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Directions & Parking

Parking Alert for Mannheim Steamroller

We anticipate high volume traffic for this performance and the demand for parking to exceed the capacity of the ramp adjacent to Wharton Center.  Plan for parking congestion, long parking lines and be prepared to park in alternative parking locations (listed below) especially if arriving 30 minutes or less prior to curtain time. Parking fee is $5.00 CASH ONLY.

To East Lansing

  • FROM NORTH/SOUTH: US 127 to Trowbridge Rd exit.
  • FROM WEST: I-96/69 to I-496 to Trowbridge Rd exit.
  • FROM NORTHEAST: I-69 to US 127 South to Trowbridge Rd exit.
  • FROM SOUTHEAST: I-96 to Okemos Rd exit.

To Wharton Center

From Trowbridge Rd Exit

Take Trowbridge Rd past Harrison Rd and follow the curve left to Red Cedar. Turn Right at Wilson Rd. Continue on Wilson Rd, cross Bogue St. and turn left into Wharton Center parking ramp’s Wilson Rd entrance.

From Okemos Rd Exit

Take Okemos Rd North, turn left onto Jolly Rd (first light), turn right onto Hagadorn Rd and continue to Shaw Lane. Turn left onto Shaw Lane and follow to Wharton Center parking ramp.

Parking During BUSINESS HOURS

If you are visiting Wharton Ticket Office, administrative offices or Wharton Gifts, Monday-Friday between business hours:

  • Wharton parking ramp, Visitors use Shaw/North entrance ONLY
  • Patrons buying tickets will have their parking ticket validated when parking in ramp.
  • Parking fee of 1.60/hour
  • Parking Meters are located in front of Wharton Center, off of Bogue St.
  • Enforced 8am-6pm

Cobb Great Hall and Pasant Events

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Wharton Ramp (MSU Ramp 3)

  • $5.00 fee, cash only
  • 766 Shaw Ln. East Lansing, 48824
  • Barrier-free parking is available on all levels. Wharton Center entrance (level 2) is accessible by elevator.
  • There are many facilities that utilize this ramp. We recommend that you arrive at least 30-45 minutes before curtain to take advantage of parking in this immediate area. Parking is available at several MSU lots surrounding the theatre.

Fee Hall Surface Lot (Lot 32)

  • Event parking fee may apply
  • Located southeast of Wharton Center, approximately .3 miles

Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden Surface Lot (Lot 54)

  • $5.00 fee, cash only
  • Located south of Wharton Center, approximately .3 miles
  • Near 1066 Bogue St.

Shaw Ramp (Lot 51)

  • Free after 6PM, Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
  • Located northwest of Wharton Center, approximately .3 miles
  • 592 N. Shaw Ln., East Lansing, 48824
  • Not available for WEEKDAY MATINEE events.

MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Events

Auditorium surface lot (Lot 9)

  • 542 Auditorium Rd.
  • Meters free after 6PM
  • Barrier free entrance located on southwest side of building, drop off only

Administration Ramp (Lot 12)

  • 458 Auditorium Rd.
  • Approximately .3 miles to Auditorium

Additional parking may be found just south of the Red Cedar River in Lot 37, 38, 40, 41

*Please note that all parking ramps and all surface lots are staffed and operated by MSU Parking Services. For additional information, please contact Parking Services at (517) 355-8440.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • PHONE: (517) 353-1982
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