Directions to the Performing Arts Plaza & Parking
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SDSU is located on the East Side of San Diego just off the 8 Freeway. You may take the 5, 15, or 805 freeways to reach the 8. Take 8 East to the College Avenue exit. At the end of the exit turn right to reach the campus. Follow College Avenue two stop lights to Montezuma and turn right. Take Montezuma two stoplights to 55th Street where you turn right. At the first stop light; turn left into parking Structure Number 5. In this structure you may purchase visitor parking passes for 2-4 hours depending on the event you are attending. Handicapped parking is located in the Cox Arena parking Area called K lot, located to the right one more stop light ahead on 55th Street.
To get to the Performing Arts Plaza enter the San Diego State University campus on 55th Street and walk directly toward the Cox Arena and turn left just past it. Follow this path uphill and eventually curving to the right. On this walkway the Don Powell Theatre and the Performing Arts Box Office is the second building on your left.
For shows in the Don Powell Theatre enter through the glass doors next to the Box Office. For shows in the Experimental Theatre, pick up your tickets at the Box Office next to the Don Powell Theatre, then follow the signs along the right/East side of the building. Walk along the side of the building from the Box Office to DA 101, the entrance to the Experimental Theatre.
Parking Structure 2:
Located behind KPBS Parking Structure 2 can be accessed from Hardy Avenue. After exiting College Avenue and turning right on Montezuma Road at the first intersection Campanile Dr. turn right. The second street - Hardy Avenue - turn left. Enter the parking structure approximately ½ block down from the turn past the Extended Studies Building by turning left into the Parking Structure. Visitor Parking is from 4:30pm to 1:00am, permits can be purchased on each floor at yellow kiosks.
To access the campus and the Performing Arts Plaza return to Hardy Avenue turn right and continue back towards Campanile Drive. Enter the campus on Campanile Drive by turning left and walking down the large cement and grass walkway. The theatre building is the second building on your left.