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University Pay by Mobile: Temporary reduction in parking charges

From the 19th April - 30th June, the Full Day tariff between Monday - Friday for the University’s Pay By Mobile service will be at the reduced rate of £3.50. More information about car parking can be found on an ongoing basis on the Car Parking webpages.


An exciting update about Warwick Arts Centre

Newly unveiled artist's impressions of Warwick Art's Centre's development, plans to reopen and summer programme.


Pollen Bomb gifted to the University Art Collection for all to enjoy

An exciting addition to the University of Warwick’s sculpture collection has arrived on campus; Pollen Bomb by Joanne Risley - thanks to the generous support of award winning producer, director and Alumnus of the University, Lawrence Till.

Pollen Bomb joins the diverse range of sculptures available to enjoy and experience throughout Warwick’s central campus, which includes works by Richard Deacon, Atsuo Okamoto, David Nash, Laura Ellen Bacon, which was recently featured on the BBC’s Countryfile, and until October 2020 works by Jake and Dinos Chapman.

Mon 25 Nov 2019, 14:56 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre feature-02 hp-newsfeed

Doreen Foster appointed new Director of Warwick Arts Centre

Doreen Foster has been announced as the next Director of Warwick Arts Centre. She is currently Deputy Director of the Black Cultural Archives and, before that, chief executive of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham.

Thu 26 Jul 2018, 09:43 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, hp-newsfeed

Summer holiday activities 2018

Looking for activities for children over the summer holidays? Check out at what's on offer on campus.

Wed 20 Jun 2018, 13:36 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick Sport, hp-newsfeed

See what Summer will bring to the Warwick Arts Centre

See what's planned from May onwards and watch the new season trailer.

Mon 19 Mar 2018, 08:51 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Family

Christmas lectures go off with a bang!

Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.

Mind boggling optical illusions, giant glow sticks, drill-powered umbrellas, and hundreds of bubbles also featured in the interactive shows.

Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:25 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre feature-01 Schools Family

University of Warwick launches the freeflow Festival

To celebrate a new partnership with The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, the University of Warwick has launched the freeflow Festival.

Taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2017, the freeflow Festival is a day packed full of events across campus featuring some of the best names in the literary world including Owen Sheers, Sarah Moss, Natalie Haynes, and Jess Green. In addition, fresh from the Glastonbury stage and a five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the poets, rappers, musicians and storytellers - Tongue Fu – will perform at The Assembly in Leamington Spa.


Garfield Weston Foundation award £250k for Warwick Arts Centre expansion

The University of Warwick has been awarded £250,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to support the expansion and upgrade of the Warwick Arts Centre, as part of its 20:20 project.

Thu 14 Sep 2017, 10:28 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, hp-newsfeed

University of Warwick students take Kenilworth Arts Festival into second season

The Kenilworth Arts Festival will return this month bringing a host of award-winning musicians, best-selling authors and outstanding emerging talent to the town.

The new look festival, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Warwick post-graduate students Lewis Smith and Charlotte Thomas. It runs from 17 – 23 September with events taking place in a range of exciting and intimate venues around Kenilworth.


Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary theatre build begins

Construction work has begun on Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary theatre – The Goose Nest – this week (14th August 2017).

The new 280 seater auditorium will be open for nine months, from October 2017 – June 2018, whilst Warwick Arts Centre’s Theatre and Studio spaces are refreshed and renovated as part of the venue’s 20:20 project. The three year development will see the venue go through some major changes and improvements to the building, parts of which date back to 1974.

Tue 15 Aug 2017, 16:50 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Campus development

Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary Theatre Gets Cracking New Name

Warwick Arts Centre has named its new 280 seater temporary theatre, ‘The Goose Nest’ following a student vote lead by the Creative Warwick team at Warwick Students’ Union.

Tue 18 Jul 2017, 14:49 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Campus development

Summer holiday activities 2017

Looking for activities for children over the summer holidays? Check out at what's on offer on campus.

We offer a general scheme for ages 5-14, specialist sports camps or week long themed activites at Warwick Arts Centre.

Thu 22 Jun 2017, 13:46 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick Sport, Schools, Family

Lust, love and lies; Warwick to broadcast live open air opera

World-class opera performances will be broadcast live and free of charge for the University community and members of the public at the University of Warwick this summer. They will be beamed live from the Royal Opera House in London directly to the Big Screen on the main campus piazza on Tuesday 4 July (La traviata) and Friday 14 July (Turandot).

The first screening is La traviata on Tuesday 4 July, followed by Turandot, which includes the world-famous aria “Nessun Dorma” on Friday 14 July. The live broadcasts feature exclusive backstage footage and competitions, all adding to these special events in Warwick’s summer social calendar.


University of Warwick public sculpture wins prestigious Marsh Award

A sculpture on the University of Warwick campus by one of Britain’s greatest living artists has been awarded the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association’s (PMSA) Marsh Award forexcellence in public sculpture 2016.

Entitled ‘Habitat’ the artwork by David Nash OBE RA was installed in Diamond Wood on the university campus to mark the University’s 50th anniversary last year.

Tue 29 Nov 2016, 09:46 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, hp-newsfeed

University shortlisted for six Tourism and Culture awards

The Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture awards are of real significance for our region, which boasts a phenomenal amount of world class assets for visitors to the area and locals alike to enjoy - and we've been shortlisted in six categories.

The winners will be announced at the Ricoh Arena on 22 September. Get involved on Twitter using #cwtca2016.


Discover Caribbean past and present at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry

The ‘Embodied Islands’ exhibition of Caribbean photography organised and curated by the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick will be on show in the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from 3rd to 28th October.

Tue 06 Sep 2016, 08:34 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Sun Screen - Family-friendly films set to shine this summer

Join us at Warwick Arts Centre for a programme of family friendly films set to shine this summer with The BFG, Finding Dory and Swallows and Amazons and Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There.

Thu 23 Jun 2016, 15:15 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Summer Holiday Schemes 2016

Looking for activities for children over the spring holidays? Check out what's on offer on campus.

Mon 13 Jun 2016, 11:15 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

New network with 1.2 million audience brings together UK’s university based arts venues

A consortium of university-based centres with a combined annual audience of over 1.2 million people has been launched to share best practise and offer opportunities for collaboration.

Mon 23 May 2016, 14:36 | Tags: Community National Warwick Arts Centre

Coventry Fostering Families Have a Big Day Out

Saturday April 23rd saw hundreds of Coventry City Council’s fostering families and staff come together to have a packed day of fun for all the family at the University of Warwick. Coventry Foster Carers Association worked together with the University of Warwick and Coventry City Council and others to provide fostering families with a day packed full of family events.

Fri 29 Apr 2016, 09:08 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Get involved in the curation of our new exhibition at Warwick Arts Centre

A Journey with The Waste Land is a unique and exciting opportunity for visitors to be involved in the curation of an exhibition responding to T. S. Eliot’s great poem. This exhibition, organised to coincide with the centenary of the end of World War I, will premiere at Turner Contemporary in Margate. From Margate, it will tour to Leeds Art Gallery and, in 2018, to the Mead Gallery. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance through the Box Office.

Mon 25 Apr 2016, 08:55 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Godiva Gathers region’s artists and leaders to back City of Culture bid

Imagineer’s 20ft tall mechanical Godiva symbolically welcomed the region’s business and civic leaders to a special event at the University of Warwick’s Warwick Business School.

Wed 23 Mar 2016, 09:18 | Tags: Community Region Warwick Arts Centre

Summer shines at Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre are excited to launch a brand new season of breath-taking live performance, big name acts and fun for all the family.

Tue 22 Mar 2016, 16:14 | Tags: Community Region Warwick Arts Centre

South Leamington schools take their first steps towards hosting their own children’s arts festival with The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Working with Warwick District Council and Arts Connect, Warwick Arts Centre are helping school children, their parents and teachers build their own community arts festival in July 2017. The Arts Centre is arranging for children to see new artistic work and work with artists so that they can make their own new work for their festival, but they’ll also be programming professional work, and marketing and delivering the whole event. Schools, business and community groups can all get involved in the project too, and the idea is that this becomes an embedded community event that will continue once our involvement with the project is over.

Tue 26 Jan 2016, 16:55 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick’s post-war public art protected

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today listed 41 post-war public sculptures across the country including University of Warwick’s 3B Series 1 Sculpture, in Rootes Building courtyard, on main campus in Coventry.

Mon 25 Jan 2016, 11:00 | Tags: Public Engagement, Warwick Arts Centre

50@50: A special series of blog posts

Over the course of the last year we’ve heard from staff, students and alumni in the 50@50 blog series, sharing their take on life at Warwick. Catch up on recent posts as the 50th project team look back over our anniversary year, including their best moments – and the most challenging!


10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues from Warwick Arts Centre's New Spring Season

Warwick Arts Centre has launched its brand new Spring season, packed with comedy, family shows,theatre and more.

Mon 04 Jan 2016, 10:30 | Tags: Region Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre this Christmas

The Warwick Christmas Lectures are once again back at Warwick Arts Centre with fantastic new ideas, explosions, experiments and answers to questions taxing the University of Warwick’s finest minds. Tickets are still available for these spectacular session and are just £3.50 or free for schools (suitable for ages 8+).

Tue 01 Dec 2015, 10:33 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region Warwick Arts Centre

The Gruffalo’s Child heads through the deep dark wood to Warwick Arts Centre this Christmas

Tall Stories, the internationally acclaimed theatre company behind The Gruffalo returns to Warwick Arts Centre from Thu 26 Nov 2015 –Sun 3 Jan 2016, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s captivating sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation of The Gruffalo’s Child. There’ll be songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their families.

Mon 23 Nov 2015, 14:59 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Family Weekend - Going on a Journey Sat 28 & Sun 29 November

We're going on a journey this winter and invite you to join us for two fun-filled days of family entertainment, arts, sport activities and delicious food at the University of Warwick.

Thu 19 Nov 2015, 14:51 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre Warwick Sport

University of Warwick Takes Part in One Big Thing

On Wednesday 21st October the University of Warwick took part in the One Big Thing initiative. It is designed to encourage individuals to participate in 30 minutes of physical activity at some point during the day, to promote the benefits of a healthier and more active lifestyle.


Bite Size Festival returns to the Warwick Arts Centre

Bite Size Festival returns to the Warwick Art’s Centre on Saturday 7 November, giving you the opportunity to explore and sample a range of great theatre all in one place on one day. The day boasts finished productions, sessions with works still in progress, readings and excerpts from a wide repertoire.

Thu 15 Oct 2015, 11:47 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Making It exhibition examines the time when Antony Gormley, Julian Opie, Anish Kapoor and David Nash made their name

The first ever major retrospective of sculpture in Britain during the 1980s will open at the Mead Gallery at the University of Warwick this October. Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986 examines an exciting time in contemporary art history: a ten - year period in which a new generation of artists brought a fresh approach to the making of sculpture.

Mon 12 Oct 2015, 09:32 | Tags: Community Region Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre’s Autumn Programme Released and Underway

380 shows, 3 months, 1 venue: Warwick Arts Centre offers a programme filled to bursting this autumn.

Thu 08 Oct 2015, 10:00 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

FREE Music Centre lunchtime concerts are back

The Music Centre at the University of Warwick has released its programme for its free series of lunchtime concerts.

Tue 06 Oct 2015, 11:56 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Double Success at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards

Warwick Arts Centre has won two awards at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards at a ceremony held at the Ricoh Arena on Thursday 24 September.

Wed 30 Sep 2015, 13:44 | Tags: Region Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick to broadcast The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet live on Big Screen

The greatest love story of all, Romeo and Juliet, will be beamed to The Piazza at The University of Warwick live and free of charge for members of the public on Tuesday (22 September).

Tue 15 Sep 2015, 15:52 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Festival of Music - win tickets!

The Warwick Music Festival will be a three-day festival of music and entertainment in and around Warwick Arts Centre from 21 - 23 May 2015. Structured around three ticketed evening concerts in the Butterworth Hall, there will also be free music and events in other venues and outdoor spaces. The festival will include ticketed performances from the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, Django Django and Joan Armatrading and will conclude with a firework display over the Piazza on Saturday 23 May.

Fri 24 Apr 2015, 11:23 | Tags: Community Public Engagement Region Warwick Arts Centre

Seeing Shakespeare Through Each Others’ Eyes

As the climax of the season Seeing Shakespeare Through Each Others’ Eyes, you are invited to attend a round table discussion asking – do we need a Multicultural Shakespeare?

Fri 10 Apr 2015, 09:36 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre

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