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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

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

Wigan bus station
2 MINUTE WALK

THE OLD COURTS, GERRARD WINSTANLEY HOUSE
CRAWFORD STREET, WIGAN, WN1 1NA

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There are a number of car parking options nearby.

THE OLD COURTS, GERRARD WINSTANLEY HOUSE
CRAWFORD STREET, WIGAN, WN1 1NA

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
2 MINUTE WALK

Wigan North Western train Station
3 MINUTE WALK

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Opening times

Ticket Line

7 days a week via Quaytickets
Tel: 0343 208 6015

Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 20:00
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Note: Local rate charge applies & included in all free minute plans.

Your bank statement will show as 'Quaytickets at The Lowry'.

Office Hours

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

Box Office

7 days a week - 10am - 4pm
Onsite box office located in the Fork & Brush Cafe

Check individual event information for venue & stage times.

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FOOD & DRINK

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BAILIFF BAR

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THE FORK &
BRUSH ARTS CAFE

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STATIC RECORDS

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.

VENUE MAP

ENTRANCES

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

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Our Spaces

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

Accessibility

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 120kg. 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 info@theoldcourts.com 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; Bear, Alf and Lenny. 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.

FAQ’S

  • 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.

    Wearing a face covering is now a legal requirement unless exempt and we are encouraging you to do a lateral flow test before visiting. 

  • What COVID measures are in place at The Old Courts?

    Following the latest updates from the Government, we are reintroducing COVID safe measures to help keep you and our staff safe.

    1. Face coverings will be worn by staff (visors where possible so we don’t exclude anyone hard of hearing). Please note, just like the public, some of our staff may also be exempt from wearing masks.
    2. Face coverings are to be worn by the public, unless exempt or when eating or drinking in our cafe and bar area or when drinking in our auditoriums during seated or standing events.
    3. All Staff will take a lateral flow test prior to entering the building.
    4. Our back of house staff will work from home where possible and when onsite they will be taking lateral flow tests daily and wearing face masks when moving around the building.
    5. Hand sanitizers stations located around the building.
    6. Extra cleaning in place.
    7. We are encouraging contactless payments onsite where possible.
    8. We will not be operating a controlled entry system requiring you to show an NHS COVID pass or negative lateral flow test as we fall under the capacity limit specified in the government guidance. However, to help keep staff, audience and performers safe, we are asking everyone to be respectful and vigilant to minimise the risk to others by taking a Covid test before your visit. If your test is positive and/or you are showing symptoms of Covid, please take the necessary actions and do not attend the venue.

    We know organisations around the area and country will have different measures in place at different times depending on the size of their business. However, we are following Government guidelines and implementing all compulsory regulations.

    We would appreciate if we can work together with our audiences and respect one another in keeping everyone safe. This is another period of adjustment, and we will be keeping a close eye on the changes to restrictions 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 take action against anyone who  directs aggression or abuse towards our team.

    Thank you as always for your support,

    Much love and stay safe.

    Team TOC

    For more information contact our team on Tel: ​01942 834747 info@theoldcourts.com or https://www.theoldcourts.com/enquire/

  • 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?

    All these options are available 7 days a week:

    Online by clicking here.

    By phone, call 01942 834747 between 9am – 8pm.

    In person, by visiting our box office in The Fork & Brush Arts Cafe 10am – 4pm.

  • Ticket prices & Refund policy

    Shows/films:

    • On sale price (usually slightly cheaper than the door price)
    • Door price
    • Schools, groups & Discounted tickets – these will be listed on individual show pages as and when.

    Groups: 1 free ticket for every 10 booked.

    Schools: 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students booked.

    Book tickets by calling 0343 208 6015

     

    Refunds:

      • COVID: If you test positive for COVID and can evidence this, we can offer a full refund. If someone in your party tests positive and you must isolate, we can offer a credit on your account.
      • 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.
      • Insurance: You can purchase ticket insurance via Quaytickets that covers you if you test positive for COVID or are unable to attend an event due to adverse weather,  giving you peace of mind. Call  0343 208 6015 for more information. www.securemybooking.com

    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.

  • 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.

    If you are calling to book a ticket you will need to do this by calling our ticket parner Quaytickets on 0343 208 6015. You can also book tickets via our website.

  • 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.

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