Directions & Visitor Information

Where is the Schwartz Center?

Building Hours

During the academic year, general administrative office hours for the Schwartz Center are 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The building itself is open until 11:00 p.m. each night and it opens at 10:30 a.m. on weekends.

Box Office Hours

The Schwartz Center Box Office is located in our main lobby and is open Monday–Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To contact the Box Office, call 607-254-2787.

Schwartz Center Tours

To schedule a tour of the Schwartz Center, please call 607-254-2730 or email Youngsun Palmer, Performance & Events Coordinator. Unfortunately, we do not offer tours on weekends.


From Rochester:

Use local roads to I-490. Go SE on I-490 to I-90 (The New York State Thruway). Go East on I-90 (The New York State Thruway) for 24 miles to Exit 42 for State Rte 14. Go South on State Rte 14 for one quarter mile to State Rte 96. Go South on State Rte 96 for 42 miles to Ithaca, NY where Rte 96 will turn into Buffalo St. Stay on Buffalo until it ends at Eddy St., where you’ll take a left, followed by a quick right onto Dryden St. On Dryden, you will find a parking garage located a half block on your left. After parking, return to Dryden St. and continue up the street to College Ave. Turn left. The Schwartz Center will be one block down the street.

From Syracuse:

Use local roads to I-81. Go South on I-81 to Exit 12 at Cortland-Homer Take Rte. 281 South to State Rte 13. Go South on State Route 13 to Ithaca, NY. Upon arriving in Ithaca, please follow local signs directing you to Cornell University. Use these directions in conjunction with the following to find campus. Once on State Rte. 13, continue South to State Rte. 366. Turn left after the NYSEG complex onto State Rte. 366. Follow State Rte. 366 East, which will lead you straight into campus. At the campus entrance, turn left onto Ithaca Road. Turn right onto Dryden Road. Go straight down Dryden Road through the intersection of College Avenue. 1/2 block after College Avenue is a parking garage located on your right. The Schwartz Center is located on College Avenue at the intersection of Oak Avenue.

From Binghamton:

Use local roads to I-81. Go North on I-81 to Exit 8 for State Rte 79 at Whitney Point, NY. Go West on State Rte 79 for approximately 35 miles to Ithaca, NY. Once in Ithaca, there will be signs directing you to campus. Use these in conjunction with the directions below to find Cornell. Rte 79 W will bring you into Ithaca on State Street. From State, make a right turn onto Mitchell at the stop sign. Follow Mitchell and turn left onto College Avenue. Go two blocks to Dryden Road. Turn left onto Dryden to the parking garage. The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is located on College Avenue at the intersection of Oak Avenue.