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Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick, COVENTRY, Warwickshire, CV4 7AL
02476 524524

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Regular bus services from Coventry, Leamington, Stratford and Kenilworth stop at the bus interchange directly behind Warwick Arts Centre. Traveline: 0871 200 2233
Coventry train station is just a short taxi or bus ride away. Services run regularly via Birmingham and London to Coventry. The numbers 11, 11U and 12X (express service) buses bring you to Warwick Arts Centre from the station.
The taxi rank is at the side of the Arts Centre next to the bus interchange.


Approaching Coventry, simply follow brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre. Once on the University of Warwick campus, the nearest car parks are 7 and 8. On arrival, please follow signs to the new main entrance, next to the Bookshop, or use The Goose Nest entrance, opposite Health Centre Road.
Parking is £4 all day and FREE after 6pm on Mon – Fri, at weekends and on bank holidays. Car parks 7 and 8 are pay and display during the day. Please allow time for your journey as latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
Car park 7 (on central campus) is the nearest car park to Warwick Arts Centre and is multi-storey. Please be prepared that at the end of a busy night it can take some time to exit from the upper floors.
Car park 8 (on central campus) is multi-storey and approximately 7mins walk from Warwick Arts Centre. It is
adjacent to the Sports Centre.
Disabled parking is available in Car park 7, Health Centre Road and designated areas, please contact Box Office on 024 7652 4524 with any queries or to find out more about blue badge parking.


The Café Bar is located on the ground floor opposite Box Office. It is open 9.30am – 9pm Monday – Saturday and 1pm – 8pm Sunday (subject to the change). Renowned for its selection of tempting cakes and pastries, it also serves sandwiches, sushi and hot food, including jacket potatoes, soup and curry style dishes. Highchairs are available for young children.


Dining options before or after a show include Fusion, serving Asian cuisine in a lively restaurant with super speedy service and Xananas, a premier bistro-style restaurant serving an imaginative menu of freshly prepared meals, light bites and a tempting array of delicious desserts.


The Café Bar offers a selection of cold beverages, premium teas and hand crafted, barista coffee, and interval drinks can be pre-ordered.

Access Info

Although it is not essential, you are advised to book in advance so that they can readily provide assistance. If you require assistance, disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. For full and updated access information please see the website or ask at Box Office.
There is wheelchair access at ground level to the Butterworth Hall, The Goose Nest, Café Bar, Box Office, Cinema, Helen Martin Studio and Bookshop. Lift access is available to the National Grid Room and Mead Gallery. Assistance dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances by prior arrangement.
Receivers for our Sennheiser infra-red facility are freely available from Box Office. Toilet facilities accessible on the ground level.

Warwick Arts Centre is a multi-purpose arts venue on the campus of the University of Warwick in Coventry. It is the largest venue in the Midlands and the second largest venue of its kind besides the Barbican in London. The Warwick Arts Centre welcomes approximately 300,000 visitors a year and is host to over 3,000 events of contemporary works, classical music, drama, comedy, dance and films annually.

The original building was constructed in 1974, and has consistently delivered high-quality touring productions and supported the creative talents of the University of Warwick. Despite already being one of the largest venues in the UK, the Warwick Arts Centre underwent major renovations during 2019. This included renovations and refurbishments across the site, including that of its 550-seat auditorium, called the WAC Theatre.

Warwick Arts Centre hosts an incredibly extensive and varied programme of works across the year, presenting over 3,000 events. The venue is comprised of six spaces including two theatres (Butterworth Hall, capacity 1,340; and WAC Theatre, capacity 550) and two cinemas (WAC Cinema, capacity 220; and WAC Studio, capacity 150).

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