Take advantage of the ecologically friendly transportation
ROUND TRIP SHUTTLE BUS PRICES:
Youth ages 4-25: $5
Round-trip bus fare is paid when you board in the morning. Please note: Shuttles do not stop between the amphitheater and shuttle parking lots.
Mountain Play shuttles leave roughly every 15 minutes from 10:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. on play dates from two locations in Mill Valley. At the show’s end, you will hop in the Exit Line to board a bus going back to both parking lots.
Parking is free at either location:
- UPDATED 5/19: SHORELINE PARKING LOT will be the primary lot due to the construction at the Manzanita Park and Ride. We encourage all users to be aware of the general guidelines: do not block access to stalls, bike lockers, transit buses, or load zones; do not park in red zones; abide by lot signage; and be aware that users use the lot at their own risk. California Highway Patrol provides parking enforcement and will ticket & tow if the guidelines are violated.
NOTE: There is no security, and the lot is subject to flooding. Patrons park at their own risk. Vehicles cannot be parked for more than 24 hours. Vehicles may be ticketed or towed by law enforcement for not obeying traffic laws & parking restrictions, such as no parking along red zones or at no parking signs, blocking transit or other vehicles.
- Tamalpais High School, opposite the Safeway on Miller Avenue.
For those athletic patrons who want to take the traditional route to or from the theatre, hiking is an attractive option. Please research the way on your own before you leave in the morning. Consider buying a map of the mountain. A great map is “Trails of Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands,” available at Amazon. You can also visit OneTam.Org to find a free downloadable map.
Traditional Hike Down
Many Mountain Play hikers take the bus up to the theatre and then hike down after the show. Your hike down is made easier because the Mountain Play transports your ice chests and other bulky items back to Mill Valley.
We offer a mid-way point pickup, so you can stop there if you’re tired when you get to the Mountain Home Inn. Refresh yourself with some beverages or a snack, and then catch our Midway shuttle back to your car at 6: 30, 6:50, or 7:10 P.M. If you’re feeling good and want to walk to Mill Valley, go for it!
Once you reach Mill Valley, pick up your gear and hop on a shuttle back to your parked car at Tamalpais High or Manzanita Park and Ride. Enjoy dinner in charming downtown Mill Valley while you wait. The last shuttle from downtown Mill Valley to the parking lots leaves at 9:00 P.M. You can take a taxi (at your expense) to the parking area if you miss the last shuttle.
Mountain Play: Hike Down Map
Mountain Play: Hike Down Guide
While more manageable than the hike up to the theatre, it is still 7 miles and will take 2-2 1/2 hours. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.
Biking to the Mountain Play is a fun way to get to the show. You can road cycle or mountain bike. Either way, please be sure to stay safe! Wear your helmet, and bring lots of water, snacks, and a map. See the links below for advice and directions from the pros around the Bay Area. For a fantastic biking map, check out the Marin Bike Coalition map.
Bike parking is FREE and available in the amphitheater.
Jay’s Essential Bike Rides
SF Chronicle Biking Directions
If you choose to drive, please understand that parking on Mount Tamalpais is minimal. Reserved Parking Spaces at the Air Force Base Parking Lot are $40 when purchased online or $50 at the lot gate; however, it is subject to availability. There are fewer than 200 spaces for each performance date.
ADA Parking is Limited and only available by reservation.
Please note that the amphitheater has no street address within Mount Tamalpais State Park. CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS. You can also follow the directions below if you cannot access Google Maps.