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For the local community

Warwick Arts Centre Family DayThe University of Warwick is both globally and locally focused. We believe that these are not conflicting aims. Indeed, quite the opposite. We're committed to ensuring our local communities share the benefits of our international reputation, global connections and world-class facilities.

Find out about events open to our local community here.

Or browse through the links below to find other opportunities available for you.

Visit Us

Campus map

Whether it's your first or 100th visit, find out more about visiting campus and how to get here with our campus maps, travel advice, parking information and public transport information.

Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre

One of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK, delivering a high quality, engaging, diverse programme of cinema, performing and visual arts, presented in world-class venues and spaces at the heart of campus.

Warwick Sport

Warwick Sport

Warwick Sport facilities include a swimming pool, classes and courses, a state-of-the-art tennis centre, an indoor climbing centre and a range of holiday activies for children. Pay for one session or find out about membership.

Cafes, bars and restaurants

Fusion food

Why not visit one of our cafes, bars and retaurants on campus. You'll find a great range of international food including Middle Eastern and Asian and, of course, a selection of tempting British cakes.

Campus Walks


Our 290 hectare campus and surrounding area offers a lovely environment for a short stroll or a longer adventure. Find out more about two suggested routes: around our lakes or through the Warwickshire countryside.

Market Dates

Market Day

During term time, we host a vibrant mix of stall holders selling mouth-watering street food and fresh, local produce. Students, staff and the local community are all invited to come and soak up the atmosphere.

Family Arts and Crafts

Stamp It

Warwick Arts Centre regularly run free creative activities for families. Collect a stamp when you complete an activity and unlock exclusive discounts. Activities and discounts change throughout the year.

Mead Creative Space

Creative Learning

Our Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre provides free arts activities throughout the year in our dedicated Creative Space. Activities change throughout the year depending on what's on at Warwick Arts Centre.

Sculpture Trail

Sculpture Trail

Take the Sculpture Trail challenge at Warwick Arts Centre! There’s no need to book, simply download our FREE family activity packs and explore the University campus. It’s suitable for all ages and everyone is welcome.

Centre for Lifelong Learning


Are you looking to return to study? Perhaps you're looking to discover new interests, new skills, new knowledge or to study for a professional qualification that could expand your career opportunities and open new doors.



Members of the public can access our Library for reference. Find out more about how to arrange a one-off visit or how to apply for free reference-only membership and consult our collections.

Schools outreach


The Widening Participation and Outreach team work with young people between the ages of 9 and 19 to enhance access to higher education for all those who aspire to study at university, regardless of background.

Students' Union

Students Union

The Students' Union includes a a deli (The Bread Oven), a tea room (Curiositea), a bar (The Terrace Bar), a nightclub hosting live music (The Copper Rooms), a restaurant (Canopy) and The Dirty Duck eatery).

WMG Academy

WMG Academy

WMG Academies, in Coventry and Solihull, offer project based learning for 14-19 year olds with a challenging and exciting curriculum to help pupils progress into higher or further education or employment.