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The Theater Arts Center and the Music Center are about a 20-minute drive from downtown Santa Cruz.

From Empire Grade Road, turn right onto Heller Drive at the West Entrance of UCSC. Drive up the hill. Turn right onto Meyer Drive just after the fourth stop sign. The Theater Arts Center is a short walk uphill. The Music Center is at the south end of the lot.

Meters are available at the north end of the lot.

Disabled access parking for the Theater Arts Center is available along the upper service road near the traffic circle; disabled spaces are available in the parking lot near the entrance to the Music Center. Transit District buses and campus shuttles stop on Heller Drive about two “blocks” from our facilities (at the Porter College/College Eight bus stop). Follow the stairs and walking paths.

Please allow at least 30 minutes to purchase a parking permit, park, pick up your tickets, and be seated.

Parking Permits:

A permit is required at all times in the Peforming Arts lot.

Evening / weekend permit is $3 (2009–2010 rate)
Evening / weekend permits are available at either of the vending machines in the lot -- or from attendants if they are present.


Theater Arts Center
Mainstage Theater
Second Stage
Experimental Theater
Media Theater
Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen

Music Center
Recital Hall

Porter College
Porter Sesnon Gallery

Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)