The Walter K. Gordon Theater is the hub of the performing arts at Rutgers–Camden. The 650-seat proscenium theater space wows audiences with near-perfect acoustic properties, state-of-the-art sound/lighting/video/multimedia capabilities, and an unobstructed view from every seat. This transformative performance space can take the form of a large concert hall, a small community-style theater with a semi-thrust stage and many things in-between.
The Gordon Theater serves primarily as the home for the Rutgers-Camden Theater Program, Choir, Madrigals Ensemble, and select concert performers. It is also the home of the world-renown Symphony in C Orchestra, and plays host to many other community groups. Throughout the year, primary and secondary school students from the City of Camden and surrounding region sing, dance, act and celebrate graduation days on the Gordon Theater stage.
Rutgers-Camden parking is free from 5 pm Friday to 11 pm Sunday and during times when regular classes are not held (Spring Break, non-Summer Session hours). During other hours the parking fee is $2 per pass (one vehicle).
Normally parking is available only in Rutgers Lot 11 on the waterfront next to Campbell’s Field. Most of the time, Rutgers operates round-trip shuttles from Lot 11 to the main campus. Guests are welcome to use these shuttles. Infrequently, we are able to provide a limited number of parking passes to on-campus lots (Lots 13, 14, 1, 2, 3).
Contact Beverley Wilson at (856) 225-6137 (direct) or (856) 225-6009 (main dispatch- Rutgers University Police Department). Visit us on the web.
Directions to Parking for The Walter K. Gordon Theater
See the Campus Driving Directions.
Cooper Street to Parking Lot 11: Continue straight down Cooper until the end—Campbell’s Field will be on your right, Victor Building on your left. Entrance to Lot 11 straight ahead – (Look for the Rutgers sign). Please stop at the security officer and tell officer the reason you’re visiting our campus. Once parked, go to shuttle stop; take Rutgers shuttle; get off at Third & Penn Street stop. Get off shuttle and walk left (north) on Third Street for about a half block. Turn right into campus at the Athletic & Rec Center. Walk to the large tree, bear right. The entrance to the Gordon Theater will be just ahead on your left (under the breezeway).
Cooper Street to Parking Lots 13 and 14: Continue five blocks to Third Street. Make a right onto Third Street. Guests may park in Lot 13 (second lot on left) or Lot 14 (third on left). Cross Third Street, enter campus at the Athletic & Rec Center. Walk to the large tree, bear right. The entrance to the Gordon Theater will be just ahead on your left (under the breezeway).