Parking Options

We know that parking in Chapel Hill can be a challenge. We strongly advise that you allow at least 30 minutes to find a space at one of the parking lots mentioned below. Your first choice may not always be available, so be prepared with a second option in order to avoid running late.

All shows will start on time and late seating is not guaranteed.

UNC Campus Parking

Please note these locations are not guaranteed, and maybe be reserved for certain campus events.

Cobb Parking Deck: This is the closest parking deck, located behind the Center for Dramatic Art. Parking is free after 5:00 pm weekdays and on weekends. This option also fills up the fastest, so if you’re running late you may want to choose another option.

Highway 54/Raleigh Rd. Visitors Lot: 2 blocks from the Center for Dramatic Art. Hours and fees are posted at the lot entrance.

Metered spaces along Country Club Road: Please note that meters need to be activated until 9:00pm. PlayMakers is not responsible for parking tickets. Click here to learn how to operate UNC’s new Digital Meter Pay Stations.

Park Place Lot: 5 blocks from the Center for Dramatic Art. Parking is free after 5:00 pm weekdays and on weekends.

Accessible parking is available on Paul Green Theatre Drive, the surface lot behind the theatre, and in marked spots in the Cobb Deck.

Click here for additional UNC Parking Options.

Directions

Google Maps

From I-40:

  • From I-40 West take exit 273-A and from I-40 East take exit 273.
    The exit ramp loops on to NC Highway 54 towards Chapel Hill.
  • You will pass under a four-lane bridge and begin to climb a steep hill.
  • At the traffic light at the top of the hill turn right on to Country Club Road.
  • The Center for Dramatic Art is the first building on the left.

From Northern Durham:

  • Take US 15-501 South (also known as Durham/Chapel Hill Boulevard) to Chapel Hill.
  • Near the edge of town the road splits into Fordham boulevard (to the left) and Franklin Street (to the right). Follow the left lanes onto Fordham Boulevard (also known as 54/15-501 Bypass).
  • You will pass through four traffic lights; as you approach the fifth traffic light, look for the green sign indicating UNC to the right (the sixth traffic light is at the exit ramp.)
  • Exit before the bridge; the ramp feeds into a lane which climbs a steep hill.
    Turn right at the traffic light on to Country Club Road.
  • The Center for Dramatic Art is the first building on the left.

From Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, and points South:

  • Take US 15-501 North to Chapel Hill.
  • As you enter Chapel Hill, you will come to a bridge over Fordham Boulevard (also known as 54/51-501 Bypass).
  • Take the exit ramp to the right (before the bridge) onto Fordham Boulevard.
  • Take the second highway 54 exit ramp on to 54 West (just over the bridge).
  • At the traffic light turn right on to Country Club Road.
  • The Center for Dramatic Art is the first building on the left.

From Downtown Chapel Hill:

  • From the intersection of Franklin and Columbia Streets take Columbia Street south towards the UNC-CH campus.
  • At the second stoplight turn left onto Cameron Avenue.
  • You will pass the Old Well and go through a traffic light. Note that Cameron Avenue becomes Country Club Road.
  • The Center for Dramatic Art is on the right just before the intersection of Country Club Road and Highway 54.