Welcome to Unexpected Productions, Seattle’s original Improvisational Theater.
We hope you have a fantastic time in Seattle, and are looking forward to meeting some of you, and spending time with some of you who are old friends!
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- Jill Farris, Artistic Director, email@example.com
- Jay Hitt, Managing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tony Beeman, Assistant Artistic Director, email@example.com, +1 (206) 355-9034
Join The WhatsApp Chat Group
If you’d like to communicate with other festival participants, we encourage you to join that WhatsApp group! https://tinyurl.com/sifichat
Getting Around Seattle
The Link Light Rail
Seattle’s Light Rail is a great way to get between the Airport and various places downtown, and uses the same ORCA card as our bus system. (See Below). If you are trying to get to the Market Theater, you will want Westlake Station. The Light Rail currently only goes North to South, so as long as you’re going the right direction, you won’t have to worry that you’re on the wrong train.
The Metro Bus System
The easiest way to get to most locations which aren’t immediately downtown in Seattle, including our Georgetown locations, is the Metro Bus System. Google Maps does a pretty good job of giving Transit Directions in Seattle, including both the buses and the link light rail.
Our Georgetown Studio classrooms have plenty of parking, but parking during the day in Downtown Seattle can be difficult or expensive. If you do need to park near the theater, the Pike Place Parking Garage is the easiest location: Parking longer than 10 hours is $30/day, but there are better rates after 5pm. The garage is closed between 2am and 5am, so you will not be able to leave during those hours.
ORCA Cards for the Bus or Light Rails
How To Get To Our Theater And Classrooms
Workshops And Classes Are Held In Three Locations. (All shows and demos are at The Market Theatre)
- The Market Theater in Pike Place Market
- 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
- The Market Theater is in the lowest (Southern) part of Pike Place Market’s Post Alley. Below the Public Market Center Click, you’ll find Rachel the Pig. If you take the nearest set of stairs downward, it will take you into the bottom of Post Alley. Keeping heading down hill, and you’ll find the Gum Wall. The Market Theater is located here.
- The Georgetown Studios
- Classroom 1
- 650 S. Orcas St, Suite R101, Seattle, WA 98108
- This is a business park, and the entrance is on the west side of the building. We will watch the door for the first few minutes, but if you arrive late and are locked out, the classroom is the windows to the left of the main door, and you can knock to get our attention.
- Classroom 2
- 5700 6th Ave. S., Suite P109, Seattle, WA 98108
- This is a business park, and the main entrance is on the west side of the building. We will watch the door for the first few minutes, but if you arrive late and are locked out, the classroom is the windows to the right of the main door, and you can knock to get our attention.
- Located in South Seattle’s Georgetown
- Food and Coffee can be found a few minutes walk away along Airport Way. Be careful crossing some of the roads, as many cars travel through the area during commute hours.
- If you’d like to take the bus to or from Georgetown, we recommend using Google Maps to ask for transit directions, as the best bus to take can vary depending on the time of day. Make sure and ask your classmates if anyone is going the same direction, as there will likely be locals going between the locations each day.
- Classroom 1
Festival Events and Tickets
Cool Stuff To Check Out
- Seattle Pride is all month long and beyond, but the largest parade is Sunday, June 25th, along 4th Avenue. There are plenty of other events in late June and early July as well…
- Make sure and take time to explore the 116-year-old Pike Place Market during the day… it’s also a great place to find lunch. You can visit the oldest still-existing Starbucks, check out the buskers, or walk down into the weird maze of shops. The Market has always been a great supporter of UP, and we’re big fans…
- You can take the historic World’s Fair Monorail to see The Space Needle or The Museum of Pop-Culture and Science-Fiction, or Chihuly Garden and Glass
- The Seattle Waterfront is easily reached from Pike Place Market, including Seattle’s Great Wheel, along with a number of seafood restaurants and attractions.
- The Seattle Art Museum is close to Pike Place Market, and it’s free Olympic Sculpture Park is a short walk north of the Market.
- The Seattle Asian Art Museum is a further journey, but worth the trip, and housed in a great 1933 Art Deco building Seattle’s Volunteer Park.