McCaw Hall Updates - Pacific Northwest Ballet

McCaw Hall Updates

McCaw Hall Updates2018-11-05T07:05:49+00:00

Exciting new changes are coming to McCaw Hall!

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, and McCaw Hall have been hard at work to improve your McCaw Hall experience.

Concessions: Quicker service. Shorter lines. More options.

  • Full-service restaurant Prelude (located on the Kreielsheimer Promenade, entry-level of McCaw Hall) has expanded.
  • Did you know you can make a reservation for Prelude? You can!
  • We’ve doubled the number of bartenders on the Grand Lobby level!
  • Take your wine to your seat. A reusable, lidded McCaw Hall cup is available for you to take into the auditorium.
  • Pre-order for intermission. Place your order prior to the performance starting and your refreshments will be waiting for you at intermission.
  • Keep your eyes out for featured concession areas at every performance like last season’s Champagne bar and, coming soon, local craft beers.

Your Experience Matters.

Need help finding your seat? Unable to enjoy the performance for any reason? Talk to a McCaw Hall usher. They will help you navigate any situation to make sure your experience exceeds your expectations, leaving you to concentrate on the ballet on stage.

Amusements Gift Shop

Open prior to curtain, during intermission, and following the performance, Amusements is your one-stop shop for ballet, opera, kids, and general interest ballet and opera products. New items added for every show, and we’ve got an online shop too!

New Art Outside!

PNB’s Resident Lighting Designer, Randall G. Chiarelli has designed a new installation for the large-scale metal mesh scrims framing the promenade between PNB’s home, Phelps Center and McCaw Hall. One piece of art in two rotating sections, the work begins quietly interacting with the remaining daylight. As daylight subsides, this installation becomes more pronounced to the viewer. Enjoy from inside McCaw Hall during the evening intermissions and as you exit the theater following the performance.

Parking and Travel Improvements

Exiting the Mercer Street garage can be challenging. We’ve spent the past year working with Seattle Center Parking and the Seattle Police Department on ways to improve garage exit times. The Seattle Department of Transportation is also installing a program to synchronize traffic lights on Mercer Street and improve wait times following high volume events. When the garage is at full capacity, it will likely take at 20-30 minutes for the last cars to exit the garage. Stay for the free Meet the Artist (Peter Boal and a dancer or two answer all your questions) or browse at Amusements to beat the rush.