At Benaroya Hall — Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
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[There] is no other writer documenting modern Ireland—the new Ireland of the European Union, a land more U2 than lovelorn tenor, more working man than Quiet Man—the way Roddy Doyle is.
— Mary Jordan
Famous for his clever dialogue, raucous sense of humor, and honest portrayals of working-class characters in inner-city Dublin, Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s most popular writers.
Doyle will read from his most recent novel, Oh, Play That Thing (2004), a sequel to his best-selling novel, A Star Called Henry (1999). His previous books include The Commitments(1988), The Snapper (1990), The Van (1991), and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the 1993 Booker Prize. The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview.
Benaroya Hall — Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
This event will be held in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. The Recital Hall is located on the upper level of Benaroya Hall, up the stairs to the left side of the Box Office. Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University Street, directly across Second Avenue from the Seattle Art Museum. The public entrance to Benaroya Hall is along Third Avenue.
From Southbound I-5 Take the Union Street exit (#165B). Continue onto Union Street and proceed approximately five blocks to Second Avenue. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
From Northbound I-5 Exit left onto Seneca Street (exit #165). Proceed two blocks and turn right onto Fourth Avenue. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Union Street. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
From Northbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue) Take the Seneca Street exit and move into the left lane. Turn left onto First Avenue and proceed one block. Take the next right (at the Hammering Man sculpture) onto University Street. Continue up the hill two blocks to Third Avenue. Turn left onto Third Avenue. Continue to the next block and turn left onto Union Street. Make the next left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
From Southbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue) Take the Denny Way/Downtown exit. Keep right and cross over Denny Way onto Wall Street. Proceed approximately five blocks and turn left onto Second Avenue. Continue south on Second Avenue approximately eight blocks. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
Benaroya Hall is served by numerous bus routes. Digital reader boards along Third Avenue display real-time bus arrival information. For details and trip planning tools, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 (voice) or 206.684.1739 (TDD), or visit Metro online. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, served by bus and light rail, has a stop just below the Hall (University Street Station).
The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery. Enter the garage on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. Maximum vehicle height is 6’8″. Blink charging stations are available for electric vehicles. The event rate is $16.
Parking is also available at:
The Cobb Building (enter on University Street between Third and Fourth Avenues).
The Russell Investments Center (enter on Union Street between First and Second Avenues).
There are many other garages within a one-block radius of Benaroya Hall, along with numerous on-street parking options.
All of our venues have accessible seating and listening devices available. Click here for more information about accessibility and ADA services at Benaroya Hall.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.621.2230 x10 for more details and to let us know you’re coming so we can better accommodate your needs.