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Welcome Welcome to our 2019 - 2020 Concert Series. We live in interesting times nationally and globally and our mission is to bring you artistically brilliant music that also engages with the challenges of our times. Our series opens with Moscow Philharmonic performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10, a piece which performance poet Lemn Sissay describes as being “full of panic and terror and anger” – a work which perhaps lends perspective to some of our concerns? But it’s also a programme full of optimism. We are welcoming back the wonderful National Youth Orchestra for a second residency, this time conducted by Jaime Martin. Anyone who believes in the power of music to transcend boundaries must come along to this concert. In similar spirit we’ve specifically added in a family concert this year, which I very much hope you will be able to bring young friends and relatives to. Finally we are delighted to host CBSO who will be back with us in their special centenary year. As we continue our Warwick 20:20 Project we’ll be making a number of changes that will affect how you access the Arts Centre. We hope that you’ll be patient with us. The disruption will be worth it as it will create a warmer and friendlier foyer with more spaces for you to relax, eat or drink. For those who are missing the cinema we will be re-opening with three screens so more films are on their way. In the meantime don’t forget we are still screening Met Opera and NT Live broadcasts in the Theatre throughout the project. I hope you will find this year’s Concert Series thought-provoking and enjoyable and I look forward to seeing you at a concert or in the Theatre very soon. Doreen Foster Director, Warwick Arts Centre

Words: Richard Bratby Cover: Freddy Kempf © Denis Bald

Thanks to the University of Warwick for the continued support of Warwick Arts Centre 03

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday 12 October 2019 7.30pm Tchaikovsky Rachmaninov interval Shostakovich

Romeo and Juliet Piano Concerto No.2

Conductor Piano

Yuri Botnari John Lill

Symphony No.10

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

In Soviet Russia, censors called it an “optimistic tragedy”, but for Shostakovich, it was simply his Tenth Symphony. Epic in scale, compelling in emotional power, and featuring at its heart an electrifying musical portrait of Stalin himself, what’s certain is that Shostakovich’s Tenth is one of the mightiest of all 20th century masterpieces. Tonight, Yuri Botnari leads the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra through its dark corridors, and these players have this music in their very souls. This will be a thrilling way to begin our season, and an overwhelming finish to a concert that begins with the star-crossed romance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, before Botnari and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra welcome the incomparable John Lill for Rachmaninov’s Second Concerto. For once, the words “a legend in his own lifetime” are entirely justified: this will be much more than just a brief encounter with the world’s favourite piano concerto.

Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50


Yuri Botnari


Flanders Symphony Orchestra Thursday 31 October 2019 7.30pm Rossini Rodrigo interval Villa Lobos De Falla Bizet

Barber of Seville Overture Concierto de Aranjuez 3 preludes for solo guitar El Amor Brujo Ballet Suite Extracts from Carmen

Miloš Karadaglic´ © Lars Borges, Mercury Classics

Flanders Symphony Orchestra © Kris Hellemans

Conductor José Luis Gomez Guitar Miloš Karadaglić

“You can see why Miloš can manage to keep both the masses and the cognoscenti happy” wrote The Times, describing the sensational Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadaglić. “Each soft pluck had an incredible gleam… But he’s also a musician of great subtlety and his programming in this delightful recital was intelligent and daring.” Every generation produces at least one superstar classical guitarist, but for sheer charisma, there aren’t many that can touch Miloš Karadaglić, and he’s been a sensation every time he’s played at Warwick Arts Centre. This concert with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and the rising Spanish conductor José Luis Gomez doesn’t just offer the chance to hear Miloš in Rodrigo’s lovely Concierto de Aranjuez. He’ll be playing exquisite Brazilian miniatures, too: the heart of a sultry, Latin-themed evening that embraces the comedy of Rossini, the smouldering flamenco passion of Manuel de Falla, and the unforgettable melodies of Bizet’s Carmen.

José Luis Gomez © Anna Meuer

PRE-CONCERT TALK Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50 In conversation with Miloš Karadaglić 05

The Hallé

Courtney Lewis

Thursday 28 November 2019 7.30pm Ravel Elgar interval Sibelius

Mother Goose Suite Cello Concerto

Conductor Cello

Courtney Lewis Nicholas Trygstad

Symphony No.5

“Today I saw 16 swans. One of the greatest experiences of my life. God, what beauty!” That transcendent vision inspired Sibelius to compose the finale of his Fifth Symphony, and one of the noblest, but simplest tunes, ever written. It’s hard to imagine a more magnificent ending to this concert from Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra – always popular visitors here at Warwick Arts Centre – under the dynamic young British conductor Courtney Lewis, who’s already made quite a splash in the USA. Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony will make a striking contrast to the woodsmoke and autumnal poetry of Elgar’s haunting Cello Concerto: one of those pieces that everybody loves, but which you simply have to hear live. The Hallé’s own principal cello Nicholas Trygstad takes the spotlight tonight, but not before we’ve visited the enchanted garden of Ravel’s ravishing Mother Goose suite: an exquisite opening to an evening of fantastical visions and fairytale wonder.

PRE-CONCERT TALK Helen Martin Studio 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50 In conversation with Nicholas Trygstad

Nicholas Trygstad © Neilson


Armonico Consort Thursday 5 December 2019 7.30pm Handel



Christopher Monks Christopher Monks

Hallelujah! Handel’s Messiah is more than just another great choral work: it’s practically a national institution. “I think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God Himself” declared Handel, as he worked on the score that would become the crowning glory of his life’s work, but you don’t need to be a believer to be moved by this most beloved of all sacred masterpieces. Messiah is part of the soundtrack of all our lives, and from Ev’ry Valley and For Unto Us a Child is Born to I Know That My Redeemer Liveth and of course Hallelujah!, you’ll already know the tunes. No Christmas season is complete without it, and this performance by the Warwickshire-based period instrumental ensemble Armonico Consort under its artistic director Christopher Monks gets back to the style of performance Handel himself would have known. You’ll never hear a fresher or more joyful Messiah.

Armonico Consort

Armonico Consort


Jaime Martin © Chris Dunlop

National Youth Orchestra © Jason Alden

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Friday 3 January 2020 7.30pm Hanns Eisler Britten interval Shostakovich

Auf den Strassen zu Singen Sinfonia da Requiem


Jaime Martin

Symphony No.11

PRE-CONCERT TALK Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50


It’s the year 1905: the Russian Empire teeters on the brink of revolution. And as crowds of protestors fill St Petersburg’s Palace Square, huge and terrible events are about to unfold. With its angry trumpets, revolutionary chants and jangling bells, Shostakovich’s 11th isn’t just one of the greatest of modern symphonies; it’s practically a film score without the pictures, a sweeping panorama of political struggle and human tragedy that leaves the ears ringing and the heart pounding. Now imagine it performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: 164 superb teenage musicians, united by their talent, their enthusiasm, and their uncompromising commitment to music-making at the highest possible level. Under the charismatic Spanish maestro Jaime Martin, it’ll practically blow the roof off, and it comes with two more hymns of revolution: a song of protest from the streets of revolutionary Berlin, and Britten’s volcanic Sinfonia da Requiem. Emotion in the raw.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Wednesday 26 February 2020 7.30pm Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Piano Concerto No.2

Wagner Liszt interval Rimsky-Korsakov


Conductor Piano

Alexander Shelley Mariam Batsashvili

PRE-CONCERT TALK Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50 In conversation with Alexander Shelley

Mariam Batsashvili © Attila Kleb

Alexander Shelley © Dwayne Johnson

A cruel sultan, a beautiful princess and a thousand and one nights of pleasure: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade might sound like a box of Turkish Delight, but make no mistake, it’s one of classical music’s most sensuous treats. Tonight, let the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its principal associate conductor Alexander Shelley sweep you off your feet: to a world of glittering excess, swashbuckling thrills and sheer, silken seduction, all painted in sumptuous orchestral technicolor. It’s the only possible climax for a concert that begins with the untamed passion of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde – the tale of a love as strong as death – and a Warwick Arts Centre debut for the phenomenal Mariam Batsashvili. A BBC New Generation Artist, in 2014 she became the first woman ever to win the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht – and when you hear her play Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, you’ll realise why. It’s positively devilish.


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Gabriela Montero © Shelley Mosman

Friday 6 March 2020 7.30pm Šerks̆nytė Tchaikovsky interval Brahms

De Profundis Piano Concerto No.1

Conductor Piano

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Gabriela Montero

Symphony No.3

In 2019 Mirga Gražinytė -Tyla made history when she became the first female conductor to be signed by Deutsche Grammophon – the fabled record label of Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado. That came as no surprise here in the Midlands, where her partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has been creating sparks since 2016: still, picture the energy when she teams up with pianist Gabriela Montero – the free-spirited Venezuelan virtuoso whose extraordinary gift for improvisation put creativity back at the heart of classical performance. Bursting with melody, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is a white-knuckle ride at the best of times, but this should be in another league altogether. Gražinytė -Tyla frames it with a striking modern masterpiece from her native Lithuania, and Brahms’s gorgeous third symphony: music of stormy emotions and quiet secrets that ends with one of the most radiant sunsets in all of Romantic music.

PRE-CONCERT TALK Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50 In conversation with Gabriela Montero

Mirga Gražinytė -Tyla © Fran Jansen


Siberian Symphony Orchestra

Freddy Kempf © Denis Bald

Wednesday 22 April 2020 7.30pm Rimsky-Korsakov Rachmaninov interval Tchaikovsky

Russian Easter Overture Piano Concerto No.3

Conductor Piano

Dmitry Vasiliev Freddy Kempf

Symphony No.4

From the moment that its opening fanfares shatter the silence, you can tell that Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony means business. Convinced that Fate itself was out to destroy him, Tchaikovsky poured everything into this shattering symphony: a no-holds-barred emotional autobiography, told in music of uncompromising melody and drama. So if you wanted to choose the ideal interpreters for this most Russian of symphonies – well, in the words of the critic and broadcaster Norman Lebrecht, “The Siberian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitry Vasiliev, play as if their lives depend on it”. Based in Omsk, the Siberian Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s most remote orchestras, but it’s absolutely drenched in the great Russian tradition, and this is a rare chance to hear it in the west: playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful celebration of the Russian Easter, and joining Britain’s own Freddy Kempf in the towering, typically Russian masterpiece they call the “Everest of piano concertos”.

PRE-CONCERT TALK Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50 In conversation with Freddy Kempf

Dmitry Vasiliev and Orchestra


St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 21 May 2020 7.30pm Sibelius Tchaikovsky interval Prokofiev

Finlandia Violin Concerto

Conductor Violin

Ben Palmer Jennifer Pike

Romeo and Juliet

Ben Palmer © Andy Staples Photography

Jennifer Pike © Arno

It shouldn’t work, but it really does. In Stalin’s Russia, Prokofiev took Romeo and Juliet and without using a single one of Shakespeare’s words, transformed it into a ballet as strong as steel and as tender as young love itself – packed with punchy melodies, dazzling colours, untamed passion and heart-breaking beauty. It’s one of the supreme masterpieces of 20th century music, but believe us: until you’ve heard it played live by a genuine Russian orchestra, you haven’t really heard it at all! St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is the real thing, and with the distinguished British conductor Ben Palmer on the podium, its impassioned strings, characterful woodwind and fiery brass section will make Prokofiev’s vision spring thrillingly to life. First, though, experience the stirring patriotic struggles of Sibelius’s Finlandia – and hear East meet West, as former BBC Young Musician Jennifer Pike joins the St Petersburgers in Tchaikovsky’s gloriously tuneful Violin Concerto.

PRE-CONCERT TALK Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50 Subscribers £1.50


Coull Quartet Concerts 2019/20 Coull Quartet

Beautiful Minds Thursday 30 January 2020 7.15pm Mozart

Quartet in D K499 Hoffmeister

John Ireland

Quartet No.1 in D minor

Beethoven Quartet in C Op.59 No.3 Razumovsky

Tickets: £21 (£19) Helen Martin Studio

Light Out of Darkness

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Wednesday 20 November 2019 7.15pm Haydn

Quartet in D minor Op.76 No.2 The Fifths

Shostakovich Quartet No.7 Op.108 Violin Violin Viola Cello

Roger Coull Philip Gallaway Jonathan Barritt Nick Roberts

There are no secrets in a string quartet: just four musicians moving, thinking and feeling as one, and in the process uncovering the hidden world of human emotion more powerfully than even the greatest symphony orchestra. Since the eighteenth century, composers have trusted their profoundest and most passionate experiences to this fragile but indestructible handful of players. And since 1977 the Coull Quartet has been Quartet in Residence at the University of Warwick – using this uniquely intimate music to enrich the lives of generations of students and concertgoers.


Quartettsatz in C D703

Mendelssohn Quartet Op.44 No.1 in D Haydn wrestles a powerful musical drama out of just four notes, Schubert draws emotion out of the darkness in an enigmatic unfinished masterpiece, and Shostakovich proves that even his shortest quartet can pack a formidable punch. If there’s one thing that string quartets know, it’s that great things often come in small parcels – though there’s nothing understated about Mendelssohn’s brilliant D major Quartet, music that positively bursts with melody, emotion and joy.

No Coull Quartet season would be complete without at least one quartet by the single most natural genius in all of chamber music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. And at least one by the greatest master of them all: Ludwig van Beethoven, whose third Razumovsky quartet ends in a dazzling blaze of pure energy. In between, though, comes a very special passion for this great British ensemble: the understated, deeply English poetry of John Ireland.

New Worlds from Old Thursday 12 March 2020 7.15pm Beethoven

Quartet Op.18 No.1 in F


Quartet No.2

Mendelssohn Quartet in E minor Op.44 No.2 Better worlds: Beethoven’s youthful first string quartet is the start of one of the greatest journeys in all music. Michael Tippett wrote his Second Quartet while facing imprisonment for his beliefs: the result positively dances with life and hope. And Mendelssohn’s E minor Quartet is the sound of a romantic genius stretching his wings and starting to soar, ending the season with the promise of a whole new adventure.


The Lost Gift © Alex Brenner

Orchestra of the Swan Snow Ride! – A Christmas Family Concert Saturday 7 December 2019 7.30pm Rimsky-Korsakov Debussy Vivaldi Tchaikovsky Leroy Anderson Provokiev Grieg Tchaikovsky

Dance of Tumblers from The Snow Maiden Snow is Dancing Winter Winter Daydreams Symphony Sleigh Ride Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Norwegian Dances Extracts from The Nutcracker


Jonathan James

Orchestra of the Swan

Age 5+ Butterworth Hall £22 (£20), £20 (£18), £16 (£14), £12 (£10) Under 18s £15 This concert is not part of the 2019 – 2020 Concert Series, but Subscribers can buy best available tickets (or their usual seats) for £18 and up to 2 tickets for under 18s for £12 if they are part of this year’s subscription scheme. Just add your request to your subscription booking form.

Snow is dancing – and when winter arrives, classical music pulls on its coat and woollens, pours itself a mug of mulled wine, and dives straight into a world of frosty magic!

Chineke! Orchestra

In this tune-packed concert for the whole family, the Orchestra of the Swan wanders down a snowy lane with Tchaikovsky, dances in the pine forests with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and takes a trip to the land of the Northern Lights with Edvard Grieg. Vivaldi watches icicles form, and then gets snug by the fireside as the snowflakes gently tumble – and although Winter from his The Four Seasons needs no introduction, we don’t think you’ll have heard it played quite like this! So hold tight, as Prokofiev takes you on an ever-soslightly tipsy sleigh-ride, and try not to overindulge, as we fly to the Kingdom of Sweets in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Or actually… go right ahead. It’s Christmas, after all!

We are developing great new partnerships with musicians who are reminding us of the importance of opening classical music to the widest possible audience, whilst also maintaining our commitment to working with the best in class. And so, this season we will bring you Chineke! Keep an eye out for more information soon.



Upcoming Events Bowie: A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular The Greatest Hits in Concert Sunday 27 October 2019 7.30pm Conductor Vocals

Brent Havens Tony Vincent

Rock band, symphony orchestra and stunning vocals combine for this epic concert of David Bowie’s greatest hits. With his unique style and his uncanny ability to reinvent himself in a career spanning five decades, Bowie penned some of rock ’n’ roll’s most beloved classics. Tonight we celebrate this iconic artist through his songs including: Heroes, Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, China Girl, Changes, Starman, Modern Love, Golden Years, Let’s Dance, Life On Mars and more. Recently recorded as a special for BBC Radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Bowie: A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular expertly blends rock band with orchestra. The concert features New York-based rock singer Tony Vincent, with Brent Havens conducting.

2hrs / Age 8+ Butterworth Hall £35, £25 Under 26s £14

The Nutcracker and I by Alexandra Dariescu

Saturday 23 November 2019 7.30pm & Sunday 24 November 2019 11am This is a new and innovative live family performance based on the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream. Dariescu inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist. She invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up. On stage Dariescu plays a grand piano, and behind her on a transparent screen a professional ballerina dances. Projected onto the screen and bringing the story to life are exquisite animations, all hand drawn and created in advance by digital company Yeast Culture. The animations follow the music and engage with the pianist and ballerina as they ‘dance’ together. Along the way you’ll hear many favourite melodies, including, of course, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Flower Waltz.

50mins approx. / Age 5+ Theatre £20 (£18), £17 (£15) 15

Met Opera Screenings 2019/20 Theatre £27 (£22), Restricted view £11.50 All on sale from Monday 12 August The new series of operas will be broadcast from New York into our Theatre. Turandot




Porgy and Bess

Maria Stuarda

Turandot (Encore)

Akhnaten (Encore)

Agrippina (Encore)

Puccini Sunday 13 October 2019 2pm

Philip Glass Sunday 24 November 2019 6pm

Handel Sunday 1 March 2020 3pm

Sung in Italian with English surtitles Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Sung in various languages with English surtitles Conductor: Karen Kamensek

Sung in Italian with English surtitles Conductor: Harry Bicket

Wozzeck (Encore)

(Encore) Wagner Sunday 15 March 2020 3pm

Manon (Encore) Massenet Monday 4 November 2019 6pm Sung in French with English surtitles Conductor: Maurizio Benini

Madama Butterfly (Encore) Puccini Tuesday 12 November 2019 6pm Sung in Italian with English surtitles Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

Alban Berg Monday 13 January 2020 6pm Sung in German with English surtitles Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Porgy and Bess (Encore) Gershwins Sunday 2 February 2020 3pm Sung in English Conductor: David Robertson

Der Fliegende Holländer Sung in German with English surtitles Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Tosca (Encore) Puccini Tuesday 14 April 2020 3pm Sung in Italian with English surtitles Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

Maria Stuarda (Encore) Donizetti Sunday 10 May 2020 3pm


Sung in Italian with English surtitles Conductor: Maurizio Benini

WARWICK 20:20 Project Support us Artist’s impression of the Warwick 20:20 Project

A space as inspiring as the exhibitions and performances you’re coming to see… From day one, Warwick Arts Centre provided a platform for the best, the most challenging and the most entertaining artists from around the world – and long may that continue. Back then, visitors passed through our foyer and other public spaces, eager to reach the ‘other world’ of the gallery or auditorium. But expectations have changed since the 1970’s and we now want our arts centre to be an inspiring place in its own right.

We can’t wait to share it with you... If you would like the chance to make your mark on this landmark development by donating towards the project, please visit or contact Christina Evans on 0247 657 3600

Warwick 20:20 Project is made possible by:

That’s a creative challenge we’re ready to rise to... To this end, we recently launched an exciting renovation project that will ensure Warwick Arts Centre remains a ‘must go’ cultural destination for people like you who already know and cherish us, while also extending a warmer welcome to those whose curiosity we are still to spark. We’re staying open throughout the building phase as we create a light-filled café and restaurant; an accessible ground floor iteration of the Mead Gallery; state-of-the-art cinema screens; upgraded art and performance spaces… and so much more.

The Wilsdon Family Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust 17

Instrumental Experiences to Inspire Young People Warwick Arts Centre is committed to providing access to its programme of world-class classical music.

Data Protection Warwick Arts Centre, as part of the University of Warwick, conforms to the Data Protection Act 1998 and any superseding privacy legislation and is committed to upholding the Data Protection principles of good practice. When processing your booking we will ask you for your name, address, email and telephone number. This is essential for all bookings. As part of our funding agreement with Arts Council England we will ask if you want your information passed on to visiting companies also in receipt of Arts Council funding. We will ensure that your data is accurate and held securely, used only for the purpose you expect, and we will only contact you in relation to your booking or for reasons specified by you.

We aim to inspire the young audiences of today and encourage them to become the adult audiences of tomorrow. Our Instrumental programme offers free tickets to young people to open their ears and eyes to classical music by experiencing some of the best live performers in the world. In addition, and in partnership with Coventry Music Service, we are excited to be able to offer FREE workshops to Coventry schools on the solo instrument from a selection of our concerts in the 2019/20 Series. A professional music facilitator and instruments are provided for up to 30 students at KS2/3 and no prior experience is necessary.

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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Opportunities NYO Come and Play Friday 3 January 2020 4.15pm

NYO Teen Hangout Friday 3 January 2020 6.30pm

This is a chance for young people aged 13 – 19 (playing at grades 4 – 8 and above) to develop their orchestral skills alongside NYO musicians in a fun pre-concert workshop. This event is free but registration is essential and applications will open online in November 2019. See the website for more information.

Discover the stories behind the music and meet NYO musicians over snacks at this free and friendly pre-concert event for teenagers, hosted by NYO Young Promoters. No musical experience required.


Full terms & conditions and privacy policy can be found at or ask for a copy at Box Office. All information correct at time of going to press May 2019.

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Approaching Coventry, follow the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre. Once at the University of Warwick, please come on to campus via the entrance adjacent to Scarman/Varsity at the bottom of Gibbet Hill.

Services run regularly from Birmingham, Leicester and London to Coventry. Coventry station is just a short taxi or bus ride away.

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There are a number of cycle stands outside Warwick Arts Centre. Please do not attach your bicycles to the railings around the building.

Regular bus services from Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth stop outside the Arts Centre. Traveline: 0871 200 2233.

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Although it is not essential, you are advised to book in advance so that we can readily provide assistance. If you require assistance, disabled patrons may also bring a companion FREE of charge. For full and updated access information please see the website or ask for information at Box Office. Registered disabled blue badge holders are entitled to free parking on campus when displaying a blue badge. Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders are available in car park 8, on Health Centre Road and behind Senate House, which is located next to Warwick Arts Centre. On Concert evening, Parking Stewards will be positioned at key points to assist you.

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Wheelchair access at ground level to Butterworth Hall, Studio, Arts Centre CafĂŠ, Woods-Scawen Room, Box Office and Helen Martin Studio.


There is a stair lift to the Theatre and Theatre Bar – if required please ask for assistance from our Front of House team. Assistance dogs are welcomed and can be cared for during performances by prior arrangement.


Receivers for our Sennheiser infrared facility are freely available from Box Office Toilet facilities accessible on the ground floor.

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concert series 2019/20 2019 Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Sat 12 Oct

Flanders Symphony Orchestra

Thu 31 Oct

The HallĂŠ

Thu 28 Nov

Armonico Consort

Thu 5 Dec

2020 National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Royal Philharmonic Orchestra City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Fri 3 Jan Wed 26 Feb Fri 6 Mar

Siberian Symphony Orchestra

Wed 22 Apr

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Thu 21 May


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Concert Series 2019 / 20  

Warwick Arts Centre presents our Concert Series programme for the 2019 / 20 season. Featuring the very best classical music from internation...

Concert Series 2019 / 20  

Warwick Arts Centre presents our Concert Series programme for the 2019 / 20 season. Featuring the very best classical music from internation...