Directions and Parking Information

Getting to Northeastern Illinois University's Auditorium and Recital Hall 

By Car 
The performance spaces at NEIU are easiest to access by entering the campus 
at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. If entering from 3600 W. Foster Ave., take the access
road north to the Parking Facility or Lots F or D.

Parking Permits
Parking Permits are now required for all events on campus. Please have your license plate number on hand to enter into the system.

Blue Zone virtual daily permits cost $5 per day.

Download the free Passport Parking app to your smartphone or visit the website to create your account. Note, if you already use the parking app Park Chicago, you can login to the Passport Parking app with the same pin and phone number and your accounts will be connected. However, you must use the Passport Parking app at NEIU.

  • Register your car with the app or on the website with your phone number or email, credit card and license plate number.
  • Enter your zone number, which you will find on the signage located in your specific parking location at NEIU. 
  • Pay for your parking.
  • Parking is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the day of purchase. If you don’t use a smartphone you can purchase your parking in advance from work or home through the website Use the zone number 5523 (Lot D, Blue Zone) for theatre parking or 5520 (Lot F, Blue Zone) for concert or art gallery parking.

Other Options:
You may also drive up to the yellow kiosk in the parking garage that dispenses a paper receipt for display.

If you do not use a smartphone and need more assistance with securing permit parking please contact the Parking Facility or sponsoring program at least 24 hours in advance and during business hours.

NEIU Parking Facility: (773) 442-4114 or (773) 442-4117
8am-9pm M-Th
8am-5pm Fr

Public Transportation
North or Southbound
CTA Brown Line Stop: Kimball. Take #82 bus north to Bryn Mawr Ave.
#82 bus: exit at Bryn Mawr Ave. and walk two blocks west
#53 bus: exit at Bryn Mawr Ave.and walk east. Enter via breezeway between 
Lech Walesa Hall and the Stage Center building.

East or Westbound 
#92 Foster bus exit at Central Park Avenue and walk north into the campus. 
Enter via the Student Union building.