James – Warrington Parr Hall, 29th June 2022

Warrington Parr Hall, Palmyra Square South, Warrington WA1 1BL

Warrington Parr Hall holds a special place in James history, with the Seven video being filmed there over 2 shows on the same day, back in December 1991 and the band have played there several times since. This gig is in aid of War Child, recognising the work the charity has done in recent months in Ukraine.

It is a small, intimate venue, close to the city centre and a short walk from Warrington Bank Quay station, with lots of places to eat and drink nearby – with the renovation of the town’s marketplace, they have some great choices.

Parking – There are several car parks close to the venue – if you are there early, the Parr Hall Pay and Display is on Museum Street, right behind the hall itself, although it is small. There is also a larger contract car park on Museum Street that is open to the public after 5pm.

  • Parr Hall Car Park, Museum Street, WA1 1JA (need to have Phone and Pay App)
  • Museum Street Car Park (after 5pm) – WA1 1JA
  • CCP Parking, Winmarleigh St, WA1 1NB (3 mins walk – £8 up to 12 hours)
  • CCP Parking – Dixon Street, WA1 1NW (5 mins walk – £6 up to £12 hours)
  • Time Square Multi Storey, Bank Street, WA1 2HN (7 min walk – £5.50, £2 after 6pm)

Do NOT park in the Town Hall or Academy Way car parks as they are only open til 6pm.

Accommodation – if you’ve not yet booked accommodation, there are still a few rooms available within walking distance, otherwise you will need to look further afield – check Booking.com for options.

Food – Warrington has vastly improved its eating out options over the past few years, with the renovation of the shopping centre and market, and there are lots of cafes and chain restaurants to choose from, including

  • Nando’s, Golden Square
  • ASK Italian, Old Market Place
  • New Cod On The Block, Bridge Street
  • Warrington Indoor Market is 6-7 mins walk from the venue and has a communal eating area called The Cookhouse, with lots of small food traders to choose from, so people can eat different food but still stay together – especially recommended is the Café At The End Of The Universe – there’s also Mexican, Indian, Pizza and more. Plus you can order and pay online at your table, and your food is brought to you – see https://www.warrington.gov.uk/cookhouse

Pubs – There are several bars and pubs within 5 to 10 minutes walk of the venue.

  • Friar Penketh, family friendly, serves food – Barbauld St
  • The Feathers, traditional pub, serves food – Bridge St
  • White Hart, Bright modern bar with sofas and a menu of burgers, pies, chicken (not a lot of veggie stuff)
  • The Blue Bell, Horsemarket Street, serves food
  • The Barley Mow, in the shopping mall, light lunches and pub grub

VIP details are to arrive at 4.30 for a 5pm start, and Stage Times will be added, along with other information, when available.

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