Plan Your Visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Mills College campus. Located in the Oakland foothills, we’re proud to be part of the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area performing arts community. Below you’ll find directions to Mills, information on performance venues and parking, and options for enjoying the Oakland culinary scene before or after your visit.

Directions to Mills College

Mills is located immediately off of Highway 580 in Oakland at the junction of 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 (Warren Freeway), approximately seven miles from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

For detailed driving directions: Use the map above or enter the following address into your GPS app: 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. For recorded directions, call 510.430.3250. There are three MacArthur Boulevard exits from 580 east, so please follow driving directions carefully.

For public transportation: Visit 511.org to plan your trip. Mills College is on AC Transit routes 57 & NL. There are bus stops on MacArthur Blvd. at the campus entrance.

For rideshare: After entering your destination on campus, be sure to confirm within your ridesharing application and/or with your driver that the planned route will pass through the College's front entrance off of MacArthur Boulevard and onto Richards Road.

Mills Performing Arts Venues & Parking

You can locate all Mills venues and the most convenient parking areas using our campus map (PDF). Our on-campus parking is free to all visitors, but you must park in areas designated for commuter or guest parking only. Parking is always available in the Richards Road lot, located to the right of the campus entrance/security gate.

Mills Performing Arts events generally are hosted in one of these campus venues:

  • Littlefield Concert Hall in the Music Building (#23 on the campus map)
  • Greek Theatre behind the Music Building (#22 on the campus map)
  • Holland Theater in Lisser Hall (#30 on the campus map)
  • Digital Performance Theater in Lisser Hall (#30 on the campus map)
  • Rothwell Theater (#32 on the campus map)

Local Restaurants

Laurel District

Degrees Plato
$$—tacos, beer bar
4251 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619
510.479-3366
0.6 miles from campus

Communitē Table
$$—American, French
4171 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619
510.482.2114
0.7 miles from campus

Fist of Flour Pizza Company Doughjo
$$—pizza 
4166 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
510.531.6367
0.7 miles from campus

Café Santana Roasting Company
$—coffee, tea, bagels, empanadas
4100 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619
510.842.3027
0.7 miles from campus

Phnom Penh House
$$—Cambodian, Asian fusion
3912 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619
510.482.8989
0.8 miles from campus

4505 Burgers & BBQ
$$—barbeque, American (traditional)
3506 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619
510.210.8235
1.1 miles from campus

Dimond District

Cafe Umami
$$—Asian fusion, cafe
2224 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94602
510.646.2394
2.1 miles from campus

The Veg Hub
$—vegan, tapas/small plates
2214 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94602
510.454.8722
2.1 miles from campus

Dimond Slice Pizza
$—pizza, vegetarian
2208 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94602
510.842-8773
2.1 miles from campus

Grand Lake Kitchen (Dimond)
$$—cocktail bar, sandwiches
2042 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94602
510.866-2639
2.2 miles from campus

Southern Cafe
$$—Southern
2000 MacArthur Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94602
510.336.2013
2.7 miles from campus

Fruitvale District

Reem’s
$$—Middle-Eastern, Arabian
3301 E. 12th St. 
Oakland, CA 94601
510.852.9390
2.3 miles from campus

Two Mammas’ Vegan Kitchen
$$—vegan
3700 E. 12th St. 
Oakland, CA 94601
510.606.0596
2.5 miles from campus

Obelisco Restaurant
$—Mexican
3411 E. 12th St. 
Oakland, CA 94601
510.534.3752
2.6 miles from campus

Greater Oakland

Marzano
$$—Italian
4214 Park Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94602
510.479.1448
3.7 miles from campus

The Star on Grand
$$—pizza, Italian
3425 Grand Ave. 
Oakland, CA 94610
510.843-7827
4.2 miles from campus

Homeroom
$$—macaroni and cheese, American
400 40th St. 
Oakland, CA 94609
510.597.0400
5.5 miles from campus

Mistura Peruvian Rotisserie
$$—Peruvian
3858 Piedmont Ave. 
Oakland, CA 9411
510.652.1439
5.5 miles from campus

Judoku Sushi
$$—Japanese
3314 Piedmont Ave. 
Oakland, CA 94611
510.645-1912
5.1 miles from campus

Kingston 11 Cuisine
$$Caribbean, breakfast/brunch
2270 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
510.465.2558
6.3 miles from campus

Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana
$$—Mexican, tapas
468 8th St. 
Oakland, CA 94607
510.444.1944
6.5 miles from campus

FOB Kitchen
$$Filipino
5179 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
510.817.4169
6.6 miles from campus

Everett and Jones BBQ
$$—barbecue
126 Broadway 
Oakland, CA 94607
510.663.2350
6.7 miles from campus

Souley Vegan
$$—vegan, soul food, burgers
301 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
510.922.1615
6.8 miles from campus

Burma Superstar
$$—Burmese
4721 Telegraph Ave. 
Oakland, CA 94609
510.652.2900
7.1 miles from campus

Le Cheval
$$—Vietnamese
1007 Clay St. 
Oakland, CA 94607
510.763.8495
7.3 miles from campus

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
$$—pizza
5801 College Ave. 
Oakland, CA 94618
510.655.6385
7.9 miles from campus

Dyafa
$$—Syrian, Lebanese
44 Webster St. 
Oakland, CA 94607
510.250.9491
8.4 miles from campus

Contact Us

Mills Performing Arts
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
P: 510.430.2191
E: performing-arts@mills.edu