What's on inNewtown


Welcome to Newtown

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Newtown - 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 Newtown to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Newtown

22
JUN
Film: Our Day Out (40th Anniversary)
St Paul's Church

By popular demand we present the third festival screening of the comical yet moving film Our Day Out by Whiston‐born playwright Willy Russell. A BBC Play for Today it first aired in 1977 four decades ago this year. Choc ices…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07762 607618
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23
JUN
Chilled Lemons Jazz Quintet
Prescot Town Hall

Relax to the smooth swing sounds of our old friends the Chilled Lemons ‐ some of whom youll recognise from last years opening night with Swingshift Big Band ‐ with guest vocalist Chris James. Tuck in to a fish‐and‐chip supper courtesy…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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24
JUN
Desperado - The History of the Eagles
The Citadel

The Eagles ‐ the highest selling band in US history released their two part History of the Eagles DVD in 2013. The DVD went platinum and the band followed it up with a two year tour of most of the world.Desperado now…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
JUN
Mane Chance Soccer Clinic
JMO Sports Park

Charity Mane Chance Sanctuary are delighted to have their first Northern Soccer Clinic to be run in association with Everton Legend Duncan Ferguson and supported by Messenger Express. Ferguson who will be leading the clinic with support from Everton in the Community…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01483 351526
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24
JUN
Mostly Musicals with Phoenix Concert Orchestra
Prescot Methodist Centre

Jill Hyde and Robert Howard conduct the Liverpool‐based ensemble with selections from the canon of great shows following a successful French tour in 2016.Tickets are available online via www.prescotfestival.co.uk or from Poco Coffee 30 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QJ.Part of the 13th…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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24
JUN
Talk: Highlights from the Prescot Archives
Prescot Parish Church Meeting Room

Lin Rice and Dan Copley take us on a fascinating journey through some of our Lancashire towns historical treasures from the Knowsley Archives.Tickets can be purchased online via www.prescotfestival.co.uk or from Poco Coffee 30 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QJ.Part of the 13th…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07762 607618
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25
JUN
Festival Choral Evensong
Prescot Parish Church

A traditional musical service in the elegant surroundings of Prescots Jacobean parish church. The parish choir sing with Tm Hall on the organ. Featuring music by festival director Dr Robert Howard. Refreshments follow.Part of the 13th Annual Prescot Festival…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07762 607618
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25
JUN
Festival Finale: Band of the Yorkshire Regiment
Prescot Parish Church

For the first time we welcome a world‐class military band to close the festival in jubilant fashion also marking Armed Forces Day being held in Liverpool this year. We end this Proms‐style concert with patriotic favourites in the 65th year of…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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25
JUN
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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29
JUN
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Preston Guild Hall

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
JUL
Kids Planet Southport - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Yarrow House

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle badge making beat the goalie canvas painting Mr Stix tombola hook a duck stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01704 534855
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01
JUL
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

The Little Theatre in Chorley 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…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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08
JUL
Kids Planet Crosby - Summer Fair
Kids Planet The House

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle tombola zumba penalty shootout cakes BBQ stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 3pm.…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01519 313155
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22
JUL
Country Superstars Experience, Southport Conventio
Southport Convention Centre

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02085 916920
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28
JUL
Pride and Prejudice
The Atkinson

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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29
JUL
Kids Planet Fazakerley - Summer Fair
Kids Planet The Cottage

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle BBQ hook a duck penalty shootout cakes craft station stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 3pm.…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 930384
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29
JUL
Oh Carol - The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Oh Carol ‐ The Musical Story of Neil SedakaSaturday 29th July 2017General Admission £21Oh Carol‐ The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50s & 60s…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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18
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Night and Dinner i
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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20
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Hoghton Tower

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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16
SEP
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester UK the hometown of The Smiths. After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
SEP
Fawlty Towers Comedy Night and Interactive Dinner
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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22
SEP
Stevie Nimmo
The Citadel

Stevie Nimmo has been successfully recording and touring for the last two decades.Born and raised in Glasgow Scotland there was always music around as Stevie grew up. Stevie never had any guitar or singing lessons but throughout the family there were plenty…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
SEP
The Beach Boys Story
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

THE BEACH BOYS STORYIf you like the Beach Boys songs you will love this bandGuaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience this is a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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23
SEP
Martin Stephenson
The Citadel

MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UKs best‐loved musicians for 30 years.New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees the band hes intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
SEP
Goblin's Peter and the Wolf
The Citadel

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas...Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises.Featuring animal antics of singing birds…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
SEP
Seyes
The Citadel

Described in Classic Rock Magazine as Britains premier Yes tribute band SeYes present a two‐hour show celebrating the quintessential prog rock experience. Concentrating on the classic seventies incarnation of the band the show contains the brilliant Yours is No Disgrace Roundabout Ive…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
OCT
Dave Spikey - Juggling on a Motorbike
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Thursday 5th October 8pmDave Spikey ‐ Juggling on a MotorbikeGeneral Admission £15.50Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words Youre really funny you should be a comedian and…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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06
OCT
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

A female guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a great voice but girls dont play guitar like that Wisely ignoring the comments she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Tourist Attractions


National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is home to the world's greatest football archive. Our staff are second to none with their expert knowledge of the beautiful game.The National Football Museum exists to explain how and why football has become 'the people's game', a key part of England's heritage and…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum has over 75,000 items in its collections. These include a major collection of fine art, in particular 19th century sculptures, oils and watercolours and contemporary photography. The museum also holds large collections of costume and textiles, ceramics and glass, including the largest collection of perfume bottles…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

Southport Botanic Gardens

Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown are the Botanic Gardens. Originally opened in 1874, these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.Winding through the park is the gardens lake and a multitude of pathways. Theres a Victorian fernery, aviary, gift…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Newtown? See our list of attractions in Newtown, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.