Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA
There are 2 FREE parking for the California Pops lots 5 & 6 on the west end of Foothill campus. See below map. The Lot 5 is level - no hills with approximately 300 spaces and great flat path to Smithwick Theater. Lot 6 has a path that starts with a 30-40 pace incline. Click here for a 1.6mb PDF directions, campus map with satellite view and parking information.
Bus drop-off & parking: Buses may unload passengers using the campus center utility road (handicap accessible). This utility road is narrow and shared by the Police Department and Paramedics. Due to this and traffic control individual cars may not utilize this drive way and buses are not allowed to park on this road. No exceptions. Easiest & largest parking area for buses is at lot 6. See below map. Group coordinators will receive a detailed map with photos of the drop off area. Click here for bus driver instructions to the theater drop-off area and parking (a 1.9mb PDF).
Late Seating Policy
If you arrive late please do not enter the dark theatre. Wait in the lobby and listen for the end of the music selection. The ushers seated at the top row will assist seating late folks between selections.
Children are always welcome to concerts and on special occasion can be invited to join musicians on stage. However, audience and orchestra members appreciate that parents or chaperone's take a "time out" to care for their children so to not disrupt other guests. If necessary please temporarily excuse yourself to the lobby with the child in tow to provide immediate attention, guidance and a little playtime.
Cellphones & Pagers
The California Pops Concerts is in a "Cell-Free Zone." For the comfort of others, please turn off all cell phones upon entering the theatre's seating area. Set pagers to silent vibrate mode (the happy zone). Please attend to your pages in the lobby area.
The California Pops Orchestra is an independent Non-Profit Corporation promoting performing arts and music education. The Pops has no affiliation with or positions on policies of the facilities we rent.
California Pops Orchestra - 3790 El Camino Real, Mail Suite 341 - Palo Alto, California 94306 - Phone: (650) 856-8432