We meet in the Harlequin Theatre bar (usually) every Friday at 8:30.
The Harlequin Theatre is in Queen Street in Northwich, CW9 5JN
To get a local map, go to Google/Maps or www.streetmap.co.uk and enter CW9 5JN.
When the theatre company have a production (six times a year) or
some other event on, we
move to one of our second homes:
For the old-fashioned kind of directions, see below.
For the Gladstone Club, after going under the railway viaduct, carry on
to the lights. Go straight on to the next lights where you turn right
onto Chesterway. Straight on through more (and more lights) until you
reach a roundabout. Take the fourth exit (Station Road), then take the
first right (50 yards or so) into a service road. At the end of this,
you will find the Gladstone Club (and car park).
Find Northwich in your Road Atlas - it's in the middle of Cheshire. Look for the A556 which goes East-West from the M6 (junct 19) towards Chester. Where it swings south of Northwich, it meets the A533 just north of the village of Davenham. Turn northwards here and follow the signs. About two miles later, you'll come under a railway viaduct arch. There are two turns immediately on the left - take the second one. After 50 yards, there is a right angle bend to the right. This is now Queen St and the theatre is half way along on the left.
The Harlequin Theatre has a bar area on the first floor which is
the folk club usually meet. However, for some nights we hire the
theatre proper which allows us to seat 96 people.
Disabled Access: The theatre has level access at ground floor level including toilets. The bar is up a single flight of stairs. At Davenham, there is a ground level entrance with a small step. If unsure, please ask us.
We have often used the Davenham Players Theatre and the Oakmere
Cricket Club. Occasionally, when neither is available, we might
We have visited the RAOB Club, 52-54 Witton St. Northwich CW9
5AG and one or two local public houses.
Harlequin Theatre ..... Northwich, Cheshire, UK
This is another of those small soft-seaters that I like so much. The stage is at ground level, and the seats rake upward fairly steeply, so everybody is above you. There's also some standing room at ground level on either side of the banked seating. Above the seats through a set of doors there's a cafe. It only holds about 120 people, but it is so warm, intimate and friendly (and full!), it felt like a thousand.
- Ok, so it only actually holds 96, but it is a great place to play, and when it's full, it buzzes!!!