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

24
FEB
Showtime Spectacular
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Showtime SpectacularFriday 24th February 7:30pmShowtime SpectacularGeneral Admission £12 Concessions £10An evening of variety in aid of the theatre development fund in association with Blackpool Equity.WithDes Day ‐ One of Lancashire Top ComediansThe Bachelors with John StokesKen MorrellBlues Brothers TributeSuzanne Roberts DancersJane FraserDave…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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25
FEB
A Viennese Strauss Gala.
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

A Viennese Strauss Gala.Saturday 25th February 2017Adults £20 Concessions £19From the producers of Mozart by Candlelight and Baroque by Candlelight.A VIENNESE STRAUSS GALANow in its 15th year and back in the UK by popular demand with a sparkling new anniversary production.World on…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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25
FEB
Who's Who
The Citadel

Formed in West London in 1996 Whos Who the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of The Who as the group…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAR
Black and Gold
The Citadel

This well‐drilled 10 piece soul outfit runs through a set list packed with classics from the Motown era mixed with contemporary gems and a few Northern Soul favourites thrown in for good measure. Their fast moving set list includes numbers by Otis…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAR
The Empty Nesters Club
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Friday 3rd March 7:30pmThe Empty Nesters ClubGeneral Admission £20.50Written and directed by John GodberJoin Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty this is the group for youVicky…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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04
MAR
Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

RUSSELL KANE ‐ RIGHT MAN WRONG AGEExtremely funny Evening StandardOne of the quickest most stimulating stand‐ups in the land The TimesAre you 16‐years‐old yet feel 21 Are you 40 but tragically faking 25 Or maybe youre full‐on 80 years with the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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04
MAR
Sounds of Simon
The Citadel

As seen on BBC The One ShowThe Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson The Boxer The Sounds of Silence and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAR
David Holt - An Evening of Clairvoyance
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

David HoltJoin David Holt the author of best seller Are you ready to believe for a very different kind of evening.One of the UKs leading spirit mediums delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death. If you have ever wondered what life…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01253 794221
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10
MAR
Smaller Rooms presents: Jim Moray
The Citadel

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
MAR
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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11
MAR
Nearly Dan (The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan)
The Citadel

Less tribute and more homage Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dans approach is faithful though not reverential and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
MAR
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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12
MAR
Norman Prince & Paul Johnston
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Norman Prince & Paul Johnston A True Lancashire Hot PotSunday 12th March 2017Adults £14.50 Seniors £12.50 Child £10.50The Lowther Pavilion St Annes will see a real treat on Sunday the 12th March 2017 with a return visit of Lancashire favourites Norman Prince…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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15
MAR
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
Epstein Theatre

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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17
MAR
Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes
The Citadel

Paul Lamb & the King Snakes are considered by aficionados as one of the best British blues bands. Known for his mastery of the harmonica Paul Lamb is a seasoned professional who has been in the business since the age of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
MAR
S' Wonderful
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

SWonderfulFriday 17th March 7:30pmGeneral Admission £21SWonderfulThe Great American SongbookSWonderful is a whistle‐stop tour of the greatest songbook ever written.Paul Roberts former lead singer of The Stranglers fronts a swinging live band who come together to celebrate the most important and influential composers…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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18
MAR
Nine Below Zero
The Citadel

An audience favourite is returning to the Citadel stage. One of British Blues Rocks most enduring and respected bands Nine Below Zero have gained quite the following in the UK and Europe since they originally formed in 1977. One of the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
MAR
Old Skool Disco music concert
Culcheth sport club

Elliott Brass prepares to take you back to your youth at their Old Skool Disco concert.The Elliott Brass Ensemble will be hosting an Old Skool Disco themed evening in March which they say will be guaranteed to take you back to your…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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22
MAR
Great Expectations
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Fylde Coast PlayersPresentGreat ExpectationsWeds 22 ‐ Sat 25 March 2016Special School parties price:£7.50 per ticket for school parties of 12 to also include 1 free ticket for the teacher i.e. a minimum party of 13 in total.Award winning Fylde Coast Players are…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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25
MAR
Preston Jam: 25-Hour Day
Media Factory

There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative. Drop in at any time during the 24‐hour performance to open your mind…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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25
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAR
The Dublin Legends
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Dublin LegendsMonday 27th March 2017 7:30pmAll tickets £20.50The Dublin LegendsFormerly of The DublinersAll The Hits & More TourFrom Seven Drunken Nights to Whiskey In The JarIrish Folk Music at its Very BestIn 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAR
Rick Astley
Preston Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAR
Pasha - Let's Dance The Night Away
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Pasha ‐Lets Dance The Night AwayTuesday 28th March 2017 7:30pmGeneral Admission £24.50Concessions £23.50EARLY BIRD OFFERBook before 31 December and you will also get a Pre Show In Conversation with PashaThis will take place in the auditorium where Pasha will be interviewed on…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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30
MAR
Road by Jim Cartwright
The Citadel

Dates and times marked with a are provisional and may be subject to change.The Citadel Adult Theatre Company return to the stage to perform Jim Cartwrights gritty play about life in a working class Northern town.Road explores the lives of the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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31
MAR
Iain Stirling - 'Onwards'
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2s Love Island or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA best childrens show award winning panel show The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC. Other credits include The Now Show Radio…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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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.