Below is some handy / important information ahead of your visit
All performances will take place in The Melville Building at Royal William Yard in Devonport.
- Thursday 20 February 7:30pm (doors/box office/bar open 7pm)
- Friday 21 February 3pm (doors/box office/bar open 2:30pm)
- Friday 21 February 7:30pm (doors/box office/bar open 7pm)
- Saturday 22 February 7:30pm (doors/box office/bar open 7pm)
Please ensure you arrive with plenty of time to collect tickets and recieve instructions from our Box Office team
There is plenty of parking at Royal William Yard. Payment is required upon arrival and there are pay stations throughout the Yard which take cash, card and payment via an app. Alternatively the number 34 bus (operated by Plymouth Citybus) serves Royal William Yard from Plymouth City Centre with a number of later evening buses. Please click here to view the timetable. Or you can catch the ferry from Barbican to Royal William Yard. Please click here for the timetable
Directions to The Melville Building
There will be signage directing you to The Melville Building as soon as you enter Royal William Yard – for those who know Royal William Yard well it is past the the main green (with the cows and deck chairs!) along the side road to the left opposite Seco Lounge and just before the marina. There will also be stewards on hand to direct you as well of the signage. We will be using door 29 to access the Melville Building.
Click to here view a site map of Royal William Yard showing you where the Melville Building is: CIVIC Melville location map at RWY
If you’ve not chosen to have your tickets posted they will be available for you to collect at the box office at the Melville Building on the day from 30 mins before your performance begins. All performances are sold out. There is no need to collect tickets in advance from Barbican Theatre.
The show is a promenade performance which means there is no seating. It is performed throughout the bottom floor of the Melville Building in Royal William Yard. Be prepared to move through scenes, queue for a voucher, join the protest or dine in the ‘roof top restaurant’.
The entire experience is undercover and on one level, suitable access for all (please see below for additional assistance for those with mobility issues)
The show will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval.
Please be aware performances contain flashing lights and haze/smoke.
The nearest toilets are in Seco Lounge.
Audience comfort / what to wear / cloakroom
While all performances are undercover as this is an old building with no modern insulation or heating. Therefore we really do recommend all audience members dress warmly, as being in the building isn’t much warmer than being outside.
CIVIC will be a walk back through your heyday. As well as being warm you’re invited / encouraged to wear clothing to match your favourite decade for this most memorable occasion. Here are some suggestions.
- 60s fine dining in the civic centre restaurant
- 70s office workers
- 80s double denim/ labourers
- 90s time to dance
- 00’s celebration of who you are.
There will not be a cloak room available so please ‘pack lightly’ and wear shoes you can bear to walk in for over an hour minutes! Perhaps leave those shiny stilettos from the 80’s at home this year!
If you are in a wheelchair or require mobility / additional assistance please contact our House Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 267131 and they can discuss ways in which we can assist you to ensure your experience is enjoyable and comfortable.
Dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed entry to the Melville Building This is part of the licence conditions of using the space for the event.
Children over 18 months require a child ticket. Parents / carers are asked to be considerate of other audience members and the cast and should their child become upset or agitated they should leave the performance area and not return until the child has settled.
The performance is suitable for family viewing, with an age guidance of being suitable for ages 8 and up.
Food and drink
Steel Brewery (in The Melville Building) will have a selection of their brewery fresh beers on tap, red wine and prosecco sold as mini bottles, pre canned gin & tonic and Sanpellegrino soft drinks available before and after CIVIC performances.
And of course there are a number of other restaurants and bars in Royal William Yard. Check them out here
And lastly… we hope you enjoy the performance. If you do take any pictures (please no flash photography) we’d love you to share them with us on on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram using the tag #FuseCivic. We’d also love to hear what you thought of the performance on these pages too.