Getting to York 

By Road

Situated midway between Edinburgh and London, just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network, York is within comfortable travelling times of most regions in the UK. You can plan your journey by using the link below

By Rail

You can obtain further details about rail travel from the following websites or you can plan your journey with national Rail Journey Planner.

By Air

York is in easy travelling distance of 4 international airport:

Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield

Leeds/Bradford Airport

York is easy to get to from Leeds bradford International Airport. All you have to do is take the 757 bus from the airport to take you to the train station where you can find frequent 25 minute trains to York.

Manchester International Airport

From Manchester International airport, frequent Transpennine trains provide the city with a direct round the clock link.


Getting to the Gardens

The York Mystery Plays 2012 wil be staged in the Museum Gardens, using St Mary's Abbey as the impressive backdrop to the production.

The Gardens are next to Lendal Bridge, the main bridge over the River Ouse between York Railway Station and York Minster. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk from York Railway Station and there are entrances into the gardens from both Museum Street and Marygate.  


The nearest car park is on Marygate, which is less than five minutes walk and has 350 spaces. Marygate is off Bootham, the A19, which is the main road into York from the north.

For more information about car parks in York, please visit

Coach Parking

Coach Parking will be at St. George's Field or Union Terrace. For more information about their location, please visit the City of York Council website

The coach drop off point will be at Memorial gardens, a 5 minute walk from the site:




Toilet facilities will be available on site immediately adjacent to the York Mystery Plays 2012 auditorium. The facilities will be in smart temporary Portakabin buildings with mains plumbing. Accessible units will also be available on site.

What To Wear

Whilst the auditorium is under cover, please be aware that this is still an outdoor production and therefore it is recommended that you dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions at the time.

The production will last approximately 3 hours, with an interval, so please ensure that you will be comfortable for this length of time; for example bring blankets to keep your legs warm etc.

Temporary pathways will be laid down around the auditorium however it is possible that you will need to walk over grassed areas so please wear suitable footwear.


Visit York

There are many things to see and do in this historical city during your visit. For more information about what to do in York, please look at the Visit York website

York has a rich and vibrant history which can be explored at


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Recent News

Join us at the Visit York Tourism Awards!

Join us at the Visit York Tourism Awards!
Were you a York Mystery Plays 2012 volunteer? Do you want to join us at the Visit York Tourism Awards 2013?

2012 Production Nominated For 2 Awards

2012 Production Nominated For 2 Awards
The Visit York 2013 Award nominations have been announced with York Mystery Plays 2012 up for 2 titles.

York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust formed

York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust formed
A group of people involved in York Mystery Plays 2012 launch a new group to support future productions.

York Mystery Plays 2012 shortlisted for award

York Mystery Plays 2012 shortlisted for award
The marketing campaign for the York Mystery Plays 2012 has been shortlisted for a prestigious TMA award.