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The Old Courts

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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The Old Courts

A great little venue in Wigan for a variety of arts. Welcoming staff. Great atmosphere. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

Great little music venue . Friendly staff and decent priced beer . Reminded me of a gig at a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John R
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“music venue”(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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gerrard Winstanley House Crawford Street | Gerrard Winstanley House, Wigan WN1 1NA, England
+44 1942 834747
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

I visited last night for the opening of the Bailiff bar, an underground live music stage and it was amazing. The Bar Man also showed me the Grand Vault on the ground floor which was a massive live theatre. The sound was really good and...More

8  Thank MrDEJ
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I thought I would try out this new venue and attended the Space gig a couple of months ago. A quick glance into the main room told me that this would be a small gig which was no problem. The gig actually worked really well...More

6  Thank Kev B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great little venue in Wigan for a variety of arts. Welcoming staff. Great atmosphere. Well worth supporting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little music venue . Friendly staff and decent priced beer . Reminded me of a gig at a student union , Just has that happy relaxed atmosphere. Christians were superb !

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Old Courts this weekend to watch Bootleg Blondie and found it to be a warm friendly venue with fantastic staging and sound. Drink prices were reasonable with courteous friendly service. 5stars, i'll be visiting again soon. :)

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife Kay had our wedding at the old courts in sept and it did not disappoint! We highly recommend the venue to anyone looking for a wedding or party venue! The staff made sure our day run smoothly and nothing was too...More

Thank Michaela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 October 2018 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 17 October 2018 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 15 October 2018 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 October 2018

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 2 October 2018 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
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26 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 855melaniet | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen searing at the old courts.... don't think so x
9 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