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Stude Concert Hall, Duncan Recital Hall, Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall, and Wortham Opera Theatre are located in Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the Rice University campus.  Use Entrance No. 8 on University Blvd. or Entrance No. 18 on Rice. Blvd.  Alice Pratt Brown Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Signs inside the campus near entrances 1, 2, 8, and 20 provide directions to all visitor parking.

Parking for Preparatory Program Parents and Patrons

Paid visitor parking

The Alice Pratt Brown Lot (West Lot 1) is directly in front of Alice Pratt Brown Hall. Fees for the use of this lot are:

$1 for each 15 minutes, with an $12 daily maximum.


Overflow parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, located just east of the music school (underneath the Jones Graduate School of Business) or in the North Visitor Lot near Entrance No. 20 off of Rice Boulevard. After 6 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, the entire North Lot is open to paying visitors. Fees for the use of these lots are:

$1 for each 10 minutes, with an $12 daily maximum.


$2 visitor parking

The $2 flat rate per/entry/day *visitor* parking is in the 1800-space Greenbriar Lot, west of the football stadium, for people visiting Rice for meetings, events, activities, and business. Enter the lot from Greenbriar Blvd at campus entrance 13A or 13B.

Shepherd School Event Parking $5

Parking for major Shepherd School School Symphony Orchestra concerts.

Arts @Rice Parking Card

Rice University offers a special parking card for visitors attending performances at The Shepherd School of Music. This card costs $50 and gives the user access to the Alice Pratt Brown Hall Lot for one semester. It is valid after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.

These special cards are available at the Rice University Parking Office. For more details contact the Parking Registration Office or phone 713-348-7275.

Payment Instructions

Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover).  When the gate opens, the computer’s “parking meter” begins.  Upon leaving, the visitor drives to the exit gate and inserts the same credit card.  It is very important to use the same credit card used at entry while exiting, otherwise the computer will not recognize the card. The gate will open in approximately 2 seconds, at which time the meter stops.   The computer calculates the time, briefly shows the amount, and automatically bills the credit card.