Community Center Parking
The Lucie Stern Theater parking lot is accessible from Hopkins Avenue and from Middlefield Road; it includes EV charging stations and eight handicap accessible spaces. For patrons with mobility issues, we recommend using the drop-off area at the Lucie Stern Community Center courtyard driveway, at the corner of Middlefield Road and Melville Avenue. We advise allowing a minimum of 10 minutes to park and walk inside the theater.
Alternate Parking Locations
You may need to use street parking when the lot is full. To visualize the theater and its surrounding areas, please see the map below. On-street handicap accessible parking spaces near the Lucie Stern Community Center can be found on Melville Avenue and Harriet Street. Yellow highlights the Community Center drop-off area. Blue highlights some nearby street parking; please be mindful of driveways and posted signs on the residential streets surrounding the Community Center. The Community Center parking lot is highlighted in purple.
Parking & Directions
There is a free parking lot, along with street parking near the theater. Our address is Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Performance Venue And Offices
Unless noted on the show webpage, performances take place in the Lucie Stern Theater, built for us in 1933. The address is: 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Our administrative offices, including our daytime box office, are also located at the theater. Patrons can find us by ringing the bell at the single door to the right of the theater’s main doors.
PLEASE NOTE: Our daytime box office is sometimes staffed remotely. If you need to make an in-person visit, please call ahead first to 650.329.0891 during box office hours. You can email [email protected] any time and we’ll get back to you during box office hours.
On show days (for in-theatre performances) the theater box office opens one hour before curtain. Look for the customer windows at the far left of the theater’s main doors.
We encourage the use of ridesharing services, bicycles and carpools! For our matinees, VTA Bus 35 is also a great option.