Driving Directions To The State

The historic State Theatre is located at 1307 J Street, Modesto (CA 95354), just minutes off Interstate Highway 99. Whether traveling from the north or south, the Central Modesto/CA-132 exits will take you toward downtown -- a charming compilation of buildings old and new, with are galleries, restaurants, independent retailers and clubs taking center stage.

If south-bound on Highway 99: Exit Highway 99 at Maze Blvd./L Street/CA-108/CA-132 and go left over the highway.

Follow L Street to 9th Street; Turn right onto 9th Street; Follow 9th Street to J Street and turn left. The State Theatre is on the left at 1307 J Street.

If north-bound on Highway 99: Exit Highway 99 at the Central Modesto/CA-132/Vernalis/CA-108 turnoff which will put you on 6th Street. Turn right on I Street off of 6th Street; turn left onto 9th Street/CA-132; turn right onto J Street.  The State Theatre is on the left at 1307 J Street.

Parking at The State
The State does not have its own parking lot, however, on-street parking is always available on J Street, 13th and 14th streets and, in the evenings, across the street from the theater in the two parking lots between 14th Street and the Modesto Commerce Bank. Thanks to our neighbors, parking is generally easy to find and within close walking distance of our front door.
During the day, on-street parking is regulated by the City of Modesto and is subject to overtime parking; however, parking can readily be found on 13th Street where two-hour parking spaces are available, and within two more blocks where parking is unrestricted.

Public Parking/ Garages
If you are spending a weekday morning or afternoon at The State for a conference, employee meeting or other event, we suggest parking in one of the three city-operated garages located within a five-block radius of The State. Fees in the city-operated garages are very low and space is generally available. Please refer to the map of area parking garages below for addresses and driving/walking directions.

Click Here for the Parking Map