Support Our Community Work

When people think about the Pyramid & Parr Hall, they often think about our big name headline acts and assume that we’re a for-profit venue. But what not everyone knows is that Culture Warrington (the company who runs Pyramid, Parr Hall and the Museum & Art Gallery too) is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of local people through the arts and entertainment.

The profits that we make from our big name acts go towards funding projects that actively improve the wellbeing of the people within the town. However, ticket sales alone are not enough to support the work we do with the community.

We’ve come a long way so far, but we’ve still got a long way to go. We want to keep growing and improving the community, and we’d love it if you could help us.

A taster of what we do…

1) Improve Health & Well-Being for Vulnerable Groups
2) Build & Encourage Local Talent
3) Provide Socially Inclusive Access to Education

 

1) Improve Health & Well-Being for Vulnerable Groups

We work with different vulnerable groups from the socially isolated to the elderly, or less physically active, from residents suffering from dementia to those working through mental health issues to improve their health and wellbeing.

Programs include:

GRACE: A dance program designed to keep older people active and reduce isolation in the aging population. Participants take weekly classes and have opportunities to perform. Studies have shown that active older people are more likely to have a better quality of life and better physical and mental health.

Creative Remedies: This program supports people working through mild to moderate mental health issues. It provides treatment through creative expression, including writing, Photography, art, dance and music.

2) Build & Encourage Local Talent

Encouraging local talent is not only a way provide skills, exposure, and opportunities for our artists and young people, it’s also a great way to bring life into the town.

Classes – 37 weekly classes: Dance, music, literature, heritage, arts and crafts, theatre

Warrington Music Festival – 60 local bands, 5000 spectators. “A nurturing environment for local talent can only be a good thing and reflects well on the sponsors and organisations involved.” – Band member

Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival – 200+ artists showcased, 11,113 attendees

 

3) Provide Socially Inclusive Access to Education

Unfortunately, not everyone in this world has the same access to education and new experiences. We provide zero to very low-cost access to heritage, arts and education to ensure that less affluent community groups can benefit from experiences.

Museum & Exhibitions – 7045 museum and art gallery visitors, free access to collections and exhibitions

Education Programs –3150 children involved in classes, ancient history, local history

We want to keep supporting the people of Warrington and the development of the town and we’d love your support.

People:
You can donate to the Warrington Cultural Trust by contacting info@culturewarrington.org, or when you book your next set of tickets – even £1 will help.

Businesses:
If your business wants to be a part of supporting the work we do, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with our Hires Officer: hires@culturewarrington.org