Your Visit

We look forward to welcoming you, whether it’s your first time or you are an old friend. Drop by to find out what’s happening – there is a lot more than in our brochure – say hello and enjoy the offerings at our Arts Bar.

At the moment you are likely to see quite a lot of building work going on. It is an exciting time of transformation and we’ll tell you all about it. We are still very much open at the Nuffield Theatre, Peter Scott Gallery and the Great Hall.

Opening Hours

Box Office & The Arts Bar

You will find our Box Office at the Arts Bar in the Great Hall Complex near the heart of Lancaster University (map below). 

Both are open weekdays between 12 and 4pm throughout our Autumn and Spring seasons ( linked to the University terms)  and then, 90 minutes before any show or concert.

(Outside the listed University term dates, we recommend contacting us before making a visit to be sure we are open)

Call: 01524 594151 (leave a message and we will get back to you)

Gallery Opening Hours

The Peter Scott Gallery is open during listed exhibitions Monday to Friday, 12pm – 5pm.  Entry to the gallery is free. Please note our gallery is currently closed due to essential maintenance.


Lancaster Arts Map
Directions to Lancaster Arts


By car

  • Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster.
  • For Lancaster University main campus – turn right at the third set of traffic lights onto the University main drive.
  • Take the first exit left from the roundabout at the top of the main drive,
  • Continue straight on past two avenues on your right
  • Park in Visitor Car Park A sited on either side of the north west drive (before Rossendale Avenue)
  • Blue Badge holders should either park in Bowland Avenue or next to the LICA building.


Evening & Weekend Parking

Parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day during weekends.

Weekday Parking Charges

For weekday parking there are pay and display machines sited in the Visitor Parking Zones, alternatively parking scratchcards can be bought at the Cashiers Desk at University House. For further details on parking and weekday charges please see Lancaster University’s visitor parking page.


Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.

Public Transport

For the latest bus and rail information to campus, visit the University’s travel page

All buses stop at the ‘Underpass’ the main terminus on campus. Lancaster Arts is a short walk from the Underpass. Exit the Underpass, via the stairs, and walk along the ‘North Spine’ (inbetween the Learning Zone / Santander Bank).

By bicycle

It takes 20 – 30 minutes to cycle from the city centre to campus. An off-road cycle route runs from Whinfell Drive in Hala and enters the campus near Bailrigg House. A further off-road signed cycle route runs along the Lancaster Canal to the city centre.

Plan your bicycle route