Location of the Theatre

Forest Theatre StageUp on the Hill and in the Woods
The Forest Theatre is located on the campus of UNC, at the corner of Cameron Ave/Country Club Rd and Battle Ln/S. Boundary St. The patron entrance is at the top of the theater. The Forest Theatre is rustic stone and wood, so bring a blanket or cushion. You're welcome to come early and bring a picnic if you like.

Basic Directions
From downtown Chapel Hill on Franklin St: Take Columbia St. into Campus. Turn left onto Cameron Ave. After you pass Raleigh road, Cameron splits into Battle Ave. and Country Club; the Forest Theatre is on the land between the two roads.
From I-40:
Take exit 273 onto Highway 54 toward Chapel Hill. Drive approximately 5 miles, then past the intersection with 15-501. Turn right onto Country Club Rd. Pass the Paul Green Theatre and Cobb hall on your left, and the Forest Theatre will be immediately to your right.
Please enter at the top of the theatre.

Please do not park in the lot immediately behind the Forest Theatre. This space is reserved for actors (and handicap access, just check with the parking monitor). Street parking should be free and legal during most evening and weekend hours ... but check the message on the meter anyway, just to make sure. Your best option is the Park Place lot, located on S. Boundary St. just beyond the Forest Theatre. You can also park in the planetarium lot on Franklin Street and walk through the arboretum to reach the Forest Theatrr. Also, some nearby parking can sometimes be found on campus around Playmaker's Theatre and Cobb dorm... but don't count on it.

Even more detailed directions (Map centered on the Forest Theatre)
The festival is now, as it always has been, at its historical location at the Forest Theatre on the UNC-Chapel Hill Campus.
To get there from I-40
, Take exit 273 onto Highway 54 toward Chapel Hill. Drive approximately 5 miles. You will pass Meadowmont on your right and the William Friday Center on your left. You will drive past the Glen Lennox shopping center and then under the 15-501 overpass. After the 15-501 overpass, the next stoplight you'll come to on 54 is the Cameron Ave/Country Club Rd intersection, onto which you'll turn right. Almost immediately, you'll pass Playmakers Theatre on the left, and a few dozen feet further down, on the right, is the Forest Theatre - your destination! Too bad you can't park here. To park, take the first right past the forest theatre onto Battle Ln then an immediate right onto S. Boundary St. You'll see a tiny dirt parking lot behind the theatre, which should be full of actors' cars (do not park there!). Pass this, and park in the nice paved lot (called Park Place) a few hundred feet further down, around a small bend in the road, on the right. It's just a stone's throw from the theatre, really. There should be signs, too, for "Festival Parking", and helpful ushers to guide you to the quaint wooded path that goes up the small hill to the main theatre entrance.