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From all directions: Simply follow the signs for Coventry city centre. We’re just off the Ring Road at junction 9, and that’s also how you gain access to the Belgrade Plaza Car Park which is clearly signed from the Ring Road.
Sat Navs: The generic post code for Belgrade Plaza is CV1 4AJ but please note this does not provide direct access to the car park; access is only found via the slip road at Junction 9. If you miss the junction don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes to go round again, just keep to the right until you’re ready to exit.
This video shows you how to drive to the Belgrade Plaza Car Park from the Coventry ring road:
PLEASE NOTE: Coventry City Council are currently working to improve Junction 6 of the Coventry ring road, by the train station. The project will see a “lid” built over the ring road to create a 100 metre wide connection between the station and the city centre. This will link to the new boulevard which connects to the station.
The work will kick start the Friargate development planned for this area which is set to create up to 15,000 new jobs when completed, and more than 1,000 jobs during the construction phase. The project is causing some disruption but will help to create a thriving new business district for Coventry and an improved traffic system. The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2015.
You can find out more at www.coventry.gov.uk/yourcity For live updates on diversions, hold ups and useful information follow @coventrycc on twitter.
There are also roadworks on the A45 as you approach Junction 6 so please do leave extra travel time if you’re heading into the city from that direction.
The Belgrade Plaza Car Park is located just off the ring road at junction 9 and signposted from the roundabout.
The car park is only a minute’s walk from the theatre, is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, has 3 passenger lifts, toilet facilities and reception, all housed in a glazed service tower. It offers disabled car parking spaces (standard tariff applies) on Level 1 and holds the Secure Park Mark award. The Plaza car park also has a bike rack which is free to use.
Please note there is a height restriction of 6ft 6” or 2m 10cm.
Parking rates from 1 May 2013 are now: One hour: 50p, Two hours:£1.80, Three hours:£2.50, Four hours:£3.50, Five hours:£5.00, Over Five Hours:£7.00. Night rates: 11.30pm to 7am £3.00.
Beat the post show queues. Belgrade patrons attending evening performances for 3+ hours between 5.30pm and 11.30pm can beat the post show queues by insert your parking ticket into any pay station in the Belgrade Plaza car park and selecting the “Flat Rate” option to pre-pay the fee of £3.50. After the show please proceed directly to the exit. If your stay is less than 3 hours, please pay after the show.
Alternative car parks
Alternative public parking is available at the Skydome multi-storey carpark, which can be found just off junction 7 of the ring road (next to Ikea) and is only a few minutes walk from the theatre.
Additional parking is also available at the Moat Street car park which is situated directly below Junction 7 itself.
Other public car parking is available in the city and details of other car parks can be found at www.visitcoventry.com. Please note that traffic wardens patrol the streets around the Theatre up until at least 11pm at night.
A drop-off point for people with limited mobility is available via Upper Well Street at the top of Belgrade Square, outside Bella Italia. The point is marked by stainless steel bollards and is approx. 20m from the B2 entrance. Parking is not permitted at this point. You can view a photo of the drop off point in the image gallery on the left hand side of this page.
Park and ride
A park and ride service for the city centre is operated by Centro from War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road in the south of the City and from Austin Drive, Courthouse Green in the north. Visit www.centro.org.uk for full details.
Coaches can drop off and pick up in the bus lane on Upper Well Street and wait in White Street Coach Park during performances.
Most city centre buses stop right outside the theatre on Corporation Street, and Pool Meadow, the central bus station is only a 5 minute walk away. For bus enquiries please visit Network West Midlands or call the travel line on 0871 200 22 33.
Coventry station is a 15 minute walk from the theatre, however, there is currently a diverted route from the station due to the major roadworks taking place there. Diversion signs are in place for pedestrians but if you’re unsure of the area it may be easier to jump in a taxi for the short journey.
There is no direct bus route from the train station to the theatre but the Travel West Midlands numbers 11, 17 & 27, and the De Courcey no. 585 and 85 services run from right outside the railway station to Pool Meadow bus station which is a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
There is a taxi rank directly outside the railway station and a taxi to the theatre will cost around £4 and take just a few minutes. For train timetable and fare enquiries visit National Rail Enquiries or call 08457 48 49 50.
For the very latest travel news we suggest visiting the BBC’s travel pages for Coventry and Warwickshire
Information about travel from outside the region, accommodation, events, nightlife, and about Coventry, can be found at www.visitcoventry.co.uk
You may also be interested in the local services provided by our various business partners, details of which can be found via our Directors’ Club page.