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Patron Services


Restrooms and water fountains are available on each level of the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby, in the outer corridors on the east and west sides of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, and off the Bill & Melinda Gates Lobby outside the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

ATM (Automated Teller Machine)

For patron convenience, an ATM is located in The Boeing Company Gallery, adjacent to the Ticket Office. Most major bank cards are accepted.

Cameras, Cell Phones, Recorders, Beepers & Watch Alarms

The use of cameras or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. Patrons are asked to turn off cellular phones, beepers and watch alarms prior to the performance.

Coat Check

For ticketed events in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, a complimentary coat check is available in The Boeing Company Gallery along Third Avenue, next to the Ticket Office. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items left at coat check.

Cough Drops

Cough drops are available from ushers, courtesy of Ricola and Bartell Drugs.

Emergency Messages

Patrons expecting urgent calls are requested to leave their name and exact seat location (aisle, section, row and seat number) at the Head Usher stations in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby and in the lobby of the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

Emergency Phone Number

Please leave the appropriate phone number below and the exact seat location (aisle, section, row and seat number) with your sitter or service so we may easily locate you in the event of an emergency: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium 206.215.4825; Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall 206.215.4776.

Late Seating

For the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience in the Hall, late-arriving patrons will not be seated while music is being performed. Latecomers will be seated at appropriate pauses in the performance. Latecomers are invited to listen to and watch performances in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium on a monitor located in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

Lost and Found

Patrons should inquire at the Head Usher station in the lobby immediately following the performance, or call Benaroya Hall Security at 206.215.4715. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Benaroya Hall is barrier-free and meets or exceeds all criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Requests for accommodations should be made when purchasing tickets. Feedback on improving patron services for people with disabilities is always welcome. Accessibility features include special seating areas, designated parking spaces adjacent to elevators, elevators with Braille signage, specially equipped and/or unisex restrooms, and accommodation of service animals. For patrons who are hard of hearing, an infrared hearing system is available. Headsets may be checked out at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis in The Boeing Company Gallery coat check or at the Head Usher Station in either lobby. For more information, click here.

Smoking Policy

Benaroya Hall is a smoke-free building. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any building entrance.


Children 5 years of age or older are welcome at all Seattle Symphony performances. Children of all ages are welcome at Discover Music, Tiny Tots and Soundbridge Presents concerts. In fall 2011, the Seattle Symphony announced a groundbreaking initiative that makes symphonic music more accessible to children between the ages of 8 and 18. Visit our Family Connections page to learn more.

Ticket Office

The Ticket Office for the Seattle Symphony and Benaroya Hall is located on the street level at the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street, at the north end of The Boeing Company Gallery. For more information about ticketing, click here.


Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 1pm–6pm

On performance days, the Ticket Office opens two hours prior to Seattle Symphony performances and remains open through intermission. The Ticket Office opens at 9am for Tiny Tots and Soundbridge Presents performances and 10am for Discover Music performances. The Ticket Office opens one hour prior to all other performances.

Phone: 206.215.4747
Phone: 1.866.833.4747 (toll-free outside local area)
Fax: 206.215.4748

Tickets to most performances may be purchased with most major credit cards, cash or local personal checks.

Free parking is available to ticket buyers in the Benaroya Hall parking garage for up to 15 minutes. Parking tickets must be validated at the Ticket Office.