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

27
FEB
Cheshire Event and Wedding Entertainment
Fir Grove Hotel

This event will seriously brighten up your day and enhance your Wedding or EventThe Fir Grove Hotel Warrington is the venue for our February Showcase. Ntertain are delighted to present our Cheshire Wedding and Event Showcase at this fantastic recently re‐furbished hotel.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01942 826108
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27
FEB
Ghost Hunts at Haigh Hall
Haigh Hall

In partnership with Haigh Hall UK Shadow Seekers are offering a Ghost Hunt that may turn your hair greyHaigh pronounced Hay Hall is located in Wigan Lancashire.A Grade II listed building built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay the 7th Earl…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01942 832895
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27
FEB
Limehouse Lizzy
The Citadel

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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
The Lancashire Hotpots
The Citadel

Local lads return for a night of comedy folk. The Lancashire Hotpots often sell out here at The Citadel so book early to secure your place. Expect to hear all the old favourites such as Chippy Tea and I Fear IKEA. Please…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
MAR
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel Wedding Fair
Worsley Park A Marriott Hotel And Country Club

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers. They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have 2 stunning catwalk shows showing off beautiful bridal gowns…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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04
MAR
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre live on Wednesday 04 March 2015 in Darwen Lancashire. For tickets to see Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
MAR
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Preston Guildhall

With their meticulously crafted instrumentals and tight harmonies Rumours of Fleetwood Mac bring back to the masses the classic hits of the legendary Fleetwood Mac.…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
Dave Spikey "Punchlines"
The Citadel

A unique opportunity to see the man himself up close and personal before he embarks on a massive UK tour. Punchlines is Dave's latest comedy project in his long career. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
MAR
Rigoletto
King George's Hall

Rigoletto at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 05 March 2015. 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 prices…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
MAR
McGoldrick and Friends
The Citadel

Folk musicians Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle visit St Helens as part of a unique European Tour. Combining flutes guitars and fiddles this is a rare opportunity to see 3 world‐class musicians on stage at the same time. Please note…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAR
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 06 March 2015. 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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
MAR
Ian McCulloch
The Citadel

Singer and songwriter Ian McCulloch was the front man for rock band Echo & the Bunnymen which he founded in 1978. The band enjoyed critical acclaim during the late 70s and early 80s. He left…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Pack of Lies
Bolton Little Theatre

The Jacksons are a nice middle aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbours the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to try and…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469TICKETSOURCEAGENCY03336 663366
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07
MAR
Placebo
King George's Hall

Alternative rock band Placebo are; Brian Molko Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest. They have collectively released 6 albums to date and 29 singles. They are famed for hits such as Every You Every Me and…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAR
Oliver Twist
North Cestrian Grammar School

ACTS perform the classic story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The story concerns a young boy born in the Workhouse and follows the adventures he has thereafter. Along the way we meet a variety of colourful characters such as Mr Bumble…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 282277
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12
MAR
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
North Cestrian Grammar School

ACTS perform a classic of a different kind. A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare one of his best loved comedies Yes this is the one that concerns fairies star crossed lovers in a wood and a band of comic workmen hoping…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 282277
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13
MAR
Alan Carr
Parr Hall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
MAR
Woolton Village Art & Craft Market
St James Church Hall

Our Art & Craft Markets are truly Artisan events where you can buy beautiful items many of which are unique direct from the maker. This event will be a delight for any purchaser of high quality handmade pieces. There wont…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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14
MAR
Paul Weller
King George's Hall

Famed for his success with the band The Jam from 1976‐82 Paul Weller is considered to be a successful national rather than international musician. His lyrics are rooted in British culture and he is often…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd
Preston Guild Hall

With Pink Floyds immense discography that spans numerous genres its no surprise that the famous acid rockers from the 60s still have a massive following. However given that their last album was 1994s The Division…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Preston Guildhall

Emerging back in 1988 the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since. The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as Very…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd VIP
Preston Guild Hall

The Australian Pink Floyd VIP at Preston Guild Hall in Preston on Tuesday 17 March 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
MAR
Arena
The Citadel

Leading progressive rock band Arena were formed in 1995 by ex‐Marillion drummer and founder Mick Pointer and keyboard maestro Clive Nolan also of Pendragon among other projects. Since 1997 they have also featured guitarist John Mitchell also of It Bites and Frost.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAR
Patrick Monahan
King George's Hall

Patrick Monahan at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 20 March 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Patrick Monahan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
MAR
Ghost Hunt at The Barlow Institute
The Barlow

Formerly called The Barlow Institute The Barlow is a community centre run by the local community after being taken over from the local authority.It was built at the beginning of the 20th Century and opened in 1909 as the result of a…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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21
MAR
U2 2
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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21
MAR
U22 - U2 Tribute
The Citadel

U22 are the worlds longest running tribute to U2. Formed in 1992 the band were knownas Achtung Baby for many years and over 23 years they have performed over 1000 timesspanning three continents.Some of U2 2s past shows include a performance alongside…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
MAR
Fir Grove Wedding fayre
Fir Grove Hotel

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers. They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have 2 stunning catwalk shows showing off beautiful bridal gowns…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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22
MAR
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920s…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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25
MAR
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Wednesday 25 March 2015. Buy and compare your tickets for Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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