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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.

December 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Wednesday, 12th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Thursday, 13th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Thursday, 13th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Thursday, 13th December @ 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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Wigan Open Exhibition

Friday, 14th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Friday, 14th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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True Gold – Spandau Ballet Tribute

Friday, 14th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

True Gold are the ‘official’ Spandau Ballet tribute band having received praise from none other than Spandau’s very own Gary Kemp, Steve Norman & Tony Hadley! True Gold have performed twice with Tony, the second time coming in 2014 when Lee & Tony sang together on BBC’s The One Show. As Gary Kemp once said after seeing a photo of True Gold performing “Double Take! Is that Tony up there?” Over 14 with an adult Stage times and support acts…

£10
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Wigan Open Exhibition

Saturday, 15th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Saturday, 15th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Northern Soul & Motown Night

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

Get out on the floor for the last round up of the year! DJ Deano and crew will be turning your heartbeat up – bringing you the very best classic Northern Soul and Motown from the opening beat to the last minute! This month will also feature a live 8 piece band The Groove Hustlers playing all the Soul/Motown classics. Always a great atmosphere and crowd: Dance, Dance, Dance! 18 and Over. Stage Times: Doors open 7.30pm. DJ Deano playing…

£4
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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 16th December @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday is back. Bad Grandad once again brings you a selection of the best regional folk, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! Approx. Stage Times TBA 18 and above only Sunday 16th of December 2018 | The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | Bailiff Bar open from 12:00pm | Free Even

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Sunday, 16th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Meet-up for creatives!

Tuesday, 18th December @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Creatives! Meet your fellow creatives at this casual meet-up. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the company of like-minded, local people. After the success of our first artists meet-up, we just have to do it agin. Wigan is a hotbed for creativity at the moment – let’s talk to each other about it! All disciplines are welcomed. Art, design, craft, performance, dance, theatre, animation, illustration, outsider art, music, ceramics, folk art, graffiti, screen writing, painting, assemblage, moving image, applied arts, land…

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FILM: Northern Soul

Thursday, 20th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

‘Northern Soul’ is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s which changed a generation.It tells the tale of a nightclub based movement which developed in Northern England . The film is an authentic and uplifting account of two young boys whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production lin , they dream of going to America to discover…

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MAD FRIDAY FEST

Friday, 21st December @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Mad Friday festival is back – come down and join us in the Grand Vault for another fantastic line up featuring energetic live performances from local up and coming bands, including: Bethlehem Casuals, Joe Astley & The Back Pages, Neptune Valley, Pink Shirts For Pale People, The Lathums, Polar Tide and Island Dam… Over 14 with an adult Approximate Stage Times: 6:45pm – 7:15pm Island Dam 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Polar Tide 8:15pm – 8:45pm – The Lathums 9:00pm –…

£5
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The Ariana Experience

Saturday, 22nd December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

For ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY, The Ariana Experience is coming to Wigan. ** FREE MEET + GREET– ARIANA WILL MEET EVERY AUDIENCE MEMBER ** Officially named, the UK’s NUMBER ONE Official Tribute to Ariana Grande. The Ariana Experience is a big hit with everyone from adults, families and younger adults & children, a real crowd pleasing all round entertaining act. You will be amazed how good this tribute show is! You will be surprised how many songs you will be singing…

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A Chonkinfeckle Christmas in The Bailiff Bar

Sunday, 23rd December @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for live music with a festive feel from local lads and Wigan favourites – Chonkinfeckle! 2014 saw Chonkinfeckle team up with Wigan Athletic to promote their FA Cup and Championship play-off campaign. Even recruiting Latics chairman Dave Whelan to ‘play’ in the band video. Staying true to their Lancashire roots, most songs have a local lyrical theme, others are instrumental, but all are played on the Ukulele, Harmonica, Drums and Tub Bass! Approximate stage times: 8:00pm – 8:30pm…

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The Something New Show

Thursday, 27th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Something New Show returns for 2018’s last outing. Send of the year with our fantastic guests, bellow into our open mic and guffaw with Casino Improv. Guests to be confirmed and free entry as always! 18 and Over only Thursday 27th of December 2018 | The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | The Bailiff Bar is open from 12:00pm | Free Event

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY with NOT THE ROLLING STONES

Monday, 31st December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

2018 draws to a close. It’s been an eventful year all round and what better way to see it out than with a right old knees up! ‘Not The Rolling Stones’ are simply an outrageously great tribute to the biggest and best band in the world. They bring the sound and attitude of The Rolling Stones and take you on a journey through the music we love so much. With a totally mind blowing Mick Jagger doppelganger, the band will…

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January 2019

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Thursday, 10th January ,2019 @ 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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