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.

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There are 34 events at this location

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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Sun 12 Mar 2017

Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.

An Audience With Simon King: Nature Watch

The naturalist, broadcaster and author discusses his work in the field with otters, kingfishers, deer, foxes and other wildlife.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Brian May and Kerry Ellis

The guitarist of Queen and the singer perform a selection of rock and pop songs in aid of the Born Free Foundation.

Sat 17 Dec

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

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Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

Dillie Keane

The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.

Fri 17 Mar 2017

£20.50 / 02476 524524

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Thu 5 Oct 2017

Sun 26 Nov 2017

The Human Document

A fascinating exhibition of images taken in America between 1935-1944. These Depression-era works by photographers including Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein are shown alongside works by contemporary artists including Richard Billingham, Paul Graham, Sunil Gupta, Chris Killip, Susan Lipper and Eileen…

Sat 10 Dec

Mead Gallery

Free / 02476 524524

Jim Moray

Traditional folk by the singer multi-instrumentalist and record producer from Macclesfield.

Sat 21 Jan 2017


£16; £11 under 26s / 02476 524524

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Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

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

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Fri 5 May 2017

Sat 6 May 2017

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Wed 17 May 2017

Josie Long: Something Better

The politically astute Sidcup-born comedian, who took part in the Channel 4 show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, waxes lyrical about optimism, hopefulness and the giddy joys of surrounding yourself with people you can look up to.

Wed 15 Feb 2017

£15 (£11) / 02476 524524

Kenilworth Gang Show 2017

Kenilworth Scout & Guide Gang Show 2017 (Unfortunately we are unable to sell Wheelchair seats online, if you have any requirements please contact us on 07494 538000)

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Fri 13 Jan 2017

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KT Tunstall

The feisty Scottish singer-songwriter with a Brit, Ivor Novello and Scottish Style Award under her musical belt returns with new material. Tunstall released her fifth studio album, KIN, in September 2016, after a break from the bright lights of performing. Singles from the album include 'Evil Eye' and 'Hard Girls'.

Sat 27 May 2017

£17.50–£35 / 02476 524524

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Milton Jones

Slightly neurotic and deadpan one-liners littered with puns from the surreal stand-up and Sony Award-winning radio star.

Sat 28 Oct 2017

£26 / 02476 524524

Nicola Benedetti

The acclaimed UK violinist performs Ravel's only piano trio and Brahms's Trio In B.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

£5–£40 / 02476 524524

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Sat 13 May 2017

£24 / 02476 524524

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Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

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

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Ruby Turner

Veteran soul singer-songwriter.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

£22 / 02476 524524

Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

Sun 18 Dec

£23.50 / 02476 524524

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

  • 3 stars

As a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain, Shappi's offering up a love letter to her country.

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The Shires

New country duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.

Tue 25 Apr 2017

£20–£32.50 / 02476 524524

Shirley Collins

The legendary folk singer performs in accompaniment to her album Lodestar.

Sat 6 May 2017

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 02476 524524

St Matthew Passion With Ian Bostridge

The international star and period instrumentalists and singers of Armonico Consort to bring Bach's masterpiece to life.

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Stephen K Amos: World Famous

Amos, now a well-known face on that there telly, present his latest show of well-spoken funnies.

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

The deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns with another panoply of caustic observations in his first full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.

Thu 4 May 2017

Butterworth Hall

£25 / 02476 524524

Thu 11 May 2017

Butterworth Hall

£25 / 02476 524524

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre use puppetry, live music and songs to present Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book about a stick man trying to get back to the family tree.

Sat 10 Dec

£14 (£12) / 02476 524524

Sun 11 Dec

£14 (£12) / 02476 524524

Mon 12 Dec

£14 (£12) / 02476 524524

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec


  • Written by: Luke Cresswell (adapt)

Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell's percussion-based show, which took centre stage at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, features contemporary music, energetic routines and choreography that use the detritus and clutter of everyday life.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Butterworth Hall

£18–£42 / 02476 524524

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Butterworth Hall

£18–£42 / 02476 524524

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Butterworth Hall

£18–£42 / 02476 524524

…and 2 more dates until 4 Feb 2017

Sue Perkins: Spectacles

The bespectacled half of Great British Bake-Off duo Mel and Sue goes solo with her new book Spectacles.

Wed 8 Mar 2017

Butterworth Hall

£25.50 (£23.50) / 02476 524524

This Is An Irish Dance

A duet by dancer Jean Butler in collaboration with Belfast-based cellist, Neil Martin, exploring the relationship between music and movement, and male and female.

Thu 26 Jan 2017


£15; £10 under 26s (£13) / 02476 524524

Fri 27 Jan 2017


£15; £10 under 26s (£13) / 02476 524524

Sat 28 Jan 2017


£15; £10 under 26s (£13) / 02476 524524

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