Warwick Arts Centre is situated at the heart of the pleasant greenfield site of the University of Warwick, between Coventry and Kenilworth, just three miles from Coventry city centre.
Warwick Arts Centre is served by the A45, A46, M40 and M42. On approaches to Coventry, just follow the signs to Warwick Arts Centre or the University of Warwick. For SatNav users, our postcode is CV4 7AL.
Road Closures on Sat 26 & Sun 27 Oct 2019
Please be aware that there are major roadworks taking place on the University of Warwick campus on Sat 26 & Sun 27 Oct which will impact your journey.
A section of Gibbet Hill Road will be closed to all traffic between Kirby Corner Road and the University of Warwick Gatehouse, meaning there will be no through route to Warwick Arts Centre, from Kirby Corner Road.
If you are approaching Warwick Arts Centre from the A45, exit onto Kenilworth Road and turn right onto Gibbet Hill Road. There will be highway signage in place to guide you.
The nearest car park to Gibbet Hill Road is the Cryfield Village car park, opposite the new Sports and Wellness Hub. Once parked, there will be staff on hand to guide you to Warwick Arts Centre. See below for a map of the University of Warwick campus and car parks.
Please note: Visitors need to allow plenty of time for their journey to Warwick Arts Centre as latecomers may only be admitted to the auditorium during a suitable break in the performance.
On arrival at the University of Warwick, follow the highway signage for Central Campus. Multiple car parks are available on Central Campus, all close to Warwick Arts Centre.
Parking charges are listed below. Please note that payment machines require exact coins only and do not give change.
Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 6am and 6pm:
Up to 2 hours – £1.30
Up to 3 hours – £2.00
Up to 4 hours – £2.60
All Day – £5.50
Monday to Friday Evenings between 6pm and 6am, all day weekends and Bank Holidays: Free
Blue badge holder parking is available at the rear of Senate House and on Health Centre Road. Blue badge holder parking is free at all times. During busy times, an Arts Centre parking steward may be available to assist with additional limited mobility parking. Please contact Box Office on 024 7652 4524 with any queries or to find out more about blue badge parking. Information on parking arrangements is sent out to customers on our Access Mailing list before the start of each season. Please contact Box Office to subscribe to this newsletter.
Please note: multi story car parks on Central Campus do not have a lift.
See the map below for all car parks near Warwick Arts Centre or download a larger version from the top of this page.
Currently coaches cannot drop off outside the front doors of the Arts Centre as they have done in the past. Please contact Box Office for more information.
Regular services run between Coventry, Leamington and Kenilworth (including train stations) to the University of Warwick and drop you right outside the Arts Centre. Bus number 12 and Unibus are the main two buses serving the campus. Find out more about the routes here. The new bus terminal is now in operation and is located right outside the Arts Centre, approximately 100 metres from the nearest entrance.
For general information about travelling around the West Midlands see Network West Midlands or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. For information on buses travelling to the University of Warwick campus, please see National Express Coventry
The nearest mainline station is Coventry. From Coventry station you can catch a No. 12 bus, which takes approximately 15 minutes, or a taxi. For further information, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
If you are arriving by taxi, please ask your driver to drop-off at the taxi rank in the bus interchange. There is plenty of space to unload pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there are gentle sloping ramps that provide easy access into the building.
The University of Warwick provides secure storage points across campus if you cycle to Warwick Arts Centre. The nearest racks are located at the back of the bus interchange, across the road from the Arts Centre to the left of Rootes grocery store, or alternatively just behind the Humanities building on the path from Car Park 8. Full details, including local cycle routes onto campus can be found on an online map.
With a wealth of things to do and places to see in Coventry and Warwickshire, you may wish to combine your visit to Warwick Arts Centre with some exploring of the area. The Visit Coventry and Warwickshire website should give you some ideas and information.
Or, why not stay with us? With 1,600 bedrooms across the University of Warwick campus, there’s something to suit every need and budget, ranging from hotel-styled rooms to simple campus bedrooms. Visit the Warwick Conferences website to find out more.