All About Free Parking at Music Worcester’s Mechanics Hall Presentations


For our season presentations at Mechanics Hall, Music Worcester gladly offers FREE EVENT PARKING at the Pearl Elm Garage, located at 20 Pearl Street in downtown Worcester.

Here’s how it works:

Patrons who park in the Pearl Elm garage within 90 minutes of the start time of our Mechanics Hall events will collect a $0 ticket when they enter the garage. For instance, our 8PM presentations offer free parking for those who enter the garage between 6:30PM and 8PM.

Once patrons have exited the garage on foot, they’ll take a short walk (2-3 minutes) down Main Street from the garage to Mechanics Hall’s main entrance at 321 Main Street. Once patrons have entered Mechanics Hall, they may head upstairs to the Great Hall on the 3rd floor via the grand staircases or via elevators, which can be accessed on the ground floor at the Waldo Street side of the building.

After our event ends, patrons may simply return to their vehicles and exit the garage using the $0 ticket they received upon entry. There is no need to visit a pay station to validate or pay for your $0 ticket.

It’s that easy!

Please be advised:

Our free garage parking option is only available for Music Worcester patrons at Mechanics Hall presentations on show nights, and is not available when Music Worcester presents performances at other downtown venues including The Hanover Theatre, The BrickBox Theater at the JMAC, or elsewhere.

Please also be advised that patrons who enter the Pearl Elm garage outside of our 90 minute pre-show time frame should expect to pay the usual evening rate for garage parking and will need to pay for their ticket at a pay station before exiting the garage.

Music Worcester is not responsible for reimbursing patrons who pay to park under different circumstances than the Pearl Elm Garage event parking option explained above.

Need directions?

CLICK HERE for the garage address in Google Maps, or search for “20 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA” in your navigation system.


Enjoy A Meal Before The Show

Once you’ve arrived downtown, you’ll be within walking distance of dozens of dining options that reflect Worcester’s cultural diversity, creativity, and hometown pride. From soul food to noodles to shawarma to pizza to craft beer, there’s something for everyone’s tastebuds at Worcester’s downtown restaurants.

Click below to learn more about where you can find a delicious meal before the show begins.