About us

Wigan Little Theatre

Enjoy the feeling of satisfaction as the curtain falls each
evening on another successful production.

About us


Wigan Little Theatre has come a long way since 1943 when a small group of people met to discuss the formation of a play-reading and discussion group. Since the opening of our theatre in 1948, it has been the premier theatre venue in Wigan ever since.

Today we present eight productions a year, including our hugely popular pantomime. We bring drama, comedy and musical theatre to appreciative and loyal audiences throughout the season which runs from September to June.

Members are all volunteers - from actors, set builders and painters, front of house, props to lighting and sound teams, as well as bar and refreshment sales.  We always aim to reach professional standards and have often been praised for doing just that. The theatre is proud of the range of members it has with very diverse areas of expertise which they bring from their careers and day jobs.

Our productions are often the first experience of theatre for many people which often leads to a lifelong love of the performing arts. Across the decades, our audiences have enjoyed the huge pool of talent on offer, not only on the stage but also in the creative, technical and supporting departments. We have life-long members who provide continuity and pass on their skills and theatrical know-how, as well as young members who bring new talent and much enthusiasm.

Auditions are open to all, although if you are invited to join the cast of a production or want to help in other areas, you do need to become a member. We’re a friendly bunch and new people are always welcome, whatever your skills – we’d love to have you in the team!

Wigan Little Theatre is a registered charity and relies upon healthy ticket sales for its upkeep and development.  Over the years, the building has undergone many changes to maintain the theatre as a welcoming and comfortable venue. We always embrace new technology from box office operations to back stage equipment which provides the magic for audiences and gives actors and stage crew the ability to present first class productions every time. 

We intend to keep our theatre a great place for members and patrons alike.

So, watch this space!


    Bookings can be made online (a booking fee of 60p per ticket applies). You can also telephone the Box Office on (01942) 242561 , visit in person or complete a postal booking form. See 'How to Book' for more information on ticket prices, reservations and Box Office opening times.


    Postal Booking Form>

    How to book Season Tickets>

    How to book Supper Nights>

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    Ticket Prices

    For information on all our ticket prices including Supper Evenings and Gift Vouchers
    visit our Ticket Prices page.

    Become a Member

    If you have some time to spare and would like to become involved as a member then please contact the Membership Secretary at the Theatre or email membership@wiganlittletheatre.co.uk


    More Information>

    Membership Form>

    Guide for New Members>

    The Rules of WLT>

    Safeguarding Policy>

    Season Ticket Application Form

    Audition Notices

    What auditions are coming up?

    Hound of the Baskervilles

    Booking Office (01942) 242561