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The Old Courts is a not for profit multi-arts centre which aims to bring innovative art, music, comedy, dance and spoken word events to Wigan and the surrounding areas.

Take a look what's on and plan your next visit. All year round we have a packed calendar of live music gigs, various children's shows and interactive activities, visual art exhibitions, touring and local theatre events, comedy and a whole lot more. Regardless of your tastes and interests, we are confident we always have something for everyone. We exist purely to expose the maximum possible audience to arts and culture and to put Wigan and its people on the cultural map as both a destination and a hotbed of talent.

The Old Courts is YOUR arts centre. All revenue from ticket sales, drinks and refreshments purchased, venue hires, and kind donations from supporters are invested into making great events and creating opportunities for people to be part of a cultural revolution. We embrace the constant, thriving cultural scenes we all see when we visit towns and cities around the UK and The Old Courts believe that this buzz and positivity is happening here in Wigan with you on board. Cutting edge Art isn’t a thing of privilege reserved for the chosen few, we all have a right to express ourselves and The Old Courts firmly believe that anything is possible with the right ideas.

If you want to know more about what we do – ASK.

If you want to be part of what we do – YOU CAN.

The Old Courts is YOUR arts centre and loves YOUR IDEAS.

How to get here

Nearest train station: Wigan Wallgate / Wigan North Western 

Distance from train station: 2 minute walk


Address: The Old Courts, Gerrard Winstanley House, Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA

Tel: 01942 834747 / 07526 247131

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Opening times

Monday-Sunday 12midday-late (The Bailiff Bar/Box Office)

Other venues are open per-event. Please check the website for details.

Disabled access


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