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Need help or have questions? Reach out to our Patron Services team at (206) 504-2857 or patronservices@townhallseattle.org

In-Person Attendance Notice: As we re-open our building to in-person events, it’s important that our community, presenters, and staff feel safe and understand the measures and guidelines in place at our venue in regards to COVID-19. Click here for a detailed summary of our current building guidelines. (updated 9/28/2021).

Location

Town Hall is centrally located at 1119 8th Ave (the corner of 8th and Seneca).

Our venue is served by frequent bus routes, is near access to light rail stations, and close to a number of parking options nearby.
Please note we do not have our own parking lot.

Construction notice: The block around our venue will be under construction as two buildings (with parking!) and a public park are constructed. During this time, access to an at-grade drop-off zone will be unavailable and parking near the venue will be difficult. When the neighboring apartment towers and plaza are complete, the West Entrance will be our new front doors. Cars will have access to an alley where patrons can be safely dropped off and picked up directly in front of this new maximally-accessible entrance.

Navigating The Building

In general, we recommend that visitors use the 8th Avenue Entrance for events in the Great Hall and Reading Room, and the West Entrance for events in the Forum. For patrons who have difficulties with steep grades, we recommend the 8th Ave entrance.

8th Avenue Entrance:
A 3-minute drop-off and loading zone exists across the street from our 8th Avenue Entrance. The doors are accessible via a ramp and lead, at-grade, into our lobby level. From there, patrons can access an at-grade elevator serving all three levels of the building, as well as an all-gender, ADA restroom.

West Entrance:
A loading zone exists on Seneca street, directly outside the West Entrance. The alley-path to the West Entrance door is at-grade, but please note that the 3-minute passenger load zone on Seneca is at a steep incline. The doors lead directly into the Forum level of the building, with at-grade access to the elevator serving all three levels of the building, as well as an all-gender, ADA restroom.

Main Entrance at 8th and Seneca: At-grade entry to lobby. Elevator access to Great Hall. West Entrance at Seneca and Hubbell: Direct Access to the Forum.

Public Transit

Town Hall is committed to environmental sustainability, and we encourage everyone to use public transit whenever possible.

Metro Route #2 (serving Downtown and Madrona Park) stops right next to our building.

The University Light Rail station is a four block walk or ride to 3rd Ave.

Metro Route #12 (serving Interlaken Park, First Hill, and Downtown) stop on Madison St. just three blocks south.

 

Parking

There is no on-site parking at our venue. However we are located near several parking garages.
Click a location on the map for details on pricing, hours, and more.

Bike Parking

14 bike parking spots are available near the corner of 8th and Seneca.

If you plan to utilize a bike-share service, please park your bike off of Town Hall’s property and in accordance with the City of Seattle bike parking regulations and within the bike-sharing service’s guidelines.

Accessibility

ADA Seating

All spaces within our building have seats reserved for those with ADA needs. The Forum and other event spaces have variable seating, but the Great Hall has fixed accessible seating, shown on the map.
ADA seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a specific accommodation request, please contact access@townhallseattle.org.

Restrooms

Town Hall has restrooms for all genders and bodies. Our building features 17 all-gender restrooms on our lobby level, as well as ADA-accessible restrooms on the lobby and Forum level.

Hearing Loop

Our Hearing Loop system has been installed in all three of our performance spaces. These enable audience members with T-coil hearing aids to experience our events at full volume by having sounds from the stage’s microphones transmitted directly to their hearing aids! Headset are available and free-to-use, please ask a staff member before the event.

ASL & CART

Town Hall-produced programs offer ASL and CART services by request. To request one of these services, contact us at access@townhallseattle.org.

Service Animals

Town Hall welcomes certified service animals on all levels of our building. No other animals are permitted

Transcripts

Captions are available for all video content in our YouTube media library, and transcripts of other Town Hall-produced events and podcasts are available by request (access@townhallseattle.org). We’re also developing a Transcript Editor program to transcribe more of our content beginning in 2019-20.

Access for Speakers & Staff

Town Hall is also ADA accessible for speakers and staff. All backstage and back-of-house areas are accessible for all bodies. For more information or specific inquiries, please contact access@townhallseattle.org.

Economic Accommodations

Town Hall believes that everyone deserves access to fresh ideas, and all Town Hall-produced programs are free for everyone age 22 and under. If cost poses a barrier to your attendance at one of our events, please contact us at communications@townhallseattle.org

Please note that Town Hall does not dictate ticket prices for organizations renting our stages. Our ticketing structure and free youth tickets do not extend to programs produced by rental partners.

ADA Seating Map - The Great Hall at Town Hall Seattle

Press, Recording, & Tabling

If you are a member of the press looking to cover or record an event, please use the Press Contact Form and read our Recording/Photography Policies.
If you are looking to represent your organization or cause at an event, click here for tabling information.

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