Directions to UNCSA’s Campus
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2188
Directions to UNCSA’s Stevens Center
The Stevens Center of UNCSA
405 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2863
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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, about a mile south of Old Salem, a national tourist attraction. The School is accessible by Interstate 40 (which connects to Interstates 77, 85 and 95 in North Carolina) and U.S. 52, and is 20 minutes away from Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
From the East
Traveling I-40 West through Greensboro, take the I-40 West bypass (not Business 40) for Winston-Salem and Statesville (a left merge). In Winston-Salem, take the Main Street (193 C) exit and proceed to the stop light. Take a right onto Silas Creek Parkway, then take a left at the intersection with Main Street. Follow Main Street for about a mile and turn right into campus. This is the School’s main entrance.
From the West
Traveling I-40 East to Winston-Salem, take I-40 East bypass (not Business 40) for Greensboro (a right merge). Continue on I-40 for approximately 4.5 miles and take the Peters Creek Parkway (192) exit. Take a left onto Peters Creek Parkway, and take a right at the next intersection, with Silas Creek Parkway. Proceed until you reach Main Street. Take a left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street for about a mile and turn right into campus. This is the School’s main entrance.
From the South
Traveling north on U.S. 52, take the Sprague Street exit. Turn left on Sprague Street, go to the second traffic light and turn right on Main Street. Follow Main Street for one-half mile, and turn right into campus.
From the North
Traveling south on U.S. 52, take the Waughtown Street exit. Turn right on Waughtown, go through a traffic circle, and the School is in the next block.
Please note that the speed limit on campus is 10 MPH.
Main Campus (IMPORTANT UPDATE: August 2014)
Four construction projects on campus are coming to a close during 2014-15. One project may end while others are still in progress. We anticipate changing traffic patterns for vehicles and pedestrians. For your safety, please obey temporary signage and follow the directions of UNCSA police officers and public safety personnel, who will be on hand for most performances to assist patrons. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we transform our campus to better meet our students’ needs.
Due to the dynamic nature of construction and moving into new buildings, parking designations for any event may change at any time. If you have any questions, please contact UNCSA Police at 336-770-3321.
Last year's parking rules will be in effect most likely through November 2014:
Watson Hall and Performance Place (Cobb Rehearsal Studio, and Catawba, Patrons and Freedman Theatres)
For general patron parking please enter campus using the gate at the south end of Ehle Drive near the Administration Building. Primary parking is in the large lot on the left, adjacent to the Sculpture Studio, with overflow parking across Ehle Drive at the Administration
Building. For your safety, please adhere to newly-marked pedestrian walkways to reach your destination.
For special needs parking, please enter campus at Main Street and follow Giannini Drive to the parking lot adjacent to the Film Scoring Stage, just down the hill from Performance Place.
Alternatively, a limited number of special needs parking spaces are located in front of Watson Hall. A UNCSA police officer will be posted in the circle drive near Watson Hall to assist in locating available special needs parking.
de Mille Theatre
For general patron parking please enter campus from Chapel Street, via the entrance to Sanford Parking Lot, approximately one-tenth of a mile east of the Chapel Street gate. General patron parking is in this lot, or in adjacent areas, as directed by UNCSA police officers who will be on hand to assist you. Please note that the Chapel Street entrance near Haled Street is closed to both vehicles and pedestrians due to construction in the area.
For special needs parking follow the directions above to Sanford Parking Lot. From there, continue driving down the hill, and turn left. UNCSA police officers will be on hand to help you locate special needs parking along de Mille Drive and in the lot near Kenan Drive.
For general patron parking please enter via Main Street and follow Giannini Drive to the first left on Spangler Way. Park in the Welcome Center parking lot on the left. Walk across Giannini Drive to Daniels Plaza at Hanes Student Commons. Crawford Hall is on the second
floor of Gray Building, adjacent to Daniels Plaza.
For special needs parking please enter via Main Street and turn right on Sanford Point Drive at the pyramid sculptures. Stay to the right onto Kenan Drive and continue up the hill. Special needs parking is on the west side of Gray Building. Walk to the north around Gray Building to Daniels Plaza, where a special needs ramp will allow you to access the elevator to the second floor of Gray Building.
ACE Exhibition Complex (Main, Gold, and Babcock film theatres and BB&T Lobby)
For general patron parking please enter via Main Street and follow Giannini Drive to the first left on Spangler Way. Park in the Welcome Center parking lot on the left. Walk across Spangler Way and up the stairs to the ACE Complex.
For special needs parking please enter campus via Main Street and follow Giannini Drive to the lot adjacent to the Film Scoring Stage, just down the hill from Performance Place. This lot is dedicated to special needs parking for performances and events.
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The Stevens Center is located at 405 West Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem, on the corner of Fourth and Marshall streets.
From the West
Traveling west on Interstate 40, take Business I-40 (exit 206) to Kernersville and continue into downtown Winston-Salem. Take the Cherry Street exit to the Embassy Suites/Cherry-Marshall Street Parking Deck located between Fourth and Fifth streets. The Stevens Center is located one block west, on the corner of Fourth and Marshall streets.
From the East
Traveling east on Interstate 40, take Business I-40 (exit 188) to downtown Winston-Salem. Take the Cherry Street exit to the Embassy Suites/Cherry-Marshall Street Parking Deck located between Fourth and Fifth streets. The Stevens Center is located one block west, on the corner of Fourth and Marshall streets.
From U.S. 52
Traveling north or south on U.S. 52, take Business Interstate 40 west. Then take the Cherry Street exit and follow directions above.
From High Point, take U.S. 311 to U.S. 52 North. From U.S. 52 North, take Business Interstate 40 west to the Cherry Street exit and follow directions above.
Parking at the Stevens Center
Patrons may use the on-street parking located around the Stevens Center or they may park in the parking deck located between Cherry and Marshall streets. On-street parking is recommended for handicapped visitors.