Christmas present ideas from Warwick Arts Centre

Keep loved-ones happy this Christmas!

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With Christmas just around the corner, the frenzy of festive shopping has reached fever-pitch. If you’re struggling for gift ideas at this crucial time, don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Put down those festive socks and that gift-set of bath salts and talcum powder – give someone the gift of live entertainment this Christmas, and give them something to look forward to in the new year!


Getting kids interested in culture can be a gift that keeps on giving, and we love to see lots of young people at Warwick Arts Centre. For kids who rarely have their earphones off, consider a ticket to The Boxettes. This beat-boxing girl group are not your run-of-the-mill manufactured pop! If you want to make theatre more accessible, then there’s nothing better that Filter Theatre’s riotuous remix of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – a rip-roaring 90 minutes of contemporary theatre that stays true to the essence of the classic comedy. And for the older end of the teenage spectrum, why not treat them to their first comedy gig? You’ll be their favourite person in the world on Christmas morning when they open tickets to see Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe or Festival of the Spoken Nerd!


If you’re looking for something for a close friend or partner, what better than a present that benefits you too! Plan a night out together in the new year seeing some of the great events at Warwick Arts Centre. Frantic Assembly, who always deliver an incredible show, return with a new play by Bryony Lavery, The Believers. Or perhaps you’re looking for a night of music that will stick in your memory? There’s pop from Matt Cardle, cool jazz from Get The Blessing (featuring members of Portishead), or a chance to be overwhelmed by Penguin Cafe and their eclectic and unforgettable repertoire. Our current programme of comedy guarantees a corker of a night out, with Ross Noble or Dave Gorman both here in the new year, and there’s nothing more popular than the gift of laughter at Christmas!


For those who love the best of British entertainment, there’s classic theatre this year with a trilogy of performances written by Britain’s most prolific playwright Alan Ayckbourn. For a extra special treat, you can buy a Saturday Day Pass (available from Box Office only) and treat the classic theatre-lovers in your life to all three performances in one day! In our music programme, there’s still an opportunity to grab seats for the ever-popular Jools Holland, amd those who remember the heyday of British rock will appreciate a trip to see Nick Lowe, the “Headmaster of British Rock”, in concert. And for laughs from comedy stalwarts you can trust, snap up a ticket for Jenny Eclair, Fascinating Aida and David Baddiel.


No matter what your age or cultural tastes, there’s a film for everyone in our extensive cinema programme at Warwick Arts Centre. For fans of the silver screen, why not consider buying them a Film Membership. With exclusive discounts and special offers, it’s the gift that keeps giving, and joint membership also available for those who like to make a date of it. Click here to find out more.

These are just some of the highlights in our Spring 2014 season – there’s plenty of other events happening across all art forms, and you’re guaranteed to find something to suit those with even the most selective tastes! If you’d like more recommendations, our friendly Box Office staff are on hand to guide you. Call them on 024 7652 4524.

Happy shopping!