Walter K. Gordon Theater

The Walter K. Gordon Theater is the hub of the performing arts at Rutgers–Camden. The 650-seat proscenium theater space wows audiences with near-perfect acoustic properties, state-of-the-art sound/lighting/video/multimedia capabilities, and an unobstructed view from every seat. This transformative performance space can take the form of a large concert hall, a small community-style theater with a semi-thrust stage and many things in-between.

The Gordon Theater serves primarily as the home for the Rutgers-Camden Theater Program, Choir, Madrigals Ensemble, and select concert performers. It is also the home of the world-renown Symphony in C Orchestra, and plays host to many other community groups. Throughout the year, primary and secondary school students from the City of Camden and surrounding region sing, dance, act and celebrate graduation days on the Gordon Theater stage.

The Gordon Theater is also available for rental for many different kinds of events. For more information on renting the space, please visit the Campus Events Page


Visitor Parking

If you are attending a specific event at Rutgers University–Camden, parking arrangements may have been made. Please check with the organizer of the event to see if parking is available.


Permits are required in all lots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors (persons not affiliated with Rutgers University) may park in Lots C1, C2, C3, C14, City Lot 15, or City Lot 16 with a valid visitor permit. See the Rutgers–Camden campus map for parking lot locations.

Visitor permits cost $5 a day and may be purchased online or in person from the Cashiers’ Office, located on the first floor of Armitage Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Call the Parking Office at (856) 225-6137 with questions.

Senior citizens auditing a class, visitors to residence halls, and faculty/staff or students from other Rutgers campuses: see all visitor parking permit information.


Individuals with disabilities who require accessible parking must obtain a valid Rutgers parking permit to park in university parking lots from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors should call the Parking Office at (856) 225-6137 in advance of the visit to arrange for a permit. Rutgers handicapped permits are honored in all parking lots. See more about accessible parking at Rutgers–Camden.


Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Rutgers–Camden campus. City meters cost 25 cents per 15 minutes, 12 hours max. Pay-By-Cell parking is available at city meters.


Visitors may park for a fee in the Camden County College parking deck at Broadway and Cooper Street. The garage entrance is accessible from Sixth and Penn Streets. Visitors must take their ticket to the lobby and pay in advance in order to exit the parking deck.

Shuttle Bus Information

Rutgers–Camden offers shuttle bus service from the main parking lot (Lot 11) to Third Street in front of the Business and Science Building during the academic year. After 8 p.m., an additional bus runs to and from Fifth Street, under the law school bridge.