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Directions and Parking


The Pasadena Playhouse is located at:

39 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Parking is convenient and inexpensive. There are several well-lit, competitively-priced parking lots surrounding the theatre. Street parking on Green and Colorado is often available at no cost for Saturday evening and Sunday performances.

Nearby Parking Options Include:

Playhouse Plaza Lot
Entrance located on El Molino Avenue, directly across the street from The Pasadena Playhouse.

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Event Parking Rate is $7* flat fee*.

Click here to buy $5 Advance Vouchers! After you enter the underground lot, save your original ticket, and then pick up your voucher from the Box Office window. Upon exiting the lot, enter the original ticket first, then the voucher.

Municipal Lot
Directly behind The Pasadena Playhouse on Madison between Colorado and Green.

Parking Rate is $1.50 per hour ($7 daily max)*.

Discount Tire Center
Southwest corner of Green and El Molino.

Mohawk Carpet
Southeast corner of Green and El Molino.

Event Parking Rate is $7* flat fee*.

Municipal Garage
40 S. Oakland Avenue (Between Colorado and Green).

Parking Rate is $1.50 every 20 minutes ($5 daily max). On Sat., daily flat rate parking is available for $12*.

Garage Below Trio Apartments
Southwest corner of El Molino and Union. Entrance on Union.

Parking Rate is $1 every 15 minutes ($10 daily max, Mon. - Fri.). $5 flat rate for the evening (entrance after 4:00 p.m.).
Sat. - Sun.: $5 (24-hour flat rate).

Municipal Lot
Northeast corner of El Molino and Union.

Parking Rate is $1 per hour ($5 daily max)*.

*All pricing is subject to change by parking lot.

There is free street parking in Pasadena only after 6:00 pm (all day on Sundays). If you choose to park on the street, please read all signs carefully before parking. The Pasadena Playhouse does not manage parking around the facility and is not responsible for citations, lost or stolen vehicles, or items left in vehicles. You may also GO GREEN to The Playhouse! We are conveniently located near the Metro Rail Gold Line Lake Street stop and many Los Angeles Metro and Pasadena ARTS Bus lines. Please visit or for more information.

There is a passenger unloading zone directly in front of the theatre and an alley north of the main entrance for patrons needing extra assistance.

If possible, please do not park on Mira Monte Place. Parking is reserved for residents with permits.

Go Metro to The Pasadena Playhouse
Take the Metro Gold Line to the Lake Avenue Station. Walk one block north on Lake to Maple Street. Connect to Metro Bus 180 and take it to Colorado Boulevard and Madison Avenue, just one block from the Pasadena Playhouse. Customized routing is also available using the Metro Trip Planner on

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