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Warwick Arts Centre demolition begins!

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Demolition has begun today (Wed 5 Jun) on Warwick Arts Centre as part of Phase 2 of the 20:20 Project.

Today marks a milestone in the Warwick 20:20 Project as demolition begins on Warwick Arts Centre. As we remain open throughout, this exciting transformation will see the side of the building facing onto Benefactors Place knocked down to make way for a new, expanded arts centre.

In the coming months, three digital auditoria, an accessible ground floor Mead Gallery and a new café will be built, along with a spacious foyer and new entrance.

This follows the completion of Phase One of the project last Autumn, that saw the refurbishment of the Theatre, Studio Theatre and the foyer space, the opening of the new Creative Learning Space, and the Arts Centre Café move into the restaurant opposite the Music Centre.

The new building will showcase the very best in contemporary art, events and entertainment, ensuring that Warwick Arts Centre will be a place where creativity, collaboration and innovation thrives, ready for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021.

Whilst the demolition is taking place, the Warwick Arts Centre Box Office team will be operating remotely. This means that counter service at the Box Office will be unavailable Mon – Fri 10am – 5.30pm. Customers will still be able to book tickets by phone and online, or they can contact the Box Office by email at ticketing@warwick.ac.uk. Counter service will resume at 5.30pm when there are evening events.

To find out more about the Warwick 20:20 Project and to keep up to date with developments, see the Warwick 20:20 Project page.

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