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

21
DEC
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Darwen Library Theatre

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime will be performing live Pantomime at Darwen Library Theatre on the Sunday 21 December 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. Buy tickets for Beauty and the Beast Pantomime online.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
DEC
Snow White Pantomime
King George's Hall

Snow White Pantomime will be performing live Pantomime at King George&039;s Hall on the Sunday 21 December 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. Buy tickets for Snow White Pantomime online.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up 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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31
DEC
New Year's Eve 2014: Las Vegas Style
Cameo, Preston

Cameo & Vinyl presents the biggest night of the year New Years Eve 2014 Join us for the ultimate New Years Eve experience as we party right the way through until the early hours of 2015Usher in 2015 with style in Prestons…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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31
DEC
Last Night of the Proms
Preston Guild Hall

Last Night of the Proms at Preston Guild Hall in Preston on Wednesday 31 December 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: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
DEC
Last Night of the Proms
Preston Guild Hall

The Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of the BBCs 8 week summer concert season. Having celebrated the classics with concerts and other events the last night is a flamboyant finale in Londons…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
JAN
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 07 January 2015. 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

09
JAN
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 09 January 2015. 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: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Maghull/Ormskirk Rock C
Ormskirk Parish Church

The Ormskirk Rock Choir is led by local musician Anthony Seaman. People who have already joined the choir who hail from Ormskirk and further afield in Merseyside come from all walks of life and most had no singing experience or ever thought…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Warrington Rock Choir
Hall 1 - Broomfields Junior School

Your local Warrington choir is run by vocal teacher Kathryn Davies. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Kathryn. Rock Choir…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
JAN
FREE taster session at the Liverpool (Allerton) Ro
Room 1 & 2 - Liverpool Hope University

The local Liverpool choir is run by singing teacher Anthony Seaman. Youve probably heard of our unique sellout O2 arena event in 2013 and our secret singing flash mobs around country for Comic Relief just search Great British flash mob on YouTube…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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21
JAN
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Buy and compare your tickets for Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
JAN
Livewire The AC/DC Show
The Citadel

Following their 2014 sell out gig LiveWire The ACDC Tribute show return to The Citadel with their unique six man tribute to rock musics greatest band ACDC. With them they bring cannons a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
JAN
AJ Bell Stadium Wedding & Event Entertainment Show
AJ Bell Stadium

After our sell out showcase in 2013 Ntertain are back at the AJ Bell Stadium home of Salford Red Devils & Sale Sharks for the Wedding & Event Showcase. Come for great night of entertainment.where you will experience 8 live entertainment acts…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 826108
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30
JAN
Aladdinsane
The Citadel

Aladdinsane are acclaimed as the best Bowie tribute act in the UK. The unique sound of David Bowie is lovingly recreated by lead singer Paul Henderson. Expect to hear classic tracks such as Starman Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes. Please…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
JAN
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 30 January 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Classics The Halle tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
JAN
Lancashire Comedy Show
Thwaites Empire Theatre

Three Wise Men of Comedy Blackburn One night onlyTake the Mike is delighted to bring a comedy feast to BlackburnFor one night only were serving international comedian Daliso Chaponda Brilliant Brilliant act‐ The Frog and Bucket and king of comedy banter Dave…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 771000
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31
JAN
Soul Night
King George's Hall

Soul Night performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Saturday 31 January 2015. Buy and compare your tickets for Soul Night at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
FEB
The Supersonic 70's Show
The Citadel

The Supersonic 70s Show has been described as the best 70s music show in theatre land. Featuring male and female lead vocalists 6 accomplished performers bring tracks from the likes of Queen Mud T. Rex The Osmonds and Grease to life. Please…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
FEB
The Laughter Factory Comedy Club
The Citadel

Professional Comedy Club in St Helens Merseyside held at the historic Citadel Arts Centre. Laughter Factory brings you the funniest comics from the circuit. The Laughter Factory Comedy Club is hosted by everyones favourite local comedian Neil P Shawcross. Neil can be…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
FEB
American Wrestling
King George's Hall

American Wrestling appear live to play Wrestling at King George&039;s Hall on Saturday 07 February 2015 in Blackburn Lancashire. For the best ticket prices see below.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

14
FEB
Absolute Blondie (Valentines Night)
Moses Gate

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: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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20
FEB
Echoes Of Erin
The Citadel

Echoes of Erin is a colourful and exciting show of Irish traditional music song and dance.The Echoes of Erin tour provides a fantastic showcase for the best in Irish traditional music song and dance. Top class performers in all fields display the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
FEB
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Saturday 21 February 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
FEB
Go West
King George's Hall

Celebrating their 25th anniversary the legendary Go West tour to packed audiences in this latest concert tour. You can expect to hear all their famous hits including Call Me Dont Look Now Eye to…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
FEB
When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish
The Citadel

WHEN TROLLS TRY TO EAT YOUR GOLDFISHwritten and performed by Dommy B as seen on BBC Rhyme Rocketfor children aged 5 and their familiesIn the middle of the night there is a noise ‐ a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
FEB
Cheshire Event and Wedding Entertainment
Fir Grove Hotel

This event will seriously brighten up your day and enhance your Wedding or EventThe Fir Grove Hotel Warrington is the venue for our February Showcase. Ntertain are delighted to present our Cheshire Wedding and Event Showcase at this fantastic recently re‐furbished hotel.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01942 826108
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27
FEB
Limehouse Lizzy
The Citadel

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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
The Lancashire Hotpots
The Citadel

Local lads return for a night of comedy folk. The Lancashire Hotpots often sell out here at The Citadel so book early to secure your place. Expect to hear all the old favourites such as Chippy Tea and I Fear IKEA. Please…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
MAR
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel Wedding Fair
Worsley Park A Marriott Hotel And Country Club

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers. They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have 2 stunning catwalk shows showing off beautiful bridal gowns…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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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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