Located on the University of Washington campus, Meany Hall for the Performing Arts is the school’s primary venue for its performance programs in music, dance, theatre and experimental media. It is also the home of the UW World Series, a group of event series presenting world-class performing artists in all disciplines; the Series include World Dance (focusing on established international dance companies), President’s Piano (a solo classical piano series), International Chamber Music (featuring world renowned chamber groups), and World Music and Theatre (a variety of international folk ensembles).
The facility contains several individual venues of varying size: the Meany Theatre, Jones Playhouse Theatre, Meany Studio Theatre, and the Penthouse Theatre. Visual art by regional artists is installed throughout Meany Hall, some of it created specifically for the building. Among the works is ‘Six Starbursts’ by renowned Pacific Northwest glass artist (and UW alumnus) Dale Chihuly.
UW World Series Information
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible by numerous Metro bus routes)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 35 performances in the four UW series, including World Dance, World Music & Theatre, President’s Piano and International Chamber Music. Meany Hall also features approximately 20 events per month outside of these series, including UW student performances and a wide variety of other events
- Ticket Prices: UW Series $30-55; other events $8-15
- Subscriptions/Membership: Subscriptions available for each of the UW event series, as well as the UW School of Drama Season.