Tickets: FREE & Paid
Various locations
Until Sun 8 May 2022

Coventry Opens

Thu 5 May 2022 to Sun 8 May 2022
Various locations
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FREE & Paid

We are delighted to start our final month as UK City of Culture with a citywide celebration of the many and varied venues that play host to culture in all its forms across Coventry.

From the classic performance spaces like The Belgrade and Warwick Arts Centre to newly opened buildings such as Drapers’ Hall and hmv Empire, plus many smaller spaces such as libraries, community centres, and faith buildings, venues are throwing open their doors with 200+ events and activities ready to give you an extra warm welcome this weekend.

So with loads of venues and events over the four days, and plenty of places to eat and drink around the city, come explore - and maybe even be surprised - at just what Coventry citizens get up to in their cultural spaces.

To help you navigate your way around the weekend we have produced the e-materials below, and we encourage you to use this digital provision as your first stop to find out about events.

Some City Hosts around the city will have limited numbers of printed daily What’s On listings, and there will be small stocks also available from Assembly Festival Garden, Herbert Art Gallery, and the Visitor Centre at Coventry Railway Station.

Further down the page, you will find an interactive navigable map of all the venues.

We hope you have a great weekend!


Coventry Opens

What's On

E-brochure, including printable map and daily What’s On listings (PDF, 5MB)
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The printable map alone
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What’s On: Thu 5 May
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What’s On: Fri 6 May
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What’s On: Sat 7 May
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What’s On: Sun 8 May
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Two additional venues will open on Saturday 7 May only: 

The Reel Store, the UK's first permanent immersive digital Art gallery, is offering a limited number of FREE tickets to preview Refik Anadol's Machine Memoirs: Space between 12:00 -8pm

Book preview tickets

St Mary’s Guildhall (Bayley Lane) is opening 11-4pm prior to its official launch. After a major refurbishment, drop in to discover 700 years of fascinating history and see the medieval kitchen which had been covered up for the past 100 years.


Access information


Access tickets for events that are run by the Coventry City of Culture Trust can be booked online at, by phone on 07842 312886 or in person at the Assembly Festival Garden Box Office.

You can discuss the accessibility of Trust events and any special requirements, as well as request free essential companion / personal assistant tickets, via email at [email protected] or by phone or at the Box Office as above.

For events that are not run by the Trust: where it has been made available to us, we have detailed performance / activity support and accessibility in the venue listing. Please refer to the websites of individual venues / events to check their access statements, age ratings, and trigger warnings.


Disabled parking

Search accessible bathrooms


Phone: 02476 832020

Mobility Pathways (Shopmobility) is located at Barracks Car Park
Opening Times: 8:45am - 4pm (latest return) Mon - Sat.

Wheelchairs and scooters are subject to availability and relevant ID is required.


Please use the digital map below, of all the venues, which you can use to help navigate the city:


Map and directions for Various locations