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

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APR
Sean Lock
Chorley Little Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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APR
The Shires
King George's Hall

The Shires at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 28 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Shires live in the…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
APR
Sally Morgan
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Fresh from her new TV series on Living TV Britains best loved celebrity psychic returns following her sell‐out show here in February.Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people and is…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
APR
Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
MAY
Lancashire Wedding Showcase
Haigh Hall

See some of the North Wests best entertainers live on stage at one of the most beautiful stately homes in the north west of England. Haigh Hall plays host to dozens of incredible events every year.One of which being the Ntertain Wedding…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
MAY
Otis Grand
The Citadel

Otis Grand knows the Blues from down‐home Texas or Rockin' R&B to West Coast Jump to the classic sounds of 60's Chicago blues.His reputation for being one of the most authentic exponents of classic electric blues guitar is well documented and further…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
MAY
Alan Carr
Preston Guildhall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
MAY
Ska Face
The Citadel

Formed from the desire to return to the classic sounds of their youth Ska Face contains ten individual members with a combined age of over 450 years between them. Old enough to know better but young and foolish enough to attempt to…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAY
"Ladies Night with the X-Men" Bank Holiday Special
Cameo, Preston

Join us Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May as we do Ladies Night9:00pm ‐ Open with 50 off all drinks before 11:00pm10:00pm ‐ Show time with X‐Men Strip Show11:00pm ‐ Party the night away until 4:00am to the best Chart RnB Pop &…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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03
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary stem 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 only.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01257 265003
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03
MAY
Mike Harding Evening of Poetry
The Citadel

With a resume that reads folk singer and songwriter poet and playwright comedian and broadcaster fell‐walker and fly‐fisherman; it's hard to pigeon‐hole Mike Harding. Described by Billy Connolly as the funniest man in England and acknowledged as the Grandfather of Folk Mike's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAY
Witches of Eastwick
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are performing this fantastic musical from 6th ‐ 9th May 2015 at Prestons Charter Theatre under the directorship of Peter Taylor from our stunning 2012 production of Mack and Mabel and choreography by Lorna Cookson. This promises…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772721835/07989 832721
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09
MAY
"Boy Gets Girl"
Bolton Little Theatre

Theresas blind date with Tony seems to go well and she agrees to dinner. She has a successful career in New York and it is easier for her to commit to work than another person. But when flowers arrive every day and…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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09
MAY
Extreme stunt Show
DW Stadium

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying You'll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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09
MAY
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

14
MAY
Breabach
The Citadel

Ever since launching their career as winners of an Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 Breabach's star has been steeply on the rise an ascent that continues with the release of their fourth album rlar. They are often described as…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
MAY
Sound of Simon
The Citadel

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. All The Hits 1957‐1987 is the brand new show that does exactly was it says on the tin.From Hey Schoolgirl released in 1957 when they were known…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
MAY
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 16 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Classics The Halle live…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
MAY
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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22
MAY
Peatbog Faeries
The Citadel

All the way from the Isle of Skye the Peatbog Faeries have taken celtic dance music into the 21st century. This legendary band incorporates many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for 2 rooms of entertainment Party hard in Cameo or groove along to the classics in our Retro Room Vinyl.If thats not enough then you have the chilled out feel of the Lounge where we have our…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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23
MAY
Jon Ronson
The Citadel

Have you ever made a joke on Twitter that accidently came out wrong and as a consequence you have been torn apart by a crazy mob Have you ever been part of a crazy mob tearing someone apart for telling a joke…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
MAY
Quincey's Soul Night
Cameo, Preston

Were back for more. Bigger and better than before Quinceys Soul Night brings you a decadent night of soulful music for a classy and discerning crowd.Featuring:‐ Rick Starr ‐ Specialist DJ in Soul RnB Reggae Urban Music Genresand our…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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24
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 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 only.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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24
MAY
The Journey Home
The Citadel

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting. Travelling through storms busy shipping lanes and across oceans he picks up some exciting friends along the way. Meet all the animals on their…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
MAY
DAVID SEDARIS Summer 2015 Tour
Venues across the UK

STAR OF BBC RADIO 4 AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR spell‐bindinga master at work' HERALD America's best‐selling literary funnyman David Sedaris has announced a full UK and Ireland book tour. The 17‐date run starts in Cork Ireland on May…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01273 709709
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30
MAY
The Doors Alive
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960s rock gods The Doors in the world today. The band re‐create the sound look…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
MAY
U2 2
Henighans bottom Bull

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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04
JUN
Fairport Convention
The Citadel

Hailed as the originators of British folk‐rock music Fairport Convention remains one of the most entertaining bands on todays concert circuit. Their sell‐out gigs always attract critical acclaim and delight audiences. Fairport has a vast…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Larry Garner and Norman Beaker Band
The Citadel

Don't miss an extra special concert uniting blues stars from either side of the Atlantic. Louisiana born Larry Garner joins forces with British blues veteran Norman Beaker for a night of electric blues music. Larry was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana where…

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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