Due to the construction of the Theatre District Living and Learning Neighborhood, the usual lots across the street from the Playhouse are not available. At the completion of the project, subscribers will enjoy secure, underground parking directly across from the theatres.


During construction, parking is FREE for La Jolla Playhouse patrons in the South Parking Structure (formerly known as the Osler Parking Structure) located at Gilman Drive and Osler Lane. Playhouse patrons will be provided a UC San Diego parking pass in the garage which must be displayed on the dashboard to park for free. Patrons are advised to enter the parking structure off Gilman Drive at the first right turn after La Jolla Village Drive. When you enter the structure, look for a UC San Diego parking attendant handing out parking passes. Note that this entrance puts you at Level 3 of the garage. We recommend patrons go up a level to Level 4 for parking that is most convenient to access the Playhouse shuttle.

There are accessible parking spaces in South Parking Structure and a parking pass is not needed with a handicapped placard/license. More on accessibility here.


From the South Parking Structure, patrons can either take a complimentary shuttle bus to the Playhouse or walk to the theatres. To take the shuttle, go to Level 4, North Lobby pedestrian exit in the South Parking Structure. Walk across Osler Lane and the shuttle stop is directly across the street. Shuttles are accessible and run every 7-10 minutes.

The shuttles deliver patrons to the front of the theatre complex. From the shuttle drop off it is a short walk to any of the Playhouse performances spaces. Front of house staff can drive patrons to the theatre entrances with golf carts upon request. Let a Playhouse greeter know that you would like this service when you arrive.


If you prefer to walk from South Parking Structure to the theatres, there is a newly paved walking path from the parking structure up Scholar’s Drive to the Playhouse. The walk is 0.30 miles, with an uphill ascent. Follow the Playhouse signs up Scholar’s Drive to Weiss Lane and turn left. Pass the Wagner Dance Building and you’ll see the theatre complex in front of you. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.


The front of the theatre complex also offers a new drop off location for patrons who take a ride-share service, or for those who like to drop off some of their party at the theatre before parking. The golf cart service is available at the passenger drop off location, please connect with a greeter when you arrive if you would like this service.


​Shuttles run after every performance to take patrons back to the South Parking Structure. Simply walk down Wagner Walk, the stone central walkway in front of the theatre complex, to the shuttle stop in front of the theatre complex. The shuttles will make multiple runs from the Playhouse to the parking structure after every show. Benches and lighting have been installed at the shuttle stop for your convenience. If you would like golf cart service from the theatre to the shuttle stop, please talk to Front of House staff at the theatre and they will be happy to assist.

Patrons can also walk back to the South Parking Structure using the same Scholar’s Drive they used on the way to the theatre.


Patrons and staff are welcome to use UCSD Community Service Officers (CSOs) for a safety escort to their cars by calling (858) 534-WALK (9255). If you have more questions about security please contact UCSD Police at (858) 534-HELP (4357).(CSOs) offer this service from sunset to 1 a.m. every day of the year. After 1 a.m., this service may be handled by other police department personnel. The CSO Program employs only UCSD students.

Click here for a Visual Guide PDF of our parking instructions.

Please feel free to reach out to Patron Services with any questions or concerns at (858) 550-1010.

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