The Old Courts

The Old Courts
Crawford Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1NG
  • Telephone 01942 834747
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  • Website www.theoldcourts.com
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The Old Courts

The Old Courts is a 69,000 square foot not-for-profit multi-arts venue which aims to bring innovative art, music, comedy, dance and spoken word to Wigan. It currently houses an art gallery, artist studios, two music venues, a 200 capacity theatre, bars, band practice rooms and cellar cinema with plans to have an art café in the near future. Our building was built in 1887 and retains much of its original charm, including a Victorian courtroom and adjoining prison cells. All ticket, drinks, venue hire, and donation money go back into the project.

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The Boss UK

Bruce Springsteen tribute act.

Sat 2 Dec

£10.70 / 01942 834747

Caff Halloween Party

It's that time of year again when we all come out to play! Oh my, does it feel like forever since last year, I don’t know about you guys but we are all really looking forward a good catch up! For those of you who love to fancy dress go to town, for those who don’t come as you are. Andy, Bridge & Fishy are as…

Sat 28 Oct

The Grand Vault

£5.35 / 01942 834747

Connie Lush Band: Blues N Boogie

Connie Lush is widely recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the United Kingdom has ever produced.That indisputable fact was acknowledged when she was voted Best UK Female Vocalist by readers of Blues In Britain for 5 separate years, earning a richly deserved place in the Gallery of the Greats. Don't miss this…

Thu 26 Oct

Bailiff Bar

£10.70 / 01942 834747

Fish Tales! A Jazz Showcase Featuring Alan Barnes and His Band

Fish Tales, a commission from Grimsby Jazz is an amazing new work co-written by Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy with poetry by Josie Moon. It tours the UK for the first time from July 2017 with support from Arts Council England. The music and poetry draws on the vibrant, dark and dangerous history of Grimsby's fishing trade…

Sun 12 Nov

£12.84–£14.98 / 01942 834747

Fnl and Strawberry Moon Presents: the Rainband / the Vellys / the Fireflys / the Jjohns / Mat Turner

Indie outfit The Rainband 'one of the finest bands you could see…' (Paolo Nutini) headline. Support from local indie lads The Vellys, and acoustic, harmony laced melodies from Fireflys, The Jjohns and Mat Turner. Indie outfit The Rainband headline our next collaboration with Strawberry Moon Records. Endorsed by music…

Fri 3 Nov

Baliff Bar

£3.21 / 01942 834747

Fnl: Woodley Taylor / Hauska / Ste Ashcroft / Adam Carr

"Somewhere between a loved up Mick Jagger and a cocked out Neil Young” -Ric Brooks (Tunafish Media Ltd), Woodley Taylor return to the Bailiff Bar, this time as headliners to promote their brilliant debut album ‘Breathe A Little Deeper’ – expect guitars and harmonies – channelling vibes anywhere from Creedence Clearwater…

Fri 20 Oct

The Bailiff Bar

£3.21 / 01942 834747

Folk Gathering Album Launch Special: Corrie Shelley

November's Folk Gathering celebrates the release of Corrie Shelley’s brilliant new album 'The Leaf and The Cane' with support from folk favourites Pauline Blackburn and Lawrence Hoy with Steve Neil McCartney (Fiddle – Merry Hell), Jon Brindley (Fiddle & Accordion) and Les Hilton (Harmonica - Chonkinfeckle) who has now…

Sat 4 Nov

£3.21 / 01942 834747

An Irish Ceili With the Castlemore Ceili Band

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER | THE GRAND VAULT | DOORS 7:30PM TICKETS £5 IN ADVANCE | £6 ON THE DOOR The Old Courts are very excited to announce a fantastic evening of Irish music and Ceili dancing with the fantastic Castlemore Ceili Band. This brilliant gang of musicians comprises flute, banjo, fiddle, accordian, piano and…

Fri 17 Nov

£5.35 / 01942 834747

The Kar-Pets: Inspiral Carpets Tribute Band

The Kar-Pets are an Inspiral Carpets tribute band, but with a notable difference from other tribute bands in that the Kar-Pets feature the former lead singer of the Inspirals, Tom Hingley. Tom was a member of the Inspiral Carpets from 1989 to 2011 and sang on all the bands many chart hits as well as singing on four of…

Fri 3 Nov

The Grand Vault

£8.56 / 01942 834747

The Lancashire Hotpots

Comedy folk band from St Helens on their 50 Shades of Gravy tour.

Fri 8 Dec

£15.40 / 01942 834747

Grand Vault

£15.40 / 01942 834747

The Grand Vault

£14.98 / 01942 834747

Mama Performs An Evening of Genesis Music

MAMA are the all-era Genesis Tribute band and they will be performing songs from albums such as Nursery Cryme all the way through to We Can't Dance.  The five band members are based in the North West England area.  They are led by front man and lead vocalist John Wilkinson, highly acclaimed for his ability to deliver on…

Sat 21 Oct

£12.84 / 01942 834747

Northern Soul & Motown

We are back with the latest blockbuster night of classic Northern Soul and Motown. The people's favourite DJ Deano returns with his trusty sidekicks bringing you the bangers you want to hear from the Casino, Hitsville and beyond. Simple rules apply here: attend,enjoy, the end. This is now a routine sell out so please…

Sat 4 Nov

£3.21 / 01942 834747

Peggy Seeger "first Time Ever" Tour

Peggy Seeger and Family 'The First Time Ever' UK Concert Tour Each first time ever is the last time that that first time ever will happen. The first time I die will be the last time I live. I was born joyful. This is the first and last time I will write my life. Peggy Seeger, from 'The First Time Ever: A Memoir To…

Fri 1 Dec

£17.12 / 01942 834747

Red Butler

Blues sounds from Red Butler – who were voted Best New Act UK by Blues Matters Magazine in 2014.

Thu 30 Nov

£8.56 / 01942 834747

Bailiff Bar

£5.35 / 01942 834747

Reggae Night Featuring Superjam

Vibes down in The Bailiff Bar on Saturday 21st October as we welcome back the incredible Superjam for a night of top notch Reggae. Expect Bob Marley, expect Peter Tosh, expect outstanding material, expect dancing, backing singers, a crazily talented band from across Europe and beyond and most of all, expect positivity and…

Sat 21 Oct

£4.28 / 01942 834747

Rocky Horror Party

It's the time of year when the weird and wonderful come out to play. Saturday 28th October will be a night to remember down in The Bailiff Bar. Take a Halloween celebration, add amazing music, fabulous drag acts, a fancy dress competition, otherworldy visuals, commemorative cocktails and a whole load more, what have you…

Sat 28 Oct

The Bailiff Bar

£3.21 / 01942 834747

Sinnergod, the Working Man, Bws Live Halloween Ball

FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER / THE GRAND VAULT / DOORS 8PM TICKETS £4 IN ADVANCE / £5 ON THE DOOR Well it wouldn't be Halloween in Wigan without Wigan's very own goth masters Sinnergod. One of Wigan's most successful bands of all time will be bringing their unique music style to the Old Courts. Support is by The Working Man and…

Fri 27 Oct

£4.40 / 01942 834747

Slack Alice: Blues N Boogie

"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!

Thu 21 Dec

£10.70 / 01942 834747

U2-2

FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER | 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…

Fri 15 Dec

£14.98 / 01942 834747

Will Pound And Eddy Jay

The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leaves audiences breathless. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument. Will Pound, three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, is one of the finest…

Fri 3 Nov

£16.50 / 01942 834747

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