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Directions and Parking

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, with easy access to Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, can be accessed from many points in Central Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic Region. The maps below show the Center’s location and directions are also provided. If you need to find another location on campus, access the campus map

Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
475 Lancaster Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

For direction the Luhrs Center, enter the above street address into your GPS unit. We recommend using Apple Maps, Google Maps or your GPS unit of choice to get point-to-point directions to Shippensburg University and the Luhrs Center.

Note: If you are using Mapquest, this address does NOT bring you to the Luhrs Center. If using Mapquest, use “1871 Old Main Drive” as the street address, which will bring you to the main building on the Shippensburg University campus, Old Main. Follow the above campus map for the exact location of the Luhrs Center located on Lancaster Drive.


If your point of departure is:

East of Shippensburg:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 16/226 (Carlisle). Follow U.S. Route 11 north to Interstate 81. Take Interstate 81 South to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel 2 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.*

West of Shippensburg: 
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 15/201 (Blue Mountain). Turn left onto PA Route 997. At the “Y” intersection bear right onto route 696. At the town of Newburg, watch the signs carefully and stay on Route 696 (requires a left turn followed by an immediate right turn). Continue on Route 696 south another 8 miles to Shippensburg. Entrance to the campus will be on the left.*

Take Interstate 81 South to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel 2 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.*

North West of Shippensburg: 
Take rural routes to Interstate 81 and follow directions from North or use rural routes to PA turnpike and follow directions from West.*

Take Interstate 81 North to Pennsylvania. Continue to exit 24 (Fayette Street). At exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel 2 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another “T” intersection. Turn right onto King Street. At 3rd traffic light, turn left onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.*

South East of Shippensburg (Baltimore or DC area): 
Take I-70 west to Hagerstown, MD and exit onto Interstate 81 North. Cross into PA and take exit 24 (Fayette Street). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel 2 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another “T” intersection. Turn right onto King Street. At the third light, turn left onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.*

* When arriving on Campus, turn right onto Adams Drive. Follow Adams Drive to Cumberland Ave. The LuhrsCenter is located at the corner of Bucks and Cumberland Avenues. Ample parking is available to the right of the building and directly across the street in front of the building.

Luhrs Center Drive Time Guide (approximate times)

Pennsylvania Cities:

Carlisle 20 minutes

Gettysburg 45 minutes

Harrisburg  50 minutes

Mechanicsburg  40 minutes

Philadelphia  2.5 hours
Pittsburgh  2.5 hours

 
Maryland Cities:

Hagerstown  45 minutes

Baltimore  2 hours

 
Other Regional Cities:

Harrisonburg, VA 2.25 hours

New York City, NY 3.5 hours

Washington, D.C. 2 hours

Regional Airports

Harrisburg International Airport: 888-442-5387 www.flyhia.com
Hagerstown Regional Airport: 240-313-2777 www.flyhagerstown.com

Parking

The entrances to all Luhrs Center parking lots are located off of Adams Drive and Bucks Drive. See the map below for locations of additional parking lots in the area. 

Click on the map below for a larger, more printer friendly version.

Shipppensburg Map

BECOME A MEMBER

The Luhrs Center Circle of Friends helps make all that we do possible. This membership program enables us to nuture an arts-oriented lifestyle in the Cumblerand Valley, and invest in the future of the arts through outreach to students of all ages.

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive,
Shippenburg PA 17257
Luhrs Center Box Office
475 Lancaster Drive,
Shippensburg PA 17257
(717) 477-7469 (SHOW)