Visit / Parking



We know that parking in Chapel Hill can be a challenge.  We strongly advise patrons to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance to avoid arriving late.  Please peruse the parking options below as well as our printable map and tips.

UNC Campus Parking

Please note these locations are not guaranteed and may be reserved for other campus events. Please pay attention to signs on spaces to ensure you won’t be ticketed. 

  • The Cobb Deck | 10-min walk to Memorial Hall Available weekdays after 5 PM and weekends all day There is no charge to park in Cobb Deck, but spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The UNC Global FedEx Visitors’ Lot | 15-min walk to Memorial Hall Located at the corner of Columbia and McCauley, behind The Carolina Inn. This lot is open to the public after 5 PM and on weekends on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Venable Lot | 6-min walk to Memorial Hall Located at the corner of South Road and South Columbia Street

Downtown Parking

Visit for a full list of downtown parking options in Chapel Hill.

Accessible Parking

Reserved parking for those patrons with disabilities is available in the UNC Swain Lot located across from Memorial Hall.   Golf cart shuttle transportation is provided to and from the front entrance of the hall.

Additional self-parking maps are available. For questions, please contact UNC’s Transportation & Parking at 919-962-3951 (open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM).

Donor Parking

Donors of Carolina Performing Arts receive reserved parking spaces beginning at the Silver level ($1,000 and above). To learn more about becoming a donor, please contact Development Assistant Lindsey Womack at 919.843.1869.

Valet Parking

Enjoy downtown with the ease of valet parking at participating Franklin Street businesses. Valet stands are located on West Franklin Street for your convenience. View additional valet parking information.