Take advantage of the ecologically friendly transportation
ROUND TRIP SHUTTLE BUS PRICES:
Youth ages 4-25: $5
OPENING DAY ONLY: Youth ages 4 – 25 are FREE
Round-trip bus fare is paid when you board in the morning. Please note: Shuttles do not make stops between the amphitheatre 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.
Our protocols will be based on orders from local health departments, and these protocols may change at any time.
Masks are required while on shuttles and when indoors. Masks are recommended while groups gather together or in an enclosed space with other audience members.
Parking is free at either location:
- Manzanita Parking Lot, the commuter parking lot located at the junction of Highway 101 and Highway 1, just beyond the Mill Valley/Stinson beach exit off Highway 101. 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.
2022 Hike Down Map
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 extremely limited, AND there is a charge for parking at the Air Force Base Parking Lot.
Reserve parking online for $45. “Day Of” parking is $50 at the lot gate; however, it is subject to availability.
Please note that the amphitheater does not have a 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.
Mountain parking lots typically fill before 10:00 A.M. on play dates. Drivers should drive up to the West Peak or park at other lots; patrons will be shuttled in small vans from the parking lots to the front gate. After the show, drivers and passengers should walk to Rock Spring via the side exit, and DRIVERS ONLY will be taken around to surrounding parking lots. Drivers must then drive back to Rock Spring to pick up passengers. There will be signs and volunteers to direct you.