Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2016 was estimated at 208,800, more than double that of 1968 when it became a New Town. Warrington is the largest town in the county of Cheshire.
Warrington was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey. A new settlement was established by the Saxons. By the Middle Ages, Warrington had emerged as a market town at the lowest bridging point of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time.
Situated in the heart of Warrington’s Cultural Quarter, Pyramid is the North West’s leading arts & entertainment venues for music, comedy, dance, drama and much more.
Regularly attracting huge names from a variety of genres, the venues have recently played host to the Stone Roses, KT Tunstall, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Vienna Festival Ballet and Jimmy Carr to name but a few.
In addition to the array of professional performances on offer, Pyramid also plays host to a variety of classes and workshops from street dance and capoeira to life drawing, so whatever your age or experience, there is something for you!
Pyramid & Parr Hall and Warrington Museum & Art Gallery form Culture Warrington, a charitable trust set up to deliver high quality arts, heritage, and events in Warrington. More information about Culture Warrington can be found on culturewarrington.org.
Pyramid opened in 2002 as an arts centre that forms an integrated cultural offer with Parr Hall, focusing on smaller performances and community events and offering classes and community meeting spaces. The building was previously the Magistrates Courts, and was developed with support from Arts Council England and the National Lottery.