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 33 events at this location

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Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted and My Hero takes on the culture wars in his stand-up.

Thu 27 Feb 2020

£22 / 02476 524524

Bastille

Inoffensive sounds from this south London indie four-piece.

Fri 29 Nov

£37.50 / 02476 524524

Calexico and Iron & Wine

The ninth studio album from Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us is a timely snapshot of the Arizona-bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still findingsolace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummerJohn Convertino…

Thu 21 Nov

Butterworth Hall

£40 / 02476 524524

Prices to be confirmed / 02476 524524

Catherine Bohart

New tour show from Mash Report star

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£10 / 02476 524524

Craig Revel Horwood: The All Balls & Glitter Tour

The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join *Craig * as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been…

Sat 23 May 2020

£26.40 / 02476 524524

Creative Chillout

Students! Are you tired of your studies or just looking for a way to express yourself? Join our friendly team to make and create. It doesn’t matter if you are an artist or just looking for a chat. We’ll provide the materials, tea and snacks you just need to bring yourself and maybe a friend.

Fri 15 Nov

Free but ticketed / 02476 524524

Fri 29 Nov

Free but ticketed / 02476 524524

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

  • 4 stars

Having recently turned 30, Best Newcomer Nominee Darren Harriott questions why he's never been in love.

Fri 29 Nov

£12.50 / 02476 524524

Dr John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Sat 23 Nov

£27.50–£38.50 / 02476 524524

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£25 / 02476 524524

An Evening with the Hairy Bikers

TV food broadcasters the Hairy Bikers (also known as Si King and Dave Myers) talk food, TV and more as they cook live on stage.

Thu 29 Oct 2020

£21.45–£43.45 / 02476 524524

Family Concert

Snow is dancing – and when winter arrives, classical music pulls on its coat and woollens, pours itself a mug of mulled wine, and dives straight into a world of frosty magic. In this tune-packed concert for the whole family, the Orchestra of the Swan wanders down a snowy lane with Tchaikovsky, dances in the pine forests…

Sat 7 Dec

£10–£22 / 02476 524524

Family Day

Our hugely popular Family Day returns this summer, and will feature FREE arts and craft workshops, sport activities and a delicious food and drink offer. Full details will be announced nearer the time so keep checking warwickfamilydays.co.uk

Sun 1 Dec

Free / 02476 524524

Foil, Arms and Hog

Surreal and energetic sketch comedy and stand-up from the Irish trio comprising Sean Finegan, Conor Mc Kenna and Sean Flanagan.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

£20 / 02476 524524

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.

Tue 19 Nov

£28 / 02476 524524

Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

Sat 25 Apr 2020

£23 / 02476 524524

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

  • 3 stars

The critically-acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland's Hate Thy Neighbour shares personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.

Sun 26 Jan 2020

£14.30 / 02476 524524

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£29.50 / 02476 524524

Thu 23 Apr 2020

£29.50 / 02476 524524

Tue 23 Jun 2020

£29.50 / 02476 524524

John Robins: Hot Shame

  • 4 stars

The comedian and 'London's saddest DJ' plumbs the hilarity to be found in even our bleakest moments.

Thu 14 Nov

£17.50 / 02476 524524

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

Sun 24 May 2020

£42.50 / 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…

Sat 7 Dec

£15.40 (£5.50) / 02476 524524

Kaleidoscope

Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one. Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam. Your reflection is staring back at you, wide eyed and full of hope. Mirrors, lights, colours and sounds. The world is your kaleidoscope.

Sun 17 Nov

£12 / 02476 524524

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Comedian Lenny Henry recounts his experiences of growing up in the Black Country and his experiences of racism.

Sun 17 Nov

£29.50–£32.50 / 02476 524524

Metropolitan Opera: Akhnaten

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

Sun 24 Nov

02476 524524

  • 18:00

Mi:lab

Interested in moving images and digital arts and looking for a place to enhance your existing skills and develop new ones? As part of Moving Image Lab (MI:Lab), explore and interpret a variety of sources while developing skills, including video capture, virtual reality, online apps and animation, amongst many others. The…

Wed 13 Nov

£70 / 02476 524524

  • 19:00

Wed 20 Nov

£70 / 02476 524524

Wed 27 Nov

£70 / 02476 524524

Wed 4 Dec

£70 / 02476 524524

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£27.50 / 02476 524524

NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A joyous adaptation of Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy, in which a feuding fairy King and Queen draw four young lovers and some other unsuspecting mortals into their dispute. Directed by Nicholas Hynter and starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania.

Mon 18 Nov

02476 524524

  • 19:30

The Nutcracker and I

***The Nutcracker and I*** by Alexandra Dariescu is a new and innovative live performance based on the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream. Dariescu inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist. She invites us to use our own imagination, to hope…

Sat 23 Nov

£15–£20 / 02476 524524

Sun 24 Nov

£15–£20 / 02476 524524

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. This heart-warming adaptation is full of merry touches with plenty of live music…

Sat 30 Nov

£17–£19 / 02476 524524

Sun 1 Dec

£17–£19 / 02476 524524

Sat 7 Dec

£17–£19 / 02476 524524

…and 10 more dates until 29 Dec

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Sat 21 Dec

£40.25 / 02476 524524

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape

Brutally honest comedy from the star of Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, A League Of Their Own and Judge Romesh.

Fri 15 Nov

£23 / 02476 524524

Sat 16 Nov

£23 / 02476 524524

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble's newest hour.

Wed 20 May 2020

£26 / 02476 524524

Self-Led Sculpture Trail

Every Saturday and selected dates in the school holidays, families are invited to pick up a specially designed Explorer backpack and embark on a self-led art and history trail around campus. The backpacks contain arts materials and binoculars amongst other things encouraging all explorers to get involved. Visit…

Fri 15 Nov

Free but ticketed / 02476 524524

Fri 22 Nov

Free but ticketed / 02476 524524

Fri 29 Nov

Free but ticketed / 02476 524524

…and 3 more dates until 20 Dec

Youth Theatre

Do you want to improve your drama skills? Would you like to perform at Warwick Arts Centre? The sessions cover a wide range of skills including text, improvisation, ensemble work, and of course lots of games, all based around a termly theme or stimulus. It also gives you the opportunity to increase confidence, make…

Sat 16 Nov

£5.50–£55 / 02476 524524

Sat 23 Nov

£5.50–£55 / 02476 524524

Sat 30 Nov

£5.50–£55 / 02476 524524

Sat 7 Dec

£5.50–£55 / 02476 524524

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