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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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Great Music Venue

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

Reviewed today
peter_appleton
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Great addition to a town

Changed an abandoned building into an awesome music and arts venue. Support your local venue and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin P
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
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“court room” (4 reviews)
“tribute band” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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"court room"
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"intimate venue"
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"tribute band"
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"amazing night"
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"sound engineer"
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"queen tribute"
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"brilliant venue"
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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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"behind the scenes"
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"old building"
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"to suit all tastes"
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"friendly staff"
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"keep up the good work"
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"function room"
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Reviewed today

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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Changed an abandoned building into an awesome music and arts venue. Support your local venue and new music will thrive as this place has seen

Thank Martin P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to the old courts now loads of times. It’s a great venue for live music, great friendly staff and bar prices not too expensive. If you like live music give it a go you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Emma H
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Reviewed yesterday

The band Fleetwood Bac was very good. It would have been a better experience if it had been upstairs in The Old Courts where you could sit down. I found the packed vaults room full of standing people a bit frightening. The warm up acts...More

Thank Morag T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to the Old Courts on about 4 occasions, last night I saw Fleetwood Bac and I wasn't disappointed! The venue is ideal for large turn outs such as this, the sound was excellent and the atmosphere fantastic. The bar now has a queueing...More

Thank paula h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

another great night seeing pink floyd trbute band pink floydian,great sound,great atmosphere,and decent prices at the bar. a top night.

Thank Francis C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a fan of The Specials, as soon as i heard Roddy was due to play i bought tickets. On the night, the venue wasn't too busty so it was easy to get to the bar. The gig was great and Roddy knocked out some...More

Thank Laughingbear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I held a medieval banquet for my 50th in Feb 2017. Amazing venue. Amazing staff who did everything within their power to accommodate my wishes. Just want to do it all again.

Thank debbie w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous night, this was our first time attending The Old Courts venue and will definitely recommend it to others. All ages attended and was a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and welcoming.

Thank Musician18
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All genres of music must have embraced the Old Courts as the Wigan art centre since opening about 3 years ago, everything from punk to opera is happening at some time. There is graphic art and often the Isherwood suite is a gallery of exhibits....More

Thank Dave G
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jazzlady33
January 28, 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
October 8, 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
January 18, 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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