The festival is based at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus. The registration desk will be in the entrance to the Charles Street building, and will open from 8am until 4pm. You will be asked to sign in and will receive a festival pass plus a brochure detailing the full schedule.

The Charles Street Building is a 5 minutes’ walk from the train station. Please see below for a city campus map.

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Located in the heart of the UK, Sheffield is one of England’s largest cities, with excellent road, rail and air networks.

Our City Campus is approximately ten minutes from junction 33 of the M1, a two minute walk from Sheffield’s railway station and right next to Sheffield’s bus and tram transport interchange.

By rail

Sheffield’s Train Station is just a two minute walk away from our Charles Street building, exit the station, walk up past the water features towards the pedestrian crossing. Once over the crossing continue up Howard Street and at the top bear left past the Sheffield Business School building. Then turn left again where you will see the main entrance to the festival on your right.

If you are travelling to the festival from London, why not take advantage of our partnership with East Midlands Trains. Discounted fares are available providing great money saving opportunities for getting to Sheffield.

Ordering a ticket is simple, please click here to find out how to book

By road

Sheffield’s motorway link is the M1, junctions 33 and 34.You are recommended to leave at junction 33 and proceed into the city centre by way of the Parkway (A630).

  • Please locate your end destination (car park) and postcode, for your satnav, before setting off

Sheffield’s National coach service for long distance travel is comprehensive and efficient. Its central pick up and terminal point is at the transport interchange, just a few short steps from the main Owen Building at our City Campus.

By air

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is the closest airport to the University providing over 40 destinations across Europe. International connectivity is available via Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Dusseldorf with Flybe, and the USA via Dublin with Aer Lingus.

By car or taxi the City Campus is just a 30 minute journey away, alternatively take a taxi or bus to Doncaster rail station and catch the train to Sheffield station, just two minutes from our City Campus. Car hire is also available from the airport.

Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands airports are all about an hour’s travel time from Sheffield, and easily accessible via regular rail and bus services.

Manchester Airport is served by many domestic and international carriers, flying to over 200 destinations worldwide, and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night.

Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.


Sheffield Hallam University can offer access to discounts on accommodation rates at a selection of hotels in the city. For further information and how to book, please click here.


There are several car parks close to our City Campus. We have discounted parking rates for our visitors at three of the car parks closest to the campus.

As well as the below, the Science Car Park on Arundel Street is also available on a pay and display basis and prices start from £1.00 for 1 hour, up to £5.00 for up to 12 hours.

The Q Park on Charles Street is across the road opposite the Charles Street building. You can park there for just £5.70 (subject to change) when visiting us. Take your ticket to a scanner at the registration desk to claim the discount.

The APCOA car park on Eyre Street is a five-minute walk from City Campus. You can park there for just £5.50 (subject to change) when visiting us. Just scan your blue chip at the registration desk to claim the discount

The NCP car park on Arundel Gate is a five-minute walk to the Charles Street building. You can park there from just £5.70 on weekdays and £8.20 at weekends (subject to change). To claim this discounted rate, pick up your white ticket at the registration desk or any of the University reception desks. Take the exit towards Arundel Gate to get to our campus


City Campus has level or ramped access available and lifts to all floors. Accessible toilets are located on every floor of the Charles Street Building and various other campus buildings. There are Braille lift controls, induction loops in new and refurbished lecture theatres and mini-com facilities at key locations across the campus.

Disabled visitors with mobility problems are advised to contact a member of the events team before visiting so that suitable parking arrangements can be made or advised.

Sheffield Hallam University has detailed information about the accessibility of its buildings on the AccessAble website. AccessAble is an award-winning disability organisation that has been in operation since 2000. It produces detailed online access guides to a wide range of venues.

The information provided byAccessAble aims to empower disabled people to make their own informed decisions as to the usability of a venue based on their own particular access requirements.