Travelling north from Durham on the A1(M), at exit 63, take slip road left for the A167 towards Chester-le-Street/Stanley.

At the roundabout, take 2nd exit onto A183/Blind Lane.

At roundabout take 3rd exit onto the A693, pass through 2 more roundabouts, remaining on the A693 until you arrive at Stanley.


If you're planning on driving to Stanley, you will find suitable options to meet your needs.

Front Street Car Park features 248 parking bays and is the closest to the Venue at a 3-minute walk.

Ritston Street Car Park features 30 parking bays and is a little further at an 8-minute walk.


There are a number of disabled parking bays nearby to the Venue, with some positioned immediately outside our entrance. Additionally, you will find further disabled bays in the Front Street Car Park.

As parking near the Theatre is managed by Stanley Town Council and is subject to change, we advise you check accessible parking information.

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Stanley Civic Hall, DH9 0NA


Stanley is well served by busses from across the region including Newcastle, Durham, Consett & Chester-le-Street