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 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 


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.

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. 

Parking is also available on the street, but much more convenient and affordable in the parking structures. Please click HERE for more information about parking in downtown San Luis Obispo. 

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 and Friday is always a busy night downtown.  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.

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 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.

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