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Popejoy Hall Directions, Parking Permits and More


Popejoy Hall is located on The University of New Mexico campus on the corner of Redondo and Cornell, in the Center for the Arts building, at 203 Cornell Drive, NE.

Location of Popejoy Hall

You need a permit to park free on campus.

Download Permits

  • After payment, you will need to print your parking permit. Links to the permits are located in the “How to Have a Successful Field Trip” guide emailed about two weeks prior to the performance.
  • Click the link for the appropriate parking permit (Bus or Car). 
  • Print a permit for each performance you will be attending.
  • Make sure there is one permit per vehicle.
  • Parking instructions are printed on the permits.
  • Parking on campus is not guaranteed for cars unless you have a handicapped permit or park in South Lot.
Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the show. Parking at Popejoy may be difficult depending on events at UNM or in the neighboring area. Allow the appropriate amount of time to find parking. If you park farther away from Popejoy, allow sufficient time to walk to the performance or take the free shuttle from South Lot. 

Bus Parking 

Bus ParkingDownload map & instructions for bus parking (PDF)

  • Park buses along the curb surrounding Johnson Field in order of arrival, starting at the southwest corner of the field.They will remain here during the show.
  • Please coordinate bus transportation with other teachers in your school.
  • Coordinate with parking authorities onsite upon arrival if you are planning to leave late or arrive early. 
    • After your group is dropped off, your bus will move to the South Lot.
    • You must coordinate the time to return for pick-up with your driver.

Car Parking

Where to park your carWe recommend you do NOT park on the UNM Campus. 

  • Paid Visitor Parking is NOT guaranteed on campus.
  • There are very limited paid metered parking spots available.
  • The parking garage charges by the half hour.
  • A full parking garage (no permits) can cause you to be late to the show.
  • Instead, please follow the instructions below:
  • Free parking is offered in the South Lot, east of the UNM Football Stadium on Avenida César Chávez. (See UNM's South Lot in the image to the right.)
  • From South Lot, take the free red and white UNM shuttle to the Yale Mall stop (a five-minute walk to Popejoy Hall).
  • Allow extra travel time and note that UNM students are sharing them with us.
If you have time before or after the performance and want your students to learn more about UNM and its campus, check out these great options available to Schooltime visitors.
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