Directions & Parking

How to Get to Portland Stage

By Car

From I-295:
• Take the Forest Ave South exit (exit 6A)
• Stay on Forest Ave through 4 traffic lights
• After 4th traffic light, Portland Stage is the 4th building on the left

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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.

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By Bike

Portland Downtown has tips on navigating the downtown peninsula with a bike (both people- and gas-powered) on their website, including maps of bike racks and motorcycle/moped parking in the downtown area.

Downtown Biking Tips

By Amtrak

Live near an Amtrak station? Ditch the car at home and take the Amtrak Downeaster to get to Portland’s Transportation Center, then take public transit from there to the theater!

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By Concord Coach

Live near a Concord Coach station, and don’t want to deal with Portland Parking? Concord Coach Lines has service that will bring you to Portland’s Transportation Center, where you can take public transit from there to the theater!

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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.

On-Street Parking

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.  – Now Reopened!
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