Would you like an affordable and low-carbon way of getting home from the theatre?

We have a responsibility to reduce any negative impacts of making theatre, promote positive action and address climate change. One of the ways we can do this is through transport, and encouraging our audiences to use low-carbon ways of getting to and from our theatres.

We're working with Stagecoach to help people get home from our shows in an affordable and sustainable way.

Late night buses

We are working with Stagecoach Midlands to pilot a late-night bus service from Stratford-upon-Avon. You can watch a show and then get back to Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Coventry by bus.

Running on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the X18 service’s last bus of the evening will now leave from the Bridge Street bus stop at 10.30pm. The stop is just a four-minute walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 

Late night trains

Stratford-upon-Avon station in a 20-minute walk from the theatre and there are direct late trains serving stations to Birmingham, leaving at 10.43 and 11.30pm, as well  to Banbury, via Warwick and Leamington Spa. Check rail timetables before travelling. 

Plan your journey

We have partnered with You.Smart.Thing, a travel assistant which helps visitors to the RSC and Stratford-upon-Avon find the best routes and receive personalised travel updates and live travel news when travelling to our theatres and events. It’s free to use, there’s nothing to download and you can quickly and easily plan your trip.

You can use You.Smart.Thing. to choose an efficient travel plan that suits you, that will help you reduce your carbon footprint or find the most suitable active travel route to our theatres. It can also help you access electric vehicle charging points, accessible parking and Park and Ride services.