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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Wigan

29
NOV
Mark Radcliffe & The Foes
The Citadel

BBC Radio 2 6music and Glastonbury presenter Mark Radcliffe brings his band The Foes to The Citadel for an evening of songs and stories.The first half will feature original songs of loves lost hangovers regret and the odd dead dog. But fear…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
NOV
Soul Night
King George's Hall

Soul Night appears live in Blackburn Lancashire at King George&039;s Hall on Saturday 29 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch Soul Night at King George&039;s Hall see the list of tickets available for Soul Night.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
NOV
The Night Before Christmas
The Citadel

Big Wooden Horse Theatre and Brighton Dome present The Night Before Christmas. A festive family treat thats suitable for children aged 2 ‐ 7. On the night before Christmas Emily stares out of the window hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
DEC
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Monday 01 December 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…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
DEC
Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott
Parr Hall

Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott at Parr Hall in Warrington on Monday 01 December 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: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
DEC
Embrace
Parr Hall

Embrace at Parr Hall in Warrington on Tuesday 02 December 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for Embrace…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
DEC
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show performs live at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen Lancashire on Wednesday 03 December 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre now.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
DEC
Carols by Candlelight Concert
Blackburn Cathedral

With Christmas just around the corner the NSPCC is inviting people across Lancashire to join them at their annual Carols by Candlelight concert on Thursday 4 December to raise vital funds for the charitys ChildLine Schools Service. The concert will feature carols…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 920253
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04
DEC
Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band
The Citadel

Martin Barre has been a member of Jethro Tull for over 40 years and is regarded as one of the worlds best guitarists. Martin has formed his very own band to bring classic Jethro Tull tracks to a wider audience as well…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
DEC
Ladies Christmas Shopping Night
Baku Lounge

Charity Ladies Night at Baku Lounge Chorley.Tickets £5 per person to include a glass of fizz on arrival.Stalls selling fabulous christmas gifts jewellery clothes and much much more.All proceeds in aid of The Legacy Rainbow House charity.…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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05
DEC
Christmas Dance with the Strictly Dance Orchestra
Woolton Conservative club

Christmas Dance Ball Night with The Strictly Dance Orchestra with a great selection of Ballroom and Latin music to keep you dancing all night long With guest vocals from Canadas finest swing singer John Labelle direct from the ballroom of the Queen…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 862500
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05
DEC
Classic Cuts: Featuring Retro
Cameo, Preston

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

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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05
DEC
Jack and The Beanstalk
St. Helens Theatre Royal

£49.00 ‐ Family 2adults & 2children£13.00 ‐ Concession£12.00 ‐ ChildSome pricestimes vary for some dates Jack and the Beanstalk tells the rags to riches story of a boy who sells the family's cow for a handful of beans getting him into a…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756333
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05
DEC
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 05 December 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…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
DEC
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

TEL:
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06
DEC
The Dylan Project
The Citadel

Veteran rocker Steve Gibbons in the company of Fairport Convention's legendary rhythm section and PJ Wright's pedal steel and slide guitars create an evening of Bob's songs artfully arranged and played by world‐class musicians.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
DEC
Magic of Motown
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Get ready for the smash hit concert show from the States.Here it comes authentically recreating the harmonies slick moves stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.Its on its…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
DEC
The DAPA Cabaret Selection Box
Darwen Library Theatre

Families and children will love The DAPA Cabaret Selection Box live at Darwen Library Theatre on the Saturday 06 December 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. For a list of ticket prices to watch The DAPA Cabaret Selection Box live at Darwen Library…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

06
DEC
The Lancashire Hotpots
53 Degrees

The Lancashire Hotpots at 53 Degrees in Preston on Saturday 06 December 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
The Magic of Motown
Pyramid and Parr Hall

The Magic of Motown at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Saturday 06 December 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: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
Combichrist
53 Degrees

Combichrist at 53 Degrees in Preston on Wednesday 10 December 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 Viagogo…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
Snow White Pantomime
King George's Hall

Snow White Pantomime at King George&039;s Hall live Pantomime on Wednesday 10 December 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. To compare ticket prices for the Snow White Pantomime event at King George&039;s Hall see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
DEC
Babes In The Wood (Evening Performances)
The Citadel

A talented non‐professional cast from the local community perform Babes In The Wood a pantomime first performed at The Citadel nee Theatre Royal in the 1880s.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
DEC
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Darwen Library Theatre

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Darwen Library Theatre on the Friday 12 December 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Beauty and the Beast Pantomime live at Darwen Library Theatre see our list of ticket comparison…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
DEC
Katherine Ryan
53 Degrees

Katherine has appeared as a guest on numerous panel shows including 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS she is also due to appear on Q.I. later in the year. She also…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

13
DEC
Babes In The Wood (Matinee Performances)
The Citadel

A talented non‐professional cast from the local community perform Babes In The Wood a pantomime first performed at The Citadel nee Theatre Royal in the 1880s.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
DEC
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show appears live in Blackburn Lancashire at King George&039;s Hall on Wednesday 17 December 2014. For ticket prices to watch Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall see the list of tickets available for Afternoon Variety Show.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
DEC
Deaf Havana
King George's Hall

Deaf Havana is an English rock group formed in 2005 at an English college by sheer coincidence after fellow students began playing together. After a time the group began touring non stop in an…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
DEC
Starsailor
Parr Hall

Starsailor at Parr Hall in Warrington on Thursday 18 December 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 comparison service. …

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
DEC
The Psychedelic Warlords (Ex Hawkwind)
The Citadel

The Psychedelic Warlords mark the 40th anniversary of two iconic Hawkwind albums at this special concert. The band will perform classic tracks such as The Widowmaker Ejection and You Better Believe It. Ghengis Grimes provides support. Please note Under 18's must be…

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.