Summer 2016

Summer shines at Warwick Arts Centre

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We're excited to launch a brand new season full of breath-taking live performance, big name acts and fun for all the family. Watch our new trailer and check out a few season highlights below:


US alt-rock legends Mercury Rev headline a stand-out music programme that also features rising star Ry X, MOBO Award winning saxophonist YoLanda Brown, the beautifully melancholic Tindersticks and plenty of folk from The Young’Uns and Teddy Thompson.

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A glorious white horse comes galloping out a sea-mist in Into the West and there are prehistoric beasties on the loose in Dinosaur Zoo. There are tonnes of treats for tiny people with Julia Donaldson's
Tiddler and Other Tales from Scamp Theatre and this summer's out-of-this-world Family Day.

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There's brand new Bhangra-style musical theatre from Rifco in Laila, a modern retelling of the bittersweet story of star-crossed lovers Laila and Majnu, passed down through verse and song over centuries.

Daniel Bye is Going Viral and Victoria Melody returns with Hair Peace. Book early for popular favourites Kneehigh and Frantic Assembly arriving with their new shows this Autumn.

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Cinematic set design and mesmeric physicality combine under a wide-open sky with only rickety camper vans for shelter as Warwick Arts Centre joins forces with the International Dance Festival Birmingham for 32 Rue Vandenbranden.

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The classical concert series comes to a triumphant conclusion with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and the Philharmonia Orchestra, featuring a programme of Sibelius and Elgar under the baton of Edward Gardner.

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Visual Arts

Photo © Philippe De Gobert. Courtesy Museum Mosbroich, Leverkussen

The Mead Gallery presents a free exhibition of light and sculpture in Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space. Artists including Larry Bell, Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch and James Welling use photography, film, glass, mirrors and coloured lights are to alter the viewer’s perception of space and time.

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Bill Bailey headlines a comedy programme that also features Adil Ray’s Citizen Khan, a whistle-stop Westeros in Graeme of Thrones, a panel of Grumpy Old Women and stand-up from Sara Pascoe, Ross Noble and Mark Watson.

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Masterclasses and More

This season also features a continuation of our new series of Masterclasses, as well as the return of the popular Met Opera and RSC Live Digital Screenings. Special screenings include a broadcast of The Railway Children from York’s Signal Box Theatre, and a sing-along Calamity Jane with compere Barbara Nice.

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