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

28
APR
Mike and Me and Friends Charity Night for Polly
The Atherton Arms Pub

Our plans for an evening of entertainment for local mum Polly Haydock are well underway. For those who dont know we are helping Pollys Angels raise money for Pollys ongoing and much needed treatment in the best way we can..by offering…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07445 204060
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29
APR
Dough!
The Citadel

Dough explores how life can be filled with colour and beauty when we step outside the beige world we know. Franky is in a mess a very doughy mess. Unable to resolve the chaos in her kitchen she has to make a…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
APR
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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03
MAY
"Priscilla Queen of Desert" The Musical
The Guild Hall

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with this hilarious and heart‐warming Tony Award winning Broadway musical.Based on the Oscar award winning film Priscilla tells the story…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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03
MAY
The Great Canadian Circus - Leyland!!
Worden Park

The worlds most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Splitting Globe of Death with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph this act has to be seen to be believed. Direct from Monte Carlo Circus Festival Gold…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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04
MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Preston Guild Hall

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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06
MAY
Gandeys Circus
Gandey's Big Top

Gandeys Your Circus will be coming to Leigh this May with an incredible new production which we know will amaze and thrill all the family. This award‐winning show featuring an array of international artistes is an unmissable treat.Gandeys reputation for producing premier…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
MAY
The Doors Alive Plus Guests
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are the No.1 tribute band to the legendary Sixties Californian rock gurus ‐ The Doors.They re‐create the sound look presence and feel of a real 1960s Doors concert perfectly and effortlessly transporting the crowd back in time with such…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
MAY
Third Week in August
Bolton Little Theatre

When Sue decides to try and get away from everybody on a solo caravan holiday little does she realise that shes booked into the caravan site from hell She is soon taken under the wing of expert but inadequate caravanner Neville when…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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10
MAY
Mediumship Demonstration
Penwortham Community Centre

Three local mediums invite you to a special demonstration of evidential Mediumship. Three individual ways of demonstrating communication from your loved ones in Spirit. All three are actively serving Spiritualist Churches in Lancashire.The venue is wheel chair friendly with…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07742 876747
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13
MAY
Classic Rock Society Presents: Magenta
The Citadel

Magenta are very excited to announce that theyll be returning to the Citadel during their biggest‐ever sequence of gigs in Spring 2017. The concert will coincide with the release of the bands as‐yet‐unnamed seventh studio album to hit shelves in April…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
MAY
Lecture: Help & 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: 01524 409345
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14
MAY
Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody Martin Turner envisaged the bands innovative harmony‐guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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19
MAY
Space
The Citadel

Following on from their hugely successful Give Me Your Future tour in 2016 the massively popular band return to St Helens to play classic tracks and songs from their latest album.2015 was a good year for the band with Female of the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAY
The Songs of Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016
The Citadel Arts Centre

This wonderful Tower of Songs ‐ stripped back and desolateEnigmatic and sub textural songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character with an exact sense of prose a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken forgiving human frailty with the brush…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAY
Geronimo Festival 2017
Arley Hall & Gardens

The UKs largest childrens festival Geronimo kicks off on 27th to 29th May 2017 at Arley Hall Cheshire and for the first time ever families can enjoy a full weekend of fun camping or glamping on‐site in the stunning grounds. In its…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

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27
MAY
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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28
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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02
JUN
Panic Room
The Citadel

Welsh rock band Panic Room released their debut album in 2008 titled Visionary Position. The band are made up of a former Karnataka members; Jonathan Edwards Gavin Griffiths Paul Davies Anne‐Marie Helder and Alun Vaughan.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Pat-a-Cake Baby
The Citadel

Are you ready Grab a spoon Because its Pat‐a‐cake timePitter‐patter get the butter Glitzy‐glossy whisk in sugar Jokey‐yolky add the eggsLong Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme zany puppets and spiffy special cake;…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
JUN
The Music of Otis Redding
The Citadel Arts Centre

The worlds finest celebration of the music of Otis Redding. All the hits from Sittin at the Dock of the Bay to Too hard to Handle via Mr Pitiful; Show a little tenderness; These arms of mine; Cant turn you Loose; A…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
JUN
Be My Baby
Bolton Little Theatre

Bundled off to St Saviours a Church of England‐run mother and baby home her concerned mother has arranged for Marys baby to be adopted immediately it is born. The girls in the home find comfort in each others friendship but ultimately they…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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10
JUN
IEMT Practitioners’ Training with Joanna Harper
TBC (Manchester)

Creating a change in the blink of an eye by adding innovation to your skills. Integral Eye Movement Therapy IEMT Practitioner Certification can be that innovation which you are looking to add as professional development in 2017. Many professionals including NLP…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +447778 251122
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10
JUN
U2 2 (The U2 Tribute)
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 are the worlds longest running and premier look‐a‐likesound‐a‐likes to U2. Now in their 25th year on the road the band have performed over 1250 shows across three continents. With a performance alongside U2 in 1997 the band have been praised…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
JUN
Brass & Hot Pot with Leyland Band
Prescot Parish Church

We welcome for the first time one of the UKs finest brass bands ‐ with an international reputation ‐ now in its 71st year to entertain us with nostalgic tunes and classic melodies. Celebrate the opening night of the 13th Annual…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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16
JUN
The British Franchise Exhibition
Eventcity

EventCity Manchester welcomes all aspiring business owners to The British Franchise Exhibition on 16 & 17 June. The event will provide visitors with the opportunity to gain exclusive information from experts about the lucrative franchising industry.The British Franchise Exhibition is proudly the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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16
JUN
The Furrow Collective
The Citadel Arts Centre

The Furrow Collective Nominated Best Traditional Track with The Unquiet Grave and Emily was nominated for Folk Singer Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Nominated Best Group & Best Traditional TrackBBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Rachel…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
JUN
“Viva La Coldplay” (UK's Number 1 Coldplay tri
Liverpool Naval Club

BACK BY POPULAR DEMANDViva La Coldplay are without doubt the best and most authentic Coldplay tribute band in the businessFormerly known as Square One Viva La Coldplay are the most definitive sounding tribute to Coldplay to dateThe bands career peaked in August…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 805051
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17
JUN
Magnificat!
Prescot Parish Church

Choral singers from across the North West gather to form the Prescot Festival Chorus in a performance of Rutters Magnificat and Parrys I Was Glad. James Luxton Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral conducts returning in the second half with the Metropolitan Cathedral Girl…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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17
JUN
The Prince Experience
The Citadel Arts Centre

GS Promotions presents: The Prince ExperienceLast year we lost Prince one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time it seems theres nothing this man couldnt do and because there was only one PRINCE theres only one Prince tribute…

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.