Driving Theory Test Centres in Worcester

The city of Worcester is famous for more than just the tangy sauce made by Lea & Perrins, you know! For starters, it’s home to one of only two theory test centres in the county Worcestershire.

Join PassMeFast as we explore the ins and outs of Worcester theory test centre. Our thorough guide covers everything you need to know, like how to get there, the current pass rates and even a quick rundown of some of our favourite local amenities. Enjoy!


3rd Floor, Haswell House Block B1 St Nicolas Street Worcester Worcestershire WR1 1UN

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.

Waiting Times

3-4 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


Arriving at Worcester Theory Test Centre

By public transport

No licence? No problem! It makes sense that a lot of the learners heading to this test centre won’t have the option of arriving by car, so it’s handily located near a number of public transport hubs. If you’re planning to get to your theory test by train, for example, you have two main options.

Those arriving at Worcester Foregate Street train station will only have to go on a 3-minute walk to reach their destination. Learners coming from the opposite direction and pulling in at Worcester Shrub Hill train station will find that it takes around 12 minutes to walk to the theory test centre from here.

There’s also, of course, the option of taking a bus. For the sake of convenience, we’d recommend disembarking at either the Sansome Street or McDonalds bus stop, both of which are a 2-3 minute walk from the test centre.

For more information on the public transport options in Worcester, head to the Worcestershire County Council website.

By car

It is possible that someone will be driving you to your theory test instead of leaving you to navigate public transport. Whether this ends up being a friend, family member, or taxi driver, let them know the address you’re heading to (WR1 1UN) so that they can enlist the help of a sat nav to get you on your merry way!

The test centre is on St Nicholas Street, which is also part of the A38. The entrance is set slightly further back than those of the other buildings on the street, so you’re best off looking for a gap between the buildings when hunting for Haswell House. You’ll find the test centre on the 3rd floor of this building.


As is often the case, there’s no parking provided by the test centre. If the person who drove you to the centre intends to park their car while you sit the test, you can direct them to some nearby car parks.

The nearest option is Corn Market car park (WR1 2DJ), which is only a 2-minute walk from your destination. You’ll be charged £2.40 for 2 hours of parking. For an ever-so-slightly cheaper alternative, you could try Sansome Walk car park (WR1 1LW). It’s 5 minutes away and will only set you back £2 for 2 hours of parking. The downside is that it only has 20 spaces available, so you will have to keep your fingers crossed that it hasn’t filled up before you arrive!

Pass Rates by Year

At first you might glance over these pass rates and be a little disappointed, as there is a slight downward trend. Keep in mind, though, that all of these figures still beat the national average pass rate. On top of that, these numbers shouldn’t be taken as an indicator or how well you are likely to do if you take the test here. It’s going to be the same wherever you sit it, so pay more attention to how you’re going to revise.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
50.5% 50.3% 50.5% 49.3% 50.3% 57.9% 61.8%

Guides and Tips

If you want to ace the theory test you need to put in a decent amount of revision beforehand. That means having a clear idea of how the test works, revising the relevant material testing your knowledge with some mock tests. For a little extra help with studying for the theory test, check out the revision resources listed below!

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


Heading into Worcester from out of town for your theory test? Staying in a local hotel the night before can really take some of the stress out of the big day. Here are some nearby options:

Travelodge Worcester ★★☆☆☆

You can count on a Travelodge to provide a cheap and cheerful fix when you just need somewhere to crash for one night. This branch is located just a 7-minute walk down the road from the theory test centre, making it a super convenient choice. All rooms come with a comfortable bed fitted with a Sleepeezee mattress, a Freeview TV and your very own desk.  

The Cardinal’s Hat Inn & Hotel ★★★☆☆

To experience a proper taste of Worcester, head over to The Cardinal’s Hat. It’s Worcester’s oldest Inn, with a great traditional pub look and some lovely Georgian rooms. The lodgings are pimped out with actual antique Georgian furniture, along with modern conveniences like TV and WiFi. You can even pop downstairs for some lovely pub grub, should you get peckish! It’s also only a 7-minute walk from the test centre.

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel ★★★★☆

Those looking for luxury and convenience need look no further than the Whitehouse hotel. Located a 3-minute walk around the corner from the theory test centre, this elegant hotel has everything you need and more! Not only do the rooms include top quality bedding, power showers and gorgeous toiletries, but you’ll also have access to the hotel’s pool and gym facilities!

Places to Celebrate

Worcester is a charming and friendly city, so don’t miss the opportunity to have a little bit of an explore! Once your test is over, treat yourself to a drink, perhaps at one of the following establishments.

The Imperial Tavern

Styled like a country pub, but sitting in the heart of the city, The Imperial Tavern is a delightful place in which to grab a beverage. You also won’t have to travel far—it’s only a couple of doors down from the theory test centre! Inside you’ll find open fires, real ale and perhaps even a local band playing some tunes.

Monroe’s Cellar Bar

This place is something of a hidden gem. Monroe’s is a small underground bar serving up simple but delicious drinks in a cosy, cool space. Grab a seat in the corner and relax with a drink or head to the dancefloor for a celebratory boogie! You’ll find it a 5-minute walk from the test centre.

The Firefly

Just 4 minutes from the test centre is another lovely pub offering real ales, plant-based meals and an all-round good time! The Firefly is a casual, fun bar that will welcome you in with open arms. They have a huge range of craft beer and other drinks on offer and there’s even some lovely outdoor space to enjoy if the weather permits. A great place to unwind after the test!

What Happens Next?

That just about does it for our guide to the Worcester theory test centre. Thanks to its central location and public transport connections, it’s an ideal choice for learners all over the county. Book your test in and get revising!

For learner drivers who have earned a theory test pass certificate, next up on the list is the practical test. Master the necessary skills with plenty of driving lessons and book a test in nice and early to avoid long wait times. If you’re local to this area, we recommend taking your test at the Worcester practical test centre.

If you’re yet to pass the theory test, we recommend getting this done as soon as possible. A fail doesn’t have to put an end to your driving dreams. Book another test as soon as possible (the DVSA only requires that you leave a gap of 3 working days between tests) and get studying again!

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