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Directions & Parking

Getting to the Theatre

From the West of Waukegan (Mundelein, Grayslake, Libertyville)

1. Take Belvidere Road/IL-120 E heading east towards the lake.
2. Continue to follow IL-120 to Genesee Street.
3. Turn Left onto South Genesee Street.
4. The theater is on the Northeast corner of Genesee and Clayton Streets. 

From the South of Waukegan (Airport, Chicago, Highland Park)

1. Take the I-94 W. ramp toward Milwaukee.
2. Merge onto the Edens Expressway/US-41.
3. Continue North on Edens Expressway/US-41.
4. Take the Washington Street exit and head east toward the lake.
5. Continue East on Washington Street to Genesee Street.
6. Turn Left onto South Genesee Street.
7. The theater is on the Northeast corner of Genesee and Clayton Streets. 

From the North (Milwaukee, Kenosha)

1. Take the I-94 S/Tri-State Tollway Ramp toward Indiana.
2. Merge onto I-94 E (portions toll).
3. Take the IL-132 E Grand Avenue exit heading east toward the lake.
4. Turn right onto North Genesee Street.
5. The theater is a half block south of Grand Avenue on the Northeast corner of Genesee and Clayton Streets. 


Street parking

Parking meters are available in the immediate vicinity along Genesee St. and is complimentary after 5:00pm. (Before 5pm metered parking is $.50 per hour)

Parking structure: Ample parking available in the city’s Parking Structure located at 225 N County St. Please enter on County Street. Parking is $10 and only accepts cash.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available thru Advantage Valet for most events. For more information please visit Please approach the valet area from the west on Clayton Street. Valet parking is $15 and accepts cash only.

Public Transportation

Metra Rail

The Union Pacific/North Metra Rail is just a short walk to the Genesee Theatre. Please visit for train schedules.

Pace Transit

Pace Transit provides daily service to Downtown Waukegan. Visit for schedules and pricing.