What's on - Wigan

January 2020

Love is a Rebellious Bird

Curators Al and Al unite artists from across the region for the next exhibition at ‘The Fire Within’. Four new sections will be open to the public under the theme ‘Love is a Rebellious Bird’, which brings together activists, poets and artists from across the region to share new perspectives on the world. Come and explore the borough’s impressive history, art and culture.

Jack & The Beanstalk

Once upon a time, there lived a widow woman and her son, Jack. Jack helped his mother with the chores – chopping the wood, weeding the garden and milking the cow. But despite all their hard work, Jack and his mother didn’t have a bean, barely enough money to keep themselves fed.

They decided they had to sell their cow, a deal that Jack got horribly wrong. He gets the chance to make things right when he ascends the largest beanstalk in panto land and risks the wrath of a very scary giant. Fee Fi Fo Fum, come along and have some fun!

  • Thursday 9th January 2020 – Saturday 25th January 2020: Evenings: 7.30pm and Matinees: 2.15pm (11th / 12th / 18th / 19th)
  • Wigan Little Theatre, Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 3SL
  • Tickets: First Wednesday & Thursday £10, Monday's £10, other nights £12 (Full) /£12 (Concessions). No concessions on the last Saturday or during musicals. Online bookings subject to 60p per ticket charge
  • Book your tickets for Jack and The Beanstalk online (external link).


Join us for a day of free STEAM themed workshops at our second STEAMFest! We’ll be running all kinds of creative science and technology workshops all afternoon, alongside other artists, makers, and engineers from across the North West. This event is part of HACKcampUK. HACKcampUK is an innovative and exciting project designed to connect children to careers in engineering and to play a part in shaping change in a rapidly evolving world. The project is being delivered as part of the This Is Engineering programme and is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers.

  • Saturday 25th January 2020: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Wigan STEAM, The Galleries, Marsden Street, Wigan
  • Free event.

February 2020

Passing Strangers

"Fickle thing, memory", Malcolm discovers how true his words are when he takes his friend Clive to a singles’ evening. Clive, a hospital porter masquerading as a doctor, has just been left by his wife, while Malcolm is a confirmed bachelor and 'big in imports' - really a market stall trader.

In the deserted hotel bar, to the depressing soundtrack of the next-door ballroom, they meet two recent divorcees; upwardly-mobile Julie and cynical, defiant Liz.

Malcolm soon finds that life, like the evening, is full of surprises.

Boogie Bingo

Wigan Youth Zone are excited to bring Boogie Bingo to Wigan! The Event will be hosted in the DW Fitness Suite at DW Stadium, Wigan from 7pm.

The event has been proudly Sponsored by Lines Henry and all proceeds will be donated to Wigan Youth Zone.

Chinese New Year

Performers will parade from the Fire within to Market Place where a Dragon Dance will take place. Includes martial arts at the Grand Arcade and a lion dance and performance at the Museum of Wigan Life.

  • Saturday 1st February 2020: 11am – 2pm
  • Wigan Town centre
  • Free event

Luther - A Luther Vandross Celebration

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band.

Valentines Drive in Cinema – Pretty Woman

More than just a film. Listen to our very own Car Park DJ Deano playing all your favourite love songs. Quizzes, themed giveaways as well as a special free late-night opening of our Adventure Golf Course. Followed by a rom-com film classic on our 40’ x 20’ Screen along with digital ‘in car’ audio.

Evening includes:

Kitchen Courtyard shops open for food, drink and Valentine gifts

Special late night flood-lit free opening of the Woodland Adventure Golf

Snacks & drinks delivery service to your cars

Street food traders

DJ Deano broadcasting live into your car radio from our Car Park. Playing love songs, hosting competitions and Valentines giveaways!

The main Valentines feature is of course – Pretty Woman (119 mins).

One Night In Dublin

Join us for One Night in Dublin and be transported to Murphys Pub where house band The Wild Murphys will be perform great Irish songs by The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Fureys, The Saw Doctors and many more. Middi and his award-winning seven piece band are widely regarded as one of the best Irish bands in the UK, having played thousands of shows since starting back in 2005.

The Wild Murphys have played all over the UK and Ireland as well as Spain, Greece, Dubai, Germany and came third out of 38 bands competing for title of International Irish band of the Year back in 2010 in Las Vegas, while in 2018 they scooped the title of Best Irish act (UK) in the LUX global entertainment awards.

Twelfth Night

This is a classic Shakespeare comedy involving his favourite themes of love, twins, ambition, betrayal, deceit, cross-dressing (and cross garters). Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with comedy and stands the test of time. It is a firm favourite with actors and audiences alike. A tale of obsession, love and deceit with characters we all recognise.

  • Wednesday 26th February 2020 - Saturday 7th March 2020: 7:30pm
  • Wigan Little Theatre, Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 3SL
  • Tickets: First Wednesday & Thursday £10, Monday's £10, other nights £12 (Full) /£12 (Concessions). No concessions on the last Saturday or during musicals. Online bookings subject to 60p per ticket charge.
  • Book your tickets for Twelfth Night online (external link) or call the Box Office on 01942 242561.

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