The 2017 festival (Saturday 8 to Friday 14 April) will take place at the University of Hull Campus, Hull, HU6 7RX website
University of Hull campus is 20 minutes by road north of the train station.
All the campus venues are within a maximum of five minutes walk from each other. We will be using the following building as venues, workshop rooms and for festival events:
- Gulbenkian Centre: Donald Roy Theatre and Anthony Mingella Studio
- Middleton Hall
- Loten Workshop Spaces
- Staff House Conference Rooms 1, 1a, 2, 3 & 4
- Student Union Bar (Sanctuary) – the Hub of the Festival
- Other workshops spaces and venues we will build around the campus
Information will be updated during the run up to the festival.
Management Team members will be there to meet you at the Main Entrance and guide you to Registration.
Hull is a relatively small city with a large shopping area around the station and a very beautiful old town ten minutes from the station and bordered to the south by the Humber River. 2017 is Hull City of Culture. website
The arts and cultural sector is now going from strength to strength in the city, with events like the Freedom Festival thrilling audiences each year with an incredible programme of theatre, music, comedy and poetry. The city’s two theatres, Hull Truck Theatre and Hull New Theatre, present new productions and touring work from around the country. The Ferens Art Gallery is the region’s leading visual art space, and will be home to the Turner Prize in 2017.
As a guide, we recommend you book a train to arrive in Hull by 12 noon to arrive in good time for Registration between 12.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 8 April.
Hull Paragon Interchange is in the city centre and provides easy access between rail, coach and local bus services all under the same roof. A taxi rank is located outside the main entrance of the station that will take you to the University or halls of residence.
Buses are available from Paragon Interchange to the Hull campus on average every 10 minutes during the day. It will cost approximately £1.70 for a single fare (price correct as at January 2016).
Coaches to Hull are available via National Express and link with other national and European services. The coach terminal is located next to the rail station. Coaches to London terminate at Victoria Station.
There are taxis available at the Paragon Interchange as you go out of the front of the railway station. A taxi will cost approximately £5 from the train station to the University and take approximately 15 minutes.
If you're using a satnav, use HU6 7RX for the main Hull Campus on Cottingham Road, and look out for the 'University' road signs that will direct you to the campus and halls of residence, depending on the direction you're arriving from...
Travelling to the Hull campus via M62 & A63
Take the A15/A164 Humber Bridge exit, just after the Fuel Station on the left. At first roundabout go straight on. At second roundabout turn left onto the A164 following the sign for Universities.
At next roundabout go straight on. Swanbridge Veterinary Practice will be on your right.
After 2.3 miles the next roundabout will appear (The Ketch Pub will be on your right). Go straight on, passing a fuel station on either side.
At next roundabout go straight on. Total Fitness Gym will be on your right.
At the next roundabout turn right onto Castle Road following signs for Castle Hill Hospital.
Drive to the end of Castle Road, passing the hospital on the left. At the bottom turn left at the mini roundabout.
Turn right at the next mini roundabout onto South Street. Go straight ahead at the lights
Go straight at the next mini roundabout, passing The Railway Pub on your right and over the level crossing.
At the next roundabout turn right onto Hull Road. Bear left remaining on Hull Road (B1233), passing the West Bulls Pub.
At the next roundabout go straight onto Cottingham Road.
Go straight ahead at the lights. The University and main entrance are approximately 0.25 miles on your left.
We will be adivising on parking at the University soon.
Contact us if you need advice on accommodation.
hull tourist information
chemist and hospital
Newland Pharmacy 59 to 61 Newland Avenue Hull HU5 3BG Tel 01482 342872 website
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 5.30pm (Closed for lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and closed Sundays)
Hull Royal Infirmary Anlaby Road Hull HU3 2JZ Tel 01482 875875 website
close to campus
Lidl on Cottingham Road
Tesco on Newland Avenue
Sainsbury's are on Beverley Road, Princes Avenue, Chanterlands Avenue and Newland Avenue
in the city centre
Tesco in St. Stephen's shopping centre
There are many high street stores including a Tesco in the St Stephens Shopping Mall two minutes from the station website