Traffic & Transportation
The Mercer Corridor construction project continues to cause traffic delays and detours around McCaw Hall. Please plan accordingly and leave extra time to travel. In addition, the construction schedule changes frequently and we may not be able to warn you in advance of the latest street or sidewalk closures. Please check the websites below in advance of your performance.
As of March 3, 2014, we have received the following update from the City of Seattle regarding Mercer Corridor work:
- Lane closures around McCaw Hall will cause detours and traffic delays in the area. Please watch for detour signs.
- Sidewalk closures in front of McCaw Hall will cause delays in crossing Mercer Street. The crosswalk at 3rd Avenue North will be closed starting Wednesday, March 5. Please watch for open and accessible crosswalks or use the SkyBridge in the Mercer Street Garage to cross. For your safety do not jaywalk.
For the most up to date information please visit the project website to check for further closures or traffic delays before your performance.
- Events at KeyArena may cause parking and or traffic delays on March 7.
These alerts are as of March 3, 2014. Please note that construction schedules change frequently and without notice. We may not be able to update our website before your performance. Please plan accordingly.
Plan on arriving at least 45 minutes before the performance. There will be no late seating once the performance begins.
Traffic Tip & Parking Information
Use Hwy 99 (Aurora), and alternative routes whenever possible to avoid congestion on I-5.
To avoid congestion on the north side of Seattle Center near McCaw Hall, we strongly encourage you to park at the Gates Foundation Garage (also known as 5th Avenue Garage). Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Harrison St., it is just a short 3 blocks from McCaw Hall.
There are several parking garages nearby, the most immediate being Mercer Street Garage and Gates Foundation 5th Avenue Garage. For more information on nearby lots, visit our Parking page.
Directions & Map
For directions to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall visit our
Additional Resources for Travel Planning:
Mercer Street construction and I-5/Mercer St. exit information
Seattle Center parking, traffic, and transportation information
City of Seattle Traffic Cameras
Bus routes which run through Downtown, Seattle Center and/or the Queen Anne/Uptown neighborhood may also serve your area. For bus routes, schedules, and trip planning, visit King County Metro Online or call 206.553.3000 or 1.800.542.7876.
Coming from Downtown Seattle? A ride on the monorail can bring you within walking distance of McCaw Hall. Visit the Seattle Center Monorail Site for more information.
Taxis and Car Services
There are numerous car options in the region, including:
Yellow Taxi (206.622.6500)
Seattle Black Car Service (206.280.9296)
Über (app downloads to your mobile phone for convenient ordering and payment)