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VAPA Building and PARKING

VAPA Building

Rehearsals are conducted at the Cabrillo College, VAPA 5000-Music Building, Room 5137.

The VAPA building is at the corner of Cabrillo College Drive and Soquel Drive.

Cabrillo College

VAPA 5000-Music Building

Room 5137

6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, California 95003


Map of Cabrillo Campus highlighting VAPA 5000 & parking lot 

PARKING • VAPA Building  •  Civic Center  •  Mello Center



The VAPA Building parking lot is a pay by space lot. Parking permit requirements are enforced on the Cabrillo camps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

One day parking permits cost $4, and are available at the permit machine located in the VAPA parking lot; they must be purchased with credit or debit cards only.

Semester permits cost $40, and are available to purchase through the Cabrillo College Welcome Center.


More information is available at

PARKING - Civic Center Santa Cruz

Vehicle parking at the Civic Auditorium will be public parking only, so please come prepared with quarters for meters or a credit card for parking lots and please arrive early enough to find parking. There are public lots within a few blocks of the Civic Center. 

LOADING ZONE - Civic Center Santa Cruz

Loading zone for events at the Civic Center (large gear and instruments) zone is located at the parking lot on the Church Street side of the Civic Auditorium. Parking time is limited for loading only, no parking for performances here. The cars who will be parked there have special parking passes. Please do not park here.

PARKING - Mello Center Watsonville

Public parking in Watsonville in Lot 10 (arrive early 19 spots available), at Main and Union Street
3 hours parking. 

Street parking: Cars should park further up East Beach Street, past Lincoln street. There are usually spots within a block or two. There are also usually spots on Center Street, Carr Street and E. Lake, all within a 2 block walk. Please plan to park off campus. 

Lot parking: Lot parking is at the Watsonville Highschool and at Lot 10 across from the Mello Center.


LOADING ZONE - Mello Center Watsonville

Loading zone for events at the Civic Center - load large gear and instruments by pulling up to the turquoise door around the back of the Mello Center off East Beach Street. The zone is right across from the circular library building. The turquoise door leads directly to the backstage “green room”. You need to move your car immediately after unloading here.

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