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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Newtown

25
MAY
Limehouse Lizzy
The Citadel

Renowned for an action‐packed pyrothechnic‐fuelled explosion of a show Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive well and dominating stages worldwide. Attention to…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Club Tropicana - Preston's Biggest 80's Night!
Preston Guild Hall

. With music from ABC to ZZ top expect 6 hours of 80s heaven.9pm ‐ 3am. 6 hours of 80s heavenTICKETS: £5 each or 4 for £15 group bookingExpect to hear:Wham Duran Duran Frankie Goes To Hollywood Erasure …

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01179 450996
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27
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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27
MAY
Keepy Uppy (2:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

A silent pitch a still football.Footie strips shin pads shiny boots.A kick of the ball it flies it soars it scores .. GOALOur journey begins with grass stained knees Astro Turf and champions. Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love devotion…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAY
Keepy Uppy (11:30am Performance)
The Citadel

A silent pitch a still football.Footie strips shin pads shiny boots.A kick of the ball it flies it soars it scores .. GOALOur journey begins with grass stained knees Astro Turf and champions. Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love devotion…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAY
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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28
MAY
The Fairytale Trail
Botany Bay

Once upon a timeCreate your own fairytale this Spring Bank Holiday and adventure through the magical kingdom of Botany BayJoin us on Monday 28th May 10am 4pm to explore each of our five floors to find enchanting real‐life characters from your…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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02
JUN
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little 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 UK touring circuit and television.Facebook:…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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06
JUN
Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival
53 Degrees

With amazing performances from British jazz legend Courtney Pine and rising star Camilla George to special improvisation led events from the likes of Graham Massey founding member of electronic pioneers 808 State the festival features an international cast ranging across jazz…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 201201
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09
JUN
Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show
Best Western Plus Glendower Hotel

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: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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17
JUN
Little Women
Lytham Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters ‐ Jo Beth Meg and Amy ‐ tell the story of their life during the…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
JUN
The Grand Masters of Darts 2018
Preston Guild Hall

. THE GRAND MASTERS OF DARTS 2018Friday 22nd June 2018TICKET PRICES:VIP £57 Entry from 5:30pmMeet and GreetReserved table seat within first 2 rowsTable ServiceSouvenir ProgrammeSmartphone Selfie OpportunityPlatinum £37 Entry from 6:30pmReserved table seatTable ServiceSouvenir ProgrammePaid Photo OpportunityStandard £17 Entry…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07506 009134
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22
JUN
Sound Affects Music- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Ormskirk Civic Hall

We are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition for anyone aged 7‐17. The event will be split into two age categories 7‐12 and 13‐17. The aim of our competition is to encourage young budding musicians to perform either covers or their…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01695 580300
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30
JUN
National Garden Scheme - Open Garden in Leyland
19 Cumberland Avenue

National Garden Scheme ‐ Open Garden For Charity in Leyland Lancs Also a pond and a view of Worden Park and woods. Visited by a lot of wildlife.Saturday 30th June 1pm ‐ 5pm 19 Cumberland Avenue Leyland PR25 1BEAdults £3 Children freeLight…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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01
JUL
Born To Win
St Helens Theatre Royal

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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14
JUL
SonFest Southport
Kings Gardens Southport

SonFest Southport Music Festival returns for its fifth year on Saturday 14th July. Join us for a family‐friendly day packed with free live music and free kids activities and of course great food and even speciality coffees This year taking the stage…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07825 304338
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14
JUL
#BLISS Book Lovers In Southport Signing 2018
Prince Of Wales Hotel

Come and join us on July 14th 2018 for the first ever signing in Southport UKMeet new authors and revisit ones you have already met this will be a fun filled day in the seaside resort.Signing: 11am ‐ 5pmLunch for authors: 1pm…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: Seew ebsite
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03
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Atkinson

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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12
AUG
Sense and Sensibility
Hoghton Tower

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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26
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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26
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACK for its third yearWe are happy to confirm our Canal Fest is set for August bank holiday weekend Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and entertainment…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 261220
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08
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 the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Abigail's Party
The Citadel

Doors: 7.00pm Onstage: 7.30pmLet us take you back to a spring evening in April 1977: Abba are number one in the charts Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time the Queen begins her Silver Jubilee celebrations and 15‐year…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Abba Forever
Southport Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS ABBA FOREVERLive in ConcertABBA Forever presented by Sweeney Entertainments is one of the UKs leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the worlds greatest…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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22
SEP
Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Martin Turner ex Wishbone AshAutumn Tour 2018Featuring full performance of Wishbone Ash: The First Album 1970.plus moreFresh from sold‐out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ashs seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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 student…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
OCT
The Zeppelin Experience
The Citadel

Formerly known as Led into Zeppelin.The Zeppelin Experience are one of the UKs leading tribute bands. The four‐piece recreate Led Zeppelins back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.Due to a…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
OCT
Mostly Autumn
The Citadel

Hailing from England Mostly Autumn delivers a sound that could be described as rock folk rock or progressive rock. Since forming in 1996 the band has gone through several line up changes. Current band members…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
OCT
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
The Bold Hotel

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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27
OCT
Merry Hell
The Citadel

MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though our hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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…

Wigan Pier

At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. Witness the Victorian way of life from schooldays through to work and play. You can experience…

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…

Balloons Over Lancashire

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

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…

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…

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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.