Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre company encourages audience to travel by bus

  • Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will have performances showing in York from 25th June until 1st September and Park & Ride bus services will be running to coincide with the evening performances

This summer, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will be returning to York and the company are encouraging visitors to make use of the Park & Ride bus services to avoid the hassle and high cost of parking in the city.

The pop-up theatre will be based at Clifford’s Tower once again this year and the theatre company have been working closely with bus operator, First York, to ensure bus services are available to transport visitors to and from the theatre.

York’s six Park & Ride services allow you to travel by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus. A standard return fare is just £3.20. Up to three children (16 and under) can travel free of charge when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult. Discounts are available for regular users and groups of up to five people. There will also be a summer service operating especially for the theatre, which will run to and from the Askham Bar Park & Ride site.

Marc Bichtemann, Managing Director of First York, which operates the Park and Ride service on behalf of City of York Council, said: “If you’re planning on visiting York to enjoy Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre experience this summer, then the late-night Park and Ride service to and from Askham Bar enables you to extend your visit into the evening. The bus stops on Tower Street are just a few minutes from Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and there will always be a bus available after every evening performance.”

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