UMS

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

911 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-764-2538

DIRECTIONS

I-94 Eastbound (from Jackson and Chicago)
Take I-94 East to Exit 172, Jackson Road. Jackson Road becomes Huron. Continue on Huron to State Street. Turn right on State Street, then turn either left or right onto Washington Street (parking lots are located in both directions). See map for exact parking locations.

I-94 Westbound (from Detroit)
Take I-94 West to Exit 177, State Street. Turn right (north) on State Street. Continue on State Street to the U-M campus. Turn either left or right from State Street onto Washington Street (parking lots are located in both directions).

US-23 Northbound and Southbound
Take US-23 to Exit 37 B, Washtenaw Avenue (to Ann Arbor). Go west on Washtenaw (from the Northbound exit you will automatically go west; from the Southbound exit turn right at the end of the exit ramp). Continue on Washtenaw until it forks. Veer to the right at the fork. Washtenaw becomes Huron. From Huron, turn left at the light on Fletcher. See map for exact parking locations.

M-14 Westbound (from Plymouth or Livonia)
Take M-14 West to Exit 3, Downtown Ann Arbor, Main Street. Continue on Main Street. Turn left on Washington. See map for exact parking locations.

I-96 Eastbound (from Lansing)
Take I-96 East to US-23 South to M-14 West. Follow directions for M-14 Westbound.

I-696/I96 Westbound (from suburban Detroit)
Take I-696 or I-96 West to I-275 South to M-14 West. Follow directions for M-14 Westbound.

I-696/I96 Westbound (from suburban Detroit)
Take I-696 or I-96 West to I-275 South to M-14 West. Follow directions for M-14 Westbound.

PARKING

We know that parking in downtown Ann Arbor can be difficult and take longer than expected. Please allow plenty of time to park. Parking is available in the following structures. Please note: Parking structures are cash-only.

  1. Liberty Square: Entrance off Washington between State Street and Division.
  2. Maynard Street: Entrances off Maynard Street and Thompson between William and Liberty.
  3. Fletcher Street: (Power Center structure) Entrance off Fletcher Street at Washington.
  4. Palmer Drive: Accessible to University of Michigan blue and gold permit holders with an AVI device.
  5. Thayer Street: Entrance off Thayer Street between Washington and North University Avenue.
  6. Valet parking: Available for all Hill Auditorium performances on the Choral Union Series and the Handel’s Messiah concerts. Cars may be dropped off in front of Hill Auditorium beginning one hour prior to curtain time. UMS donors at the Concertmaster level ($7,500 annually) and above are invited to use this service at no charge.

Description

Notwithstanding an isolated effort to establish a chamber music series by faculty and students in 1938, UMS regularly began presenting artists in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in 1993, when Eartha Kitt and Barbara Cook graced the stage of the intimate 658-seat theatre for the 100th May Festival’s Cabaret Ball. Today, the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is used primarily for theatrical productions and song recitals.

Accessibility

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Wheelchair seating is available on the rear of the main floor. There is a barrier free access located at the North University entrance to the building, with elevator access to the main floor of the theater level.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is equipped with assistive listening devices. Earphones may be obtained upon arrival. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Entrances and Elevators

The Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is located in the Michigan League Building on the University of Michigan’s central campus. The main entrance is off North University, in front of the Michigan League Building. Elevators for access to the Main Floor are located in the middle of the Michigan League along the main hallway. There is no elevator access to the balcony.

Ticket Office Location

For ticket sales and ticket pick-up, see the Michigan League Ticket Office, located in the lower lobby. The Ticket Office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance and remains open until 30 minutes after the performance begins.

SEAT MAPS

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