Getting Around UNH
Getting Around PCAC
- Building Overview
- First Floor
- Second Floor
- Third Floor
- Johnson - Main Level
- Johnson - Basement Level
Parking & Planning your Visit
WHEN TO ARRIVE: Patrons are encouraged to arrive in Durham at least 30 minutes before the start of a performance. This will leave sufficient time to secure a parking space, walk from the parking area to the venue (approx 5 min walk) and be seated in the venue in time for the performance to begin.
PARKING (evenings and weekends): On weekends and evenings after 6 p.m., free public parking is available in the lots marked for faculty, staff, or commuter students. Parking lots closest to PCAC are: Lot B (large lot off Mill Road, between Academic Way and McDaniel Drive) and Lot P (behind Parsons Hall). For the Aerial Dance Showcase performances in New Hampshire Hall, use Lot H (on the corner of Edgewood Road and Main Street, near the Whittemore Center and directly behind New Hampshire Hall.)
PARKING (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.): Visitor parking during the University's peak hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.) is available in three different areas: metered parking along Academic Way, C-Lot, and the Visitors' Center. The metered parking spaces along Academic Way, in front of the Paul Creative Arts Center, have limited availability during peak hours. Meters are $1/hour with a 2-hour maximum.
Parking is also available in C-Lot, located on Mill Road across from Durham Marketplace. After purchasing a parking permit from the parking lot attendant, you can proceed to the Paul Creative Arts Center via a short, paved walkway through a lovely, wooded ravine. Permits are $1/hour, with a 3-hour maximum.
The University of New Hampshire's Visitor Center provides the most ample parking opportunities and a complimentary shuttle bus that will take you to the Paul Creative Arts Center area. Metered parking is available ($1/hour, with a 3-hour maximum) or you may purchase a daily parking permit for $10.00 from inside the Visitor Center. To reach the Visitor Center, proceed on Route 155A and turn left at the left turn lane, shortly before the tennis courts. Follow the signs to the Visitor Center, a restored white barn with green trim. The free Gables Connector (shuttle bus) leaves from the Visitor Center every eight minutes. The bus proceeds toward campus on Main Street, turns right at Holloway Commons, and then turns right again onto Academic Way. Disembark at the first stop on Academic Way (McConnell Bus Stop) and continue the short distance to the Paul Creative Arts Center, the first brick building on the right.
ACCESSIBILITY & PARKING: Several parking spaces designated for patrons with disabilities are available on Academic Way in front of the Johnson Theatre. There are additional spaces in front of Parsons Hall, also on Academic Way, and on Arts Way, next to Kingsbury Hall.
From Boston, MA:
Take 1-95 North from Boston to Exit 4 (N.H. Lakes and Mountains Region, routes 4 and 16). Continue to Exit 6W and follow Route 4 West. Go beyond the UNH/Durham Route 108 exit. Take the exit for Route 155A and turn east (left) towards Durham. Follow 155A through a short stretch of farmlands and fields to the UNH Campus.
To Parking and Transit Services Center (formerly called the Visitor Information Center):
After passing tennis courts (on the right), take a left at the top of the hill in front of the Field House. The Parking and Transit Services Center is the first building on the right. Get a visitor parking permit here and take shuttle on to campus.
To Admissions Office (Smith Hall):
The Admissions Office is in Smith Hall. After parking in H lot, proceed back to Main Street and turn left onto Main Street. Continue 0.2 miles on Main Street. Smith Hall is on the left at the intersection of Main Street and Garrison Avenue.
From Hartford, CT:
Take 1-84 East out of Hartford to Mass Pike (1-90 East). Then take Rte 495 North to 1-95 North. Now follow the directions from Boston.
From Portland, ME:
Follow either 1-95 South or Route 1 South to Portsmouth Traffic circle. Take Route 16 North (Spaulding Turnpike) to Exit 6W. Take Route 4 West to Durham. Do not get off on the Route 108 exit to Durham, continue on Route 4 until you reach the 155A exit. At the bottom of the ramp take a left and head into campus. You will pass by some farm land and fields. Then follow directions for either Visitor Information Center or Admissions Office (Smith Hall).
From Concord, NH:
Take Route 4 East to the Route 155A exit (marked Durham/UNH, second exit after Lee traffic circle). Take a right at the bottom of the ramp and follow directions for either the Visitor Information Center or Admissions Office (Smith Hall).
From Manchester, NH:
Take Route 101 East to Epping; then take a left at the bottom of the ramp on to Route 125 North to the Lee traffic circle. Go 1/4 way around the circle and take route 4 East. Take the 2nd exit (Route 155A - Durham/UNH). Bear right at the bottom of the ramp and follow directions for either Visitor Information Center or Admissions Office (Smith Hall).
When using GPS navigational devices to attend evening or weekend events, use the following street addresses for the parking areas closest to our venues:
For all PCAC events:
- Lot B: 15 Academic Way, Durham, NH (parking lot 5 min walk from building)
- Lot P: 23 Academic Way, Durham, NH (parking lot 5 min walk from building)
Fall Aerial Dance Showcase in New Hampshire Hall:
- Lot H: 124 Main Street, Durham, NH (parking lot adjacent to building)