Travel Information

We are trying to do our bit for the planet by reducing the festivals carbon footprint. If you’re attending Illuminate this year, why not think of alternative ways you could travel? We are asking those that are able to make use of public transport, why not walk, cycle or ride a bus to Illuminate 2021?


Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

You can drive, sail or walk to Ocean Studios, Plymouth city centre is 20-minute walk or a 12-minute cycle away. Find us at The Factory Cooperage, opposite Las Iguanas with the red telephone box.


From Plymouth City Centre take A374 to Durnford Street in Stonehouse. From Cornwall take the Tamar Bridge, A38, A3064, B3396 and A374, continue onto Durnford St until you reach the yard. There are plenty of Pay and Display car parking spaces at Royal William Yard.


The number 34 bus travels from the city centre and stops at the Royal William Yard roundabout.


The closest mainline station is Plymouth. Ocean Studios is a 30-minute walk away or a short bus or taxi ride from the train station.


The ferry runs every hour from the Barbican to Royal William Yard, or you can travel from Cornwall on the Cremyll Ferry to Stonehouse.


    Market Hall, Duke St, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4PS   

    You can visit us by foot, bike, bus, train, ferry or car. Real Ideas encourages green travel to our spaces, please make use of the public transport available.   


    Bus routes to the Market Hall: 21/21A (Plymouth City Bus) or 14 (Plymouth City Bus).  


    Closest train stations: Devonport or Plymouth.  


    There is covered bike rack storage available at the Market Hall. 


    Carparks in the area: Mutton Cove, Granby Way, Duke St, Brickfields. There is limited on street parking available on Duke Street, but please be mindful of residents living in the area.  


    There is a wheelchair friendly entrance on the west side of the building. The Market Hall is an accessible building, with accessible toilet facilities, lift access to upper floors and an accessible bar.  Blue badge parking is available at the rear of the building.  

    Please wear a face covering when entering the building and moving around the space. Please also make use of the hand sanitiser stations and social distance yourself from others.