Autumn/Winter Season at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry
Internationally recognised theatrical companies, leading artists, top comedians, and Stick Man will perform at the Coventry venue beginning in the autumn of 2022.
Turner Prize nominees, internationally renowned dance companies, and some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy headline the Autumn/Winter 2022-2023 season at Warwick Arts Centre.
Season highlights at the Coventry venue include: the European premiere of Rewards For The Tribe (5-8 Oct 2022), in which two of Australia’s most influential and innovative dance companies, Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre, collaborate for the first time; Kin (19-22 Oct 2022), the eighth production from award-winning and internationally acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko, which presents experiences of migration, racism, empathy, and home for a poetically intoxicating p
Continuing to push the envelope, Leo and Hyde’s Double Life (26-30 Oct 2022) fuses a musical with virtual reality as gamer Guy searches for love, while Wendy Houstoun’s Watch It! (6-7 Dec 2022) may be the last show ever from the innovative performer who’s built up a huge body of groundbreaking work since emerging in the 1980s.
Stick Man at the Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry
Over half-term, Leamington Spa’s Motionhouse returns with the lunar adventure Starchitects (27-30 Oct 2022), while Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man (3-31 Dec 2022) makes for the ideal Christmas entertainment! Free Family Sundays (8 Oct-11 Dec 2022, term time only) provide free drop-in creative workshops every Sunday afternoon, as well as regular Weekend Family Films.
The Aurora Orchestra kicks off the Classical programme on October 7, 2022, followed by a Gala Concert celebrating the distinguished 40-year career of one of the world’s best musicians, violinist Maxim Vengerov (3 Dec 2022).
Alt. folk sensation Grace Petrie (15 Oct 2022), multi-award-winning West Mid’s jazz wunderkind Xhosa Cole (15 Oct 2022), The Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek creator Chris Thile (10 Nov 2022), backed by Sam Amidon, and Ukrainian composer and harpist Alina Bzhezhinska (8 Dec 2022). There’s also a special one-off commemorating the 15th anniversary of seminal record label Erased Tapes (20 November 2022), featuring musicians from the label such as Rival Consoles and Penguin Cafe.
Dave Gorman at the Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry
For comedy aficionados, Dave Gorman (6 Oct 2022), Jessica Fostekew (7 Oct 2022), singing duet Flo and Joan (13 Oct 2022), Jon Richardson (27-28 Oct 2022), Paul Chowdhry (6 Nov 2022), Sara Pascoe (2 Dec 2022), and Shaparak Khorsandi will all make appearances (10 Dec 2022).
The venue will also be visited by astronaut Tim Peake (23 Sep 2022), 2019 Booker Prize Winner Bernardine Evaristo (9 Oct 2022), and much-loved presenter/tennis player Sue Barker (14 Oct 2022), as well as Gyles Brandreth (12 Oct 2022), while the blockbuster free visual arts exhibition is Radical Landscapes (6 Oct-18 Dec 2022). The group art display, which is travelling from Tate Liverpool to Warwick Arts Centre, includes works from two Turner Prize 2022 nominees (Ingrid Pollard and Veronica Ryan), as well as work by recognised figures such as Henry Moore, Jeremy Deller, and Hurvin Anderson.
Doreen Foster, Director of Warwick Arts Centre, commented on the season: “This is our first full season with all of our spaces fully open from the start of the season, a year after our building’s transformation, and we’re making the most of it, with performances, activities, and screenings filling our theatres, hall, gallery, cinema, and even foyer spaces.
“We are delighted to welcome two of Australia’s best dance/theatre companies, Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre, as well as renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov and Girl, Other, Woman writer Bernardine Evaristo OBE, as well as a timely and thought-provoking free exhibition featuring some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary British art.
“We’re also hosting more free events and activities this season, including Jazz Fridays with The Moloney Trio in Benugo (starting Oct. 7), while our three cinema screens will continue to offer both Hollywood blockbusters and special one-off screenings of films you can’t see anywhere else in the county.”
More information and tickets are available at warwickartscentre.co.uk.
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Warwick Arts Centre, one of the UK’s major multi-artform venues, offers a high-quality, engaging, and diversified programme of performing and visual arts, concerts, films, festivals, education and learning activities, and special events, all presented in world-class facilities and spaces.
Since its inception in 1974, the venue has been a distinctive and exceptional place, a key resource for both the arts and audiences in the region, as well as a significant influence in national and international arts networks.
The facility has recently undergone the largest change in its history, with a vast new foyer, three state-of-the-art cinema screens, and a remodelled modern art space, The Mead Gallery.