Northern Eye Festival Hub,

Oriel Colwyn / Theatr Colwyn,

Abergele Road

Colwyn Bay


LL29 7RU



General enquiries

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01492 556677

Getting Here

Major Transport links

Theatr Colwyn/Oriel Colwyn is around a 10 minute walk from both Colwyn Bay train station (North Wales Coast Line) and Colwyn Bay Town Centre.

Colwyn Bay is on a direct exit from the A55 coastal ‘Expressway’. The A55 links in seamlessly with the motorway network from the North West via the M62/M56. From the Midlands and South of England use the M6, M5 and M1. Exit at Junction 21 of the A55 and follow signs for Colwyn Bay Town Centre.

Major City driving distances/times

Liverpool to Colwyn Bay: 57 miles (1h 10m)

Manchester to Colwyn Bay: 76 miles (1h 29m)

Aberystwyth to Colwyn Bay: 85 miles (2h 12 m)

Cardiff to Colwyn Bay: 186 miles (3h 42 m)

London to Colwyn Bay: 253 miles (4h 18m)

Birmingham to Colwyn Bay: 125 miles (2h 15m)

Route information/distance calculator: and


There are various Pay and Display car parks in the town, with designated disabled parking bays. Parking is also available on many town streets but limited to 2 hours until 5pm, to which then it is free of charge.


Several bus services pass through Colwyn Bay and right past Theatr Colwyn/Oriel Colwyn :

12 – Rhyl Bus Station/Llandudno - Regular service running approx every 10 minutes, Monday-Saturday. Limited service on Sunday.

For more information on bus services to Colwyn Bay Click here

The National Express network covers travel from most UK towns, stopping at Colwyn Bay and other coastal destinations in North Wales.


There are direct rail services from London Euston to Colwyn Bay taking just THREE hours.

Transport for Wales // Trainline // National Rail Enquiries // Virgin Trains

If you are exiting Colwyn Bay train station, walk up the main High Street to the top of the road then turn left. Continue for approx. 5 minutes. Theatr Colwyn/Oriel Colwyn will be on your left.

By Air & Sea

Colwyn Bay is approximately 61 miles (1hr 12m) away from Liverpool John Lennon Airport via M56/A55 and 44 miles (51mins) away from Holyhead Port via A55.