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

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

TEL:
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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

13
NOV
Krip Hop Nation
The Citadel

International hip‐hop collective Krip‐Hop Nation return to the UK uniquely blending lyricism activism and breakbeats.For tickets contact The Citadel box office on 01744 735 436 or email infocitadel.org.ukAll ages welcome.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
NOV
The Stevie Nimmo Trio & The Hexmen
The Citadel

The Stevie Nimmo Trio play with The Hexmen at this blues gig at The Citadel. Stevie Nimmo has been playing the blues for 20 years and will be performing tracks from his new album. Liverpool band The Hexmen formed as far back…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
NOV
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 November 2014. 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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
NOV
Shakatak
Darwen Library Theatre

Shakatak at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen on Friday 14 November 2014. 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: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
NOV
Steve Strange
King George's Hall

Steve Strange at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 November 2014. 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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
NOV
Visage (Steve Strange) & Electro 80's
The Citadel Arts Centre

80s icon Steve Strange will be belting out Visage classics including Fade To Grey and Mind Of A Toy.Support comes from local lads Electro 80s whose high tempo show complete with lights and smoke effects will cover several 80s hits from the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
NOV
The Lancashire Hotpots
King George's Hall

The Lancashire Hotpots at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 15 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Lancashire Hotpots tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
NOV
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall

Our popular Christmas vintage and retro craft fair is back at the impressive Haigh Hall on Sunday 16th November 2014 10am‐4pm. There will be a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07787 316234
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16
NOV
Gregory Porter
Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

Gregory Porter born November 1971 is a Grammy Award winning American jazz vocalist songwriter and actor. Gregory Porter won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album Liquid Spirit.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
NOV
Mad Dog Mcrea - The Longer Road Tour On November
The Continental

Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk pop rock jazz bluegrass and shake your ass music. From self‐penned songs of adventure drinking love and life to traditional songs of gypsies…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +44(0)1458 210954
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19
NOV
Paul Carrack
Preston Guild Hall

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
NOV
Lee Mack Hit The Road Mack
Preston Guild Hall

The multi‐award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You Lee Mack is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
NOV
T Rextasy I Love to Boogie
Guildhall and Charter Theatre

In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old ‐ 20th Century Boy was written and composed by Marc Bolan who with his band T.Rex was one of the…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 447710
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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.