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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 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.

On the following dates general parking on campus will be available in the South car park, behind Stirling Court Hotel. The Cottrell carpark will be held for Graduations. Please allow extra time to park and make your way to Macrobert. Blue badge parking and drop off point access will remain in place.


Tuesday 21 June 2.30pm-after 5pm

Wednesday 22 June 10.30am- after 5pm

Friday 24 June 10.30am – after 5pm


Monday 27 June – closed for the morning

Wednesday 29 June – all day

Thursday 30 June – all day


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 between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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

Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm all visitors pay to park and it can be really busy so please allow extra time:
1 hour - £1 | 1 - 3 hours - £2.00 | 3 - 5 hours - £3.00 | 5+ hours - £5.00. Blue Badge holders park for free.

There are no pay and display machines on campus. Parking charges should be paid by downloading the Ringo App or by pay-by-phone by calling (RingGo) (020 3046 0060). Alternatively, please contact the University Car Parking Office on 01786 466065 where they can take your payment over the phone. Further information on parking at the University can be found here.

Customers can also park in the short-stay visitors' car park at Logie for a maximum of four hours, having paid the £4 tariff.


Following a major capital redevelopment project there is no longer a roundabout at 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

Please note, due to construction work on campus this summer there will be some temporary changes to Blue Badge spaces. From Mon 16 May 2022, Blue Badge spaces will be available on the left-hand side of East Link Road only. Access will be maintained to our main entrance, located in Campus Central.

Electric vehicles

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

Electricity is provided free-of-charge. However, 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.

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


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