Your Visit - Maps and Parking


Cahn Auditorium

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Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street (at Sheridan Road), Evanston, Illinois

We recommend the Northwestern University Visitor Center Garage off Sheridan Road (see map below)—it’s free after 4 pm weekdays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. During other times it’s $8 (no pass or permit needed, pay by credit card only).

Park in any NU lot shown on map (free, except for weekday matinees in June and August) or for a fee in City of Evanston parking garages at Clark and Chicago, Davis and Benson or Clark and Maple (see map). Please add at least 20 minutes to travel time for parking.

Parking in Northwestern University lots for weekday matinees in June and August requires a permit ($9), available by calling the box office at (847) 920-5360. Cars parked in NU lots on weekdays in June and August without a permit may be ticketed.

We do not recommend street parking for weekday matinees, as there are two-hour limits all around the theater Note restrictions on posted signs.

Take El to Foster Street, Evanston. Walk two blocks east and one block south to Cahn Auditorium.

Nichols Concert Hall
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Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue (at Grove Street), Evanston, Illinois

Handicapped entrance (no stairs) is on north side of building on Grove Street. Main entrance is on Chicago Avenue.

Best Parking Availability:
Sherman Plaza Self Park (enter on Benson or Davis). Free on Sunday.

Limited Parking Availability:
After 5 pm and all day Sunday: Best Western Hotel lower level only (climb six stairs to exit). Use pay box in northwest corner of garage (cash or credit card — free on Sunday). No need to place receipt on your car. This lot fills up quickly.

Street Parking:
Street parking is available near Nichols Concert Hall. Check signs for rates and restrictions.

Other Garages:
See map below.

Take El to Dempster Street, Evanston. Walk one block east and two blocks north to Nichols Concert Hall.