Maps and Directions


Map of UMKC (Volker Campus): Buildings and Parking

For parking during Orientation or Percussion Auditions, please park in metered parking (yellow), available at a rate of $1.25 per hour. There is a walkway to the Performing Arts Center from the Cherry Street Parking Garage.  Parking will be free in all legal campus spaces on Sunday during the Finale Concert.

Please read all signs carefully when parking; parking illegally or in Faculty/Staff lots may result in a ticket. UMKC is not responsible for parking tickets acquired by participants or visitors to campus.

All lots will be FREE during Finale Concert on Sunday.

To view/download UMKC’s campus map, follow this link: UMKC Volker Campus Map


Directions to the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (Location of Orientation, Percussion Auditions, & Finale Concert)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

        To: James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

From the East: Head West on I-70.  Take Exit 6 (Van Brunt Boulevard). Turn Left on Van Brunt Blvd. Van Brunt Blvd becomes Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. Turn left on Rockhill Road.  Make a slight left at the next light to continue on Rockhill, then make a right onto Holmes St (follow signs for the Kansas City Reparatory Theater). The James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry Street) is the large red brick building to the right.

From the West: Head East on I-70.  Take slight left exit onto 1-670 E, entering Missouri.  Take exit 2M to merge onto US-71 South.  Take the exit toward Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard/Swope Parkway.  Turn right onto Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd.  Turn left onto Rockhill Road.  Make a slight left at the next light to continue on Rockhill road, then make a right onto Homes St (follow signs for the Kansas City Reparatory Theater).  The James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry Street) is the large red brick building to the right.

From the North: Take I-29/US-71S toward Kansas City.  Stay on US-71S.  Take the exit toward Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard/Swope Parkway.  Turn right onto Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd.  Turn left onto Rockhill Road.  Make a slight left at the next light to continue on Rockhill road, then make a right onto Homes St (follow signs for the Kansas City Reparatory Theater).  The James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry Street) is the large red brick building to the right.

From the South: Take US-71 N toward Kansas City. Stay on US-71S.  Take the Swope Parkway/Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard exit. Turn left at E Swope Pkwy. Continue to follow Swope Pkwy as it becomes Volker Boulevard. Make a sharp left onto Rockhill Road, continue for approx. 200 feet and take the first available right into the parking lot (Holmes St).  The James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry Street) is the large red brick building to the right.


Where to Park: Please see Parking for more information.

Note: When you drop your participant off for orientation, you will not need to find parking; you may drop them off right outside the entrance – orientation is for participants only, and parents may leave after dropping their child off.