Parking and Directions

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We are located on the University of Maryland campus at the intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193 (University Boulevard).

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Unfortunately, campus buildings do not have street addresses, but some GPS systems can locate the The Clarice with the following data:

  • The intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park, MD 20742
  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (For systems using Google Maps)
  • Latitude & Longitude: (38.990777, -76.950611)

Parking

We offer free and paid parking, depending on when you visit.

Free parking in Lot 1b

  • When: After 4PM Mondays – Fridays; all day Saturdays and Sundays. Excluding days with home football games and some other select events.
  • Where: Lot 1b, a section of the large surface lot just beyond The Clarice.
  • Cost: Free

Free parking in Lot Z

  • When: After 4PM Mondays – Fridays; all day Saturdays and Sundays. Excluding days with home football games and some other select events.
  • Where: Lot Z, a section of the large surface lot just beyond The Clarice.
  • Cost: Free

Season parking in Stadium Drive Garage

  • When: After 4PM Mondays – Fridays; all day Saturdays and Sundays. Excluding days with home football games and some other select events.
  • Where: Stadium Drive Garage, the garage across the street
  • Cost: $30 per season

You may purchase a parking pass from our ticket office. Please note the following:

  • It is not valid during home football games and other selected events.
  • It may not be sold or transferred.
  • We are not responsible if it is lost or stolen.
  • We cannot replace lost or stolen parking passes. To replace a parking pass, you must purchase a new one for $30.

Pay per visit in Stadium Drive Garage

  • When: Anytime, with some exceptions.
  • Where: Stadium Drive Garage, the garage across the street
  • Cost: Varies:
    • Mondays – Fridays, 7AM – 2AM: $3 per hour with $15 daily maximum
    • Saturdays & Sundays, 12AM – 12AM: $3 per hour with $5 daily maximum
    • Anytime: Use a pay station to register for 15 minutes of free parking.

How to pay:

Please pay for your space when you park. Learn more:

  • Parkmobile app: Setup an account in advance for this free app that allows you to conveniently pay for parking from your mobile device. Use Parkmobile zone number 6105 and your parking space number.
  • Pay station: Read our detailed instructions. Add twenty minutes to your travel time to account for lines at the pay stations.
  • Automated phone system: Read our detailed instructions. Setup an account now so that you can quickly pay when you park: 888.580.PARK (7275).

Parking is managed by UMD Department of Transportation. All information we post is subject to change without notice.

Public Transportation Directions

The nearest Metro station is College Park-University of Maryland on the Green Line. We do not recommend walking from the Metro station because the route is not pedestrian friendly. Instead, use one of the following methods:

  • Taxicab: Find a taxicab by the Metro parking garage near the bus stop. After the performance, you may ask a House Manager to call a taxicab to take you back to the Metro station.
  • UMD Bus 104: The university provides a free shuttle service (UM 104) from the Metro station to Regents Drive Garage, which is about a half-mile walk from The Clarice. Please check the UM 104 schedule carefully when planning your trip.
  • UMD Nite Ride: Nite Ride operates seven nights a week from 5:30PM – 7:30AM, providing a free curb-to-curb service, which can drive you to and from the Metro station and The Clarice. For service please call 301.314.NITE (6483).

Please review Metro's website for schedules, service maps, service statuses and alerts.

Visit UMD Department of Transportation's Shuttle UM webpage for shuttle regulations and schedules.

Amtrak and MARC Trains

By car, we are closest to the New Carrollton train station, which is about 20 minutes away.

By public transportation, we are closest to the College Park station (MARC trains only) or Union Station.

  • College Park station: This station is next to the College Park-University of Maryland Metro station.
  • Union Station: Take Metro's Red Line in the direction of Glenmont/Silver Spring. Transfer at the Fort Totten station and continue on the Green Line in the direction of Greenbelt, exiting at College Park-University of Maryland.

For directions from the College Park-University of Maryland Metro station, please read our public transportation directions.

Nearby airports

By car, we are closest to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), located about 45 minutes away.

By Metrorail, we are closest to Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is located on Metro's Yellow Line. Take the Yellow Line in the direction of Fort Totten/Mount Vernon Square. Transfer at the Mount Vernon Square station and continue on the Green Line in the direction of Greenbelt, exiting at College Park-University of Maryland. Please read our public transportation directions.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Virginia on the opposite side of Washington, DC.

Building map

We have multiple venues in our building, as well as classrooms, lecture halls and administrative offices. Download a PDF of our building map.