What's on inWigan


Welcome to Wigan

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

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Forthcoming events in Wigan

23
JUN
Chilled Lemons Jazz Quintet
Prescot Town Hall

Relax to the smooth swing sounds of our old friends the Chilled Lemons ‐ some of whom youll recognise from last years opening night with Swingshift Big Band ‐ with guest vocalist Chris James. Tuck in to a fish‐and‐chip supper courtesy…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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24
JUN
B&Q Family Fun Day
B&Q Liverpool Shopping Park

To celebrate the launch of B&Qs new Liverpool Shopping Park store Ben & Holly from Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom will be meeting and greeting fans in store on Saturday 24th June. Alongside the forest duo a range of FREE activities will…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Family Events

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24
JUN
Desperado - The History of the Eagles
The Citadel

The Eagles ‐ the highest selling band in US history released their two part History of the Eagles DVD in 2013. The DVD went platinum and the band followed it up with a two year tour of most of the world.Desperado now…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
JUN
Mane Chance Soccer Clinic
JMO Sports Park

Charity Mane Chance Sanctuary are delighted to have their first Northern Soccer Clinic to be run in association with Everton Legend Duncan Ferguson and supported by Messenger Express. Ferguson who will be leading the clinic with support from Everton in the Community…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01483 351526
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24
JUN
Mostly Musicals with Phoenix Concert Orchestra
Prescot Methodist Centre

Jill Hyde and Robert Howard conduct the Liverpool‐based ensemble with selections from the canon of great shows following a successful French tour in 2016.Tickets are available online via www.prescotfestival.co.uk or from Poco Coffee 30 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QJ.Part of the 13th…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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24
JUN
Talk: Highlights from the Prescot Archives
Prescot Parish Church Meeting Room

Lin Rice and Dan Copley take us on a fascinating journey through some of our Lancashire towns historical treasures from the Knowsley Archives.Tickets can be purchased online via www.prescotfestival.co.uk or from Poco Coffee 30 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QJ.Part of the 13th…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07762 607618
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25
JUN
Festival Choral Evensong
Prescot Parish Church

A traditional musical service in the elegant surroundings of Prescots Jacobean parish church. The parish choir sing with Tm Hall on the organ. Featuring music by festival director Dr Robert Howard. Refreshments follow.Part of the 13th Annual Prescot Festival…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07762 607618
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25
JUN
Festival Finale: Band of the Yorkshire Regiment
Prescot Parish Church

For the first time we welcome a world‐class military band to close the festival in jubilant fashion also marking Armed Forces Day being held in Liverpool this year. We end this Proms‐style concert with patriotic favourites in the 65th year of…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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25
JUN
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: 16 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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01
JUL
HAVE A SUPER SUMMER WITH HAMLEYS
Hamleys Manchester

Whatever your plans make time to fly over to Hamleys this summer. Our resident Superheroes will be hosting a range of incredible activities to bring you an action‐packed adventure.The fun is to include: Superhero parties with arts crafts fun‐filled games sweets and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08717 041977
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01
JUL
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: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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08
JUL
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dunham Massey

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful musical score and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
JUL
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
The Brindley Theatre

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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13
JUL
Country Superstars Experience, Brindley Theatre Ru
The Brindley Theatre

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02085 916920
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22
JUL
Kids Planet Beamont Open Day
Kids Planet Beamont

Everyone welcome 11am till 2pm…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 630879
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22
JUL
Kids Planet Greenbank - Open Day
Kids Planet Greenbank Park

Everyone welcome 11am ‐ 2pm…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 334037
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22
JUL
Kids Planet Lymm - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Lymm

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting tombola arts & crafts sensory play BBQ stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 759220
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22
JUL
Kids Planet Urmston - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Lymehurst

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle BBQ raffle arts & crafts stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 10am till 2pm.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 475834
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22
JUL
Kids Planet Widnes - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Widnes

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle tombola face painting games stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 577079
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29
JUL
Kids Planet Fazakerley - Summer Fair
Kids Planet The Cottage

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle BBQ hook a duck penalty shootout cakes craft station stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 3pm.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 930384
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29
JUL
Kids Planet Warrington - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Warrington

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle BBQ face painting hook a duck hoopla stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 3pm.…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 417350
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06
AUG
Pride and Prejudice
Hoghton Tower

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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12
AUG
Peter Pan
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids magical fairies and…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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18
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Night and Dinner i
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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20
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Hoghton Tower

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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16
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…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
SEP
Fawlty Towers Comedy Night and Interactive Dinner
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

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: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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22
SEP
Stevie Nimmo
The Citadel

Stevie Nimmo has been successfully recording and touring for the last two decades.Born and raised in Glasgow Scotland there was always music around as Stevie grew up. Stevie never had any guitar or singing lessons but throughout the family there were plenty…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

North West Museum of Road Transport

A unique & extensive collection of vintage buses is the centrepiece of this Regional Transport Museum.The Museum houses the North West Museum of Transport Limited's collection of vehicles. It can trace its roots back forty years, when a group of enthusiasts from the St.Helens area got together to…

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…

World of Glass

Visit The World of Glass for a great day out ‐ so much to see and do You can see live glassblowing demonstrations with Sarah, Charlie & Graeme. or why not try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our glass blowing courses Experience our…

51st State

51st State Nightclub in Wigan, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01942 829819 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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