Ly2 - Lyceum Square Enhancement Scheme

Crewe’s Lyceum Square is in the process of being transformed into an exciting events and performance space as part of the town centre’s regeneration.

Cheshire East Council has been allocated £750,000 from the government’s Accelerated Towns Fund for an improvement scheme for the Lyceum Square and adjacent areas.


The scheme – called Ly– will see the centre of Lyceum Square becoming a mixed-use space to host events, festivals, performances, and activities throughout the year.

Works on the scheme commenced in 2023 and will be completed by Spring 2024.

As well as a new events stage with an integrated digital screen, the scheme will include colourful and multi-functional street furniture and improvements to key gateways into the square, including floor graphics and a wall mural.


The vision for Ly2 was developed by the Crewe Cultural Forum – a collaboration of more than 100 residents, organisations and businesses in Crewe – and it aims to enhance the setting of the Lyceum Theatre and Crewe Market Hall and create a cultural heart for the town centre.

The Ly2 project is being delivered by Cheshire East Council and overseen by Crewe Town Board. It is also being supported by Crewe Town Council.

Photo credit: Pete Robinson

We want to hear from individuals and organisations who have events they’d like to make happen in the square. Whether you’re a singer wanting to be part of a festival, a dance group wanting to showcase your latest piece, a filmmaker or just a group who like to perform, then Lyceum Square is a space for you too.


Page last reviewed: 22 September 2023