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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts building Krannert Center is located in Urbana on the eastern edge of the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Center is bordered by Goodwin Avenue on the west, Gregory Avenue on the east, Oregon Street on the south, and Illinois Street on the north.

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From I-74: Take the Lincoln Avenue exit. Head south on Lincoln Avenue, crossing Bradley Avenue, University Avenue, Springfield Avenue, and Green Street. Turn right on Illinois Street (one block south of Green), which borders Krannert Center on its north side, or turn right on Oregon Street (three blocks south of Green), which borders Krannert Center to the south.

From I-57: If you’re coming from the north, exit I-57 at I-74 heading east, then follow the directions from I-74. If you’re coming from the south, exit I-57 at Monticello Road. Head east on Monticello to Church Road (it’s a T-intersection) and turn left (or north). Church Road becomes Neil Street in Champaign. Turn right (or east) on Windsor Road, and then left (or north) on Lincoln Avenue. Follow Lincoln north past Florida Avenue to Oregon Street. Turn left on Oregon, which borders Krannert Center on its south side, or turn left on Illinois Street, which borders the Center on the north.

Parking

On evenings and weekends, enjoy free parking in Krannert Center’s two-level underground garage. Enter the north ramps (to the Yellow and Orange sections) from Illinois Street or the south ramps (to the Green and Blue sections) from Oregon Street. Before you set your schedule, keep in mind that the garage holds approximately 600 vehicles. The Foellinger Great Hall alone can seat about 2,000 people, so you should plan to arrive early when numerous events are occurring at the same time or when popular performers will be in the Great Hall. When the garage is full, you will be directed to another parking location. Additional parking can be found on the streets around Krannert Center or in other University of Illinois parking lots along Oregon and Illinois Streets. Please note that Lot D8 off of Illinois Street is a University Housing lot and therefore is not available to Krannert Center patrons.

During working hours on weekdays, you can park for free for 30 minutes in designated spots in the lower south level (Green) of our underground garage. There are also metered visitor spaces on both levels on the north side of the garage. (Please note: Krannert Center’s garage is maintained and patrolled by the University of Illinois Division of Campus Parking and Transportation. During the work week, a permit is required to park in the garage except at metered spaces or spaces specially designated for Krannert Center Ticket Office patrons. Failure to display a permit or feed the meters will result in a parking citation, payable to the University of Illinois.)

Accessible parking spaces are available on all levels of Krannert Center’s underground garage. Four spaces (one in each color-named section) accommodate vans, and two others (one in Green and one in Blue on the south side of the building) will fit a car.

MTD

Champaign-Urbana’s Mass Transit District hosts several routes that will let you off just steps from our doors. For a weekday evening show, catch the 120 Teal or the 220 Illini for service right to the Center. Try the 50 Green, 100 Yellow, or 130 Silver to campus to enjoy a short walk before and after a performance.

On the weekend, hop on the 20 Red, 120 Teal, or 220 Illini for curb service, and the 50 Green, 100 Yellow, 130 Silver, and 270 Air Bus will drop you off just a few blocks away.

During weekdays, there are many routes that serve the Center: the 2 Red, 8 Bronze, 10 Gold, 12 Teal, and 22 Illini will bring you right to us. Other routes that travel through campus will let you alight only a few blocks away.

Did you know that UI students, staff, and faculty ride for free with an i-card? For detailed schedule information, maps, and an FAQ, check the MTD web site.

Krannert Center District

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