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Touring Suitcase Diaries: The Fear of Fear 

24 Sep 18

The summer holidays are over, but there’s still time to pack a suitcase… especially if you’re going on a spooky adventure! We asked Stephanie Ridings, the writer and star of The Fear of Fear a few questions about what goes into her case when …


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balletLORENT Community Casting Call 

18 Sep 18

Multi-award-winning dance company balletLORENT is looking for five older people aged 70+ years to take part in its latest fairytale show, Rumpelstiltskin.


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Our Autumn Season is here! 

22 Aug 18

Warwick Arts Centre presents an Autumn Season full of breath-taking performances with heart-warming theatre and dance, fun for all the family and an exciting array of big name entertainment.


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Staff Review: The Canterville Ghost 

14 Aug 18

Venturing to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is always an excellent opportunity to see a huge range of theatre, comedy and a little bit of everything else.


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New Director of Warwick Arts Centre 

25 Jul 18

Doreen Foster has been announced as the next Director of Warwick Arts Centre.


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Youth Theatre Showcase 

13 Jul 18

It has been another successful term for Warwick Arts Centre’s Youth Theatre , culminating in a big summer showcase for family and friends to see the results of all of the hard work the young people have put in to their sessions! To finish off this …


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MI:Lab Sharing Event 

13 Jul 18

It has been an exciting first term for MI:Lab and last week, family and friends were treated to the results of all of the hard work the young people have put in to their sessions! In an end of term sharing event, the MI:Lab students’ got the chance…


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Student Ambassador Review: The Boy Downstairs 

10 Jul 18

Boys meets Girl.


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Staff Review: The Boy Downstairs 

10 Jul 18

Boys meets Girl.


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Warwick students and alumni take the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 by storm 

9 Jul 18

“What is it about Warwick?”, asked a Guardian article on some of the best theatre pieces of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.


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Student Ambassador Review: If… 

4 Jul 18

Set in a late-sixties British boarding school, this film follows Mick Travis ( Malcolm McDowell ) and his chums in a nasty game of one-upmanship against the whips.


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Your Big Night Out – Autumn 2018 

2 Jul 18

Take a look at some of the exciting events from our upcoming Autumn season.


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Lunar Festival returns: a multi-art event in the rolling hills of Warwickshire 

21 Jun 18

Lunar is a Music and Arts Festival set on the beautiful Umberslade Farm Park in the rolling hills of Warwickshire.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Seventh Seal 

20 Jun 18

A knight returning from the Crusades ( Max von Sydow ), encounters Death on a desolate beach, and challenges him to a game of chess, to avoid or at least delay his ineluctable fate.


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John Piper Exhibition: John Piper in the West Midlands Part 3 

14 Jun 18

To coincide with Mead Gallery’s John Piper exhibition , which includes several works associated with Coventry, we step out of the gallery to take a look at some of Piper’s lesser known excursions into the West Midlands.


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Student Ambassador Review: Wild Strawberries 

14 Jun 18

Isak Borg (played by Victor Sjöström ) is an old retired doctor.


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John Piper Zine 

14 Jun 18

Warwick Arts Centre’s Student Ambassadors have produced a zine, inspired by the Mead Gallery’s current John Piper exhibition and a visit to Coventry Cathedral to see Piper’s Baptistry Window and to explore the wider building and the surrounding…


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Student Ambassador Review: Summer with Monika 

31 May 18

Summer with Monika came out in 1953, and is considered amongst Ingmar Bergman’s most well-known pictures.


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John Piper Exhibition: John Piper in the West Midlands Part 1 

30 May 18

To coincide with Mead Gallery’s John Piper exhibition , which includes several works associated with Coventry, we step out of the gallery to take a look at some of Piper’s lesser known excursions into the West Midlands.


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“Loving my forties!” In conversation with Angela Barnes 

30 May 18

Comedian Angela Barnes talks to Veronica Lee about her new show, Fortitude, how she got into comedy, and what it’s like to be part of the Peter Pan generation.


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Warwick Arts Centre & China Plate present David Edgar’s Trying It On 

25 May 18

Warwick Arts Centre China Plate present Trying It On Written and performed by David Edgar | Directed by Christopher Haydon In the year of his 70th birthday, playwright David Edgar performs a solo show considering the legacy of the events of 1968 and…


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An Interview with Fiona Venebles, Mead Gallery’s Deputy Curator 

23 May 18

John Piper was one of the most significant British artists of the 20th century; his work has strong ties to the city of Coventry , which he visited the day after the 1940 Blitz and for whose cathedral he designed a stunning baptistery window .


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Family Day promises adventure in The Great Outdoors 

22 May 18

We invite you to explore The Great Outdoors at our next Family Day on Sun 10 Jun, 10am – 5pm.


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Concert Series for 2018/19 announced! 

17 May 18

We are delighted to announce our Concert Series for 2018-2019 .


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Warwick Arts Centre recruits for a new Director 

10 May 18

Job Opportunities Director We are looking for a Director for Warwick Arts Centre – an outstanding cultural leader with artistic credibility, commercial acumen, and connectivity.


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Student Ambassador Review: Isle of Dogs 

3 May 18

In reaction to the recent canine flu epidemic in Megasaki, Japan, Mayor Kobayashi, along with his inner circle, decides to send all dogs to ‘trash island’, a place for them to die in slowly.


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Wilde Tales and Gruesome Ghosts this Christmas! 

2 May 18

We may still be waiting for the Summer weather, but we’re thrilled to announce that our magical Christmas season is back, and this time we’re bringing you not one fantastic show, but two! Tall Stories , the Olivier-nominated producers of The …


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John Piper Exhibition: Artist’s Coventry links celebrated 

1 May 18

A major exhibition exploring the early career of British artist John Piper (1903-1992) has opened at Coventry’s Mead Gallery .


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Student Ambassador Review: Coventry Cathedral 

1 May 18

Inspired by the Mead Gallery’s current John Piper exhibition , our Student Ambassadors visited Coventry Cathedral to see Piper’s Baptistry window and explore the wider building.


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10 Minutes with… Thomas and Thomas – WUDS’ Misterman by Enda Walsh 

30 Apr 18

We caught up with our two lead actors playing Thomas, Daniel Denton-Harris and Molly Parker, as they chat about the time they first met, the differences in their performance styles, and what it’s like to have both actors playing the same role.


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Mead Gallery’s John Piper Exhibition Opens Next Week! 

27 Apr 18

We’re busy making final preparations for the Mead Gallery’s John Piper exhibition , which opens next week ( Tue 1 May ).


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Student Ambassador Review: Phantom Thread 

18 Apr 18

The last time Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis joined forces they gave life to a masterpiece: There Will Be Blood .


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KidsOut Lift Off to Warwick Arts Centre 

17 Apr 18

We are delighted to share this enthusiastic review of Ready Steady Lift Off by Kids Out, who came to the show this Easter.


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Kids Out Lift Off to Warwick Arts Centre 

17 Apr 18

We are delighted to share this enthusiastic review of Ready Steady Lift Off by Kids Out, who came to the show this Easter.


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Youth Theatre Leader Job Opportunity 

17 Apr 18

Youth Theatre Leader Recruitment Warwick Arts Centre’s Creative Learning Team , are recruiting Youth Theatre Leaders for the 2018/19 academic year.


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10 Minutes with… Sir Richard Armstrong – Opera North 

5 Apr 18

Rehearsals are now underway for the latest in Opera North’s acclaimed series of concert stagings: Richard Strauss’ groundbreaking Salome, under the baton of Sir Richard Armstrong.


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Student Ambassador Review: Wonder Wheel 

29 Mar 18

As we saw him do before, Woody Allen addresses the matter of transgression in this film.


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Creative Learning Job & Participant Opportunities! 

28 Mar 18

Job Opportunities Digital Workshop Assistant Warwick Arts Centre’s Creative Learning Team , together with project delivery partners Ludic Rooms are seeking a Digital Workshop Assistant for the ambitious MI:Lab media education programme, taking …


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The perfect family treat for Easter 

21 Mar 18

Join us this Easter, as we present interactive performances and creative free activities designed for little ones and their parents! We begin with Big Wooden Horse’s Monstersaurus! (Fri 31 Mar – Mon 2 Apr), an energetic musical story full of …


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Essential website maintenance – Mon 19 Mar 2018 

16 Mar 18

We need to carry out essential maintenance on our ticketing system on Monday 19 March 2018.


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Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ 

15 Mar 18

Journeys with The Waste Land is an innovative three year project, bringing together communities in Margate and in Coventry with curators at the local art galleries to develop a major exhibition.


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Our Summer Season is finally here! 

14 Mar 18

Warwick Arts Centre presents another season full of breath-taking performances, launching on Thursday 15 March with big name acts and fun for all the family this summer.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Shape of Water 

7 Mar 18

Once upon a time in 1960s America, Elisa ( Sally Hawkins ), a mute janitor, is employed at a top secret government facility.


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Student Ambassador Review: A Matter of Life and Death 

15 Feb 18

A Matter of Life and Death was made at the request of the British Ministry of Information in the 1940s, let’s just start with that.


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Staff Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missour 

15 Feb 18

Frances McDormand leads a stellar cast as Mildred Hayes, a mother whose patience with the local authorities has worn thin, as her daughter’s killer has not been brought to justice.


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Alan Rivett, longstanding Director of Warwick Arts Centre to retire 

15 Feb 18

• Alan Rivett has been Warwick Arts Centre’s Director for 17 years • Led Warwick Arts Centre’s mission to inspire people through the arts, culture, entertainment and creative learning • Has recently ensured funding is in place, including a …


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Customer Notice 

13 Feb 18

Due to a power failure in the building, Warwick Arts Centre will remain closed until 12pm today.


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Customer Notice 

13 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre is closed today due to a power outage and will re-open at 10am on Wed 14 Feb .


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Warwick Arts Centre awarded major capital funding for 20:20 Project 

9 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded £4.2m in National Lottery funding from Arts Council England towards its 20:20 capital project.


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Warwick Arts Centre awarded major capital funding for 20:20 Project 

9 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded £4.2m in National Lottery funding from Arts Council England towards its 20:20 capital project.