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Parking for Prep Families

Parking in the city is never simple, but it’s made a little easier by several parking garages within walking distance of the NEC campus. Our campus is also T-accessible, which many of our families appreciate. Current Prep families have the option of discount parking at the Christian Science Center, by purchasing a ticket voucher through the Prep Office.

Due to limited parking availability near the NEC campus, we recommend using public transportation. For more information on Boston parking laws and regulation, please visit

Discounted Parking

Christian Science Center

The underground garage of the Christian Science Center (at the intersection of Massachusetts and Huntington Avenues, a short walk from NEC) offers discounted parking to Prep families and Continuing Education students on Saturdays and Sundays between 7:30 AM and 6:10 PM and on weekdays between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. There are two kinds of discounted tickets:

  1. BLUE: Parking for up to 5 hours on weekday evenings between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM: $12 (or $110 for 10 tickets)
  2. YELLOW: Parking on Saturday or Sunday for any length of time between 7:30 AM and 6:10 PM: $15 (or $135 for 10 tickets)

Tickets are sold in the Prep/SCE Registration Office in SB 108-109. Cash or checks only. We are unable to accept credit cards for parking ticket purchases.

The garage is accessible from both Massachusetts Ave. and Huntington Ave. When you drive into the garage, take a white ticket from the machine at the entrance. When you pick up your car, feed the white ticket back into the machine, then feed Yellow or Blue “chaser ticket” purchased at NEC. Please note you can park in the garage first, and then come in to buy the Yellow or Blue tickets from us.

Other Parking Garages

Gainsborough Garage
10 Gainsborough Street
From Copley: West on Huntington Avenue. Cross Massachusetts Avenue, passing Symphony Hall on the right. Left at the first traffic light onto Gainsborough Street. Pass NEC on the right. Uptown Garage is the next building on the right.

Westland Avenue Garage
35 Westland Avenue
From Copley: West on Huntington Avenue. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take the first left onto Westland Avenue. Circular parking garage is on the right, above Whole Foods supermarket.

Metered Parking

Very limited street parking is available on Gainsborough Street, St. Botolph Street, Huntington Avenue, and St. Stephen Street.

Handicapped Parking

There are city-designated handicapped parking spaces near NEC. Because of the large number of music and theater presentations in the area, these spaces may not be available to NEC patrons. During construction projects, some of these spaces may move or become temporarily unavailable.

  • Two spaces next to the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall building at 290 Huntington Avenue
  • Two spaces on Huntington Avenue outside the Cohen entrance to Symphony Hall
  • One space on St. Stephen Street next to the backstage entrance to Symphony Hall