Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater (formerly Meany Theater), located in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, is located on the southwest corner of the UW’s Central Plaza (“Red Square”). Meany Hall’s main entrance leads directly into Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater. 


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Capacity 1,206 seats


International Chamber Music Series 
Capacity: 1,206 seats

President's Piano Series 
Capacity: 1,253 seats

World Dance Series 
Capacity: 1,206 seats 

World Music & Theatre Series
Capacity: 1,253 seats 

Special Events
Capacity: 1,253 seats

Venue Directions
Exit at N.E. 45th Street heading east and proceed to 15th Avenue N.E. Turn right at 15th Avenue N.E. and proceed to N.E. 41st Street. Turn left into the UW Central Plaza Parking Garage. Once inside the parking garage, look for white and purple signs directing you to Meany Theater. Take the elevator to the main lobby of the theater.
Highway 520
Exit north onto Montlake Boulevard N.E. Turn left onto N.E. Pacific Street. Turn right and head north on 15th Avenue N.E. The UW Central Plaza Parking Garage is located at N.E. 41st street and 15th Avenue N.E. Please note that a special event parking fee of $10 may be charged for evening events. Above-ground parking is also available. Enter campus at the north entrance (N.E. 45th Street and 17th Avenue N.E.). Stop at the gatehouse and ask the attendant for additional information.
Parking Information
Underground parking: The entrance to the UW Central Plaza Parking Garage is located at NE 41st Street and 15th Avenue NE, on the west side of campus (Gate 1). A $10 non-refundable flat ate is charged for evening events (5 pm or after). We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance. Above-ground parking: Enter the UW campus at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, near the Burke Museum (Gate 2). Stop at the gatehouse to pay (the evening rate is $5) and to obtain directions and a parking permit.
Meany Hall
University of Washington Campus
Seattle, WA