In our new series of interviews entitled ‘My Favourite Things…’ we talk to our team, students and audiences about their must see pieces of art, theatre, film or simply things they love about Warwick Arts Centre. Chloe, one of our Box Office assistants particularly enjoys spending time in the Butterworth Hall.
My favourite thing to do at Warwick Arts Centre is to be in the Butterworth Hall during a music gig. I love music and this venue, being bigger than the intimate Theatre or Studio, makes you feel more compelled to get up and dance. I know it sounds simplistic but it makes me feel happy! Sometimes everyone gets up of their own accord to dance and enjoy themselves and I can’t help but smile and feel full of creativity when I leave the show at the end of the night! My favourite art work is in the Butterworth Hall too. As you walk in, the wooden sculpture by Mark Titchner, Everything is real there is no audience, really gets you excited for the show!
I don’t think it matters if you want something to relax into or a tear jerker or a carnival vibe, because Warwick Arts Centre always has something coming up which will meet that criteria. The music programme covers a wide variety of different genres and whether it be classical or rock there’s always something for everyone and every age! As a staff member I personally believe that it’s important to go and see as much as possible so I can discuss it with the customers, but the one gig that really surprised me was the Roberto Fonseca concert in the Butterworth Hall, which I enjoyed a lot more than I was expecting. I think that was because I didn’t know much about the band!
I’m really looking forward to Steeleye Span, Public Service Broadcasting and the Urban Folk Quartet this upcoming season. I think Public Service Broadcasting will be a great night of excitement and louder music, and the Folk Quartet and Steeleye Span will perhaps be a little more relaxing, but also a demonstration of incredible musicians and unbelievable music!
Take a look at our What’s On pages to see the music, comedy, concerts and theatre shows that are heading to the Butterworth Hall over the coming months.