University of Illinois Springfield Performing Arts Center

University of Illinois Springfield                                   For GPS Use:
Public Affairs Center                                                      2200 Ernest Hemingway Drive
One University Plaza                                                     - or - 
Springfield, Illinois 62703                                             University Drive
(217) 206-6160                                                               Follow signs to Public Affairs Center

Parking
Paid parking is available for $5 per vehicle for patrons during evening and weekend events in lots C  South, C North, D, and E. During daytime events, patrons may park for a fee of $1 per hour, only in lots C North and D by using the pay station located in the front of each lot. Vehicles parked in lots other than those mentioned above or designated "permit only" will be subject to ticketing by Campus Police. The minimum fine for parking violations is $25. Patrons are responsible for any tickets and fines associated with parking in lots other than those mentioned above or for any illegal parking in any of the above lots.

Twenty-eight parking spaces for patrons with mobility impairments are available for all events. A map, noting this parking, is available upon request through the UIS Ticket Office.

Passenger drop off/pick up: Passengers may be dropped off at the main entrance to the Public Affairs Center (PAC) Building on Level 1. To reach the Level 1 entrance (i.e. Teardrop), vehicles should proceed down Ernest Hemingway Drive. There will be two lanes, one for passenger drop off/pick up (left lane) and one for valet (right lane). For passenger drop off/pick up, please stay in the left lane.

Group Passenger drop off/pick up: Large groups are welcome to drop off and pick up passengers in the UIS Performing Arts Center's “loading/receiving” area on the south side of the building.  Take the road just south of Lot E.  Your group can walk up a ramp and enter the lobby through a set of automatic doors.  A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available in this area, or the driver can park in another lot after dropping off your group.

Valet Parking: Valet parking is available for most UIS pac events occurring in the Sangamon Auditorium and for most rental and resident group events. Ninety valet spaces are available first come, first served at $10 per vehicle. To take advantage of this service, vehicles should proceed to the main entrance (i.e. Teardrop) down Ernest Hemingway Drive. There will be two lanes, one for passenger drop off/pick up (left lane) and one for valet (right lane). For valet service, please stay in the right lane.

Event Parking Trends: Typically for events at the UIS pac, lots E, C South, and D fill up first. Lot B West is an option for visitor parking, but requires more time spent on foot to get to the UIS pac building as it is located further away from the Public Affairs Center (see distance and average walking time below).

For the easisest access in and out of campus parking, it is recommended that patrons use Edgar Lee Masters Drive/University Drive to park in Lot B West. This helps patrons avoid the intersection near the Teardrop, which is generally filled with patrons seeking valet service.

Arrive early, and allow ample time to be seated. Patrons who arrive after the performance has begun may have to wait to be seated in a UIS pac event at an appropriate break in the performance as determined by the artist.

Parking Lot Distance to UIS pac Avg. Walking Time

B West - 900 feet 4 minutes

C North - 600 feet 3 minutes

C South - 450 feet 2 1/2 minutes

D - 400 feet 2 minutes

E - 400 feet 2 minutes

G - 600 feet 3 1/2 minutes

I South - 850 feet 4 minutes

J - 500 feet 3 minutes

 

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Driving Directions

Southbound on I-55
Exit right (west) at Exit #94 onto Stevenson Drive. Proceed to the intersection of Stevenson Drive and Taylor Avenue/West Lake Shore Drive (3rd stoplight). Turn left (south) onto West Lake Drive, which will become University Drive. Turn right at campus entrance onto Edgar Lee Masters Drive and follow signs to Public Affairs Center.

Northbound on I-55
Exit right (east) at Exit #90 onto Toronto Road. Turn left onto 11th Street. Turn right onto Vachel Lindsay Drive and follow signs to Public Affairs Center.

Westbound on I-72
Exit onto I-55 South. Exit right (west) at Exit #94 onto Stevenson Drive. Proceed to the intersection of Stevenson Drive and Taylor Avenue/West Lake Shore Drive (3rd stoplight). Turn left (south) onto West Lake Drive, which will become University Drive. Turn right at campus entrance onto Edgar Lee Masters Drive and follow signs to Public Affairs Center.

Eastbound on US 36
US 36 merges with I-55 North. Exit right (west) at Exit #94 onto Stevenson Drive. Proceed to the intersection of Stevenson Drive and Taylor Avenue/West Lake Shore Drive (3rd stoplight). Turn left (south) onto West Lake Drive, which will become University Drive. Turn right at campus entrance onto Edgar Lee Masters Drive and follow signs to Public Affairs Center.