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Parking and Directions

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Free parking (P) is available in the lots and side streets surrounding the BCPA on a first come, first served basis. Activities in the adjacent downtown, campus, and residential neighborhoods mean that traffic and parking congestion can occur, especially at our most popular events. Please arrive early and allow ample time to be seated in the auditorium. The BCPA lobby will open an hour and a half prior to each event and the auditorium will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance. Patrons who arrive after curtain time may be admitted to an observation area and are seated in the auditorium at an appropriate break in the performance as determined by the artist.

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Directions to the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 434-2777

I-74 from the East (Champaign)
Take I-74 to US 51 North (Main Street). Stay on Main Street (One way street going north) into downtown Bloomington. Turn right on Locust Street immediately past the BCPA. Turn right again onto East Street; and find parking per the below parking map.

I-74 from the West (Peoria)
Take I-74 to Exit 160A (Rt. 9 East – Market Street). Stay on Market Street until it T’s at East Street. Turn left on East Street and immediately merge into the right lane. Turn right at the stoplight on Locust Street immediately past the BCPA. Find parking per the below parking map.

I-55 from the South (Springfield)
Take I-55 to Exit 160A (Rt. 9 East – Market Street). Stay on Market Street until the “T” intersection at East Street. Turn left on East Street into the right lane. Turn right on Locust Street immediately past the BCPA. Turn right again onto East Street. To drop off stay in the right lane and follow the instructions of the parking attendants.

US 51 from the South (Decatur)
Stay on US 51 (Main Street) into downtown Bloomington (becomes East Street downtown). Take a right on East Street. Find parking per the below parking map.

I-55 from the North (Chicago)
Take I-55 to Exit 167 toward Central Illinois Regional Airport (Veterans Parkway). Take Veterans Parkway to Washington Street and turn right on Washington. Continue on Washington into downtown Bloomington. Turn right onto East Street. Turn right on Locust Street immediately past the BCPA. Find parking per the below parking map.

I-39 from the North (Rockford)
Take I-39 to I-55 South. Exit 160A (Rt. 9 East – Market Street). Stay on Market Street until it T’s at East Street. Take US I-39 to BUS US 51 South and follow through campus to downtown Bloomington. Turn left at the stoplight on Locust Street immediately past the BCPA. Find parking per the below parking map.