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DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOW

BOSTON, MA


 

The Big Top is set up on City Hall Plaza

Boston City Hall is located in the heart of downtown Boston. The building's 3rd floor entrance is from City Hall Plaza at Government Center. The building's 1st floor entrance is from Congress Street near Faneuil Hall.

(PARKING INFORMATION PROCEDES DIRECTIONS)

Public Transportation

Take the MBTA Green or Blue line to Government Center Station, which reopened on Monday, March 21, 2016. As alternatives, take the Red or Green line to Park Street or the Orange or Blue line to State Street stations. The 92 and 93 buses also stop oustide City Hall on Congress Street. 


Driving From the North

Use I-93 South and take Exit 24-A for Government Center. Stay in right lane on ramp. At top of the off ramp, proceed across Surface Road onto Clinton Street. At end of Clinton Street, proceed left onto North Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

Driving From the South

Use I-93 North and take Exit 23 for Government Center. Stay in left lane on ramp. At top of ramp, left lane becomes two lanes wide. Stay in lane marked for Government Center. This lane crosses Surface Road onto North Street. Follow North Street to intersection with Congress Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

Driving from the West on Storrow Drive

Storrow Drive Traffic should access I-93 South. Use I-93 South and take Exit 24-A for Government Center. Stay in right lane on ramp. At top of the off ramp, proceed across Surface Road onto Clinton Street. At end of Clinton Street, proceed left onto North Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

Driving from the East or West on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) Traffic should access I-93 North. Use I-93 North and take Exit 23 for Government Center. Stay in left lane on ramp. At top of ramp, left lane becomes two lanes wide. Stay in lane marked for Government Center. This lane crosses Surface Road onto North Street. Follow North Street to intersection with Congress Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

Driving from the East via the Sumner Tunnel

Traffic using the Sumner Tunnel should stay in the left lane marked for Government Center. Left lane exit ramp splits in two. Keep to left at this split for Government Center. From the top of the ramp, turn left onto New Chardon Street and proceed to Congress Street. Take a left onto Congress Street (passing under the Government Center Garage) and proceed to the intersection with North Street. Boston City Hall is directly on the right.

Parking Information


 Gov't Center logo 

Government Center Garage
50 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02114
GPS: 1 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114
617-227-0385

The $20 rate is  discounted from the daily rate of $38 and the event rate of $35. The $11 rate is discounted from $14. Height clearance is 6'2".

Please note due to the NBA playoff game schedule, Government Center Garage will not be able to offer circus validations for the Thursday, April 28th 6:30pm show. Any pre-purchased online permits for those performances will be honored.  

Rate Category

Standard Rate

Discount Rate

Daily Rate

(entering garage Monday through Friday between 5am and 5pm)

$38

$20

Nights and Weekends

(entering garage Monday through Friday after 5pm and all-day Saturdays and Sundays)

$14

$11

Event Rate

(when special events and sports games are held at TD Garden)

$35

$20


The process for online parking permits:

1. Purchase and print online parking permit at circusparkingboston.com. Purchasing your parking permit online guarantees garage access and reduced rates. Parking permit must be printed & present at garage exit. Online service fees apply.

2. Pull a white ticket at the entrance gate.

3. After the show drive to the exit gate.  Insert white ticket and scan barcode on printed permit.

The process for parking chaser tickets:

1. Pick up chaser ticket from ticket takers before leaving the Big Top. Be sure the chaser ticket is for Government Center Garage.

2. After the show go to the pay station or exit gate.

3. Insert the white ticket pulled at the entrance gate.

4. Insert the chaser ticket which will discount the parking.

5. Insert form of payment. Cash or credit card is accepted. (Exit gates only accept credit card)

6. After payment is made, take white ticket with you to the exit gate. (If already at the exit gate, gate will lift). 


LAZ Parking Logo

Center Plaza Garage
One Center Plaza
(Entrance at 75 Somerset Street)
Boston, MA 02108


Rate: $10 on weekday nights (after 4pm) and weekends. Up to 8 hours max. During Patriots week the rates are slightly differnt for daytime hours.

Below is the rate chart:

0-Up to 20 mins

$9

20-40 mins

$19

40-60 mins

$29

60-80 mins

$41

Daily Max

$41


1)  Pull your parking ticket upon entering the Center Plaza Garage and park anywhere that does not say “reserved”. During busy times, a valet will assist you with your parking needs. Be sure to bring your parking pass with you to the Big Top.


2)  Before you leave the Big Top, remember to present your parking pass to a Big Apple Circus ticket taker in order to obtain your chaser ticket.

3)  Upon exit from the garage, insert your original parking ticket bar code facing up. Pause for one second and insert the discounted chaser ticket the same way and the discounted rate will apply.  Please pay the correct amount with cash or credit card.  (If you pay by credit card, insert face down with magnetic stripe to the right).



CUNNINGHAM PARK, QUEENS, NY


The Big Top is set up in Cunningham Park in the parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts at the intersection of 196th Street and Union Turnpike.

By Car

Please copy and paste this link into your browser for specific directions to Cunningham Park: http://bit.ly/1Tt3o3C

Parking

Parking is free and available in the rear of the park or on the side street.

Public Transportation (Subway & Bus)

Take the "E" or the "F" subway line to the Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike stop and transfer to the Q46 bus to 196th street in front of the Big Top and the box office.