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
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

21
APR
Absolute Bowie come to Warrington
Pyramid & Parr Hall

David Bowies evolving image has mesmerised fans since the early 70s and for the first time ever Absolute Bowie will take audiences on a trip that presents all his best‐loved personas in all their glory.Absolutely wicked. As one who was there watching…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01925 442345
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Absolute Bowie come to Parr Hall, Warrington
Pyramid Parr Hall

. Absolutely wicked. As one who was there watching Absolute Bowie put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that youll get. Enjoy.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01925 442345
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Lennon's Banjo
Epstein Theatre

The play is based on the 2012 novel Julias Banjo by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones and will mark the 60th anniversary of Julia Lennons death and the disappearance of the banjo she taught her son to play. Produced by Pulse…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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Planet Circus
DW Stadium

The worlds most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Globe of Death with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph this act has to be seen to be believed. Bonita with her hoola hoop sensation will amaze…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
St Joseph's Hall

This fabulous comedy AN IDEAL HUSBANDIs performed by Award winning St Josephs PlayersAMDRAM. They are now the longest running amateur dramaticSociety in the world. Entertaining generations of familiessince the 1800s…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01942 604603
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Definitely Oasis
The Citadel

The band regularly sell out top class venues across the UK and were recently the first ever tribute band to sell out Glasgows iconic Garage Venue quite an achievement when you consider only 3 years ago the band played there first gig…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Local Women In Business Bolton Networking Event
Last Drop Village

Announcing our Bolton Local women in business networking event taking place from 7:30pm on 27th April 2018 at the The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa BoltonGuest speaker Sam Flynn ‐ Social Media Trainer Speaker and Author giving valuable advice on the…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07769 355298
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Twinkle Twinkle (2:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day.But sometimes you have to learn how to find the music…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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Twinkle Twinkle (12:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day.But sometimes you have to learn how to find the music…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
MAY
Jadis
The Citadel

U.K Neo Progressive band Jadis eagerly head out to play live for the first time in 6 years .Band members Gary ChandlerStephen Christey and Andy Marlow are joined this time by Keyboard player Martin Orford who was a major part of the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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06
MAY
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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07
MAY
Shop 'n' Bop
Botany Bay

Join us this bank holiday for a day of shopping music and dancingPut your best foot forward at our Afternoon Swing Dance on Monday 7th May 12pm ‐ 4pm. Go back in time with the amazing A‐Train Swing and enjoy music from…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 261220
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08
MAY
Rock Icons
The Brindley Theatre

Rock Icons is an all new energetic live music show that will take you on a musical and visual journey through the eras and evolution of Rock and Classic Rock featuring the music from the worlds most iconic Bands such as Yes…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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09
MAY
Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Preston Guild Hall

Monty Python and the Holy Grail tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. Monty Pythons SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights flatulent Frenchman…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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11
MAY
Absolute Bowie come to Preston Guildhall
Preston Guild Hall

Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show 50 Years of Bowie; a musical journey through the iconic singers ever changing personas.. Absolutely wicked. As one who was there watching Absolute Bowie put me back there again. For anyone…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 804444
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12
MAY
Danny Bryant
The Citadel

The UKs National Blues Treasure Planet Rock Radio is coming to the Citadel to launch his highly anticipated new studio Album Revelation. With support from Canadas own Steve Hill. This will be a special night of Blues and Rock not to be…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

.SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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18
MAY
The Prince Experience
The Citadel

In 2016 we lost Prince one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time. It seemed that there was nothing this man couldnt do and because there was only one PRINCE there is only one Prince tribute band The…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
MAY
Nuclear Industrial Control Cybersecurity
Park Royal

. Protecting essential services and control systems networks are imperative and in many cases neglected in relation to embedded systems in modern architecture.The proliferation and advancement of operational technologies and the Internet of Things the convergence of IT and OT have enhanced…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2070 961754
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25
MAY
Limehouse Lizzy
The Citadel

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: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Club Tropicana - Preston's Biggest 80's Night!
Preston Guild Hall

. With music from ABC to ZZ top expect 6 hours of 80s heaven.9pm ‐ 3am. 6 hours of 80s heavenTICKETS: £5 each or 4 for £15 group bookingExpect to hear:Wham Duran Duran Frankie Goes To Hollywood Erasure …

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01179 450996
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27
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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27
MAY
Keepy Uppy (2:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

A silent pitch a still football.Footie strips shin pads shiny boots.A kick of the ball it flies it soars it scores .. GOALOur journey begins with grass stained knees Astro Turf and champions. Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love devotion…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAY
Keepy Uppy (11:30am Performance)
The Citadel

A silent pitch a still football.Footie strips shin pads shiny boots.A kick of the ball it flies it soars it scores .. GOALOur journey begins with grass stained knees Astro Turf and champions. Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love devotion…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
JUN
The Northern Franchise Exhibition
Eventcity

A major new report examining business growth in the UK reveals that the North West generated £165bn GVA Gross Value Added in 2016 a figure exceeded only by London and the South East. The research shows further potential for growth in the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02083 945294
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JUN
Sound Affects Music- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Ormskirk Civic Hall

We are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition for anyone aged 7‐17. The event will be split into two age categories 7‐12 and 13‐17. The aim of our competition is to encourage young budding musicians to perform either covers or their…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01695 580300
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JUN
Nuclear Asset Information Monitoring
Park Royal

. In an increasingly competitive energy market the nuclear sector is tasked with reducing asset life‐cycle costs and improving operational efficiency against a backdrop of an ever more complex operational environment and stringent licensing and regulatory requirements. It is mission critical to…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2070 961754
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JUL
Born To Win
St Helens Theatre Royal

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

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…

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…

J2

J2 Nightclub in Bolton, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01204 392391 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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