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The Old Courts

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00, 19:30 - 00:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00, 19:30 - 00:00
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Arts for all

Friendly and helpful staff run theatre, bars, function rooms, and stages hosting artists from all... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“live music”(7 reviews)
“amazing venue”(4 reviews)
“tribute band”(3 reviews)
The Old Courts is a multi-disciplinary art centre based In Wigan Town centre within a few minutes walk from Wigan Bus station and both Wigan Train Stations. There is a full programme of activities which changes weekly which can be found on the...more
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Gerrard Winstanley House Crawford Street | Gerrard Winstanley House, Wigan WN1 1NA, England
+44 1942 834747
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly and helpful staff run theatre, bars, function rooms, and stages hosting artists from all genres. There are a couple of smaller stages, great for intimate gigs. The acoustics in the Court Room are amazing. A great programme of live music every week. The recently...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What these guys have done to this place is outstanding ... smart place, good beer, great atmosphere, and spot on entertainment. Sound was good and the place is very comfortable. Cheers Bec & Johnny, see you next week 👍

Thank andyrouse
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely little venue went to see a band in the vaults .would go again nice size rooms .the vaults room is a nice size for the bands and lighting ok

Thank SteveL3241
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Baliff Bar is one of the many rooms in the Old Courts. Visited for only an hour on a Saturday evening. Great perfect hour! Live singer, good beer and great ambiance. give it a go!

Thank tanr1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cracking night, good beer, great music, fantastic atmosphere. This is the third time we've been to watch live music and every time it's been a top notch night.

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watch a Jam tribute act in The Grand Vault in June 2018. What a great atmosphere! Such a friendly and fun environment and it really is a fantastic asset to Wigan. We also recently visited the Baliff Bar which is now my favourite place...More

Thank Lealealea123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of events happen here from family activities to theatre, music, comedy, art and dance to tours, classes, food and drink. Try it :-)

Thank Bec J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From taking it's first baby steps, I've watched the Old Courts flourish and come to life over the last few years. What was a decaying, redundant civic building has been transformed into a multi-faceted venue offering everything from high profile music concerts, theatre performances, art...More

Thank Sunshine76824
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Multi-use event space in Wigan, whether you are into live music, comedy there’s something for everyone. Friendly staff and the newly renovated Bailiff Bar is the nicest looking bar in town.

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a 40th party here for my girlfriend in the theatre room for friends and children. The old courts really went the extra mile and arranged amazing food using on site restaurant The Coven. We had bands, Music and the place was set up perfectly....More

Thank garrycraw4d
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25 June 2018|
Response from Francis C | Reviewed this property |
costs a couple of pouds more on the door, there are no seats in this venue.
28 January 2018|
Response from Melanie T | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen searing at the old courts.... don't think so x
8 October 2017|
Response from theoldcourts | Property representative |
Hi, The Venue for this performance is the Grand Vault which is a standing room only event. We can however provide seating if it is required for accessibility. If you can call the Box Office on 01942834747 Monday - Friday... More