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.
We are easily accessible via car; however, we would like to encourage travel by sustainable options such as walking, cycling and using public transport to reach us.
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.
Electric vehicle charging points
The Bridgeway multi-storey car park has electric vehicle charging points and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Church Street car park may be used for charging (no other parking in office hours). Information on the charging points and charges is available from the Stratford-upon-Avon Council website.
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.
Find out more about additional blue badge parking in the area.
Park and Ride
If travelling by car, help us to reduce congestion and air pollution in Stratford centre by using Stratford's Park and Ride. This service runs daily from 7.30am, Mondays to Saturdays. The last Park and Ride bus leaves Wood Street at 7.00pm.
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 direct train back to London, Monday – Friday, is at 9.35pm. Later trains require multiple changes. Other late services are available from Leamington Spa station (20-30 minute taxi ride from Stratford).
We recommend you check train times before you travel. 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
The theatre is accessible via the National Cycle Network and there are bicycle racks outside of the main RSC theatre. You can get help planning your journey from cyclestreets.net.
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.