How to Find Us

Voluntary Action Rotherham

The Spectrum

Coke Hill


S60 2HX


Call: 01709 829821

A version of these instructions is available to download. 

Public Transport


Rotherham Central is well serviced by trains from Sheffield, Doncaster, Leeds and other stations. See the National Rail Enquiries Website for more information (

From the train station you can walk, take a taxi or go to Rotherham Interchange and catch a bus to Voluntary Action Rotherham. If you take the bus, turn right as you leave the train station you will see the interchange across the road on your left.


Buses from across South Yorkshire and beyond run to and from the Rotherham Interchange. For more information contact South Yorkshire Travel (Tel: 01709 515151, Web: or Travel Line ( Tel: 0871 200 22 33, Web:

Bus Services to Voluntary Action Rotherham and The Spectrum

A good number of buses run very close to Voluntary Action Rotherham and The Spectrum. Ask the driver to stop at the nearest bus stop to Dusty Miller

Canklow Road :

  • A1 (Dunn Line -Veolia Transport)
    Sheffield, Catcliffe, Waverley, Tinsley Park, Meadowhall, Templeborough, Rotherham
  • X1 (First)
    Sheffield, Attercliffe, Carbrook, Meadowhall, Tinsley, Templeborough, Rotherham, Herringthorpe, Wickersley, Maltby

Sheffield Road :

  • 13 (Powells)
    Treeton, Brinsworth, Rotherham, Whiston, Wickersley, Bramley
  • 31 (First)
    Sheffield, Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe, Walkley, Hillsborough
  • 32 (First)
    Sheffield, Manor Top, Richmond, Handsworth, Brinsworth, Canklow, Rotherham
  • 33 (First)
    Rotherham, Canklow, Brinsworth, Treeton


Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) and The Spectrum are accessible on foot from the centre of Rotherham including the train station and bus interchange.

Train Station

  • Exit the Station, turn right across the bridge heading towards the bus interchange
  • Turn right on to Corporation Street (Wilkinson’s is on your right hand side) continue up the hill for 0.2 miles
  • Bear right on to Westgate and and continue for 0.2 miles
  • Turn left at the New York Tavern
  • VAR and The Spectrum should be visible in front of you.

Bus Interchange

  • Exit the Interchange on to Frederick Street
  • Turn left on to Corporation Street (Wilkinson’s is on your right hand side) continue up the hill for 0.2 miles
  • Bear right on to Westgate at the traffic lights and continue for 0.2 miles
  • Turn left at the New York Tavern
  • VAR and The Spectrum should be visible in front of you.

A Google Map has been prepared showing the main walking routes ( Multimap has some excellent facilities for walking plans (eg.


From the M1 Motorway

Leave the motorway at Junction 33 of the M1. If traveling from the North, take your first left off the roundabout onto the A630 Rotherway. If traveling from the South, move into the right hand lane of the slip road and take the third exit on the roundabout (onto the A630 Rotherway).

At the first roundabout (0.25 miles) take the first exit following the signs to Magna.

At the next roundabout (0.5 miles), take the second exit again following the signs to Magna.

At the next roundabout (1 mile) take the third exit signposted towards Rotherham Town Centre. This is Sheffield Road and takes you directly to the pay and display car parks identified on the map attached.

Take the second road to the right, which takes you behind the New York Tavern. You will see the building directly in front of you.

From St Ann’s Roundabout

Follow the A630 Centenary Way. As you approach the roundabout stay in the left hand lane and take the third exit, (you will pass the Rotherham Interchange on your left), continuing on the A630. Go straight ahead at the next roundabout.

You will then approach another roundabout (Liquid/Diva night club is on the corner). Take the first exit onto Main Street. Continue along Main Street until you reach a set of traffic lights, turn right onto Westgate. Continue along Westgate until you see the New York Tavern on your left. Take a slight left turn onto Coke Lane. VAR’s new premises are directly in front of you.


Numerous pay-and-display car parking facilities are available on Westgate and Sheffield Road very close to VAR and The Spectrum. The best option is the Sheffield Road car park, currently £1.80 for all day parking. This is shown on the prepared Google Map (

If you are using an onsite parking space they are located behind the building and can be accessed by going taking the first right turn off of Coke Hill. Disabled parking is in front of the building off of Coke Lane.
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