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

31
JUL
The Blackout
King George's Hall

The Blackout appears live in Blackburn Lancashire at King George&039;s Hall on Thursday 31 July 2014. For ticket prices to watch The Blackout at King George&039;s Hall see the list of tickets available for The Blackout.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
AUG
Snooker Legends 2014
King George's Hall

Snooker Legends 2014 appear live to play More Sport at King George&039;s Hall on Saturday 02 August 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. For the best ticket prices see below.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

02
AUG
Snooker Legends 2014 VIP Reception
King George's Hall

Live More Sport ‐ Snooker Legends 2014 VIP Reception playing at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on the Saturday 02 August 2014. For sports event tickets see below.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

05
AUG
Black Star Riders
53 Degrees

Black Star Riders at 53 Degrees in Preston on Tuesday 05 August 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
AUG
Jessie J
Haydock Park Racecourse

London born and raised singer and songwriter Jessie J continues her rise to stardom adding to her various awards and nominations for her music including 2011 Critics Choice BRIT Award and the BBCs Sound of…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
AUG
Hang the DJ feat. DJ Tim Burgess
The Citadel

Tim Burgess of Manchester band The Charlatans performs a DJ set at the second Hang The DJ alternative club night. Special guests Stillia and resident DJ Jack Martin top off a great night of music. Tim has recently been touring the world…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
AUG
Tom Jones
Haydock Park Racecourse

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
AUG
Reel Big Fish
King George's Hall

Straight out of Huntington Beach California the band Reel Big Fish became a ska punk sensation in the 90s with the album release entitled Turn the Radio Off. This group has been labeled by Mojo…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
AUG
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd formed in Manchester 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 band now…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
AUG
The Midnight Beast
53 Degrees

When it comes to hilarious lyrics and funny acts there is none that can be compared to the Midnight Beast. The recent appearance of the band members at Oxford Street in colorful shorts and vests…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
AUG
IRap ITrap
King George's Hall

IRap ITrap appears live in Blackburn Lancashire at King George&039;s Hall on Saturday 16 August 2014. For ticket prices to watch IRap ITrap at King George&039;s Hall see the list of tickets available for IRap ITrap.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
AUG
Creamfields Festival
Daresbury Estate

Creamfields Festival performs live at Daresbury Estate in Warrington Lancashire on Friday 22 August 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Creamfields Festival at Daresbury Estate now.…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
AUG
Absolute Blondie
The Lord Rodney

ABSOLUTE BLONDIE are the Ultimate Tribute to Blondie & Deborah Harry performing LIVE classic Blondie anthems like HEART OF GLASS MARIA SUNDAY GIRL ATOMIC CALL ME THE TIDE IS HIGH and many more Their energy packed show is fun and comes…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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24
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and lovingly restored 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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28
AUG
Dig It
King George's Hall

Dig It at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 28 August 2014. 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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
AUG
Utopia Old Skool and House Anthems
King George's Hall

Utopia Old Skool and House Anthems at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 30 August 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
AUG
Wedding Fair
Preston masonic hall

The Preston City Wedding Fashion & Beauty Vintage FairPreston Masonic Hall.PR1 2QU parking off Walker st.A Ladies Day......Bridal ‐‐BEAUTY .31st August.2014 12 pm Melissa Marie Bridal Wear Mawdesley£1 ENTRY FREE TICKET TO WIN £100 voucher from Vintage Lane to spend towards…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07538 425283
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31
AUG
Elite Student Showcase 19
Darwen Library Theatre

Families and children will love Elite Student Showcase 19 live at Darwen Library Theatre on the Sunday 31 August 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. For a list of ticket prices to watch Elite Student Showcase 19 live at Darwen Library Theatre see…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

05
SEP
Danny Bryant
Citadel Arts Centre

Europe's leading Blues & Rock publication Classic Rock Blues recently called Danny a National Blues Treasure a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn. Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade yet still only 32…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
SEP
Back To Broadway
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Back To Broadway will be performing live Musicals at Pyramid and Parr Hall on the Friday 05 September 2014 in Warrington Cheshire. Buy tickets for Back To Broadway online.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
SEP
Hang the DJ with Special Guest DJ Mike Joyce
The Citadel

Our new alternative club moves to third base as Mike Joyce of legendary 80s band The Smiths takes to the decks. Mike will be supported by local band Titors Insignia and there will also be a set from regular house DJ Jack…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
SEP
Brass in Concert
Darwen Library Theatre

Brass in Concert at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen on Saturday 06 September 2014. 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 us…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
SEP
PRESTON WEDDING FAIR
Beeston Manor Country Hotel

Beeston Manor is without doubt one of Lancashires finest wedding venues situated within a beautiful rural setting on the edge of the Ribble Valley. It is an exclusive use wedding venue and therefore highly sought after. Our wedding fair features many of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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07
SEP
Worsley Park Wedding Fayre
Marriott Worsley Park

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers at one of our wedding fayres They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have two stunning catwalk shows showing…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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10
SEP
Sing Along Songs of Wartime
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Sing Along Songs of Wartime at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Wednesday 10 September 2014. 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.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
SEP
Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show
King George's Hall

Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 12 September 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
SEP
September Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and lovingly restored 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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14
SEP
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at Pyramid and Parr Hall live on Sunday 14 September 2014 in Warrington Cheshire. For tickets to see Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at Pyramid and Parr Hall see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
SEP
Aspects of Love
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are delighted to be performing The North West Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webbers stunning internationally acclaimed award winning musical Aspects of Love in this our Diamond Celebration Year.Famous songs include Seeing Is Believing I Want to be the…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 447714
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17
SEP
FREE taster session at the Warrington Rock Choir
Hall 1 - Broomfields Junior School

The Warrington Rock Choir is led by choir leader Kathryn Davies. People who have already joined the choir who hail from Warrington and further afield in Cheshire often have never sung before or had any vocal tuition. Once you join the choir…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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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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