Parking can sometimes be a challenge in the Entertainment District, particularly on days or evenings when other theaters also have events. A limited number of reserved parking spaces are available for $12 per concert and can be purchased through the the Box Office at 624-1200. Pre-paid parking must be purchased by the end of the day two days before the concert. The parking is located in the Republic Parking lot on the corner of Monroe Street and First Avenue.
Here is a map of parking in downtown Spokane, as well as some tips to help make the job of finding a place to park a little bit easier:
1. Arrive early. You'll have the best shot at finding a great parking spot if you arrive ahead of time.
a) If you're attending a Classics Series concert, one hour before each concert the conductor and selected guests present background material on the music and composers to be featured in the concert's repertoire. The pre-concert talks begin at 7 pm on Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. There is general admission seating for the pre-concert talks.
b) For these and other concerts, consider arriving early and relaxing in the First Avenue Bistro in the theater's South Gallery and enjoying a light snack and/or the beverage of your choice before the concert starts.
2. Street parking. Meters must be fed Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays) until 7 pm in the areas that comprise the Entertainment District. Meter parking is free on Sundays. There are some ten-hour meters along Sprague and First Avenues immediately to the west of the theater, along with some of the side streets, such as Jefferson and Adams. Patrons with handicap parking placards may park in the Entertainment District for up to four hours without feeding a parking meter.
3. There are two parking lots on First Avenue at Monroe (kitty-corner from the theater), a parking garage on First Avenue across the street from the Davenport Hotel (the Davenport Hotel garage), and a parking lot at Steam Plant Square. To the north, the parking garage on the corner of Madison and Sprague is open during Symphony events (but if you are planning to dine out afterwards, inquire of their expected closing time). For weekend concerts, the garages at the Lincoln building and at River Park Square are also open.
4. For members of the Spokane Club, the Club offers parking both adjacent to the Club as well as in their private parking lot on Madison.
5. The Davenport Hotel usually offers free parking to patrons of its restaurants with a specified minimum purchase. Consider your dining options at the Davenport before or after a concert and minimize your parking worries! Other dining establishments have parking offers — review them at the Symphony Dining Guide .
6. For patrons with limited mobility, consider safe passenger drop-offs and pickups on Monroe Street.