Pyramid Arts Centre, Winmarleigh St / Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, Cheshire, North West England, UK, WA1 1NB
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Dimensions:3424 x 5472 px | 29 x 46.3 cm | 11.4 x 18.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:11 January 2019
Location:Winmarleigh St / Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, Cheshire, UK, WA1 1NB
In 1989 Warrington borough council also saw a need for a better arts and theatre complex so re-developed the old courthouse and Centre Sport, sports hall next door into The Pyramid Arts Centre. The Pyramid, opened in 2002, hosts various classes throughout the year for people interested in discovering the arts. Pyramid also hosts a monthly Comedy Store Event, local band nights as well as having a varied programme of weekly classes. One of its studios was named in 2011 after the late Pete Postlethwaite. The Parr Hall and Pyramid Arts Centre are located in the Cultural quarter of Warrington town centre, in Palmyra Square. The Parr Hall is the only surviving professional concert hall venue in Warrington, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. Parr Hall was designed by the local architect William Owen in 1895. Originally it was built for the people of Warrington by Joseph Parr. Warrington Musical Society gave the first concert. The hall has hosted concerts and organ recitals from leading orchestras and cathedral organists over the years. The Rolling Stones performed at the venue on 25 November 1963, The Moody Blues on 1 March 1965 and The Who on 22 March and 11 October 1965. The band James - having sold out concerts at much larger venues - played the Parr Hall on 20 December 1991 to record a promotional video. Other notable artist such as Feeder, The Courteeners, Beady Eye, Arctic Monkeys, and Shane Filan of Westlife have played at the venue, and Jools Holland is a regular performer. The Parr Hall has also hosted many famous comedians including Andy Parsons, Jimmy Carr and Andi Osho. It has also been home since 1992 to the Warrington Scouts Gang Show. The Warrington Male Voice Choir have been regular performers at the Hall for the past 100 years. The Parr Hall was the chosen venue for the first Stone Roses concert since 1996 when the band announced a last-minute show on 23 May 2012