Events Diary

What’s On in Warwick – at a Glance

There’s always plenty to do in Warwick, with a wide range of events throughout the year. This handy long-term calendar is a guide to some of the most interesting, with links or contacts for more information. If you are organising an event which you think will be of interest to visitors or local people, email the details well in advance to  It’s updated each month. 


Please see below featured events in Warwick. Please contact if you would like your event to be listed.

The Falconer’s Quest – Warwick Castle

From 06/04/2019 to 31/10/2019

Image result for falcons birdsAn all action, dynamic display of aerial acrobatics. Join the Falconer in an epic quest of  discovery to find the finest Birds in all Of the land, all set in a stunning riverside location within the grounds of the Castle.

  Let your imagination soar in the UK’s biggest Bird of Prey Show.  

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

From 19/04/2019 to 02/11/2019

The Court House Jury Street Warwick

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

The museum covers the history of the Warwickshire Yeomanry from 1794 to 1954 with an extensive collection of uniforms, weapons, memorabilia and an important regimental painting by Lady Butler.
The regimental library and archive are held on site and may be viewed by appointment. – Of particular interest is the Huj display, featuring a German Field Gun captured in Palestine on 8th November 1917 during one of the last Cavalry charges made by the British Army. The museum is open weekends and bank holidays, it is free to enter but donations welcomed. 10am – 4pm.

Museum will be opening in August

Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon &  Fridays 10am – 4 pm

Trivia Trails Warwick

From 19/05/2019 to 28/12/2019

Various venues in Warwick


New Updated Trail Dates List for 2019


1.30pm Sunday 19th May

1.30 pm Friday 28th June

A NEW Warwick quiz trail especially written in aid of the upkeep of Warwick’s beautiful centrepiece.  Start and finish at St Mary’s, Old Square, CV34 4RA.

1.30pm Thursday 11th July & 11am Saturday 13th July

2 pm Friday 16th August,  12 noon Saturday 21st September

1.30pm Friday 11th October

November – book a date and time to suit your visit.

11.30am Saturday 28th December

Adults: £12.50; child aged 9-16: £5.00;

Child aged 0-8: free.  www.>


Wars of the Roses Live

From 25/05/2019 to 01/09/2019

Warwick Castle

Knights battling at Warwick Castle

Experience a spectacle never before seen in the UK, complete with perilous stunt riding, fearless jousting and epic special effects.

 1455 and the House of Lancaster holds the English throne. King Henry VI’s crown is challenged by the House of York. The rival houses clash in battle and the bloody war that ensues was to last over 30 years.

Marvel as the legendary Wars of the Roses unfolds before you during an epic live action show at Warwick Castle. Experience a spectacle never before seen in the UK, complete with perilous stunt riders, fearless jousting and state of the art special effects.

25th May – 2nd June
20th July – 1st September



From 28/05/2019 to 29/02/2020

Court House Warwick Visitor Centre

Eco company ‘Zero’ has been set up by mums Charlie Demetriou and Marisa Edworthy . The two eco-friendly mums  who are both teachers at Southfields Primary in Coventry – had long shared a common dream of a package-free shop.

Lots of new stock arrived.

Range of Fill Co cleaning products plus a selection of household items and toiletries will be found in the Visitor Centre!


Summer Holiday Club

From 30/07/2019 to 27/08/2019

Warwick Methodist Church

Messy Church meets Bread Church

Lots of craft activities, plus baking and Lunch

Materials, Ingredients and lunch are FREE

Also an area for babies and toddlers

All ages welcome – children, please bring an adult

Tuesdays weekly during the school holidays
23rd, 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August
from 10.30am till 12.30pmFree of charge
Tue 30 Jul, Tue 6 Aug, Tue 13 Aug, Tue 20 Aug, Tue 27 Aug
Contact telephone: 07720901046 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Warwick Words 2019

From 30/07/2019 to 06/10/2019

Various venues in Warwick

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History Festival,  historical writing,fact & fiction, meet the authors discover & discuss their work. Join us for talks,  Workshops                                                                           walks & much more.
Special guests include:
Tracy Borman,Max Hastings,Alison Weir,Tom Holland,
Hallie Rubenhold,Adam Rutherford, Miranda Kaufman,Peter Stanford, Jonathan Foyle – Plus many more.
Full festival programme and tickets AVAILABLE
Box Office Visitor Information Centre-Court House Warwick  01926 492212


Whats On Royal Spa Centre

From 04/08/2019 to 30/12/2020

Warwick Visitor Centre



The Royal Spa Centre Autumn programme

2019 /2020  Pick up your copy from WARWICK VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE       


     Tickets now on sale @ Box Office   –  Warwick Information Centre


Dragon Slayer Warwick Castle

From 07/08/2019 to 26/08/2019

Dragon SlayerDon’t miss the Summer’s must-see show return with even more projection!

Experience a full evening of spectacular entertainment combining fearless fire jousting, perilous stunt riding and epic battles.

with a breath-taking light projection show finale complete with live actors, pyrotechnics, fireworks and more. Dragon Slayer performances run on selected dates throughout  August,

please see the  calendar

#Love Local Craft Fair

From 10/08/2019 to 07/12/2019

Warwick Visitor Information Centre

Local artisans, artists & crafters selling a wide range of handmade products.  This is a free event at Warwick Visitor Information Centre.10 am -4.30 pm.

to enquire about stalls please phone Warwick Town Council on

01926 411694.


10th August/7th Sept/12th October/9th Nov/7th Dec.


Dino day & Dexter The T Rex

From 14/08/2019 to 14/09/2019

Market Hall Museum Warwick

Meet Dexter the baby t-rex and his wrangler on the Market Square. Dare you get close and stroke a tyrannosaurus rex? Just watch he doesn’t bite off your hand. Inside the museum complete the dino challenges to earn the title of junior dinosaur wrangler, dig for fossils, handle real Jurassic fossils and make your own to take home. For under 5s there are also dinosaur story telling sessions and play space.
Dexter the dinosaur shows at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm in the square
5s and under storytelling at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm in the museum
No need to book just drop in. £2.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: £2.50

01926 412500

Free Tours of the Court House, Jury Street

From 24/08/2019 to 24/08/2019

Unlocking Warwick

Tours are on selected Saturdays 11 am – 11.45 am 

Unlocking Warwick volunteers will guide you around the outside and inside of the restored  Grade -1 listed Court House Jury St Warwick,  telling the story of the buildings on this central site, and some of the history of  the county town. Assemble in the Visitor Information Centre.No need to book. Just turn up, numbers have to be limited so first to come, first on tour.


Ride Warwickshire Sportive 101, 80, 34 Miles

From 24/08/2019 to 24/08/2019

Warwick Racecourse

NEW for 2019! Starting from Warwick Racecourse the early miles of this event are sublimely gentle but as it dips its toes into the Cotswolds things get decidedly lumpier. Fully supported cycle event.

Starting from Warwick Racecourse or telephone 01425 653372

Warwick Horticultural Show — Pageant Gardens & Ballroom Court House

From 24/08/2019 to 26/08/2019

The Ballroom at The Court House and Pageant Gardens

Warwick Horticultural & Allotment Society Annual Show is back .Related image

There are 68 classes …which include Floral Art, Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit & Household Classes. with special classes for young people and a group challenge prize   28 cups & trophies.    



  30p per class for WHAS members

 40p for non-members under 16s free                  

Members Free, £1 for Guests

Entries between  9.30 am – 1.30pm on the  – 24th August 

The Ballroom at The Court House and Pageant Garden, Warwick, CV34 4EW

+44 (0) 1926 492954

Party in the Park

From 26/08/2019 to 26/08/2019


Image result for bouncy castles CARTOON


Join in the fun at this FREE family fun day in St Nicholas’ Park, Warwick.

There will be so much to see and do. Come down to Party in the Park where you and your family can enjoy a day out –

Stalls – Charities – Food – Drink – Entertainment – Bouncy Castles & Much More!   10am – 5pm  Admission Free

Tea & Dance Lessons

From 03/09/2019 to 03/09/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Related imageIt’s a social gathering suitable for beginners. Professional dance instructors  lead guests through the basic steps of ballroom classics such as the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and square tango.




£2.50 Per Person

refreshments provided

01926 411694


An Evening in Conversation with Robert Harris

From 05/09/2019 to 05/09/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick

Join Robert Harris, author of bestselling novels such as Fatherland, Pompeii and Conclave, as he talks about his new book, The Second Sleep, which will be published on 5th September. The event will be held on publication day at The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick



An Evening in Conversation with Robert Harris – The Second Sleep


Tickets are £15 and include a copy of The Second Sleep (RRP £20). Tickets will be available from the Warwick Books or on Ticket source.

Free Tours of the Court House, Jury Street

From 07/09/2019 to 07/09/2019

Unlocking Warwick

Tours are on selected Saturdays 11 am – 11.45 am

Unlocking Warwick volunteers will guide you around the outside and inside of the restored  Grade -1 listed Court House Jury St Warwick,  telling the story of the buildings on this central site, and some of the history of  the county town. No need to book. Just turn up. But numbers have to be limited, so first come first on the tour.

Assemble in the Visitor Information Centre            




Dan Jones Crusaders An Epic History of the Wars for Holy Lands

From 08/09/2019 to 08/09/2019

Bridge House Theatre Warwick

Dan Jones Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

 7:30 pm
Bridge House Theatre Warwick School

Open Garden

From 08/09/2019 to 08/09/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

 Lord Leycester Hospital Master’s Garden open free to Warwickshire residents 10-5 pm. 

Please check in at the Ticket Office to get your free pass.

A Star is Born Outdoor Cinema

From 10/09/2019 to 10/09/2019

Warwick Castle

Situated on the River Avon in Warwickshire, Warwick Castle is one of England’s oldest castles, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1608.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about                                                            given up on her dream to …

Doors open 7pm
Film 8.30pm

In The Ballroom

From 11/09/2019 to 11/09/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

beetle-drive-gameBeetle drive, Quiz & games

join the Unlocking Warwick team for afternoon of fun and laughter


£2.00 per person

2.00 pm -4 pm

more information 01926 411694

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Luna Outdoor Cinema

From 11/09/2019 to 11/09/2019

Warwick Castle

Situated on the River Avon in Warwickshire, Warwick Castle is one of England’s oldest castles, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and love all over again. You’re invited to return to the Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new                                                  original musical based on the songs .


Doors open 7pm
Film 8.30pm

Tour Of Britain Cycle Race

From 13/09/2019 to 13/09/2019

Burton Dassett Hills Warwickshire

Warwickshire will welcome Britain’s biggest professional cycle race for the second successive year as the OVO Energy Tour of Britain returns

Stage six will see the world’s top teams and riders racing from Warwick town centre to the hill-top finish at Burton Dassett Country Park over a 186.5-kilometre (116-mile) route, replicating much of stage four of June’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour.

The world’s top riders will pass through the University of Warwick, Kenilworth, Meriden (home to the National Cyclists’ Memorial), Atherstone, Bedworth and Wellesbourne. Action is guaranteed on the climb of Sun Rising Hill, with the stage ends with three ascents of Burton Dassett (1.7-kilometre, 4.9% average, climb) as part of a 12-kilometre finishing circuit.

Warwickshire Heritage Open Day’s 2019

From 13/09/2019 to 22/09/2019

Various Venues In Warwickshire

The 2019 Heritage open days programme for Warwickshire…. is  now available

Warwick Information Centre

Hill Close Gardens Open Gardens NGS

From 14/09/2019 to 14/09/2019

Hill Close Gardens Warwick

 Restored Grade ll* Victorian leisure gardens comprising 16 individual hedged gardens, 8 brick summerhouses. Herbaceous borders, heritage apple and pear trees, C 19 daffodils, over 100 varieties of snowdrops, many varieties of asters and chrysanthemums.
Heritage vegetables. 
Victorian style glasshouse.
Children’s garden.
ATimes:11:00 to 17:00. Telephone:01926 493339. Open for charity.
Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 6HF
Contact telephone: 01926 493339  Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Open Discussion on ‘Gallipoli 1915 – Heritage Open Days

From 16/09/2019 to 16/09/2019

Yeomanry Museum Warwick Court House

Free event in this fascinating Museum.. 10am -2 pm

Meet the Team – Heritage Open Days

From 20/09/2019 to 20/09/2019

Yeomanry Museum Warwick /Court House

10am – 12 noon — extra event..




Free Tours of the Court House, Jury Street

From 21/09/2019 to 21/09/2019

Unlocking Warwick

Unlocking Warwick volunteers will guide you around the outside and inside of the restored Grade -1 listed Court House Jury St Warwick, telling the story of the buildings on this central site, and some of the history of the county town.

11 am – 2 pm

No need to book. Just turn up. But numbers have to be limited, so first              come first on the tour.

Assemble in the Visitor Information Centre


The Grand Season Opener

From 23/09/2019 to 24/09/2019

Warwick Racecourse

The Season Opener at Warwick Racecourse returns bigger and better for 2019,

Land of Pope & Glory – Armonico Consort

From 28/09/2019 to 28/09/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick

A musical evening capturing the enchanted journey through extraordinary history of the Papacy – trekking through tales of greatness and intellect, whilst stumbling upon Papal times the church would prefer long forgotten. Fascinating tales of incredible leadership and faithfulness ..

Featuring groups of choirs and soloists placed around beautiful venues, these incredible tales will be illustrated with music from the greatest Italian church composers. Armonico Consort, with the help of the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, will guide you through the musical heritage inspired by this great institution.

7.30 pm  £12.50 —£22.50



The Twilight Walk 2019

From 29/09/2019 to 29/09/2019

Warwick Hall next to Bridgehouse Theatre

Walk With Us  and join forces with your friends, family and colleagues to share your story and raise awareness, as we enjoy time together to celebrate the lives of loved ones and move those vital steps closer to a cure.

10 k autumn walks to celebrate loved ones, raise money and make strides towards a cure for brain tumours. There will be staff and volunteers on hand to guide you during your walk, provide water, keep you motivated and cheer you on as you cross the finish line

Whether you sign up as a group, or sign up as an individual, you’ll be part of an active community taking strides to beat brain tumours.

When: Sunday 29 September, the walk starts at 4:30 pm, registration opens at 3pm

Where: Warwick Hall, Warwick

Registration fee: Adult tickets are £15, Under 16s are £10 and under 5s are free

Minimum sponsorship: £100

Warwick Hall, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 4BJ
4.30 pm

Anne Fletcher From The Mill to Monte Carlo – Warwick Words Festival

From 30/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Joseph Hobson Jagger is unique among the men ‘who broke the bank at Monte Carlo’, the only one known to have devised an infallible and legal system to defeat the odds at roulette. But he was not what you might expect: not a gentleman or an aristocrat, nor a professional gambler – Jagger was a Yorkshire textile worker, who had laboured from childhood in the mills of Victorian Bradford. What led this man, who had never left the north of England, and did not speak French, to travel nearly a thousand miles to the exclusive world of the Riviera at a time when most people lived and died within a few miles of where they were born?

Join Anne Fletcher, Jagger’s great-great-great niece, as in this true-life detective story she uncovers how he was able to win at Monte Carlo – and how his legacy lives on in casinos worldwide.


includes refreshments


Jennifer Cranfield Writing Local History – Warwick Words History Festival

From 30/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

Friends Meeting House

Writing Local History workshop
Image result for old warwickshire villageswanted to delve into the history
of your village and set it in the
context of the wider world? What
records can be found? What topics
could be explored? How should your research be presented ,

This workshop led by local historian Jennifer Cranfield

11.30am – 1.30pm

Tickets: £15.00
includes refreshments


Life in the Mad House Warwick County Lunatic Asylum Warwick Words History Festival

From 30/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

County Records Office

History of Hatton Asylum

Full details  Warwick Words History Festival Programme available @ the Information Centre Warwick

TICKETS  -£7.00


10.30 am –  12.30 pm


Rachel Trethewey Before Wallis

From 30/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Wallis Simpson was the woman who stole the king’s heart and rocked the monarchy – but she was not Edward VIII’s first or only love.

Rachel Trethewey’s latest book is about the three women Edward adored before Wallis came to dominate his life. The girl he wanted to marry, who would have made the perfect match for a future king. His long-term mistress, who knew the rules of the game and that she would never marry him. His twice-married American lover, who enjoyed a domestic life with Edward, but realised it could not last forever. In each love affair, Edward behaved like a little boy lost, a spoilt child.

Any one of these three women could have changed the course of history. In examining their lives and impact on the heir to the throne, Rachel questions whether Edward ever really wanted to be king.

£12.00 Tickets available Warwick Information Centre Box Office

includes tea and cake


Tim Bouverie Road to War -Warwick Words History Festival

From 30/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

On a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane, waved a piece of paper at the waiting crowd and said that his visit to Adolf Hitler had averted the greatest crisis in recent memory.

‘Peace for our time’.

A year later, Germany invaded Poland.

Using newly discovered sources and deep archival research, Tim Bouverie has written a compelling new narrative of the disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy and parliamentary infighting that enabled Nazi domination of Europe: an unforgettable portrait of the ministers, aristocrats and amateur diplomats who, through their actions (and inaction), shaped Britain’s policy and determined the fate of Europe.



7 pm

Anne Langley Early Allotments in Warwickshire Warwick Words History Festival

From 01/10/2019 to 01/10/2019

Hill Close Gardens Warwick

Warwickshire was at the forefront of allotment provision in the 19th century. This illustrated talk, by local historian, Anne Langley, provides a unique insight into the life of labourers and trades people, allotments of all kinds and town gardens like Hill Close in Warwick.

Anne contributed two chapters about allotments in Warwickshire to Breaking New Ground, a book examining the development and importance of allotments, which were not just a means of alleviating poverty, but became a major institution of Victorian village life.

Anne has written books and articles about a wide variety of historical topics; she volunteers at the Warwickshire County Record Office and contributes to the website

£7.00 tickets includes refreshments



Tea & Dance Lessons

From 01/10/2019 to 01/10/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Related imageIt’s a social gathering suitable for beginners. Professional dance instructors  lead guests through the basic steps of ballroom classics such as the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and square tango.



£2.50 Per Person

refreshments provided

01926 411694

Tracy Borman The Devil’s Slave – Warwick Words History Festival

From 01/10/2019 to 01/10/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Frances Gorges has survived the accusation of witchcraft. Yet, if the court of King James knew of her love for Tom Wintour, one of the executed members of the Gunpowder Plot, it would mean certain death. Pregnant with Tom’s child, Frances lives in fear and in hiding – until she is offered the chance to make a respectable marriage and return to court. She will not be expected to sleep with her husband: and the only price she must pay is to give up the cause for which her lover died … but old loyalties are hard to deny, and soon Frances is drawn back into the snake-pit scheming of the factions trying to take the throne.

Compelling, sensual, suspenseful, The Devil’s Slave is a standalone sequel to Tracy Borman’s acclaimed novel The King’s Witch and further evidence that Tracy – one of our finest historians – is also a brilliant novelist.


includes tea and cake

2.00 pm


The Autumn Meeting

From 03/10/2019 to 03/10/2019

Warwick Racecourse

The Autumn Meeting represents a great opportunity to head to Warwick races, and watch the action unfold

Warwick at War – Warwick Words Festival

From 03/10/2019 to 03/10/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Graham Sutherland’s latest book, Warwick at War 1939 – 1945, looks at life in Warwick during the Second World War.

Warwick was well prepared for air raids, despite squabbling amongst the organisers of our air defences – and some organisations being unwilling to help. Although the town ultimately experienced very little war damage, problems came with the influx of refugees and evacuees, following major air raids nearby, in particular, in Coventry. Meanwhile, scandal arose from the harsh disciplinarian activities of Chief Constable Kemble, which resulted in a Home Office enquiry. And, the arrival of visiting troops controversially attracted some ‘unattached women’. The end of the war brought its own problems, with controversial plans for housing and the redevelopment of the town …

Join Graham for an exploration of these aspects of the town’s 20th century history.

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includes refreshments


Hidden Depths Not so Well Known Stories of our Canal Warwick Words Festival

From 04/10/2019 to 04/10/2019

Tesco Car Park Emscote Rd Warwick

Another opportunity to join local canal enthusiast, Trevor Langley, for a short return coach journey and guided tow-path tour of some of the remarkable features of the canals and waterway infrastructure in the Warwick area. Trevor will reflect on the financing, design and construction of these canals, as well as their use and impact on the community. How did canals transform this area and, ultimately, enable the safe transportation of local produce and manufactured goods?

Trevor’s tour has been a sell-out feature of the Warwick Words History Festivals since 2016 – come and find out why!

Please bring walking boots, a packed lunch and a torch. There are steps, slopes and narrow paths to negotiate and so we regret that this event is not suitable for wheelchairs or those with mobility difficulties. 

NB: the coach will depart promptly at 12 noon and return to Warwick at around 3.00 pm.

Tickets £16.00




Leamington Music Autumn 2019 & Spring 2020

From 04/10/2019 to 24/03/2020

Various Venues In Leamington Spa & Warwick

Leamington Music’s fourteenth Winter Season   Esmé Quartet from Korea, winners of the 2018 London International String Quartet Competition, performs at the Royal Pump Rooms on its first UK tour.

The Investec International String Quartet Series on Friday evenings continues with the London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich clarinet (1 November), the Talich Quartet from Czech Republic (29 November), Van Kuijk Quartet from France and winners of the London Competition in 2015 (24 January), the Consone Quartet (28 February) and Pražák Quartet from Czech Republic (20 March).

The Early Music at St Mary’s Church Warwick Series opens with the Gesualdo Six (8 October), continuing with Musica Secreta (12 November), Stile Antico (10 December), The Gonzaga Band (28 January), Dowland Works, celebrating Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th birthday (18 February) and The Orlando Consort (24 March).

Other concerts in the season will be given by the 2019 Leamington Music Prize winners, the Palisander Recorder QuartetThe Mellstock BandThe Carice SingersLauren Zhang (winner 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year), and Ensemble 360.

Booking for the Winter Season opened at the beginning of July with a fortnight’s Priority Booking period for the Friends of Leamington Music – download the Friends Application Form 2019-20 to join the Friends to take advantage of this. Programmes  available from Warwick Information Centre




Richard Phillips MBE, Festival Director

History Society Fair Warwick Words History Festival

From 05/10/2019 to 05/10/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Find out about a wide range of local history groups at our annual History Fair.

Groups include:

The Dugdale Society, Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, Kenilworth History and Archaeology Society, Knowle Local History Society, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Unlocking Warwick, Friends of Warwick County Record Office, Leamington and Warwick Family History Groups,Warwickshire Local History Society. Leamington’s Oxfam Books & Music Shop will also be there with copies of local history books for you to buy.

10.00 am – 2.00 pm

tea and coffee will be available

The Gallows Tour Warwick Words History Festival

From 05/10/2019 to 05/10/2019

Information Centre Warwick

Paula Fletcher

Warwick is known for its Castle and beautiful buildings – but the town also has a dark underside.

Take a 90 minute walking tour with Paula Fletcher, a professionally-trained tour guide and a volunteer with Unlocking Warwick, to learn of murder, murderers and dark deeds that have taken place in our not-so-peaceful town.

This walk will take you past some of the buildings where murders took place. We also look at the lives of those who dispensed justice, the Warwick pathologist whose work was vital in proving guilt, the Circuit Judge who enjoyed sentencing people to death far too much … and the spot where a hangman, famous throughout the land, dispatched the guilty with glee.

Please note this event is not suitable for children under 16.

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The Trail of Abraham Thornton

From 06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Unlocking Warwick presents authentic dramatisation of the murder trail that gripped the nation and made legal history. Based on the original court records.

Part of The Warwick Words History Festival




Not suitable for children under 12

Doors  open 7.30 pm start time 8 pm

Bar will be available.

Tickets £12.00




Warwick Chocolate Festival

From 06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019

Market Place Warwick

983.jpgWarwick Chocolate Festival – even more chocolate than last year, spread across the whole town, one not to be missed!
Think artisan chocolate, dipping chocolate, chocolate cake, and perhaps even chocolate beer!

Lots of chocolate, be it cake, truffles, beer, wine and even gin, what’s not to love!!

Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4BJ
Car Park
New Street

The Gesualdo six – Music of the Heavenly Spheres

From 08/10/2019 to 08/10/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick

directed by Owain Park Guy James and Alex Chance countertenorsJoseph Wicks,

Josh Cooter tenor
Michael Craddock baritone,  Samuel Mitchell bass

A welcome return to Warwick for this vocal consort comprised of some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, bringing a programme exploring cross-currents in sacred renaissance polyphony. Hildegard von Bingen, Byrd, Gesualdo, Gombert, de Lassus, Melgas, Ockeghem, Palestrina, des Prez, and de Vitry, plus other vocal works by Bennett, Owain Park, and Tim Watts.

“Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness.” – BBC Music Magazine

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The first of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

£13 – £22
Tickets Available From Warwick Information Centre Jury Street Warwick

In The Ballroom

From 09/10/2019 to 09/10/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Related image Cadbury Story

Talk by Alan Thornton with original 1950’s film about why George Cadbury moved to Bournville.


£2.00 per person

2 pm – 4.00 pm

more information 01926 411694



Fundraising Ball

From 12/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

You are cordially invited to The Court House Fundraising Ball in association with AIMS (registered charity no 1177907) raising money for Warwick Mum Cath to have a stem cell transplant and chemotherapy to halt the progression of her Multiple Sclerosis.

The event is being held at The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick

The price of your ticket is £38 (or a table of 10 for £350)

and includes:

  • A welcome drink and canapes
  • A 2 course hot meal by Yes Chef using fresh, local, seasonal produce
  • Fabulous live music by Hunky Davy
  • Raffle and silent auction
  • Licensed bar
  • DJ and dancing

Dress to impress!


NB: Please contact the event organiser if you have any dietary requirements or if you are purchasing a table for 10 and have mixed requirements

01926 411694

Geoff Norcott – Taking Liberties

From 18/10/2019 to 18/10/2019

Bridge House Theatre Warwick

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again with ‘Taking Liberties’. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a d*ck. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show. He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show. Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.
8pm. Tickets £13.50. Suitable for ages 16+.
The Bridge House Theatre Warwickshire CV34 6PP
Fri 18 Oct 2019
Contact telephone: 01926 776438 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Lady Godiva String Quartet & Dinner

From 18/10/2019 to 18/10/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

In the Courtyard and Great Hall.

 £55 ticket price includes drinks, food and the quartet.  Make up a table of nine.

  Tickets in advance


 01926 491422

directly from the Ticket office of the Lord Leycester Hospital open 10-5 pm. A gala evening in medieval splendour with superb acoustics, food and drink  starting at 6.30 pm in the Courtyard,

dinner at 7 pm and ending before midnight

Reflections for all Souls

From 01/11/2019 to 01/11/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick


Take a short time to reflect and remember with the help of music and words.

Da Capo will sing the movements of Victoria’s Missa Pro Defunctis interspersed with thought-provoking readings. Join us for 45 minutes of peace and reflection at the end of the day.

8 pm

Entry free, with retiring collection in aid of St Mary’s.

Tea & Dance Lessons

From 05/11/2019 to 05/11/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Related imageIt’s a social gathering suitable for beginners. Professional dance instructors  lead guests through the basic steps of ballroom classics such as the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and square tango.




£2.50 Per Person

refreshments provided

01926 411694

Sporting Icons

From 08/11/2019 to 08/11/2019

Warwick Racecourse

An exciting day at our fantastic racecourse as we welcome the company of one of Britain’s most famous Sporting Icons on this unique raceday at Warwick Racecourse . In 2016 we hosted multi-Olympic Gold medal winning showjumper, Nick Skelton. In 2017, we welcomed Rugby World Cup winner, Mike Tindall and last year we welcomed John Barnes.


Anniversary Drinks Reception- Safeline

From 09/11/2019 to 09/11/2019

Warwick Castle

Image result for great hall warwick castleWe are holding our Anniversary Drinks Reception in the prestigious Great Hall at Warwick Castle on to celebrate 25 years of Safeline helping and supporting those who have been affected by sexual abuse and rape.

Tickets are priced at £25 each. The ticket price includes  Prosecco on arrival with canapes being served during the evening.

There will be live music by ‘Klassic 4’ string quartet and entertainment by Magic Mr P with his own spellbinding magic.

The evening will start at 7.30pm and the dress code is black tie.

There will be a Treat Tree during the evening. Surprise Envelopes can be bought for £25 and inside will be a treat worth £25 or more.  These wonderful items have been very kindly donated by local businesses and supporters.

There will also be a Silent Auction during the evening where there will be fantastic prizes for you to bid on – these include a  BMW for a weekend, family Annual Pass to Warwick Castle, session in a local recording studio.

If you have any questions about the evening, please contact Rachael on

01926 358287

We will store and use your contact details to process your booking and contact you about the event.  You will receive an email acknowledgment of your booking.

All proceeds will support the work of Safeline in and around the local Warwickshire area,

No refunds will be given

Great Hall, Warwick Castle

Tickets available now –  The Visitor Centre, Court House Warwick


Gin Tasting in the Great Hall

From 09/11/2019 to 09/11/2019

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Lord Leycester Hospital EventsTicketed early evening event to taste Gin and to bring your invited guests. Tickets £20 in advance from 1st September from the Lord Leycester Hospital.

Ticket Office -open from 10-4 pm or to reserve and pay by BACS

01926 491422

From Darkness into Light

From 12/11/2019 to 12/11/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick

Direct from the Brighton Early Music Festival, the UK’s premier female-voice early music ensemble comes to Warwick presenting the complete setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday by Antoine Brumel with works by Compère, Moro, Mouton, des Prez, and beautiful Gregorian chant, offering an unique insight into the musical life of a sixteenth-century Italian convent.“…sensitively imagined and vividly realized interpretations.” – International Record Review

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The second of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

7.30 pm

£13 – £22   BOX OFFICE  – Warwick Visitor Information Centre

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In The Ballroom

From 13/11/2019 to 13/11/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

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fascinating talk  about Warwick’s oldest houses, church and entertainment venue. and how they have adapted to our modern – day life.


£2.00 per person

2.00 pm -4 pm

more information 01926 411694






Winter Warmer

From 20/11/2019 to 20/11/2019

Warwick Racecourse

Nothing warms you up in the heart of winter like a day at the races and Warwick is famous for its cosy bars and restaurants.



Big Picture Festival

From 23/11/2019 to 24/11/2019

Bridge House Theatre Warwick

Big Picture Festival is a brand-new film festival in Warwick. Over one weekend expect all sorts of movies, from mainstream to independent; British to international.Blu-ray picture and 5.1 surround sound will provide an authentic cinema experience alongside street food, packages of short Films and                                                     Q&As with industry figures. Film fans,

this one’s for YOU

Full Weekend

£30 Adult
£15 Under 16

Individual Day

£18 Adult
£9 Under 16

Individual Screening

£5 Adult
£3 Under 16

Tickets are available at:

Twitter: @BigPicShow1

Facebook: ‘Big Picture Festival’


The Trail of Queen Caroline a Performance Warwick Words History Festival

From 23/11/2019 to 23/11/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

A collaboration between the University of Warwick History Department and the Loft Theatre Company.

In 1820, following the death of George III, Caroline of Brunswick, the estranged wife of the Prince Regent – now King George IV – returned to Britain from her continental exile, despite attempts to bribe her to stay away.

The new king pressured the government to bring her to trial on a Bill of Pains and Penalties, in an attempt to deny her the status of Queen Consort. She became a cause célèbre for popular radicalism, especially in London, fuelling opposition to the much derided George IV. 

This performance aims to situate the events and to convey some of the evidence informing the drama that unfolded in the House of Lords, as the government of the day  sought to follow the king’s instructions to them.

£4.00 Tickets

4 pm



Winter Food Festival Warwick Castle

From 24/11/2019 to 24/11/2019

Warwick Castle

1410.jpg50 stalls with Christmas Food, Christmas cakes, turkeys, pork pies, vegetables, jars of pickles,chutney etc an upmarket, produce festival. Entertainment and of course street food

10am – 5pm

Jane Eyre

From 27/11/2019 to 28/11/2019

Bridge House Theatre Warwick

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will”

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall, a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.

Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction. Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom, and lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling.

“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English Theatre”
The Stage

7:30 pm. Tickets £18.50 Adult / £14.50 Concession
Contact telephone: 01926 776438 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

Christmas Tree Festival at St. Mary’s Church Warwick

From 28/11/2019 to 08/12/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick

1096.jpgThe beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival that opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Visitors can vote for their favourite Christmas tree and be entered in the prize draw. All the trees are individually decorated by the community and local  businesses.

Admission on Victorian evening is 50p per adult and for the remainder of the festival it is £1.00 per adult. Children are Free.

Warwick Victorian Evening 2019

From 28/11/2019 to 28/11/2019

Market Place Warwick

Related imageTouch FM will host a packed programme of entertainment on stage in the Market Place where Father Christmas will help the Mayor of Warwick switch the town’s Christmas lights on at 7pm.  01926 456222

5 pm – 9 pm.



Tea & Dance Lessons

From 03/12/2019 to 03/12/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Related imageIt’s a social gathering suitable for beginners. Professional dance instructors  lead guests through the basic steps of ballroom classics such as the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and square tango.



£2.50 Per Person

refreshments provided

01926 411694

A Spanish Nativity

From 10/12/2019 to 10/12/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick

Regular visitors to Warwick since 2007 Stile Antico returns to the town, having made their debut Seville performance earlier this year, with the sensuous musical world of Renaissance Spain at Christmas. Drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides (includes mulled wine and mince pies).
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season and the second of three Christmas concerts in the whole Leamington Music Winter Season


£13 – £24   BOX OFFICE   –  Warwick Visitor Information Centre
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Christmas at the Races

From 12/12/2019 to 12/12/2019

Warwick Racecourse

Join in the fun at Warwick Racecourse’s  Christmas Can there be a better place for your Christmas party


In The Ballroom

From 12/12/2019 to 12/12/2019

Ballroom Court House Warwick

Image result for christmasFinish the year with our Christmas get together




2 pm – 4.00 pm

£2.00 per person

more information 01926 411694






A Christmas Carol

From 13/12/2019 to 24/12/2019

Bridge House Theatre Warwick

Award winning puppetry and visual theatre company Smoking Apples team up with the Bridge House Theatre this Christmas to bring you a reinvention of a classic story. Come face to face with the magical spirits, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, as the Bridge House Theatre is transformed into the enchanting setting of the past, present and future of Mr Scrooge. Join him as he travels through time to learn the true meaning of Christmas and ignite your festive spirit. Bah Humbug! This is the perfect opportunity to dive into the heart of a timeless Christmas tale. Smoking Apples’ unique and heartwarming style of storytelling and spellbinding puppetry will immerse you into a magical theatrical experience like you’ve never seen before.
Various times, see website for details. Tickets from £14.
Contact telephone: 01926 776438 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

A Christmas Fantasy Race Night

From 13/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

Warwick Racecourse

New for 2019, A Christmas Fantasy Race Night at Warwick Racecourse.Get into the Festive spirit with friends, family or work colleagues at our Christmas Fantasy Race Night. You will enjoy an evening of entertainment from start to finish to include fantasy racing, betting and tipsters.

For just £55 per person you will enjoy: 

Carols By Candlelight at St Mary’s Church

From 19/12/2019 to 19/12/2019

St Mary's Church, Warwick


Armonico Consort and Orchestra. Join us for our annual Christmas celebration, a stunning venue, beautiful atmosphere, traditional carols, new carols, candlelit warmth, the perfect end to the year, and surely no better way to begin your Christmas…


New Years Eve Race Day

From 31/12/2019 to 31/12/2019

Warwick Racecourse

This event needs no introduction as the biggest raceday we host at Warwick Racecourse. Join 7000 like-minded racegoers warming up for the big night out.  Live music, great racing and a fantastic atmosphere is an absolute certainty. Enjoy the occasion in style with one of our exclusive New Year’s Eve hospitality packages.

Under 18’s entry is FREE of charge, when attending with a responsible adult.

The Classic Race Day Chase

From 11/01/2020 to 11/01/2020

Warwick Racecourse

If there is one day to head to Warwick Racecourse then this is the one.


(Enclosure tickets from £12.50 before 23:59 pm on Friday 2nd August and from £25 on the day) 


The highlight of this fixture is the thrilling racing, and we make it the absolute focus. Not only will you enjoy the most exhilarating race we stage all year, but you can also experience free heritage talks with some of the stars of yesteryear, and an exhibition of displaying interesting artifacts from Warwick’s racing past.


Under 18s can come racing for FREE with a full paying adult.


Stag and Hen Do packages available, please contact Warwick Racecourse on 01926 405560.


The Gonzaga Band

From 28/01/2020 to 28/01/2020

St Mary's Church, Warwick

1629 was a remarkable year for new music in Venice. Schütz came to the city to learn of latest Italian style of composition from Monteverdi and his contemporaries, while Castello, Grandi and Marini contributed to this pivotal moment in the development of the early Baroque style. Acclaimed period ensemble The Gonzaga Band, directed by Jamie Savan, explores this extraordinary year in the life of these composers and many more in this most musical of cities.

“Top of the range in every respect.”

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fourth of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

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From 01/02/2020 to 01/02/2020

St Mary's Church, Warwick

Never performed complete in his lifetime, the work is in effect Bach’s own self-obituary, how he wanted to be remembered by the world. If you have never heard it live, this is absolutely one concert you must not miss.

‘It is the best of him, and it helps bring out the best in us.’





Ticket prices from: £33.50 to include interval drinks and free programme £22.50 | £16.50 | £12.50


Generously sponsored by David Phillips & Phillips and Becker Accountants Ltd.

Gentlemens Day

From 08/02/2020 to 08/02/2020

Warwick Racecourse

One of the highlight’s in the racing calendar at Warwick Racecourse.

This day is one of the highlights of the season and is celebrated as Gentlemen’s Day. But this isn’t just for the gents, it is also a perfect excuse for ladies to dress up and enjoy a day out at the races.


Stag and Hen Do packages available, please contact Warwick Racecourse on 01926 405560.


For more Ticket Information please click here.

Court Leet Beer Festival

From 14/02/2020 to 15/02/2020

Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Image result for beer festival lord leycesterWarwick (Friday 4-10 pm, Saturday 12-10 pm or until dry).  £5 entry tickets brought in advance from 1 January. Tickets available from LLH Ticket Office, Warwick Visitors Centre or online from December 1st on.

An annual beer and cider tasting event with music in the ancient medieval hall where ale and cider has been supped for over 700 years.

Dame Emma Kirkby & Dowland Works

From 18/02/2020 to 18/02/2020

St Mary's Church, Warwick

Dame Emma Kirkby and Gwendolen Martin sopranos
Clemmie Franks altoMichael Solomon Williams tenorGareth Thomas bass
Sam Brown and Toby Carr lutesPeter McCarthy viola da gamba

The music of John Dowland forms the core of this intimate programme, which brings together young performers and seasoned specialists in an exploration of the rich heritage of lute songs left to us by Dowland and some of his contemporaries such as John Danyel, John Coprario, and Angelo Notari. The concert forms part of Dame Emma’s 70th Birthday Tour.

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fifth of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

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Fabulous Fiver Budbrooke Chase

From 21/02/2020 to 21/02/2020

Warwick Racecourse

For one day only tickets are available for just £5.


(Provisonal Date)


Enjoy a day of quality action on the course on your half-term Friday for just a fiver, and don’t forget, under 18s can come racing for FREE. 


Some great racing too, with the valuable Budbrooke Chase taking place and live music as you enter the course.



For more Ticket Information please click here.


Warwick Pancake Race 2020

From 25/02/2020 to 25/02/2020

Warwick Market Place

429.gifThis highly popular event for children from local schools will take place in the Market Square for the coveted Pancake Trophies, one for each age group.

Organised by the Rotary Club, there is usually a large turn-out of supporters and spectators.

Contact Jackie Crampton for more details and to enter.

Telephone +44 (0) 1926 492496

1.30pm – 3pm
£10 per team

Warwick Half Marathon 2020

From 01/03/2020 to 01/03/2020

Warwick Racecourse

Related imageIt will follow its traditional route through the lovely Warwickshire countryside providing athletes with an excellent opportunity to compete in a slightly undulating, traffic free road race. This run is suitable for runners of all abilities and wheelchair users. Medals are awarded for all                                                                  participants.

This event is UKA affiliated, so you can count it towards your official times this running season. Venue facilities include –

  • Registration & Bag Drop
  • Chip Timing
  • Water Stations
  • Catering
  • Toilets
  • Equipment Shop
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Massage (For Small Donation)
  • Event photography
  • Car Parking.




Countryside Day

From 08/03/2020 to 08/03/2020

Warwick Racecourse

What better way to spend a Sunday than to get out in the fresh air, enjoying great racing as well as a host of countryside activities. It wouldn’t’ be Countryside Day without a chance to meet the local Warwickshire Hunt’s hounds and experience an impressive display of working gundogs along with ferrets and a hawk by Gamegoer Gundogs in the paddock before racing.

Stag and Hen Do packages available, please contact Warwick Racecourse on 01926 405560.

Don’t forget under 18s can come racing for FREE.


For more Ticket Information please click here.  PROVISIONAL DATE

Orlando Consort

From 24/03/2020 to 24/03/2020

St Mary's Church, Warwick

Matthew Venner altoMark Dobell and Angus Smith tenorsDonald Greig baritone

Today this fourteenth-century French cleric is best-known for a single work, the extraordinary Messe de Nostre Dame. However, in his own era Machaut was fêted throughout Europe for his wide-ranging skills. The Orlando Consort’s new programme demonstrates the full lyrical beauty, the sensual imagery and the inspired harmonic brilliance that lies in the work of this truly great poet – a direct inspiration to Chaucer – and composer.

“Hauntingly and mellifluously sung by The Orlando Consort, this music still sounds as flavoursome as it must have done 650 years ago.” – The Daily Telegraph

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.


£1 Student Standby

The final concert in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

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Dragon Boat Race 2020

From 13/09/2020 to 13/09/2020

St Nicholas Park Warwick

Cost: Free Entry

Fundraising Pledge: £1000

Team size: 11 We are looking for teams to battle it out on the water for Zoë’s Place. Its an exciting day out, perfect for team building and is safe and suitable for beginners. All set against the historic backdrop of Warwick Castle.

Each team will have 11 participants – 10 rowers and 1 drummer – entry is FREE but you will pledge to raise £1000 or more in fundraising. Each team has a minimum of 2 races over a 200m course with the fastest teams going through to the Grand Final.


T: 024 7693 9520