Directions and Parking

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Parking

There is parking for patrons with disabilities next to the University Theatre Center. Additional parking for patrons can be found next to the University Theatre Center and across Bobby K. Marks Drive behind the University Theatre Center.

Also the Sam Houston State University Parking Garage is available, located at 1730 Avenue I, the garage is a pay-per-use, or major credit card garage. If you need a Patron Pass or have special needs please call (936-294-3968) when making reservations so that we can be aware and prepared to service your needs.

Payne Concert Hall at the Gaertner Performing Arts CenterDirections to the Gaertner Performing Arts Center

From Interstate 45 (Houston or Dallas)

 From Houston

  • Take I-45 North to Huntsville, Exit 114
  • At the overpass light make a right turn onto FM 1374 (Montgomery Road)
  • Continue until it dead ends into Bowers Blvd at the Bearkat Football Stadium. 
  • Turn left on Bowers Blvd and continue to the stop sign at Bobby K. Marks Drive (the coliseum will be directly in front of you)
  • Take a right on Bobby K. Marks Drive and travel to the end of the block. The Gaertner Performing Arts Center is on the left

From Dallas

  • Take I-45 South to Huntsville, Exit 116
  • At the overpass light make a left turn onto Hwy 30 East (also 11th Street)
  • Continue on this street to the Courthouse. The first light at the Courthouse is Sam Houston Avenue.
  • Turn right on Sam Houston Avenue and continue to Bearkat Blvd (formerly 16th Street)
  • Take a left on Bearkat Blvd and continue to Bobby K. Marks Blvd. The Gaertner Performing Arts Center is on the right


To the Parking Garage

  • Take Exit 116 
  • Follow Hwy 190 East to downtown Huntsville 
  • Right at Courthouse onto Sam Houston Avenue 
  • Left at 16th street 
  • Right on Avenue I 
  • Right into Parking Garage (Visa/Mastercard only) 


From East (Trinity/Livingston/Nacogdoches)

  • Follow Hwy 190 West to downtown Huntsville 
  • Left at Courthouse onto Sam Houston Avenue 
  • Left on Bowers Boulevard 
  • Left on Bobby K Marks Dr the Gaertner Performing Arts Center at the end of the block on the left


From West Austin (via College Station)

  • From Bryan/College Station You will come into Huntsville on Hwy 30 East
  • Continue to the first light at the courthouse, Sam Houston Ave
  • Turn right onto Sam Houston 
  • Ave. and continue to Bearkat Blvd (16th st.)
  • Take a left onto Bearkat  Blvd and continue to Bobby K. Marks Blvd. The Gaertner Performing Arts Center is on the right

Bing Map to Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Download Directions to the Gaertner Performing Arts Center 
The directions reference the UTC or The University Theatre Center which is adjacent to the Gaernter Performing Arts Center. 


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