About Assembly Coventry


Open for three months this summer from 01 July, the Garden is home to a mouth-watering selection of local food makers, four extraordinary performance spaces and serves as a social hub for those wishing to make the most of their visit to the UK’s City of Culture.

The Garden has been designed from the ground up to include covid-specific adaptations to ensure events run as smoothly and safely as possible. The Garden and performances spaces will have flexible configurations to align with evolving UK Government guidance. This will be combined with a number of measures, including contactless payments and ticketing, increased ventilation and a robust contact tracing process.

We’re particularly excited that our Coventry Festival Garden is home to a brand new member of the Assembly Festival family, with the stunning double-decker Queen of Flanders spiegeltent (pictured above) serving as the flagship venue. Its ably supported by our pint-sized Piccolo spiegeltent and our Treehouse performance space to offer a range of flexible spaces to experience what’s on offer.

Most importantly, the Garden offers a long-awaited opportunity for artists to get back on stage and for audiences the chance to experience the magic of live performance again. Many of the shows in an exciting programme of comedy, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, and more are now on sale with more being revealed each week.

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About Coventry City of Culture 2021

Coventry is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. Our city has moved people for centuries.

For a whole year, Coventry City of Culture Trust will celebrate the city with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle. As well as these big celebrations, the city will show its unexpected side, with more intimate experiences and ways to get involved across every ward.

Coventry City of Culture Trust was established as a charity in February 2016 and was responsible for submitting the city’s success UK City of Culture 2021 bid and is now the delivery body for UK City of Culture events.

Find out more about the Coventry City of Culture Trust.