Directions & Parking

Directions

From the North
Travel south on State Route 315 to the Lane Avenue* exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (east). Follow Lane Avenue to Olentangy River Road, and turn right (south). Follow Olentangy River Road to John Herrick Drive (the next traffic light you come to), and turn left (east). At the next traffic light, Cannon Drive, turn left (north). The Drake Center is the first building on your left, at 1849 Cannon Drive.

*If the Lane Avenue Exit is backed up due to an event at the Schottenstein Center, please continue south bound on 315 to the Kinnear Road/Lennox Shopping Center exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (east). Follow Kinnear Road to Olentangy River Road, and turn left (north). Follow Olentangy River Road to John Herrick Drive (the next traffic light you come to) and turn right (east). At the next traffic light, Cannon Drive, turn left (north). The Drake Center is the first building on your left, at 1849 Cannon Drive.

From the South
Travel north on I-71. In downtown Columbus, take the exit for I-670 West. Follow I-670 West until it becomes State Route 315 North. Follow State Route 315 North to the King Avenue/OSU Hospital exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (north). Follow Cannon Drive through the next two stoplights. The Drake Center is the first building on your left after John Herrick Drive, at 1849 Cannon Drive.

From the East
Travel west on I-70. In downtown Columbus, take the exit for I-71 North. Soon after the exit onto I-71 North, look for the exit for I-670 West - it will be on the left side of the interstate. Follow I-670 West until it becomes State Route 315 North. Follow State Route 315 North to the King Avenue/OSU Hospital exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (north). Follow Cannon Drive through the next two stoplights. The Drake Center is the first building on your left after John Herrick Drive, at 1849 Cannon Drive.

From the West
Travel east on I-70. Take the exit for I-670 East. Follow I-670 East until it becomes State Route 315 North. Follow State Route 315 North to the King Avenue/OSU Hospital exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left (north). Follow Cannon Drive through the next two stoplights. The Drake Center is the first building on your left after John Herrick Drive, at 1849 Cannon Drive.

 

 

 

 

Parking

During Business Hours:
OSU parking rules are strictly enforced. There are a limited number of 1-hour parking meters in front of the Drake Center. The current rate is 25 cents per 15 minutes. For more information, visit the OSU Traffic and Parking Website.

 

For Events or Performances:
OSU Transportation and Parking Services have installed new parking pay machines in several campus parking lots. Unless you have an OSU parking permit, you must purchase a temporary parking permit for $3 using the new Pay-n-Display machines and a credit card or coins (no bills). If you have questions regarding parking accommodations, please contact the OSU Box Office at (614) 292-2295 or visit the Traffic and Parking website.

 

Handicap Accessible Parking:
There is handicapped parking in the metered area. There is additional handicapped parking across the street in the mid-tower parking lot. Although all of the main entrances to the Drake are handicapped accessible the easiest access from parking to the Main Lounge (and theatres) is through the ground floor north entrance (closest to the stadium). There is a sidewalk ramp and door operator push buttons at this entrance. Enter the building and proceed to the elevator on the right. Take the elevator to the first floor and turn right. The Main Lounge is straight ahead. For performances see the ushers for access to the handicapped seating areas.

 

 

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