Directions & Parking

Tacoma Armory Directions

  • From I-5, take the City Center exit to Highway 705.
  • Follow Highway 705 to the “A” Street exit.
  • From “A” Street, turn left onto S. 11th Street.
  • Continue west for 10 blocks on S. 11th Street.
  • Tacoma Armory will be on your right at the corner of S. 11th Street and S. Yakima Ave.
  • Paid public parking is to your right on S. 11th St before the Tacoma Armory.

Tacoma Armory Parking

Street parking is available around Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour, and is free after 6 p.m. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by LAZ Parking. Please enter through the doors on the west side of the building on Yakima Avenue.

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City Theater Directions (Pantages, Rialto, Theater on the Square)

  • From I-5, take the City Center exit to Highway 705.
  • Follow Highway 705 to the “A” Street exit.
  • From “A” Street, turn left onto S. 11th Street.
  • For Park Plaza North Garage, turn right on Commerce. Parking is to your right.

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City Theater Parking Parking

We encourage you to take advantage of various parking garages in the Theater District:
  • Park Plaza North Garage – 923 Commerce Street (located between 9th & 11th on Commerce Street) Subway Lot – 916 Broadway Street (located across the street from the Pantages Theater and Theatre on the Square)
  • Both Park Plaza North and Subway Lot accept cash and credit/debit payments. Find the nearest kiosk and follow the on-screen prompts. For Park Plaza North, you’ll need to provide your license plate number. For the Subway Lot, you’ll need to provide your stall number.
  • Street parking is usually available throughout the Theater District.

Exploring Tacoma

To see what other treasures Tacoma/Pierce County has to offer: Call the Tacoma-Pierce County Convention and Visitor Bureau for further information regarding specific arts organizations, museums, walking tours, festivals, lodging, park facilities and more. Call 800-272-2662 or visit

Sound Transit and Tacoma Link Light Rail

The Tacoma Link Light Rail is a source of FREE transportation that connects the Tacoma Dome Station where you can park for FREE, with the Theater District and the Tacoma Armory. The Light Rail runs every 10-20 minutes until 10:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 5:50 p.m. Sunday. Most Tacoma Arts Live events are about 2 hours (but not always); please keep this in mind if planning to park at the Tacoma Dome Station. To check the most updated schedule for Sound Transit and Tacoma Link Light Rail’s, click here

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