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

22
JUN
The Grand Masters of Darts 2018
Preston Guild Hall

. THE GRAND MASTERS OF DARTS 2018Friday 22nd June 2018TICKET PRICES:VIP £57 Entry from 5:30pmMeet and GreetReserved table seat within first 2 rowsTable ServiceSouvenir ProgrammeSmartphone Selfie OpportunityPlatinum £37 Entry from 6:30pmReserved table seatTable ServiceSouvenir ProgrammePaid Photo OpportunityStandard £17 Entry…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07506 009134
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22
JUN
The Northern Franchise Exhibition
Eventcity

A major new report examining business growth in the UK reveals that the North West generated £165bn GVA Gross Value Added in 2016 a figure exceeded only by London and the South East. The research shows further potential for growth in the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02083 945294
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22
JUN
Sound Affects Music- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Ormskirk Civic Hall

We are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition for anyone aged 7‐17. The event will be split into two age categories 7‐12 and 13‐17. The aim of our competition is to encourage young budding musicians to perform either covers or their…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01695 580300
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26
JUN
Nuclear Asset Information Monitoring
Park Royal

. In an increasingly competitive energy market the nuclear sector is tasked with reducing asset life‐cycle costs and improving operational efficiency against a backdrop of an ever more complex operational environment and stringent licensing and regulatory requirements. It is mission critical to…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2070 961754
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28
JUN
Spirit of the Horse
Arley Hall and Gardens

For the first time in 10 years Europes greatest equestrian theatre show SPIRIT OF THE HORSE is coming to Arley Hall with a spectacular new production for 2018 RENAISSANCE.Starring more than 20 magnificent horses from six countries in its own stunning…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 055507
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29
JUN
Go Faster
Trafford Centre

. The unique Ford Go Faster immersive driving experience sees professional drivers teaching participants how to perform a series of heart‐pounding stunt manoeuvres in a Ford Focus RS hot hatch as they try to shake off a chasing Ford Mustang.Its all filmed…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: Seew ebsite
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29
JUN
Educate and Empower Sleep Worskhop
Rainhill Guide House

Baby Event proudle sponsored by MyHummy with a chance to win a SnoozyEducate & EmpowerSleep WorkshopTired parent Baby not napping Up all night Dummy slave Toddler tantrums Toddler coming into your bed 5 am get ups Nursing to sleep You are not…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07732 425436
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30
JUN
National Garden Scheme - Open Garden in Leyland
19 Cumberland Avenue

National Garden Scheme ‐ Open Garden For Charity in Leyland Lancs Also a pond and a view of Worden Park and woods. Visited by a lot of wildlife.Saturday 30th June 1pm ‐ 5pm 19 Cumberland Avenue Leyland PR25 1BEAdults £3 Children freeLight…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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01
JUL
Born To Win
St Helens Theatre Royal

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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08
JUL
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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14
JUL
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the worlds greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
JUL
Sense and Sensibility
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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04
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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23
AUG
Creamfields 2018
Daresbury

Creamfields did it again delivering another world class sell out show which saw 70000 people flock to the Cheshire countryside for what has become the worlds leading electronic music festival. If youre one of the many still suffering from…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 071309
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26
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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08
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 the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Abigail's Party
The Citadel

Doors: 7.00pm Onstage: 7.30pmLet us take you back to a spring evening in April 1977: Abba are number one in the charts Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time the Queen begins her Silver Jubilee celebrations and 15‐year…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
SEP
Diversity: Ignite
intu Trafford Centre Car Park

After seven sell out UK tours half a million tickets sold and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced another groundbreaking UK tour Ignite The Street Dance Circus Spectacular for Autumn 2018.Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo has always explored new opportunities…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03333 219999
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22
SEP
Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Martin Turner ex Wishbone AshAutumn Tour 2018Featuring full performance of Wishbone Ash: The First Album 1970.plus moreFresh from sold‐out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ashs seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
OCT
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

A female guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a great voice but girls dont play guitar like that Wisely ignoring the comments she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
OCT
The Zeppelin Experience
The Citadel

Formerly known as Led into Zeppelin.The Zeppelin Experience are one of the UKs leading tribute bands. The four‐piece recreate Led Zeppelins back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.Due to a…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
OCT
Mostly Autumn
The Citadel

Hailing from England Mostly Autumn delivers a sound that could be described as rock folk rock or progressive rock. Since forming in 1996 the band has gone through several line up changes. Current band members…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Merry Hell
The Citadel

MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though our hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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28
OCT
David Gibb & Brady Rymer - Songs Across the Pond
The Citadel

Both musicians have a talent for writing brilliant engaging and tuneful songs that the whole family can enjoy together. This latest venture showcases some of the best family music that the USA and the UK have to offer.Families will be introduced to…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
NOV
Julian Littman
The Citadel

A member of folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span for the past six years Julian Littman has been part of one of the bands most productive periods not only revisiting the classic Now We Are Six record live but also helping shape…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
NOV
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel

FLEETWOOD BACMAC ARE BAC www.fleetwoodbac.comwww.facebook.comfleetwoodbac www.youtube.comfleetwoodbacfleetwoodbacaol.comFLEETWOOD BAC are the worlds first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself the only Mac tribute to authentically…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
NOV
Mama presents: An Evening of Genesis Music
The Citadel

Mama perform An Evening of Genesis Music a tribute to the music of British group Genesis. The band is based in the UK and currently plays 16 shows a year at venues across the country.The band perform pieces from every era of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
NOV
Made In Motown
The Citadel

Made in Motown aim to recreate the classic music & sounds of Detroit the 1960s & 70s.The band comprises high quality musicians dedicated to recreating authentically the sounds of the motor city fronted by the incredible talents of the bands female vocalists.If…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
DEC
John Otway
The Citadel

Back in the austere 1950s a schoolboy drank a bottle of ink and instantly became the centre of attention in the playground.Now read on..Rock veteran John Otway dubbed himself rocknrolls greatest failure after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

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…

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…

J2

J2 Nightclub in Bolton, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01204 392391 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Wigan? See our list of attractions in Wigan, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.