I NEVER thought I’d see the day of people queuing for a nightclub before 9pm, but it was for good reason.

Warrington’s new club, Trilogy, in the space of the former Showbar, has had its opening weekend and it did not disappoint.

After opening on the Friday, I took a trip with a set of mates on the Saturday evening to see what the fuss was all about.

From a vantage point at the Friar Penketh, a steady flow of around between 30 and 65 people were queuing to get in at any one time and it was moving smoothly.

A £3 entry fee was paid before 11pm later and we were in. The place has definitely smartened up inside after a £1m transformation with velvet and flowers galore as you move in.

I was excited to see the famous building back in action, with it not being used since before the coronavirus pandemic.

Warrington Guardian: Clubbers in their numbers ahead of the openingClubbers in their numbers ahead of the opening

As you walk in the former central bar area has moved to the back of the main room, with booth space available in the middle, but nevertheless, there were still shapes being thrown in true Warrington clubbing style.

And music-wise, this is the place for your R&B, dance and chart tunes.

For a more chilled out part of the club, you can visit the Botanic room where everything is picture perfect – a ‘pink and flowery escape’ where you can enjoy cocktail trees and snap pictures for Instagram.

But the go-to for me was the disco room, with glitter balls – 24 I’m pretty sure – and a lit-up dance floor, it was never going to disappoint, was it?


Trilogy and its disco room

Trilogy and its disco room


The Bee Gees, Dexys Midnight Runners and Candi Staton were some of those whose songs graced the dance floor.

And a lively set of town customers made the most of the tunes and dance floor to create a great atmosphere.

The bar at the back of the room supplies your drinking needs and the staff were helpful as can be.

But there is only so much singing you can do – despite Stayin’ Alive still being a belting song.

A Chinese takeaway and a taxi later, it was home time, but if the disco room continues in the same vein of form, then they can expect to see another busy turnout.