THIS year promises to be the busiest yet for an iconic Northwich venue.

Since reopening in 2019, The Plaza has welcomed the likes of Pete Doherty and The Charlatans.

However, with a packed schedule ahead venue manager Jon Houghton believes 2024 could be one of the most important years in the venue’s history.

He said: “This year is set to be our busiest year yet with an incredible lineup of events already announced.

“Picking out a favourite is impossible to do, as I look forward to every event at The Plaza however our aim remains the same, to deliver outstanding events in Northwich’s largest capacity indoor venue and to ensure that Northwich continues to be put on the map as the events capital of Cheshire.”

From the Jam, featuring Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, are one of the standout shows on this year’s events calendar.

The sounds of Shania Twain, Queen, The Stone Roses, Oasis, ELO and The Smiths will also grace The Plaza in the form of tribute acts.

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Northwich Guardian: An Oasis tribute is one of many acts set to take to The Plaza's stage in 2024An Oasis tribute is one of many acts set to take to The Plaza's stage in 2024 (Image: Karl Brooks Photography)

Reflecting on the journey the venue has been on, Jon said: “I can't quite believe that it's just turned six years since I started at The Plaza and work began behind the scenes to allow the venue to host our first event since it closed its doors as a bingo hall in 2010.

“In that time we've had some great highs- like welcoming the likes of Pete Doherty, the Charlatans, Heaven17 and Mark Radcliffe, alongside welcoming the amazing Moon art installation, Channel 4 comedy filming (Everybody Else Burns) and being a part of Three mobile’s latest advert.

“But, there have also been some extreme challenges over the last few years with the financial impact that venues across the country faced during Covid-19, the current financial crisis and ongoing battles with restoring and maintaining the 96-year-old art deco cinema.”

Jon admits that the recent success of The Plaza wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local businesses and organisations such as Northwich BID, the Rotary Club, the town council, Tiny Steps and Radio Northwich.

“I feel extremely lucky in the fact that we have a great support network in Northwich,” Jon said.

“None of the events put on at The Plaza would be possible without the countless hours of dedication to planning, promoting and running each and every event!

“A truly heartfelt thank you to each and every person that has continued to support the events at The Plaza.

“We're still on the lookout to work with more amazing event organisers to continue delivering amazing events in this unique and historic building.”

For all enquiries email or visit for tickets to all of this year’s events.