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
OCT
Extreme stunt show
Racecourse

check out the monster action where our very own trucks Extreme and Lil Devil compete to prove theyre the best car crushing monsters in Europe. 2013 was a very busy year for these monsters. Performing at over 150 shows during…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08444 771000
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25
OCT
John Otway & Wild Willie Barrett
The Citadel

John Otway is an English singer‐songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring a surreal sense of humour and a self‐deprecating underdog persona. John is joined by his long‐term sidekick Wild Willy Barrett. Please note Under 18's must…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
OCT
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Assembly Rooms

Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market. 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Last Saturday…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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25
OCT
Sean Hughes "Penguins"
The Bold Hotel

Sean Hughes is back on tour following a critically acclaimed and audience packed run of his new show Penguins at The Edinburgh Fringe .Sean was awarded the Herald Angels Award for Best Comedy show. This is a show so…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08707 871866
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25
OCT
Wizard Of Oz
St. Helens Theatre Royal

The West End welcomes Andrew Lloyd Webbers most recent musical The Wizard of Oz with open arms. Based on the 1939 film and 1900 novel of the same name The Wizard of Oz tells the…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
OCT
The Subways
53 Degrees

The Subways at 53 Degrees in Preston on Saturday 25 October 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: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Hey Presto!
The Citadel

Peaceful Lion Productions present Hey Presto a brand new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen.Presto the cat is a very talented magician so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
OCT
Truly Bassey
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

An audience with Truly Bassey & friends is a fantastic production paying homage to the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey. This 100 live show is brought together with a superbly choreographed cast of dancers stupendous costume changes and ShowTimes live band…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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26
OCT
Wedding Fair Spectacular
Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Town HallsMajestic Lancastrian Ballroom is Our Venue for this spectacular event .Bridal stage Show by Bridal Bliss of Blackburn Performing Wedding singers Sahara Rutherford and John GarrettFREE GLASS OF PERSECO£1 Entry FREE COUNTY BRIDES magFREE BRIDAL BOOKFREE TICKET TO WIN…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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27
OCT
Little Comets
53 Degrees

You know those cool guys from Little Comets right From their first single released in 2009 the british indie rock band Little Comets have come a long way. If you dont remember One Night in…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Milkshake 2
King George's Hall

Milkshake 2 at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Monday 27 October 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Milkshake 2 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

30
OCT
Hansel & Gretel
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

A HALLOWEEN FAMILY FEAST LP CREATIVES PRESENT HANSEL AND GRETEL Dont be left out in the cold Book your tickets today LP Creatives highly anticipated theatre show Hansel and Gretel continues its second tour this Autumn. The show is an extremely light…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
OCT
Hansel and Gretel - A fun family Halloween treat!
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

This exciting show is extremely light family fun filled feel‐good feast ‐ Hansel and Gretel arent greedy; they just want a better life for themselves and their father. Their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of an unwelcome visitor ‐…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
OCT
The Bantams
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

1915. The Great War Rages On. Hundreds of thousands have already enlisted. Hundreds of thousands more want to and will. But not every man who wants to enlist can. Some are too old. Or too thin. Or have poor eyes. Or poor…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
OCT
Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers
Darwen Library Theatre

Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers performs live at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen Lancashire on Friday 31 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers at Darwen Library Theatre now.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Merry Hell In: 'The Return of Merry Helloween'
The Citadel

Following the success of their 2013 event acclaimed north‐west band Merry Hell return to The Citadel for their third annual Halloween hoedown. Expect fancy dress face paint and a feast of powerful folk‐rock. In association with R2 RocknReel MPlease note Under 18's…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
NOV
The Courteeners
King George's Hall

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 05 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Don…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Tom Stade
King George's Hall

Canadian stand‐up comedian Tom Stade is a regular at the annual Edinburgh Festival and has also appeared on TV shows including Stand Up For The Week The World Stands Up and The Comedy Store. …

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
NOV
Dominic Kirwen
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Dominic Kirwan Celebrating 25 Years 2014 sees one of the most dynamic and best loved entertainers that Ireland has ever produced take to the road for his much anticipated 25th Anniversary Tour. Dominic Kirwan again brings his own inimitable style to…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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07
NOV
Pendragon
The Citadel

Pendragon one of the UK's leading Progressive Rock Bands perform a rare live UK date to launch their new album in the autumn of 2014.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
NOV
Retro Returns to Cameo
Cameo, Preston

lsquo Retro rsquo is coming to Cameo Preston hellipThe UK rsquos undisputed longest running dance brand Retro which could be crowned the pioneers of the classic house sound is arriving for a monthly event residency here at the all new lsquo Cameo…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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07
NOV
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 07 November 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…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
NOV
Limehouse Lizzy
53 Degrees

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: 7.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
NOV
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world's first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself they are the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic StevieLindseyChristineJohnMick Rumours line‐up.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
NOV
Smirnoff's Big Night Out
Evoque, Preston

Think BIG production and BIG entertainmentBig Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to somethingspectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from theCircus. Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest mostspectacular club nights across…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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10
NOV
Jason Cook "Broken" Tour 2014
Chorley Little Theatre

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents:JASON COOK ‐ BROKENJason has more funny in his middle toe than most comics do in their whole body. CHORTLEWinner of the Best Drama' at the Royal Television Awards for his hit BBC2 series Hebburn' Jason is back and…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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10
NOV
Jason Cook - 'Broken' Tour 2014
Chorley Little Theatre

Jason Cook is broken his work family and comedy have all conspired to create a shell of a man who is unable to interact in society without being told exactly what to do. Despite this he keeps searching for the joy…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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12
NOV
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
NOV
The Wedding Present
King George's Hall

British indie rock band sensation The Wedding Present has been one of the most notable bands to ever grace United Kingdom due to their timeless classics like Will You Be Up There and Go Out…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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.