Taft Theatre Parking



Patrons coming from I-75/I-71 N or I-75 S will take the 2nd Street exit:

• Continue straight to stay on Second St W
• Use the 2nd from the right lane to turn slightly right onto Second St E
• Turn left onto E Pete Rose Way
• Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Broadway St
       • A garage entrance is on your left

You can continue to other garage exits by following these directions:

• Turn left onto E 4th St
     • A garage entrance is on your left
• Use the left 2 lanes to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Sycamore St
      • A garage entrance is on your left

Patrons coming from I-71 S with take Exit 2: Gilbert Ave

• Use the 2nd from the right lane to take the US-42 S/Reading Rd exit
• Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 2, follow signs for Gilbert Ave and merge onto Gilbert Ave
• Turn right onto E Court St
• Turn left onto Reedy St
• Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Eggleston Ave
• Turn right onto E 3rd St
• Turn right onto Pike St
• Turn left onto E 4th St
      • A garage entrance is on your left

Patrons coming from the east side Columbia Parkway West must exit at either Third or Sixth Streets for Downtown Access



May Festival subscribers receive free parking at Queen City Square Garage on concert nights. Want to learn more about the Queen City Garage? The button below will take you to a step-by-step instructions page complete with pictures.

For all concert attendees we recommend using the Queen City Square Garage located one block south of the Taft Theatre. To generate Google directions from your location to Queen City Square Garage click hereAdditional parking garages and surface lots are noted below for your convenience. 

Cincinnati Bell Connector 
Cincinnati’s downtown streetcar is now open! Stop #2 (4th and Main) and Stop #3 (6th and Main) are both close to the Taft Theatre. For a map of the streetcar route click here. To see a map of parking options located along the streetcar route, click hereFind up-to-the minute availability and rates at bestparking.com.  

Parking lots near the Taft Theatre include:
250 East 5th St Garage (formerly Chiquita Center) on Sycamore St between 5th and 6th
‭First Financial Center Garage on Main St, ‭between 4th and 5th
‭Outdoor surface parking lot on the corner of 5th and ‭Broadway
‭300 East Sixth St Garage (behind P&G headquarters)
310 Broadway Street ‭Garage

Street Parking
Limited street parking is also available along 5th, Sycamore and Broadway Streets. Pay your meter using your mobile device! Visit cincyezpark.com.

Red Bike
Rent a bike and ride to the Taft! The Taft Theatre Red Bike stop is located at 551 Broadway.