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General Information:
Directions, Parking, and Accessible Services
- Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

Driving Directions

  • Gary Soren Smith Center
    for the Fine and Performing Arts
    Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Boulevard
    Fremont, CA 94539-5847
  • (510) 659-6031 Box Office

Check Traffic and Driving Times at 511.org. Depending on highway traffic conditions, driving to Ohlone College usually takes longer than people realize. When traveling in the morning or early evening, please add 30-60 minutes to the estimated commute time depending on the distance you are traveling.

  • Interstate 680 icon. From Interstate 680 North (from San Jose, Milpitas) - Note that there are two (2) Mission Boulevard exits.

    1. (This is the longer way.) Take the first "Mission Boulevard West/East" exit (which is after Scott Creek Road) in Fremont and drive along the Mission Boulevard East fork (toward the hills). Merge onto Mission Boulevard. Drive north/northeast about 2.1 miles. Ohlone College is located on the right at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Pine Street and Witherly Lane. Do not turn into the Pine Street south entrance. Turn right onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

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    2. (This is the shorter way.) Take the second "Mission Boulevard (238)" exit (which is after Washington Boulevard) in Fremont (there is a MacDonald's and a gas station across from the off-ramp). Turn right (south) onto Mission Boulevard. Drive about 1 mile. Ohlone College is located on the left at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Witherly Lane and Pine Street. Turn left onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

  • From Interstate 680 South (from Dublin, Pleasanton) - Note that there are two (2) Mission Boulevard exits.

    1. (This is the shorter way.) Take the first "Mission Boulevard (238)" exit (which is after Vargas Road) in Fremont and turn left (south) onto Mission Boulevard. Drive about 1.1 miles. Ohlone College is located on the left at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Witherly Lane and Pine Street. Turn left onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

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    2. (This is the longer way.) Take the second "Mission Boulevard (262 to 880)" exit (which is after Auto Mall Parkway/Durham Road) in Fremont and drive along the Mission Boulevard East fork up over the 680 freeway (toward the hills). Merge onto Mission Boulevard. Drive north/northeast about 2.7 miles. Ohlone College is located on the right at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Pine Street and Witherly Lane. Do not turn into the Pine Street south entrance. Turn right onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

  • Interstate 880 icon.From Interstate 880 North (from San Jose, Milpitas) - There are two options:

    1. Take the Mission Boulevard exit in Fremont. Drive north/northeast about 3.1 miles on Mission Boulevard. Ohlone College is located on the right at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Pine Street and Witherly Lane. Do not turn into the Pine Street south entrance. Turn right onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

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    2. Take the Auto Mall Parkway exit in Fremont and turn right (east toward the hills) onto Auto Mall Parkway. Stay on Auto Mall Parkway until it turns into Durham Road. Continue on Durham Road. Look for Mission Boulevard sign and make a left (north) at the light onto Mission Boulevard and continue for approximately 1.2 miles. Ohlone College is located on the right at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Pine Street and Witherly Lane. Do not turn into the Pine Street south entrance. Turn right onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

  • From Interstate 880 South (from Oakland, Hayward, Newark) - Take the Auto Mall Parkway exit in Fremont and turn left (east toward the hills) onto Auto Mall Parkway and drive up over the 880 freeway. Stay on Auto Mall Parkway until it turns into Durham Road. Continue on Durham Road. Look for Mission Boulevard sign and make a left (north) at the light onto Mission Boulevard and continue for approximately 1.2 miles. Ohlone College is located on the right at 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont between Pine Street and Witherly Lane. Do not turn into the Pine Street south entrance. Turn right onto Witherly Lane, the north entrance of Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

Parking lots are located on the right side of Witherly Lane; a valid parking permit is required for all events, unless posted otherwise.

Aerial view of the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.The Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts is the set of buildings with a round theatre, amphitheatre, balcony, and clock tower located mid-way up the hill on the right side of Witherly Lane.

For more detailed information and local public transit, see Maps, Directions, Transportation & Parking.

Event Parking and Parking Fees

Map of parking lots for the Smith Center at Ohlone College.

Fremont Campus Event Parking Map.

Event parking for the Smith Center is available in Parking Lots U, V, and W. Additional parking is available in Lots D and E. ADA Parking is available in Lots T and U behind the Smith Center.

If you would like, you may opt to drop off your party at Key B which is close to the Smith Center, and then catch up to them after you have parked the car. From the Key B location, it is a short walk up the stairs to the Smith Center. You may not park your car in Key B.

Parking Permit Fees

Event Parking requires Daily Parking Permit: $2 (required at all times).

A valid parking permit is required at all times to park on the Ohlone College campus, including evenings, weekends, and for any Smith Center performance.

A Daily Parking Permit (valid for day or evening purchased) must be purchased online at the Smith Center Box Office or at the Daily Parking Permit vending machine located in Parking Lot D.

Ohlone College students may park using their valid Semester Parking Permit, and Ohlone College staff may park using their valid Staff Parking Permit.

For more detailed parking information, see Parking Information.

Accessible Services

Wheelchair access and Assistive Listening Devices for hard-of-hearing individuals are available upon request. Please call the Box Office at (510) 659-6031 at least 24 hours in advance to request these services.

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