Emens Auditorium

Event Parking

Entrance Locations

Throughout the 2016-2017 season, the Emens main lobby and front entrance will be closed for construction of our lobby expansion project. Added amenities include an enlarged lobby, indoor box office and restrooms on the main floor. During this time however, Emens will using two alternate entrance locations indicated on the map below as the ‘Hargreaves Music Entrance’ (MU) and ‘Arts & Communications Entrance’ (AC). 

The Emens Box Office will also be temporarily relocated across the street to the Sursa Hall box office. On the night of events, box office staff will be available at the MU and AC entrances two hours prior to each performance to assist with will call and additional event sales. 

Entrance Map

Drop-off Area

Circle Drive, located adjacent to Emens Auditorium, is police controlled. Individuals who have difficulty walking long distances can be dropped off along Circle Drive. The driver will be asked to vacate this area immediately in order to allow access to the shuttle buses and others needing this drop-off service.

Parking Garages

Nearby parking is available in the Emens Parking Garage to the east of the auditorium. Entrances can be accessed off Riverside Avenue and Neely Avenue. This structure fills up quickly Monday through Thursday. Guests also may park in the McKinley Avenue Parking Garage (near the Music Instruction Building, across the street from Emens) at McKinley and Ashland Avenues, or in the Student Center Parking Garage near McKinley Avenue and Gilbert Street. There may be a nominal fee for parking in these structures.

Free Shuttle Buses

If you are attending an Artist Series event, we recommend that you park in the Student Center Parking Garage or the surrounding lots and ride the free shuttle. The parking garage is located near the corner of McKinley Avenue and Gilbert Street. Service begins one hour before the performance and resumes immediately following the show. Call (765) 285-1539 for a show-by-show shuttle schedule.

Parking Lots

Some campus parking lots are open to visitors without charge at certain times on selected days. Please read the following restrictions carefully:

  • Red Zone Lots: Visitors may park in these lots after 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and university holidays.
  • Yellow Zone Lots: Visitors may park in these lots after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and university holidays.
  • Blue Zone Lots: Parking is restricted 24 hours a day, everyday.
  • Special Spaces: All parking spaces marked for people with disabilities are monitored 24 hours a day and are subject to a parking fine of $100 plus towing charges. All spaces marked "Special 97" require a specific university hang tag, are also monitored 24 hours a day, and are subject to a fine of $100 plus towing charges.
Emens Auditorium
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1539
Fax: 765-285-3719
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