Directions and Parking


The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is located at 400 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911.

Travel Updates

New Roadway Design

Downtown Appleton recently underwent a lane reconfiguration project, known as “Smart Streets Appleton.” The new roadway design (from four travel lanes to two travel lanes with a center turn lane and dedicated bike lanes) develops a multimodal corridor that enhances the outdoor experience, supports local businesses and bolsters a welcoming downtown. As the community acclimates to these changes, you are encouraged to use alternate streets (ie. Franklin Street, Washington Street) while traveling to your Fox Cities P.A.C. and add extra travel time.

Construction on I-41 exit 125

I-41 exit 125 east to highway CE/College Ave is closed but is anticipated to re-open by November, 2023. We recommend these alternate routes:

  • From the north: I-41 southbound traffic coming from north of Appleton should exit highway 47 south/Richmond St., ending at the Richmond St./College Ave intersection.
  • From the south: I-41 northbound traffic coming from south of Appleton should exit WIS 441 northbound to WIS 47 northbound with this alternate route ending at the Richmond St./College Ave. intersection.
  • From the west: take HWY 10 east/WIS 441 to WIS 47 northbound, with this alternate route ending at the Richmond St./College Ave. intersection.

Parking Options

Valet Parking

  • $20 pay upon arrival.
  • Enter in Division Street side of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.
  • Available beginning one hour prior to all public ticketed events.

Standard Parking

  • Available in City of Appleton downtown parking structures.
  • Accept cash, debit and credit cards.
  • You will receive a ticket upon entry and will pay upon exit at the walk-up pay station near the elevators or while in the exit lanes.
  • The closest is the Green Ramp.
  • Exit lanes available on both the Division Street and Superior Street sides of the ramp.
  • The Red Ramp adjacent to the Hilton Paper Valley is also available within a short walking distance.
  • Ramp parking is free on Sundays and holidays.
  • Fee structure is as follows:
    • $3 = less than 4 hours.
    • $6 = more than 4 hours.

Event Parking

Street Parking

  • Parking meters are $1 per hour and limited to two hours from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Meter parking is free after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Accessible Parking

  • Patrons with accessible needs may use the on-street “5-minute loading zone” parking along College Avenue to have closer access to the Center.
  • Patrons with disabled parking permits can use all of Appleton’s on-street metered parking stalls free of charge without time limits.
  • Appleton provides special parking for disabilities in all ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act.
  • Ramp parking is free after 6:00 p.m. and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Bus Parking

  • For public performances, meters will be marked ‘no parking’ allowing for bus drop off and pick up.
  • Buses will be assigned a specific parking spot in the immediate vicinity of the Center.
  • Buses may stay parked in their assigned spot for the duration of the performance.
  • Assigned spots may be on College Avenue, Division Street, Walnut Street or Washington Street.
  • For daytime education performances, all school buses are instructed to park in the lot directly behind the Center.