Arts & Heritage
Looking for arts, culture and heritage then you are spoilt for choice in Blackpool. Whether it’s being swept away by a West End musical, taking a stroll along the golden sands or enjoying a picnic in the park, it’s all here....
The fabulous Art Deco café at Stanley Park is worth a visit all on its own – but add a recently restored Victorian park that’s been described as the jewel in Blackpool’s crown and recently voted Blackpool's favourite location, and you're in for a real treat. Don't miss the range of events, including a series of FREE concerts run at Stanley Park bandstand from June to September; from classical to jazz and musicals to modern favourites performed by the very best local talent.
Take in a show at Blackpool’s beautiful Grand Theatre, a stunning Victorian theatre designed by renowned architect Frank Matcham. There’s a packed year-round programme of live theatre from opera, ballet, plays, comedies, and musicals to contemporary dance and fun children’s shows.
The highly acclaimed Grundy Art Gallery, built in 1911, has an ever-changing programme of captivating exhibitions throughout the year. Or for a taste of cool, contemporary art, try Blott Artist Studios on Caunce Street where a regularly changing exhibition of local professional artists will delight your eyes.
There’s always something to see at the stunning Winter Gardens, home of the 2009 Royal Variety Performance. This wonderful palace of entertainment houses a complex of theatres and show venues, including the opulent Empress Ballroom, and the recently refurbished Floral Hall.
More modern culture awaits along New South Promenade – where a high tide organ, the world’s largest mirrorball and fibre optic rocks that play music are just some of the delights waiting to be seen and heard along the Great Promenade Show. This huge outdoor, interactive art show, offers a fabulous chance for a stroll from Squires Gate to the Sandcastle Waterpark. After over 2.75 million rotations the World's Largest Mirror Ball.