Boston is a town with a storied past going back centuries, making it possible to find the new next door to the old, the exquisite next to the convenient, or in the case of the Wilbur Theater, the beautiful with the awesome. Originally built in 1914, this edifice of federal architecture now has both comedians and musical acts as its guests rather than the formal plays it was designed for. It’s often hard to find Wilbur Theater parking spaces, with only around 1,200 seats and top-billed comedians like Aziz Ansari, Demetri Martin, Janeane Garofalo, Tracy Morgan and Adam Carolla paying an evening visit to the Wilbur.
This change in genre is thanks to comedian Bill Blumenreich of Comedy Connection fame, who signed a 20-year lease on the property in June of 2008. The theater is located south of Boston Common and northeast of Boston Medical Center, making it a very busy area to be in. To help fans find their comedy, ParkWhiz now works to provide Wilbur parking spots in advance. It’s funnier to be in the theater to watch a show, and not so funny to be late and without a parking spot.
When the Shubert brothers built the theater, they named the auditorium after their theater manager and friend, A.L. Wilbur. The building was designed by the architect Clarence H. Backall with an emphasis on referencing the American colonial style used earlier in the nation’s history. The structure was purchased in 1987 by Robert S. Merowitz, who quickly started work with half a million dollars in renovations. In the past, it hosted musicals such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Wait Until Dark, My Sister Eileen, Hair, and more. Well-known Hollywood stars played in shows earlier in the Wilbur’s history, including Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Marisa Tomei, Quentin Tarantino, Fred Astaire and Karl Malden. While the stars at the Wilbur these days are comedians, they still draw quite a crowd. Smart fans plan ahead, and in this case, so did the Wilbur, by partnering with ParkWhiz for its parking needs. If you don’t want to come to a show late and be called out by the on-stage comedian, it’s best to find Wilbur theater parking on ParkWhiz, book your spot and come on time.
ParkWhiz is fun, like comedy, and easy (not like comedy). If you plan ahead and use ParkWhiz, you can find your event, book your Wilbur Theater parking spot and print your parking pass. When you bring your ParkWhiz parking pass with you, you can relax and let the comedian sweat it trying to make the crowd laugh, rather than showing up late and having the crowd laugh at you.
ParkWhiz offers the ability to reserve the largest nationwide inventory of parking at the lowest prices. Whether it's online, in-app, or in-dash, an amazing parking space is never far away. Our easy-to-use platform and ultra-friendly team of parking professionals make getting where you need to go simpler than it's ever been.
ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.