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

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Wedding Fair
Preston masonic hall

The Preston City Wedding Fashion & Beauty Vintage FairPreston Masonic Hall.PR1 2QU parking off Walker st.A Ladies Day......Bridal ‐‐BEAUTY .31st August.2014 12 pm Melissa Marie Bridal Wear Mawdesley£1 ENTRY FREE TICKET TO WIN £100 voucher from Vintage Lane to spend towards…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07538 425283
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Elite Student Showcase 19
Darwen Library Theatre

Families and children will love Elite Student Showcase 19 live at Darwen Library Theatre on the Sunday 31 August 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. For a list of ticket prices to watch Elite Student Showcase 19 live at Darwen Library Theatre see…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

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Danny Bryant
Citadel Arts Centre

Europe's leading Blues & Rock publication Classic Rock Blues recently called Danny a National Blues Treasure a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn. Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade yet still only 32…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Twelfth Night or What You Will
Calderstones Park

Supported by Stephen Fry Sir Ian McKellen and the RSC Liverpools award winning PurpleCoat Productions bring Shakespeares Twelfth Night on a whistlestop tour of the UK and Ireland.Playing in 6 cities across 6 nights Twelfth Night is Shakespeares most bittersweet comedy; a…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 245000
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Back To Broadway
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Back To Broadway will be performing live Musicals at Pyramid and Parr Hall on the Friday 05 September 2014 in Warrington Cheshire. Buy tickets for Back To Broadway online.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Hang the DJ with Special Guest DJ Mike Joyce
The Citadel

Our new alternative club moves to third base as Mike Joyce of legendary 80s band The Smiths takes to the decks. Mike will be supported by local band Titors Insignia and there will also be a set from regular house DJ Jack…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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The Comedy Club Lancashire
The 180 Club

The Comedy Club Lancashire at The 180 Club Leigh on Saturday 6th September. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Tony SimpsonTony Simpson was Brilliant BBC Radio YorkTony is full of energy and improvisation a strong compere who can…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01942 672800
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Brass in Concert
Darwen Library Theatre

Brass in Concert at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen on Saturday 06 September 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. Let us…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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PRESTON WEDDING FAIR
Beeston Manor Country Hotel

Beeston Manor is without doubt one of Lancashires finest wedding venues situated within a beautiful rural setting on the edge of the Ribble Valley. It is an exclusive use wedding venue and therefore highly sought after. Our wedding fair features many of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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Worsley Park Wedding Fayre
Marriott Worsley Park

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers at one of our wedding fayres They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have two stunning catwalk shows showing…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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Sing Along Songs of Wartime
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Sing Along Songs of Wartime at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Wednesday 10 September 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: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show
King George's Hall

Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 12 September 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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September Steamings 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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The Grand Opening: Hollyoaks Danny Mac
Cameo, Preston

On Saturday 13th September 2014 Cameo and Vinyl welcomes a new twin scene clubbing experience in the heart of Preston. The hotly anticipated launch of the venue which has undergone a two hundred and fifty thousand pound refurbishment will open its doors…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Social Welcome Party with Celebrity Big Brother's
Cameo, Preston

Its a massive welcome to the Freshers of 2014 to give them a taste of what we do here at SOCIAL the Official UCLAN Monday NightWith guest appearance from former hairdresser Ricci Guarnaccio hes been the star of reality shows Geordie Shore…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at Pyramid and Parr Hall live on Sunday 14 September 2014 in Warrington Cheshire. For tickets to see Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at Pyramid and Parr Hall see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Social Mondays: Freshers Ball
Cameo, Preston

Join us for the biggest night Freshers 2014Capacity by 11:00pm every yearDoors open 8:00pmOfficial UCLAN Monday NightPart of the UCLAN Freshers Experience PassJoin us for the first proper night of freshers and experience why Mondays are the biggest and best student night…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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World of Wine Course
Holiday Inn, Preston

The 8‐week World of Wine Course is a practical introduction to the world of wine designed for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more. No previous experience required and the emphasis is on learning by tasting different varieties of…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01253 301934
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Aspects of Love
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are delighted to be performing The North West Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webbers stunning internationally acclaimed award winning musical Aspects of Love in this our Diamond Celebration Year.Famous songs include Seeing Is Believing I Want to be the…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 447714
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FREE taster session at the Warrington Rock Choir
Broomfields Junior School

The Warrington Rock Choir is led by choir leader Kathryn Davies. People who have already joined the choir who hail from Warrington and further afield in Cheshire often have never sung before or had any vocal tuition. Once you join the choir…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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The Searchers
Darwen Library Theatre

Formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s 'The Searchers' grew out of the 'Mersey beat' era and emerged into mainstream popularity alongside the likes of 'The Beatles' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'. They are known…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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FREE taster session at the Liverpool (Allerton) Ro
Liverpool Hope University

The Liverpool Rock Choir is led by local musician Anthony Seaman. Over the past few years Rock Choir has entered British peoples hearts with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and commitment to community singing in towns like Liverpool.…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Dave Spikey
Darwen Library Theatre

Daves hilarious new show examines many more situations in life where words really dont come easy . These include tongue‐tied parents explaining the facts of life ridiculous newspaper stories poems …

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up
Darwen Library Theatre

Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up will be performing live Comedy at Darwen Library Theatre on the Thursday 18 September 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. Buy tickets for Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up online.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Classic Cuts: Featuring DJ Mark Freejack and Baby
Cameo, Preston

Join 97.4 Rock FMs DJ Mark Freejack as he brings the club version of his hit Sunday Radio Show Classic Cuts to Cameo.Performing live on the night will be Baby D best known for their UK 1 single Let Me Be Your…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Macdonald Kilhey Court, Ntertain Event and Wedding
Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel

Imagine a top quality variety show combined with a wedding fayre giving you a great night out and chance to try your entertainment before you buy.Venue DescriptionLocated just 10 minutes drive from the M6 and M61 motorways and within easy reach of…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01942 530503
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Toast - A Tribute To Oasis
Citadel Arts Centre

One of the original Oasis Tribute Bands along with Scottish outfit No Way Sis Warrington‐based TOAST formed in 1994 and quickly rose to prominence by playing a host of sell‐out shows throughout Northern England receiving rave reviews from die‐hard Oasis fans and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Martin Stephenson
Darwen Library Theatre

Martin Stephenson appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 19 September 2014. For ticket prices to watch Martin Stephenson at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Martin Stephenson.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Aynsley Lister
The Citadel

Aynsley Lister's brand of blues‐based rock stems from explosive natural ability and fiery emotionally charged compositions that result in contemporary song writing that's fuelled with sheer heart and soul.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Jack Daniel's Birthday
Squires, Preston

Join us this Saturday for our big Jack Daniels birthday celebration Music lights and JD... What more do you needAnd why not streamline your experience by ordering your JD via the UKCN app Visit: http:app.ukcn.com for more information.Squires: Join DJ Shaggy as…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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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.