Directions and Parking

FROM BOSTON: Take I-95 north from Boston to Exit 4 (N.H. Lakes and Mountain Region, Routes 4 and 16). Continue to Exit 6W and follow Route 4 West. Take 155A Exit. Make a left at the end of the ramp. Travel past Thompson Hall, the Memorial Union Building (MUB), and the bus stop and bear right onto Mill Road. Take your next right on Academic Way. Paul Creative Arts Center is next to the last building on the right, 30 Academic Way.

FROM PORTLAND: Follow either I-95 or Route 1 south to Portsmouth traffic circle. Take Route 4 west and take Concord-Durham Exit 6W. Directions are then the same as those indicated from the Boston area.

FROM MANCHESTER: Take Route 101 East to Epping, Exit 7, Route 125. Take Route 125 north to the Lee Traffic Circle. Take Route 4 East to Durham and take the Exit 155A. Make a right at the end of the ramp. Directions are then the same as those indicated from the Boston area.

FROM CONCORD: Take Route 4 East to Durham and take the Exit 155A. Make a right at the end of the ramp. Directions are then the same as those indicated from the Boston area.

Parking Near Paul Creative Arts Center

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.

Evenings and Weekends
On weekends and evenings after 6 p.m., public parking is available in the lots marked for faculty, staff, or commuter students. Parking lots closest to PCAC are: Lot P (behind Parsons Hall), or Lot B (large lot off Mill Road, between Academic Way and McDaniel Drive).

Handicapped 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.

Other Venues

Occasionally, UNH arts events are held in the following community venues:

  • Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, NH: Directions
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth, NH: Map