Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

DirectionsMap of area

Long Center for the Performing Arts

701 W. Riverside Dr.
(512) 474-5664

Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Rd.

AISD Performing Arts Center

1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd
(512) 414-4761


Main Parking

Parking is available at the Palmer Events Center Parking Garage for $8.00.The garage is located at 900 Barton Springs Road, between Riverside Drive, South First Street, and Barton Springs Road just south of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.

Mobility Impaired/Accessible Parking is available in the Palmer Events Center Parking Garage on all levels near the elevators. Please see the Accessibility section of the Long Center website for more information, including drop-off location

Complimentary Parking

Complimentary Garage Parking is available to vehicles with any of the following specialty license plates: Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Medal of Honor, and Legion of Merit Medal, Purple Heart, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and Prisoners of War (House Bill 618 and City Code Section 12-3-8).

Valet Parking

Valet Parking is available for most public events and performances taking place in Dell Hall for $18. Please access the Keller Williams Circular Drive for valet parking drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right-hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive). Cash is the only accepted tender at the valet booth and we do have an ATM on site.

Overflow Parking

The One Texas Parking Garage is located next to the Extended Stay America on the southeast corner of Barton Springs Road and South First Street behind the One Texas Center building for $8 or $10 for special events. The garage may be accessed by Haywood Avenue (off of Riverside Drive) or the drive off of South First Street. Learn more about the One Texas Center.

Alternatives to Driving



Ride Share

Ridesharing is a great alternative to driving.





While finding parking in downtown Austin can be a challenge, finding a transit line that gets you there is easy! Try transit to and from the Long Center. It costs less than covered parking and you’ll avoid circling for a spot.

Nearby transit stops: Vic Mathias / Auditorium Shores Station, South 1st/Riverside, South 1st / Barton Springs, and Barton Springs Station.

Transit Routes: 1, 3, 7, 10, 20, 30, 801 and 803

Plan your trip online or on your phone!




Walking to the Long Center from downtown is easy. Just take Cesar Chavez to the First street bridge. Follow the pedestrian bridge across Town Lake and continue all the way to the front lawn on the Long Center.




Bicycle parking is always available at the Long Center. As you approach the Long Center Parking Garage from Riverside Drive, there is a bike rack located to the right of the parking garage. Best of all, it’s free!







Taking a taxi is another convenient way to avoid parking garages. Call any of Austin’s reliable cab services for rates or to schedule a pickup.

Yellow Cab Austin Taxi Service: (512) 452-9999
Austin Cab Company: (512) 478-2222
SuperShuttle: (800) 258-3826
SLS Worldwide Transportation: (512) 826-5466