Visit us

All festival events are taking place on the Loughborough University campus; please see individual event listings for specific details. For further information on visiting the Art Degree Show please visit the Degree Show’s own website. The majority of events are taking place in Martin Hall or Edward Barnsley buildings.

By car

The campus is just two miles from Junction 23 on the M1. The University is clearly signed on all the main approach roads to Loughborough.


Cope Auditorium/Edward Barnsley building
Take the turning off Epinal Way signposted ‘College’ and ‘School of Art and Design’ and follow the road round to the right, then straight on through the barrier. Please either park in the car park on the right or follow the road round to more parking spaces. During the daytime the parking outside Cope Auditorium is extremely limited so we recommend, where possible, to use public transport to travel to our daytime events. Alternatively, you can park on the main campus at car park 9 and walk across Epinal Way at the traffic lights to Cope Auditorium/Edward Barnsley Building.

Martin Hall
Take the main University entrance (East) off Epinal Way and park in car park 9. There are a limited number of parking spaces along the road behind Martin Hall. For evening events, you can park in the Cope Auditorium car park and walk across Epinal Way to reach Martin Hall.

View the full campus map here.


By bus

The Kinchbus Sprint service stops outside the Cope Auditorium (Radmoor Centre stop) and can be caught from the train station and Loughborough Town Centre. Go to Sprint timetable.


By rail

Loughborough’s railway station is approximately 2 miles away with regular connections to Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Birmingham and London. Sprint buses run from the station to campus.



Cope Auditorium is on the ground floor and fully accessible to wheelchair users. Martin Hall building is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with most events taking place on the ground floor and lift access to the first floor. If you are concerned about access and have particular requirements then please contact LU Arts in advance by email or telephone 01509 222 948.