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

21
OCT
The Enid
The Citadel

After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre‐busting music. Fusing rock symphonic electronic and choral elements there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journeys End trilogy The Enid enter…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
OCT
Catapluf's Musical Journey
The Citadel

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
OCT
Halloween Craft Workshop
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre

Kids will have a spookily great time making hats wands masks & much more…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01942 261632
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27
OCT
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel Arts Centre

FLEETWOOD BACMAC ARE ... BAC Presented by GS PromotionsFLEETWOOD BAC are the worlds first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line‐up.Over the last few years they…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
OCT
Free Halloween Face Painting
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre

Free Halloween Face Painting…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01942 261632
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28
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolron 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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28
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

29
OCT
Grannylocks and the Monstrous Duckling
The Citadel

Part of the Big Imaginations Childrens Theatre Festival 19 October 5th November 2017Join performance poet Joseph Coelho winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary.Poetry Award as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
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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29
OCT
Zombie-rella and Blood Red Hood
The Citadel

Part of the Big Imaginations Childrens Theatre Festival 19 October 5th November 2017Join performance poet Joseph Coelho winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
NOV
Simon Amstel- What Is This
Epstein Theatre

FOLLOWING A SERIES OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SOLD OUT INTERNATIONAL TOURS SIMON AMSTELL BEGINS HIS FIFTH STAND UP TOUR IN THE UK.What Is This promises to be a deeply personal funny exploration of beauty intimacy freedom sex and love.…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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03
NOV
Joe Longthorne
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: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
NOV
Simon McBride
The Citadel

The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock n roll Van Morrison Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore might just be on the verge of becoming a four‐leaf clover. PERFORMER MAGAZINE USAAfter back‐pedalling on his solo career to start a family Simon McBride…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
NOV
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

08
NOV
James Meehan - As If I Hadn't Slept (FILMING)
Chorley Central Library

The Friends of Chorley Library Present...JAMES MEEHAN ‐ AS IF I HADNT SLEPTAlright James Meehan here. I have trouble sleeping. This stand‐up comedy show is about that amongst other things. Im filming it at the Chorley Library whilst also raising money for…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
NOV
Annie
Epstein Theatre

LHK Youth Theatre prove that Its The Hard Knock Life this November 10th 11th and 12th as they perform the famous musical at The Epstein Theatre.Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie the play is set in 1930s New York during…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
NOV
China Crisis
The Citadel

After a sell out tours of the UK and America in 2015 China Crisis return in support of their new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood their first album of new material in 20 years. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
NOV
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Preston Guildhall

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Friday 10 November 2017. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
NOV
Aynsley Lister
The Citadel

Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as Guitarist of the Year in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio Aynsley returns to The Stables with a brand new album The new album Eyes Wide Open combines the songwriting craft…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
NOV
Gok Wan- Naked And Baring All
Epstein Theatre

THICK‐RIMMED GLASSES. SHRIEKING LAUGHS. GETTING NAKED IN SHOP WINDOWSBut whatever you think you know about TVs fashion guru Gok Wan you havent heard the half of it.From his humble beginnings on a Leicester council estate to becoming one of the countrys most…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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16
NOV
T.REXTASY
Epstein Theatre

The worlds only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex. T.Rextasy have now been gigging around the world for over 20 years a career that ironically out lives Marcs very own T.Rex.…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
NOV
Carl Palmer
The Citadel

In Memory Of Keith Emerson Greg Lake & John Wetton.Presented by The Classic Rock Society.Rock legend and drummer extraordinaire Carl Palmer brings his 2017 tour In memory of Keith Greg and John to St Helens with a show filled with the music…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
NOV
Gimme ABBA
Epstein Theatre

Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 17 years with the current line up being together for the past eight years 201718 will see the band embark on their fifth nationwide UK tour On and On and…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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18
NOV
Digital Kids Show
Eventcity

Days out with the family dont get any better than the Digital Kids Show. Theres no need to leave the teenagers at home for this one the WHOLE family can get involved because the show has something for everyone The all‐inclusive FULL…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08442 250650
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18
NOV
Sister Act Live Choir
King George’s Hall

See the brilliant film Sister Act like never before on a large screen whilst a live 35‐piece gospel choir and band accompanies the on‐screen nuns sing hit songs from the filmWatch the feel‐good musical film as the Uplifted Voices choir featured on…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: Email
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18
NOV
The Clone Roses & DJ Clint Boon
The Citadel

The Stone Roses are without doubt one of the most important bands of British music and their music has influenced and inspired many artists. They recently performed 4 sell out nights at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester to over 240000 people and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
NOV
Jason Byrne- The Man With Three Brains
Epstein Theatre

Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand‐up material and stunts poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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24
NOV
Absolute Bowie
King George's Hall

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere 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…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01254 582579
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25
NOV
Mama presents: An Evening of Genesis Music
The Citadel

Mama will be performing the classic hits of Genesis and ex members Phil Collins Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherfords band Mike And The Mechanics live. This is a show for fans of the massive Genesis and company hits in the 80s and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
NOV
Cinderella & Rockerfella
The Citadel Arts Centre

Cinderella and Rockerfella is a modern panto‐style reworking of the classic tale with all the traditional characters: downtrodden Cinderella Rockerfella formerly known as Prince Charming Buttons the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother together with a selection of additional characters from music…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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