Marin Symphony is excited to partner with College of Marin to host Chamber Orchestra concerts in the James Dunn Theatre! Here are tips and instructions to help make your visit as smooth as possible. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call the Marin Symphony office at (415) 479-8100.
The AddressIt is not recommended to use the official college address 835 College Ave for navigation devices, because it will likely direct you far from the Performing Arts Building and theatre. Instead try 15 Laurel Ave, Kentfield or corner of Laurel Ave and Sir Francis Drake Bl, Kentfield.
Getting TherePlease allow yourself plenty of time to compensate for traffic and parking. If you are coordinating bussing, ride-share, carpool, or driving a friend, please arrive by 30 minutes before performance for time for parking, navigating the building, and getting comfortably seated. Concerts will begin on time, and latecomers will be seated once it is possible.
From the north:
Get on US 101 South.
Follow US 101 South to Sir Francis Drake Bl in Larkspur.
Take exit 450B from US-101 South.
Follow Sir Francis Drake Bl for 2.1 miles to Laurel Ave in Kentfield.
From the south:
Get on US 101 North.
Take exit 450B toward San Anselmo.
Merge onto Sir Francis Drake Bl.
Follow Sir Francis Drake Bl. for 2.1 miles to Laurel Ave in Kentfield.
From the west:
Head east on Sir Francis Drake Bl.
In Kentfield, turn right onto Laurel Ave.
ParkingCollege of Marin parking lots 2, 3, 4, 16, and 17 near the Performing Arts Building have free parking for the Saturday concerts. Other campus lots charge a $4 fee and day permits can be purchased from dispensers in the lots. You may be ticketed if you don’t have a permit. Lot 4 has disabled parking with 12 spaces, and drop-off for the accessible entrance.
*All campus lots have free parking on Sunday.*
(click for printable parking map)
EntrancesThe main theatre entrance and box office are located on the east side of the building upstairs. The disabled entrance is on the south side, accessible from parking lot 4. From there is a hallway path to the disabled entrance into the theatre. There is a downstairs side entrance on the north side, near parking lot 3. There is an elevator near the Dance Studio. (click for printable entrance map)
General Admission and Early AccessSeating is general admission and begins 30 minutes prior to performance. If you are a subscriber to 5 or more concerts, you are granted early seating access. If you have limited mobility, there will be seats set aside for your needs. The box office will be open for business one hour before curtain.
Limited Mobility SeatingIf you require accessible seating for limited mobility, there will be accessible and aisle seating set aside for you. There will be ushers available to help show you to your seats. If you have specific needs, questions, or concerns, please contact Marin Symphony at (415) 479-8100.
Pre-performance, Concessions, and Post-Concert Q & AEnjoy pre-concert performances in the lobby provided by members of the youth orchestra – Owen Xu, MSYO concertmaster, will perform for the matinees, and Sydney Li-Jenkins, assistant concertmaster, will perform Saturday evening.
The Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra is excited to host concessions in the main lobby in support of their 2025 Vienna Tour! Treats and waters will be available for purchase. Please note that food and beverage, except bottled water with a secured lid, are not allowed in the theatre.
You are invited to stay after the concert when musicians will remain onstage for musical discussion and taking questions from the audience!