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

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Glass Walk
Together Trust

Glass walking challenges our own beliefs on what is possibleGlass walking is the act of walking across hundreds of broken glass bottles. The glass is razor sharp and very real ‐ no gimmicks Anyone can glass walk. …

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01612 834822
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Mum2mum Market North West
St James and Emmanuel Church

Baby kids & maternityNEARLY NEW SALESELL: Sell your kids outgrown stuff and keep 100 of the proceeds. Its hassle free fun and profitable.BUY: Buy top quality preloved baby and childrens goods at our pop‐up indoor market. We bring lots of sellers together…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 906594
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City vs Aston Villa
Etihad Stadium

City vs Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. 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…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Sports

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Dont Let Daddy Know
Victoria Warehouse

Dont Let Daddy Know at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. 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…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Echosmith
The Deaf Institute

Echosmith at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Echosmith live in the knowledge that…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Marc Almond
Bridgewater Hall

Marc Almond is currently on tour celebrating 30 years in the music business he has recently released his album Variet which is the first recording of his own work for 10 years. He first rose…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Vamps Union J
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

The Vamps Union J at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. 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…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Kwabs
Manchester Gorilla

Kwabs at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Sunday 26 April 2015. 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 Viagogo…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Mike The Mechanics
Bridgewater Hall

Mike The Mechanics at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Tuesday 28 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mike The Mechanics live in…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Sean Lock
Chorley Little Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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The Shires
King George's Hall

The Shires at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 28 April 2015. 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 Shires live in the…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Our Stories
Boulton House,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe Photographic Angle put a call out to photographers who use the camera as a tool for documenting the natural social and political landscapes of our times. From…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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Charley Pride
Bridgewater Hall

It must have been destiny that Charley Pride's career in the baseball diamond did not fare well because had he continued pitching he would not have been one of world's greatest country musicians. Pride who…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Public Service Broadcasting
The Ritz

Public Service Broadcasting at The Ritz in Manchester on Wednesday 29 April 2015. 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: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Sally Morgan
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Fresh from her new TV series on Living TV Britains best loved celebrity psychic returns following her sell‐out show here in February.Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people and is…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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The Districts
The Deaf Institute

The Districts at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Wednesday 29 April 2015. 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 Districts live in the…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Calexico
Albert Hall

Named after the border town of Calexico California Calexico has been present in the music scene since 1996. Forming the nucleus of Calexico is Joey Burns guitaristsinger and John Convertino drummer. The musical style of…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Flying Lotus
Manchester Club Academy

Flying Lotus at Manchester Club Academy in Manchester on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Flying Lotus live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Mary Black
Bridgewater Hall

Mary Black at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Thursday 30 April 2015. 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: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Molly Bloom || Ten Foot Wizard || Pist
Buchanan Sports and Social Club

Burys finest making a rare appearance in Ramsbottom alongside two of manchesters best up and coming acts.Molly BloomMolly Bloom are a quaint English town descended into lunacy; Red Riding Hood torn apart by wolves; Alice trapped down the rabbit hole plagued…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07807 233965
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Lancashire Wedding Showcase
Haigh Hall

See some of the North Wests best entertainers live on stage at one of the most beautiful stately homes in the north west of England. Haigh Hall plays host to dozens of incredible events every year.One of which being the Ntertain Wedding…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07734 805817
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Al Stewart
Bridgewater Hall

Al Stewart at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Friday 01 May 2015. 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: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Alan Carr
Preston Guildhall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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COLUMNS Purity Ring
Manchester Cathedral

COLUMNS Purity Ring at Manchester Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday 02 May 2015. 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: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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United vs West Bromwich Albion
Old Trafford

United vs West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday 02 May 2015. 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…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Sports

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May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary stem engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01257 265003
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Pentatonix
Manchester Academy 1

Pentatonix at Manchester Academy 1 in Manchester on Sunday 03 May 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Impericon Festival
Manchester Academy 1

Impericon Festival at Manchester Academy 1 in Manchester on Monday 04 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Impericon Festival live in the…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Darlia
Manchester Club Academy

Darlia at Manchester Club Academy in Manchester on Tuesday 05 May 2015. 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: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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