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Where to go


The Santander Arena is located in Downtown Reading with numerous parking garages located nearby!

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Where to go


The Santander Arena is located in Downtown Reading with numerous parking garages located nearby!

Event parking for the Santander Arena and the Performing Arts Center is provided at all of the parking garages and lots owned and operated by the Reading Parking Authority.

Event parking is traditionally $10.00 – $12.00 at all facilities, except for the Penn Court Lot which is $12.00.

However, parking for “special events” incorporates a graduated fee schedule…the closer the customer parks to the Santander Arena, the more the parking fee. Therefore, graduated rates are as follows:

  • State Lot, BARTA garage, Double Tree Garage – $12.00
  • South Penn garage, Reed and Court garage, 7th and Washington Lot – $9.00
  • 4th and Cherry garage, Poplar and Walnut garage, and 6th / Cherry lot – $8.00

For Directions to these lots please refer to the following list if you are using a GPS to find your garage : 

2nd and Washington : 25 North 2nd Street                    
Fourth and Cherry : 29 South 4th Street            
Chiarelli Plaza : 25 North 3rd Street        
Front and Washington : 27 Front Street                 
Seventh and Washington Lot : 700 Washington Street                
South Penn : 635 Franklin Street        
State Lot : 644 South 7th Street        
6th and Cherry Lot : 6th and Cherry            
DoubleTree Garage : 600 Court Street        
Reed and Court : 666 Court Street                
Poplar and Walnut : 130 Poplar Street    

 

Please consult the Parking Authority for the dates of “special parking”. You can contact them at www.readingparking.com or by calling 610-655-6166.

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Where to Stay


Don't want to drive home after the show? Stay with one of our Preferred Hotels in town!

Where to Stay


Don't want to drive home after the show? Stay with one of our Preferred Hotels in town!

701 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601
Phone: 610-375-8000
www.reading.doubletree.com

Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading, a stylish new hotel in downtown Reading, PA. Santander Arena is across the street for a concert or Royals hockey game, and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a quick walk. Begin your stay with our signature, warm chocolate chip cookie, and pick up any forgotten travel items in the gift shop. Getting around is hassle-free with complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius.

Each modern guest room features a mini-refrigerator, 42-inch HDTV and complimentary WiFi. Business travelers will appreciate the laptop-sized safe, work desk with ample outlets and 24-hour room service. Upgrade to a one- or two-bedroom suite for a separate living area and views of downtown. Cats and dogs up to 20 pounds are welcome at our pet-friendly hotel.

Enjoy an organic meal at Center Stage American Bistro, featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers. Our pub is open daily – grab a seat indoors or outdoors with an appetizer and your favorite cocktail. Unwind after a convention with a dip in the large indoor pool, or de-stress in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center.

This hotel in Reading, PA offers flexible event space for up to 2,000 guests, including an amphitheater, boardroom and 15 meeting rooms. Prepare a presentation in the 24-hour business center, with printing services and A/V equipment rental. Host your dream wedding in an elegant ballroom – our Wedding Specialist will help plan your big day to perfection.

Best Western Reading

2299 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, Pa, 19607

Phone: 610-777-7888

Special Santander Arena rates
Free hot breakfast
Minutes from arena on Business Rt.222
Whirlpool suites available!

Courtyard Marriot

150 North Park Road, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610
Phone: 610-378-1137

Crowne Plaza

1741 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610

Phone: 610-376-3811

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Reading/Wyomissing

21 Meridian Blvd. Reading, PA 19610
Phone: 610-376-4400


 

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What to EAt


Experience the many streets of Reading at our favorite local restaurants.

What to EAt


Experience the many streets of Reading at our favorite local restaurants.

Dinner on the Mezz

We offer a unique menu offering for each show, sure to please everyone so make your evening special with the convenience of a great meal & a show at the historic Santander Performing Arts Center.

*For parties of 3 or more, you’ll receive a reserved table; no waiting in line here!  

Santander Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer Dinner on the Mezz, a unique dining experience before almost every performance! These meals are prepared by Savor… , the exclusive caterer for the Santander Performing Arts Center, and offer a buffet style service. Dinners include delicious entrees, desserts, iced tea, water, coffee and include one beverage of choice, including mixed drinks, beer, wine, and Coca-Cola soft drinks.


Judy's On Cherry
332 Cherry Street, Reading, PA
Phone: 610-374-8511
www.judysoncherry.com

Klinger's on Carsonia
721 Carsonia Avenue, Reading, PA 19606-1215
Phone: 610-985-0652
www.klingersoncarsonia.com

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe
320 Penn Street, Reading Pa 19602
Phone: 610-375-1161
www.dineindie.com/MiCasaSuCasaCafeRestaurant

Outside In Restaurant & Bar
601 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601
610-478-1919
www.outsideinrestaurant.com

The Speckled Hen
30 South 4th Street, on the corner of 4th and Cherry, Reading, PA
Phone: 610-685-8511
www.speckledhenpub.com

Stokesay Castle
www.stokesay.net