Parking and Directions
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is located at:
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE CENTER
The Washington Center is located in downtown Olympia at 512 Washington St SE, in the block between 5th and Legion.
From areas north or south of Olympia:
Take I-5 to exit 105, “Capitol/City Center.”
Proceed through the first traffic light, through a short tunnel.
Turn right at the next light onto “Capitol Way.”
Proceed eight blocks on Capitol Way to the third light.
Turn right on Legion Way.
Proceed one block, and turn left on Washington Street.
The Washington Center is the large beige building on the right. While currently surrounded by scaffolding, the theater and box office are accessible at either end of the scaffolding, and directly in front of the box office.
City Parking Info
While it is usually fairly easy to find parking within a couple of blocks of the theater, sometimes other events downtown will make parking more challenging. Here are some quick parking tips that will save you time and money.
Street parking and city managed parking lots are FREE after 5:00 p.m. and on Weekends.
City Parking Lots
The City manages three parking lots and offers leased parking in the following lots:
State and Capitol, monthly parking available.
4th and Columbia, recently converted into two sections; 3-hour metered spots, and a long term section for all day parking.
State and Washington, 3-hour and monthly parking available.
Olympia and Franklin, monthly parking available.
4th and Columbia (SE corner), monthly parking avialable.
Gravel lot off Columbia (between 4th and State Ave). State and Franklin, Free 2-hour and employee parking.
Directions to the OFT Playspace (and office)
We are located at 112 State Ave NE, between Washington and Capitol Way. Follow directions above, turning right on Capitol Way. Turn right on 4th Ave., left on Washington, and left on State Ave. Our space is on the right, with a bright orange sign over the windows.
Street parking is metered from 9 – 5, Monday through Friday. The Diamond lot directly West of the building is a pay lot.
Directions to the SPSCC Center for the Arts:
From I-5 North or South
Take exit 104, onto Highway 101. Take the first exit (Crosby Boulevard) to the right. From the exit ramp, make a left turn onto Crosby Blvd.. You will cross over Highway 101, pass through one stoplight and come to the intersection of Crosby Blvd. and Mottman Road. Make a right turn onto Mottman Road and look for the next left turn, the entrance to the college. Parking is free and can be found going either left or right at the entrance.
From Highway 101 from Shelton, Aberdeen
Take the AutoMall, Crosby Blvd.exit off Highway 101. From the exit ramp, make a left turn onto Crosby Blvd. Take a right turn at the stoplight onto Mottman Road and look for the next left turn, the entrance to the college. Parking is free and can be found going either left or right at the entrance.