Parking & Directions

Northrop is located in the heart of the vibrant, active University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus—other scheduled events often impact traffic and parking availability. 

Highly recommended! Prepaid reservations make event parking on campus so much easier. You can make a reservation at the same time you buy tickets to most events happening at Northrop or purchase prepaid parking separately prior to the day of the event. Purchase prepaid parking for the Church Street Ramp or (if you wish to be slightly removed from the busy campus hub) at the Fourth Street Ramp—a new offering beginning in 2023! 

Subscribers, your parking tickets have been delivered along with your performance tickets via email.

Your prepaid parking pass is valid as early as 3 hours prior to the start of your event, and is valid for entry up to 90 minutes after the start of the event. Reservations will be forfeited if you have not arrived by that time.


How to use your prepaid parking pass

  • Prepaid parking is currently available in the Church Street Garage and Fourth Street Ramp only. Under the direction of Parking and Transportation Services and to help with the flow of traffic in the area, Nolte Garage will open when Church Street Garage sells out. 
  • Prepaid parking is available for all Northrop 2023-24 Dance performances at Northrop, as well as VocalEssence: Welcome Christmas and the 61st Annual Marching Band Indoor Concert performances.
  • Once parking is purchased, you will receive an email from U of M Tickets and Events ( that includes a QR code. This email can be pulled up on a mobile device (or can be printed at home) to scan as you enter the parking garage. NOTE: for those who purchase parking with their 2023-24 Season Package, your parking tickets will arrive via email with your performance tickets by Aug 31.

Below are the most commonly used parking facilities for attending events at Northrop.

Church Street Garage
80 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fourth Street Parking Ramp
1625 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Washington Avenue Parking Ramp
501 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nolte Center Garage
14 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

(Contract Only - unless noted for event parking)

Being on a lively campus means that there are a wide variety of easy ways to get to Northrop. You can drive and park on campus, take the bus to any of the nearby bus stops, or ride the green line to the East Bank stop which is only a five-minute walk away.

Getting To Northrop

Park your bike

at bike racks located outside Northrop

Use a rideshare service

or a taxi