Take Interstate 5 into San Diego. Exit at Sassafras Street and follow Kettner Boulevard to Laurel Street (second stop light). Turn left (east) on Laurel and drive straight into Balboa Park.
Take Interstate 5 North to the Sixth Avenue exit. Turn right (north) and follow Sixth Avenue to Laurel Street. Turn right (east) on Laurel and drive straight into Balboa Park.
Take Interstate 8 to 163. Go south on 163 and exit at University Ave. At the light, continue straight along Sixth Avenue to Laurel. Turn left (east) on Laurel and drive straight into Balboa Park.
For handicapped drop-off or 10 minute ticket purchase.
From Park Blvd., turn on Village Place and drive into Balboa Park. Turn right onto Old Globe Way and continue until you meet the theatre. Patrons are permitted to park for a maximum of 10 minutes.
Parking is free in Balboa Park in various lots, including Alcazar lot (closest but fills up quickly), Organ Pavillion lot (best availability), as well as the Aerospace Museum and Hall of Champions lots. Most of these are within a 5-10 minute walk from the theatre. There are additional lots a bit further from the Globe (10-15 minute walk) around the Natural History Museum and the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center. Please click here for a map of Balboa Park indicating parking areas.
Courtesy parking attendants are stationed in Alcazar, Organ Pavilion and Village Place parking lots prior to all evening performances to assist you in finding parking and to answer any questions. They will remain in the lots during and immediately following the performance.
Valet parking is available nightly beginning at 5 p.m. for a small fee in front of the
Japanese Friendship Garden. For more information, contact Sunset Parking Services
at (760) 753-4004.
Free Balboa Park Tram
The Balboa Park Tram is available to all park guests from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days
a week. Summer hours may vary. The tram makes seven stops around the park. Please allow extra time to use the Tram. For more information, contact the Visitor's Center at
(619) 239-0512. The drop-off point nearest to The Old Globe is in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden.