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Frequently Asked Questions

As a student at the University of Warwick we know you will be bombarded with endless amounts of information – so we’ve put together this page to answer some of the questions you might have about Warwick Arts Centre. Can’t find the answer you are looking for? Pop in to visit us at Box Office or email Johnathan Branson at J.Branson@warwick.ac.uk.

We hope to see you soon!

Click the questions below or download our FAQs pack

What is Warwick Arts Centre?
Is it for me?
Why should I visit?
Are there special offers for students?
How can I find out what’s on?
Can I get involved?
Do societies use Warwick Arts Centre?
How do I get there?
When is it open?
What facilities are there?
Can I find out more about Warwick Arts Centre at the Fresher’s Fair?


What is Warwick Arts Centre?
Warwick Arts Centre is one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK. Since it opened in 1974, the Arts Centre has been a distinctive and special place, integral to University life, an important resource for the arts and for audiences in the region and a significant force in national and international arts networks.

Warwick Arts Centre delivers a high quality, engaging and diverse programme of cinema, performing and visual arts, presented in world-class venues and spaces. These programmes include a significant body of work that is contemporary in nature and explore new forms of creativity. It has a loyal audience base, served by a curatorial and operational team with a wealth of knowledge and experience. It is well respected by artists, companies, press and peers.

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Is it for me?
Absolutely! Warwick Arts Centre is open to the public and students. Pop in for a visit and have a look around!

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Why should I visit?
There are lots of reasons you should visit:

Warwick Arts Centre attracts some of the biggest names in the business. Over the past 12 months music acts have included Paloma Faith, Alison Moyet, Matt Cardle, Jools Holland, Rufus Wainright, Lambchop, Noah and the Whale, Grizzly Bear, and I Am Kloot.

Comedy acts have included Russell Brand, Jack Dee, Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, Greg Davies, Sarah Millican and Seann Walsh.

We’ve screened a rich mix of blockbuster, classic and independent films; including Frank, The Shawshank Redemption, Her, La Belle et la Bete, American Hustle, Up, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Funny Face, and The Godfather Part II.

Our autumn programme is packed with even more big names! Visit our What’s On page.

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Are there special offers for students?
Yes. You can a see a film in our cinema night of the week for only £4! You are also entitled to concession rates for most of our other events.

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How can I find out what’s on?

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Can I get involved?
Yes. There are several ways that you can get involved at Warwick Arts Centre: as a Volunteer Performance Steward, Mead Gallery Steward, Marketing and Press Intern, Student Ambassadors, and much more. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk/students/get-involved/ for more information.

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Do societies use Warwick Arts Centre?
Yes. The University of Warwick Societies often use the Arts Centre’s facilities for shows and rehearsals. Contact your society for more information.

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How do I get there?
We are at the heart of The University of Warwick campus, over the road from the Students’ Union and Cost Cutter. There’s a massive Koan out front, you can’t miss it. Here’s a Google Map

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When is it open?
The building is open Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 11pm, Sunday 2pm – 11pm.
Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 9pm, Sunday 2pm – 8pm.
Holiday, Café Bar, Le Gusta, Mead Gallery and Bookshop opening times can be found here.

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What facilities are there?
We have a 220 seat cinema, a 550 seat theatre, 180 seat studio theatre, 1,500 seat concert hall, a flexible space for rehearsals and workshops, a purpose built contemporary art gallery, a café bar, restaurant, book shop, and a Music Centre.

We also have lots of fully accessible toilets, huge amounts of seating, including tables and chairs where you can eat your lunch and study and sofas where you can relax and chat. You can also pick up the University’s WIFI network.

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Can I find out more about Warwick Arts Centre at the Fresher’s Fair?
Absolutely! Warwick Arts Centre always has a stand at the Freshers’ Fair, so come along and say ‘hi’. We’re always happy to answer your questions.

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