Pyramid and Parr Hall, are two of the North West's leading arts & entertainment venues for music, comedy, dance, drama and much more.
Pyramid Hall located at the centre of the Warrington cultural quarter presents the best in art exhibitions, dance, drama, music and comedy, regularly attracting huge names from a variety of genres. The Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Vienna Festival Ballet, Jools Holland and Jimmy Carr have recently played here. In addition to the array of professional performances on offer, Pyramid also plays host to a variety of classes and workshops from Salsa and Belly Dance to Life Drawing. Warrington's leading theatre venue, Parr Hall hosts a wide variety of live entertainment; from panto to pop, variety to theatre, plus business and private functions.
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Warrington Museum and Art Gallery which opened in 1848 is located on Bold Street in the Cultural Quarter of Warrington. The museum's collection was originally based upon the collection of the Warrington Natural History Society. Today it includes a wide range of subjects such as ethnology, Egyptology, geology, Roman Britain, pottery/ceramics, botany, fish, amphibians, reptiles, the Civil War, local industries, birds and mammals, and glass.. The building also houses a collection of around 1,000 paintings (oils, watercolours and prints) from the 19th and early 20th centuries, many of which are on display in the mezzanine Art Gallery on the 2nd floor. On the first floor there are two temporary galleries, which frequently display travelling exhibitions and the work of local artists and events relating to the community. Operated by Warrington Borough Council, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery has the distinction of being one of the oldest municipal museums in the UK. There is Disabled parking available on Museum Street. Passenger/platform lifts to all floors.
Notorious for Rugby League Warrington is home to Warrington Wolves nicknamed "The Wire" because of Warrington's history of wire making. After a century of being at Wilderspool stadium the club moved in 2003 and headed to the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The team are the only ones to have played every season in the top flight of rugby league. Winning the Challenge cup in 2009 was a great victory for the whole of Warrington. The town is also home to Warrington Wizards who also play their home matches at Wilderspool Stadium. Furthermore Warrington has two predominant Rugby Union teams Warrington RUFC and Eagle RUFC who are based at Thornton Road.
Football is represented by Warrington Town at Cantilever Park. The club has several nicknames including Town, Yellows, Wire and Warriors. Warrington Town are currently in the Northern Premier League Division One North. In 2006-07 Warrington played Premiership side Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Liverpool Senior Cup losing 2-1 in front of 1,347, the biggest gate at Cantilever Park for several years.
Warrington athletic club is based at victoria park, where a new eight-lane synthetic track was built in 1998. Have a look at more sports/leisure clubs in Warrington.
In spite of its proximity to significant retail areas in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and the out-of-town Trafford Centre, Warrington continues to have one of the larger shopping centres in North West England. Despite this competition, Warrington has seen an increase in its customer trade, due in part to the modernisation of the town centre. The main shopping streets in the town centre are fully pedestrianised with plenty of places to stop off for a coffee. The four main streets are Bridge Street, Buttermarket Street, Horsemarket Street and Sankey Street. Golden Square shopping centre which is open every day with late night shopping on Thursdays has a fantastic range of stores.
Warrington town centre continues to evolve into a destination shopping centre. From well known high street brands to exclusive independent shops, there is something to suit all tastes. Have a look at shops in the area.
Warrington has a wide selection of restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs to suit all visitors. Restaurants offer both regional and international cuisine. From the hip and trendy to the real ale pubs Warrington has much to offer. Have a look at the range of places to eat out in the area. Warrington has a wide and diverse range of nightclubs on offer as it is just a stones throw from the big cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
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