The Bridge House Theatre is part of Warwick School, who have their own child protection policy, public liability insurance, and risk assessments for all spaces and activities. As part of these risk assessments, we are reliant on schools providing the following:
- Adult supervision (1 adult to 10 students), with a minimum of 2 adults to be with the group at all times.
- Medical or First Aid provision for all students, including the means to administer specialised care for those with specific medical needs.
- Individual risk assessments for your group.
We also offer ice cream pre-orders for school groups. Please contact Box Office for more information.
The Bridge House Theatre
Warwick CV34 6PP
The drop-off point for coaches and minibuses is located directly outside the Bridge House Theatre. There is room for three coaches to drop off at the same time. Please note that the roads around the campus are one-way.
Coach Parking: We can accommodate up to three coaches parked outside the theatre outside of school hours. During school hours, the closest coach parking is at St Mary's Car Park
Car Parking: During the construction work on site, our parking facilities are limited. Please visit our dedicated parking page for more information.
Before Your Visit
- Please ensure that when organising a school group, you stick to a 1 adult for every 10 children in attendance, with a minimum of 2 adults in attendance.
- We sometimes offer pre-orders for ice creams. Please contact Box Office for more information.
- Running times will be available from the week before the first performance of a production and can be obtained by calling Box Office, via the production page on our website or from Front of House staff.
- You may find it useful to allocate individual seats in advance of your visit, using our seating plan.
Arriving at the Theatre
- Parking at the Bridge House Theatre is limited during construction works on the Warwick School site. Coaches & Minibuses can drop off in the coach bay outside the theatre, but we are unable to offer parking spaces for these vehicles.
- Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance begins in order to collect your tickets from the Box Office and to give your group enough time to use the facilities and get to their seats.
- Please make sure each member of your group has a ticket before entering the auditorium. We cannot admit anyone inside the auditorium without a ticket. We also advise that you keep a list of seat numbers and who each seat is allocated to.
- Please note that for some performances latecomers will not be admitted. Latecomers or those wanting to be re-admitted to other performances cannot be guaranteed entry until a convenient break in the performance, and may not be sat in their original seat.
During the Performance
- Please remind your group that any mobile phones, iPods and other electronic devices need to be switched off.
- The use of recording equipment is strictly prohibited in the auditorium. This includes cameras, video camcorders and mobile phone cameras. If used, Front of House staff may remove the item and return it at the end of the performance.
- We ask that no crisps or ‘noisy’ refreshments, wrapped sweets, glass or crockery are brought into the auditorium. Theatre staff can provide you with plastic cups for drinks and napkins/paper cups for food.
- If a performance includes an interval, it usually lasts between 15 - 20 minutes.
After the Performance
- It may be simpler to wait until other audience members have left the auditorium before moving your group. This makes it easier to keep your group together whilst exiting.
- Remember to check the seats in the auditorium to ensure no personal belongings are left behind.
- First Aiders are on duty at all performances and are usually the Duty Manager present. Please contact a member of Front of House staff should you require a First Aider.
- We ask that group leaders consider any specific medical needs such as inhalers and autoinjector pens for specific group members.
Talks & Workshops
Shows with the ‘Chatback’ icon feature a post-show Q&A session. These are usually chaired by Warwick School’s Head of Drama Mike Perry, and give audiences the opportunity to talk to the cast and creatives about the performance they’ve just seen.
On occasion, companies will also offer workshops to audiences before the performance. If you'd like to enquire about a workshop please contact Laura Ashfield.