IMPORTANT NOTE concerning parking on Saturday March 1st afternoon
Please note that the Independent Spirit Awards are taking place in Lot 4S (2030) on Saturday between 1 –3:30pm, and therefore there will be no public parking in that lot during the afternoon.
There will be plenty of parking available in the Civic Center located at 333 Civic Center Dr with a shuttle service to the Cirque site.
Cirque du Soleil is delighted to return to the Santa Monica Pier. We are committed to the City
and its citizens to minimize our impact on the community during our stay. Please help us ensure
an enjoyable experience for all when visiting TOTEM under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau
(big top). Your cooperation is key in making our stay a success!
Please read the important driving and parking information for your specific show time.
We strongly recommend that you arrive in Santa Monica ONE HOUR before the show. This will
allow adequate time to park in the appropriate lot and arrive at the big top at least 20 minutes
early for ticket scanning and seating. Late arrivals will be held outside of the big top and seated
at the appropriate time. You don’t want to miss a minute of the show!
BICYCLE AND PUBLIC TRANSIT DIRECTIONS
Adequate bicycle parking is located near the main entrance to the Big Top in Lot 1 North just
below Bubba Gump’s. Free bicycle valet service will be provided for weekend matinee shows only.
Visit www.bigbluebus.com or www.metro.net for information on how to reach the show by
public transit. The site is well served by numerous bus transit lines.
Please note that parkings are managed by independent operators and costs may vary.
To save time and money, we suggest that you purchase a discounted parking permit in advance.
Please click on the link to secure your parking today: https://santamonica.thepermitstore.com
PARKING FOR VIP Rouge GUESTS
Please present your VIP Rouge ticket at the designated parking lot for your specific show time
(see Driving Directions below) to take advantage of your complimentary parking. Please note
that there is no assigned section for VIP Rouge guests in the parking lots. We invite you to plan
sufficient time to travel to the Big Top with the shuttle service or by foot to enjoy the VIP Rouge Experience before the show.
The primary route to Santa Monica is via the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) or Pacific Coast
Highway (SR 1). Directions are provided below and signs will be posted along the route.
FOR ALL SHOWS - PARK IN CIVIC CENTER PARKING STRUCTURE/CIVIC AUDITORIUM PARKING
From the EAST via I-10
Take the 4th Street/5th Street exit from I-10 and stay to the left. At the end of the ramp,
turn left on 4th Street and turn right at the second traffic signal (Civic Center Drive).
Turn right on Avenida Mazatlan to reach the Civic Center Parking Garage.
From the WEST via PCH
Take the Ocean Avenue (Moomat Ahiko Way) exit from Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1). Turn right onto Ocean Avenue and then left on Pico Boulevard. Turn left at the second traffic signal (4th Street). Next, turn left at the first traffic signal (Civic Center Drive). Turn right on Avenida Mazatlan to reach the Civic Center Parking Garage.
WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM THE CIVIC CENTER PARKING STRUCTURE/CIVIC AUDITORIUM PARKING LOT (for all shows)
From Olympic Drive, cross at the Avenida Mazatlan crosswalk and walk west along Olympic Drive. Cross Main Street at the crosswalk in front of City Hall and walk through Tongva Park. Turn right and use the crosswalks on the east side of Ocean Avenue and on the north side of Colorado Avenue toward the ocean. You will see the Cirque du Soleil big top. Walk down the Pier Bridge onto the Pier Deck, then down the stairs behind Bubba Gump. This route is approximately 15-20 minutes and is uneven in some areas.
Cirque du Soleil will provide shuttle service, especially for those with mobility impairments from the Civic Center Parking Garage for all shows, starting 2 hours before show time. This service will end one hour after show time for each of the designated parking facilities.