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Venue & accessibility





RAREfest22 and the Guildhall will cater for the needs of all our participants, including those with specific accessibility requirements or disabilities.

Venue: Cambridge Guildhall

The Guildhall Market Square Cambridge CB2 3QJ

From the Market Square, the Guildhall is the large building with a clock face, crest and balcony. Look out for the RAREfest22 banner!


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There are car parks nearby at The Grand Arcade, Park Street and Queen Anne. If your car displays a disability badge you can use the reserved spaces in either car park. There are also a limited number of designated free on-street parking spaces in Guildhall Street, Hobson Street, Jesus Lane, Kings Parade, Peas Hill, Regent Street, St Andrews Street and Church Street. Alternatively, all ‘Pay and Display’ and residents’ parking bays are free if you are a blue badge holder.

You can contact Cambridgeshire County council on 01223 717111 for further information or check their website for further information about free blue badge parking.

From the Grand Arcade car park to the Guildhall

From Cambridge Train Station to the Guildhall

From Queen Anne car park to the Guildhall

These 3 maps are inactive and  they can be used from mobile devices with an internet connection.


There are a number of ways to get around Cambridge and the surrounding area:


Cambridge’s Park&Ride service operates from five sites: Trumpington Road, Newmarket Road, Babraham Road, Cowley Road and Madingley Road. A day return costs £3 (valid for one day), which includes the cost of parking your car. All Park and Ride buses are double door, low floor and easy access, appropriate for wheelchair and pushchair users.

Buses run from Monday – Saturday until approximately 8:30pm at a ten-minute frequency, with a limited service on Sundays.

For up-to-date, detailed timetable information, please visit the Park&Ride website


The Guilhall is a five-minute walk away from the City’s main Bus and Coach Station, Drummer Street.

The Bus Station hosts several local bus companies, and the main operator is Stagecoach who operates many local services.

There are also direct services to and from London Victoria, as well as services to Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and stations throughout the United Kingdom.

Please contact or National Express visit Traveline’s website for more information.


Panther: 01223 715715 / 01223424424 / 01223 523523

Cam Cab Ltd: 01223 70470

LP Taxis:  01223 243453

Town & Gown Taxis: 01223 244444


There is a rack for parking bicycles alongside the theatre by the entrance in St Edwards Passage or there are also bicycle racks on Peas Hill.

The Grand Arcade cycle park, a 5 minute walk away, has covered space for over 200 cycles. It closes every night at 11.30pm.

Find out more about local cycle parks here

Bike Hire

OFO is the world’s first and leading “non-docking” bike sharing platform. OFO aims to provide a convenient, healthy and eco-friendly transport solution by making bikes available for everyone. To use the bikes users must first download the OFO app from the App Store or Google Play and register for an account. The bikes can be unlocked by simply scanning the QR code on the bike lock and within moments the locking mechanism will release. Explore your city with ofo and then close the lock to end your trip in the app. Parking is allowed anywhere bike parking is legally allowed. Start riding from just 70p per half hour with a maximum cap of £5 per day.

City Cycle Hire: 01223 365629

Rutland Cycling: 01223 307655

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This map is large enough for it to be download and printed



Peas Hill entrance

The Level access entrance is on Peas Hill where there is a lift to the Halls where RAREfest22 is being held.  This entrance is just left of the Tourist Information Centre entrance. There is a fairly long corridor from this lift to the Halls. The Peas Hill entrance is accessible by car/taxi for drop off.

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Guildhall Street entrance

There is also a lift on the Guildhall  Street side of the building (opposite the side of ‘Yo Sushi’) but there are 4 steps from street level. If you can manage a few steps but not walk a long distance, we suggest you come to the Guildhall Street side as opposed to Peas Hill as when exiting the lift, the entrance to the Halls is closer.

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This floorplan is large enough for it to be downloaded and printed.

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If you need more details about The Guildhall

 in Cambridge please visit their website



There are a number of hotels and guest houses across Cambridge including:

4 STAR Hotels

Holiday Inn, Lakeview, Cambridge
Double rooms from £111 per room
4.3 miles from the venue
Complimentary daily parking available onsite

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
Double rooms from £75 per room including breakfast
3.4 miles from the venue
Complimentary daily parking available onsite

Ibis Cambridge Central Station
Double rooms from £115 per room
1.3 miles from  venue

Hyatt Centric Cambridge
Double rooms from £118
3.6 miles from the venue

3 sTAR Hotels

Travelodge Cambridge, Newmarket Road Hotel
Double rooms from £63.25 per room including breakfast
1.7 miles from the venue

Premier Inn Cambridge East, Newmarket Road
Double rooms from £59
1.7 miles from the venue


Various University B+B accommodation from £60 here


If you’d like a personal touch or some help with particular accessibility requirements please call or email the reservations team at ArrangeMY who can source hotels and email you back with options

Telephone 01905610016 or email arrangemy.com and quote “RAREfest22″