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

02
JUL
Mary J Blige
O2 Apollo Manchester

Mary J Blige at O2 Apollo Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 02 July 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 Mary J Blige live…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
JUL
Tree of Codes
Opera House Manchester

Tree of Codes at Opera House Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 02 July 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…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
JUL
Madness
Haydock Park

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: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUL
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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06
JUL
Bleachers
Manchester Academy 3

Bleachers at Manchester Academy 3 in Manchester on Monday 06 July 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: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUL
Robyn Hitchcock
Manchester Academy 3

Robyn Hitchcock at Manchester Academy 3 in Manchester on Monday 06 July 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: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUL
Modest Mouse
The Ritz

American Indie rock band Modest Mouse has been on the music scene since 2003. They have released 5 albums to date all with long titles their debut in 1996 being This is a Long Drive…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
JUL
PLANET CIRCUS THE WOW FACTOR!
SPA ROAD PLAYING FIELDS

Planet Circus The Wow Factor in BOLTON.Dont miss Britains number one family circus and its brand new 2015 super showFeaturing everything a traditional circus has with spectacular thrilling stunt action that will wow audiences of all ages. Presenting the worlds most dangerous…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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09
JUL
Leon Bridges
The Deaf Institute

Leon Bridges at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Thursday 09 July 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…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUL
Neil Diamond
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

A favourite of BritEvents US singer and songwriter Neil Diamond appears in the UK again on a very welcome tour. Neil who was born in 1941 is famous for his crooning signature songs which…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUL
Area 11
Sound Control

Area 11 at Sound Control in Manchester on Friday 10 July 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: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day
The Midland Hotel

Our Manchester Wine‐Tasting Courses are fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a fullWine‐Tasting Experience Day where youll taste 14 Wines learn about…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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11
JUL
Talk: Craig Staff
Castlefield Gallery

To coincide with Castlefield Gallerys current exhibition Real Painting the gallery is delighted to welcome Craig Staff author of After Modernist Painting: The History of a Contemporary Practice 2013 to offer his response to the exhibition considering it in relation to paintings…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01618 328034
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11
JUL
Bette Midler
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Bette Midler at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 11 July 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…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUL
Manchester to Blackpool bike ride
Manchester United Football Ground

Starting from Manchester United Football Ground at Old Trafford this invigorating ride will take you along country lanes to the finish on the South Promenade at Blackpool where you can enjoy a barbecue live music and well‐earned massage not to mention a…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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13
JUL
Flare15
Royal Exchange Theatre

FLARE15A six day international festival of radical theatre by the next generation of theatre makers.Expect hilarious challenging thought‐provoking theatre. Expect theatre re‐invented by some of the most creative minds from the next generation of theatrical innovators. Expect the unexpected.A brilliant line‐up The…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: BoxOffice:01618 339833
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15
JUL
Korn
O2 Apollo Manchester

Straight out of Bakersfield California the alternative metal band Korn busted out into the public with their debut namesake entitled Korn. Brought together in 1993 the members of this fine band include vocalist Jonathan Davis…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
JUL
The Stranglers
King George's Hall

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
JUL
Kids Planet Hale - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Hale

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 18th July 10am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus we have lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle BBQ tombola raffle face painting refreshments and moreKids Planet…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01619 800062
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18
JUL
Kids Planet Sale - Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Sale

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 18th July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Kids Planet Sale Brook House Wharf Road Sale M33 2AFTel 0161 696 4799Email: salekidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01619 694799
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19
JUL
2376 (Bamber Bridge) Squadron Banner Dedication
Our Lady & St Gerards Church

After a period of fundraising 2376 Bamber Bridge Squadron Air Training Corps have purchased a new ceremonial banner. Before it can be used in an official capacity such as on Remembrance Sunday it must be Dedicated in a church service.This dedication ceremony…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 491136
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19
JUL
Key 103 Summer Live 2015
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Key 103 Summer Live 2015 at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Sunday 19 July 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Key 103 Summer Live 2015 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
JUL
Mike Dignam
Sound Control

Mike Dignam at Sound Control in Manchester on Tuesday 21 July 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 do the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
JUL
Kids Planet Salford - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Salford

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 25th July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus we have lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle refreshments and moreKids Planet Salford…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 368788
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25
JUL
Jimmy Cliff
Manchester Academy 2

Jimmy Cliff is a reggae master and hes bringing his sweet beats to the UK Jimmy Cliff has been performing his legendary music for nearly fifty years. He and his music have been featured by…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUL
Car Boot & Table Top Sale
The Together Trust

Start sorting out your sheds attics garages and wardrobes as one persons rubbish is another persons treasureBargain hunters across Stockport make your way to the Together Trust Car Boot and Table Top Sale on Sunday 26th July to find an exciting array…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01612 834883
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28
JUL
Della Mae
Manchester Academy 3

Della Mae at Manchester Academy 3 in Manchester on Tuesday 28 July 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: 11.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
JUL
Badly Drawn Boy
Bridgewater Hall

Lancashire lad Damon Gough from Bolton is the talent behind Badly Drawn Boy. The name comes from a TV character in Sam and His Magic Ball viewed and enjoyed by Gough back in 1995.…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
JUL
The Dandy Warhols
The Ritz

US rock group 'The Dandy Warhols' have seen huge success since the early 1990s. Their material is widely used by TV companies and can be heard on US shows such as 'The OC' and British…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
AUG
Kids Planet Beamont - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Beamont (Warrington)

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 1st August 11am ‐ 3pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting hook a duck hoopla refreshments and…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 630879
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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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