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Plans for a bigger and better performance venue in Wigan
Thursday 1st August, 2013

Music lovers and theatre goers will soon have the opportunity to watch live performances at a bigger and better venue in the heart of Wigan.

Representatives from Today’s Community Church, located on Pottery Road, Wigan, have been working closely with Wigan Council to secure land needed to expand their existing venue into a 1,000-seat auditorium. The venue will host a range of activities and events, as well as corporate meetings and conferences, while continuing to operate as a church.

The developments will see construction work to the church’s current building and expansion onto nearby land to create a performance space.

The plans support Wigan Council’s strategy to improve the borough’s economic and social opportunities by offering a variety of leisure and cultural activities available to everyone in the local community.

Rachel Belfield, from Today’s Community Church, said: “We actively look for ways in which we can serve the local community better, and one of the things we noticed was that the borough didn’t have a venue where people can enjoy music and shows. Our solution to this was to create a proposal which contained plans to expand the church so it can be used to host local activities and events. We are looking forward to seeing these plans become a reality.”

Cllr David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council, said: “Wigan Council is always looking to show what an attractive and lively place Wigan Borough is. To have a venue in the heart of Wigan where the local community can watch performers and shows will be a fantastic addition to the borough. It will also encourage people to head to Wigan and boost the local economy.”

Cllr Chris Ready, Wigan Council Cabinet member for Leisure, said: “I am pleased that Wigan Council and Today’s Community Church are set to work together to develop its facilities. It is important we can hold activities and events in the borough which the local community can attend and enjoy, and the plans to use the church as a secure performance venue will have a huge number of benefits for everyone.”

For more information about Today’s Community Church, visit www.tcclife.com.

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