Shift Happens: ALT Shift Introducing York: Where to Stay
Live Link up to Australia, at Shift 2.0 in 2009
We might be biased, but here at Pilot Theatre we’re in love with York. Arguably one of the UK’s most treasured historic cities, York has a charming city centre full of cobbled winding streets which all lead to intriguing and wellpreserved historic landmarks. Within the comfort of the City walls (the walking of which makes for an excellent Sunday activity) there are a treasure trove of delights, the highlight being York Minster, which is arguably one of the most important examples of Gothic Architecture in the world. We’re looking forward to having you join us for a few days in York. This pack should point you towards some information which may be useful to you, including our recommended hotels, useful maps and some important contact numbers. We suggest that you try to arrive at York Theatre Royal at 12pm on Monday 5th July; although the first speaker won’t be starting until 1.30pm, there will be a light lunch and various foyer activities for you to enjoy upon arrival. Presentations will be finished by 6.30pm on Monday, between 6.30pm and 9pm we’ll be hosting a networking drinks and BBQ and there will also be a performance of ‘The Cape Jeremy Affair’ which shouldn’t be missed. Tuesday 6th July will start at 9am, and run through until 6.30pm, and we will be serving you breakfast, lunch and all refreshments. A full schedule will be available for download from the website a short time before the conference. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, or one of the Pilot Theatre team, on the details below.
Katherine Jewkes Projects and Development Coordinator 01904 635755 / 07789 510528 Katherine@pilot-theatre.com @pilot_theatre / @shift_happens
About the Conference Venue: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 6LL Dates & Times: Monday 5th July (12.00pm - 9.00pm) Tuesday 6th July (9.00am - 6.30pm) Map:
Arriving by Train: York is served by direct train services from many cities in the UK. It takes around two hours to get to York from both London King’s Cross and also from Edinburgh. After arriving at York Station you can either: •
Walk (10 minutes): Turn left out of the station and continue walking straight along Station Road, passing under the bridge of the city walls. Follow the road around to the left and over the river onto Museum Street. Continue to the crossroads and turn left, where you will see York Theatre Royal and its main entrance on St Leonard's Place on the opposite side of the road. • Take a taxi (five minutes) Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com/ for more information. Arriving by Car: From the north A1(M) leave at Junction 47 for the A59, or from the south A1(M) leave at Junction 45 for the A64; proceed onto the A1036 (Inner Ring Road) into York city centre. There is no parking at the theatre, but there are several car parks nearby. For more information about local car parks please visit: www.york.gov.uk/transport/Parking/Car_parks/ Access: There are eight wheelchair spaces in the Main House and four in The Studio. There is a wheelchair lift to The Studio and Café Bar, and an accessible toilet. There is no wheelchair access to levels other than the Stalls. A radio-based hearing aid system is available in all areas of the Main House. An infra-red hearing aid system is available in The Studio. Please inform Pilot Theatre if you will be requiring this service. Twitter Hashtag: #shifthappens
Where to Stay Dean Court Hotel
Situated across the road from the Minster and a stones throw from York Theatre Royal, Dean Court is certainly the closest hotel to the Theatre. With 37 rooms, free WiFi and Minster views, Dean court earns its 4 stars for a lovely contemporary boutique style hotel in York City Centre.
Facts: Website: www.deancourt-york.co.uk Telephone Reservation: +44(0)1904 625082 Tweet: http://twitter.com/DeanCourtYork Map:
Figures: Dean Court are kindly offering Shift Happens Delegates a 25% reduction on their standard prices; including breakfast their rates are as follows, Standard Double £130.00 Small Double £105.00 Single Room £80.00 To activate these rates please reference ‘Pilot Theatre’ when contacting Dean Court.
Monkbar Hotel has ninety-nine individually designed rooms, all with en-suite bathroom, satellite television, welcome trays and free WiFi internet access. All rooms are double and twins, some with king-size beds. Two rooms have full disabled access with private car parking.
Facts: Website: www.monkbarhotel.co.uk Telephone Reservation: +44 (0)1904 638086 Map:
Figures: Monkbar Hotel are kindly offering Shift Happens Delegates a reduction on their standard prices; including breakfast, parking and VAT their rates are as follows; Double, double occupancy £110.00 Double, Single occupancy £105.00 To activate these rates please reference ‘Pilot Theatre’ when contacting Monkbar.
The Grange Hotel
Winner of 2009 York Tourism Awards, The Grange Hotel is a beautiful venue located a short walk away from York Theatre Royal. We’re really pleased to be able to offer a discounted rate to our Shift Happens delegates, especially since the Grange Hotel team are extending the offer to include the Sunday Night, should any of our delegates wish to arrive early to York and spend more time with us in the city.
Facts: Website: www.grangehotel.co.uk Telephone Reservation: +44 (0) 1904 644744 Map:
Figures: Room Type Standard Double Superior twin/double Deluxe twin/double
Double Occupancy £115.00 £135.00 £165.00
Single Occupancy £105.00 £125.00 £155.00
These rates include a full English Breakfast, and can be activated by quoting ‘Pilot Theatre’.
Useful Information Other Hotels Should none of these Hotels suit, then please have a look at the Visit York Website, which offers a comprehensive guide to local hotels and tourist attractions. Taxi Numbers Streamline Taxi - www.streamline-taxis-york.co.uk - 01904 638 833 Fleetways - www.fleetways.co.uk - 01904 645 333 Station Taxi - 01904 623 332 York Theatre Royal St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD web: www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk tweet: www.twitter.com/yorktheatre call: 01904 623 568 (Box Office) Pilot Theatre Company York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD web: www.pilot-theatre.com web: www.youkissbythebook.com (Our Romeo and Juliet Site) tweet: www.twitter.com/pilot_theatre call: 01904 635 755 (Admin Office) Shift Happens Pilot Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD web: www.shift-happens.co.uk call: 01904 635755 tumblr: shift-happens.tumblr.com tweet: www.twitter.com/shift_happens Attendee Twitter List: http://twitter.com/shift_happens/shifters - (A list of Delegates attending Shift) Twitter Hashtag: #shifthappens
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