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

22
OCT
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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22
OCT
Leo and Anto from The Saw Doctors
The Citadel

Saw Doctor Leo Moran and Waterboy Anthony Thistlethwaite have put together an intimate two hour acoustic show featuring stripped down unplugged versions of Saw Doctors hits such as Red Cortina Clare Island and Same Oul Town. Please note Under 18's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
OCT
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall live on Wednesday 22 October 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. For tickets to see Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
OCT
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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23
OCT
Keston Cobblers' Club
The Citadel

Keston Cobblers Club perform as part of the Smaller Rooms Project. Formed in 2009 the band make music incorporating banjo piano accordion guitar and mandolin that will make you dance until your shoes wear out.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
OCT
Hawkwind
53 Degrees

Hawkwind have delivered over forty years of mind expanding space rock First being launched back in 1969 inspired by a eclectic mix of anthem and experimental sounds science fiction and psychedelia Hawkwind quickly created a…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
OCT
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues‐rock and given her own mountain she doesnt strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it as if shes channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers …

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
OCT
Extreme stunt show
Racecourse

check out the monster action where our very own trucks Extreme and Lil Devil compete to prove theyre the best car crushing monsters in Europe. 2013 was a very busy year for these monsters. Performing at over 150 shows during…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08444 771000
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25
OCT
John Otway & Wild Willie Barrett
The Citadel

John Otway is an English singer‐songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring a surreal sense of humour and a self‐deprecating underdog persona. John is joined by his long‐term sidekick Wild Willy Barrett. Please note Under 18's must…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
OCT
Wizard Of Oz
St. Helens Theatre Royal

The West End welcomes Andrew Lloyd Webbers most recent musical The Wizard of Oz with open arms. Based on the 1939 film and 1900 novel of the same name The Wizard of Oz tells the…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
OCT
The South
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back Rotterdam Dont Marry Her Perfect 10 and Number One single A Little Time. Their greatest hits…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
The Subways
53 Degrees

The Subways at 53 Degrees in Preston on Saturday 25 October 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…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Hey Presto!
The Citadel

Peaceful Lion Productions present Hey Presto a brand new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen.Presto the cat is a very talented magician so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
OCT
Wedding Fair Spectacular
Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Town HallsMajestic Lancastrian Ballroom is Our Venue for this spectacular event .Bridal stage Show by Bridal Bliss of Blackburn Performing Wedding singers Sahara Rutherford and John GarrettFREE GLASS OF PERSECO£1 Entry FREE COUNTY BRIDES magFREE BRIDAL BOOKFREE TICKET TO WIN…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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27
OCT
Little Comets
53 Degrees

You know those cool guys from Little Comets right From their first single released in 2009 the british indie rock band Little Comets have come a long way. If you dont remember One Night in…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Milkshake 2
King George's Hall

Milkshake 2 at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Monday 27 October 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Milkshake 2 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

31
OCT
Dave Gorman
Charter Theatre

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
OCT
Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers
Darwen Library Theatre

Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers performs live at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen Lancashire on Friday 31 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Trevor Marriotts Serial Killers at Darwen Library Theatre now.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Merry Hell In: 'The Return of Merry Helloween'
The Citadel

Following the success of their 2013 event acclaimed north‐west band Merry Hell return to The Citadel for their third annual Halloween hoedown. Expect fancy dress face paint and a feast of powerful folk‐rock. In association with R2 RocknReel MPlease note Under 18's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
NOV
The Courteeners
King George's Hall

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 05 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Don…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Shane Filan
Albert Halls

‐ watch Shane Filan live at Albert Halls in Bolton Lancashire on the Thursday 06 November 2014. Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
The Stylistics
Pyramid and Parr Hall

After the Spinners and the OJays the Stylistics were the leading Philly soul group produced by acclaimed producer Thom Bell. Of all their peers the Stylistics were one of the smoothest and sweetest soul…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Tom Stade
King George's Hall

Canadian stand‐up comedian Tom Stade is a regular at the annual Edinburgh Festival and has also appeared on TV shows including Stand Up For The Week The World Stands Up and The Comedy Store. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
NOV
Pendragon
The Citadel

Pendragon one of the UK's leading Progressive Rock Bands perform a rare live UK date to launch their new album in the autumn of 2014.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
NOV
Retro Returns to Cameo
Cameo, Preston

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

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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07
NOV
Social Dance with the Strictly Dance Orchestra
Woolton Conservative club

A Passion For Dancing ‐ a Passion For Live MusicCome dancing and feel the thrill of dancing to live music from a fabulous 8 piece Strictly Dance Orchestra. Keeping you dancing all night long with a variety of Ballroom Latin and some…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 862500
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07
NOV
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 07 November 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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
NOV
Limehouse Lizzy
53 Degrees

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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
NOV
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world's first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself they are the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic StevieLindseyChristineJohnMick Rumours line‐up.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and…

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.