Per Governor Inslee’s order to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” we have closed our Offices and Theaters until further notice. Please note our Box Office is working remotely. For questions or confirmation about your tickets please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our remote Box Office Hours are 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this current situation.

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Box Office: 253.591.5894 A non-profit organization ● Energizing community through live performance Pantages Theater ● Rialto Theater ● Theater on the Square ● Tacoma Armory

Directions & Parking

Map of Downtown Tacoma


  • From I-5, take the City Center exit to Highway 705.
  • Follow Highway 705 to the “A” Street exit.
  • From “A” Street, turn left onto S. 11th Street.
  • For Park Plaza North Garage, turn right on Commerce. Parking is to your right.
  • For the Pantages and Rialto Theaters and Theatre on the Square, continue west on S. 11th Street and turn right on Broadway.

Click here to get driving directions from your beginning location.

Studios 2 & 3 are located between the Pantages Theater and Theatre on the Square, and are accessed by taking the silver (outside) elevator to the corresponding floor (i.e. floor 2 for Studio 2). Studio 1 is also located between the Pantages Theater and Theatre on the Square, through the blue marked doors.

Armory Directions

  • From I-5, take the City Center exit to Highway 705.
  • Follow Highway 705 to the “A” Street exit.
  • From “A” Street, turn left onto S. 11th Street.
  • Continue west for 10 blocks on S. 11th Street.
  • Tacoma Armory will be on your right at the corner of S. 11th Street and S. Yakima Ave.
  • Paid public parking is to your right on S. 11th St before the Tacoma Armory.

When to Arrive

The lobby usually opens one-hour prior to curtain time. Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the curtain rises.

Late Arrivals

Late arrivals will be seated when there is an appropriate break in the performance.

Sound Transit and Tacoma Link Light Rail

The Tacoma Link Light Rail is a source of FREE transportation that connects the Theater District with the Tacoma Dome Station, where you may park for FREE. The Light Rail runs every 10-20 minutes until 10:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 5:50 p.m. Sunday. Most Tacoma Arts Live events are about 2 hours (but not always); please keep this in mind if planning to park at the Tacoma Dome Station. To check the most updated schedule for Sound Transit and Tacoma Link Light Rail's, click here.


We encourage you to take advantage of various parking garages in the Theater District:
  • Park Plaza North Garage - 923 Commerce Street (located between 9th & 11th on Commerce Street)
    Subway Lot – 916 Broadway Street (located across the street from the Pantages Theater and Theatre on the Square)
  • Both Park Plaza North and Subway Lot accept cash and credit/debit payments. Find the nearest kiosk and follow the on-screen prompts. For Park Plaza North, you'll need to provide your license plate number. For the Subway Lot, you'll need to provide your stall number. 
  • Street parking is usually available throughout the Theater District. 

Armory Parking

Street parking is available around Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour, and is free after 6 p.m. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by Diamond Parking. Please enter through the doors on the west side of the building on Yakima Avenue.

Click Here for a map and directions

Construction and Safety

The majority of construction around the Theater District is nearly complete, and with the upgrades has come increased lighting, improved landscaping and added street parking options along the north side of Broadway, St. Helens and Market Streets. The Theater District is generally a very safe neighborhood, but your comfort and ease is important to us. If at any time you would like an escort to your car after a performance, please alert the House Manager or Guest Services Associate at the event or simply contact the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area (BIA) Security directly for an escort at 253.383.1131.

Exploring Tacoma

To see what other treasures Tacoma/Pierce County has to offer: Call the Tacoma-Pierce County Convention and Visitor Bureau for further information regarding specific arts organizations, museums, walking tours, festivals, lodging, park facilities and more.

Call 800-272-2662 or visit www.traveltacoma.com.