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Frequently Asked Questions

We've listed some of the most frequently asked questions about the Festival of the Imagination below. If you have a question we haven’t answered please get in touch and a member of the team will get back to you. or 02746 150 585

Why do I have to pay for tickets to some of the events?
The Festival of the Imagination is a not-for-profit event, and features an education programme for local schools, as well as public events and activities. The Festival is subsidised by the University of Warwick. In order for us to offer the schools programme free of charge to participating schools, (benefiting nearly 900 local year 6 pupils), we will be charging a fee for tickets to some of the public events. The Festival will also feature a range of events that will be free to attend, in order that the Festival as a whole is accessible to all.
Is the Festival suitable for children?
Yes, we have a range of activities suitable for families. You can find more details here>>
Do I need a ticket to attend?
No, we have designed our festival to include a wide variety of drop in sessions and activities so you can just turn up. You can see all our activities here>>
Is there accommodation available on campus?
Accommodation is available on campus (subject to availability) and is provided through Warwick Conferences, details can be found here>>
We're able to offer alumni accommodation at Radcliffe during the Festival of the Imagination at a reduced rate. Find out more >>
Will the Festival still go ahead if the weather is bad?
Yes, most of our activities are located within the Arts Centre and many of our outdoor activities will take place undercover.
Will I be able to but food at the Festival?
Yes, as part of the Festival we will be having a Food Market offering a wide variety of food from across the globe, you can see more information here>>
Alternatively there several cafes and other eateries located in and around the Arts Centre.
What are the timings of the Festival?
Friday: 4pm-7pm
Saturday: 9.30am-7pm
Friday 4pm- 9.45pm
Saturday 10am-10.15pm
(Please note that these events require a ticket and are subject to availability)
How do I get to the Festival?
By Car: Approaching Coventry, simply follow brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre. Once on the University of Warwick campus, you will be directed to the nearest available car park. Our postcode for sat-nav is CV4 7AL.
By Train: Services run regularly from Birmingham, Leicester and London to Coventry. Coventry station is just a short taxi or bus ride away.
By Bus: Regular bus services from Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth stop outside the Sports Centre, two minutes’ walk from the Arts Centre. Traveline: 0871 200 2233