Whitaker Center is currently CLOSED due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19. We will reopen soon! Read More »
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts


For Whitaker Center events, and for those presented at the Forum, we encourage guests to park in the Walnut Street Parking Garage or nearby on a street-level spot. Street parking is free on Sundays and every other day after 7:00 p.m. Parking is free after 5:00 p.m. from Chestnut Street to State Street. Please refer to this map for hourly parking rates in each specific zone. Directions to the Walnut Street Parking Garage are below. For Harrisburg parking locations and rates, please visit parkharrisburg.com or call (717) 234-2274.

Parkmobile App- Harrisburg City has partnered with the popular parking app, Parkmobile, to make metered street parking more convenient for guests. See description and full list of discounts here

FAQs for Parking Meters, click here (includes How-To video).

Walnut Street Parking Garage

From Market Street 
Proceed 1/2 block and turn left onto Court Street (Court Street is located between Hilton Harrisburg & Whitaker Center). Take ramp to the left, just before the second stop sign.

From Walnut Street 
Proceed through the traffic signal at 3rd street, proceed 1/2 block (Court Street), and turn left onto the ramp for the Walnut Street Parking Garage.

To visit Whitaker Center once inside the Walnut Street Parking Garage
Take the elevator to the Strawberry Arcade. Proceed straight up the stairs and Whitaker Center is straight ahead to the left of On The Way Cafe.

To visit the Forum once inside the Walnut Street Parking Garage
Take the elevator to street level. Exit the elevator and proceed right on to Court St. Continue straight and turn right on to Walnut St. You will arrive at the Forum once N. 5th St. intersects with Walnut St.


Sign up for our email newsletters and be the first to know about Whitaker Center events all year long!

Whitaker Center

The Best Performance, Science and Cinema Space in PA

Sign Up Now to be the first to hear about the most exciting things happening at the Whitaker Center.