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

03
DEC
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
select security stadium

When the audience become diners in the Faulty Towers restaurant and are served by Basil Sybil and Manuel pretty much anything can happen especially with two‐thirds of the show improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated then hurtles…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01519 078360
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03
DEC
Regression Sessions Manchester - XXX-Mas Shindig
Antwerp Mansion

XXXMAS SHINDIGThis year only the very naughty girls and boys get an invite to his XXXMas party. Say goodbye to the Bah Humbugs and join us for a very very crude Christmas at Antwerp Mansion.TICKETS NOW ON SALE.CONNECT WITH US:INSTAGRAM: instagram.comregressionsessionsSNAPCHAT: regressionseshTWITTER:…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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10
DEC
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for best in entertainment Party hard or groove along to the classics in Cameo.Cameo is an exciting new venue offering unrivaled levels of customer service. Indulge in a wonderful world of freshly made cocktails extraordinary spirits &…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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15
DEC
Brian May and Kerry Ellis
Preston Guildhall

ANTHEMS: The Concert is the live version of Anthems Kerry Elliss stunning hit debut album produced by and co‐starring Queen legend Brian May.Brian May says: Kerry Ellis is now acknowledged as a phenomenon equally at…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
DEC
Classic Rock Society presents: Touchstone
The Citadel

TOUCHSTONE are a five piece UK Progressive Rock band originally formed in 2003. The band has developed in many ways since the early days and morphed into the present line up with Adam Hodgson on guitars Moo on Bass Guitar Henry Rogers…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
DEC
Heart of Glass Presents: Kids Rave
The Citadel

Big Kids Little Kids Cardboard BoxScottee presents a morning rave for kids Balloon modeling face painting drag queens and bowls of cerealIts a morning knees up for children under 8Wear something colourfulFor more information or to book tickets over the phone please…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
DEC
Heart of Glass Presents: Scottee's Party Piece
The Citadel

Following Scottees sell out success at Citadel with Camp last Christmas he is backNow its your turn take to centre stage and share with us your party pieceWhether youre a champion gurner know how to cry milk can recite the periodic table…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
DEC
Lecture: Health & 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: 07599 209293
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21
DEC
The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza
Preston Guildhall

Due to overwhelming public demand and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the return of the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza for the second year running starring THE OSMONDS. This dazzling must‐see holiday…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 804444
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21
DEC
Jason Donovan
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Jason Donovan at Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington on Wednesday 21 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Jason Donovan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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31
DEC
New Year's Eve 2016 at Pesto
Pesto at the Dicconson Arms

Two fabulous leading ladies from Londons glittering West End will sing a range of musical hits opera classics as well as boogie‐woogie favourites to make this a wonderful evening.Tickets are just £60 per person and include a fabulous Pesto dinner entertainment and…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01257 252733
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31
DEC
New Year's Eve 2016 at Pesto Widnes
Pesto Widnes

Agnetha and Frida Diana Edwards & Sarah Fearnley who have over 16 years in the Tribute business sharing the stage with Kylie Cher & The Eagles amongst others.The celebrated vocalists will sing a range of ABBA favourites from Dancing Queen to…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01514 243729
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27
JAN
The Hexmen & The Extras
The Citadel

The Hexmen where founded by frontman vocalist and harmonica player George Hexman in the late 70s joining forces with major movers and shakers of the Liverpool music scene. Although they have always been known as a blues band the Hexmens material…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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28
JAN
Aladdinsane (UK's No.1 Bowie Tribute)
The Citadel

David Bowie the legend through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke into the 80s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane widely acclaimed as…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
FEB
Heart of Glass Presents: Laurence Clarke
The Citadel

Everybody seems to want their independence right now but be very careful what you wish for Laurence spins his tales of adolescence love and Harry Potter as he discovers that he doesnt have to be Superman and do everything by…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
FEB
Roxy Magic
The Citadel

Roxy Magic are a band of experienced and talented musicians who reproduce the diverse music and imagery of the hugely influential Roxy Music and pop icon Bryan Ferry. All the hits are performed with skill style and verve to deliver an exciting…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
FEB
The Stumble
The Citadel

A blistering mix of blues soul and old school R&B The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years. Festival favourites in every corner of the UK and Europe The…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
FEB
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Citadel

Doors Open at 2:00pm On Stage at 2:30pmJamie has one job: look after the sheep.If the wolf sneaks out from the forest he must shout and scream WOLF so that everyone from the village can come and chase the wolf away.Watching sheep…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
FEB
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

FREE County Brides FREE entry .Free advice on everything for your wedding.See the new 2017 collections of bridal wear with tne fabulous veil collections.ask our professionals their advice on all things wedding .Learn about wedding cakes how to order the right choices…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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17
FEB
Live/Wire The AC/DC Show
The Citadel

LiveWire is The ACDC 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.The ACDC story is over forty years in the making with…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
FEB
The Lancashire Hotpots
The Citadel

Local legends The Lancashire Hotpots kick off their 10th year of Hotpotting with another night of music and fun at The Citadel. Hotpot shows are always a sell‐out so early booking is recommended.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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19
FEB
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
The Citadel

One of the best loved classics for children comes to life literally. Crickets cats foxes and of course the world‐famous puppet will spring out of our collection of dusty old magic books while Patrick Lynch from CBeebies pulls all the strings and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
FEB
Who's Who
The Citadel

Formed in West London in 1996 Whos Who the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of The Who as the group…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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28
FEB
The Academies Event 2017: The future of state scho
AJ Bell Stadium

The Academies Event 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the education sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant high‐quality presentations. Throughout the Academies Event 2017 delegates…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +4401612 958150
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03
MAR
Black and Gold
The Citadel

This well‐drilled 10 piece soul outfit runs through a set list packed with classics from the Motown era mixed with contemporary gems and a few Northern Soul favourites thrown in for good measure. Their fast moving set list includes numbers by Otis…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
MAR
Sounds of Simon
The Citadel

As seen on BBC The One ShowThe Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson The Boxer The Sounds of Silence and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAR
Smaller Rooms presents: Jim Moray
The Citadel

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
MAR
Nearly Dan (The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan)
The Citadel

Less tribute and more homage Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dans approach is faithful though not reverential and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
MAR
Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes
The Citadel

Paul Lamb & the King Snakes are considered by aficionados as one of the best British blues bands. Known for his mastery of the harmonica Paul Lamb is a seasoned professional who has been in the business since the age of…

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.