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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Alison Moyet

The soul, blues and pop singer-songwriter performs in support of her album Other.

Fri 24 Nov

£27.50–£54.45 / 02476 524524

Alison Moyet

The much loved Yazoo chanteuse with the big smokey voice tours her latest album the minutes.

Fri 24 Nov

£25–£49.50 / 02476 524524

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.

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Thu 27 Apr

Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z

One half of the satirical podcast The Bugle is back with a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy.

Sat 6 May

£13 / 02476 524524

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

The comedian presents his highly anticipated debut show where he talks about how he was mistaken for a 'Muslim Only cake shop' and became a prime target for the far right.

Sun 7 May

£13 / 02476 524524

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ang Lee
  • Cast: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Billy (Alwyn) is a teenage soldier who arrives back in Texas after a heroic tour of duty in Iraq, to find that he and his squad are celebrities. It looks pin-sharp, having been shot with a uniquely high frame rate, but despite some strong performances it’s let down by its unimaginative depiction of PTSD.

Courtney Pine

Contemporary jazz saxophonist.

Sun 23 Apr

Butterworth Hall

£21.50 / 02476 524524

Denial

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mick Jackson
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) is a historian and lecturer who faces a libel suit after she derides controversial author David Irving (Spall) for his views on the Holocaust. This dramatisation of a 1996 court case has some compelling stretches, but Hare’s script lacks insight and it’s little more than a dry reconstruction of…

Fri 24 Mar

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English Touring Opera: Patience

Gilbert and Sullivan's light comic opera pokes fun at the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and the eccentric affectations of figures like Oscar Wilde and his admirers.

Mon 8 May

£13–£31 / 02476 524524

English Touring Opera: Tosca

Puccini's political thriller is presented by English Touring Opera.

Tue 9 May

£13–£31 / 02476 524524

Fences

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Troy (Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a…

Fri 24 Mar

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Tue 28 Mar

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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.

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Sat 20 May

Butterworth Hall

£18.50 / 02476 524524

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Sun 5 Nov

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Sat 4 Nov

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

Sat 6 May

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

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

£17.50–£35 / 02476 524524

Lau

Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle), Kris Drever (guitar and vocals) and Martin Green (accordion) drawing together traditional music from Orkney, west Scotland and the north-east of England.

Sat 18 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 02476 524524

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Sat 3 Jun

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…

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Wed 18 Oct

£35–£40 / 02476 524524

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux doesn't simply interpret songs, she possesses them…and vice versa. Madeleine Peyroux is either an old soul or was "born with it" (depending on one's theory about the flashpoint of artistry); that became apparent in 1996, with the release of her debut album, Dreamland, a remarkably knowing work in…

Fri 26 May

£32.50–£41.25 / 02476 524524

Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine.

Sat 25 Mar

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sat 28 Oct

My Country - A Work In Progress

  • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • Written by: Carol Ann Duffy

Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, collaborates with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on a provocative performance, which uses the exact words of interviews taken in the days after the EU referendum with people around the country. Starring Seema Bowri, Cavan Clarke, Adam Ewan and Laura Elphinstone.

Thu 25 May

£15–£20; £10 under 26s (£13–£18) / 02476 524524

Fri 26 May

£15–£20; £10 under 26s (£13–£18) / 02476 524524

Sat 27 May

£15–£20; £10 under 26s (£13–£18) / 02476 524524

Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night

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

Sat 13 May

Butterworth Hall

£24 / 02476 524524

Out Of This World

Psychological thriller meets medical drama in an action-packed multimedia performance from acclaimed writer and director, Mark Murphy.

Tue 25 Apr

£17–£19; £12 under 26s / 02476 524524

Wed 26 Apr

£17–£19; £12 under 26s / 02476 524524

Race Horse Company: Super Sunday

Euphoric circus performance from the Finnish company, featuring seven male performers who perform death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping tricks and daredevil acrobatics.

Tue 23 May

£14–£16; £10 under 26s (£12–£14) / 02476 524524

Wed 24 May

£14–£16; £10 under 26s (£12–£14) / 02476 524524

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

Rob Auton: The Sleep Show

  • 3 stars

A show about sleep from the York-born stand-up.

Sun 23 Apr

Studio

£13 / 02476 524524

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Tue 9 May

Wed 4 Oct

The Shires

New country duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.

Tue 25 Apr

£22–£35.75 / 02476 524524

Shirley Collins

The long-established folk singer from Hastings performs in accompaniment to her album Lodestar.

Sat 29 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £25.50 / 02476 524524

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

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

Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What?

Stand-up from the affable comedian.

Sweet Dreams

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marco Bellocchio
  • Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Emmanuelle Devos,
  • UK release: 24 February 2017

Massimo (Mastandrea) is a successful journalist whose life has been permanently darkened by the loss of his beloved mother when he was nine. Beautiful yet sentimental drama from veteran director, with Mastandrea well cast and warm performances from Devos and especially Bejo, but it never quite becomes the sum of its parts.

Wed 29 Mar

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Thu 30 Mar

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Tez Ilyas: Made in Britain

Tez presents the follow-up to his debut hour Tez Talks.

Sun 21 May

Studio

£13 / 02476 524524

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr about the tea-sipping tiger who appears at Sophie and her Mummy's door unexpectedly one evening. Expect chaos, sing-a-long songs and magic in this stunning stage adaptation.

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