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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.

Find a nearby spot

The Rubenstein Arts Center does not have a dedicated parking lot. 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 across the street from the Ruby.

If you are driving to the Ruby for an event, check the event listing for any special parking information. Otherwise, nearby parking accommodations include:

Weekdays before 5pm:

  • Duke Gardens Lot (less than 10 minute walk, $1/half hour)
  • Limited street parking on Alexander Avenue and Oregon Street (less than 5 minute walk, free)

Weekdays after 5pm:

  • Duke University Road Lots #1 and #2 (10 to 15 minute walk): the gravel parking lots at the intersection of Chapel Drive and Duke University Road are open and free after 5pm.
  • Limited street parking on Alexander Avenue and Oregon Street (less than 5 minute walk, free)

Weekdays after 7pm:

  • Duke Gardens Lot (less than 10 minute walk, free after 7pm)

Weekends before 5pm:

  • Duke Gardens Lot (less than 10 minute walk, $1/half hour)
  • Duke Gardens Weekend Overflow (just across Anderson St.): the Duke University Campus Drive/H Lot at the corner of Yearby Avenue and Anderson Street is open and free 8am-8pm on Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Duke University Road Lots #1 and #2 (10 to 15 minute walk): the gravel parking lots at the intersection of Chapel Drive and Duke University Road are open and free on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Limited street parking on Alexander Avenue and Oregon Street (less than 5 minute walk)

Weekends after 5pm:

  • Duke Gardens Weekend Overflow (just across Anderson St.): the Duke University Campus Drive/H Lot at the corner of Yearby Avenue and Anderson Street is open and free 8am-8pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Duke University Road Lots #1 and #2 (10 to 15 minute walk): the gravel parking lots at the intersection of Chapel Drive and Duke University Road are open and free on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Limited street parking on Alexander Avenue and Oregon Street (less than 5 minute walk)

Weekdays after 7pm:

  • Duke Gardens Lot (less than 10 minute walk, free after 7pm)

For Duke Performances presentations:

Parking for Duke Performances presentations at the Rubenstein Arts Center is available directly across the street from the venue in the Campus Drive Lot, approximately a one-minute walk. The entrance to this lot is on Anderson Street, just north of Campus Drive, facing the west side of the Rubenstein Arts Center. A crossing guard will be stationed near the entrance of the Campus Drive lot before and after each show to allow you to cross the street safely.

ADA parking information:

ADA parking is available in the Duke Performances lot adjacent to the Rubenstein Arts Center on a first-come basis at all times. On weekends, the Duke Gardens Weekend Overflow lot is open across Anderson Street from the Ruby and includes ADA spaces as well (also referred to as the Duke University Campus Drive/H lot).

We do not encourage parking in the lot for Nasher Museum of Art.

Map detailing parking locations

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