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

18
AUG
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Night and Dinner i
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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20
AUG
Open Garden for Cats Protection Charity
Maureen's Open Garden

Garden open for viewing Sunday afternoon to raise money for the charity Cats Protection a National Garden Scheme 2018 venue.19 Cumberland Avenue Leyland PR25 1BE.Admission £2 donated to Cats Protection Preston children free. Pay at the gate.Maureen DugganAll details on website: http:maureenduggan.wordpress.com…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 423068
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20
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Hoghton Tower

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
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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27
AUG
Summer 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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30
AUG
Goalkeeping Academy Training Camp
Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre

Fred Barber Elite Goalkeeping Academy in partnership with Select Soccer Coaching would like to invite talented young Goalkeepers to be trained by the Pros.Goalkeepers will participate in a full days training camp delivered by legendary Goalkeeping coach Fred Barber and his team…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07736 354637
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08
SEP
The 39 Steps - 8:00pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family.Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
SEP
Altrincham Casefile: Mystery of the StarEaters
Altrincham Town Centre

12 SECRET LOCATIONS across Altrincham will be taking part in this live adventure mystery game. Piece together the trail question real witnesses and solve ingenious puzzles.Casefile: The Mystery of the Star‐Eaters is a one‐day event where you play as a consulting detective…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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09
SEP
The 39 Steps - 2:30pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
SEP
The 39 Steps - 7:30pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
SEP
The 39 Steps - 3:00pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
World Stars Of Magic
Epstein Theatre

WORLD STARS OF MAGIC IS AN EXCITING AND FAST MOVING FAMILY SHOW FEATURING SOME OF THE WORLDS GREATEST MAGICIANS.Inlcuding Las Vegas Headliners NICK LEWIN and ARMANDO LUCERO The UKs top TV Trickster PAUL ZENON incredible mindreader MARC PAUL the comedy magic of…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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16
SEP
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester UK the hometown of The Smiths. After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
SEP
Our Rita
Epstein Theatre

OUR RITAS BRINGS YOU AN AMAZING ALL‐STAR NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING FIVE OF THE BEST NAMES IN LIVE STAND‐UP...Already confirmed in this brilliant line‐up is; Joe Lycett Live at the Apollo 8 Out of 10 Cats Celebrity Juice Never Mind the Buzzcocks…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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21
SEP
Last Train To Auschwitz
Epstein Theatre

Last train to Auschwitz tells the story of a group of womens journey into hell. Their final destination is the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz.A place where dreams die first and nightmares become a reality. Every day is a fight for survival but…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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22
SEP
Fawlty Towers Comedy Night and Interactive Dinner
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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23
SEP
Martin Stephenson
The Citadel

MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UKs best‐loved musicians for 30 years.New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees the band hes intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
SEP
Goblin's Peter and the Wolf
The Citadel

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas...Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises.Featuring animal antics of singing birds…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
SEP
Abandoman Life And Rhymes
Epstein Theatre

The year is 1993. After destroying rural Irelands talent show circuit hip‐hop improvisers Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame. This is their access‐all‐areas story: the highs lows and a cast of charactersthat changes every night.This is your chance to…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
SEP
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Brindley Theatre

Another First For The BrindleyPlays are often described as being iconic and none fits that description better than Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf which is due to be performed at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn in September.This ground‐breaking work was…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01519 078360
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30
SEP
Seyes
The Citadel

Described in Classic Rock Magazine as Britains premier Yes tribute band 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…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
OCT
Jerry Shadowitz
Epstein Theatre

With his unique combination of comedy absolute hatred and card tricks every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about YOURSELF as he bangs on about some pish or other. Last week it was something about cutting up eyeballs for baby…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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06
OCT
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

A female guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a great voice but girls dont play guitar like that Wisely ignoring the comments she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
OCT
Darkside Performing Pink Floyd Show
Epstein Theatre

Seven musicians will deliver with empathy and passion a brand new show with tracks from the massive back‐catalogue of Pink Floyd from the early magical days of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett through to later iconic albums renowned for their complex structures…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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07
OCT
Led Into Zeppelin
The Citadel

Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UKs leading tribute bands. The four‐piece recreate Led Zeppelins back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
OCT
Bootleg Blondie
The Citadel

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City before its demise in 2006. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave where…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
OCT
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
The Citadel

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as Bend Me Shape Me Hello Suzy If Paradise is Half As Nice are internationally remembered…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
OCT
Comedy Stars!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

This show features Britains Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill inspirational Canadian Tanya Lee Davis Leaves you feeling breathless and wanting more Time Out with BBC New comedy award finalist Lauren Pattison and Pete Phillipson Your MC is Raymond Mearns. Doors open 7.30pm.Tickets…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 685500
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21
OCT
The Enid
The Citadel

After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre‐busting music. Fusing rock symphonic electronic and choral elements there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journeys End trilogy The Enid enter…

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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