Parking availability may become scarce on days of Chicago Cubs' home games. Public transportation or taxis are recommended during these dates. Please check the Chicago Cubs schedule for home game dates.
Southport is a metered parking street. Free street parking is available on and west of Ashland Ave and north of Irving Park. There is a parking lot at nearby Blaine Elementary and valet parking at the Mercury Theatre and Grassroots Restaurant.
Parking near the Music Box is limited. Please allow extra time when arriving by car, and consider using public transportation. Southport is a metered parking street. The meters run from 9:00am until 10:00pm Monday through Saturday and 10:00am through 8:00pm on Sunday. All neighboring streets are available for parking before 6:00pm (after 6:00pm some streets are permit–parking only. Please read signs carefully). Free street parking is available on and west of Ashland Ave (four blocks West of the theatre) and north of Irving Park (three blocks North of the theatre). After 5:00pm, Southport and adjacent intersecting streets north of Irving Park Road are permit-parking only.
Blaine Parking Lot
Parking is available at Blaine Elementary, located at 1420 W Grace St, one block north of the theatre on Southport. Parking is $16/car, and the lot there takes exact change or credit cards. The price of the lot may increase on Cubs game days.
The Music Box Theatre has no relationship with any valet parking on Southport Ave. There is a valet available at the Mercury Theatre and Grassroots Restaurant, and may be used by patrons of the Music Box. This has no relationship with the Music Box Theatre.
Both the lot and the valet close at 2:00am.
From Lake Shore Drive
Exit onto Irving Park Road, drive one mile west, turn left onto Southport Avenue. We are two blocks south of Irving Park Road.
Exit onto Irving Park Road drive east approximately three miles, turn right onto Southport Avenue. We are two blocks south of Irving Park Road.
Exit at the Addison stop, walk five blocks west to Southport, turn right onto Southport Avenue, walk two blocks north.
Exit at the Southport stop, walk three blocks north.
Exit at the Grace stop, walk three blocks west to Southport, turn left onto Southport Avenue, walk a half block south.
Exit at the Grace stop, walk three blocks east to Southport, turn right onto Southport Avenue, walk a half block north.
Exit at the Southport stop, walk two blocks south.
Exit at the Southport stop, walk one block north.
For detailed CTA directions, visit the Chicago Transit Authority online.