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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Wigan

23
MAR
Manford's Comedy Club
Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

The Garrick Theatre in Altrincham 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: 15.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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23
MAR
The Play Will Go On?
North Cestrian Grammar School

This comedy is set in a local amateur theatre where there is a crisis when the director goes into hospital. Can Penelope turn things around and get the actors to pull together with her new production…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 282277
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25
MAR
Preston Jam: 25-Hour Day
Media Factory

There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative. Drop in at any time during the 24‐hour performance to open your mind…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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25
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
MAR
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
MAR
Make with Mum
Botany Bay

Make with Mum this Mothers DaySpend the perfect day at Botany Bay and make meaningful bead creations.Mrs Bead will be hosting a workshop for all to enjoy; choose from 100s of colourful beads to create beautiful mother and child bracelet sets. This…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
MAR
Rick Astley
Preston Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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30
MAR
Road by Jim Cartwright
The Citadel

Dates and times marked with a are provisional and may be subject to change.The Citadel Adult Theatre Company return to the stage to perform Jim Cartwrights gritty play about life in a working class Northern town.Road explores the lives of the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

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: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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01
APR
Preston Jam Music Festival: Rhythm Alley Jammin
Preston Flag Market

First up are the Worldwise Samba Drummers and Preston Samba Dancers community groups based at UCLan as part of the Something for Everyone project. Their infectious high‐energy performances combine traditional rhythms and dance moves with original material.Come and take part in some…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Preston Jam: Django Performance Seminar
Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ presenting Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ guitar Paul Murphy ‐ rhythm guitar John Wilton ‐ double bass James Goodwin‐Hudson ‐ lead guitarThis will be an illustrated performance of Djangos music by a quartet specialising in Hot Club‐style gypsy jazz. Django…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Preston Jam: Preston Jam at 53
Venue 53

A pre‐Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe Event partnered by the University of Central Lancashire & Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues in a stunning 3 band production from 6.30pm to midnight with Soweto the multi award winning UK king of jazz and hip‐hop.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
The Signatures
The Citadel

The Signatures put their own expression to many Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic & modern in sound. The Signatures as musicians enjoy playing Northern Soul live giving a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get an…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
APR
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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02
APR
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

The Preston Masonic Hall Wedding Show will take place on Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:30am ‐ 3:30pm.12noon live on stage funk soul band with music from Paul Hepplestall Baby grand piano & Sax and Classical Guitarist playing a selection of music idea…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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05
APR
The Earthly Paradise
Bolton Little Theatre

Peter Whelan has conjured an entertaining play out of a curious Pre‐Raphaelite mnage trios and has here unearthed is the strange drama played out at Kelmscott Manor in the early 1870s between Morris his wife Janey and Dante Gabriel…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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08
APR
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion
St Leonard's CE Church

Preston Orpheus Choir presents Stainers beautiful Crucifixion at St Leonards Church Penwortham Preston. A rehearsal workshop will take place with the Choirs Conductor Elspeth Slorach between 2.30 and 5.30 pm on Saturday 8th April 2017 with the performance on the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 735197
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08
APR
Strangefish & This Winter Machine
The Citadel Arts Centre

Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish have been in existence off and on for twenty‐five years now since their initial formation in 1989. Inspiring an unswervingly loyal cult following along the way the band took two periods of hiatus from 1996‐2000 and from…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
APR
The Great Northern Dive Show 2017
Eventcity

The Great Northern Dive Show TGNDS was a massive hit this year 2016 and therefore H2O Divers Limited are very proud to present the show for a second year.This show is very different from all other diving shows its loud weird and…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +441942 606764
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09
APR
Frost
The Citadel

Frost are Jem Godfrey Keysvocals John Mitchell ‐ Guitarvocals It Bites Nathan King Bassvocals Level 42 and Craig Blundell Drums Steven WilsonBAFTA nominated and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter Jem Godfrey formed Frost in 2005 after…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
APR
Miss Christmas UK is coming to Liverpool!
Liverpool Hope University

First Annual Miss Christmas UK Could You Be The Winner Of Miss Christmas Of LiverpoolA brand new beauty and talent pageant is coming to: England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2017; to celebrate beauty talent and achievement with a challenge to…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL:
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14
APR
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
Botany Bay

Were going on a Bear HuntJoin us this Easter weekend Fri Sat Sun Mon for a bear filled family adventure at Botany Bay. Hunt to find all our cuddly teddy bears hidden around the mill find them all to claim a FREE…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261221
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15
APR
Cenacle
The Citadel

Hailing from North West England Cenacle are living proof that raw talent ambition and honesty can still help you thrive in the music industry today. What else would explain 100s of shows International tours and support slots with some of the biggest…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
APR
The Muffin Men With Denny Walley
The Citadel

Celebrating 27 years on the road around Europe. April 2017 sees the MufFinZ Power Quartet plus special guest Denny Walley on slide guitar and vocal play a short UK tour.The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates around Europe often featuring…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
APR
Classic Rock Society Presents: Karnataka
The Citadel

Epic stratospheric symphonic rock from KARNATAKA performing tracks from their No.1 charting album Secrets of Angels plus brand new material on their 2017 European Tour. Winners of Best Album and Best Song at the 2016 Classic Rock Society Awards the bands powerful…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
APR
Sammy And The Snow Leopard
The Citadel

Sammy is 9 years old and likes animals. No...he LOVES animals. The problem is his Mum wont let him have any pets. But when his best friend Hokey Pokey tells him about the Adopt a Snow Leopard programme Sammy reckons…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
APR
Dough!
The Citadel

Dough explores how life can be filled with colour and beauty when we step outside the beige world we know. Franky is in a mess a very doughy mess. Unable to resolve the chaos in her kitchen she has to make a…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

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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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.