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Parking Directions

The Akron Civic Theatre, located at 182 South Main Street (King James Way) in the middle of downtown Akron, is centrally located and is surrounded by several parking decks and a surface lot. The decks include the O'Neil’s Parking Deck on 52 West State Street, the Akron Centre Parking Deck (11 West Mill St.), which can also be accessed from Quaker Street.  A surface lot is located on W. Bowery Street behind the Civic Theatre.

Due to Construction, certain access has changed for the building. Main St. is closed to south bound traffic and is closed to pedestrians walking from the south parking decks to the main entrance of the Civic. West Bowery St. remains open to west bound traffic only. Sidewalks are open from W. Bowery to the Main St. entrance. Patrons parking on the North side of the building should enter the building thru the side on 55 West Bowery St.

State Street Parking Deck Traffic Pattern has changed.

Due to changing construction patterns for the State Street Bridge, State Street parking deck (52 W. State St.) will be accessible from W. Bowery St. to West State only. There is no longer access from Main St. This traffic pattern will be in place until the completion of the bridge construction.

Please note: It is recommended to park in the decks NORTH of the Civic Theatre.

From the north: Turn right onto W. Bowery St, then (turn right) onto Quaker St and enter the the Akron Centre Parking Deck.

From the south: Using S. Broadway, head west (turn left) on Bowery and then turn right onto Quaker St. and enter the the Akron Centre Parking Deck.

Click here for a downtown parking map.

Parking for individuals living with mobility issues:  Patron drop off is available on W. Bowery Street at the side parking lot of the theatre. For those with disabilities, you must drop off at the entrance of the Civic lot at 55 W. Bowery St. Nearby spaces are available inside the Akron Centre Parking Deck at the Quaker Street entrance off W.Bowery St., approximately 150 feet from the Bowery St. entrance to the theatre. Please note that you will exit the Akron Centre Parking Deck onto Mill St.

Please click the link below to see a map of all the parking facilities in downtown Akron:

Need assistance? Call the Downtown Akron Partnership on duty Ambassador Service at 330-706-7383 Monday-Wednesday until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday until 11:00 p.m. for lock outs, jump starts, escorts and other assistance.

For other info about Downtown Akron, please call Downtown Akron Partnership at (330) 374-7676

Downtown and need assistance? Contact the downtown ambassadors at (330) 706-7383. Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Effective Monday, June 13, 2016, the following City of Akron parking deck rates will be in effect:
0-30 minutes - $1
31-60 minutes - $2
Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. - $2 Flat rate
Fridays after 6 p.m. – Free
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - Free