Weddings at The Old Courts

Your big day is in safe hands.

Our magnificent Victorian Court Room is an elegant choice for your wedding venue. The Court Room features large stained glass windows, gorgeous wood panelling, and original Victorian features - just bursting with personality. Our cosy bar area is always well stocked and we also offer use of a buffet room for your convenience. The room caters for 30 - 120 people.

As an art centre, we welcome your ideas and will help make your special day just how you want it! On top of our standard packages, we can create bespoke packages to suit any budget and will make sure your day runs smoothly and is as perfect as you imagined. We are happy to discuss all your ideas and expectations at a time to suit you.


To view the Victorian Court Room and meet one of our event co-ordinators please ring 01942 834747 or email us on the link below.


Parties / Private Hire at The Old Courts

Whether you're planning your baby's Christening, a birthday party or an engagement, we understand how special and important these events are which is why we have dedicated and experienced staff on hand to help organise your special day from the moment you contact us.

Our magnificent Victorian Court Room is the only venue we have available on an exclusive hire basis for private functions and is perfect for catering between 30 - 120 people.


We can create bespoke packages to suit any budget and will make sure your day runs smoothly and is as perfect as you imagined. We are happy to discuss all your ideas and expectations at a time to suit you.


To view the Victorian Court Room and meet one of our event co-ordinators please ring 01942 834747 or email us on the link below.


Event Hire at The Old Courts

The Old Courts is a big place!

If you'd like to hire one of our venues to put on your own event, we have suitable space for all capacities and we welcome all art forms with open arms! Our building is fully licensed (24hour), has 3+ venues ranging in capacity from 30 to 300, and always a professional setup. We are located right in Wigan Town centre and are a 2 minute walk from the bus station and also the train station which is served well by all major lines. 

conference & meeting hire at The Old Courts

We're also a fantastic choice for businesses. We have a selection of rooms where you can host Conferences, Meetings, Presentations and more. Take a look at our brochure and get in touch.



Grand Vault 

The Grand Vault venue is a 275 capacity standing venue with a corresponding bar and green room which is primarily used for music events. The recent refurbishment of The Grand Vault which has included the room being fully acoustically draped, a permanent stage being built, a new bar and new decoration makes it perfect to accommodate a whole range of events including music performances, dance classes, photoshoots, training courses, seminars and is also available to be booked by local groups and the community.


We can offer a full event package including sound and lighting engineers, PA system and equipment, ticket management, event manager on the day, marketing exposure, private dressing room with toilet facilities and security.

The Room has the following facilities.


6m (wide) x 4m (Deep) Stage with Drum Riser Centre Rear (Fixed) with surface mounted Mains power.

OHM TRS PA System (2 x TRS218 & 2 x TRS215) located L&R powered by QSC and Yamaha Amplifiers with Digital Crossovers tuned to room.

4 x OHM TRS 112 Monitors

House Lighting Rig with LED Parcans & Manual Lighting Desk

24 Channel Soundcraft Si Compact Sound Desk with Lexicon Effects

Sanyo 4,000 Lumens Backdrop Projector with PC Linked from Sound Booth and Screen.


If you’d like any more information about hiring this space or wish to speak to a member of our events team, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. We will be more than happy to help with any enquiries you may have.


The Theatre

Our Theatre is also available for hire. See the photos and get in touch below for more information.


Community Rooms at The Old Courts

Do you need a room for your community group, weekly activity, special interest group, tuition or counselling session? Then look no further. Here at The Old Courts, we have a number of rooms available for community activities and at discounted rates. If you’re looking at a block booking or setting up something new, we may be able to help with additional support so get in touch today!


Location Hire

Whether you are looking for a unique backdrop for headshots or a grand setting for a feature film, The Old Courts is the answer. Set across a stunning Victorian building that spans the entire length of a street, we have a variety of spaces that lend themselves to a host of uses.

Our Victorian court room features the original fixtures dating back to the late 1800’s and has been sympathetically restored to former splendour. The space has been the setting for Live debate, exhibition and theatre due to its character and grandeur.

For more intimate requirements, we have rooms such as the unique “Artists dressing Room”- A tall, parlour-style room with Victorian curiosities occupying shelves and sideboards. 

In addition to these popular spaces, we have corridors and side rooms which have featured in many instances from glossy magazine shoots to university projects.

Among our most requested spaces are “The Cells” – four classic holding cells built to contain condemned Victorian criminals. These spaces are in an incredible state of repair and still boast the original complex door complete with spy hole. The Cells have welcomed photographers from the fashion and leisure industries and are a constant source of intrigue and fascination.

The Old Courts strive to accommodate all enquiries and all requests, no matter how bizarre they may seem. Our team are creative-minded with the express aim of enabling any groups or individuals to achieve the results they need with the help of this historic building. 


Have a look at some of the projects that have recently taken place in The Old Courts...

The BBC World War 2 drama, World On Fire, filmed many of its scenes across our building. Our Theatre, Grand Vault, Courtroom and Cells were all transformed 


Gerrard Winstanley House,

Crawford Street,
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Box office and general enquiries: 
01942 834747


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The Old Courts is a trading name of Arts at the Mill CIC a registered Community Interest Company registered in England under Number 07411657 at Gerrard Winstanley House, Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA