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The Old Courts is YOUR arts centre and loves YOUR IDEAS.

The old Courts

The Old Courts is a not for profit multi-arts centre which aims to bring innovative art, theatre, music, comedy, dance and spoken word events to Wigan and the surrounding areas.


Take a look what's on and plan your next visit. All year round we have a packed calendar of live music gigs, various children's shows and interactive activities, visual art exhibitions, touring and local  theatre events, comedy and a whole lot more. Regardless of your tastes and interests, we are confident we always have something for everyone. We exist purely to expose the maximum possible audience to arts and culture and to put Wigan and it’s people on the cultural map as both a destination and a hotbed of talent.


The Old Courts is YOUR arts centre. All revenue from ticket sales, drinks and refreshments purchased, venue hires, and kind donations from supporters are invested into making great events and creating opportunities for people to be part of a cultural revolution.  We embrace the constant, thriving cultural scenes we all see when we visit towns and cities around the UK and The Old Courts believe that this buzz and positivity is happening here in Wigan with you on board. Cutting edge Art isn’t a thing of privilege reserved for the chosen few, we all have a right to express ourselves and The Old Courts firmly believe that anything is possible with the right ideas.


Retaining its original features, character and charm the Victorian Court Room and Complex is a great setting for that special occasion or private event.

Victorian Court Room

This 300 capacity standing room venue is fully equipped with PA system, fully stocked bar and private smoking terrace.

The Grand Vault

The Isherwood is a light and airy gallery/exhibition space with Victorian features and an accompanying bar.

Isherwood Gallery

Coffee, cocktails, craft beer and an extensive selection of spirits. Free WiFi, charging points and free entertainment on select nights.

Bailiff Bar

187 seat Theatre with tiered seating and Gallery and large performance space. Fitted with PA and full lighting rig and 6m x 4.5m 4K Cinema Projector with 3D.


Static Records

Home of previously enjoyed records. Come along and see our fine collection of Bonnie Tyler items! Plus plenty of PROG, PUNK, ROCK, GOTH, 50S, 60S, 70S 80S

These basic rooms vary in sizes and are available on a monthly rented basis.

Artist studios

Rehearsal Rooms

 We have a selection of private monthly rental rooms as well as fully equipped pay by the hour rooms available.

Based on the top floor, this versatile space is ideal for meetings, rehearsal space and fitness classes.



Host your wedding in our Victorian Court Room


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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