Ticket Office

UC Santa Cruz

Maps & Directions

To On-Campus Venues:

The UCSC Ticket Office, Theater Arts Mainstage, Second Stage, Experimental Theater, Music Center Recital Hall and Stanley-Sinsheimer Festival Glen are located on the west side of the campus, accessed via the West Entrance of the campus, off of Empire Grade. For directions to the Theater Arts Center and the Music Center, view the UCSC Campus Map.

Please Note: Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to allow time to park and be seated at the theater. Performances begin promptly at time indicated on your ticket. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager or at an appropriate break in the program.

From Monterey/Watsonville:

Take Highway 1 north. Follow the signs to Half Moon Bay until the freeway ends in Santa Cruz. At the second light, turn right onto Mission Street/Highway 1. Continue on to Bay Street, turn right. Continue up the hill to the intersection of Bay and High Streets, at the Main Entrance of the campus. Turn left and follow High Street (which becomes Empire Grade) 1 mile to the West Entrance of the campus. Turn right into the West Entrance onto Heller Drive. After the fourth stop sign, turn right onto Meyer Drive. The Performing Arts parking lot is on the left.

From San Jose/San Francisco via Highway 17:

Take Highway 17 south. Follow the signs to Highway 1 North and the freeway ends in Santa Cruz. At the second light, turn right onto Mission Street/Highway 1. Continue on to Bay Street, turn right. Continue up the hill to the intersection of Bay and High Streets, at the Main Entrance of the campus. Turn left and follow High Street (which becomes Empire Grade) 1 mile to the West Entrance of the campus. Turn right into the West Entrance onto Heller Drive. After the fourth stop sign, turn right onto Meyer Drive. The Performing Arts parking lot is on the left.

From San Francisco via Highway 1:

Take Highway 1 south to Santa Cruz. Soon after entering the town limits, make a left onto Western Drive. Stay on Western Drive until it ends, then turn left onto Empire Grade. Follow Empire Grade to the West Entrance of the campus. Turn right into the West Entrance onto Heller Drive. After the fourth stop sign, turn right onto Meyer Drive. The Performing Arts parking lot is on the left.

The Main Ticket Office, Mainstage Theater, Second Stage, Experimental Theater, and Stanley-Sinsheimer Festival Glen are up the hill to the north of the parking lot. The Music Recital Hall is at the south end of the parking lot.

Special event parking in the Performing Arts parking lot is $4 per car; patrons who have a UCSC-issued A/B permit or a disabled placard are exempt from this fee.

To Off-Campus Venues:

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

307 Church Street (at Center Street) Santa Cruz

Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Avenue (at Seabright Ave) Santa Cruz

  • General info: (831) 423-8209
  • Rio seating chart
  • Parking is available on the street or in the public lot at 1111 Soquel Ave.

Holy Cross Church

126 High Street, Santa Cruz (located next to the Santa Cruz Mission)

Henry J. Mello Center

250 East Beach Street (at Lincoln St.) Watsonville

First Congregational Church

900 High Street, Santa Cruz (located near the UCSC campus)

Cabrillo College Theater

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos (located on the Cabrillo College campus)

UCSC Ticket Office - Santa Cruz Tickets

  • Theater Arts Center
  • 1156 High Street
  • University of California
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077
  • Email: tickets@ucsc.edu
  • Phone: (831) 459-2159

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