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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 Street on the east, Oregon Street on the south, and Illinois Street on the north.

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.

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 Curtis Road. Head east on Curtis to Neil Street and turn left (or north). 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. Alternatively from Lincoln Avenue you can turn left on Illinois Street, which borders the Center on the north side.

By bus: Champaign-Urbana’s Mass Transit District service has several routes that will drop you and your students off right at our doors: the 2 Red, 8 Bronze, 10 Gold, 12 Teal, and 22 Illini. For more information about the MTD, please call 217-384-8188 or visit the MTD website



Parking for school buses and large vans must be made by reservation for all Krannert Center Youth Series performances. You will find a space on your ticket order form to reserve parking. Krannert Center covers the costs of curbside parking for buses and school vans, located at bagged meters on the streets surrounding Krannert Center starting with Gregory Street. Depending on the number of buses expected at a performance, there may not be bagged meters on all of the surrounding streets.


Metered parking is available curbside and within the Krannert Center parking garage (enter from Illinois Street), at a rate of $1.25 per hour. University meters use the following parking apps only: MobileMeter,
ParkMobile, and PayByPhone. If your vehicle clearance is greater than 6 feet 2 inches, you will need to use curbside parking.


In the parking garage, at least three accessible parking spaces are available on each level, and the lower (Yellow) section off Illinois Street has a van-only parking spot. If you are parking on Illinois Street, the upper level entrance provides a fully accessible, ADA-compliant entry into the garage. If you are parking on Oregon Street, the ramp to the upper level from Oregon Street provides a fully accessible entrance to the Lobby.


You can find bike parking on the south side of Krannert Center near the Oregon Street entrance to the parking garage. Additional bike parking is on the north side of the Center, across Illinois Street and adjacent to the Illinois Street Residence Hall.


You can reach our Lobby (which is on “Level 5”) by using the steps on Goodwin Avenue or Gregory Street and entering through any door. If you are in the parking garage, take the elevator or stairs to the Lobby (Level 5).