Directions & Parking

The theatres are located next to each other on Congress Ave, between 7th and 8th Streets.

The Paramount & State Theatres
713 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Parking: 600 Congress Avenue Parking Garage

Other options include CapMetro bus routes, seamless rideshare pullup, metered street parking, and more.

More on parking

600 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

Located one block south of the theatres, the garage entrance is off of 7th St between Congress Ave and Colorado St. It’s the garage behind Citizen M Hotel, right across from Perry’s Steakhouse. You’ll see 600 CONGRESS PARKING GARAGE in big letters above the entrance.

You must purchase an exit voucher from the Paramount Box Office or bar before your show to receive the Paramount parking rate. Most shows are $10, though some family shows and films are $5 thanks to our friends at ABM.

Parking for Paramount shows is valid 5pm–3am Monday–Friday, and all day Saturday-Sunday. Full parking rates apply outside of these hours. Note: Not valid during SXSW and other special events.

Ticket + Voucher Needed
Upon entry, take a ticket from the machine. Reminder: you must purchase a parking exit voucher at the Paramount Box Office or bar before your show. When exiting, insert your parking ticket before scanning your Paramount parking voucher.

More Information
Friendly reminder: if you have a large, non-clear bag, be sure to leave it in your car! Please call 512-474-1221 for more parking information.

Alternate Transit Options


Transit to and from the Paramount is easy! Plus, it costs less than covered parking and saves time. Nearby transit stops include 8th/Congress, 8th/Lavaca, 8th/Guadalupe, 7th/Colorado or take MetroRail to the Downtown Station.

Transit Routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 30, 801, 803, 985 and MetroRail will get you there!

Plan your trip online: Desktop
Plan your trip on your smartphone: Mobile


There are many ways to roll to the Paramount and State Theatres on two wheels. Ride your own bike and park at one of the many bike racks on the block in front of our theatres. Austin is also full of rentable bikes and scooters that can connect you to and from the train station or bus stop, from LimeBirdSpinAustin BCycle, and more. Download their apps and take a ride. Please ride safely, and yield to pedestrians to help keep our downtown community a pleasant place for all modes of transportation.


You’ll see pedicabs throughout downtown and drivers are fully licensed by the City of Austin. Rates vary – be sure to ask your driver about the price per rider or per trip before hopping in.

Parking Downtown


Download the Park ATX App to pay for parking by mobile payment app.

Parking Meters – Parking meters in the downtown area (IH-35 to Lamar Boulevard, and Lady Bird Lake to 10th Street) operate Monday through Wednesday, 8am to 6pm, Thursday and Friday, 8am to 12 Midnight, and Saturday, 11am to 12 Midnight.

Parking Meter Time Limits – Always check posted signs and pay stations for enforcement information as enforcement times outside the downtown area may vary from location to location. During the day, the time limits for these spaces vary. Common maximum parking time limits are no more than 3 hours. Each meter is labeled with its maximum parking time limit as well as the hours and days that parking meter time limits are in effect.

Parking Meter Fees – Always check posted signs and pay stations for enforcement information as enforcement times outside the downtown area may vary from location to location. Most parking meters in downtown Austin accept credit cards and all meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters.

Parking Meter Fee Exemptions (Free Parking) – Parking meters are not enforced on the following city holidays:
January 1 (New Year’s Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
First Monday in September (Labor Day)
Last Thursday in November (Thanksgiving)
December 25 (Christmas Day)


Garage parking rates, hours and allowed length of stay vary by location. Some garages prohibit overnight parking – be sure to note each garage’s policy. Most downtown garages are managed by one of the companies listed below. Each company can provide a list of properties it manages as well as information on monthly and daily rates and availability.

ABM Parking – (512) 322-3290
HBA Parking – (512) 478-6848
Hospitality Parking – (512) 318-2761
LAZ Parking – (512) 472-4261
Parking Systems of America – (512) 494-6918

Platinum Parking – (512) 476-7275
Premier Parking – (512) 536-1145
Premium Parking – (514) 565-5546
SP Plus – (512) 853-8310


Perry Brooks Garage
Entrance 720 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

Directions from the Paramount Theatre

Eat & Sleep Nearby

Enjoy your downtown lodging or dining experience with one of our valued Paramount partners!