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

24
FEB
Who's Who
The Citadel

Formed in West London in 1996 Whos Who the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of The Who as the group…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAR
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre 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 television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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03
MAR
Seyes
The Citadel

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 Seen All Good People Perpetual Change and the WHOLE of Close…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
MAR
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Farringdon Park Community Centre

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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09
MAR
Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr
The Citadel

Two of the British folk scenes top performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each others music. BBC award‐winning Luke Daniels was recently described by fRoots magazine as genius for his intriguingly…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAR
Spirit Of Elvis
Epstein Theatre

This original presentation of Elvis fantastic musical career takes you through the 68 special and Elvis in Concert years to a special acoustic section featuring beautiful ballads and gospel numbers recreated for the audience in an intimacy which could only be performed…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

The music of Pink Floyd as it was always meant to be heardHaving toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect is renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAR
The National Wedding Show at EventCity Manchester
Event City

Try buy book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UKs biggest & best wedding event at Event City Manchester this spring With hundreds of wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers this is…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728377
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16
MAR
John Bramwell (I Am Kloot)
The Citadel

I Am Kloots songwriter and frontman John Bramwell has announced the release of his first studio solo album Leave Alone The Empty Spaces and a live tour of a brand new show in November 2017.The record is a stunning showcase of Johns…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
MAR
Circus of Horrors - voodoo
Pyramid and Parr Hall

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01925 442345
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24
MAR
The Joni Mitchell Song Book
The Citadel

Both Sides Now presents The Joni Mitchell SongbookOf all the leading lights of the West Coast singer‐songwriter movement Joni Mitchell remains its most influential figure with a body of work running the gamut from folk to mainstream pop right through to modern…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
MAR
Dino Eggsploration!
Botany Bay

Botany Bay has gone prehistoricJoin us for a ROARSOME dinosaur family adventure this Easter with the following FREE activities each day over the Easter weekend;Dinosaur Egg Hunt Your chance to be a Jurassic Hunter Take on the mighty eggsploration and hunt our…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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30
MAR
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The Watermillock

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Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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31
MAR
Croxteth Hall Ghost Hunt
Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall Liverpool Ghost HuntSaturday 31st March 2018 at 8 PM ‐ 2 AM Tickets £39Includes Hot Drinks And SnacksNew Year new paranormal experience of Croxteth Hall. In 2018 we will gain entry into more rooms than have never before been opened…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07950 350810
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06
APR
Martin Barre Band
The Citadel Arts Centre

In association with Classic Rock SocietyMartin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
APR
Stevie Nimmo
The Citadel

Stevie Nimmo has been successfully recording and touring for the last two decades.Born and raised in Glasgow Scotland there was always music around as Stevie grew up. Stevie never had any guitar or singing lessons but throughout the family there were plenty…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
APR
Arena
The Citadel

A Citadel 30th Anniversary EventThe Classic Rock Society are pleased to announce the long‐awaited return of prog‐rock legends ARENA to the Citadel stage. Formed back in 1995 by ex‐Marillion drummer Mick Pointer and keyboard virtuoso Clive Nolan they were joined two years…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
APR
The Doors Alive
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960s rock gods The Doors in the world today. The band re‐create the sound look…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Lennon's Banjo
Epstein Theatre

The play is based on the 2012 novel Julias Banjo by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones and will mark the 60th anniversary of Julia Lennons death and the disappearance of the banjo she taught her son to play. Produced by Pulse…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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27
APR
Definitely Oasis
The Citadel

The band regularly sell out top class venues across the UK and were recently the first ever tribute band to sell out Glasgows iconic Garage Venue quite an achievement when you consider only 3 years ago the band played there first gig…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
APR
Local Women In Business Bolton Networking Event
Last Drop Village

Announcing our Bolton Local women in business networking event taking place from 7:30pm on 27th April 2018 at the The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa BoltonGuest speaker Sam Flynn ‐ Social Media Trainer Speaker and Author giving valuable advice on the…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07769 355298
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29
APR
Twinkle Twinkle (12:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day.But sometimes you have to learn how to find the music…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
APR
Twinkle Twinkle (2:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day.But sometimes you have to learn how to find the music…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
MAY
Jadis
The Citadel

U.K Neo Progressive band Jadis eagerly head out to play live for the first time in 6 years .Band members Gary ChandlerStephen Christey and Andy Marlow are joined this time by Keyboard player Martin Orford who was a major part of the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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08
MAY
Rock Icons
The Brindley Theatre

Rock Icons is an all new energetic live music show that will take you on a musical and visual journey through the eras and evolution of Rock and Classic Rock featuring the music from the worlds most iconic Bands such as Yes…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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12
MAY
Danny Bryant
The Citadel

The UKs National Blues Treasure Planet Rock Radio is coming to the Citadel to launch his highly anticipated new studio Album Revelation. With support from Canadas own Steve Hill. This will be a special night of Blues and Rock not to be…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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18
MAY
The Prince Experience
The Citadel

In 2016 we lost Prince one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time. It seemed that there was nothing this man couldnt do and because there was only one PRINCE there is only one Prince tribute band The…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
MAY
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

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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