Map and Directions
Shakespeare at Notre Dame works hard to ensure your theatre experience is exceptional from start to finish. We understand that experience begins from the moment you arrive on campus.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:
From the South
The center is at the corner of East Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue. Take U.S. 31 north, which becomes Indiana 933 just south of the city of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 through downtown South Bend to Angela Boulevard. Turn right at Angela, and then turn left at the first stoplight on to Notre Dame Avenue. Take the first right onto Holy Cross Drive; the center is the large building on the right.
From the North
The center is located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). Exit I-80/90 at Exit 77 and turn right on to Indiana 933. Make a left at Angela Boulevard. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Notre Dame Avenue. Take the first right onto Holy Cross Drive; the center is the large building on the right.
A 10-minute parking zone is available on the north drive of the center for ticket pick-up and patron drop-off. Parking is not permitted in the paved brick area or curbside except in the 10-minute parking zone. You are welcome to drop off passengers before proceeding to a parking lot.
Handicapped & Disabled Parking: An accessibility lot for our handicapped/disabled patrons is available immediately adjacent to the center. A valid hangtag or license plate is required. Handicapped spaces are also available in the Stayer Lot, immediately north of the center.
Stayer Lot and Stadium Lot: The gated Stayer Lot, north of the center, and Stadium Lot, east of the center, are FREE and open to the public weekdays after 5 p.m. and weekends. Parking in these lots is restricted during special events; if those lots are restricted, parking attendants will direct you to available parking.
Visitor Lot: The Visitor Lot is located on the east side of the Walsh Architecture building, a short walk from the center. During regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.), visitors must purchase a permit at the pay station (credit cards only) near the entrance to the lot. (No permit is required outside of regular business hours and on holidays.) The permit must be displayed face up on the driver’s side of the vehicle’s dashboard, so it is visible to parking enforcement staff.
Eddy Street Commons: Non-campus parking is also available at Eddy Street Commons, directly south of the center. Parking validation is available; simply bring your parking ticket from the Eddy Street Commons Garage and a staff member at the Performing Arts Center can assist you.
DIRECTIONS TO WASHINGTON HALL:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning August 1, 2019 the East entrance will be closing at 6pm.
Historic Washington Hall is located next to the Main Building (Dome) and adjacent to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. We’ve secured access to the two parking lots located closest to the performance venue (the A lots, circled in blue).
To reach these lots, you must pass through the Main Gate off Notre Dame Avenue (shown on the map above) on the campus’s southern edge via Angela Blvd. Guards at the Gatehouse will grant access to all Shakespeare guests. Once through the Gatehouse, proceed north-northeast on Holy Cross Drive to the lot marked A9 or A15, on your right. Each lot is only 250 yards from Washington Hall.
In addition, parking is commonly available in lots next to the Hesburgh Library (the B lots, circled in blue).
Handicapped parking is available at the Cavanaugh Hall lot next to Washington Hall, as well as off Sorin Court behind the Main Building. Handicapped patrons can be dropped off and picked up at the traffic circle outside Cavanaugh Hall, next to Washington Hall.
As you walk to the theatre, keep your eye on the Golden Dome; Washington Hall is its neighbor to the east. The entrance to Washington Hall is on the south side of the building.
Specific directions are available by using map.nd.edu.