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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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A Multi-Faceted DIAMOND of a venue.

Have visited the Old Courts in excess of 30 times now. From Art exhibits, cinema, theatre, prose... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Haden B
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Limehouse Lizzy.

Awesome night. Great band, great atmosphere, great sound. Love the place. Blondie tribute next... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian N
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“amazing venue” (4 reviews)
“tribute band” (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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"amazing venue"
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"sound engineer"
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"queen tribute"
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"music venue"
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"arts festival"
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"great ambience"
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"centre of town"
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"court room"
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"behind the scenes"
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"great night"
in 5 reviews
"live music"
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"main room"
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"keep up the good work"
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"function room"
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"original features"
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Reviewed yesterday

Have visited the Old Courts in excess of 30 times now. From Art exhibits, cinema, theatre, prose, jazz, rock, talks, big band... it’s a brilliant not for profit venue, at the heart of the local community. The building has turned the numerous old court rooms...More

Thank Haden B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome night. Great band, great atmosphere, great sound. Love the place. Blondie tribute next 😁 really handy for town later.

Thank Brian N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue, even better gig. Would recommend this place. Not for profit as well. What’s not to like?

Thank trevster63
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Top night, the band were great, great sound, was like 1978 again. The room is good size to create an atmosphere.

2  Thank UK78Ed
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and hubby have had fabulous nights watching tribute acts and got tickets for more in the next coming weeks just need this in Wigan

1  Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for the more intimate gigs..Been a couple of times now .. These type of places are the life blood of musicians and other type of art events.. Long may they survive I for one will be back as prefer these places to listen...More

Thank Kevtazbastow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dated building but the acts I've seen here are excellent. So easy to book and purchase tickets online and readable on entrance from your phone.

Thank sengland01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly thank you to London Calling, the Clash tribute band, who played here on Saturday evening. The concert was great and the music took me back to when I was so much younger. Secondly I would wish to recommend this venue as a great place...More

Thank WalesSteve
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Great little venue for gigs with great sound on the two occasions we have had the pleasure. Nothing much else to add but, I don’t know if they were trialling a new bar system on the night we went but queuing to pay for a...More

1  Thank MartinSlater
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent bands, and great place, right in the centre of town. A good example of what can be done with old buidlings,

Thank peter_appleton
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jazzlady33
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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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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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