Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that all information is subject to change without notice. Please check directly with Benaroya Hall if you have specific queries.
How big is Benaroya Hall?
The main auditorium holds 2,479 people, with an additional 536 seats in the Recital Hall.
What is the address of Benaroya Hall?
200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101.
What types of events are held at the Benaroya Hall?
Benaroya Hall hosts classical music concerts, jazz, rock and pop, as well as audiences with celebrities and informative presentations like National Geographic lectures.
Is there any age restriction for shows at Benaroya Hall?
Benaroya Hall doesn’t allow entry to children under five (5), unless it’s for Tiny Tots and Family Concerts.
What food and drink options are there at Benaroya Hall?
Bars in the Grand Lobby serve alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and snacks.
There’s also formal dining in the Founders Room and informal eats in the Gallery, which has a cafe and coffee shop. Several other food and beverage outlets are dotted around the venue in nearby streets.
What is the parking situation around Benaroya Hall?
The venue has its own underground parking garage, and there are many on and off-street parking options around Benaroya Hall. Please see our Parking page for suggestions.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Benaroya Hall is fully accessible, with barrier-free aisles and elevators.
Can I bring a bag or backpack into Benaroya Hall?
You may bring bags into the auditorium, as long as they’ll fit on your lap or under your seat. You can’t bring in large bags or backpacks, but you’ll find a complimentary coat check in The Boeing Company Gallery.
Are there any prohibited items?
Yes. Benaroya Hall typically prohibits any items that are illegal, offensive or dangerous. This includes any type of recording equipment, weapons and drugs.
Please consult our Rules page for full details.
What time should I get to the Benaroya Hall?
Opening times before a performance are variable, from 2 hours to 30 minutes, depending on the event. Check your ticket for specific times and make sure you allow enough time to park and get situated. Once the performance has started, you won’t be allowed inside the auditorium until there’s a suitable break.
How can I get tickets for a Benaroya Hall show?
We recommend obtaining your tickets online, using our Ticket Squeeze authorized ticket system. See our Ticket Information page for full details.
How long has the Benaroya Hall been in Seattle?