Located in the west end of Downtown Athens, the Morton Theatre does not have a dedicated parking lot. Parking is available to downtown patrons in secure decks, metered street spaces, and in surface lots. If you are visiting our box office to purchase advance tickets or for other short errands, the first 30 minutes parking is FREE in our downtown parking decks.

Downtown Parking

Street parking is enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. On-street parking AND parking in the Washington Street Building (125 West Washington St.) are open to the public. The rates are $1.00 per hour.  Deck parking in the Washington Street Building has a $10 MAXIMUM charge, and on-site security.

You may stay in on-street parking spaces for a maximum of 2-hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. you have a maximum 4-hour limit, please park in a parking deck or lot for longer visits. 

Metered parking Downtown is free of charge beginning at 10 p.m., all day Sunday, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 

Parking is free in the decks and at metered spaces all day each Sunday.


If you are coming to an event or for dinner downtown, nightly parking rates are offered at a number of privately monitored locations when attended.

We advise patrons who utilize these privately owned lots to pay the attendant on duty prior to leaving your parked vehicle, or risk being towed at your own expense.