Directions & Parking
How to Get to Portland Stage
There is a METRO transfer point at the corner of Forest Ave and Congress Street that services the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9A, 9B, 21, 24A, 24B, METRO BREEZ, ZOOM Turnpike Express, and Lakes Region Bus lines. The Husky Line drops off at Metro Pulse and Monument Square, only a 10-minute walk to the theater.Get Route Information
Parking at Portland Stage
Portland Stage does not own its own parking lot and is unable to provide free or subsidized parking. However, we’ve compiled some parking resources for you below!
PLEASE NOTE: If you attend during the monthly First Friday Art Walk or the Thursday 2pm Matinee, please allow extra time to find parking and get to your seats before the show starts.
There is metered on-street parking on Forest Ave, Congress Street, High Street, Cumberland Ave, and Oak Street within quick walking distance to the theater. Meters are enforced 9:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and can be paid with coins at the meter or by card/cash at either a meter terminal or by using the city’s Passport Parking app.
On-street parking in metered spots is FREE after 6:00 pm, on Sundays, and on Holidays.
There is also unmetered, 2-hour and all-day parking on various side and residential streets within a few blocks’ walking distance of the theater that is generally enforced until 5:00 pm, Mondays through Saturdays. If you go this route, make sure to read all parking signs to avoid receiving a ticket or being towed.
Nearby Parking Lots & Garages
P1 – Spring Street Garage – 45 Spring St.
Portland Stage and the City of Portland created a 50% off discount* at this garage when your ticket is stamped in the lobby or at the Box Office, and only a short 0.3-mile walk to the theater!
*Note: this discount does not apply when the garage has special event or snowstorm pricing, which is a flat fee on entry.
P2 – Gateway Garage – 181 High St.
Visit their website for special Portland Stage event parking rates for up to 7 hours.
P3 – Unified Parking – 11 Forest Ave. INDEFINITELY CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Not available 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. This is a Pay-And-Display Lot managed by Unified Parking Partners. Be sure to pre-pay in the lot before you head to the theater. This lot is enforced by a combination of ticketing, booting, and/or towing (in extreme cases).
P4 – By The Bay Parking – 60 Spring St.
P5 – Arts District Garage – 48 Brown St