Plan your Visit

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) celebrates, nurtures, presents and preserves African American and Diaspora performing arts, cultural wealth and iconic legacies. LHPAI’s artistic vision creates year-round programming that includes film, theatre, dance and music with a consistent grassroots and pluralistic voice for all communities. Visit us today!

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Phone

(206) 684-4757

Email

langston.institute@seattle.gov

Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 9AM-6PM
Sunday & Monday closed.
Additional hours available through rentals.

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Address

104 17th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144

Directions

LHPAI is conveniently located on the Southeast Corner of East Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South.
The entrance of the building is located on the east side of 17th Avenue South.

Driving (From I- 5):

Northbound:

  • Take the Dearborn Street exit to Rainier Avenue South.
  • Go north on Rainier Avenue, which turns into Boren Avenue.
  • Turn right on Yesler Way.
  • Turn right on 17th Avenue South.
  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute will be on your left.

Southbound:

  • Take James Street exit.
  • Continue south through James Street.
  • Use right lane to proceed to Yesler Way.
  • Turn left on Yesler Way.
  • Turn right on 17th Avenue South.
  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute will be on your left.

By Bus

LHPAI can be accessed at theEast Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South bus stop for bus route #27.

Parking

LHPAI offers a variety of options for parking free of charge. Street parking is available along with parking lots on the northeast corner of East Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South. There is additional parking behind the building in the southeast parking lot.

Accessibility

LHPAI is dedicated to providing access to patrons with disabilities to make your visit enjoyable. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and hope to enhance your visit with us.

If you require special services and auxiliary aids when visiting LHPAI, please contact us at (206) 684-4758 10 business days in advance to allow for your personal assistance to be arranged.

If we can improve our service to our patrons with disabilities we encourage you to let us know.