Payment for parking is now required on many streets in downtown Ventura, including Palm and Main streets, the location of the Ventura Improv Company.

Metered pay stations

There are blue pay stations at curbsides; follow instructions on the machines to pay for parking. Hours of operation are 7 days a week from 10am – 9pm, every day. Pay stations accept coins or credit/debit cards.

Parking rates (no time restriction):

  • Main Street and California Street: $1.00 per hour
  • Chestnut, Fir, Oak and Palm Streets: 50¢ per hour

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Parking lots

There are parking lots near the VIC that don’t require payment, but may have a time restriction. There are unlimited parking options in nearby lots (Palm between Main and Santa Clara, and Oak between Poli and Main.) Please give yourself ample time to locate parking before a show or class at the VIC. Please note: The lot across from the VIC on Palm Street is currently closed.

Parking structure

The structure located on Santa Clara near California streets offers free parking. There is a four-hour limit in the lower levels, and unlimited-time parking in the upper levels.


Make sure to read the signage for any other restrictions on street and lot parking in the area.

Updated March 1, 2012