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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.

October 2018

And May Your God Go With You – A Dark Comedy Starring Chris Boyle

Monday, 22nd October @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

‘AND MAY YOUR GOD GO WITH YOU…’ Andrew, a dysfunctional retired undertaker makes a series of discoveries which shake his suitcase and his world. ‘What’, he wonders, ‘would Dave Allen do?’ Comedy is a serious business but we could all learn from laughing at ourselves a little more. A brilliant one-man show written by Julie McKiernan and Chris Boyle, performed by Chris Boyle, directed by Martin Green. Stage times TBD Monday 22nd of October 2018 | The Theatre: Entrance 4…

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Aziz Ibrahim

Wednesday, 24th October @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

We’re delighted to welcome back Aziz Ibrahim to The Bailiff Bar. He is best known for his work as guitarist with Simply Red, Asia, Paul Weller, Donovan, and of course The Stone Roses and their former vocalist Ian Brown in whose band he regularly performed – both in the studio and live. The ‘Lord of the Strings’ will be performing his brilliant new show DesiGuitR. South Asian vibes with guitar wizardry. Not to be missed. Stage times: TBC 18 and…

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Ground Control

Friday, 26th October @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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26th & 27th Oct
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

NO adults allowed! An interactive mission for 7-12 year olds. You are Ground Control, and Futuretron is asking for your help. Here’s the situation: in 1974, a manned mission was sent into space to look for inhabitable planets. Now, in present day, the sensors aboard Shuttle X27-40 indicate that it may have found just such a planet. The three astronauts on board are about to be woken from their hypersleep, and they are going to need to know how to…

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Nick Sharatt’s Drawalong

Friday, 26th October @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts are delighted to welcome much loved children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to the Grand Vault. He’ll be showing you how he creates characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways to invent your own crazy creatures, and giving loads of top tips as your draw along with him. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on. Approximate Stage times: Nick’s show will begin at 1pm and last for around 75 minutes. Nick will spend time…

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Rendezvous In Bratislava

Friday, 26th October @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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26th & 27th Oct
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They’re the perfect double act: He’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is – they’ve never met. And he’s been dead for 37 years. A time travelling piece of musical theatre which traces real family connections across national, historical and political borders, celebrating the power of laughter in troubled times. Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of…

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Atomic Monster Halloween Ball

Friday, 26th October @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for a frighteningly good night of live music & Halloween craziness from local synth funk band Atomic Mons, brilliant indie-reggae hip-hop band Bud Sugar and newly formed mystery band The Goonies. Formed as a loving tribute to the joyous music of Nigerian Synth-Funk artist William Onyeabor, ATOMIC MONS are here to get you jumping and dancing to their up-beat up-tempo tunes. They’ll not just get you moving your feets and seats but somehow singing along to Mr Onyeabor’s…

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Ground Control

Saturday, 27th October @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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26th & 27th Oct
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

NO adults allowed! An interactive mission for 7-12 year olds. You are Ground Control, and Futuretron is asking for your help. Here’s the situation: in 1974, a manned mission was sent into space to look for inhabitable planets. Now, in present day, the sensors aboard Shuttle X27-40 indicate that it may have found just such a planet. The three astronauts on board are about to be woken from their hypersleep, and they are going to need to know how to…

£6.50
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Rendezvous In Bratislava

Saturday, 27th October @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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26th & 27th Oct
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They’re the perfect double act: He’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is – they’ve never met. And he’s been dead for 37 years. A time travelling piece of musical theatre which traces real family connections across national, historical and political borders, celebrating the power of laughter in troubled times. Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of…

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November 2018

Tallula Vintage Does Wigan

Thursday, 1st November @ 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 splendour of The Victorian Courtroom for the latest vintage extravaganza from Tallula Vintage. Browse the exquisite handmade items and accessories and an incredible range of vintage must-haves. There are lots of bargains to be had. The drinks will be flowing and music will be playing – fabulousness guaranteed! Every first Thursday of the month! www.theoldcourts.com | info@theoldcourts.com | 01942375859

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The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

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

We’re delighted to welcome The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars to play an intimate show in The Old Courts’ Theatre. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of one of the world’s most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the road to celebrate…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Thursday, 8th November @ 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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Mike Dennis – Rapping Violinist

Saturday, 10th November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The UK’s most explosive rapping, looping violinist is touring his new album, ‘Edge in Wordways’ in November 2018. Full dates are available at http://www.mikedennis.online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG6Yp35NTys Mike Dennis, hailed as Wales’ Bach meets Beastie Boys, is touring the UK and is ready to make you laugh and cry in rapid succession. With his unique combination of hip hop, rap and classical violin, he challenges the audience to open their minds and then have them blown to pieces. With fiercely passionate poetry meeting…

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Acoustic Roots – An Evening With Daniel Cainer

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

Smart, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, Daniel Cainer’s deeply moving tales about his family and observational comedy are a joy. Brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes you won’t forget. His songs and his music are for anyone who has wrestled with her home, their heritage and their heart…and is partial to bagels! A regular performer in USA as well as the UK, Daniel is a sell-out favourite of the Edinburgh Festival, and we are delighted to…

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The Christians

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

THE CHRISTIANS took the British pop charts by storm in the late 80s/early 90s When they had hits with no less than 7 hit singles from their multi platinum selling debut album of the same name (THE CHRISTIANS). Hits such as Ideal World, Born Again, Hooverville, When The Fingers Point were shortly followed by number one selling album COLOUR (including the haunting song ‘words’ and ‘Greenbank Drive’) which knocked Phil Collins off the top spot in 1990 .. Their version…

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December 2018

Tallula Vintage Does Wigan

Thursday, 6th December @ 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 splendour of The Victorian Courtroom for the latest vintage extravaganza from Tallula Vintage. Browse the exquisite handmade items and accessories and an incredible range of vintage must-haves. There are lots of bargains to be had. The drinks will be flowing and music will be playing – fabulousness guaranteed! Every first Thursday of the month! www.theoldcourts.com | info@theoldcourts.com | 01942375859

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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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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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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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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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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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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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