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Directions & Parking

Please arrive 20-30 minutes before curtain to park, pick up your tickets, and be seated so that you don't miss a minute of the event!

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Directions to Our Event Venues

The Theater Arts Center, the Music Center, the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), and Baskin Visual Arts are located around the "Performing Arts" parking lot on Meyer Drive (off Heller Dr.) on Meyer Drive (off Heller) on the UCSC campus and are about a 20-minute drive from downtown Santa Cruz.

The Communications Building, home to the Film and Digital Media Department's Studio C, is located on McLaughlin Drive, next to the Engineering Building.

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is located at Porter College on the UC Santa Cruz campus (served by the Porter College parking lot and the "Performing Arts" parking lot on Meyer Drive (off Heller Dr.).

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Public Transportation

Transit District buses and campus shuttles stop on Heller Drive about two “blocks” from the Music, Theater Arts, Digital Arts, and Visual Arts facilities. (Stop at the Porter College/Rachel Carson College bus stop and walk to our facilities via hilly stairs and walking paths. Path is NOT wheelchair accessible!) Busses stop a short distance from the Communications Bldg.

ALLOW YOURSELF ADEQUATE TIME: If you arrive later than 15 minutes before curtain, we cannot guarantee that you will see the first portion of the program. Please allow at least 30 minutes to park, purchase a parking permit, pick up your tickets (if applicable), and be seated before the performance is set to begin.

 

Driving Directions

Open Google DRIVING map here

To Recital Hall, Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), Theater Arts Center, and Visual Arts Center

- From the intersection of Bay / High streets, proceed northwest on High Street (becomes Empire Grade Road) for approximately 1 mile.
- At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Heller Drive at the West Entrance of UCSC.
- Proceed up the hill.
- Immediately after the 4th stop sign, turn RIGHT onto Meyer Drive.
- Parking lot entrance is at the next stop sign.

The Theater Arts Center and the Baskin Visual Arts Center are a short walk uphill from the parking lot. The Music Center and the Digital Arts Research Center are at the south end of the lot.

To Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, the Division of the Arts, and Porter College

- From the intersection of Bay / High streets, proceed northwest on High Street (becomes Empire Grade Road) for approximately 1 mile.
- At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Heller Drive at the West Entrance of UCSC.
- Proceed up the hill.
- Shortly after the 3rd stop sign, turn left onto Porter-Kresge Road.
- Parking lot entrance is up the driveway
- Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor. Elevator access available.

To Communications Bldg./ Film & Digital Media Department

- From the intersection of Bay / High streets, proceed northwest on High Street (becomes Empire Grade Road) for approximately 1 mile.
- At the stop light, turn right onto Heller Drive at the West Entrance of UCSC
- Proceed up the hill on Heller to the Core West Parking Structure.
- The Communications Bldg is a short walk.

There are close-in spaces at the Communications Bldg. for vehicles displaying handicap parking placards. 

 

Parking

PERMITS: UCSC requires a parking permit for most parking lots.

Many parking lots have metered spaces (coin operated) or numbered stalls (purchase permit from dispensing machines).

On evenings and weekends, permits are available from dispensers in the lot or from attendants, if present. (For weekday parking, visitors may park at numbered spaces and pay at the machine -OR- purchase an "A" or "Night" permit at the gatehouse or the Parking Sales Office near the Main Entrance.)

DISABILITY PARKING: Disabled access parking for Theater Arts and Baskin Visual Arts is available along the upper service road near the traffic circle. Parking spaces for those with disability placards are also available in the parking lot near the entrance to the Music Center and the Digital Arts Research Center.

 * Google map [click]

 

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