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The Rubenstein Arts Center does not have a dedicated parking lot. We can sometimes offer free parking for special events, please scroll down for details.
If you are coming from elsewhere on Duke’s campus during the day, we recommend that you take Duke Transit’s free and frequent East-West bus service, which stops just a few steps from the building.
Visitor parking is available for $2/hour in pay-by-space lots in several locations near the Rubenstein Arts Center, including:
- The Campus Drive lot, located at the corner of Campus Drive and Anderson Street, is directly across the street. Visitors may park in this lot on weekends (after 5pm Friday through Sunday evening) with a valid Duke parking permit or via the PayByPhone app or by calling 866-234-7275 (location #3121). More information about PayByPhone.
- The Nasher Museum of Art, located at 2001 Campus Drive, has a pay-by-space lot with both kiosks and PayByPhone. More information.
- Sarah P Duke Gardens, located at 420 Anderson Street, has a pay-by-space lot with both kiosks and PayByPhone. More information.
- There is also limited free street parking along Alexander Avenue and Oregon Street (less than a five-minute walk from the arts center).
Special Event Parking
Free Parking for Special Events
(Only available if noted in the event listing.)
Free parking for select events at the Rubenstein Arts Center is provided in the Campus Drive lot, directly across the street. The entrance is on Anderson Street, just north of Campus Drive, facing the west side of the Rubenstein Arts Center. If there is an attendant, simply let them know you are attending an arts center event.
ADA parking is available in the Campus Drive lot, visitor lots, and also in front of Duke Performances, adjacent to the Rubenstein Arts Center on a first-come basis.