We’re committed, as a town, to investing in our heritage, culture and the arts. There is now a huge amount of work going on to support future generations of artists and performers and connect people from across the borough with culture and the arts.
This work has accelerated following the study of the Cultural Commission into how we can build culture into the fabric of life in Warrington and use it as a driver for regeneration.
We will be using part of the Town Deal funding to drive forward the next step in our cultural journey – a remastered Cultural Hub.
The plans will see the transformation of the Pyramid Arts Centre – which sits in the heart of our Cultural Quarter – through:
- Redesigning Pyramid centre into an accessible, fit-for-purpose, modern and flexible space as a multi-disciplinary venue, hosting high quality touring arts productions and presentation that inspire a love of culture and the arts.
- The development of an exciting, enhanced creative programme.
- Developing new ways to actively engage local people in culture and the arts.
- Nurturing local creativity and accelerating talent development.
- Introducing a new management model – led by Culture Warrington - which enables creative leaders to shape programming, form creative partnerships and drive forward dynamic programming and growth.
Our next step in to produce a business plan for our Cultural Hub, which will be submitted to the Government later this year.
As we develop this plan, we will be engaging with local people, existing arts and performance groups, businesses and organisations, and other stakeholders to get everyone’s views, ideas and feedback. Together, we can deliver a Cultural Hub which is right for Warrington’s future.