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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DEC
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show appears live in Blackburn Lancashire at King George&039;s Hall on Wednesday 17 December 2014. For ticket prices to watch Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall see the list of tickets available for Afternoon Variety Show.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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DEC
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Darwen Library Theatre

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime will be performing live Pantomime at Darwen Library Theatre on the Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. Buy tickets for Beauty and the Beast Pantomime online.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
DEC
Deacon Blue
O2 Apollo Manchester

Deacon Blue is a Scottish band formed in 1985 in Glasgow. The bands name was taken from Steely Dans song Deacon Blues. They released their debut album Raintown in 1987 which was widely praised as…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
DEC
Parkway Drive
Manchester Academy

Parkway Drive at Manchester Academy in Manchester on Wednesday 17 December 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Parkway Drive tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
DEC
Snow White Pantomime
King George's Hall

Snow White Pantomime will be performing live Pantomime at King George&039;s Hall on the Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. Buy tickets for Snow White Pantomime online.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
DEC
The Bootleg Beatles
Bridgewater Hall

Re‐live the sights and sounds of sixties as the worlds premier Beatle band returns to Cambridge with their spectacular two hour multi‐media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. Using film footage of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
DEC
MAKING ART OUT OF MANCHESTER'S WINDY WEATHER
The Quays

What would the wind look like if you could see it A new and exclusively commissioned piece for Quays Culture and The University of Salford Aeolian Light is a monolithic immersive light installation in the heart of The Quays that visualises the…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 08450 941007
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DEC
Canterbury
Sound Control

Like most bands Canterbury was formed by four young musicianswho met in school and shared their passion and love for music. Formed in 2005 the band's lineup currently consists of bassist and vocalist Luke Prebble…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
DEC
Deaf Havana
King George's Hall

Deaf Havana is an English rock group formed in 2005 at an English college by sheer coincidence after fellow students began playing together. After a time the group began touring non stop in an…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
DEC
Roy Chubby Brown
O2 Apollo Manchester

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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DEC
Starsailor
Parr Hall

Starsailor at Parr Hall in Warrington on Thursday 18 December 2014. 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: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
DEC
Arch Enemy Kreator
Manchester Academy 1

‐ watch Arch Enemy Kreator live at Manchester Academy 1 in Manchester Lancashire on the Friday 19 December 2014. Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
DEC
Chameleons Vox
Manchester Academy 2

At one point the Chameleons were one of those iconic rock groups out of Manchester England that no one could ignore. As their popularity began to wane a bit the group decided to begin a…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
DEC
Fatboy Slim The 2 Bears WHP14
The Warehouse Project

Fatboy Slim The 2 Bears WHP14 at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Friday 19 December 2014. 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.…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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DEC
Jools Holland
Manchester Apollo

Julian Miles Holland OBE DL was founder member of the band Squeeze but began his solo career as a pianist singer composer and band leader in the late 70s. In 1978 he co‐hosted The Tube…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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DEC
Madness
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
DEC
Shrek The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester

Shrek the Musical is a brand new musical set to debut in May at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and will bring the well loved characters to life in a spectacular show full of music…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
DEC
Wiley
Manchester Gorilla

Wiley at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Friday 19 December 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Wiley live in the knowledge that youve…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
DEC
3 Little Pigs
Royal Exchange Theatre

The classic childrens fairytale transformed into a feast of comical puppetryBuilding a new home is not as easy as it looks. Whats the best material to use Will it keep out the rain Will it be Wolf Proof theres only one way…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: BoxOffice:01618 339833
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DEC
Alesso
The Warehouse Project

Alesso at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Saturday 20 December 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Alesso tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
DEC
Alesso WHP14
The Warehouse Project

Alesso WHP14 at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Saturday 20 December 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Alesso WHP14 live in the…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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DEC
City vs Crystal Palace
Etihad Stadium

City vs Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday 20 December 2014. 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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DEC
Lee Mack
Manchester Apollo

Lancashire‐ born stand‐up comic and actor Lee Mack is famed for his social satire and observational comedy. He wrote and starred in the sit‐com Not Going Out and is team captain on TVs Would I…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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DEC
Russell Howard
Manchester Arena

Award‐winning comic Russell Howard and regular on BBCs Mock The Week hits the road to bring his unique comedy style to a discerning crowd of fans. Born in Somerset England Russells awards include Zoo…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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DEC
Russell Howard Wonderbox
MEN Arena

One of Britain's funniest and most successful comedians Russell Howard returns to delight his UK audiences with his first live stand‐up tour in three years. Russell promises more of his trademark upbeat and razor‐sharp…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
DEC
Andr Rieu
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Andr Rieu appears live in Manchester Lancashire at Phones 4u Arena Manchester on Sunday 21 December 2014. For ticket prices to watch Andr Rieu at Phones 4u Arena Manchester see the list of tickets available for Andr Rieu.…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
DEC
Andre Rieu
Manchester Arena

Andre Rieu is a rather revolutionary force within the world of classical music from a very young age his father a conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra taught him the ways in which someone could…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
DEC
UB40
Manchester Academy 1

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
DEC
Liam Fray
Sound Control

Liam Fray at Sound Control in Manchester on Monday 22 December 2014. 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: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
DEC
Alexander ONeal
The Ritz

Alexander ONeal at The Ritz in Manchester on Friday 26 December 2014. 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: 10.3 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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