Our Journey to Becoming an Entertainment Venue
Back in 1928, The Plaza Northwich opened its doors as the new cinema on the block, from Cheshire County Cinemas LTD. When you visit, you’ll notice the key features that still remain to this day, including over 200 of the original cinema seats with the original ash trays still attached. (However, smoking is strictly prohibited!)
At the end of the 60’s, the Plaza turned into a bingo hall, swapping the projectors and screens for dibbers and slot machines, which proved to be a great hit with the locals, until in 2011, due to a fall in the popularity of bingo alongside increased running costs, the plaza closed its doors.
Over the coming years, The Plaza was used for some one-off live music events, including Pete Doherty, A Certain Ratio & Fairport Convention. During these events, it became apparent that the sloped floor, acoustics and love for the character of the building, made it a great place for live entertainment.
In 2021, work started to box off everything we needed to become a full time event space, including new fire alarm and emergency lighting, improved toilets, new bars, as well as giving the place a good clean! We’re still a work in progress, but we know that you’ll not be disappointed.
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We’re On The Lookout…
We’ve hosted more than just live music performances and we’re on the lookout for people who want to do some cool things, in a cool venue. From a Comic Con, to an Arts Fair and even filming for a channel 4 TV series – get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss your idea.