ATOM Festival Venue:

Yolanda Patterson Hall,
School of St Helen & St Katharine 

Faringdon Road, Abingdon

OX14 1BE






For any access enquiries, please contact:

  • The venue entrance is the reception at St Helen and St Katharine (signposted from the front gate). 2 designated blue badge spaces are located 10 metres from the front reception door. Up to 6 blue badge spaces can be made available through the contact email.
  • There is a drop kerb from the blue badge space to the reception door, allowing step-free access to the drinks reception and hall.
  • There are three accessible seats in the hall in the main seating area. When entering the hall these are located immediately in front of you. 
  • There is an accessible toilet at the back of the hall in a step-free location. No RADAR lock and no steward. There is an emergency pull which makes a local noise in case of emergency.





If at all possible, please try to arrive at the venue after parking on one of Abingdon's Public Car Parks, or taking public transport. For general tips on public transport options, please visit our Sustainable Transport page.


St Helen and St Katharine is situated on Faringdon Road, on the edge of Abingdon. The A34 runs close by and links the area to Oxford and the M40 in the north and the M4 in the south. Students travel in from around the Thames Valley using the Joint Bus Service.


If travelling from the North or South on the A34.

1. Leave the A34 by the slip road at the A415 junction (Marcham Interchange). Take the A415 westwards, towards Marcham.
2. After 300 metres, take the first turning right (signposted to Dalton Barracks), then the next right towards Shippon.
3. At the T-junction turn right again into Faringdon Road.
4. After 500 metres, and re-crossing the A34, the entrance to the School will be seen on the left hand side


If travelling from North Abingdon


1. From North Abingdon, Abingdon Town Centre or Dorchester directions. Follow the Town Centre one way system along Stert Street, High Street and Stratton Way.

2. Turn left into Bath Street and left again into Farringdon Road.

3. Bear right at the mini roundabout and after about 350m the entrance to the School of St Helens & St Katharine is on the right with car parking then ahead or to the left.


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