What's on inBolton

Welcome to Bolton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Bolton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Bolton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Bolton

06
MAY
The Comedy Lab at Expo Lounge
Expo Lounge

First Friday of the month come down at see 6 fantastic comedians set in the intimate surroundings of Expo Lounge Didsbury.Set in the intimate Expo Lounge in Didsbury the Comedy Factory from Pros and Coms is a monthly show bringing you the…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07752 038899
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06
MAY
Brantley Gilbert
Manchester Academy 2

Brantley Gilbert at Manchester Academy 2 in Manchester on Friday 06 May 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAY
Bryan Adams
Manchester Arena

Bryan Guy Adams now 50 years old is Canadas best selling male rock artist. As a musician singer‐songwriter he has seen major successes and also has become a fairly famous photographer and social activist more…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAY
Funhouse Comedy Club
David Lloyd

BBCs Tom Binns Launches New Comedy Night at David Lloyd Warrington.Funhouse Comedy Club which already runs successful nights at various venues all over the country is excited to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night at David Lloyd Warrington.Funhouse Comedy…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 871568
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07
MAY
Mum2Mum Nearly New Market Accrington
St Christopher High School

SELL quality second hand baby childrens 0‐6years and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Sign up for our free decluttering tips at www.mum2mummarket.co.ukget‐free‐tips.htmlBook a stall http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07595 177893
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07
MAY
Citizen Khan
Manchester Arena

Citizen Khan at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 07 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Citizen Khan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAY
Yung Lean
Sound Control

Yung Lean at Sound Control in Manchester on Saturday 07 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAY
The Sessions
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 08 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Sessions live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAY
The Sessions at Abbey Road
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Abbey Road at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 08 May 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Sessions at…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAY
Bat For Lashes
Manchester Cathedral

Bat for Lashes is the work of British singer songwriter multi‐ instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan. Born in 1979 yet combining influences that span decades Natashas work dwells in the elemental emerging in timeless…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAY
Frances
The Deaf Institute

Frances at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Friday 13 May 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAY
James
Manchester Arena

English rock band James hail from Manchester and have been on the music scene since 1982. Perhaps best known for their success in the 1990s with singles such as Sit Down and Laid James have…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
MANCHESTER CRAFT BEER BREWERY WALKING TOUR
Meet at One Piccadilly Gardens

. A great way to spend the day in good company by visiting multiple craft beer venues in one day.Well take you around the best craft beer bars and brewery taprooms that Manchester has to offer sampling the latest local beers.Let us…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07973 713747
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14
MAY
Il Divo
Manchester Arena

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabes Il Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
MAY
Wiggle 4 Counties
Withy Grove Park

In a brand new event series Pennine Event and Wiggle bring you Wiggle 4 Counties; a challenging yet rewarding sportive offering the very best of the North West. Taking in sections of road within all four of the immediate North West counties…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01772 447979
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18
MAY
Laura Mvula
Manchester Gorilla

Laura Mvula at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Wednesday 18 May 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
MAY
William Singe
Sound Control

William Singe at Sound Control in Manchester on Wednesday 18 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAY
Healing Horticulture & the Dig In Project
Astley Coach House Conference Room

Find out how horticultural therapist Donna Rowe‐Green harnesses the healing power of gardening and her work with military veterans in Preston and Chorley.Tickets £3 including refreshments. To book a place contact astley.hallchorley.gov.uk or call 01257 515151.Talk takes place in Astley Coach House…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 515151
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21
MAY
Grand opening EAST MEETS WEST Weekend wedding Show
The Royal Banquiting Hall

GRAND Opening WEEKEND WEDDING SHOW .The Dual Cultural Bridal Event is hosted by The Royal Banqueting Hall .London Rd .Preston a stunning refurbishment has just been completed to showcase all types of weddings .whether Asian or English Traditional this…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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21
MAY
Hot Water Comedy Club 'Triple Headline Show'
Hot Water Comedy Club at The Renaissance Hotel - Manchester

Our Flagship show featuring 3 of the very best headline standard comedians from both the UK and International Comedy Circuit along with one of the finest comperes in the country. The very best in live stand up comedy every Saturday night with…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07478 699007
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21
MAY
Busted
Manchester Arena

Busted at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 21 May 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Busted tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and Stubhub…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Sarah Millican
King George's Hall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
MAY
Daughtry
Manchester Academy 1

Popular rock band Daughtry never ceases to entertain and impress fans from all over the world with their amazing songs. Hailing from North Carolina this band started off after American Idol Season 5s Chris Daughtry…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
MAY
Gordon Lightfoot
Bridgewater Hall

Gordon Lightfoot at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Sunday 22 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
Industrial Control Cyber Security Nuclear
The Centre Birchwood Park

The Cyber Senate Industrial Control Cybersecurity Nuclear conference consists of presentations and debate from some of the Nuclear energy industrys leading end users from Operational and IT backgrounds Government influencers leading cybersecurity authorities and some of the worlds most influential solution providers.Job…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +44(0)2070 961754
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23
MAY
GEazy
Manchester Academy 2

GEazy at Manchester Academy 2 in Manchester on Monday 23 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Management in Practice Manchester
Bridgewater Hall

. Management in Practice Manchester is a completely free one‐day event for all Practice Managers GPs administrative staff commissioners and those involved in primary care business management.The event has been designed to deliver the latest policy and practical insights and provides you…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 020-721 4-0610
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24
MAY
Brian Wilson
O2 Apollo Manchester

Brian Wilson at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Tuesday 24 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Lukas Graham
Manchester Gorilla

Lukas Graham at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Tuesday 24 May 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
Josh Groban
Bridgewater Hall

Joshua Winslow Groban or more popularly known as Josh Groban is a singer songwriter actor musician and even a very successful record producer in America. Four of his first albums have been accredited as multi‐platinum.…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

East Lancashire Railway

Where steam power meets breathtaking scenery Located in the heart of Bury Town Centre, the East Lancashire Ralway has been your gateway to great days out since 1846.From days out cycling, walking or wildlife spotting to afternoons at tea rooms nestled away in picturesque towns and villages. Get…

Museum of Transport

The Museum of Transport, Manchester has one of the largest collections of transport of its kind in the country. The vehicles themselves represent the development of public road transport in Greater Manchester, from horse‐drawn vehicles to the first generation of accessible transport; and also includes the prototype…

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