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

11
FEB
Cast
The Citadel

Liverpool band Cast were one of the major success stories of the 90s Britpop phenomenon combining strong songwriting skills with some of the best melodies of the era. Cast initially formed in 1992 led by…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
FEB
Warrington Maker & The Flea Market
Warrington

Warrington Maker & The Flea Market will take place on Thurs 11th ‐ Sat 13th February open from 10am ‐ 4pm inside the indoor market WA1 2EN.A Valentines SpecialExpect a treasure trove of items from scrumptious artisan food vintage items and…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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12
FEB
Gandeys...Your Circus Awakens!
Gandeys Big Top

From a galaxy far far away comes circus thats out of this worldLIVERPOOLS own circus is back this February half term with an out of this world hilarious new show on Speke Hall Road opposite Dobbies Garden Centre L24 9HQ from the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08432 080500
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13
FEB
The Enid
The Citadel

Classic Rock Magazine described them as Powerful emotive cinematic mesmerising and ultimately wonderful and Raw Ramp Magazine says they are Provocative dramatic and incredibly inspiring. The Enid have received a succession of praise for their work in the last year. Founder Robert…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
FEB
'Animal Rescue' a workshop with Ann Scott from Pat
tottington library

A workshop with Ann Scott from Patrick GeorgeNominated for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016This workshop is being run at Tottington Library on Tuesday February 16th 11am‐11.50amDuring February HALF TERM WEEKFor ages 4‐8 £3 per childMake shiny animal rescue badgeswatch as…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01612 536652
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19
FEB
Live/Wire The AC/DC Show
The Citadel

LiveWire is The ACDC Tribute show. The unique six man tribute to rock musics greatest band ACDC complete with cannons a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock n Roll.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
FEB
The Red Shoes (A Tribute to Kate Bush)
The Citadel

Featuring many of the hits from the catalogue of Kate Bush plus some of the classic album numbers that her fans love.The Red Shoes is made up of 5 hugely talented performers who recreate many of the songs both musically and visually.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
FEB
MANCHESTER RECORD FAIR
George Carnall Leisure Centre

This is a major UK Record Fair and promoted by the main organiser in the business. VIP Record Fairs will present traders from all over the UK. Visitors will be browsing through vinyl and cds from Prog Rock Punk Rock Hard Rock…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01162 752815
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21
FEB
Puss In Boots
The Citadel

Lyngo Theatre presents PUSS IN BOOTSWould you trust a talking cat You never know he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
FEB
Martin Turner plays the music of Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Martin Turner the definitive voice creative force and founding member of the British rock legends continues to perform the bands best loved works.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
FEB
The Lancashire Hotpots
The Citadel

The local lads return for another fun filled night of music and laughter. Expect to hear all your old favourites such as Chippy Tea Shopmobility Scooter as well as some future favourites.Early booking recommended.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
FEB
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
Pyramid Arts Centre

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01925 442345
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27
FEB
Collabro
King George's Hall

Collabro at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 27 February 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Collabro live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
Lancashire Traditional $ Vintage ?wedding Fair
Darwen Golf Club Ltd

You are Invited to view our WEDDING FAIR Darwen Golf Club entertainment throughout the day Over 20 stands New 2016 Bridal CollectionsRefreshments from the bar A venue with a big heart Darwen Golf Club can accommodate wedding from 50 to 150 seated…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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28
FEB
Lecture: Healing on the Spiritual Path
Liverpool Allerton Back Clinic,

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: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 967064
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10
MAR
An Evening With Hazel O'Connor
The Citadel

Award‐winning singer songwriter Hazel OConnor is back. Joined here by Clare Hirst Bellestars Communards David Bowie on sax and Sarah Fisher Eurythmics on keyboards the superb blend of the three voices and musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
MAR
T'Pau
The Citadel

One of the most successful bands of the 80s perform their biggest hits. You can expect to hear classics such as China in Your Hand Heart and Soul and Valentine Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
MAR
Rob Falsini
The Citadel

Rob Falsini shot to prominence after a video shot of him singing Snow Patrols Chasing Cars while busking in Covent Garden went viral. His videos have been viewed by millions of people from all around the world turning Rob into one of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
MAR
Paul Carrack
Preston Guildhall

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Jason Donovan
King George's Hall

Jason Donovan at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 15 March 2016. 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: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAR
The Country Superstars Experience
The Brindley Theatre

This show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 22 years and is Europes Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country ‐ Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02085 916920
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19
MAR
Henry Priestman and the Men of a Certain Age
The Citadel

After over 37 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman having not sung since 1981 reinvented himself as a singer‐songwriter and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
MAR
U2 2 at The Citadel
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 will be returning to The Citadel in March. This will be the bands only live date in this area.U2 2 have been on the raod for 24 years making them the worlds longest running U2 show Formed as…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
MAR
U22 - U2 Tribute
The Citadel

U22 are the worlds longest running tribute to U2. Formed in 1992 the band were known as Achtung Baby for many years and over 23 years they have performed over 1000 times spanning three continents. Some of U2 2s past shows include…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
MAR
Ginger Wildheart
The Citadel

I am really thrilled to come back to The Citadel. Not just because its just around the corner to my house although thats dead handy but Ill be playing fully electric for the first time with my mates Chris Catalyst Jase Edwards…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
APR
Bardolph's Box
The Citadel

It can be a bit tricky being one of Shakespeares characters. But with your help Bardolph and his extraordinary box should be able to help them out Up The Road and Unity Theatre present an energised introduction to Shakespeares stories for 8‐12…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
APR
Lancashire Traditional &Vintage wedding Fair by Rc
Preston masonic hall

You are Invite to attend on Sunday 3 rd April 12 oclock .Preston city wedding Event 12.30 Welcome with Matt Philips wedding singer 1.30 Catwalk by the Bridal House .showing Alexa .Amanda Wyatt DH True Bride and Harbridge2.30 entertainment Showcase with Matt…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07538 425283
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05
APR
Rick Astley
Parr Hall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
APR
Lullaby Lane
The Citadel

Join Katie as she returns to her childhood home on Lullaby Lane in search of forgotten friends much‐loved toys and the special gift of music‐making her dad gave her. As Katies childhood memories come to life we meet her neighbours who lived…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
APR
Heather Findlay Band
The Citadel

Former Mostly Autumn front woman of 13 years Heather Findlay has again put together an enticing cast of playmates to join her in touring the much anticipated project Mantra Vega album The Illusions Reckoning set for release January 2016. The 2016 Heather…

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.