Our Spaces and Venues

We have lots of different rooms and spaces within our charming building and also run other venues in Wigan and further afield.

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Our Public Spaces
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    VICTORIAN COURTROOM

    The Victorian Courtroom is a truly dramatic space. It now hosts a wide variety of events from book launches, art classes and conferences to private celebrations and weddings.

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    GRAND VAULT

    Our main music venue is a staged, draped space perfect for live music performance. We welcome bands, DJ’s and soloists here for weekly shows in a unique but considered space.

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    ISHERWOOD GALLERY

    Our gallery space occupies a fantastic area of the building. With large moveable display boards and as much or as little natural light as you require, the space is moulded to the demands of the exhibition.

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    THEATRE

    Our 172 seat theatre is traditional in feel and hosts a wide range of shows and theatre-makers developing work. We welcome international shows, UK touring work, local projects and community work.

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    HOLDING CELL

    Inspired by The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this cosy space in the Bailiff Bar hosts open mics, improv, comedy and poetry shows and has quickly become a popular venue for off-piste entertainment.

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    JUDGE’S CHAMBER

    The Judge’s Chamber is a beautifully decorated space adjacent to The Victorian Courtroom and is included in the room hire packages.

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    HOTDESKING SPACE

    Our home for artists in residence. A quiet and equipped place where artists can develop and rehearse new material, this is where actors, writers and producers become endeared to our building and make fantastic work.

Food, Drink & Retail
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    FORK & BRUSH ARTS CAFÉ

    Our café is open 7 days a week with plenty of variety of mouth-watering options including plant-based, gluten free, superb coffee and a wide range of teas. Walls are adorned with pieces of local artwork from the Swinley Art Group.

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    BAILIFF BAR

    Wigan’s hidden gem. A cultured and friendly spot with an extensive cocktail menu, a huge variety of drinks and free entertainment from a host of talented artists. This is the hangout for anyone who likes vibrancy and choice.

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    STATIC RECORDS

    Vinyls, vinyls and more vinyls! You will find your jam for sure here! Lovers of music rejoice.

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    CREATIVE OFFICES

    A workspace solution for creatives and professionals who need desk space, WIFI, tea and coffee facilities and meeting rooms on an adhoc basis.

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    CELLS

    As a former courthouse, we are fortunate to have the Victorian cells that once housed the accused who were standing trial. These spaces are now being re-purposed as mini retail spaces for charities and artists.

Our Other Venues
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    ROYAL COURT THEATRE

    Having purchased this magnificent gem at auction, we now aim to restore and reinstate The Royal Court Theatre as a vibrant epicentre of theatre, music, dance, comedy and belonging.

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    WIGAN PIER

    Working in collaboration with Step Places, Wigan Council and Canals Rivers Trust we are transforming the iconic Wigan Pier in to a food hall, events venue and cultural education spaces.

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    SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE, HALIFAX

    Based in the heart of Halifax, next door to The Piece Hall, Square Chapel Arts Centre hosts a theatre and studio space, a cinema and café bar.  The much-loved arts centre programmes theatre, films, live music, comedy, family shows, festivals, workshops and more.

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    THE GRAND HOTEL

    The facility will be used as a mixed-use development hub focussing on support and incubation of early career and developing creative and social enterprises. The facility will feature hot-desking, shared offices and private offices as well as purpose-built studios for digital creatives, a cafe and of course hotel bedrooms. It is hoped that the facility will house up to 200 individuals from various creative industries.

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