The Collective at Coventry runs from Thursday 10th May until Saturday 26th May. There are so many incredible events, exhibitions and performances running throughout Coventry. 

The majority of our events are FREE to attend.

Public Exhibitions – Free Events

Our Art & Design Degree Shows are open to everyone from Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm, allowing you to drop in at a time that suits you. No need to book, just turn up!

View a wide range of work produced by our 2018 graduating students at your own pace. This year’s exhibitions will be located across the city, in Coventry University buildings as well as external venue. Find out where courses are exhibiting here.

Industry Night – Invite Only

Our Industry Night is the perfect opportunity for professionals to celebrate the achievements of our students, network with other professionals and explore how the latest generation of graduates will help to shape the future.

There are two Industry Nights this year, with courses exhibiting on Thursday 10th May and Thursday 17th May 2018.

Places are limited at this exclusive invite only event. If you would like an invite, please email

Friends and Family Celebration Evening – Free Event

Our Friends and Family Celebration Evening is your chance to view and appreciate the hard work, talent and achievements of your loved ones before they venture into their professional careers.

Join us on Friday 18 May from 6pm for an evening of merriment which will end at FarGo Village. Don’t worry, we’ll have shuttle bus service between The Tank and FarGo Village too.

If you want to come you’ll need to book your place here. It’s FREE to attend.

ALT/MODE – Fashion Show 2018

Providing our first, second and third year Fashion students with the opportunity to explore and express their individual identities, this year’s show ALT/MODE will be held at Square One on Thursday 24 May at 8pm. The evening will start with a drinks reception from 7pm.

Spaces are limited so be sure to book as soon as possible! Buy tickets here.

Can’t make the evening? Join us for the open dress rehearsal at 2pm. There’s no need to book but spaces are limited.

Follow Me Out Festival

Follow Me Out is an annual dance festival curated by Coventry University third year Dance students to showcase their final Graduating Projects.

The festival will take place exclusively in the Ellen Terry Building.  The three day event that will have live performances, dance films, workshops, installations and symposiums.

There’ll be performances on Thursday 10th May, Friday 11th May and Saturday 12th May 2018.

Buy your tickets here

Encore Festival

Encore Festival is a fanciful spectrum of shows created by the final year Theatre & Professional Practice students at Coventry University. The festival will take place in various locations across the City including The Ellen Terry Building, The Hub and The Belgrade Theatre.

You can book your place at the shows that will take place in The Ellen Terry Building by going here – you’ll need to pay cash on the door.