Directions & Parking
To reach the Performing Arts Center from North County, take Highway 101 South to the Monterey Street exit and proceed to Grand Avenue. From South County, take Highway 101 North to the Grand Avenue exit in San Luis Obispo and then follow the signs to Cal Poly and the Performing Arts Center. If you are coming from Morro Bay, Cambria, etc., we suggest that you enter campus from the Highway 1/Highland Drive entrance. If you are coming from Los Osos or Baywood, turn left on Highway 1 toward Morro Bay. Enter campus by turning right at the Highland Drive entrance. For a campus map and further directions to the PAC, please go on-line at:
If you wish to purchase tickets in person at the Performing Arts Ticket Office, there are three five-minute free parking spaces available directly in front of the ticket windows on Grand Avenue.
A 936-space parking garage is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, behind Mott Gymnasium. There is now no additional charge for PAC event parking. Just show your ticket to the attendant and they will give you a permit to place on your dash for that event.
If you are picking up tickets at will call, or wish to purchase a ticket on the evening of the performance, please let the parking attendant know this. You will be given a numbered permit which you will leave on your dash. You will not need to return to your car before the event.
If you wish to drop off your guests adjacent to the Performing Arts Center and then park, a drop-off loop is available as you enter the drive to the parking structure. If you choose not to park in the structure, but wish to park on campus, it is best to be familiar with the University’s parking regulations.
Thank you for attending events at the Performing Arts Center. If you have any questions about parking, please call the ticket office at 805-756-4TIX (4849).