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The Turnpike is a small, independent arts organisation. Since January 2017, it has occupied the first floor of an iconic 1970s brutalist building in the centre of Leigh, Greater Manchester. The Turnpike is a unique arts venue, producing high quality and inspiring new cultural opportunities for all, removing systematic barriers to participation and raising aspiration and resilience across the community. 

We are a not-for-profit community interest company (CIC), all funds raised go directly back in to delivery of the programme. 

Opening hours:

Tuesday–Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturdays: 10am- 2pm

Please note, to ensure the safety of staff and visitors we are currently closed to the public during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Getting here

Bus: The Turnpike is less than five minutes walk from Leigh's central bus station. For bus routes visit

Car: If you’re travelling by car, we are easily accessible from the motorway network and are conveniently located right next to Leigh Town Hall Car Park.

Bike: We encourage staff and visitors to use cycle routes for travel in Leigh. Cycle stands are available on Civic Square. 

For lodging options nearby, visit HotelsCombined


The Turnpike is on the first floor of Leigh Library. There is a public lift and accessible toilet maintained by Wigan Council. 

We have a portable hearing induction kit, which can be used for meetings and events on request. If you have any concerns or questions about accessibility please get in touch. 


Get in touch


The Turnpike

Civic Square


WN7 1EB 



01942 404 469

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The Turnpike, Civic Square, Leigh, WN7 1EB