What's on inSkelmersdale


Welcome to Skelmersdale

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

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Forthcoming events in Skelmersdale

03
MAY
"Priscilla Queen of Desert" The Musical
The Guild Hall

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with this hilarious and heart‐warming Tony Award winning Broadway musical.Based on the Oscar award winning film Priscilla tells the story…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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03
MAY
The Great Canadian Circus - Leyland!!
Worden Park

The worlds most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Splitting Globe of Death with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph this act has to be seen to be believed. Direct from Monte Carlo Circus Festival Gold…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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04
MAY
Just Like that... The Tommy Cooper Show
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Hambledon Productions with the kind support ofThe Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper PresentJUST LIKE THAT THE TOMMY COOPER SHOWTommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing misfiring magic trademark fez and quick‐fire gags made him an international star and…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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04
MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Preston Guild Hall

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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06
MAY
Gandeys Circus
Gandey's Big Top

Gandeys Your Circus will be coming to Leigh this May with an incredible new production which we know will amaze and thrill all the family. This award‐winning show featuring an array of international artistes is an unmissable treat.Gandeys reputation for producing premier…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
MAY
Professor Brian Cox Live
Liverpool Echo Arena

Now coming to even more venues across UK and Ireland in Spring 2017 its the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time delving into high science…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
MAY
The Doors Alive Plus Guests
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are the No.1 tribute band to the legendary Sixties Californian rock gurus ‐ The Doors.They re‐create the sound look presence and feel of a real 1960s Doors concert perfectly and effortlessly transporting the crowd back in time with such…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAY
Professor Brian Cox
Echo Arena

Professor Brian Cox at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday 06 May 2017. 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: 13.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
MAY
Mediumship Demonstration
Penwortham Community Centre

Three local mediums invite you to a special demonstration of evidential Mediumship. Three individual ways of demonstrating communication from your loved ones in Spirit. All three are actively serving Spiritualist Churches in Lancashire.The venue is wheel chair friendly with…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07742 876747
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10
MAY
Secrets The Musical
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

At Mersey Entertainments Agency Larry and Liz Nicole Barber‐Lane are busy organising a show for a Millionaires birthday party ‐ identity a secret Unfortunately for them though their old enemy Metal Mick Danny Taylor is back in town and is yet again…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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13
MAY
Classic Rock Society Presents: Magenta
The Citadel

Magenta are very excited to announce that theyll be returning to the Citadel during their biggest‐ever sequence of gigs in Spring 2017. The concert will coincide with the release of the bands as‐yet‐unnamed seventh studio album to hit shelves in April…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
MAY
Liverpool Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to W
Radisson Blu

Why Book on a Liverpool Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Liverpool Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are Established & Proven and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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13
MAY
Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future.
Friends Meeting House, "The Small Meeting Room"

I have remained nothing more than a normal natural person are the words Bruno Groening wrote; a person who possessed the simple intuitive knowledge of the laws governing divine spiritual healing.The audience can experience the divine power in their own bodies that…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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13
MAY
The Fureys
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The FureysSaturday 13th May 7:30pmAll tickets £20.50Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS renowned for their hit songs I will love you When you were sweet 16 The Green fields of France The old man Red rose cafe From Clare to…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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14
MAY
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: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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14
MAY
Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody Martin Turner envisaged the bands innovative harmony‐guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
MAY
Aromatherapy for Childbirth Liverpool Monday
Quaker Meeting House

RCM accredited:Course for Midwives Student Midwives Doulas student Doulas Health and Maternity Care Assistants and other birth workers to use aromatherapy in Childbirth. 7 CPD points.Aromatherapy for Childbirth aims to:Provide theoretical and practical learning to enable midwives doulas and other birth workers…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07748 970986
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19
MAY
Space
The Citadel

Following on from their hugely successful Give Me Your Future tour in 2016 the massively popular band return to St Helens to play classic tracks and songs from their latest album.2015 was a good year for the band with Female of the…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAY
The Songs of Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016
The Citadel Arts Centre

This wonderful Tower of Songs ‐ stripped back and desolateEnigmatic and sub textural songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character with an exact sense of prose a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken forgiving human frailty with the brush…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAY
Ultimate Bowie
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

David Bowie has frequently reinvented his music and image and is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators over the last five decades His sudden death has touched people all over the world as fans of all ages unite…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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22
MAY
Romeo & Juliet
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Merely Theatre CompanypresentsRomeo & JulietMonday 22nd May 7:30pmTuesday 23rd May 2:30pmAdults £12.50 Seniors £10.50 Children £8.50School groups of 20 £7.50This shows will run at approximately 90 minutes plus interval.Filled with emotion and action Merely Theatre Company deliver both sweeping drama and intimate…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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22
MAY
Twelfth Night
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Merely Theatre ComapnypresentTwelfth NightMonday 22nd May 2:30pmTuesday 23rd May 7:30pmAdults £12.50 Seniors £10.50 Children £8.50School groups of 20 £7.50Unlikely lovers come crashing together in this riotous and deeply tender comedy. 5 actors use their imagination and innovation to present identical twins multiple…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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25
MAY
Carl Hutchinson: The Fixer
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

From people who obnoxiously post motivational quotes on social media to those who urge you to put your phone in rice when you get it wet Carl Hutchinson tackles a bunch of little everyday issues in his latest show The Fixer. Fresh…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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26
MAY
Joe Longthorne
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Currently residing in his adopted home of Blackpool Joe Longthorne is still a hugely popular and inspirational performer. Now watched by many on Royal Variety Performances he first rose to fame after his success on…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
The Tina Turner Experience
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The TIna Turner ExperienceFriday 26th May 7:30pmGeneral Admission £19.50This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of theworlds iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer Nutbush CityLimits Proud Mary River Deep Mountain High and Lets StayTogether to…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAY
Broadway and Beyond
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Broadway and BeyondSaturday 27th May 7:30pmAdults £17.50 Concessions £16.50Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty‐first centuries. The performance is an uplifting celebration presented in an engaging…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAY
The Producers
The Citadel

Its safe to say that for the past 25 years The Producers have certainly been busy. They have released nine albums of which Aint no Love in the World won them Blues Album of the Year award. Theyve featured…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
MAY
Southport Waterloo AC 15km
Liverpool

29th May 2017Distance: 15kmCourse: 1 LAPCost: Un‐affiliated ‐£16 Affiliated ‐ £14Race start time: 09:30Registration: 08:00Facilities: Goody Bag ‐ Drinks Stations ‐ Km Markers ‐ Marshals ‐ Toilets ‐ Baggage Area ‐ Medal ‐ Live Timing ‐ Online Results ‐ Chip Timing ‐…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07740 554190
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02
JUN
Milkshake! Live 'The Magic Story Book'
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Starring Milkshake favourites Bob the Builder Little Princess Noddy Fireman Sam Shimmer & Shine Pip from Pip Ahoy Winnie and Wilbur Wissper Milkshakes very own Milkshake Monkey and two Milkshake presenters this all singing all dancing musical masterpiece will take audiences on…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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02
JUN
Panic Room
The Citadel

Welsh rock band Panic Room released their debut album in 2008 titled Visionary Position. The band are made up of a former Karnataka members; Jonathan Edwards Gavin Griffiths Paul Davies Anne‐Marie Helder and Alun Vaughan.…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the safari park' concept of having visitors in cages cars and the animals roaming free based on the drive‐through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley,…

Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Balloons Over Lancashire

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

Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall Country Park is at the heart of what was once a great country estate stretching hundreds of square miles and was the ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. It is now managed by The City of Liverpool and is one of the…

Dream

This impressive sculpture, by internationally renowned artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.Dream was commissioned by local ex‐miners and St. Helens Council as part of the Channel 4 Big Art Project, an ambitious…

Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc is based within Croxteth Country Park just 10 minutes from the city centre of Liverpool & only 40 minutes from Manchester.A fun, family adventure where you can swing, glide and climb through the trees whatever the weather.Our Adventurer Course is the first of its kind in…

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