CHESHIRE’S premier dance festival is returning to Northwich once again.

For the fourth year, Now Northwich will be back on Saturday, April 27, bringing yet another explosion of international dance and street arts to the walkways of the town centre. 

Performers will take to the streets with captivating spectacles from high-energy hip hop to martial arts-infused dance, intricate acrobatics, and an aerial circus.

The free festival kicks off at 12pm with events in Barons Quay Square, River Park, Weaver Point, Apple Market Place, and along Witton Street.

At The Plaza, Cheshire-based Company Carpi will unite with the community of Northwich for the town’s very own dance opera.

Running alongside the main programme will be an interactive family trail of workshops and taster sessions. 

Families can visit five nature stations where they can take part in butterfly-making workshops, a juggle jam session, and a hip hop workshop, while Northwich Library staff will again join in with Storytime in Park.

Northwich Guardian: Cheshire-based Company Carpi are staging a dance opera using professionals and the wider communityCheshire-based Company Carpi are staging a dance opera using professionals and the wider community (Image: Now Northwich)

Artisan food vendors will complement the existing Northwich food offering with tasty treats from around the world.

Heading into the evening, the festival will culminate at dusk with a showstopping parade throughout the town centre by internationally renowned Compagnie Des Quidams & Inko'Nito from 8.15pm until 9.30pm.

With so much to see and do, this handy guide will help you navigate your way around Now Northwich 2024.

For more information, pick up a programme on the day or visit:

Your Guide to Now Northwich 2024

Northwich Guardian: Producers describe Damae Dance's performances as 'mesmerising'Producers describe Damae Dance's performances as 'mesmerising' (Image: Now Northwich)

IRMÃ-Sister by Damae Dance

Weaver Point: 2pm & 5.30pm

A tender, brutal and mesmerising depiction of a complex relationship between two women.

Northwich Guardian: Performers from Capoeira Extravaganza Performers from Capoeira Extravaganza (Image: Now Northwich)

Capoeira Extravaganza

Barons Quay Square: 12.30pm & 4pm

Live Capoeira show to delight and inspire audiences with the moves, music and mood of Brazil.

Northwich Guardian: Contortionist and aerial display artist, Ella MesmaContortionist and aerial display artist, Ella Mesma (Image: Now Northwich)

Rainbow Butterfly by Ella Mesma

River Park: 1pm & 4.30pm

A tale woven by aerial circus, contortion, contemporary and hip hop dance to charm all ages.

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Roll Play by Simple Cypher

Weaver Point: 1.30pm & 5pm

Explosive tricks and artful dexterity combine in a cheeky and effortlessly cool performance on a Cyr wheel.

Northwich Guardian: Pif-Paf Theatre combines performance art and foodPif-Paf Theatre combines performance art and food (Image: Now Northwich)

Toast by Pif-Paf Theatre

Apple Market Place: 2pm & 4.30pm

A big hearted extravaganza of dance, live music, food, songs and tales from around the world.

Northwich Guardian: Sonia SabriSonia Sabri (Image: Now Northwich)

Mughal Miniatures: The Peacock and The Princess by Sonia Sabri Company

Witton Street Walkabout: 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm

Interactive walkabout featuring a proud peacock and a pretty princess.

The Album: Skool Edition by SAY

Barons Quay Square: 12pm & 3pm

Slick and playful interactive dance with infectious music and moves – and the chance to join in!

In This Place, Upon This Earth by Company Carpi & Northwich Community

The Plaza (Witton Street): 4.30pm & 6.30pm

A spectacular dance opera with live music uniting professionals with the local community.

Storytime in the Park by Northwich Library staff

River Park: 12pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Storytelling sessions to inspire little minds with the wonderful world of beautiful books.

Northwich Guardian: Members of Now Northwich's Young Producers schemeMembers of Now Northwich's Young Producers scheme (Image: Now Northwich)

Connecting Routes by The Young Producers

Across Northwich Town Centre and Barons Quay: 12pm-5pm

Journey around Now Northwich on the ‘Connecting Routes’ Interactive Trail, taking part in creative activities as you go. Activity Sheets for this family trail will be available on the day.

Northwich Guardian: Gentle and dreamlike, Herbert's Dream starts at 8.15pm on Witton StreetGentle and dreamlike, Herbert's Dream starts at 8.15pm on Witton Street (Image: Now Northwich)

Herbert’s Dream by Compagnie Des Quidams & Inko'Nito

Parade throughout the town centre and Barons Quay; starts 8.15pm on Witton Street, culminates in Barons Quay Square at 9pm.

An entrancing nocturnal procession of majestic and ethereal figures that metamorphose against the night sky.

Performance times may be subject to change.