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South Orange Performing Arts Center
One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079 Highway-Signs

Parking

Parking can be a challenge in the heart of any lively community. Be sure to allow enough time for parking when planning your visit to SOPAC.

Parking lots and on-street parking meters are FREE after 6PM Monday-Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Electric vehicle charging stations located in Parking Lot #3 and are available for $1/hour.

Click here for the SOPAC Parking Map.

Driving Directions

If you’re using a GPS navigation device to get to SOPAC, you may need to enter the street address “One Trenchard Place” for the device to locate your destination.

Garden State Parkway South to Exit 145 to Route 280 West.
Follow “280 West” directions below.

Garden State Parkway North to Exit 142B to Route 78 West.
Follow “78 West” directions below.

New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 15W to Route 280 West.
Follow “280 West” directions below.

New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 14 (Route 78 West LOCAL).
Follow “78 West” directions below.

78 West to Exit 50B.
Proceed onto Vauxhall Road. At the third traffic light turn right onto Valley Street. Continue to South Orange Ave. Turn left onto South Orange Ave and continue straight under the train trestle. Turn left onto SOPAC Way.

78 East to exit 49B.
Follow signs to the Valley St jug handle (approximately 3/10 mile off the exit ramp and down Springfield Ave). Turn right into the jug handle (to effectively turn left onto Valley St) and proceed on Valley St to South Orange Ave. Turn left on South Orange Ave and continue straight under the train trestle. Turn left onto SOPAC Way.

From 280 East to Exit 9 (Mount Pleasant Ave).
Make a hard right-hand turn onto Mount Pleasant Ave and go to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Gregory Ave and proceed 1.3 miles. Gregory Ave will change into Wyoming Ave. Turn left onto South Orange Ave. At the second traffic light turn right onto SOPAC Way.

From 280 West to Exit 10.
Take first left onto Northfield Ave. Proceed three traffic lights to Gregory Ave. Turn left onto Gregory Ave and proceed 1.3 miles. Gregory Ave will change into Wyoming Ave. Turn left onto South Orange Ave. At the second traffic light turn right onto SOPAC Way.

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The South Orange Train Station, and NJ Transit bus stop, are mere steps away from SOPAC. We encourage you to ride the train or take the bus for a convenient and relaxing ride to SOPAC. Visit www.NJTransit.com for schedules, fares, and to map your itinerary.

NJ Transit Train

South Orange is a 35-minute ride from New York City’s Penn Station via the express Midtown Direct Train on the Morris & Essex line.

When you get off the train, descend the stairs from the center of the platform to the train station lobby and exit to the right. Continue to turn right in order to walk under the train trestle. SOPAC will be immediately to your right after you are out from under the train trestle.

Elevators from the train station platform open under the trestle and there are access ramps available for use as you make your way to SOPAC.

NJ Transit Bus

The 92 Orange Crosstown bus line runs between Newark’s Branch Brook Park City Subway Station and the South Orange Train Station.

The 107 bus line runs between New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal and Sloan Street in South Orange.