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Public Parking

There are several free parking options located on campus or within an easy stroll of Memorial Hall.

  • 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

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

The Town of Chapel Hill’s map of these lots in relation to Memorial Hall.

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 Department of Public Safety at 919-962-3951 (open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM).

Donor Parking

Carolina Performing Arts reserves parking spaces for donors beginning at the Silver level ($1,000 and above). To reserve parking, or for additional details about donor parking, please contact Donor Relations Coordinator Jennifer Cox at 919.843.2231 or

  • VIP Donor Valet Parking For David Lowry Swain Society members who contribute $10,000 or more each season, complimentary valet parking is provided. Valet drop-off and pick-up is on the east side of Memorial Hall in the Hanes Lot driveway.
  • Donor Reserved Parking Complimentary reserved parking is available to Gold and Platinum Society members ($ 500 and above). Parking is in the Bynum/Steele Lots on Cameron Avenue. Entrance at Bynum Circle, beside Historic Playmakers Theatre.
  • Donor Priority Parking Complimentary reserved parking is available for Silver Society members ($1,000 and above). Parking is in the Morehead Lot on Franklin Street.
Donor parking passes are mailed in August at the beginning of each season.

Valet Parking

Enjoy downtown with the ease of FREE valet parking at participating Franklin Street businesses. Valet stands are located on both East and West Franklin Street for your convenience. Drop-off and pick-up at either stand. Patrons enjoying non-participating establishments can also use the valet service for a $5 charge.

The valet operates Monday through Saturday, accepting cars from 5 to 9 p.m.

  • The East End Valet Stand is located on the north side of the 100 block of East Franklin Street, in front of Spanky’s Restaurant.
  • The West End Valet Stand is located on the north side of the 400 block of West Franklin Street, near the West End Wine Bar

Participating Businesses:

  • 411 West Italian Cafe 411 W. Franklin St.
  • Carolina Brewery Brewpub & Restaurant 460 W. Franklin St.
  • Carolina Coffee Shop 138 E. Franklin St.
  • Cholanad 308 W. Franklin St.
  • Elaine’s On Franklin 454 W. Franklin St.
  • La Residence Restaurant & Bar 202 W. Rosemary St.
  • Lantern Restaurant 423 W. Franklin St.
  • Mediterranean Deli & Catering 410 W. Franklin St.
  • Mint 504 W. Franklin St.
  • R & R Grill 137 E. Franklin St.
  • Sandwhich 407 W. Franklin St.
  • Spanky’s Restaurant & Bar 101 E. Franklin St.
  • Talulla’s Restaurant 456 W. Franklin St.
  • Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery 100 E. Franklin St.
  • West End Wine Bar 450 W. Franklin St.
  • Vespa Ristorante 306 W. Franklin St.
Valet Parking Information