We work extensively with Seattle Center to make Bumbershoot enjoyable and accessible for all patrons. Our website, festival guide, Info Booths, and mobile app include maps with all access points to the facilities during the Festival, so please be sure to look at our map while making your Bumbershoot plans.

In advance of Bumbershoot, questions and concerns can be addressed to info@bumbershoot.com. At the Festival, you may also visit an Info Booth in the Armory or at Key Roadway (east side of KeyArena).


Please note that during the Festival, some of the existing accessible parking spaces at Seattle Center may be relocated. The same number of accessible parking spaces, however, will be provided.

Accessible parking spaces can be found at:

Level 1 of Mercer Street garage

5th Avenue garage

1st Avenue garage

2nd Ave between Mercer Street and Roy Street

Dozens of private lots surrounding Seattle Center


Most of Bumbershoot’s indoor venues feature accessible seating areas. If a venue’s main entrance is not accessible, patrons with disabilities and one attendant will be escorted to an alternative, accessible entrance. Below is a list of barrier-free access points and accessible seating areas for all of Bumbershoot’s indoor and outdoor stages and venues.

Memorial Stadium

Getting in: Please go to the south roll up doors across from the Armory. A sign will indicate Accessible entry.

Finding seats: Accessible viewing areas are available on the concourse level, and on the floor level. An attendant must escort you to the floor level and when returning back to concourse level.

Mural Amphitheatre

Getting in: This is an outdoor stage.

Finding seats: There is a fenced section for accessible viewing in the front at the south side of the stage. Enter via the pathway on the south, which starts near the Pacific Science Center and Chihuly Garden and Glass.


Getting in: Enter through east doors (accessible through north end of east entry area).

Finding seats: Accessible seating is available on all levels of KeyArena (including floor through Southwest Elevators, accessible adjacent to Section 118).

Bagley Wright Theatre

Getting in: Please use main entrance and see usher for elevator access.

Finding seats: Accessible seating is located in the last row on the main floor.

Cornish Playhouse

Getting in: Please use the main entrance.

Finding seats: Accessible seating is located in the front row.

Cornish Annex

Getting in: Use Founders Court to access the entrance.

Finding Seats: Accessible seating area will be provided.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Getting in: Enter through the west doors on the north side of the building. Stairs can be avoided by going east of the entrance (toward the Armory) to where the stairs diminish to ground level.

Finding seats: Accessible seating is located in the front row.

Eve Alvord Theatre

Getting in: Enter through north side of theater. A line manager for Charlotte Martin Theatre can assist with access to this door.

Finding seats: Accessible seating is available in the theater.

Center Theatre – Theatre Puget Sound

Getting in: There are three (3) access options for this venue: (1) enter through any main level Armory entrance and take the elevator to the lower level where the theatre is located; (2) enter through the Children’s Museum entrance on the west side of the Armory; or (3) enter through the Next 50 Plaza on the east side of the Armory.

Finding seats: Accessible seating is located in a section of the front row.

Seattle Center Pavilion

Getting in: Please use the main entrance.

Finding seats: This is a seated venue, and a section of accessible seating will be provided. An access volunteer will assist in ushering patrons to these seats as needed.

The Vera Project

Getting in: Please use the general public entrance, which is the second set of doors from the east end of the building.

Finding seats: Accessible seating can be made available on the aisles; please see the door attendant.

SIFF Film Center

Getting in: Please use the main entrance.

Finding seats: Accessible seating is located in the front and back rows.


Getting in: Enter through any main level Armory entrance.

Finding seats: This is not a seated venue

Pacific Science Center

Getting in: Please use the main entrance.

Finding seats: The Laser Dome is wheelchair-accessible.

EMP Museum

Getting in: Please use the main entrance.

Finding seats: Sky Church is wheelchair accessible.


Broad Street Green and Fisher Stage feature general seating for all patrons. If you need help, please ask a staff member at the venue or one of our Access Volunteers to help you find a workable viewing area.


We offer a limited number of wheelchairs at the Armory Info Booth. To borrow a wheelchair, complete a form and present valid photo identification; ID will be held until the wheelchair is returned. If wheelchairs are in high demand, your use may be limited to two hours.


Bumbershoot offers free ID bracelets to help reunite individuals with permanent disabilities who become separated from their family or guardians. At any Info Booth, complete a short registration form with your contact info and get a numbered bracelet. In the event an individual is separated from you and brought to the attention of Bumbershoot Staff, we will contact you immediately.


See http://bumbershoot.com/accessibility for complete list of performances with an American Sign Language interpreter, available in when the full performance schedule is released in late August. Instructions will also be provided for how to access areas that allow viewing for these interpreters.


If you need assistance at any time during the Festival, please go to an entrance gate or the nearest Info Booth. We also have a team of access volunteers dedicated to assisting patrons with disabilities or impaired mobility.

Info Booths are located:

East side of KeyArena

Inside the Armory to the left of the stage on the food court level.