Unexpected Productions' Market Theater are located downtown in Pike Place Market, in the heart of Seattle's Tourist District.
On foot, go to the main entrance of the Pike Place Market at 1st and Pike. There, you'll find Rachel, Pike Place Market's full size brass piggy bank, beneath the neon sign and clock, right by the famous Pike Place Fish Company. From the pig, go down the stairs and around the corner into Post Alley, where you'll find the Unexpected Productions at the Market Theater, along with the famous Gum Wall!
1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
Directions via Google Maps
Directions via Car:
Pike Place (the cobblestoned street running north and south through the Market) is indeed a thoroughfare open to vehicle traffic, as well as pedestrians, making it a tricky business to navigate via car. Because of this, our directions are written with a destination of 1531 Western Avenue—the Public Market Parking Garage located behind the west side of Pike Place Market.
Via I-5 North: Take the Madison Street exit, #164, and turn left. Follow Madison Street to Western Avenue. Turn right onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for five blocks. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street.
Via I-5 South: Take the Denny Way/Stewart Street exit, #166. Follow Stewart Street to First Avenue. Turn right onto First Avenue. Two blocks north, turn left onto Lenora Street. Turn left onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for three blocks (passing Victor Steinbrueck Park on your right). The entrance to the Public Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street.
Directions via Public Transportation:
Take Metro (Seattle's great public bus system) or Sound Transit Light Rail to the Market. Many Metro bus routes will drop you off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only 4 blocks away from the Market. For detailed schedule information and round-trip planning from your home, call Metro Rider Information at (206) 553-3000 or visit metro.kingcounty.gov. You can also get details about Sound Transit Link Light Rail at soundtransit.org.
Parking is FREE on the street after 8:00 pm and on Sundays. Except during street fairs, free evening parking is also available in the market itself.
The Public Market Garage at 1531 Western Avenue (just behind the Market) has some of the most affordable parking rates in all of downtown Seattle.
Regular Daily Parking Rates
Rates as of June 29, 2012. Rates subject to change without notice.
- 0 - 1 hour: $3.00
- 1 - 2 hours: $6.00
- 2 - 3 hours: $9.00
- 3 - 4 hours: $12.00
- 4 - 10 hours: $20.00
- 10 - 24 hours: $20.00
- Early Bird 7 Days Per Week (enter before 9:30 a.m.; leave by 9:30 p.m.): $8
- Evenings (enter after 5 p.m. and exit by 2:00 am): $5.00
Note: tax is included in all parking rates
Check out the real-time parking space availability at Pike Place Market. Or if you’re on your mobile phone, click here for our mobile-friendly website.
Free Parking after 5 pm at some Market Restaurants
Complimentary parking when you enter after 5:00 p.m. at the Public Market Parking Garage and dine at many Market restaurants. Please contact the restaurant where you plan to dine to see if they participate.
Valet Parking after 6 pm Thursday – Saturday
Convenient valet parking, located under the Public Market Center neon sign and clock, is available Thursday through Saturday from 6 pm to midnight. Please contact the restaurant where you plan to dine to see if they participate in the valet program.