Some might say that Summer is “Silly Season”, but here at Warwick Arts Centre, we think there’s nothing silly about our commitment to great theatre, music, dance and more. We’re proud to present our new Summer Season, which is NOW ON SALE!
This summer Warwick Arts Centre continues to work alongside some of the best artists working in the UK today, helping to bring creative ideas to fruition and provide a welcoming space where you can see the very best work on offer. This season, our collaborations include a co-commission of acclaimed theatre company Complicite’s first show for young people, Lionboy, and we proudly welcome Caroline Horton back with her show Mess – a critical smash at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning the Stage Award for Best Ensemble. Mess received producing support and audience feedback through the Triggered@Warwick programme, and this is a chance for you to enjoy a show that was nurtured right here in the Midlands. The theatrical highlight of the season is (L)one, a one-off series of eight solo performances. Dedicated to the brave art of the one-man or one-woman show, you will meet boxers and beauty queens, models and movies stars, tyrants and liberators.
To complement our performance programme, our Summer season will also see the launch of a new series of Free & Live events, enhancing your Arts Centre experience. On the Couch finds a member of the Arts Centre team in informal discussion with leading contemporary artists in the setting of the theatre bar which is free to attend. There’ll also be free music performed in the foyer every week.
The rest of the schedule for the summer season is equally packed. Following the success of Entity at Warwick Arts Centre last year, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance return with their show FAR. The classical concert series sees out the 2012/2013 programme on a high, with a blistering all-Russian programme from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and English Touring Opera presents a triumvirate of top classical productions, including a rare chance to see Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, with a setting inspired by the siege of Stalingrad.
The family programme is full of delights for younger audiences. Trestle Theatre brings its epic tale for little people to the stage with a story of the Indian-set The Snow Queen, based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. There’s comedy from Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and plenty of family films to boot.
The popular music programme is a journey through the landscape of our varied and eclectic audience, with folk, jazz, and rock all making appearance. We’re excited to announce that, following the success of the Mr Scruff club night last year, dance music will return to the venue this Summer with the first in a regular series of clubnights called In Your Bass. The inaugural event will feature three of the best DJ duos in the business: Stanton Warriors, Evil Nine and Plump Djs. Folk-indie five-piece Noah and the Whale play in May, and Lambchop will be bringing their unique country style to our theatre in June.
The Mead Gallery will be staging a number of exhibitions, including a selection of work from a very exciting artist, in Katie Paterson: In Another Time. There will also be a series of events taking place at the Mead throughout the exhibition, including a Tour of the Night Sky, complete with three course meal! Click here to see the full list of visual arts events.
As the days grow longer, there’s even more opportunity to get out and about and get closer to experiencing the arts. We hope to see you here soon!
Click here to see all the events now on sale and book tickets, or call our Box Office on 024 7652 4524.
Flick through the pages of our new brochure below, and see what takes your fancy!