Directions

Directions & Parking Information

Rehearsals will be held on the Georgia State University campus in Room 405 of the Aderhold Learning Center.  We have also arranged for gated parking in the Equitable Parking Deck which is on the block adjacent to the Adherhold Building. The first rehearsal/meeting night will be at normal deck rates. After rehearsals begin, you will be given a parking pass that entitles you to the $5.00 parking rate.

Entrance to the garage is on Fairlie Street.  Once you enter, proceed to the right-most bay and take a ticket.  Keep this ticket with you when you exit to rehearsal as you will need to swipe it to gain entrance back into the garage after rehearsal.  (Note: the ticket swipe is to get back into the garage is located to the far right of the garage entrance doors).

You are expected to adhere to all parking regulations posted in the garages.  Do not park in a space that is marked “Reserved.”  Your car will be towed at your expense.  Please also note that there are no ‘in-out’ privileges and the passes are valid for the Equitable Parking Deck only.  Other parking rates in the area range from $5.00 to $20.00 per day depending on what events are taking place in downtown Atlanta.  Should you choose to not park in the above-mentioned garage, you will pay the current day-rate of the lot in which you park.

Please also note that street parking is available at metered spots and is free after 6:00 pm on weekdays.

Driving Directions:

From the North
Take 75/85 South to the Courtland Street exit (Exit 249A), and follow to Auburn Avenue. Turn right onto Auburn Avenue (Luckie Street). Go to the fourth light, which is Forsyth Street. The Rialto Center for Performing Arts is on your left. Go past the Rialto, then take an immediate right as soon as you pass the Quality Hotel onto Fairlie Street. The Equitable deck is on the end of that block on the right hand side. The deck is not clearly marked as Equitable. If you reach a stop sign you have gone too far.
To access the rehearsals spaces after parking in the deck, take the elevator to the 3rd floor and exit onto Forsyth Street. Press the green button to the left of the double glass doors to release the locking mechanism and exit onto Forsyth Street. Walk to your right. The Aderhold Building will be just in front of you and to your left on the corner of Luckie and Forsyth. The entrance to the Rialto Garden Level will be on Forsyth Street just beyond the main doors to the Rialto. The entrance is labeled “Jazz Studies/Percussion Studies”.

From the South and From I-20
Take 75/85 North to the Edgewood/Auburn Avenue exit (Exit 248B). Stay in the middle lane and follow to Auburn Avenue. Turn left onto Auburn Avenue. As you cross Peachtree Street, Auburn becomes Luckie Street. When you cross Forsyth Street, the Rialto Center for the Arts is on your left. Go past the Rialto, then take an immediate right as soon as you pass the Quality Hotel onto Fairlie Street. The Equitable deck is on the end of that block on the right hand side. The deck is not clearly marked as Equitable. If you reach a stop sign you have gone too far. To access the rehearsals spaces after parking in the deck, take the elevator to the 3rd floor and exit onto Forsyth Street. Press the green button to the left of the double glass doors to release the locking mechanism and exit onto Forsyth Street. Walk to your right. The Aderhold Building will be just in front of you and to your left on the corner of Luckie and Forsyth. The entrance to the Rialto Garden Level will be on Forsyth Street just beyond the main doors to the Rialto. The entrance is labeled “Jazz Studies/Percussion Studies”.

To Return to the Interstate
Make a right out of the parking deck. Go to the second stop sign, which is Carnegie Way. Make a left onto Carnegie and an immediate right onto Ellis. After several blocks Ellis will feed into 75/85 North & South as well as Freedom Parkway. I-20 is accessible via 75/85 South.

Parking Hours of Operation
During weekdays, the parking deck is open during regular business hours, closing at 10:30 PM. To re-enter the deck after hours, use the same Forsyth Street access to the deck. Swipe your parking ticket through the reader on the right side of the double glass doors to gain entry. If there is no attendant at the gate as you drive out, there is another reader at the gate for you to swipe your ticket in order to exit. Should you have any difficulties with entering or exiting the deck after hours, you may contact Equitable Building 24-Hour Security at 404-521-6590.

MARTA Directions
Take the North/South line to the Peachtree Center Station. After exiting the train, follow the signs that direct you to Ellis Street and the Atlanta Public Library. Exit at Peachtree Street South. Walk south on Forsyth past the Library. The Aderhold Building is on the corner of Forsyth and Luckie Street directly across from the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts. The entrance to the Rialto Garden Level will be on Forsyth Street just beyond the main doors to the Rialto. The entrance is labeled “Jazz Studies/Percussion Studies”.