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Getting Here

The University of Warwick is currently undertaking a transformation of campus, which includes some road works. Please allow extra time for your journey. Click here for the latest information on the road works to help plan your visit.

Warwick Arts Centre is situated at the heart of the pleasant greenfield site of the University of Warwick, between Coventry and Kenilworth, just three miles from Coventry city centre.


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Travelling by car
Free parking
Coach parties
Travelling by bus
Travelling by train
Taxis
Cycling
Where to stay


Travelling by car

Served by the A45, A46, M40 and M42, travelling to Warwick Arts Centre couldn’t be easier. On approaches to Coventry, just follow the signs to Warwick Arts Centre or the University of Warwick. For SatNav users, our postcode is CV4 7AL.


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For the latest on the roads around Coventry and Warwickshire see the BBC Coventry traffic hotspots page.

Please note: Visitors need to allow plenty of time for their journey to Warwick Arts Centre as latecomers may only be admitted to the auditorium during a suitable break in the performance.

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Parking

There are over 2000 safe parking spaces in close proximity to the Arts Centre. When arriving on campus, follow the signs for car parks. The nearest car park is Car Park 7, which is approximately 125 meters from the main entrance. There is a designated drop-off point outside Senate House, which can be used prior to parking in Car Park 7.

Parking is free Monday to Friday after 6pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. The car park is pay and display at all other times: £2 half day, £3.50 full day.
Car Park 8 (multi-storey, 7 mins walk, pay and display) and Car Park 15 (multi-storey, 10 mins walk, token system) can also be used.

Search the map below for all car parks near Warwick Arts Centre:
Map to be updated with new bus terminal as soon as possible

There are 30 dedicated parking spaces on the ground floor level in Car Park 7 for customers with limited mobility. These are available on a first-come, first served basis so please allow plenty of time to park.

Blue badge parking is available (on allocated nights) on a first come first served basis in front of Senate House.

Information on parking arrangements is sent out to customers on our Access Mailing list before the start of each season. Contact Box Office to subscribe to this newsletter.

PLEASE NOTE: Multi-story car parks 7 and 8 do not have lifts.

Motorcycles can be parked in Car Parks 7 and 8.

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Coach parties

Currently coaches cannot drop off outside the front doors of the Arts Centre as they have done in the past. Please contact Box Office for more information.

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Travelling by bus

Regular services run between Coventry, Leamington and Kenilworth (including train stations) to the University of Warwick and drop you right outside the Arts Centre. Bus number 12 and Unibus are the main two buses serving the campus. Find out more about the routes here. The new bus terminal is now in operation and is located right outside the Arts Centre, approximately 100 metres from the nearest entrance.

For general information about travelling around the West Midlands see Network West Midlands or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

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Travelling by train

The nearest mainline station is Coventry. From Coventry station you can catch a No. 12 bus, which takes approximately 15 minutes, or a taxi. For further information, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

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Taxis

If you are arriving by taxi, please ask your driver to drop-off outside Senate House. There is plenty of space to unload pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there are gentle sloping ramps that provide easy access into the building. A taxi rank is situated approximately 100 metres opposite the Arts Centre next to Cost Cutters.

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Cycling

The University of Warwick provides secure storage points across campus if you cycle to Warwick Arts Centre. The nearest racks are located across the road from the Arts Centre to the left of Costcutters, or alternatively just behind the Humanities building on the path from Car Park 8. Full details, including local cycle routes onto campus can be found on an online map.

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Where to stay

With a wealth of things to do and places to see in Coventry and Warwickshire, you may wish to combine your visit to Warwick Arts Centre with some exploring of the area. The Visit Coventry and Warwickshire website should give you some ideas and information.

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