Directions & Parking

Directions


From Indianapolis

Bloomington is approximately 45 miles south of Indianapolis.

  • Travel Indiana 37 south past Martinsville.
  • Exit at College Avenue exit, which is the first Bloomington exit. Travel to Seventh Street.
  • Turn left on Seventh Street and travel approximately 10 blocks.
  • IU Auditorium sits in the middle of Seventh Street past the Indiana Memorial Union and a University traffic control gate. Please note that, on event days, parking alongside the building is limited to those with State-issued disability tags and/or IU Auditorium Circle Passes. See below for parking information.
  • If coming to purchase tickets at the box office, let the traffic attendant know and you will be given you a parking pass to have validated at the box office.

From I-65 / Columbus, Indiana

Bloomington is approximately 40 miles west of Columbus, Indiana. – Please note that SR 46 is a two-lane scenic route with many curves and Nashville, Indiana, does a very active fall foliage tourist business, so delays are likely at that time of year.

  • Highway 46 turns into East Third Street when it gets into Bloomington. 
  • When Highway 46-West turns north (right) at the College Mall Road intersection, keep going straight on East Third Street. 
  • The third stoplight you come to after crossing the College Mall intersection should be Jordan Avenue. 
  • Keep going straight on East Third Street; you are traveling along the perimeter of the campus. 
  • The third stoplight after crossing Jordan Avenue should be Indiana Avenue. 
  • Turn right on Indiana Avenue and travel to Seventh Street. 
  • Turn right on Seventh Street and travel approximately 10 blocks.
  • IU Auditorium sits in the middle of Seventh Street past the Indiana Memorial Union and a University traffic control gate. Please note that, on event days, parking alongside the building is limited to those with State-issued disability tags and/or IU Auditorium Circle Passes. See below for parking information. 
  • If coming to purchase tickets at the box office, let the traffic attendant know and you will be given you a parking pass to have validated at the box office. 

Parking


Free Parking and Shuttle

Free parking and shuttle service to and from the Auditorium is offered for all season shows as well as for many other events held at the Auditorium. Park at Atwater or Poplars garages and you will be met by IU Auditorium staff, board the shuttle, then take the short ride to the Auditorium.

Garage Entrances

  • Atwater - Faculty Dr. between 3rd St. and Atwater Ave.
  • Poplars - 6th St., between Grant St. and Dunn St.

The shuttle begins 90 minutes prior to the event start time and provides frequent pickups. When the curtain goes down, the shuttle returns you to the garage.

Keep your ticket stub! Simply show to the garage attendant to exit the garage free of charge.

 

Accessibility Parking

The limited parking located around Showalter Fountain is exclusively reserved for those with State-issued disability tags and/or IU Auditorium Circle Passes.

 

Paid Parking

Limited paid parking may be available within walking distance of the Auditorium:

  • Jordan Avenue Garage - Event parking is available for $10 (cash only) for events taking place Monday–Thursday evenings. Free event parking is available for events after 6 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.
  • Indiana Memorial Union Lots 1 and 2