The Croston Theatre
Westholme School
Wilmar Lodge
Meins Road


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By car – From M6 Junction 31 take the A59 exit on to Preston New Road, signposted to Blackburn. At the roundabout continue towards Blackburn on the A677, passing Samlesbury Hall on your left. 6 miles from the M6, turn right on to Meins Road immediately before the Woodlands Hotel. After 1 mile along this country road, Westholme School entrance is clearly signposted on your right. Follow the main drive to the large free parking area.
By rail – Blackburn railway station is accessible by taxi 2.7 miles away

Free parking
Some disabled spaces are available adjacent to the theatre

Approximate journey times by car:
Blackburn town centre – 7 mins, 2.7 miles
Preston – 20 mins, 10 miles
Burnley – 22 mins, 15 miles
Leyland – 23 mins, 13 miles
Bolton – 30 mins, 15 miles
Lytham-St-Annes – 40 mins, 28 miles
Lancaster – 40 mins, 33 miles
Manchester – 50 mins, 27 miles
Liverpool – 57 mins, 43 miles


Anyone participating in the car sharing scheme either by giving or receiving a lift will receive a free programme, as a small thank you from us. We can make no guarantees to succeed and we cannot take responsibility for providing this service, but we will do our utmost to  match anyone who needs a lift with a driver.

Benefits to drivers – someone to share the concert experience with and a chance to make new friends, and possibly share the fuel costs (by your own arrangement). If you have a spare seat in your car and would like to offer someone  a lift, please email us stating which concerts you are coming to, where you are travelling from and how many spare seats you have.

For lift recipients – if you don’t drive, or are reluctant to drive after dark, don’t want to come out on your own, or maybe you use public transport and need a lift to or from a station, please let us know which concerts you’d like to attend and where you need a lift from.