The entrance to the Kimmel Center Parking Garage is located just south of the Broad Street entrance to the building and can be accessed only by cars traveling south on Broad Street.
Parking may be pre-purchased online for either the Kimmel Center Garage or the Avenue of the Arts Garage by selecting a link below. Pre-paid parking is available most weekends and weekday evenings. Pre-paid parking is not available on all performance dates.
Pay stations at the Kimmel Parking garage
Kimmel Center Garage Hours:
The automated parking system at the Kimmel Center garage is similar to the PPA street parking pay stations that you can find on many streets throughout the city. The automated system streamlines the parking experience by reducing the bottleneck upon entering. Each parking space is numbered and visitors enter their number at the pay stations located in each of the three elevator lobbies in the garage. Payment can be made by credit, debit or cash [exact change only.] There is also a smart phone app available for Android and iPhone that allows patrons to set up a pay by phone account www.parkingmobile.com.
Kimmel Center Garage Fees:
- Monday through Friday, 6am - 11pm
- Saturday, 8am - 11pm
- Sunday, 8am - 11pm
- Attendant available daily 7am-11pm
Weekdays (Monday to Friday):
- In before 10am, out by 6:00pm: $12
- In after 10am, out by close: $22
- In after 5pm: $25
Saturday and Sunday:
- 8am to 5pm: $21
- In after 5pm: $25
Please note: After September 1, 2017, parking in the Kimmel Center Garage after 5pm will cost $26.
From points North: Take either I-76 or I-95 to I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and exit at Broad Street (Central Philadelphia). Follow Broad Street around City Hall, continuing south. The Kimmel Center is on the southwest corner of Broad & Spruce Streets.
From points South: Take I-95 North to Exit #17 (formerly exit #14), Broad Street. Continue north on Broad approximately 3 miles. The Kimmel Center is at the corner of Broad & Spruce Streets.
From points East: Take I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and exit at Broad Street (Central Philadelphia). Follow Broad Street around City Hall, continuing south. The Kimmel Center is on the southwest corner of Broad & Spruce Streets.
From points West: Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and exit at Broad Street (Central Philadelphia). Follow Broad Street around City Hall, continuing south. The Kimmel Center is on the southwest corner of Broad & Spruce Streets.
From Ben Franklin Bridge: Take first exit on 8th Street to Spruce Street. Continue west to Broad Street.
From Walt Whitman Bridge: Take Broad Street exit. Follow north approximately 3 miles.
SEPTA: the Commuter's Choice
The Broad Street Subway's Walnut-Locust Station is located two blocks from The Kimmel Center. Market-Frankford and Subway Surface riders should make a free transfer to the Broad Street Line at the 15th & Market stop.
All Regional Rail Lines stop at Suburban Station, where riders can transfer to the nearby Broad Street Line at City Hall Station or take the 15-minute walk to The Kimmel Center.
Routes 4, 27, and 32 travel along Broad Street. Route 12 runs east-west along Locust and Walnut Streets. Other nearby buses include Routes 9, 21, and 42, which run along Walnut and Chestnut Streets.
Bus Routes 9, 21, 32, and 42 are handicapped accessible.
New Jersey's PATCO High Speed Line:
Take the High Speed Line toward Philadelphia, to the last, or 15th Street stop. Take the stairs to street level, where you will surface at 15th & Locust Streets. From there, walk one block south on 15th Street to Spruce Street. Turn left and find the entrance to The Kimmel Center a half block up on your right.