Arena entry policies and clear bag information for accesso ShoWare Center in Kent WA
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Arena Entry and Policies

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Guests may carry only the following style and size bag, package, or container into the arena or when approaching queue lines:

Clear Bags
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar). Clear backpacks within the dimensions and have no more than 2 pockets.

Small clutch bags, that do not exceed 4″.5 x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the arena along with one of the clear bag options.

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single compartment diaper bags (with a child present).


Guests will now use walkthrough metal detectors to get through security. This is to make entry to the venue quicker while maximizing security and minimizing touch points for staff and guests.


Click 'Code of Conduct' text above to learn more about the Code of Conduct at accesso ShoWare Center and to view the list of prohibited items.

Prohibited Items

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Animals/Pets (except service animals. See section "ADA and Accessibility" for more details)
  • Audio/Video Recording Equipment (See section "Camera and Audio/Visual Recorders" for more information)
  • Balloons, Beach Balls or Related Items
  • Battery operated clothing or blankets
  • Cans, Bottles, Glass or Other Beverage Containers (empty plastic water bottles are allowed)
  • Chains, Studded Bracelets, etc.
  • Coolers or Ice Chests
  • Illegal Drugs and/or paraphernalia (includes marijuana)
  • Large Bags (max. size 12" x 12" x 6"), backpacks, duffel bags, suitcases
  • Laptops & Tablets and Portable Video Game Consoles (Switch, Vita etc.)
  • Laser Pens and Pointers
  • Noisemaking Devices (i.e. whistles, air horns, cymbals, bugles, drums and horns)
  • Outside Food, Beverage, Bottled Water, etc.
  • Professional Camera / Photography Equipment* (see below)
  • Poles/Sticks to Display Flags, Banners, etc.
  • Skateboards, Rollerblades, Bikes, etc.
  • Unapproved pamphlets, fliers, handbills, etc.
  • Weapons of any kind (i.e. pepper spray, tear gas, handcuffs, stun guns, etc.)
  • Any Other Item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by the venue in its sole discretion
(This list is subject to change at any time.)

* Cameras with professional/interchangeable lenses greater than 3 inches in length will not be permitted, nor will monopods, tripods or flash. Audio and video recording are always strictly prohibited unless approved by the artist or event.
accesso ShoWare Center reserves the right to examine and prohibit the use of any camera that conflicts with the policy set by the event. To confirm specific policies in advance, visit the event page you’re attending, email us, or call 253-856-6777.

Inside the Venue Text


accesso ShoWare Center has transitioned to a cashless transaction arena ensuring contactless options at the box office and for food and beverage. Credit card transactions only. Cash will no longer be accepted.


Motion censored sinks, soap dispensers, and toilets have been installed in all restrooms for your safety and convenience.


Touch-free hand sanitizer stations are available for guests throughout the arena.


accesso ShoWare Center has discontinued the use of the exterior smoking section and guests will no longer be permitted to leave the building and re-enter to smoke.


accesso ShoWare Center has a "no re-entry" policy during all events.
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