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The Old Courts

Wigan’s Newest Arts and Enterprise Hub

Opened in Late 2014 the Old Courts (officially Arts at the Mill CIC) is an Arts and Enterprise Centre based in the former Wigan Magistrates Court and Inland Revenue Offices on Crawford Street.

We are a centre promoting the very best in Arts and Entertainment Wigan and surrounding areas has to offer, with 3 Live Venues, Arts Space, Recording Studios and much more.

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December 2017

Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Friday, 15th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

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Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – Christmas Pantomime

Friday, 15th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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15th, 16th, and 17th
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! LAUGHTER! & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Family pantomime! Fun & frolics for everyone – Oh no it isn’t!!! Yes, it REALLY is!!! The Old Courts and Say Two Productions are all set for the opening of our first Christmas pantomime. You will be entertained by a cast of professional actors from ‘Say Two’ along with an amazing talented support cast hand picked from Wigan’s community old and young. The talented team of locals…

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U2-2

Friday, 15th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER | THE GRAND VAULT | DOORS 7:30PM | TICKETS £14 IN ADV // £15 OTD U2 2 are the world’s longest running tribute to U2. Formed by current members in 1992 under the name, ‘Achtung Baby’, the band have performed over 1300 shows, spanning three continents. Praised by Bono, U2’s staff and family members, they are the ‘real-deal’ when it comes to ‘look-a-like/sound-a-likes’. As seen on national TV across many countries, U2 2 have often been mistaken…

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FNL: The Dead Shores / Grassroots / Ste Ashcroft / Andy Stonier

Friday, 15th December @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Dead Shores, a Wigan-based four piece who write about mundane normality and translate it into poetic guitar wonder like an emphatic Half Man Half Biscuit. Grassroots provide main support for the night – although they cover many influences, a strong classic rock influence remains at their core. Acoustic support is provided by the tender vocals and honest and engaging delivery of Ste Ashcroft and Andy Stonier, both playing sets of quality original material and classic covers. Friday 15th Dec…

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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Saturday, 16th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

Free
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Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – Christmas Pantomime

Saturday, 16th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
15th, 16th, and 17th
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! LAUGHTER! & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Family pantomime! Fun & frolics for everyone – Oh no it isn’t!!! Yes, it REALLY is!!! The Old Courts and Say Two Productions are all set for the opening of our first Christmas pantomime. You will be entertained by a cast of professional actors from ‘Say Two’ along with an amazing talented support cast hand picked from Wigan’s community old and young. The talented team of locals…

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HEY PIXIES

Saturday, 16th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Hey Pixies are the UK’s most gigantic Pixies tribute band! Formed late 2015 in Manchester by four talented musicians who have each previously notched up many gigs with original and other cover bands. The guys (and gal) came together through their shared love of the Pixies. A few false starts later, the current line-up of Hey Pixies started intensive rehearsals. 6 months later the gigs started and were enthusiastically received. They quickly gained attention of promoters across the region and…

£8
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Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – Christmas Pantomime

Sunday, 17th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
15th, 16th, and 17th
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! LAUGHTER! & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Family pantomime! Fun & frolics for everyone – Oh no it isn’t!!! Yes, it REALLY is!!! The Old Courts and Say Two Productions are all set for the opening of our first Christmas pantomime. You will be entertained by a cast of professional actors from ‘Say Two’ along with an amazing talented support cast hand picked from Wigan’s community old and young. The talented team of locals…

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Slack Alice: Blues N Boogie

Thursday, 21st December @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER // DOORS OPEN 7.30PM TICKETS £10 ADVANCE // £12 ON THE DOOR BAILIFF BAR // THE OLD COURTS // WIGAN “That was Rock n Roll as it should be! Slack Alice are the best band I’ve seen for a very long time! They are up there with the very best! A great night” – Enough said – come along for a great Christmas BluesnBoogie special and enjoy!  

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MAD FRIDAY FESTIVAL

Friday, 22nd December @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Mad Friday Festival Eleven bands across two floors of The Old Courts. Energetic live performances from a variety of local up and coming bands, with styles ranging from electro to indie-rock and everything inbetween. Mad for it! BIG BAMBORA | SHALLOW WATERS | THE VELLYS | THE STETSONS ELECTRIC | STRAY WEATHER | JOE ASTLEY & THE BACK PAGES | HANS SHENANS | COLUMBIA | MANALISHI | CHASING TIDEAS | THE FOSSA DJ SETS | REVERBERATION | THE BAILIFF BAR…

£4
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Soul & Motown Night With The Funkside Band

Friday, 22nd December @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Friday 22nd December | The Court Room | Doors 7:30pm Tickets £10 We have a real Christmas treat for you this year. Following scores of requests we are delighted to welcome The Funkside band to The Victorian Courtroom for a festive knees up. This fantastic 6 piece band have an awesome repertoire of the very best Soul, Funk and Motown records and and contemporary classics that harbour the same groove. they journey through Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and…

£10
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January 2018

Tallula Vintage Does Wigan

Thursday, 4th January ,2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1st Thursday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in The Bailiff Bar for an evening of dressing up and getting festival ready with Tallula Vintage! Tallula Vintage is a small, family run business based at The Old Courts. They specialise in unique, one-off garments, accessories, retro style pieces and pre-owned and reworked customised fashion. Tallula pride themselves on being totally unique to any other vintage label and their electric collection of vintage clothing has been sourced and hand selected from all over the globe. There are…

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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Friday, 12th January ,2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Friday, 12th January ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Saturday, 13th January ,2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

Free
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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Friday, 19th January ,2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

Free
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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Saturday, 20th January ,2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

Free
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February 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Monday, 12th February ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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March 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Monday, 12th March ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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DR John Cooper Clarke

Tuesday, 13th March ,2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

he Old Courts are incredibly excited to announce the visit of the legend that is DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE. John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry…

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April 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Thursday, 12th April ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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May 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Saturday, 12th May ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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June 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Tuesday, 12th June ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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