Directions and Parking
The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the north campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Near the I-70 and I-170 interchange in north St. Louis County.
If this is your first visit to the Touhill, please give yourself plenty of time before the performance to familiarize yourself with the UMSL campus, parking, and venue.
The Main Entrance and Ticket Office are located at 8024 Arnold B. Grobman Drive, St. Louis, MO. You can also type "Touhill Circle" into the search bar. Click here for directions via Google Maps.
Latitude: 38.7135 (38° 42’ 48.60")
Longitude: -90.3082 (-90° 18’ 29.52")
Go Metro to the Touhill!
It’s the easiest way to get to the Touhill Performing Arts Center! The University of Missouri-St. Louis North Campus Metrolink Station is just steps away from the Touhill ’s front door.
Take I-70 to Florissant Road (Exit 240). Travel South on Florissant Rd. to the SECOND entrance to the UMSL campus at Arnold B. Grobman Drive. Make the first right turn onto Touhill Circle. This will lead to the main circle drive drop off. Parking is available in either garage to your left or in surface Lot E just past the drop off driveway.
From Natural Bridge from the West
Turn left at the SECOND entrance to the UMSL campus at University Drive and follow it around to the right as it turns into Arnold B. Grobman Drive. The Touhill Performing Arts Center is about a half mile down this road on the left. The drop off circle will be the SECOND driveway to the left (stay in the right lane as you pass the entrance to parking Lot E). Parking is available in either garage to your right or in surface Lot E which is the first left once you reach the building (stay in the left lane to turn into the parking lot).
From Natural Bridge from the East
Turn right at the first entrance to the UMSL campus at University Drive and follow it around to the right as it turns into Arnold B. Grobman Drive. The Touhill Performing Arts Center is about a half mile down this road on the left. The drop off circle will be the SECOND driveway to the left (stay in the right lane as you pass the entrance to parking Lot E). Parking is available in either garage to your right or in surface Lot E which is the first left once you reach the building (stay in the left lane to turn into the parking lot).
Lee and Terrace Entrances
Though we strongly recommend using the Main Entrance and the east side of the building, you
may also park on the west side of the building in Lot K and access the building via the Lee
Entrance or the Terrace Lobby. Please note that the walk from the parking lot to the building is
lengthy, about 300 yards. Also note that there is not a connector road between the west side of
campus and the east side of campus. If you are on the west side of the building and wish to go to
the Main Entrance on the east side of the building you will need to exit campus.
Click on "Directions and Parking Guide" below for a downloadable PDF.
There are FREE parking lots and garages surrounding the building. Permits are normally
required, but patrons can park in these lots without a permit starting at two hours prior to the
performance start time.
Please use the Main Entrance for dropping off patrons that have mobility issues. The walk from
the drop off point to the building is only 20 yards (60 feet). The drop off point on the west side
of the building is 77 yards from the door. There are 22 disabled parking spaces within 260 yards
of the building; however, they do fill up quickly during large events. Please visit our
accessibility page here for detailed maps and more information.
Taxi and Car Service
We recommend using Uber or Lyft as a car service to get to and from the Touhill. Taxi Service
has been difficult for many patrons as the drivers cannot find the building since we are on a
campus. Uber and Lyft drivers tend to search for the building by name rather than a street
address. This produces more accurate results on most mapping services. The building has two
primary entrances, it is important that you and your driver meet at the right entrance. The best
plan is to designate whether you are at the East side of the building (Main Entrance) or the West
side of the building (Lee Entrance.)
The Ticket Office is located at the Main Entrance on the east side of the building. When
purchasing tickets during a regular business day, you may park in the circle drive for up to 15
Why doesn’t the Touhill offer valet service?
The Touhill tried valet service for a couple of seasons. Due to the heavy traffic of everyone
leaving the venue at the same time, the valet service ended up being a less than desirable
experience for those that used it, as well as for other patrons that used the drop-off circle. There
is not enough room in the circle to service both of these needs. The valet parking spaces were
also too far away to allow for efficient car retrieval by the service.
Why doesn’t the Touhill offer a parking shuttle?
The Touhill tried parking lot shuttles for several performances, but the service could not handle
the demand right before show time and after the show. This created a frustrating experience for
Do I need a permit to park on campus?
No, not as long as you arrive within two hours of the performance start time and park in one of the lots around the Touhill.