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Outside SCR: Know Before You Go

Ticket Pick-Up
  • Box Office & Will Call — Located at Mission Gate House, the main entrance to the Mission, at 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.
  • SCR Box Office Hours at the Mission: 6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m. on performance nights only. Look for staff with SCR name badges to assist you. (The Box Office hours at the bottom of this page are applicable only to our Costa Mesa home.)
  • Tickets are not available for pick up during the Mission’s regular operating hours.
COVID Safety

Because the performance is outdoors, at this time we do not anticipate the need for proof of vaccination/negative PCR test, nor will masks be required. For your safety, however, we strongly encourage masking any time you are outdoors in a crowd.

  • Main Entrance/Gate House Entrance — Main entrance to the Mission on Ortega Hwy. This is the entrance for all seating sections.
  • East/Serra Gate Entry— On El Camino Real. This entrance will be closed. Please enter at the Main/Gate House Entrance
  • Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

There is plenty of public parking available surrounding the Mission.

  • Free parking, as well as some paid lots, are available on the streets surrounding the Mission.
  • A paid parking structure is located off of Verdugo, near Trevor on the Tracks restaurant. Five-minute walk to the Mission.
  • Los Rios Parking at Los Rios Park, 31791 Los Rios St. Seven-minute walk to the Mission.
  • Park & Ride lots at Junipero Serra Rd and the 5 FWY. An Uber, Lyft or taxi ride over to the Mission. Uber, Lyft or taxi times based on availability.
Train Transportation

The Amtrak Surfliner station is located at 26701 Verdugo Street, just two blocks from Mission San Juan Capistrano. The last northbound train departs at 10:26 p.m.

Maps & More Information

For more directions, visit the Mission here.


  • Premium seating sections—chairs are provided.
  • Quads A & B Lawn Seating—you bring your own blanket. No chairs permitted.
  • Quads C and D—you bring your own blanket or lawn/camping chair to sit on.
Seat Cushion Rentals

A limited number of seat cushions will be available to rent at the SCR Theatre gift shop located on the right side of the seating area, on a first come, first served base. Blankets will be available to purchase.

Food & Beverages

In addition to restaurant take out, you may bring your own food and drink to the Mission, including alcoholic beverages. Coolers may not exceed 2ft X 2ft in size and tables are not allowed. All coolers, baskets, bags, etc. need to be small in order to avoid blocking walkways. No barbecue grills, catering services, umbrellas and tiki torches. Water, soft drinks and a limited selection of snacks will be available for purchase at Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Look for the concessions table near Quad C.

Partner Restaurant

Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge 
Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
31692 El Camino Real,
Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 503-5720

Special Offer: 20% discount (excluding alcohol & happy hour pricing) on food and beverage purchases in Ysidora at the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Proof of ticket required.

Other Area Restaurants

Bueno Bueno Mexican Kitchen 
26762 Verdugo St C,
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 388-4588

Ciao Pasta Trattoria 
31661 Camino Capistrano, 
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 

El Adobe de Capistrano 
31891 Camino Capistrano 
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 
(949) 493-1163 

Five Vines Wine Bar 
31761 Camino Capistrano, Ste. 11 
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 

Hennessey's Tavern 
31761 Camino Capistrano 
 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 
(949) 441-4777 

Heritage Barbecue 
31721 Camino Capistrano,  
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 

L'Hirondelle Restaurant 
31631 Camino Capistrano 
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 
(949) 661-0425 

Paddy's Station 
26701 Verdugo St Suite B 
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 
(949) 661-3400 

Rancho Capistrano Winery 
26755 Verdugo Street 
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 

Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria
31781 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano 92675
(949) 429-3599

Sundried Tomato Cafe
31781 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 661-1167

Tavern at the Mission 
26860 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 240-2229

Trevor at the Tracks 
26701 Verdugo St. 
San Juan Capistrano 92675 
(949) 493-9593 

Bee Advisory

If you are allergic or sensitive to bees, precautions should be taken. The Mission is home to a garden environment and on occasion, bees are present.

Service Animals

Service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are welcome at the Mission. No other pets are allowed.

Important Information
  • Comfortable shoes recommended, as the grounds are uneven due to the historic nature of the site.
  • After sundown, the Mission can be quite chilly. We suggest you bring a jacket.
  • Restrooms and drinking fountains are located in the North Wing of the Mission—family, baby changing stations, and ADA accommodations are available.
  • Lighted attention-getting devices and anything that distracts or is deemed potentially unsafe for the performers are highly discouraged—this includes flashlights and cell phones in flashlight mode immediately adjacent to the stage.
  • Parking for persons with disabilities is located at the parking structures.
  • There is an unloading zone directly in front of the Mission for reducing travel distances for guests with disabilities.
  • The Main/Gate House Entrance accommodates wheelchairs and walkers easily.
  • Go here for an ADA map.

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