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. 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!

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Parking for all events scheduled at the Performing Arts Center is free for all patrons . Event parking in the main structure (130 - Grand Ave Parking Structure) will be available on a first-come basis. Overflow parking will be available in the new structure (131) across from the PAC. Either way, proceed normally and an attendant will direct you.

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




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. Instead of the past practice of charging consumers an added fee for PAC performances, the PAC has contracted with and pay Cal Poly directly for this service on an annual basis.

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