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Directions & Parking


To reach the Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo from South County, take Highway 101 to the Grand Avenue exit in San Luis Obispo and then follow the signs to Cal Poly and the Center. If you are coming from North County, take Highway 101 to the Monterey Street exit and then take a quick right and turn left on to Loomis Street and then take a right on to Grand Avenue. If you are coming from Morro Bay, Cambria, etc., we suggest that you enter campus from the Highland Drive entrance.

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Due to construction adjacent to the PAC's parking structure and concurrent highly- attended campus events on this particular date, parking in the structure will be at a premium and available on a first-come basis.*

We recommend you arrive at least a half hour early, have some refreshments at the PAC concessions bar, and take your seat free of stress!

For all parking questions, please email tickets@calpoly.edu or call the Cal Poly Ticket Office at 805-756-4849.

* Overflow event parking will be available in the new parking structure across from the PAC. Proceed normally to the structure and an attendant will direct you into the new structure.

Cal Poly has created a parking management program, providing public access to campus parking facilities for events scheduled at the PAC. There are costs and charges associated with providing parking for events. Beginning July 1, 2012, instead of the past practice of charging consumers an added fee for PAC performances, the PAC will contract with and pay Cal Poly directly for this service on an annual basis. This should also mean that traffic into the parking structure will flow more smoothly since there will no longer be cash transactions at the entrance.

If you plan to park on campus other than in this designated lot, please be aware of campus parking policies. However, if you are legally parked in the lot prior to event parking enforcement (generally 2 hours before the event) you will not be ticketed or towed, unless otherwise noted by signage. If you have tickets to a weekday event, we encourage you to purchase the parking pass in advance from the ticket office.

If you have any further questions about parking, please call the administrative office at 805–756–7555.

Ticket Office Information

Monday-Saturday: 12PM - 6PM
Sunday: Closed
805-756-4TIX (4849)
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407