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 downtown 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 visitslo.com.
The best place to park near the theatre is in the gateless 842 Palm Street Parking Structure or the 919 Palm Street Parking Structure, both located very near the theatre. The first hour of parking is FREE in all parking structures Monday through Saturday and completely FREE all day on Sundays. The parking garage at 842 Palm now uses gateless entry, requiring pre-payment for parking via convenient phone apps or at kiosks in the structure. You will need to PARK then PAY then come to the PLAY!
All on-street parking meters are in force 7 days per week, Monday-Saturday 9 am-9 pm and Sundays 1 pm-9 pm. Patrons with ADA placards may park on the street with no parking fees.
IMPORTANT: Please arrive early on Thursday nights to allow extra time for parking. The SLO Downtown Farmers Market takes place every Thursday night beginning at 6 pm on Higuera Street. We suggest you plan to arrive at the parking garage no later than 6 pm to ensure you are in plenty of time to find a parking place and take your seats by 7 pm. Our lobby and our theatre bar open at 6 pm.
Please click HERE for more information on how to pay for parking in downtown SLO, including a list and links to the parking apps available.
Policies & Theatre Information
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Please click HERE for our most recent COVID safety guidelines. As safety protocols change, we will adjust our policies and procedures accordingly.
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 and is often disruptive to the experience of other patrons who were in their seats at the start of the show. Therefore, late seating is not guaranteed and is at the complete discretion of the house manager.
Please note that seats remaining empty at show-time may be re-assigned to other patrons for various reasons, including the need to make late seating possible near the entrance to the theatre. If the show is sold-out, any unclaimed seats or will-call tickets may be made available for purchase to the general public at show time. Please double-check the show time listed on your tickets and arrive early to ensure your seats. 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 [email protected] 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. Wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and sparkling water are available. Wine has been provided by Niner Wine Estates. Our coffee is generously provided by Coastal Peaks Coffee.
The House Manager reserves the right to ask any disruptive audience member to leave.
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.