Plan Your Visit

SLO REP is located at 888 Morro Street, right in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, galleries, museums and so much to enjoy! We recommend arriving early, or staying a little later, to enjoy dining at one of our great restaurants or wine bars. Stroll downtown and visit the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, shop, have a bite to eat, or you could really splurge and stay the night! San Luis Obispo hotels and homestays offer travelers a restful night sleep after an enjoyable afternoon or evening at SLO REP. Explore these SLO vacation ideas, find fun things to do in San Luis Obispo, and book your stay at


Please note that all on-street and and parking garage fees are in force 7 days per week, Monday-Saturday – 9 am-9 pm and Sundays 1 pm-9 pm. For complete information about parking rates and hours, please click HERE. 

The best place to park near the theatre is in the 842 Palm Street Parking Structure or the 919 Palm Street Parking Structure, both located at the corner of Palm Street and Morro Street, across the street from the theatre. The first hour of parking is free, $1.50 per hour thereafter. You can also park on the street in 10 hour metered parking, but the parking garage is a better deal. 

IMPORTANT: Please arrive early on Thursday and Friday nights to allow extra time for parking. The SLO Downtown Farmers Market takes place every Thursday night beginning at 6 pm on Higuera Street.  On summer Fridays, Concerts in the Plaza take over Mission Plaza in downtown SLO with a big crowd in attendance. We suggest you plan to arrive at the parking garage by 6 pm to ensure you are in plenty of time to find a parking place and take your seats by 7 pm.

Policies & Theatre Information

Late seating

The  lobby opens one hour before show time. Please arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes early and allow extra time for parking. Our intimate space makes late seating difficult at best, and impossible much of the time. Therefore late seating is not guaranteed and is at the complete discretion of the house manager.

Seats that remain empty at show-time may be re-assigned to other patrons. In addition, any unclaimed will-call tickets will be made available for purchase to the general public at show time. Please double-check the show time listed on your tickets. In general, Mainstage shows begin at 2 PM for matinees, 7 PM for evening shows.

Refunds and Exchanges

Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend due to illness or other issues, we are happy to exchange your tickets for another performance, subject to availability. If you are ill, or experiencing any symptoms of cold, flu or COVID-19, please do NOT come to the theatre. Contact the Box Office at (805) 786-2440 or email and we will be happy to exchange your seats for another performance.


We do not recommend bringing children under age 5 to SLO REP, except to our Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT) performances, where their attendance is absolutely encouraged! Children age 3 and above must have a ticket and sit in a seat. Babes in arms are generally allowed for ACT shows, but we ask that you inform the box office of your intent and that you request seating near the exit.

Please note that not all programming is appropriate for all ages. Please check each show’s webpage for our ratings guide for more details.

Cell phones, pagers, and watch alarms

As a courtesy to our actors and other audience members, please turn off your watch alarms, cell phones, and pagers (or set them to silent mode) before entering the theatre.

Cameras, smart phones, and other recording devices

The use of cameras, smart phones, and all other video/audio recording equipment of any kind are strictly prohibited in the theatre. No photos or recordings may be taken inside the theatre.

Food and drink

The bar is open in the lobby one hour before each performance. Our coffee is generously provided by Coastal Peaks Coffee.   For “before the theatre” options for lunch, dinner or cocktails, check out our Restaurant Guide.  At this time, beverages and food are not allowed in the theatre.


The House Manager reserves the right to ask any disruptive audience member to leave.

Public Art

This sculpture, located on the lawn outside SLO REP, is called “Bee Bee Works His Magic.” It was created by artists Carol Paulsen and Stephen Plowman. You can find out more about “Bee Bee” and all of the creative and beautiful public art in San Luis Obispo.


Bee Bee Works His Magic by Carol Paulsen and Stephen Plowman