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Driving & Parking

Directions by CAR

Oakes Center has free street parking and a small free parking lot. Arrive early to secure a space in the parking lot at 20 Ashwood Ave. Follow the short path from the parking lot to reach Oakes by foot.

Street parking is free on Russell Place and Ashwood Avenue (west side only). There is no street parking on Morris Avenue. If you are running late we recommend you proceed directly to the Summit Rec Center at 100 Morris Ave for ample free parking.


From the New Jersey Turnpike
  • Proceed to exit 14, “I-78”

  • After toll get on Interstate 78 west, local lanes

  • Follow “Interstate 78” directions below


From the Garden State Parkway
  • Proceed to exit 142B to Interstate 78 west

  • Follow “Interstate 78” directions below


From Interstate 280
  • Proceed to exit 5A, “Livingston”

  • Follow Livingston Avenue 3 miles and continue straight onto JFK Parkway for another 3.5 miles

  • At the Short Hills Mall keep right and follow signs for route 24 east, then keep left on ramp

  • Follow “Route 24” directions below


From Interstate 78
  • From the west (going east)

    • Take I-78 east to exit 45, “Glenside Ave., Summit”

    • Turn left onto Glenside Ave. and proceed 1.2 miles to second traffic light (bear slight left at first traffic light)

    • Turn right onto Morris Ave, then Oakes Center is 2 blocks ahead at Russell PlaceFor parking lot, from Morris Ave. turn right on Ashwood (traffic light before Russell Place) and left into lot

  • From the east (going west)

    • Take I-78 west to exit 48, “Route 24”

    • This is a 3-lane express merge from the local lanes

    • Follow “Route 24” directions below


From Route 24
  • Take route 24 to exit 9A


From I-78, stay far right, as this is the first exit on route 24; on the ramp, keep right and then turn right onto Broad Street


From route 24 east (Morristown, JFK Parkway, I-287), keep straight on the exit ramp and turn right onto Broad Street at the traffic light ahead


  • Proceed about 1 mile on Broad Street and turn left onto Ashwood Ave. (Exxon on left)

  • Go 1/2 block to Morris Avenue

  • For Oakes parking lot (can fill up), proceed 200 feet straight to parking lot on left at 20 Ashwood Ave.; follow foot path to Oakes

  • For main entrance on Russell Place, turn left onto Morris Ave. then first right onto Russell Place

  • Wheelchair ramp is on driveway side of Oakes Center

  • Park for free on Russell Place (can fill up) and Ashwood Ave. (west side of streets only)

  • If you’re running late, drive past Oakes and park fast and free at the Summit Rec Center at 100 Morris Ave.; the rec center is a 3-minute walk to Oakes

Vivid Stage's home is at Oakes Center in Summit, located at 120 Morris Avenue, a 15-minute walk downhill from the shops, restaurants and train station in downtown Summit.


Vivid Stage
Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901 


Entrance is on Russell Place. Parking lot is behind the theater at 20 Ashwood Ave. 


Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

(908) 514-9654

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