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The Old Courts

Gerrard Winstanley House Crawford Street | Gerrard Winstanley House, Wigan WN1 1NA, England
+44 1942 834747
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To see Fairport Convention

Great to have well known bands coming to Wigan. Good size venue for more 'intimate' gig. Only... read more

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chrys222
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Fairport Convention

First visit to the venue which is an intimate theatre with great atmosphere. However difficult to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 events guide on the website. Please Note: Some of the venues are only open for events please refer to the Whats on guide for specific opening times. Facilities include: The Bailiff Bar – Underground basement Gin Bar and Live performance venue The Grand Vault – Large capacity standing music venue The Old Court Theatre – Fully Seated Theatre and Cinema The Victorian Court Room – Function Room and Wedding Venue The Isherwood Gallery and Suites – Art Gallery Wigan Arts Centre – Arts Studios and Rehearsal Rooms The Old Courts is a local community project that runs as a CIC and not-for-profit which strives to make the Arts more accessible to our community.
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“court room” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00, 19:30 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gerrard Winstanley House Crawford Street | Gerrard Winstanley House, Wigan WN1 1NA, England
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+44 1942 834747
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"intimate venue"
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"tribute band"
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"court room"
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"amazing night"
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"brilliant venue"
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"sound engineer"
in 2 reviews
"queen tribute"
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"spoken word"
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"arts festival"
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"main room"
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"great ambience"
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"old building"
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"friendly staff"
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"to suit all tastes"
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"keep up the good work"
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"function room"
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"great live music"
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Reviewed today

Great to have well known bands coming to Wigan. Good size venue for more 'intimate' gig. Only problem was ladies toilet - door wouldn't close properly (opened onto main corridor and bar area) and toilet was too far away from door so you couldn't hold...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

First visit to the venue which is an intimate theatre with great atmosphere. However difficult to find - no signposts/poor directions. Satnav useless in the confusing one way system and bus only streets need better signage especially when visiting from out of town. In addition...More

Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great venue. In the heart of Wigan. They have some good bands coming up . Well worth a visit. With free parking a short walk around the corner. Also good pubs near by. It’s worth a visit

Thank Jon P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have attended a number of gigs at The Old Courts and it is a fantastic venue and a great asset to Wigan. The AC/DC Experience was great, I have seen them there twice now but as it is so popular the place was packed....More

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our wedding day at The Old Courts last weekend, from the ceremony to reception to evening celebration. The organisation was fantastic, and all the staff were so helpful it really helped to make our wedding day that little bit extra special. All guests...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the behind the scenes tour which was brilliant. It was great to see back stage and the normally unseen parts of the building and to learn some of its history. Lovely relaxed atmosphere too, very welcoming.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? This place has a brilliant ambiance and feel good factor. We’ve been to see many different events and shows here over the last few years and we have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. We watched shows that we wouldn’t normally...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with friends to see exhibition. It was good as it is something different, but they could have more than two small rooms available and a couple of things inside. I really liked it but had this feeling I would like to see...More

Thank Magda F
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I have been to The Old Courts many times over the last year for various events; theatre shows, art exhibitions, music gigs, vintage fairs and more. I love it more and more every time I visit. It’s a relaxed, chilled out place for EVERYONE and...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My son got us some tickets for the show "Ugly Chief" . Not something I would normally look twice at but REALLY glad we went. Really funny but deep show. The venue is really quirky and historical and that added to the ambiance. Will definitely...More

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jazzlady33
28 January 2018|
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Response from Melanie T | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen searing at the old courts.... don't think so x
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Fingerz68
8 October 2017|
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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
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linda p
18 January 2017|
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Response from theoldcourts | Property representative |
Hi Linda, There is on street parking on Crawford Street immediately outside the building. It is free after 5.30pm on the right hand side of the street and after 6.30pm on the left side of the street. There is a Car Park... More
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