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The Empathy Experiment 2.0
THE EMPATHY EXPERIMENT is an award-winning solo spoken word show by multiple slam-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo.

The Old Courts, Wigan
20/01/2022 20:00
Hue & Cry
Brother duo behind massive hit single "Labour of Love"
The Old Courts, Wigan
21/01/2022 20:30
An Evening with Julian Norton
In ‘An Evening With’, Julian will share amusing anecdotes from his veterinary work in North Yorkshire. These true stories bring to life the drama as well as the humour in the daily routine of a rural vet.
The Old Courts, Wigan
25/01/2022 19:30
Ed Caesar & The Epic of Everest
Come to The Old Courts for a fascinating evening about Mount Everest.
The Old Courts, Wigan
26/01/2022 19:15
Sea Fever
"It’s a combination unlike anything you’ve heard before."
The Old Courts, Wigan
27/01/2022 19:00
The Killers Kollective

The Killers Kollective with support from The Great Leslie

With a vast and well rehearsed catalogue and made up of 6 highly experienced musicians with many years in the industry, Midlands based' The Killers Kollective provide a showstopping performance every time and always leave the crowd on a high, expect to hear all the classics including ''Somebody Told Me', 'All These Things That I've Done', 'Human', and not forgetting 'Mr Brightside''ll be singing long after the night has finished!

Support on the night comes from London-based band The Great Leslie who you might have seen on The Old Courts new music round up #Incoming
Unashamedly merging their favourite sounds, the band are creating something refreshingly individual.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Bowie to Daft Punk and from Franz Ferdinand to Ella Fitzgerald, The Great Leslie push the boundaries of pop-rock, leaving their songs stuck in your head and your feet stuck on the dance floor.
They have already racked up a number of successes in their short tenure, including their riff-driven release Money being crowned BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week and most recently they have released their first track of 2021, 'See You Again', which has also been bestowed the honour of Track of the Week by BBC Introducing:
“A track so slick and sublime you are instantly reminded that Rock N Roll is here to stay...We are excited to see what comes next from these Londoners as this has really whet our appetite for more.”

Approx. Stage times:
Doors: 19:30
The Great Leslie: 20:30 - 21:10
The Killers Kollective: 21:30 - 23:00

The Old Courts, Wigan
28/01/2022 20:30
The Southmartins

"They're Really Good" - Paul Heaton

With an unrivalled, energetic, soulful and, at times, playful show, The Southmartins play the hits and bits of The Beautiful South and The Housemartins and have carved themselves a unique niche in the world of tribute acts.

With a voice as close as you could hope for to Paul Heaton plus a band of lively musicians and a healthy irreverence for the songs and arrangements, often taking the songs off in unexpected directions whilst staying true to the spirit of the original bands their gigs are becoming the thing of legend with mass singalongs and unpredictable occurrences a regular feature.
With a choice selection of bona fide British pop hits such as Happy Hour, Caravan of Love, Perfect 10, Good as Gold, You Keep It All In, Song For Whoever and many more their gigs promise to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

The band formed in late 2009 and have been playing across the UK ever since to increasingly large crowds who often follow them across their tours and travel great distances to catch them. From initial forays into pubs and clubs to dedicated music venues, festivals and having the distinction of being the first tribute to be invited to play at Paul Heaton's Salford venue, The Kings Arms, on the eve of Paul and Jacqui Abbott's "comeback" album 'What Have We Become' the band have acquired high praise indeed with Paul himself endorsing them on BBC Radio 2 saying "they're really good".

The Old Courts, Wigan
29/01/2022 19:30
First Time
A show about staying positive in a negative world
The Old COurts, Wigan
02/02/2022 19:30
Neil Jarvis (Sprinters) + Stuart G (Sun Curves)
The Old Courts, Wigan
02/02/2022 20:00
Solve-A-Long Murder She Wrote
The Old Courts, Wigan
04/02/2022 19:30
Pink Shirts For Pale People + Cavelia
The Old Courts, Wigan
04/02/2022 21:50
Space: Music for Pleasure, Music for Pain

Space embark on the UK 50 date “Music for Pleasure Music for Pain Tour” in July 2021 followed by the album of the same name in late 2021.

The Old Courts, Wigan
05/02/2022 19:30
London Calling
The Old Courts, Wigan
12/02/2022 20:00
Henry Normal - The Escape Plan
An evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems from writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal.
The Old Courts, Wigan
13/02/2022 20:00
Edge Street Live presents Luke Wright
“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.” Carl Barât
The Old Courts, Wigan
15/02/2022 20:00
Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed Tour
The Old Courts, Wigan
16/02/2022 19:30
Class Night - Actor Awareness

After the success of helping working class writers, directors and actors Tom Stocks brings the critically acclaimed company Actor Awareness, back to it’s home in the North.

The Old Courts, Wigan
17/02/2022 19:30
Scarred For Life
A hilarious talk about the TV, films, music, comics, board games, books, adverts and crisps (no, really) that blighted 70's/80's childhoods!
The Old Courts, Wigan
17/02/2022 19:30
Atomic Rooster
The Old Courts, Wigan
18/02/2022 20:30
Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri
The Old Courts, Wigan
19/02/2022 20:00
Hurrah! for the Pirate King
The Old Courts, Wigan
20/02/2022 14:00
The Hug
The Old Courts, Wigan
Nubiyan Twist
The Old Courts, Wigan
22/02/2022 20:00
Nick Cope Family Show
"Nick Cope is the indie-surrealist kids' entertainer Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett, foolishly distracted by cult status, never were.' Stewart Lee 2016
The Old Courts, Wigan
23/02/2022 11:30
Dommy B's Best Adventure Yet!
The Old Courts, Wigan
25/02/2022 14:00
Alan McGee: In Conversation
An evening of conversation with Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee.
The Old Courts, Wigan
25/02/2022 20:00
CSI Crime Scene Improvisation
the Old Courts, wigan
26/02/2022 19:30
An Evening Without Kate Bush
The Old Courts, Wigan
01/03/2022 19:30
Ahir Shah: Dress
The Old Courts, Wigan
02/03/2022 20:00
John Robertson's: The Dark Room

How do you play? The audience is trapped in a retro videogame with a sadistic end-of-level boss. Choose your options, survive the abuse simulator that is the improv comedy overlord John Robertson, and escape to win £1000 – or, be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd!

Now, will you:
A) Find the Light Switch
B) Go North?
C) Abandon Hope?

This high-octane show is the brainchild of comedian & cult leader John Robertson. Filled with stand-up, appalling prizes and more audience chanting than you’d get at a protest – it’s a gut-busting rock n’ roll experience for everyone who buys a ticket.

John has performed The Dark Room to crowds of thousands at comedy and gaming festivals around the world. Most recently: Insomnia Gaming Festival, London Film & ComicCon, Sci-Fi Weekender, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringeWorld Perth, Leeds International Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest AND a monthly residency in London at the prestigious Soho Theatre.

The Guardian
“What a marvellous, maddening concept this is from the twisted mind of Robertson”
“Will have you crying with laughter”
Broadway Baby
“Watching people tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around. Don’t miss it.” The Daily Telegraph
“One of the most innovative and original comedy shows around”
Manchester Evening News

Stage times:
Doors: 19:30
Act one: 20:00 - 20:40
Interval: 20:40 - 21:00
Act two: 21:00 - 21:40
Reserved seating

The Old Courts, Wigan
05/03/2022 20:00
Black is the Colour of my Voice
The Old Courts, Wigan
09/03/2022 19:30
This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time GONG
The Old Courts, Wigan
11/03/2022 19:30
China Crisis

China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards. Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?

Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse. And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in… Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20

The Old Courts, Wigan
12/03/2022 20:00
Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes - 25th Anniversary
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Brass Eye, a rare opportunity to see this cult film, which will only ever be screened at these live events.
The Old Courts, Wigan
17/03/2022 20:30
A Flock Of Seagulls
The Old Courts, Wigan
18/03/2022 20:30
Kazabian vs Arctic Monkeyz
The Old Courts, Wigan
19/03/2022 20:15
Chateau Ghoul -Lipservice
The Old Courts, Wigan
23/03/2022 19:30
Jeramiah Ferrari
Jeramiah Ferrari return to The Old Courts! 'A unique force and a live sensation that never disappoints.' (The Mancunion')
The Old Courts, Wigan
25/03/2022 19:30
My Darling Clementine
We are thrilled to welcome My Darling Clementine to The Old Courts as they continue to tour in support of their most recent, hugely, critically-acclaimed release 'Country Darkness - the songs of Elvis Costello’
The Old Courts, Wigan
26/03/2022 20:00
An Audience with Martin Offiah
Join us for an An Audience with Martin Offiah, hosted by BBC and BT Sport Rugby League commentator Dave Woods.
The Old Courts, Wigan
30/03/2022 19:30
A celebration of friendship, sisterhood and the teenagers we used to be.
The Old Courts, Wigan
Mr Wilson's Second Liner's
The Old Corts, Wigan
01/04/2022 20:30
Alternative 80's With Bax Rafter
Back by popular demand! Bax Rafter- a four piece band from Manchester playing the best alternative 80's new wave
The Old Courts, Wigan
02/04/2022 20:00
Two Mr P's in a Podcast
Sharing funny stories from the front line of teaching.
The Old COurts, Wigan
06/04/2022 19:30
False Heads
False Heads are coming to the Grand Vault!
The Old Courts, Wigan
07/04/2022 20:30
Petty Criminals - Tom Petty Tribute
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute.
The Old Courts, Wigan
09/04/2022 20:00
Wolfgang Flür (Ex Kraftwerk)
Member of the classic Kraftwerk line up 1973-1987, author of “I Was A Robot” and Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Inductee - Wolfgang Flür returns to The Old Courts, touring his 3rd solo album Magazine!
The Old Courts, Wigan.
15/04/2022 20:00
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam The Plough Tour

Merseyside hero Ian Prowse is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and frontman of Amsterdam and previously the frontman of indie cult band Pele.

The Old Courts, Wigan
16/04/2022 19:30
Gary Delaney: Gary in Punderland
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world.
The Old Courts, Wigan
21/04/2022 20:00
The AC/DC Experience

They have rocked the UK – delivering the legendary sound, spirit and attitude of one of the world’s greatest rock bands – and now THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE head to Wigan.


The Old Courts, Wigan
22/04/2022 20:00
BURN - Deep Purple Tribute

BURN - Deep Purple Tribute make their debut at The Old Courts playing a full range of classic Purple, with music from In Rock, Machine Head, Fireball, Who Do We Think We Are, Burn, Stormbringer and more. Keen eyed members of the audience will recognise the players, who also make up MOTHERSHIP, the Led Zeppelin Tribute who have played at the Old Courts many times.
The Old Courts, Wigan
23/04/2022 19:30
Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention)
Written & Performed by Sam Freeman
The Old Courts, Wigan
26/04/2022 19:30
How To Be Amazingly Happy

How to be amazingly happy!

How do you find a new ‘once upon a time’ after the ‘happy ever after’ never turned up?

The Old Courts, Wigan
27/04/2022 20:00
Dr Feelgood
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.
The Old Courts, Wigan
30/04/2022 19:30
Sam Avery: Role Model

Sam needs to step up.

With two children looking to him for guidance, it’s high-time he evolved into the role model he always thought he’d be. But he didn’t sleep well last night and being a hero is harder than it looks. Plus, he forgot to put the bins out and now his wife hates him.

In this side-splitting new stand-up show, Sam explores what it means to be a role model in modern Britain, how the people he looked up to shaped his world, and how the struggle to help his kids find their moral compass often causes him to misplace his own.

Can you be a role model on four hours sleep?
Can you mentor someone who thinks you’re a moron?
And how do you change the world if you can’t even clean your kitchen?

'Quick wit and painfully funny' METRO

'A gifted storyteller' THE LIST

'An upbeat raconteur...destined for bigger things'

'Amazing and brutally honest...brilliant'

'Down to earth and very funny'

The Old Courts, Wigan
05/05/2022 20:00
Oaces are the UK's number 1 tribute to Rock & Roll legends Oasis.
The Old Courts, Wigan
07/05/2022 19:30

When the Levee Breaks, Going to California, Kashmir, Misty Mountain Hop and lots more. It might get loud and expect the unexpected! "The most authentic sounding Zep tribute in the UK". (Classic Rock magazine)

Stage Times:

Doors: 19:30
20:00 - 21:10 | 20 min break | 21:30 - 22:40


The Old Courts, Wigan
13/05/2022 19:30
Roger McGough - Safety in Numbers
Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children.

Plus, Keith Hutson.
The Old Courts, Wigan
19/05/2022 19:30
Thinking Drinkers

Returning with a BRAND NEW SHOW. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and FIVE free discerning drinks for every audience member. You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.
The Old Courts, Wigan
20/05/2022 19:30
Court & Spark - Joni Mitchell Songbook

COURT AND SPARK – the Joni Mitchell Songbook will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo.

Doors: 19:30
No support
First set: 20:00 - 21:00
20 min interval
Second set: 21:20 - 22:20

The Old Courts, Wigan
21/05/2022 20:00
These Smiths

"Not like any other love. This one is different, because it's us".

The Old Courts, Wigan
10/06/2022 19:30
The Earl Slick Band
The Old Courts, Wigan
16/06/2022 20:15
Pink Floydian
Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.
The Old Courts, Wigan
25/06/2022 20:00
Formed in the early 90's, Republica have achieved sales of over 3 Million Albums going Top 5 in UK, US and Europe and achieving Platinum Sales Worldwide.
The Old Courts, Wigan
08/07/2022 20:00
Glory Days - A tribute to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Glory Days have been playing together for more than 20 years.The band is made up of long-time Springsteen fans who lovingly recreate the power and poetry of a Springsteen show, playing not only the crowd pleasing greatest hits, but also some less well known album tracks for the hard core fans.

The full E-Street, seven piece line-up will take you on a blast down Thunder Road playing all the classics on the way. These musicians can rock for over three hours and give you that Bruce experience you thought you just couldn't get anymore. Sets have included just about everything over the years and you will always be treated to a great mix of songs, from Jungleland and Thunder Road to The River and Promised Land, they pick from the best back catalogue around. When The Boss stays home, Glory Days will give you what you need... Jersey style!
The Old Courts, Wigan
16/07/2022 20:30
Bootleg Blondie
Established in 2001 this band are the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB in
New York City before it's demise in 2006 and unique in that not only have they had the honour to be thanked on Blondie’s 11th album ‘Pollinator’ but have actually played not one but two tours in the UK with Blondie’s legendary drummer Clem Burke, under the band name CBBB (Clem Burke & Bootleg Blondie).
The Old Courts, Wigan
30/07/2022 19:30
The Jam'd
Widely regarded now as the Uk’s most authentic and leading tribute to The Jam
The Old Courts, Wigan
19/08/2022 20:30
Heads Up! Music of Talking Heads
Psycho Killer - Qu'est-ce que c'est!
The Old Courts, Wigan
27/08/2022 20:30
The Guns & Roses Experience

" NOBODY DOES IT BETTER The biggest and best and most in Demand Gn'R tribute in Europe"
It does not get any closer than this people. Gn’Re have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with Classic Axl Rose.

Gn’Re have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED by MARSHALL AMPS, just like the legend SLASH himself.

Together with 4 other Gn’R clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.
Since their very first gig the Guns N' Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues in the UK.
With a true GN’R sound and stage show, In a bone-crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breathtaking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more...
Don’t miss the chance to see the most authentic live Guns ‘N Roses experience touring today.

The Old Courts, Wigan
02/09/2022 19:30
A tribute to the iconic band Buzzcocks
The Old Courts, Wigan
10/09/2022 20:30
The Blackheart Orchestra
The Old Courts are delighted to welcome back The Blackheart Orchestra to our Theatre for what will be another special and intimate performance that's not to be missed.
The Old Courts, Wigan
15/09/2022 20:00
Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
The Old Courts, Wigan
17/09/2022 20:00
Now That’s What I Call Glam Pop!
The Old Courts, Wigan
23/09/2022 20:00
Songs & Stories of Thomas Gabriel
Thomas Gabriel, eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, is looking to the future while also honouring the Cash family history.
The Old Courts, Wigan
07/10/2022 19:30
Whitesnake UK
From the early classic Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation,faithfully reproducing timeless classics such as 'Fool For Your Loving' 'Is This Love' &'Here I Go Again'. With a line up comprising professional recording artists, members from some of the world's most respected tribute bands, extensive worldwide touring, syndicated tv appearances and a combined musical experience of over 120 years, Whitesnake UK can proudly boast to having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band.
The Old Courts, Wigan
04/11/2022 20:00