UPDATE: Chiltern Railways have announced that the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury has reopened and train services are now running as normal.
For more information visit the Chiltern Railways website.
Situated in the heart of England on the banks of the river Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon attracts visitors from all over the world.
Map of Stratford-upon-Avon
The address for the Royal Shakespeare Company is:
Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40, giving good access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25. Our postcode is CV37 6BB.
There is a large choice of fee-charging car parks in Stratford-upon-Avon.
There are seven on Waterside directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and ten bays on Chapel Lane, the road opposite the Swan Theatre. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Southern Lane also has on-road parking for blue badge holders; the ten parking bays at the side and rear of The Courtyard Theatre are still available. There is a car drop off point directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a coach drop off point just past the Swan Theatre.
Park and Ride
Stratford's Park and Ride service runs daily from 7.30am (from 10 am Sunday). The last Park and Ride bus leaves Bridge Street at 11.15pm, Mondays to Saturdays. Show your RSC theatre tickets or email confirmation for a discounted Maxi Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) – only £2 (all day).
You can travel directly to Stratford-upon-Avon train station from Birmingham (Snow Hill or Moor Street stations). Last train back to Birmingham, Monday – Friday, at 11.30pm.
The last train back to London, Monday – Friday, is at 11.15pm.
For National Rail Enquiries, call 08457 484950.
By bus or coach
For details of local bus services from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon please ring 0870 608 2608. For local bus services from Oxford call 08705 808 080.
For national enquiries, call 08705 808 080 or visit National Express Coaches.
Stratford-upon-Avon is 27 miles from Birmingham Airport and 60 miles from East Midlands Airport. It is also convenient for Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to the south.
Information is available from the RSC Box Office on 0844 800 1114 (calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline).