Traffic & Transportation
The Mercer Corridor construction project has now moved west towards Seattle Center and is causing severe traffic delays and detours. This could impact both your arrival and departure from McCaw Hall. In addition, the construction schedule changes frequently and we may not be able to warn you in advance of street or highway closures. Please check the websites below in advance of your performance.
Events at Seattle Center may cause significant traffic and/or parking delays October 19 and 20.
I-5 construction on the Spokane Street overcrossing will cause lane closures and traffic delays through the fall for those coming from West Seattle. For more information on this construction, click here.
Parking Alert for Sunday, October 20
The Mercer Parking Garage will not be available for parking except to those who are season parking pass holders. See parking maps for alternative parking around McCaw Hall.
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)
Ordering a Car at the Info Desk
While it is strongly recommended that you arrange your transportation to and from McCaw Hall in advance of your performance, you can also visit our Info Desk (located at the bottom of the grand staircase near the front door) at McCaw Hall to have our attendant order a car for you from Seattle Black Car Service and your car will be waiting for you after the performance. Please note that you must place your reservation before curtain.