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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, Lot, & Garage Parking

Street parking is available on Genesee St. and is complimentary after 5:00pm. Before 5:00pm, metered parking is $.50 per hour.

Covered Garage Parking is available at Waukegan Lot C at 225 N County St for $1.00 per hour.

Uncovered Lot Parking is available in Lots G, H, I, K, and L for $.50 per hour with a maximum charge of $5.00 per day.

Parking Maps are available here:


All parking options accept the following methods of payment via Smart City Pay Stations: coin, credit/debit card, or digital wallet payment such as Apple or Google Pay. More information about the Smart City pay stations is available here:

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking is available through Advantage Valet for most events. 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 Pacebus for schedules and pricing.