The Venue

AOTB takes place in the stunning Academy of Music and Theatre Arts – AMATA to everyone!

Part of the University of Falmouth, AMATA has an international reputation for excellence that attracts some of the world’s top artists and educators.

Accommodation for the Wednesday, Thursday & Friday nights is provided at the Student Village a few minutes walk from AMATA on the Campus.

Check in at Glasney Lodge 3pm to 10pm Wednesday 6th. July and from 7.30am Thursday 7th. July

(if you anticipate arriving after 10pm please email and we will arrange for your rooms keys to be available at Glasney Lodge)

The rooms are fairly standard with a double bed and en-suite shower room.

There are shared kitchen facilities in each flat plus WiFi with the same login you will be given on registration.

Bedding and towels are provided in the rooms and either bring your own toiletries or we offer some complimentary ones when you book in.

When you arrive at the Campus please go to Glasney Lodge where you will be able to pick up the key to your accommodation along with the exact location and Flat and Room number. We are using Blocks K,L,M & N.

Please take a look at the Campus Map that shows you where the accommodation is and how to get from there to the venue.

There will be a member of the AOTB Team available at peak periods at Glasney Lodge to deal with any queries you may have.

Please note there is no parking in the Student Village other than accessible spaces so please park in the main car park as noted on the Campus Map.

All of the following information is provided in good faith and is as up to date as possible based on data in September 2021.

This gives you a good guide for 2022 and we will keep it up to date as we get nearer the actual dates.

Getting to Agile on the Beach

  • For the conference and accommodation please use the main university campus entrance: TR10 9LX
  • For deliveries to the conference use: AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Parkengue, Penryn, TR10 9EP

Flying to Cornwall

The closest airport to the conference is Newquay, which is about a 45-minute drive to the conference.

Airport Transfers
Coastline Travel operate from Newquay Airport, if you mention you are travelling to the conference and wish to share transfers they will help facilitate this 01637 860006. AOTB takes no responsibility for organising airport transfers.

Travelling by Car

  • Take the A30 west from Exeter until you reach the A39 sign-posted Truro.
  • Drive through Truro following signs A39 to Falmouth.
  • Follow the A39 towards Falmouth until you come to the Treliever roundabout where you will see signs to the Penryn Campus.
  • At Treliever roundabout take the first exit and the campus is on the right.

Travelling from London
Typical journey times to Cornwall from London area are 4 to 5 hours depending on the time of year and traffic conditions. See for traffic news.

Please note: Be wary of SatNav systems to locate the Campus – Google Maps using postcode TR10 9FE gets you to the entrance but please follow the signs from there.

Parking on Campus
Parking is available in the main campus car parks. These car parks are about a 5-minute walk to the AMATA building. The campus operates a pay as you leave barrier system. (At the time of writing this, March 2019, the daily charge was £6 per day)

Disabled parking facilities are available on campus – please contact us if you need any special assistance.
There is no conference parking at the AMATA building itself, but there is access for sponsors and speakers for loading and unloading of equipment. Please contact the team directly at if you need to bring a car up to the AMATA building, as it is not accessed via the main campus entrance.

Travel by Train

The nearest train station to the campus is Penryn on the Maritime Line branch and connects to the mainline at Truro station.

It’s about 5 hours from London Paddington with usually just one change at Truro and there are frequent services throughout the day. There are also Cross Country trains via Plymouth from the North.
Great Western also offers the Night Riviera Sleeper between the West Country and London Paddington, more details on this can be found via their website. GWR

The conference is about a twenty-minute uphill walk from Penryn station or a short taxi journey (there is no taxi rank at the station, but local taxi numbers are provided on a separate page).

Shuttle Bus
There will be a courtesy shuttle bus running from Penryn train station up to the campus between the times of 14.55 – 19.30.

Arrivals after this time will need to make their own way from Penryn station to the campus.

Local Taxi Information
The taxi companies listed here are provided for information only and are not recommendations:

+44 (0)1326 212141

Able Cabs
+44 (0)1326 373007

Century Taxis
+44 (0)1326 212000

Checkers Taxis
+44 (0)1326 212127

Falmouth Radio Taxis
+44 (0)1326 315194

Travel by Bus or Coach

National Express coaches stop in Penryn.

Local buses U1, 2, 41 and 88 run from Falmouth Moor, via Penryn, to the University campus. For bus services within the southwest visit

Campus map
Venue Layout