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

01
OCT
Christmas 2016 at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms
Pesto at the Dicconson Arms

This year you can enjoy a variety of festive party menus for groups of 8 or more at Pesto from £15.95 lunch and £19.95 or £25.95 lunch or dinner to make your special Christmas event with friends family and loved ones go…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01257 252733
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01
OCT
Christmas 2016 at Pesto at the Trafford Centre
Pesto at the Trafford Centre

This year you can enjoy a variety of festive party menus for groups of 8 or more at Pesto from £15.95 lunch and £19.95 or £25.95 lunch or dinner to make your special Christmas event with friends family and loved ones go…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01617 498228
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01
OCT
Christmas 2016 at Pesto Widnes
Pesto Widnes

This year you can enjoy a variety of festive party menus for groups of 8 or more at Pesto from £15.95 lunch and £19.95 or £25.95 lunch or dinner to make your special Christmas event with friends family and loved ones go…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01514 243729
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04
OCT
Desperate Scousewives 1
The Brindley Theatre

The play tells the tale of four ordinary women living in four terraced houses in the back streets of Liverpool. We join the occupants in the days leading up to and following the wedding of Vanessa played by Charlie Griffiths a wedding…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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05
OCT
Professor Brian Cox
Preston Guildhall

Professor Brian Cox at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Wednesday 05 October 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
OCT
An Evening of Genesis - Prog Rock Special
The Citadel

Mama will be performing a night of Genesis music with the emphasis on their longer Prog Rock songs. They will be featuring the whole of The Duke album played live in its entirety as well as classics such as In The Cage…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
OCT
An Evening of Genesis Hits
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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14
OCT
CHERYL, MIKE & JAY FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ
The Brindley Theatre

In the early 1980s Bucks Fizz were everywhere. Originally put together as four young performers for A Song For Europe they became a global phenomenon when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with Making Your Mind Up an instant hit around the…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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15
OCT
Firewalk
The Legacy Rainbow House

£10 entry minimum sponsorship of £40 per personTraining sessions are given to each participant prior to the firewalk. Food & refreshments are available on the evening. Spectators welcomed & encouragedMinimum age to take part is 14.THIS EVENT IS KINDLY SUPPORTED…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01704 823276
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15
OCT
Smaller Rooms Presents: Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are a Brighton based British band of Bjrk Frank Zappaand Gentle Giant loving Multi instrumentalists that weave in and out of several genres with 3 part harmony female vocals amplified Cello Distorted bassoon auto‐harp Guitar Drums Bass and synths into an…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
OCT
Lecture: Health & 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: 07599 209293
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19
OCT
Twopence To Cross The Mersey
Preston Guildhall

Helen Forresters Twopence To Cross The Mersey tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Leaving behind the nannies servants and comfortable middle‐class…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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23
OCT
Hans Christian Andersen's, The Tinderbox
The Citadel

A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. Watch the soldiers remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again Will he survive and win the love…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
Merry Hell Plus Support
The Citadel

North West folk‐rockers Merry Hell return for their fifth Merry Helloween concert at The Citadel. The band will be playing old favourites as well as new tracks from their new album The Ghost In Our House & Other StoriesThe 15 songs of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
UB40
King George's Hall

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Thank ABBA For The Music
The Brindley Theatre

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. New for 2015 and featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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03
NOV
Gabrielle
Parr Hall

Gabrielle one of the UK's most loved singer‐songwriters has today announced a full UK headline tour for 2014. This tour follows on from the release of her new album Now and Always 20 Years…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
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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04
NOV
Sponge at St Helens Town Hall
The Citadel

Roll squeeze and pop yourself through a new malleable kind of family dance show set to a 1970s‐influenced score perfect for babies young children and families. Sponge is about all things spongy a childs ability to soak information up like a sponge…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
NOV
Sponge at The Citadel
The Citadel

Roll squeeze and pop yourself through a new malleable kind of family dance show set to a 1970s‐influenced score perfect for babies young children and families. Sponge is about all things spongy a childs ability to soak information up like a sponge…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
NOV
Lancashire Traditional & vintage wedding show
Preston Masonic Vintage Hall

Over 25 professional vendors in the Vintage Ballroom 2 Catwalks 12.30 and 2pm by The Bridal House Morecambe .Buy or book appointment on the day to SAVE ££££.£100 off when you book Masonic Hall for your wedding Vintage mixed with traditional style…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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11
NOV
SeYes
The Citadel

Described in Classic Rock Magazine as Britains premier Yes tribute band SeYes present a two‐hour show celebrating the quintessential prog rock experience. Concentrating on the classic seventies incarnation of the band the show contains the brilliant Yours is No Disgrace Roundabout Ive…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
NOV
CASH (Johnny Cash Tribute)
The Citadel

As is so often the case with unique artists it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since Ben Welburn aka CASH has effortlessly recreated…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
NOV
Absolute Bowie
King George's Hall Blackburn

There 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 Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01254 582579
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18
NOV
Sean Lock
Preston Guildhall

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
NOV
The Clone Roses + Happy Mondaze
The Citadel

The Clone Roses return to the Citadel. This is always a sell out so make sure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.Doors: 7:30pmTickets: £13 ADV £15…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
NOV
Classic Rock Society presents: Mostly Autumn
The Citadel

Counted amongst the top 100 best prog bands of all time and winners of Best Live Concert and Best Female Vocalist 2014 Olivia Sparnenn‐Josh in the Classic Rock Society awards Mostly Autumns musical palette is diverse they draw on influences from the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
DEC
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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02
DEC
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
select security stadium

When the audience become diners in the Faulty Towers restaurant and are served by Basil Sybil and Manuel pretty much anything can happen especially with two‐thirds of the show improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated then hurtles…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01519 078360
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10
DEC
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for best in entertainment Party hard or groove along to the classics in Cameo.Cameo is an exciting new venue offering unrivaled levels of customer service. Indulge in a wonderful world of freshly made cocktails extraordinary spirits &…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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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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