobby and then take your seat during intermission. Our theatre is such an intimate size, it is simply too disruptive to both your fellow patrons and the performers to allow late entry. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate our patrons’ cooperation in this matter. Please allow ample time for parking and walking to the theatre.
The Maxwell Hotel
300 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98109
The MarQueen Hotel
600 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
The Inn at Queen Anne
505 First Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
The Mediterranean Inn
425 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-4517
The Hampton Inn & Suites, Seattle
700 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
These hotels are among the closest to Seattle Center and the Center Theatre at the Armory. Many more downtown hotels are a 2-minute monorail ride away.
The Center Theatre is accessible to patrons with impaired mobility; however, we cannot currently provide online ticket reservations for accessible seating. Please call the Box Office at 206.216.0833 to reserve accessible seating.
There are three ADA-accessible entrances to the Armory (Center House); two are not in close proximity to our performance space, the Center Theatre. The best entrance to use is the east entrance (facing Artists at Play play area) that will bring you right to our doors! Click here for a PDF map of the Seattle Center, with the Armory in yellow. It is not possible to drive to the theatre; the closest drop-off point is the turn-around at The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP (previously EMP ) , located at 5th Ave and Harrison streets. Be aware,that there is still about a 200-yard walk from the turn-around to the entrance of the theatre.