Update: March 2019
The first phase of Warwick Arts Centre’s 20:20 Project is complete, and everyone is encouraged to come in and explore the new spaces.
The Theatre has been refurbished with new seats and improved access, and there’s a new look and feel in the foyer to help to define the individual areas within Warwick Arts Centre. The Studio Theatre has also being refreshed, and is now open.h
The Music Centre has returned from Westwood to its home in Warwick Arts Centre – it’s open to everybody, whether you’re a beginner, a music scholar, a chorister, or somewhere in between.
The area off the foyer that was previously the small bookshop has been transformed into a brand new Creative Learning space. Activities taking place in this area will mirror the Arts Centre’s wider programme of events, so come in and explore what’s there.
Phase Two of the Warwick 20:20 Project is about to begin, so you’ll see some significant changes begin over the course of the autumn season. The cinema has now closed, but there are digital screenings starting in the new theatre. Warwick Arts Centre will remain open throughout the continuation of the works, with a full programme of events and shows taking place.
The Phase 2 building work – starting over the Easter period – will include the demolition of the Cinema and Mead Gallery and the creation of a new building to house new cinemas and a large, accessible ground floor gallery. The new building will showcase the very best in contemporary art and entertainment including a new restaurant, offering a welcoming environment for everyone. This work is due to be completed by Autumn 2020.
The Warwick 20:20 Project will ensure that Warwick Arts Centre will be the region’s leading cultural centre – a place where creativity, collaboration and innovation thrives, and that it will be a key venue in Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021.
For more information on the project: timelines, latest news, architectural drawings and FAQs – click on the relevant links below.