Stratford-upon-Avon is in the heart of the West Midlands, a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40, giving good access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25. Our postcode is CV37 6BB.
Victorian market in StratforD - 5-8 December
There will be road closures in place in the town centre all day from 6pm on Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 December for the Victorian market. Please allow extra time for your journey and to park your car. See a full list of the roads closed.
To see the location of all our theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, including The Other Place and the Clore Learning Centre use the map below.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Our theatres and eating places
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre are located on the same site next to the river. The Other Place is three minutes walk along Southern Lane.
The Rooftop Restaurant is situated on the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. As you approach the main entrance to the building, go inside and turn left and take the lift to the third floor. The Riverside Cafe is on the ground floor of our main building.
How to find us
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 bays on Waterside directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and 10 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 parking bays at the side and rear of The Other Place (formerly The Courtyard Theatre) are 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.
Please note: The blue badge parking spaces at the eastern end (closest to the Swan Theatre) of Chapel Lane are subject to change and possible suspension until completion of the Costume Workshop Project in the summer of 2020.
Suspending these bays will be implemented during busy periods of the construction project when there will be frequent maneuvering of large construction vehicles at this end of Chapel Lane. Warwickshire County Council, working with their service provider NSL, have provided temporary bays in Chapel Lane alongside New Place gardens. They are clearly marked, with additional signage of blue badge symbols on the adjacent hedge, so you can still park close to the RST and Swan Theatres.
There is additional blue badge parking in the area which can be seen at http://www.accessiblestratforduponavon.co.uk/. Please read the signage and do not park on the suspended bays at the eastern end of Chapel Lane as it will hold up this important piece of work.
Park and Ride
Stratford's Park and Ride service runs daily from 7.30am, Mondays to Saturdays. The last Park and Ride bus leaves Wood Street at 7.00pm. 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).
PLEASE NOTE: From January 2018, engineering works will significantly affect the 23.15 train from Stratford-upon-Avon to London Paddington from Monday to Friday for an extended period. Please check www.chilternrailways.co.uk if you are planning to use this service after one of our performances.
You can travel directly to Stratford-upon-Avon train station from Birmingham (Snow Hill or Moor Street stations) with West Midlands Railway.
Last train back to Birmingham: Monday – Saturday departs at 11.30pm.
Trains from London travel from Marylebone station via Banbury, Leamington Spa and Warwick. The last train back to London, Monday – Friday, is at 11.15pm.
For National Rail Enquiries call 08457 484950 or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
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 Box Office on 01789 331111.