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Visitor Info


La Musica provides FREE valet parking at the Sarasota Opera House (tipping encouraged). We hope you will use this easy and convenient service, which has been underutilized in prior seasons.

Public parking is available at the Palm Avenue garage located directly behind the Opera House. YOU CAN PARK FREE IF THE TOTAL TIME IS UNDER 3 HOURS, which will be the case for most La Musica concert patrons. Collect a ticket from the automated machine upon entry, take the ticket with you, and when you depart the garage after the concert you will simply insert the ticket into one of the machines at any of the three exits. Two exits are by the entrance and one is via the alley behind the Opera House. If you park for OVER three hours you will need to pay and validate your ticket at the machine near the elevator; cash and credit cards are accepted at this machine. The charges are $3.00 for parking stays between three and four hours, and $1.00 per hour for any additional hours. To save time for you and other patrons please pay BEFORE returning to your car. Then when you exit, simply insert your paid ticket into one of the machines at any of the three exits.

Public parking is also available on the second and third floors ONLY of the 2nd Street parking garage, near Whole Foods. Parking is free for up to four hours in this location, and it is within two blocks of the Opera House.


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