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Our venue is open, operating in line with the current Government guidelines. Please view our What's On listings and you can find more information here about your visit to the venue. 

Please be aware that Pedestrian Access routes have may have changed since your last visit with the completion of Campus Central building project.

For ease of access, we recommend using parking at the Causeway East Roadway (limited spaces available) or Cottrell Car Parks highlighted on the map below. Please note:  Car parking will be busy during peak times. Please allow extra time for this when planning your visit.

We realise you might not be familiar with campus landmarks. Please look out and follow the Macrobert (berry coloured) and the University Queens Court signage.  



Please note: All car parking charges have resumed on campus between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

It's free to park on campus after 5pm and at the weekend. 

Parking Charges

Up to 2 hours (from entry to campus)    Free

2 - 6 hours     £2.00

Over 6 hours     £4.00

Blue Badge holders park for free.

Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm can be really busy so please allow extra time.

You can pay for individual parking sessions by:

  • Using the RingGo App
  • Pay by phone through RingGo: 020 3046 0060
  • Contacting the University Car Parking Office, where payment can be taken over the phone: 01786 466065

Please note that there are no longer pay and display machines on campus.
Further information on parking on campus can be found here


Following the major redevelopment project on campus there is no longer a roundabout at the Macrobert entrance and this area, Queen's Court, is closed to all through traffic.

There are new Blue Badge spaces on both sides of the road and a drop off point on the right hand side of the East Link Road. The East Link Road is most easily accessed from the Hillfoots entrance to the University Campus. Find out how to get to the new Blue Badge Parking & Drop Off Area from the Hillfoots Road Entrance, or the Main University Entrance. 
Download the campus map

Electric vehicles

There are electric vehicle charging points located within Cottrell Main Car Park and at the rear of the Pathfoot Building. There are designated spaces allowing up to four electric cars to recharge simultaneously.

Tarrif is £0.16 per kWh, with an overstay fee of £5 after 4 hours, and every 30 mins thereafter.

Users are still required to display a valid parking permit or Pay and Display ticket.
A maximum charging time of 4 hours applies following which time users are requested to move their vehicles to an alternative designated parking space to allow others to use the facilities.

More information can be found at ChargePlace Scotland

You can also find out more about the car share schemes operated by the University.


Following newly introduced pedestrian traffic management on campus due to COVID-19 look out for the Macrobert signs directing you externally from the bus hub to Macrobert .  This will be reviewed regularly.  See University pages for further information on making campus safer                                                                

There are regular buses to and from Macrobert Arts Centre, stopping at the University Bus Hub – 54 / UL. 

The 51 / 52 stops at the back entrance to the University, on Hillfoots road.

Regular train services run from Edinburgh and Glasgow and trains also stop in Stirling on Scotrail routes from Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth.  

Nextbikes are available to rent 24/7 from any nextbike station in Stirling. Find out more here.

More information about travelling to Macrobert Arts Centre on public transport: or 0871 200 22 33.


Stirling Court Hotel is an award winning conference centre and hotel, situated right on the University of Stirling campus. It offers an excellent number of facilities including a wide range of room sizes and a relaxing cafe-bar. 


We welcome children and families and are fully accessible for prams and pushchairs.
There is a designated buggy parking bay opposite the bar and booster cushions for the Filmhouse are available on request.  
There are baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets and a changing places toilet in the Arthouse. 
Mothers are welcome to breastfeed anywhere in Macrobert Arts Centre.

Baby Friendly Screenings: bring your child aged 12 months and under along to our Baby Friendly Screenings.

Babes in Arms: a limited number of free tickets for children aged 12 months and under (who are sharing a seat with their carer) are available for family friendly events (these must be booked in advance).


We are committed to making our work and spaces accessible to everyone. Find out more.


10am - late

Over the festivities there are some changes in line with our programme as follows:

Tue 06 – Sun 11 Dec: 9.30am open

Tue 13 – Sun 18 Dec: 9.30am open

Tue 20 – Fri 23 Dec: 9.30am open

Sat 24 Dec: 9.30am open, 9pm close (Box Office 7.30pm close)

Sun 25 Dec: CLOSED (Merry Christmas!)

Mon 26 Dec: 11am open

Tue 27 – Fri 30 Dec: 10.30am open

Sat 31 Dec: 5.30pm close (Box Office 4.30pm close)

Sun 01 Jan: CLOSED (Happy New Year!)

Mon 02 – Sun 08 Jan: 10.45am open

Mon 09 – Thu 12 Jan: CLOSED

Fri 13 Jan: 4.30pm open

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