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Directions to the Touhill PAC:
"Western Symphony/Serenade," "The Nutcracker," and "Feels Like Broadway"

The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the north campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis near the I-70 and I-170 interchange in north St. Louis County at:

One University Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63121


There are FREE parking lots and garages surrounding the building. Permits are normally required, but patrons can park in the North Garage any time and in all other locations on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.


Please use the Main Entrance for dropping off patrons that have mobility issues. The walk from the drop off point to the building is only 20 yards (60 feet). The drop off point on the west side of the building is 77 yards from the door. There are 22 disabled parking spaces within 260 yards of the building; however, they do fill up quickly during large events. Please visit our accessibility page here for detailed maps and more information.

Directions to the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center:

The Performing Arts Center is at the corner of South Taylor Avenue and Monroe Avenue in downtown Kirkwood.


210 E Monroe Ave

Kirkwood, MO 63122


There are FREE parking lots and garages surrounding the building. Permits are normally required, but patrons can park in the North Garage any time and in all other locations on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is available as indicated on the seating map for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.  Designated aisle seats are available for anyone who may benefit from a seat with a folding armrest to transfer into a seat.  Companion seating for the accessible seating is also available.  For more details, please contact the theater group producing your performance. 

Metrotix Box Office Information:

All tickets for Saint Louis Ballet performances are sold through or 314-534-1111
Box Office Hours: 10am – 8pm (daily, excluding major holidays)

Tickets are not sold through the Touhill Box Office.

Late Seating at the Touhill:

If this is your first visit to the Touhill, please give yourself plenty of time before the performance to familiarize yourself with the UMSL campus, parking and venue. Patrons arriving after the start of a performance will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. To protect the enjoyment of other patrons, to not disturb the artists, and for safety.

Photography and Video During Performances:

Photos and video are encouraged prior to the performance, during intermission, and after the performance, but not permitted during the live performance.  For legal reasons including choreographic and artistic rights, no patron can take photos or video of the ballets or artists on stage.

SLB Boutique:

Located in the Lobby, Saint Louis Ballet's Boutique is open about 1 hour before each performance.  Unique gift items and Saint Louis Ballet logo items and apparel are for sale to support Saint Louis Ballet, a non profit organization. During The Nutcracker, it has a large display of beautifully designed Nutcrackers of all shapes and sizes.  Many audience members visit the boutique yearly during this holiday classic ballet to add to their collection of Nutcrackers and excited to see the new additions.

Concessions at the Touhill:

There is a concessions area in Parterre Lobby directly outside the main floor of the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall.  There is also a concessions stand outside the Lee Theater that also provides service for the balconies of the Performance Hall. 

A full bar, soft drinks, snacks, and light meals are offered. Concessions are normally offered during ticketed events with service starting at about one hour prior to the advertised event start time. For non-ticketed and academic events, vending machines are located in the Terrace Lobby under Grand Stairs near the restrooms. The concessions bar and vending machines accept cash or credit cards.  Please note that there is no ATM in the building. Drinks are allowed in the theaters if they are in a container with a lid, this includes items purchased at the concessions bar.  Souvenir Touhill cups with lids are available for purchase.  Food is not permitted in the theaters.

Groups and Schools:

  • Groups of 15 or more save 15%. Contact for your group purchase at 314-534-1111.


  • School Groups: Please contact Ryan Mak at for information about field trips. Performances with daytime field trip options include The Nutcracker: A Shorter Tale

Accommodations near the Touhill:

Drury Inn - Airport
10490 Natural Bridge Rd. (I-70 & Lambert International Airport), St. Louis, MO 63134
Notes: Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, cable, indoor pool, whirlpool, free hot breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet access, 24-hour business center, exercise room.


Renaissance St. Louis Hotel - Airport
9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134
Notes: Complimentary airport shuttle, restaurant/lounge, cable, pool, for-fee high-speed Internet access, voice mail, dual phone lines, full business center.

Marriott St. Louis Airport

10700 Pear Tree Lane, St. Louis, MO 63134 314.423.9700

Hilton St. Louis Airport

10300 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134 314.426.5500

Restaurants surrounding Touhill PAC:

242 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson MO, 63135


Ferguson Brewing Company
418 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson MO, 63135


Cork Wine Bar
423 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson MO, 63135


Drake's Place
701 S Florissant Rd.
Ferguson MO, 63135


Breakaway Café
8418 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis MO, 63121


Eero's (located inside Renaissance Hotel)
9801 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis MO, 63134

Chinese Express

718 S. Florissant Rd, 63135


Drake’s Place

701 S. Florissant Rd, 63135

Faraci Pizza

520 S.Florissant Rd, 63135


Marley’s Bar and Grill

500 S Florissant Rd, 63135


Cathy’s Kitchen

250 S. Florissant Rd, 6313

Restaurants surrounding Kirkwood PAC:

Kirkwood Restaurants:
Amigo’s Cantina (314) 821 - 0877
Bar Louie (314) 238 - 2300
Billy G’s (314) 984 - 8000
Café Provencal* (314) 822-5440
Citizen Kane’s Steakhouse (314) 965 - 9005
Crushed Red (314) 238 - 0100
Dewey’s Pizza (314) 821 - 4111
Grapevine Wines and Spirits (314) 909 - 7044
Greek Kitchen* (314) 462 - 9112
Honey Bee’s (314) 650 - 0762
Jefferson Grill (314) 966 - 2001
Kirkwood Brewhouse (314) 394 - 1365
Kirkwood Ice & Fuel (314) 822 - 0494
Kirkwood Pop Co.* (314) 287 - 6331
Mike Duffy’s Pub & Grill (314) 821 - 2025
Mission Taco Joint (314) 666 - 5757
Mod Pizza (314) 238 - 7055
One 19 North* (314) 821 - 4119
PJ’s Tavern* (314) 966 - 2001
Racanelli’s Pizzeria (314) 909 - 0008
Sapore Italian Café (314) 909 - 7575
Sunset 44 Bistro (314) 965 - 6644
Spencer’s Grill (314) 821 - 2601
Teleo Coffee* (314) 394 - 0099
Wasabi Sushi Bar* (314) 394 - 3390
612 Kitchen & Cocktails (314) 965 - 2003

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