Directions & Parking

The city of South Bend is located in the center of Northern Indiana within St. Joseph County. The area is popularly known as “Michiana” and encompasses 10 counties with a population of approximately one million. St. Joseph County is located 100 miles east of Chicago, 5 miles south of the Michigan/Indiana Border, 138 miles north of Indianapolis, and 80 miles west of the Ohio/Indiana border. The Morris Performing Arts Center is located in the heart of downtown South Bend, accessed by Business 31/33.

Getting Here

  • Distance from Major Cities
    • Chicago, IL – West 100 miles / 1.5hrs away
    • Indianapolis, IN – South 138 miles / 2.5 hrs away
    • Toledo, OH – East 156 miles / 3 hours away
    • Detroit, MI – NorthEast 3.5 miles / 3.5 hours away
  • Access from Regional Highways
    • Ind. 80/90 Toll Road
    • State Rd. 2
    • State Rd. 23
    • U.S. 31/3
    • U.S. 20
  • Access from Airports
    South Bend International Airport is located 3 miles from downtown South Bend. At the present time, there are more than 100 scheduled daily flights, and the airport serves 10 airlines. In addition, the Chicago South Shore Railroad boards and departs daily from the terminal, and two bus lines are operated out of the airport as well. Five rental car agencies are located in the terminal. Chicago’s O’Hare Airport is approximately a 1-1/2 hours drive west.

Parking at the Morris

Convenient garage parking is located on the corner of Main & Colfax, the DoubleTree by Hilton/1st Source Bank garage, and at the Leighton Center. Various street parking is also within walking distance of the Morris, and is free after 5pm and on weekends.

Please note:When coming to #MPAC, please note that the parking lots on the north side of the theater are private. The surface parking lots immediately to the north of the Morris Performing Arts Center are private lots.  No public parking is permitted in the Hoffman or LaSalle Building lots.  Vehicles risk being towed.

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