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Your Easy Route to Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center

Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center is located in the heart of downtown Austin.

Access our downtown location from Cesar Chavez, turning north onto San Antonio or Nueces, or from from 5th or 6th St., turning south on Nueces or Guadalupe. Ballet Austin is located at 501 W. 3rd Street, 78701.

FREE PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

BALLET AUSTIN SURFACE LOT: If coming to take a class at Ballet Austin, parking spaces are available for FREE on first-come, first-served basis on both sides and in the back of our building. Please do not park in executive parking spots or those marked with a blue sign in the back during marked hours. Parking in the Ballet Austin lot is reserved for those coming to take a class at Ballet Austin. Towing is enforced.

CITY HALL PARKING GARAGE: Ballet Austin has made arrangements for FREE parking at Austin City Hall Garage for up to 1.5 hours. This is a great FREE option just 2 blocks east of Ballet Austin when coming to take a class.

  • Enter the City Hall Parking garage located on Guadalupe between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets
  • FREE parking is available every day between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost = First 1.5 hours FREE with a validated* parking ticket.
    • *Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk at Ballet Austin.
      • Please allow a few extra minutes before or after your class for the Customer Experience Team to access the City Hall online validation system.
    • Parking after 5 p.m. is not covered with validation; normal rates apply if vehicles remain in the City Hall garage past 5 p.m.
  • NOTE: Austin City Council meetings on Thursdays may at times affect available parking in this garage.

$3 RATE PARKING GARAGE OPTIONS - Available at Google Garage while taking classes at Ballet Austin

GOOGLE BUILDING PARKING GARAGE (directly behind Ballet Austin to the south): Ballet Austin has made arrangements for you to park in the Google Building parking garage at a reduced rate. Parking in this location at this reduced rate is available to Ballet Austin customers only.

  • Enter the garage from San Antonio St. between 2nd and 3rd St, directly behind Ballet Austin to the south.
  • Pull a parking ticket when entering.
  • After parking, purchase a chaser parking voucher at Ballet Austin’s reception desk to cover your charges ($3 cash rate / $3.25 Credit Card rate).
  • The chaser voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS parking in the garage. If you will be at Ballet Austin longer than two (2) hours consider other parking options
  • Buy parking chaser vouchers in advance or after parking at the front desk in the lobby at Ballet Austin.
  • When exiting the garage please submit your parking ticket followed by the chaser voucher.

SILICON LABS: (currently NOT available while they transition to a digital system)


Available in Ballet Austin’s east parking lot; requires a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owner’s expense.


CapMetro offers 20 Park & Ride facilities at transit stations. 12 of these have direct routes to Ballet Austin from the north, south, east and west. Each Park & Ride has free parking for transit users. Plan your transit trip here.

Below is a map of bus stops and associated routes within a 10-minute walk of Ballet Austin:


Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio Streets and 3rd & Nueces Streets.

Below is a map showing MetroBike stations and the safest bike routes to Ballet Austin from the nearest transit stops Please note that the bike lane on 3rd Street is a protected lane separated from the street by a curb.


Join the Ballet Austin carpool network to find other dancers you can carpool with to get to class. Carpooling not only helps reduce air pollution, but also allows you to split parking and fuel costs.

PARK ATX APP Information

Park ATX is another option for all the downtown Austin parking availability.

Paying for parking is easy and convenient with the Park ATX mobile app. You can pay, extend and manage your parking session remotely with just a few taps. Even better, you can save money on parking by using Park ATX!


Ongoing building and road construction projects around Ballet Austin’s studios may cause temporary changes in traffic patterns, along with changes in access to Ballet Austin’s east and west parking areas. Please note directional traffic signs for the best way to access our on-site parking spaces and drop off or pick up Ballet Austin Academy students as well as Pilates Center and Butler Center for Dance & Fitness clients during the completion of these projects.


We love our downtown neighborhood and encourage you to join us in discovering all there is to do and see. Whether you enjoy nature, history, a good book, or good food, Steps from Ballet Austin will get you to your destination. Walking is such a healthy activity. Take a walk and explore downtown Austin, and be sure to count your steps! Get the Map here.

NOTE:  Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin.

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