Theatre - FAQ
Where is Seattle Children's Theatre?
The theatre is located at the west entrance to Seattle Center in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood. SCT is north of the Pacific Science Center and west of the Space Needle, on the corner of 2nd Avenue N and Thomas St.
What about public transportation to SCT or parking once we arrive by car?
Visit the Seattle Center web site for detailed Metro (bus) information, parking details and driving directions.
How are the age recommendations for each play determined?
Age recommendations for each play are based on the text of the play and whether it contains abstract themes, a good deal of dialogue, or runs over an hour and a half in length. Our age recommendations are general; parents make the final decision as to when their child is old enough to enjoy SCT performances.
May I bring my infant to a play?
Most of our shows are recommended for children ages four and older, but infants are welcome. For your convenience, the Charlotte Martin and Eve Alvord theatres have quiet rooms, should your child become restless or noisy. Please note that the quiet rooms are not completely soundproof.
Is there an intermission during the plays?
Some of our shows have intermissions, some do not. Please check individual show pages for the length of the show and whether or not it includes an intermission. In the cases that do, school show intermissions are 10 minutes long, and public performance intermissions are 15 minutes.
Are there two different theatres at SCT?
Yes! Often there are two plays being performed at the same time for different ages of audience in the Charlotte Martin and Eve Alvord theatres.
Call the Ticket Office if you are unsure of which theatre is running the play you wish to see: (206) 441-3322. The Eve Alvord Theatre seats 300; The Charlotte Martin Theatre seats 482.
When should we arrive?
For public shows, the lobby doors open one hour prior to show time; the theatre opens 30 minutes prior to show time for subscribers and fifteen minutes prior to show time for single ticket buyers. For school shows, the lobby doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Please plan to arrive early on nights that may be busy at Seattle Center.
Are there any restaurants near SCT?
Yes. There are a number of restaurants located in the Armory at Seattle Center, and in the neighboring areas of Queen Anne. In addition, the theatre has a concession stand with cookies, juice and other refreshments available for purchase before the show and during intermission.
When is your gift shop open?
Our Stage Door Store is open before, during, and after public performances at the Charlotte Martin and Eve Alvord theatres. The store carries books and educational toys related to SCT productions. There are also puppets, hats, and dramatic play toys. For questions and special requests call the Gift Shop Manager at (206) 443-0807 ext. 1135.
Is the theatre wheelchair accessible?
Both theatres at SCT meet all the codes of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and are fully accessible to patrons in wheelchairs. Select performances are American Sign Language interpreted and assistive listening devices may be checked out through the House Manager before performances in the Charlotte Martin Theatre.