New Music and Communication Building Construction Project
Restricted Access to Arts Circle Drive
Updated November 7, 2014
As construction plans evolve, these dates may change. For up-to-date information regarding closures, please continue to visit this page.
A three-year construction project is now underway on the south side of campus will alter the normal route to and from the Theatre and Interpretation Center, including the Ethel M. Barber Theater, Josephine Louis Theater, Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater and Mussetter-Struble Theater. Arts Circle Drive is now closed to traffic. Please allow extra time for parking.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Construction is underway as part of the continued improvement and renovation to the Northwestern University south campus. The sidewalk on the southeast corner of the Wirtz Center that connects between the Marshall Dance Center and the Barber Theater is now open to the public. This allows access entirely around the Wirtz Center and easier access to the Ethel M. Barber Theater and Box Office. Please note that this does NOT include the sidewalk between the Louis Theater and the South Beach Parking Garage. Access to Arts Circle Drive is still restricted to construction traffic. However, new and improved handicap access to the Louis Theater is now open.
The handicap accessible drop off will still be available in the north circle drive located near the Block Museum of Art.
Thank you for your continued patience during this process!
Where can I park?
Free parking is available in the two split level parking lots available directly south of the Wirtz Center right off of Sheridan Road after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Both the South Beach Garage and the new Visitor Center Parking Garage may be used.
Please note that the multi-level South Beach parking lot structure is not accessible to patrons who are unable to climb stairs. For information on parking and designated drop-off locations, please read our Special Access information below.
How do I access the Box Office during the day?
The Wirtz Center Box Office is open for phone and in-person transactions Tuesdays-Fridays from 10am-5pm and Saturdays Noon-4pm. Our website is available for ticket purchases 24/7 at wirtz.northwestern.edu.
The multi-level structure requires a permit during the week between the hours of 8am-4pm. If you wish to come in-person to our Box Office, you may either come on Saturdays when parking in the structure is free or there are a limited number of 30-minute meters located on the upper level of the multi-level parking structure. Patrons also may park along Sheridan Road south of Campus Drive and walk to the Box Office.