Now that the days are finally getting longer and brighter, it’s time to launch our summer programme of events! From the rising stars to the well-established and much-loved, we have musicians, comedians, theatre, dance and visual art of the highest quality for you to enjoy.
The jewel of this summer’s programme is Peter Brook’s The Valley of Astonishment in June. We are delighted that we are not only co-producing one of Peter Brook’s final works, but that we will be hosting the UK Premiere and will be the only place to see the play outside of London and Paris.
Musical theatre makes a welcomed return with a zesty production of HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan, and physical dance theatre company Gecko is back with Institute, an intimate exploration of institutional care.
Our dance programme this season is a joyous affair, and we’re proud to partner up once more with Dancing Touring Partnership and International Dance Festival Birmingham for Fabulous Beast’s double bill, The Rite of Spring & Petrushka. There’s also family-friendly dance from balletLORENT and their piece Rapunzel, inspired by the classic children’s fairy tale.
In the big family show of the summer, we bring science to the stage in The Energy Show. Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy, in an explosive family theatre show for curious minds from the Science Museum.
This season’s exhibition in the Mead Gallery is inspired by the industrial revolution and its impact on popular culture. Jeremy Deller curates All That is Solid Melts Into Air will include 19th Century artefacts and contemporary music that merges to create a map of the social and cultural history of Britain.
The English Touring Opera return to Warwick Arts Centre with two sparkling productions – much-loved classic The Magic Flute, and the Britten and WH Auden opera Paul Bunyan. If you’re interested in seeing both performances, you can save 15% on your tickets!
Rufus Wainwright performs an intimate solo show of his greatest hits in our Butterworth Hall. Stripped back to just him and his piano, it’s guaranteed to have the whole room enraptured. If you’re looking for music to move your feet, Craig Charles will be turning Warwick Arts Centre into a massive “trunk of funk” with the help of seven piece band Smoove and Turrell, and The Fall will be rocking out with front man Mark E Smith in support of their new album Re-mit.
Our reputation for great comedy gigs continue, as we offer you three comedians for the price of one in our Comedy Central Live Nights this summer – see the rising stars of the comedy scene all under one roof! There’s also musical comedy from The Horne Section, and classic stand-up from Miles Jupp.
We hope you’ll enjoy your long summer evenings with us at Warwick Arts Centre! Have a flick through our virtual borchure below, or click here to see all the listings for events at Warwick Arts Centre over the coming months.