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Route 18 Travel Advisory
New Jersey Department of Transportation has advised the theaters that a major reconstruction project is planned to improve the stretch of Route 18 between New Brunswick and the Raritan River. If Route 18 is part of your route to the Playhouse, you may wish to check for information about the progress of the project as well as travel advisories on the DOT's website http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/roads/route18/, to determine if an alternate route into the city or leaving extra travel time is recommended.

By Train
Take New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor line to the New Brunswick train station - GSP is just three blocks away (see parking map). Train fare and schedule information.

By Car
From Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 1, Route 18, Route 27, Route 130, Interstate 287

Follow Route 18 North to the New Street Exit (right exit).  Take the exit ramp (New Street) over Route 18 to the first light, which is Neilsen Street.

From that point you can:

  • continue straight on New Street, cross over George Street (the next light) and enter the Morris Street Parking Deck (on your left);
  • turn right onto Neilsen Street and continue to the Wolfson Parking Deck (which is available after 5pm);
  • turn right onto Neilsen Street, go two blocks to Bayard Street.  Cross George Street and proceed to the Cultural Center Parking Lot which is located directly behind the theatre.
  • turn right onto Neilsen Street and continue to Church Street.  Make a left for the entrance to the Church Street Deck.  You may also continue on Church Street, cross over George Street and proceed straight to the Ferren Parking Deck.

Please note that the exit for Route 27 South on Route 18 is scheduled for closing beginning July 2007.

For parking, from Neilson Street, you can make a right turn on Church Street, for that deck, or continue on Neilsen for the Wolfson Deck (located between Bayard and Liberty Streets - after 5pm), or turn right onto Bayard Street and cross George Street for the entrance to the Cultural Center lot, located directly behind the theater.

From the Garden State Parkway North
Take the Parkway North to exit 129 to the NJ Turnpike South to exit 9.Take Route 18 directions above.

From the Garden State Parkway South
Take the Parkway South to the NJ Turnpike South to exit 9. Take Route 18 North into New Brunswick, following the directions above.

From the New Jersey Turnpike
Take the Turnpike to exit 9. Bear right out of the toll booth onto Route 18. Take Route 18 North into New Brunswick, following the directions above.

From Route 1 North or South
Take Route 1 to Route 18 North. Take Route 18 North into New Brunswick, following the directions above.

From Route 27 South
Take Route 27 North into downtown New Brunswick and go past the intersection where the train station is located. At the next traffic light, turn right onto George Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn right onto Livingston Avenue.

From Route 27 North
Take Route 27 South over the Raritan River Bridge. At the second traffic light turn left onto Neilson Street. Proceed 1 block to Church Street and turn right; at the intersection, turn left onto George Street. Go three more blocks and turn right onto Livingston Avenue.

From Route 130
Take Route 130 North to Route 1 North. Proceed about 2 miles to Route 18 North. Take Route 18 North, following the directions above.

From Interstate 287 North
Take Route 287 North to Route 1 South. Take Route 18 North into New Brunswick, following the directions above.

From Interstate 287 South
Take exit 10 and bear right onto Easton Avenue (follow street signs for New Brunswick). Stay on Easton Avenue approximately 5 miles until it comes to an end in downtown New Brunswick. Turn left onto Albany Street, then make a right at the next traffic light onto George Street. Proceed 4 blocks and turn right onto Livingston Avenue.