Northwich Folk Club  -  How To Find Us

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 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:

Usually we visit the Polish Club which is just south of the railway arches on London Road, CW9 8AT
but we have been known to go to the Gladstone Club, Station Road, Northwich CW9 5RB

<>In the past we have also visited the Davenham Players Theatre which is in Church Lane, Davenham, CW9 8NE
and also Oakmere Cricket Club which is in Overdale Lane, Cuddington, CW8 2EL
and sometimes somewhere else. Check the Events List to see which.

For the old-fashioned kind of directions, see below.

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.

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).

To find Oakmere Cricket Club, go west out of Northwich to the junction of the A565 and the A49. Here turn south for a few hundred yards and you'll find a turning into Overdale Lane on the right. A short way along here is an entrance on the right. Continue around the left side of the cricket field to the pavillion. (CW8 2EL)
To find Davenham Players, turn south at the A556/A533 junction into Davenham village, turn left into Church St by the shops.  The Players Theatre is about 300 yards on the left. (CW9 8NE).

The Harlequin Theatre has a bar area on the first floor which is where 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 relocate elsewhere.  We have visited the RAOB Club, 52-54 Witton St. Northwich CW9 5AG and one or two local public houses.

And what's the venue like?  Most nights are in the theatre bar (capacity about 50, acousticly not great, but friendly), but sometimes we splash out and set up in the theatre itself.

And here's what Steve of Tanglefoot says on their web-site:

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!!!