Foam Fest

Loading Events

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.

February 2019

The Something New Show

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

The Something New Show returns for a February dose. Casino Improv emerge from their designated cupboard to host a free evening of comedy, storytelling, poetry and improv. This month will feature: Roy, a compelling storyteller. Roy wanders his world and observes. He watches, reluctantly engages and recounts tales of ordinary and extraordinary inner-city madness. Where love snarls at fear and fear snarls right back. Red Redmond. Based in Manchester, Red Redmond is UK’s only openly non-binary comedian. Performing since 2008,…

Free
Find out more

Skeleton Key & Whispering Pines present: Peach Fuzz | Cut Glass Kings | ….

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

We’re excited to welcome 3 fantastic acts; Peach Fuzz, Cut Glass Kings and Marvin Powell to The Old Courts for the first time on this Wigan leg of their tour with Skeleton Key Records & Whispering Pines Collective. Over 14 with an Adult Stage Times TBD Friday 22nd of February 2019 | The Grand Vault: Entrance 3 | Doors and Bar open at 7:30pm Ticket Prices: £6.00 in advance / £8.00 on the door  

£6
Find out more

Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 24th February @ 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! 18 and over only Sunday 24th of February 2019 | The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | Bar opens at 12:00pm | Free Entrance

Free
Find out more

March 2019

Dirty Circus Album Launch

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

One of the Wigan music scene’s most notorious and successful bands are back and preparing for a hometown album launch gig. Indie-rockers Dirty__circus, who blazed a spectacular and occasionally confrontational trail across the British music scene after signing to Sony in 2005, will Launch their long awaited album at The Old Courts on 1st March. Check them out on Facebook Support on the night comes from Della Noirs, Electric Viper Club and Jake Kelly. Over 14 with an Adult Stage…

£5
Find out more

Hey Beatles

Saturday, 2nd March @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It was 50 years ago today! – Hey Beatles are an successfully established, Midlands-based Beatles tribute committed to bringing the sights and sounds of swinging Beatlemania to life and guaranteed to get the crowd dancing away like it’s 1965! Playing sold-out shows up and down the country, Hey Beatles are making their first trip to The Old Courts, Wigan on the 2nd March 2019, playing all the Fab Four’s hits from 1962-1970 completely authentic and live. There’s no closer experience…

£12
Find out more

Classic Clapton

Friday, 8th March @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts are delighted to welcome Classic Clapton the world’s no.1 Eric Clapton tribute band featuring front-man Mike Hall who has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu.) Classic Clapton perform authentic versions of all the popular Clapton Classics including Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven, Crossroads, Lay Down Sally, I Shot The Sheriff, Sunshine Of Your Love, Cocaine and of course Layla! Their ability to re-create Clapton’s…

£15
Find out more

Pinked Floyd

Saturday, 9th March @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Expect an engaging and energetic performance and a stunning light and video show from this seven-piece band in a special 2½-hour set! Spanning the entire output of the Floyd, Pinked Floyd celebrate the magical band by playing all your favourites… and maybe a couple of less familiar tracks for the real aficionado. Sounds too good to be true? Read the reviews: “Absolutely amazing night, music is banging. If you closed your eyes and just listened you’d actually think you were…

£12
Find out more

Heathers: Presented by The Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 14th March @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.” Watch the trailer: https://tinyurl.com/y8ayf6a Released 17th November 1989, Comedy Running time 1 hour 43 minutes, IMDB rating 7.3 Cast Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty Director Michael Lehmann, Writer Daniel Waters 14th March 2019, starts at 7.30pm (Comedy) 18 and over only Film Begins at 7:30pm Thursday 14th…

Find out more

Ultimate Bowie

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

In an authentic celebration and salute to David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, the UK’s No. 1 David Bowie tribute show ULTIMATE BOWIE starring Ed Blaney will transport you across the golden years of Bowie, from Spaceboy to Superstar. Ed Blaney’s ULTIMATE BOWIE delivers a stunning two-hour show of Bowie classics, from “Space Oddity” to “Let’s Dance” to David’s latest massive hit “Blackstar”. The band is not called “Ultimate Bowie” for nothing – This show captures…

£12
Find out more

St Patrick’s Night Knees Up With Beware Of The Pig

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

DO NOT MISS our annual St Patrick’s knees up with the inimitable ‘Beware Of The Pig’ – The biggest and best Irish Band in the land. You won’t find a better knees up than this so get your tickets now for what is always a sell out event here in The Grand Vault! Enjoy an action-packed evening of Irish music as we celebrate our of favourite nights of the year. Dance, drink & be merry! 18 and over only Stage…

£8
Find out more

Red Rum Club

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

This Feeling & Promoter Friends presents… Red Rum Club + Supports TBA Red Rum Club are a sextet from Liverpool, combining sounds of old and new while channelling ‘Tarantino-esque’ wild western vibes with the help of a solitary trumpet. Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio X, their hometown Liverpool influences shine through as they deliver a modern twist of poetic yet catchy lyrics and melodies that blend to make the sound that is…

£8
Find out more

June 2019

DR John Cooper Clarke

Thursday, 6th June @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Bringing poetry, wit, observation, rhythm, intrigue, style, anecdote and a whirlwind of thought-provoking wonderment, Dr John Cooper Clarke gets through approximately 9.5 billion syllables in what seems like quarter of an hour. Drawing in loyal admirers from all over the place, you’re left open-mouthed and sometimes only digesting the intelligence of the hurricane delivery on your way home from the show. Rarely, if ever, do we encounter an individual so expansively talented and adored. Dr John Cooper Clarke is simply…

Find out more
+ Export Events