Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
  • Box office 02476 524524
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  • Website www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
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Warwick Arts Centre

In 1970, just five years after being established, the University of Warwick commissioned the building of an arts centre. Opening in 1974, the building won a RIBA award

Over the years, the centre has welcomed a range of performances and today, across the venue's five performance spaces – Butterworth Hall, Theatre, Studio Theatre, Cinema and Gallery – music, drama, comedy, film and community events are presented daily.

Warwick Arts Centre is served by the A45, A46, M40 and M42 and there are car parks throughout the town. Bus number 12 and Unibus drop off near to the venue and the 12 runs from the train station.

Events at this venue

There are 41 events at this location

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Abdullah Ibrahim

Any performance from Cape Town’s jazz hero is a journey through a lifetime’s experience; the musical melting pot of his upbringing (gospel and jive, American jazz and classical music, sacred and secular) and the music of his jazz heroes (Ellington and Coltrane amongst them) all skilfully embroidered by his free-flowing…

Thu 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 02476 524524

Afro Celt Sound System

The return of the group who fuse electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.

Sat 24 Nov

£28.25 / 02476 524524

Butterworth Hall

£28.25 / 02476 524524

Aled Jones and Russell Watson In Harmony Tour

Joint headline tour by Welsh singer Aled Jones and tenor Russell Watson, ahead of the release of their new album In Harmony.

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 02476 524524

Andrew Maxwell

  • 4 stars

Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

£15.40 / 02476 524524

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Wed 6 Mar 2019

£25 / 02476 524524

The Canterville Ghost

For your delight and delectation, we present Oscar Wilde’s gruesomest ghost story, as reimagined by a charismatic compere and his extraordinary company: an illusionist, a comedian and a psychic… A darkly comic and marvellously musical show from award-winning theatre company Tall Stories! “Tall Stories have managed to…

Tue 18 Dec

Times vary / £13.50–£15.50 / 02476 524524

Wed 19 Dec

Times vary / £13.50–£15.50 / 02476 524524

Thu 20 Dec

Times vary / £13.50–£15.50 / 02476 524524

…and 10 more dates until 30 Dec

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Thu 29 Nov

£23 / 02476 524524

Fri 30 Nov

£23 / 02476 524524

Sat 1 Dec

£23 / 02476 524524

Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show,  With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint. As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect…

Sat 17 Nov

£30.80 / 02476 524524

Sun 18 Nov

£30.80 / 02476 524524

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£30.80 / 02476 524524

David Gest's Soul Legends: The Legacy Tour

Performances by the UK's first female artist to be signed by Tamla Motown, Kiki Dee, Sheila Ferguson, Freda Payne, Fern Kinney, Leee John, Junior Giscombe and many more.

Sat 8 Dec

£29–£59 / 02476 524524

David O'Doherty: You Have To Laugh

Armed with his reliable keyboard from 1986, quirky, offbeat multi-award winning Irish musician, actor and comedian David O'Doherty presents an exciting repertoire of silly little songs performed on an even sillier little instrument, combined with traditional stand-up. Witness madness in motion.

Sat 10 Nov

£21 / 02476 524524

Echo & The Bunnymen

Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.

Sun 21 Oct

£21.45–£82.50 / 02476 524524

The Exploded Circus

The big top at the end of the world. Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground. Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful…

Sat 3 Nov

£13–£20 / 02476 524524

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Sun 24 Feb 2019

£18.70 / 02476 524524

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Mon 24 Jun 2019

£20 / 02476 524524

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Thu 15 Nov

Sold out / 02476 524524

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats – returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£27.50 / 02476 524524

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Sat 23 Feb 2019

£18.50 / 02476 524524

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me

The popular actress, political activist and comedian discusses her impressive career and life journey.

Thu 1 Nov

£29.50–£59.50 / 02476 524524

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Sun 12 May 2019

£25 / 02476 524524

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need…

Fri 1 Mar 2019

£15.40 (£5.50) / 02476 524524

Kenilworth Gang Show 2019

Kenilworth Scout Guide Gang Show 2019 (Unfortunately we are unable to sell Wheelchair seats online, if you have any requirements please contact us on 07494 538000)

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£9.50 / 02476 524524

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£9.50 / 02476 524524

Sat 2 Feb 2019

£10 / 02476 524524

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 19 Oct

£30.24 / 02476 524524

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

Sun 2 Jun 2019

£20.90 / 02476 524524

Metropolitan Opera Live: Samson et Delilah

  • 2018

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years.

Sun 21 Oct

02476 524524

  • 15:00

National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Cast: Derek Jacobi, Gina McKee, Paul Jesson

Live screening of the National Theatre's production of King Lear, starring Ian McKellen.

Sun 21 Oct

02476 524524

  • 19:30

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone…

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£22.50 / 02476 524524

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Sat 11 May 2019

£23 / 02476 524524

Phil Nichol: Your Wrong

Energetic humour and surreal improvisations as Canadian stand-up Phil Nichol presents his brand of mischievous rantings.

Sun 11 Nov

£14 / 02476 524524

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Fri 2 Nov

£35.75 / 02476 524524

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Fri 17 May 2019

£27.50 / 02476 524524

Sat 18 May 2019

£27.50 / 02476 524524

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Thu 17 Oct 2019

£23 / 02476 524524

Fri 18 Oct 2019

£23 / 02476 524524

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Wed 24 Oct

£34.25 / 02476 524524

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Thu 25 Oct

£25 / 02476 524524

Fri 26 Oct

£25 / 02476 524524

Sat 27 Oct

£25 / 02476 524524


“What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?” balletLORENT’s award-winning team, who brought us Rapunzel and Snow White, return. Full of action and humour, this emotionally rich fairytale is set in the rural world of sheep, straw, wool and spinning wheels where the alchemist, Rumpelstiltskin, is an outcast…

Thu 25 Oct

£17–£20 / 02476 524524

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Thu 2 May 2019

£20 / 02476 524524

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Thu 22 Nov

£27.50–£40.15 / 02476 524524

Stephen K Amos - Bouquets And Brickbats

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour, Bouquets and Brickbats. As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen's main aim is to cheer us up. Forget everything that's going on in the world and immerse yourself in the…

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£17.50 / 02476 524524

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Thu 25 Apr 2019

£23 / 02476 524524

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

£30.25 / 02476 524524

Wilde Creatures

From the company that brought you The Gruffalo, a motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End. Characters from The Happy Prince and other stories spring to life as the pompous mayor, the petulant princess and the…

Wed 28 Nov

Times vary / £13.50–£15.50 / 02476 524524

Thu 29 Nov

Times vary / £13.50–£15.50 / 02476 524524

Fri 30 Nov

Times vary / £13.50–£15.50 / 02476 524524

…and 30 more dates until 30 Dec

The Wolf and Peter

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is one of the most well known pieces of music ever written. In this energetic new work, David Bolger has taken this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration, and told the story through the eyes of a wolf! Filled with dance and live music, this fun and theatrical production…

Mon 12 Nov

£18–£21 / 02476 524524

Tue 13 Nov

£18–£21 / 02476 524524

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