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

10
DEC
Daoist Tai Chi Sword for Beginners & Intermediate
Withington

A three hour workshop on the ancient art of Daoist Sword.The Jian is a traditional Chinese straight sword. This workshop will help train you to extend your intention your Qi and your physical movement to the tip of the weapon.The sword becomes…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07786 168801
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10
DEC
Mum2mum Market (Sale, Cheshire) Nearly New Sale
Sale High School

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds.Dont know where to start sorting out your baby items sign up for…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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10
DEC
Aladdin
Opera House Manchester

Aladdin at Opera House Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 10 December 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: 9.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
DEC
Billy Elliot The Musical
Palace Theatre Manchester

Based on the Oscar nominated film Billy Elliot ‐ The Musical tells the inspirational story of one boys dedication to his dream of dancing against all odds.The story is set in the north of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
DEC
Warehouse Project Feel My Bicep
The Warehouse Project

Warehouse Project Feel My Bicep at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Saturday 10 December 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. …

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
DEC
Manford's Comedy Club
Oswaldthistle Civic Theatre

Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and televisionhttps:www.facebook.commanfordscomedyhttps:twitter.comManfordsComedy…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 398319
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11
DEC
Trailer Park Boys
O2 Apollo

Ricky Julian and Bubbles are back on tour but this time theyre not alone ‐ Mr. Lahey and Randy will be there in all their drunken glory When Bubbles tries to spread the true meaning of Christmas to the world his good‐hearted…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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11
DEC
Schoolboy Q
Manchester Academy 1

Schoolboy Q at Manchester Academy 1 in Manchester on Sunday 11 December 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: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
DEC
G4 Christmas By Candlelight Tour 2016
Manchester Monastery

Make this Christmas a G4 Christmas Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic festive setting...Due to overwhelming public demand original X‐Factor stars and operatic multi‐platinum selling vocal quartet G4 are back with their atmospheric Christmas By Candlelight show across the UK in November…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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12
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: Live Music & Concerts

13
DEC
Michael Ball Alfie Boe
O2 Apollo Manchester

Michael Ball Alfie Boe at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Tuesday 13 December 2016. 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…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
DEC
The 1975
Manchester Arena

The 1975 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 13 December 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: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
Cinderella
The Hopwood Theatre

The classic tale of Cinderella comes to Hopwood this Christmas ‐ with our own twist of courseA firm family favourite and suitable for all ages ‐ a tale of romance princes glass slippers and fairy godmothers. This unique retelling of the childrens…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01616 437560
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14
DEC
Brian May and Kerry Ellis
Bridgewater Hall

ANTHEMS: The Concert is the live version of Anthems Kerry Elliss stunning hit debut album produced by and co‐starring Queen legend Brian May.Brian May says: Kerry Ellis is now acknowledged as a phenomenon equally at…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
City vs Watford Premium Seats
Etihad Stadium

City vs Watford Premium Seats at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday 14 December 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 City vs Watford…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Sports

15
DEC
Peace and cake
Vairochana Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Chorlton and the World Peace Cafe are a combination of peace and cake. Upstairs we hold meditation classes and downstairs we have this incredible cafe which is run by friendly volunteers. Our menu is vegetarian food including home…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01618 617012
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16
DEC
Madness
Manchester Arena

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

16
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: Miscellaneous

16
DEC
Warehouse Project WHP vs The Hydra
The Warehouse Project

Warehouse Project WHP vs The Hydra at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Friday 16 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Warehouse Project WHP vs The Hydra tickets so weve done the…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
DEC
STAR SHAPED CLUB MANCHESTER: XMAS PARTY!
Black Dog Ballroom

MANCHESTER ‐ ITS CHRISTMASWere delighted to be bringing the legendary Star Shaped Christmas party toBlack Dog Ballroom NWS Manchester ‐ Expect mince pies inflatables our fabulous Xmas Cocktail and loads of other festive paraphernalia. Oh and over 5 hours of the purest…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07480 856751
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17
DEC
City vs Arsenal Premium Seats
Etihad Stadium

City vs Arsenal Premium Seats at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday 17 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest City vs Arsenal Premium Seats tickets so weve done the legwork for you.…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Sports

17
DEC
The Coral
Manchester Academy 1

Hailing from the Wirral Peninsula in the 1960s 'The Coral' are a band that has been describes as a mix of country with psychedelic folk rock. They were nominated for a 2002 'Mercury Music Prize'…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
DEC
The Breath + Kirk McElhinney
Band On The Wall

Born out of the ferment of Manchesters thriving music scene The Breath is the new band project of former Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer and lyricist Rioghnach Connolly. Along with McCallums fellow Cinematic alumni pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
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19
DEC
Katherine Jenkins
Bridgewater Hall

Katherine Jenkins first rose to stardom in 1998. She is a hugely popular Welsh Mezzo soprano and classical musician. Jenkins graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music then worked as a freelance singing…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
DEC
Status Quo
Manchester Arena

Also known as 'The Quo' of simple 'Quo' the band is synonymous with their own unique style of 'boogie rock' and 'shadow step' guitar riffs. Status Quo was founded in the early 1960s by Francis…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
DEC
The Temper Trap
Manchester Academy 2

The Temper Trap at Manchester Academy 2 in Manchester on Monday 19 December 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Temper Trap live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
DEC
The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza
Preston Guildhall

Due to overwhelming public demand and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the return of the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza for the second year running starring THE OSMONDS. This dazzling must‐see holiday…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 804444
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21
DEC
Jason Donovan
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Jason Donovan at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Wednesday 21 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Jason Donovan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
DEC
Andr Rieu
Manchester Arena

Andr Rieu at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 22 December 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: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
DEC
Dancehall vs Soca Manchester | Christmas Special
O2 Ritz Manchester

DANCEHALLvsSOCA Is back in Manchester to spread the Christmas Spirit Expect another night of Tune after Tune as the Djs battle it out to see who will win their round in the epic battle of energy. Who will move the crowd the…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07946 634747
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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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