ADDRESS & MAP
Nocturne Live takes place at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP.
SPECIAL 500 RETURN BUS
If you are travelling to Nocturne Live by train or from the local Oxford area, we have partnered with Oxford Bus Company to run a Special 500 Bus service which will pick up from Oxford Rail Station and stop at Summertown, Oxford Parkway Station and Kidlington en route to Blenheim Palace. The bus will return via the same route and will also stop at Pear Tree on the return
Buses will depart approximately every 30 mins from Oxford Station between 9am and 8pm. After the concert, buses will leave when they are full. The last bus will depart 30 mins after the concert finishes.
If you haven’t already purchased in advance, you can pay £10 (cash only) when you board the bus.
The bus map is available here
All buses are wheelchair accessible.
COACHES FROM LONDON & BIRMINGHAM
We have partnered with Big Green Coach to provide direct return coach services to Blenheim Palace. If you live near London or Birmingham, this is one of the easiest ways to travel to and from Nocturne Live. Coaches depart at 2.30pm from London Victoria Coach Station and Birmingham City Centre and set off on their return journeys 45 minutes after the concert finishes.
You will be given the opportunity to buy your coach tickets at the same time as your concert tickets or you can click here.
Blenheim Palace is located eight miles north-west of Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road and is signposted from junction 9 of the M40.
If you are using a Sat Nav, please use the postcode OX20 1PP. As soon as you see Nocturne Live directional road signs, switch off your Sat Nav and follow the relevant directions. A 20 mph speed limit applies in all parts of the Estate.
We recommend that you consider all travel options before making your plans for getting to Blenheim Palace. We work closely with local bus and coach operators to offer alternatives to driving.
If you do decide to drive, please be aware that Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its infrastructure wasn’t designed for a large number of cars to depart simultaneously at the end of a concert. There are three main exit roads that lead to a common main road which, despite our best efforts, can become congested at peak times. Therefore, we ask for your patience when leaving the site.
Onsite parking is available. If you haven’t already purchased in advance, you can pay £10 (cash only) when you arrive.
Follow the car park signs when you arrive. The car park is located a short walk from the Main Entrance to the Nocturne Live Concert Area.
Please note, you cannot leave your car in the car park overnight.
The nearest train stations are Oxford and Oxford Parkway. Trains run regularly to Oxford Station from London Paddington, and to Oxford Parkway from Marylebone.
The Nocturne Live Special 500 Bus Service will be running to and from Oxford and Oxford Parkway Stations, details of which can be found above.
We provide an area for cyclists to lock up their bikes at the entrance to the Palace. Please note, these are left at your own risk.
If you require a taxi, we recommend you pre-book with Royal Cars (01865 777 333) to get you to and from Blenheim Palace.
PICK-UP & DROP OFF
If you are being dropped off before the concert or picked up after, please tell the driver to follow signs to the Pick Up/Drop Off area. This will be clearly signposted and is situated a short walk from the Main Entrance.