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

03
JUL
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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16
JUL
Kids Planet The Cottage - Summer Fair and Open Day
Kids Planet The Cottage

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting hook a duck creative stations & messy play tin can ally tombola refreshments &…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 930384
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16
JUL
Kids Planet Widnes - Summer Fair and Open day
Kids Planet Widnes

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle refreshments lots of stalls & more.Kids Planet WidnesKingsway Learning CentreVictoria…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 577079
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23
JUL
Kids Planet Lymm - Summer Fair and Open Day
Kids Planet Lymm

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including face painting hook a duck sweet stall raffle BBQ tombola cakes refreshments & more.Kids Planet Lymm29 Eagle BrowLymmWA13…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 759220
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23
JUL
Kids Planet Warrington - Summer Fair and Open Day
Kids Planet Warrington

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting hook a duck hoopla hot dogs refreshments & more.Kids Planet WarringtonEbenezer Chapel Legh StreetWarringtonWA1…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 417350
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24
JUL
Peter Pan
Hoghton Tower

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldnt grow up. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 688040
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06
AUG
Kids Planet Lymehurst
Kids Planet Lymehurst

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including face painting raffle craft activities tombola refreshments & more.Kids Planet Lymehurst181 Flixton RoadUrmstonManchesterM41 5EDT: 0161 747 5834E: lymehurstkidsplanetdaynurseries.co.ukAll…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 475834
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28
AUG
Summer Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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09
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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10
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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10
SEP
The SoulTrain
The Citadel

Here we go again with another major music and dance night bringing the countrys finest Northern Soul Band The SoulTrain to St Helens on Saturday 10th September 2016. For all the soulboys and girls out there all the stops will be pulled…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
SEP
Guys & Dolls
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents: Guys & Dolls which is the famous Broadway musical by Frank Loesser. Its the sizzling New York tale of gamblers gangsters and nightclub singers and is a cornerstone of the musical comedy stage that continues to…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772804444Box Office
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16
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Dean Saunders is a former Wales international footballer who played as a striker in a professional career which lasted from 1982 until 2001. He has also been involved in club management with Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers.He is probably best known for playing…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01704 823276
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17
SEP
Led Into Zeppelin
The Citadel

Led Into Zeppelin 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.The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
SEP
Martin Simpson
The Citadel

A spell binding evening of music with one of the finest acoustic guitar players in the world.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of seated tickets please contact our Box…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
Preston Guildhall

Romesh Ranganathan at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Friday 23 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
SEP
Ghost Hunt at Mill Street Barracks
Mill Street Barracks

Pay for your ticket via Bank Transfer BACS and receive £5 off per ticketPlease Note: This offer is redeemed against Full Ticket Payments OnlyBuilt in 1861 and is steeped in military and local history it has accommodated many branches of the armed…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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24
SEP
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Brindley Theatre

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 and they faithfully recreate the music without recourse to backing…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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30
SEP
The Producers
The Citadel

Its safe to say that for the past 25 years The Producers have certainly been busy. They have released nine albums of which Aint no Love in the World won them Blues Album of the Year award. Theyve featured…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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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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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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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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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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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