Directions and Parking

Ferst Center for the Arts
and the Office of the Arts

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Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services offers ample, well-lit parking in the Area 2 Visitors lot and the W02/Area 3 Student Center Parking Deck on Ferst Drive. Parking restrictions are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Rates are posted at the entrance to each lot and vary depending on the day and time; as well, the rates at the deck are different from those at the lot. Payment is by credit or debit card only. The Visitor Area 3 lot is no longer available due to campus construction.

When using navigation devices please use these addresses (the W02/Area 3 Student Center Deck and the Area 2 Visitors lot have separate entrances 300 feet apart on Ferst Drive):

  • 353 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332 for the entrance to Area 2 Visitor 2 lot.
  • 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30332 for the entrance to the Student Center Deck.

Accessible Parking
Accessible parking is available in both the Visitor Area 2 Parking lot and the W02/Area 3 Student Center Deck. Visitor Area 2 lot also includes a drop-off zone that is approximately 300 feet to the Ferst Center entrance via a smooth-surface sidewalk and ramp. For more details visit our accessibility page.

Taking Marta
To take MARTA to the Ferst Center, go to the Midtown station. Exit the station on the side opposite from 10th Street. Look for the Tech Trolley – a yellow and black bus designed like an old-time trolley – and that will take you to the Georgia Tech campus. There is no charge to ride the Tech Trolley. The Trolley schedule changes by day and time of year and has limited evening hours so please check the schedule. Exit the Tech Trolley at the Ferst Center stop. Cross the street and continue towards the Ferst Center, past the Student Center on your right, for about 100 yards. Look for a white sculpture in front of the building. To return, reverse the directions (the Trolley stop to return to MARTA is on the Ferst Center side of the street). Again, please check the Trolley schedule carefully to make sure it is running when you need it.  You may also take MARTA to the North Ave station and Lyft or Uber to the Ferst Center.

Visiting the Office of the Arts During the Day
The Office of the Arts is located in the Charles Smithgall Student Services Building, 353 Ferst Drive, Suite 233.  The building is located across from the Student Center.  Visitor Area 2 lot is most convenient.

Driving to the Ferst Center Loading Dock 
The Ferst Center loading dock is located at the rear of the center and is used by companies making deliveries and by performing groups and others loading equipment into the theater.  The entry point is at the intersection of Ferst Drive and State Street. Please call 404.385.1923 for exact directions prior to arrival.

Map of Ferst Center