Getting to the Carriageworks
The Carriageworks Theatre is conveniently located in Leeds city centre. On your arrival at the conference, please register at the Box Office, which is just through the doors facing Millennium Square.
Arriving by car
There is no car park at the venue, but nearby parking is listed on the Carriageworks website.
There are a number of accessible parking spaces available near the venue. These include:
- Designated Blue Badge parking with a 4-hour time limit on Cookridge Street, Portland Gate and Portland Crescent (70m-160m from the venue).
- Non-time limited designated accessible parking at Woodhouse Lane multi story car park on Level 1 and Level 7, which is free for Blue Badge holders.
- 24 disabled spaces charged at standard rates at The Light Leeds car park.
Further information on city centre parking in Leeds is available at leeds.gov.uk or by calling Parking Services on 0113 395 0050.
Arriving by rail
The Carriageworks Theatre is close to the central Leeds railway station, which is linked to most major British cities by mainline trains. There is no direct bus route from the station to the venue, but it is a relatively easy 10-minute walk and a short taxi ride.
To walk to the venue from the railway station, leave through the main north exit and turn left, heading north up New Station Street. Cross the road to carry on walking north up Park Row, then carry on walking straight on north, crossing over the divided road of The Headrow and joining Cookridge Street. After crossing Great George Street, you will see Millenium Square and the Carriageworks Theatre on your left, opposite the Leeds City Museum. The streets are broadly accessible to wheelchair users, but this route is on a gradual incline, plus there are some narrow and uneven areas of pavement.
A taxi to the venue should around £5. The taxi rank is located immediately opposite the main north and south exits to the train station.
Arriving by bus or coach
The Carriageworks Theatre is close to the central Leeds bus and coach station. There is no direct bus route from the station to the Theatre, but it is 15-minute walk or a short taxi ride.
To walk to the venue from the bus and coach station, leave via the north entrance and turn left onto George Street, walking up the hill with the Leeds Market buildings on your left and the Victoria Gate shopping centre on your right. Turn right onto Vicar Lane, then turn left when you arrive at the divided road of the The Headrow. Follow the Headrow up the hill, before turning right onto Cookridge Street after passing The Light shopping centre. Walk up Cookridge Street. After crossing Great George Street, you will see Millenium Square and the Carriageworks Theatre on your left, opposite the Leeds City Museum.
A taxi to the venue should around £5. The taxi rank is located immediately opposite the main south exit to the bus and coach station, next to Mecca Bingo.
Arriving by air
Leeds is served by Leeds Bradford Airport, which is located a short distance from the city. In addition to taxis, there is a regular and inexpensive bus service provided by the 575 Flying Tiger. This bus stops at the Leeds railway station and terminates at the Leeds bus and coach station (see above). You can also get off next to the Town Hall and Art Galleries, just across the road from the hotel and venue (see this map).
It is possible to travel easily to Leeds via train from Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport. The train from Manchester Airport is a particularly convenient direct service. You can look up train times on the Trainline.
It is also possible to travel to Leeds via train from London airports including Heathrow and Gatwick. Direct trains to Leeds can be caught from King’s Cross station in central London. To work out the most efficient journey from London airports to King’s Cross, we recommend the Citymapper app.