Directions & Parking

Marcus Performing Arts Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
Our front sidewalk is getting a facelift!

As a part of our Master Campus Plan, we are redoing the pavement in our front sidewalk. This phase one of two with an estimated finish of early fall. Audience members are still able to get into the Box Office for any ticketing needs. 

To get to the Box Office, enter the building on the North side using the door that's facing the intersection of E State St and N Water St. A security guard will be just inside the building to point you the rest of the way. Box Office hours are currently 12 pm - 4 pm.  As a visual aid, check out this Instagram Reel to see where to go.

From the West

Take I-94 heading east. Take I-43 northbound ramp on your right.  Take the Kilbourn Avenue exit ramp.  Turn slight right onto West Kilbourn Avenue. Continue onto East Kilbourn Avenue over the bridge to Water Street. Make a left turn onto Water Street.  The Marcus Center is located on the corner of Water and State Streets.

From the South

Take I-94/I-43 heading north. Take the McKinley Avenue exit ramp.  Turn right onto McKinley Avenue.  Continue onto East McKinley Avenue over the bridge to Water Street.  Make a right turn onto Water Street. The Marcus Center is located on the corner of Water and States Streets.

From the North

Take I-43 south.  Exit freeway at Fond du Lac/McKinley Avenue ramp.  Turn left onto McKinley Avenue (eastbound).  Make a right turn onto Water Street.  The Marcus Center and the Marcus Center Parking Structure are located on the corner of Water and State Streets.

Bus Routes to the Marcus Center
  • Route 57 (Walnut-N.92nd)
  • GreenLine (Bayshore-Airport)
  • Route 49 (Bayshore-Brown Deer)

Attendees can find which routes connect to these by using Google Trip Planner on the home page of

Marcus Center Parking

The Marcus Performing Arts Center is located at 929 North Water Street, between East State Street and East Kilbourn Avenue. The Marcus Center Parking Structure is located one block north of the Marcus Center, between East State Street, and East Highland Avenue. To access the parking structure, turn onto State Street from Water Street. The entrance is one block west of Water Street on the right.

Handicapped accessible stalls are available. For your convenience, there is a skywalk that crosses State Street from the parking structure to the Marcus Center. To access the skywalk from the parking structure, take the stairs or elevator in the southeast corner of the structure and go to the third floor (roof level).

Daily and Event Parking Rates
  • $5.00 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday
  • $15 after 3pm M-F and all day on weekends (Note: Rate may change for special events.)
  • Overnight parking is not permitted
  • Credit card and debit card payment only. Cash is not accepted as payment.

For information regarding daily and event parking, please email You will receive a reply within 1 business day.

Monthly Parking Rates

Monthly Parking is available at the Marcus Center Parking Structure.

  • $115.00 per month for Covered Parking
  • $90.00 per month for Roof Parking

(A deposit equal to one month’s rent is also required at time of sign up.)

As a monthly parker you are given a key card that gives you access to the structure at any time, however overnight parking is not permitted.

Monthly parkers are assigned a specific parking stall that is held Monday thru Friday until 10 a.m. After 10 a.m. and on evenings and weekends, you may park in any available stall in the structure, or as directed by the attendant.

Parking is for a minimum of 30 days, and a 30-day written notice is required for termination. At that time, your deposit can be applied to your final month. For more information or to set up an appointment to sign up, contact: