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
OCT
Halloween Fun at Green Oaks Shopping Centre
Green Oaks Shopping Centre

This Half Term Green Oaks Shopping Centre in Widnes is getting into the spooky spirit with a free Halloween cookery workshop for little monsters.On Friday 31 October from 11am to 3pm children of all ages will be able to cook up a…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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31
OCT
Dave Gorman
Charter Theatre

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
OCT
Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers
Darwen Library Theatre

Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers performs live at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen Lancashire on Friday 31 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers at Darwen Library Theatre now.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Merry Hell In: 'The Return of Merry Helloween'
The Citadel

Following the success of their 2013 event acclaimed north‐west band Merry Hell return to The Citadel for their third annual Halloween hoedown. Expect fancy dress face paint and a feast of powerful folk‐rock. In association with R2 RocknReel MPlease note Under 18's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
NOV
Toys R Us - Transformers Store Event
Toys R Us Store Warrington

Toys R Us are bringing the Optimus Prime Transformers truck to their store. The first 100 visitors on the day will receive a free Transformers collectible figure.…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 418111
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03
NOV
The Courteeners
King George's Hall

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 05 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Don…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Shane Filan
Albert Halls

‐ watch Shane Filan live at Albert Halls in Bolton Lancashire on the Thursday 06 November 2014. Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
The Stylistics
Pyramid and Parr Hall

After the Spinners and the OJays the Stylistics were the leading Philly soul group produced by acclaimed producer Thom Bell. Of all their peers the Stylistics were one of the smoothest and sweetest soul…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Tom Stade
King George's Hall

Canadian stand‐up comedian Tom Stade is a regular at the annual Edinburgh Festival and has also appeared on TV shows including Stand Up For The Week The World Stands Up and The Comedy Store. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
NOV
Pendragon
The Citadel

Pendragon one of the UK's leading Progressive Rock Bands perform a rare live UK date to launch their new album in the autumn of 2014.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
NOV
Retro Returns to Cameo
Cameo, Preston

lsquo Retro rsquo is coming to Cameo Preston hellipThe UK rsquos undisputed longest running dance brand Retro which could be crowned the pioneers of the classic house sound is arriving for a monthly event residency here at the all new lsquo Cameo…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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07
NOV
Social Dance with the Strictly Dance Orchestra
Woolton Conservative club

A Passion For Dancing ‐ a Passion For Live MusicCome dancing and feel the thrill of dancing to live music from a fabulous 8 piece Strictly Dance Orchestra. Keeping you dancing all night long with a variety of Ballroom Latin and some…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 862500
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07
NOV
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 07 November 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
NOV
Limehouse Lizzy
53 Degrees

Renowned for an action‐packed pyrothechnic‐fuelled explosion of a show Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive well and dominating stages worldwide. Attention to…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
NOV
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world's first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself they are the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic StevieLindseyChristineJohnMick Rumours line‐up.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
NOV
Smirnoff's Big Night Out
Evoque, Preston

Think BIG production and BIG entertainmentBig Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to somethingspectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from theCircus. Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest mostspectacular club nights across…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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08
NOV
The Anti Ageing Health and Beauty Show Manchester
Event City

A show to allow people to discover new treatments and products for both health and anti ageing. With new innovations and leading specialists giving cutting edge advice and sample treatments.Look and feel fantastic with the latest anti‐ageing treatments Discover innovative skincare…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02035 864123
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08
NOV
Mark Watson
Pyramid and Parr Hall

British stand‐up comedian and novelist Mark Watson hails from Bristol and is enjoying success on his own ITV 4 sports panel show Mark Watson Kicks Off as well as pulling crowds on the comedy circuit.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
NOV
Jason Cook "Broken" Tour 2014
Chorley Little Theatre

Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents:JASON COOK ‐ BROKENJason has more funny in his middle toe than most comics do in their whole body. CHORTLEWinner of the Best Drama' at the Royal Television Awards for his hit BBC2 series Hebburn' Jason is back and…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
NOV
Jason Cook - 'Broken' Tour 2014
Chorley Little Theatre

Jason Cook is broken his work family and comedy have all conspired to create a shell of a man who is unable to interact in society without being told exactly what to do. Despite this he keeps searching for the joy…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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12
NOV
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
NOV
The Wedding Present
King George's Hall

British indie rock band sensation The Wedding Present has been one of the most notable bands to ever grace United Kingdom due to their timeless classics like Will You Be Up There and Go Out…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
NOV
Krip Hop Nation
The Citadel

International hip‐hop collective Krip‐Hop Nation return to the UK uniquely blending lyricism activism and breakbeats.For tickets contact The Citadel box office on 01744 735 436 or email infocitadel.org.ukAll ages welcome.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
NOV
The Stevie Nimmo Trio & The Hexmen
The Citadel

The Stevie Nimmo Trio play with The Hexmen at this blues gig at The Citadel. Stevie Nimmo has been playing the blues for 20 years and will be performing tracks from his new album. Liverpool band The Hexmen formed as far back…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
NOV
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 November 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…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
NOV
Shakatak
Darwen Library Theatre

Shakatak at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen on Friday 14 November 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 GetMeIn…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
NOV
Steve Strange
King George's Hall

Steve Strange at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 November 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: Miscellaneous

14
NOV
Toast Tribute To Oasis
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Toast Tribute To Oasis at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Friday 14 November 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
NOV
Visage (Steve Strange) & Electro 80's
The Citadel Arts Centre

80s icon Steve Strange will be belting out Visage classics including Fade To Grey and Mind Of A Toy.Support comes from local lads Electro 80s whose high tempo show complete with lights and smoke effects will cover several 80s hits from the…

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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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.