We’re based in Wigan Town Centre behind the parish church, we’re easy to get to by public transport, on foot and by car.

Our address is Crawford Street, Wigan WN1 1NA


The Old Courts is located in Wigan town centre, close to public transportation.

Wigan bus station


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There are a number of car parking options nearby.


On street parking outside the venue on Crawford Street is free after 6.30pm & on Sundays.

Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.

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Wigan Wallgate train station

Wigan North Western train Station

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Opening times

Ticket Line

01942 834747

Office Hours

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
General Enquiries: 01942 834747

Box Office

No onsite box office currently.
Call 01942 834747

Check individual event information for venue & stage times.









Vinyls, vinyls and more vinyls! You will find your jam for sure here! Lovers of music rejoice. Static Records is a store based on our ground floor opposite our Fork & Brush Café.



1. Bailiff Bar & Holding Cell
2. Loading/Deliveries for Grand Vault & Bailiff
3. Grand Vault
4. Theatre
5. Community Rooms
6. Victorian Courtroom
7. Fork & Brush Arts Cafe & Static Records
8. The Studios


Our Spaces

Explore the different rooms, spaces and venues we own, run and manage.


It is very important that we ask anyone who is thinking about coming to an event with additional accessibility requirements to contact the venue prior to booking tickets, all of our events are different and we have to assess the risks involved individually. Our team are happy to discuss your personal needs in detail and will always strive to do what we can to assist within the boundaries of safety and comfort.

  • A wheelchair ramp

    A wheelchair ramp to access the building via the Bailiff Bar entrance 1 on King St. West. This ramp makes it suitable for wheelchair users to access the stage for any events with an open mic. It’s best to let us know before the start of the night if you wish to access the stage and we will set up the room accordingly.

  • Super Trac

    A Super Trac suitable for standard-sized wheelchairs- maximum width 700mm – maximum weight 200kg. This climbs stairs to make every floor of the building accessible. This can only be used by one wheelchair at a time and is operated by a member of staff. Please book prior to ordering tickets to ensure trained members of staff are on shift.

    E-mail to book.

  • Toilets

    We have an accessible toilet in the Bailiff Bar & on our Theatre landing which is also accessible from our Courtroom.

  • What We Need

    Your feedback. Please visit us and tell us your access needs so we can continue to try and access funds to fully update the building and our events so they are welcoming for everyone.

  • Assistance & Guide Dogs

    We love dogs at The Old Courts and have our own office dogs. Whilst assistance dogs are welcome into our venues unfortunately there are some events, particularly those containing live music, that aren’t suitable for dogs’ sensitive ears. If you have any concerns or would like to speak to a member of staff prior to an event please ring 01942 834747

  • Dementia Friends

    A number of our staff have been trained by Dementia Friends in an effort to be sensitive and further understand the support that our visitors with Dementia need.


  • When can I visit The Old Courts?

    Our opening times can be found by clicking here. Each venue within The Old Courts has different opening times and can depend on what event is programmed. Please check your tickets for door times.

  • Where can I find the latest COVID information for The Old Courts?

    COVID information: The Old Courts 

    Following the latest updates from the Government we have updated our policy for staff, artists and visitors.

    1. Face coverings are no longer a legal requirement, we will no longer enforce anyone to wear a mask in our venue. The wearing of face covering is now a personal choice.
    2.We no longer require staff, artists or audiences to take a lateral flow test prior to entering the building.
    3. Hand sanitizers stations will still be located around the building.
    4. Our venue will be cleaned on a daily basis.
    5. We are continuing to encourage contactless payments onsite.
    6. We will NOT be operating a controlled entry system requiring NHS COVID pass or negative lateral flow test. However, in our endeavour to keep staff, audience and performers safe we are asking everyone to be respectful and vigilant to minimise the risk to others. If you test positive and/or you are showing symptoms of COVID or are generally feeling unwell, please take the necessary actions and do not attend the venue.

    We know organisations around the area and country may have different measures in place at different times, however, we are following Government guidelines and will of course implement any future legal requirements as and when they arise. We would appreciate it if we can work together with our audiences and respect one another in keeping everyone safe as well as respecting person choices.

    This is another period of adjustment and we will be keeping a close eye on further updates from the Government. Please be kind to fellow customers and our wonderful team who are trying their best in these difficult times. We will not tolerate any abuse of the staff team, and will happily take action against anyone who feels It appropriate to direct aggression to our team members.

    For more information contact email

    Thank you as always for your support,

    Much love and stay safe!

    For more information contact our team on Tel: ​01942 834747 or

  • Do you have a lift?

    Unfortunately, not yet. This is something we’re actively aiming to install and as soon as we have more information, we will post an update.

  • How do I book a ticket?

    Online by clicking here.


  • Ticket prices & Refund policy

    Ticket prices vary depending on the event.


      • Cancelled shows: If we have had to cancel, we will offer you a full refund.
      • Rescheduled shows: If we reschedule a show for whatever reason, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you are unable to make the new date, a full refund will be offered.

    If you no longer want or feel you can attend an event because of a personal choice you would not qualify for a refund or credit on your account as the standard booking T&Cs apply. We are still operating events and following guidelines, so therefore our normal booking terms apply.

    Please note we only accept card payments and gift cards onsite.

  • How do I get to perform at The Old Courts?

    Artists can fill in a band application by clicking here.

    Alternatively if you wish to hire the venue for a public/private gig please see the various hire options here.

  • Why can’t I get through on the phone?

    Due to the nature of our work, our staff aren’t always near the telephone and some staff are working remotely. Please try calling again or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please see our Contact Us page for more options.


  • Who do I contact for lost property?

    ​Call us on 01942 834747 for all lost property enquiries.

  • How old do you need to be to attend an event?

    ​Whilst the Bailiff Bar is always strictly over 18’s, the other venues are dependent on the event. Please check the event details for more information.

  • Can I bring food/drink into The Old Courts?

    Sorry but no outside food or drink is allowed to be brought into the venue.

  • Do you have a cloakroom in your venues?

    Sorry, we don’t have a cloakroom in any of our venues. Please only bring items you are able to keep on you during the event.

  • I'm attending an event in the Grand Vault. Do you have any seating?

    The Grand Vault is a standing only venue. If you are unable to comfortably stand for the duration of  the show we may be able to assist with access seats, if booked in advance. We cannot guarantee that access seats in this venue will provide a clear and uncompromised view of the stage. To book, please e-mail