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Directions and Parking for Rice University

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From North or South

Those approaching Houston on I-45 North or I-45 South should take the US 59 south exit. From US 59 south, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

Those approaching Houston from the north on US 59 (heading south) should take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

Those approaching Houston from the south on US 59 (heading north) should exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main until you pass the light at Sunset Boulevard. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

 

From East or West

Those approaching Houston from the west on I-10 East should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Greenbriar. Stay on the frontage road, turn right (south) on Greenbriar. Follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left on Rice Boulevard. Stay on Rice Boulevard until it becomes Sunset. Turn right on Main Street and take an immediate right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

Those approaching Houston from the east on I-10 West should take the US 59 South exit. From US 59 South, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset Boulevard and an immediate left on Main Street. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

Those approaching Houston from the northwest on 290 should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main until you pass the light at Sunset Boulevard. Turn right into the Rice campus using entrance No. 1 or No. 2.

 

METRO Bus and Rail

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (METRO) provides bus and rail service from destinations around Houston.

There is a METRORail stop across the street from the main entrance of the Rice campus. The rail line travels up and down Main Street, serving downtown, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.

 

Parking

Our new “Musically Speaking with Andrés” series is held at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall at the Shepherd School of Music (housed in Alice Pratt Brown Hall, 6100 S. Main, Houston, TX 77005).

  • If you have Theater District parking vouchers for your Jones Hall performances, please bring them with you to all "Musically Speaking” concerts. Attendants will be available to collect them 90 minutes in advance of the performance.
  • If you do not have Theater District parking vouchers, please be aware that the campus charges $4 for parking. All payments must be cashless; only credit and debit cards will be accepted.

Click here for a printable campus map. The two relevant locations (West Lot 1 and building 15) have been indicated on the map. If you have any questions about campus parking, please visit parking.rice.edu. As always, please call our Patron Services Center for any questions about ticketing or your concert experience at (713) 224-7575, Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

 

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