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Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre is the second largest arts centre in the UK and presents a mixed programme of contemporary arts within a complex at the University of Warwick in Coventry.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £489,278
  • 2013-2014: £500,531
  • 2014-2015: £513,545

Video feed

Time Lapse: Stage Extension for Peter Brook's Valley of Astonishment

Our Technical team set about transforming our theatre for Peter Brook's Valley of Astonishment, Wed 11 - Sat 14 Jun. http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/

#SonicGorilla

Sonic Gorilla is coming, chest-beating its way onto Warwick Arts Centre and the University of Warwick campus, bringing unexpected sounds to unexpected places. #SonicGorilla http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2014/sonic-gorilla/

Family Day - Sun 25 May 2014

Get ready for summer at Family Day, Sun 25 May 2014! www.warwickfamilydays.co.uk

Warwick Arts Centre Summer Season 2014

Now that the days are finally getting longer and brighter, it's time to launch our summer programme of events! From the rising stars to the well-established and much-loved, we have musicians, comedians, theatre, dance and visual art of the highest quality for you to enjoy. www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

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Made in China - Gym Party

Made in China - Gym Party Warwick Arts Centre Wed 23 & Thu 24 Apr 7.45pm A razor sharp and darkly comic exploration of our universal desire to win. Three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games, from the hilariously stupid to the arbitrary and downright heart-breaking. Chris, Jess and Ira fearlessly do whatever it takes to win -- to please you, the audience. They are also eager to share their stories, perspectives and awkward dances in between. Anarchic, thoughtful and ultimately moving, Gym Party speaks to anyone who frets about the state of the world and how we treat each other -- then gets distracted by a dumb celebrity tweet. www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Fortnight Teaser

Presented by Proto-type Theater, Fortnight is a unique, two-week long event taking place in and around Coventry city centre. The beauty of Fortnight is the surprises that lie in wait, and the opportunity to become part of a secret club of Coventrians, seeing the city in a new light as life continues around you. To register to take part, visit www.fortnightproject.com before Thu 13 Mar 2014.

Twelfth Night: Audience Reactions

Filter and The RSC present Twelfth Night Tue 25 Feb - Sat 1 Mar 2014 7.45pm (Thu matinee 1.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm) Warwick Arts Centre www.warwickartscentre.co.uk Two worlds collide in Filter's explosive new take on Shakespeare's lyrical Twelfth Night. Olivia's melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby's insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery. Orsino's relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio's extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion. This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare.

Warwick Fused III

Warwick Music Centre and the Lord Mayor of Coventry are proud to present Warwick Fused III -- an epic symphonic collaboration of instruments and voices from around the world. The diversity and talent of Warwick University's eclectic community will be celebrated through music-making in spectacular fashion. www.warwickfused3.co.uk

Fortnight

Orchestrated serendipity Something brilliant, beautiful and unique is coming to Coventry. Part theatrical magic, part philosophical treasure hunt, Fortnight is a thrilling experience for 200 people. If you live or work in CV1 -- CV7, you can be part of this special two week happening. You will receive daily invitations, via mobile phone, email and post, to visit secret sites across the city. Each location offers a brief encounter that illuminates the everyday. You don't have to go to each place, but you'll want to; Fortnight is infectious, irresistible and not to be missed. Come and experience your city through a fresh pair of eyes. To find out more and register to take part, please visit fortnightproject.com Please note registration must happen in advance of booking. Instructions will follow after registration. Registration closes on Thu 13 Mar and tickets must be purchased before 5pm.

Family Day - Sun 23 Feb 2014

Step into a land of fairy tales and stories at Warwick Arts Centre on Sun 23 Feb 10am - 5pm. Throughout the day you'll be spoilt for choice with a jam-packed programme of events and activities. There are live theatre shows on offer including: Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, family films, creative workshops, music and more. There'll also be free swimming with Warwick Sport and lots of food and drink offers available on the day. www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/series/family-day

Hofesh Shechter - Sun

Warwick Arts Centre Tue 4 & Wed 5 Feb 2014 7.45pm The world is perfect. From the darkness of Shechter's emotive and often angry world emerges a bright white light dancing out of the smoke and chaos. With an expanded company of 14 world-class dancers and an eclectic soundtrack featuring original music by Shechter, this new work follows the phenomenal success of Political Mother. www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Season's Greetings from Warwick Arts Centre!

Best wishes from everyone at Warwick Arts Centre.

Warwick Arts Centre Spring 2014 Trailer

Spring has sprung at Warwick Arts Centre! Our new programme of events for spring 2014 is now on sale. www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on

Beauty and the Beast

A magical sexual journey into real and fabled romance between beastly and beautiful characters, where roles are shared as love is declared. The shadow play, song, & dance in this multi-layered story will re-kindle your lust for life, and make you think about who loves who, and why they do. http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/theatre/beauty-and-the-beast-2013

Audience Reactions to Ciphers

Ciphers Tue 19 - Sat 23 Nov 2013 7.30pm warwickartscentre.co.uk Find out what our audience made of Dawn King's new play Ciphers on its first night at Warwick Arts Centre. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living? "Most of what she told me about herself is a cover story. She is a British Intelligence Officer. How far would she go to get information out of me? The answer is, quite far." Justine is found dead. Her sister Kerry sets out to find out what happened, and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. Dawn King's debut play Foxfinder was "thrillingly original" (Time Out), "a contender for new play of the year" (The Guardian) and a "spell-binding dystopian parable" (The Independent). Now, in Ciphers, she has written a smart and provocative thriller about spies, double agents, and the opaqueness of the human soul. "An ingenious thriller about spies, surveillance and doubleness, immaculately directed by Blanche McIntyre" Michael Billington, The Guardian "An intelligent and stylish evening that keeps you joining the dots" Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Nobulus - Out of the Shadow: Audience Reactions

Out of the Shadow is an extraordinary mix of breakdance, popping and locking, contemporary dance, acrobatics and ballet from international dance company Nobulus. Here's what our audience made of it! Wed 13 Nov 2013 7.30pm www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Room on the Broom at Warwick Arts Centre this Christmas!

Room on the Broom Sat 30 Nov - Sun 29 Dec 2013 www.warwickartscentre.co.uk Box Office: 024 7652 4524 A spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo! How the cat purred and how the witch grinned As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch's hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick's not meant for five and -- CRACK! -- it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? A magical, musical delight for children aged 3+ from Tall Stories.

Theatre-Rites - Bank On It

A trailer for Theatre-Rites's forthcoming site-specific, promenade theatre performance for families - set in a secret Coventry city centre location! Sat 19 & Sat 26 Oct, Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2013, tickets available at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk Come and explore the secrets of our very unusual bank. Step inside and you'll discover that something's not quite right in this extraordinary world of money. You'll meet some bemused bank customers on this interactive journey and, together, you'll search for the elusive Bank Manager. Why doesn't he want to let you in to his Bank and what is he keeping so safe? This exciting site-specific, promenade experience for children aged 5+ and their accompanying adults is fun, beautiful and thought provoking; exploring resources that money can and cannot buy. In a world where objects come to life and the unexpected is always happening, you may unearth the things you value the most. "Rich in humour and humanity" The Telegraph ★★★★ "A delightful, stunningly visually inventive show. Worth every penny" Time Out ★★★★ "engagingly performed by the cast, this is an astute, and often beautiful show" The Financial Times ★★★★ Renowned for creating extraordinary shows in everyday spaces, Theatre-Rites has enchanted families in the UK and beyond with beautifully crafted performances made for young people. Part of the This_Is_Tomorrow programme.

Autumn 2013 at Warwick Arts Centre

Autumn comes alive at Warwick Arts Centre, bursting at the seams with top-class live music, comedy, theatre, dance and family shows. This is for YOU! www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Backstage Tour

A whirlwind tour through the backstage area of our theatre and workshop, courtesy of Adam Cardew from our Technical Department.

Make it Reel 2013: The Symbol

A short film made as part of the Make it Reel film course 2013. The Symbol is a horror film that uses 'found footage' (from CCTV cameras and camcorders) to tell the story of three friends trapped in a school building overnight. Make it Reel is a week long film course for children aged 12 -15. Five days to make a five-minute film, in a five-person crew. That's the challenge. From that initial spark, right through to the world premiere, four films will be devised, scripted, storyboarded, rehearsed, shot, edited, soundtracked, mixed and mastered... all in a week -- phew! With daily screenings and discussion of some of the very best short films around, it's hard work, but a guaranteed good time.

Make it Reel: Stage Fright

A short film made as part of the Make it Reel film course 2013. Stage Fright is a horror film about an old, haunted theatre... Make it Reel is a week long film course for children aged 12 -15. Five days to make a five-minute film, in a five-person crew. That's the challenge. From that initial spark, right through to the world premiere, four films will be devised, scripted, storyboarded, rehearsed, shot, edited, soundtracked, mixed and mastered... all in a week -- phew! With daily screenings and discussion of some of the very best short films around, it's hard work, but a guaranteed good time.

Make it Reel 2013: Not to Blame

A short film made as part of the Make it Reel film course 2013. Not to Blame is a crime thriller about an innocent man falsely accused of murder. Make it Reel is a week long film course for children aged 12 -15. Five days to make a five-minute film, in a five-person crew. That's the challenge. From that initial spark, right through to the world premiere, four films will be devised, scripted, storyboarded, rehearsed, shot, edited, soundtracked, mixed and mastered... all in a week -- phew! With daily screenings and discussion of some of the very best short films around, it's hard work, but a guaranteed good time.

Make it Reel 2013: Death Of The Doughnut

A short film made as part of the Make it Reel film course 2013. Death of the Doughnut is a comedy about one man who finds himself on the run from the law following a cake-based accident. Make it Reel is a week long film course for children aged 12 -15. Five days to make a five-minute film, in a five-person crew. That's the challenge. From that initial spark, right through to the world premiere, four films will be devised, scripted, storyboarded, rehearsed, shot, edited, soundtracked, mixed and mastered... all in a week -- phew! With daily screenings and discussion of some of the very best short films around, it's hard work, but a guaranteed good time.

Make it Reel 2013: Change

A short film, made as part of the Make it Reel film course 2013. Change is the story of what happens when a twist of fate causes two very different people to swap lives. Make it Reel is a week long film course for children aged 12 -15. Five days to make a five-minute film, in a five-person crew. That's the challenge. From that initial spark, right through to the world premiere, four films will be devised, scripted, storyboarded, rehearsed, shot, edited, soundtracked, mixed and mastered... all in a week -- phew! With daily screenings and discussion of some of the very best short films around, it's hard work, but a guaranteed good time.

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Warwick Arts Centre
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7AL

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