Pyramid Arts Centre and Parr Hall Announce December Lineup

Crafts

Saturday 3 December

12pm

Crafty Saturdays at Bank Park

Join us at the Pavilion in Bank Park for free family crafts for kids aged 3-12 and their grown-ups. One Saturday every month we will be delivering craft sessions at Bank Park, making a different crafty creation to take home. November's event, on Saturday 5 will focus on firework artwork. The sessions are free and open to children of all abilities, aged 3-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket price: free

Location: Bank Park

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/crafty-saturdays-bank-park-4/

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Crafts

Saturday 3 December

1.30pm-4pm

Bobbins & Baubles craft session by Bloomingart

Bobbins & Baubles is a wonderful afternoon of free Christmas creativity with BBC Get Creative Champions 'Bloomingart' at Pyramid. The BBC Get Creative Champions group is running this free drop-in session in partnership with Culture Warrington so youngsters can enjoy getting into the festive spirit with having to spend their pocket money. There will also be a chance to win tickets to see this year's panto Aladdin. This event is for all ages and all abilities

Ticket price: free

Location: Pyramid

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/bobbins-baubles-craft-blooming-art/

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Comedy

Saturday 3 December

8pm

Comedy Store

Roll up, roll up! Sell-out comedy returns to Pyramid with the best in live stand-up from our friends at The Comedy Store. But hurry - it sells out fast! The Comedy Store continues its residency at Pyramid presenting "the best in stand-up" from around the globe and showcasing the brightest names in comedy talent in Warrington. The shows run on the first Saturday of each month, don't miss out!

Ticket price: £16

Location: Pyramid

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/comedy-store-15/

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Family

Sunday 4 December

2pm

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he's forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a wee! TaleGate Theatre hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan's much-loved book.

Ticket price: £12/£10/£40

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/father-christmas-needs-wee-2/

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Music

Monday 5 December

7.30pm

Westrock

Westrock brings you the music of hot balmy nights from the classic American Rock multi-million selling songbook featuring awesome guitar sounds, smooth layered harmonies and soul-crunching rhythms and melodies. This sensational production takes the audience on a magical, nostalgia-packed journey around America's classic rock sound featuring massive hits like Long Train Running, Listen to the Music, Hotel California and Sweet Home Alabama.

Ticket price: £17

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/westrock-2/

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Music

Tuesday 6 December

7pm

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls SOLD OUT

Relentless gigger Frank Turner is bringing his Sleeping Souls to Parr Hall in December as part of a 20-date tour. This latest outing will cap off another busy year for the folk singer-songwriter who has spent most of 2016 performing at festivals and touring Europe, playing to more than a quarter of a million people since January.

Ticket price: £26+£1 to War Child

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/frank-turner/

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Comedy

Friday 9 December

8pm

Rich Hall Live 2016

TV star and comedian Rich Hall is returning to Parr Hall to share his grouchy, deadpan style with the Warrington public on his latest tour. As the star of the critically-acclaimed BBC4 documentaries Rich Hall's California Stars, Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas, and Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian, his unique sense of humour has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

Ticket price: £16

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/rich-hall-live-2016/

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Music

Saturday 10 December

7.30pm

Christmas Jailbreak

This spectacular show features two top tribute acts. LiveWire is a unique six-man tribute to AC/DC complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and the power of high voltage rock and roll. Limehouse Lizzy, recruited to record and tour by members of the original Thin Lizzy, are promising their most explosive show and critically-acclaimed line-up yet.

Ticket price: £20

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/christmas-jailbreak/

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Music

Saturday 10 December

7.30pm

Peter Price

Born and bred in Warrington, Peter Price is a guitarist and singer with a brilliant international reputation and his career has so far taken him to festivals and concert venues throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Having recently performed in Italy, Norway and Ireland, this is a chance to see Peter play a special home town show.

Ticket price: £14

Location: Pyramid

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/peter-price-2/

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Dance

Sunday 11 December

2.30pm

Vienna Festival Ballet presents Snow White

Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all? Based on the traditional Grimm brothers' story, this spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.

Ticket price: £19.50/£17.50/£12.50

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/vienna-festival-ballet-present-snow-white/

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Music

Friday 16 December

7.30pm

Kate Rusby at Christmas

Kate Rusby's beautiful, expressive vocals, engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have endeared her to concert-goers everywhere. And her special Christmas concerts combine all these elements to exquisite effect. Warm and inviting, spicy and sparkly, she and her marvellous band embody the sounds and spirit of the festive season.

Ticket price: £25/£15

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/kate-rusby-at-christmas/

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Music

Friday 16 December

7.30pm

The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk for over 40 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation. In their time together, the group has performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series.

Ticket price: £14

Location: Pyramid

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/houghton-weavers/

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Music

Wednesday 21 December

7.30pm

Jason Donovan

80s heart-throb and star of the stage Jason Donovan chose Warrington to host the last night of this tour which has been enjoying phenomenal demand. The show will take audiences back to the former Neighbours star's pop roots to celebrate his 1989 debut album Ten Good Reasons including Too Many Broken Hearts and Especially for You.

Ticket price: £50/£35/£29.50

Location: Parr Hall

https://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/jason-donovan/

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Crafts

Saturdays 3, 10 and 17 December

1pm-3pm

Crafternoons at the Museum

Free craft activities for kids every Saturday from 1pm. There's something different to try at the museum every week. Last admission at 2:45pm, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket price: free

Location: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

http://www.warringtonmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/event/crafternoons-at-the-museum-2016-11-05/

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Exhibition

Friday 11 November - Saturday 11 March

All day

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Our second exhibition about Warrington in the Great War of 1914-1918 looks at life on the Home Front. As Warrington's men were away fighting in the trenches of the Western Front or other theatres of war find out what life was like back home. Munitions girls, nurses, aid workers, conscientious objectors and the women left behind fighting on the kitchen front; all had their part to play in the story of these tumultuous years.

Ticket Price: free

Location: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

http://www.warringtonmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/event/keep-the-home-fires-burning/

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Exhibition

Saturday 12 November - Saturday 27 March

All day

Literally Murals

What happens when you cross a housebound resident with a street artist? Find out in this exhibition where Warrington's housebound residents are given the opportunity to tell their stories in a unique and exciting way. By working with a street artist specialising in typography, Warrington's housebound residents will be able to communicate their thoughts, ideas and emotions to the museum's visitors using the striking medium of graffiti. The exhibition will also include a section dedicated to the artist explaining the process and techniques used as well as the historical origins of typographical street art.

Ticket Price: Free

Location: Pyramid Arts Centre

http://www.warringtonmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/event/literally-mural/



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