Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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One of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK, Warwick Arts Centre delivers a high quality, engaging, and diverse programme of performing and visual arts, concerts, films, festivals, education and learning activities, and special events - all presented in world-class venues and spaces. Since opening in 1974, the venue - at the heart of Coventry's University of Warwick campus - has been a distinctive and special place, an important resource for both the arts and audiences in the region, as well as a significant force in national and international arts networks. A recent transformation has seen the venue significantly expanded and upgraded, with a spacious new foyer, three state-of-the-art cinema screens, and a remodelled gallery.
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jaffacakes_yum
Kenilworth, UK58 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great show, Richard E Grant was brilliant.
Arts centre itself is very poorly run, we have now been numerous times and it is equally bad on all occasions.
Huge queues for poorly stocked bar. Warm wine and poor snacks.
At the interval pop up refreshments stands sell warm beer and wine and warm soft drinks. It is so amateur it's embarrassing for a multi million pound facility like this.
Written May 29, 2023
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Wendy R
1 contribution
May 2023
Fantastic evening in the Butterworth Hall for the Proclaimers. The atmosphere was great especially after one of the guitarists encouraged us all to get to our feet. We were rocking! Great evening. So great that Warwick Arts Centre attracts good bands. The only downside was the difficulty with paying the £1 car park fee as others have said.
Written May 20, 2023
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CovAaron
Coventry, UK118 contributions
Feb 2023
You'll find most comedians' comedy tour Coventry stops here. The venue has been renovated recently which is slightly bland inside but the Butterworth Hall, Theatre & Studio inside are nice & comfortable and great venues for comedy.

Parking is a little confusing but here's signs around to direct you to the short walk to the venue.
Written March 15, 2023
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John C
Oxford, UK31 contributions
Mar 2023
The theatre is good, once you find it, but the parking is a farse. We spent a quater of an hour in freezing conditions, attempting to pay a £1 fee. We, as did the people behind us, had to use two different mobile phones in order to complete the transaction. Surely a machine can collect £1 coins or if not have an honesty bucket inside the venue. No one is going to shirk paying a pound for parking.
Written March 13, 2023
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francis g
4 contributions
Feb 2023
It was our wedding anniversary so we booked to see Spirit of the Dance and thought a nice meal in the new benugo kitchen bar would be nice.Well looking at the menu prior to booking was dissapointing ,very limited we would have liked a nice ribeye or lemon dover sole but no, so we went to a proper restaurant ,and benugo were not at all pleased when i conveyed my comments to them about the menu. Spirit of the Dance was Fantastic ,but I have to agree with other comments that the old restaurant and set up were so much better.I agree that the staff were very good I certainly needed assistance paying car park exit fee. I won't mention that i found the seats uncomfortable you might think me an old moaning git.
Written February 24, 2023
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Cathy A
1 contribution
Jan 2023
We have been regulars at Warwick Arts for c. 20 years, it was a go to venue as a couple and with friends for so many great comedy gigs, concerts, films, plus the cafe catering in the lobby, and various restaurants which came and went, were also reasonable offerings and usually busy, however we were looking forward to the new refurb'd venue with anticipation. This was the 2nd time we'd been since the redevelopment.

Since when: Parking is now a significant distance away across campus near to the sports centre as the Arts Centre multi-storey has gone (what about anyone older or less able?). The Apcoa parking app is anything but user-friendly (we use RingGo etc regularly) - was told however you can pay at pay stations by the Arts Centre, no signage, not made clear.

The Venue is now utterly soulless, clinical (think cryogenic lab!), no vibe (others have said the same) - and the cinema (Screen 3) was cold, everyone kept their coats on. Mind you, there were only a handful of us in there for a top billing film and the prices have shot up, uncompetitive.

The Benugo catering offering is disappointing and the only option - we came out of the film at 7.45pm, asked politely for a table, were immediately informed we only had a few minutes to place an order and they closed at 9pm, no welcome. She pointed us towards a table which was crowded out by another larger group, we asked to sit at an empty table next to it where there was space but were told it hadn't been cleaned so No......we left and ate out in Kenilworth.

And someone needs to get a grip of the website, really unintuitive, especially via smartphone.

What a missed opportunity - the new ££££'s Warwick Arts is a dud and has gone from a 'go to' to a 'last resort' venue.
Written January 31, 2023
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paul d
Leicester, UK157 contributions
Nov 2022
Excellent auditorium and seating arrangements . Well organised staff , all knew what they were doing and kept things moving smoothly. Easy access in and out.
Written December 10, 2022
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nicksig
York, United Kingdom65 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
I liked the old Arts Centre as it was with its nice little cafe as you walked through and in the old days the Entertainer restaurant. Tried the new Benugo and it was simply awful. Expensive, bland food and shocking service from staff that really didn’t seem to care. I waited over 30 mins for a second-rate and the restaurant wasn’t even a quarter full. And the rest of the Arts Centre was empty. Soulless I’m afraid
Written December 8, 2022
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cath53
Coventry, UK86 contributions
Oct 2022
I’ve been to the Warwick Arts many times over the years but probably not since before lockdown. I went the other Friday night to see tennis star Sue Barker. I thought I knew the best place to park - a multi-storey near the centre or another car park opposite. Well, the university has clearly changed a lot! I arrived at the site about 25 mins early but it was a dark and rainy Friday night, the signage was APPALLING so I managed to get totally lost. I had checked out the website before that said the closest parking was at the sports centre across the road so I headed that way. Again NO signs and I pulled into an enormous empty car park with no idea how close I was. There were a few of us all heading to the same Sue Barker talk, we were all none the wiser where the centre was and how to pay at the car park. Passing students weren’t much help. Eventually someone realised we were at the wrong end of the car park so I jumped back in the car, zoomed up the other end and then realised it was a 10-15min walk to the Arts Centre - which I ended up looking up on Google maps to see where I was. Again, I’ve been to this venue several times, goodness knows how new visitors would get on!
I made it to the event - thankfully they didn’t start dead on 7.30 as despite arriving onsite about 7.05, it was 7.45 before I collapsed in a sweaty heap in my seat!
The centre is very nice, clearly had a refit but IMPROVE YOUR SIGNAGE. Not everyone who goes here works/studies at the university!
Written November 13, 2022
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Cousin jack
8 contributions
Oct 2022
The Arts Centre website is one of the worst I have come across. Almost impossible to see what films are coming during the next few weeks. I can’t believe it was ever tested by users before being implemented.
Written November 2, 2022
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