Compton Verney
Orchestra of the Swan


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Culture vultures are in for a treat! With theatres, museums, festivals and art galleries galore, Warwickshire is the perfect destination for a cultural trip.

Compton Verney, Warwickshire premier art gallery set in in 120 acres of spectacular parkland, offers an exciting international programme of exhibitions and events, alongside a diverse collection of art from around the world.

The Old Slaughterhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon is a fantastic new arts and heritage hub which holds creative workshops, evening classes, community exhibitions and projects, plus local festivals in the area.

Orchestra of the Swan performs regular classical concerts at Stratford Playhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon.

A cultural trip to the area would not be complete without seeing a Royal Shakespeare Company production in Stratford-upon-Avon or family-fun show in Coventry. The Belgrade Theatre is a family focused theatre and a great place to take young ones with a taste for culture.

Culture lovers can plan a trip around the fantastic array of annual Festivals in Warwickshire, including the well established Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, Contemporary Arts Festival Discover:Gather:Give and Warwick Folk Festival.

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Compton Verney

Compton Verney

Warwickshire’s award-winning art gallery. Compton Verney is home to six diverse collections of nationally and internationally significant art from around the world, including British Folk Art, Chinese bronzes, British Portraits and works from Northern Europe and Naples. You can also find objects of inspiration and original textile designs by Enid Marx in our Marx-Lambert Collection. The gallery is set within 120 acres of Grade II listed park, landscaped by Capability Brown, the most eminent landscape architect of the eighteenth-century. Today the grounds still reflect his ‘pleasure grounds’ of sweeping grassland, ornamental lake and Cedars of Lebanon for which Brown is…

The Old Slaughterhouse

A hidden gem in the very heart of Stratford – The Old Slaughterhouse Arts and Heritage Studio is a place to visit, learn and explore. With seasonal exhibitions, events and a full workshop and activity programme. The Grade ll listed slaughterhouse is steeped in local heritage – records dating back to the early 17th century reveal it as a site for rope-making, wine merchants and then butchers.

Orchestra of the Swan

Orchestra of the Swan

Orchestra of the Swan was founded in 1995 and is based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, with an annual programme of over 45 concerts throughout England and Wales. OOTS also has an international impact having toured to China, Turkey, Mexico, USA and across the UK alongside groups such as Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and James. The OOTS catalogue of over 20 recordings features works by Bax, Copland, Elgar, Finzi, Ireland, Mahler, Strauss and Shostakovich, with the recording of the complete symphonies by Hans Gál receiving outstanding critical acclaim. OOTS is passionate about promoting new music and has premiered more than 70 new works…

Belgrade Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre is one of the most dynamic producing theatres in the country offering an exciting mix of entertaining and engaging live experiences all under one roof. It is the only professional theatre in Coventry and so acts as both the city and region’s commercial and producing theatre. We are also highly respected for our ground-breaking community and education initiatives. With a distinctive and brave artistic policy designed to cater to and develop the different audiences in and around Coventry, productions range from large scale tours such as West End musicals like Blood Brothers to home produced shows like…

Royal Shakespeare Company

One of the world’s best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company performs the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and new writing, throughout the year in Stratford-upon-Avon. Showcasing two thrust stage auditoria, the 1,000 seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre and 450 seat Swan Theatre, bring audiences and actors closer together in the best possible setting to experience live theatre. If you don’t have time to see a performance then why not enjoy the stunning views from the Tower, discover theatrical secrets on a Theatre Tour, spend time exploring the award-winning The Play’s The Thing exhibition, relax with a coffee at The Other…