ABSENT

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  • Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL
  • From £12.50 Per person per day

Description

Experience a Show Like No Other . . .

Take a journey through the hidden spaces of Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens to explore the bygone splendour of its glorious past before it is redeveloped by a modern property development company.

In 1958, a young woman wins the jackpot on the Premium Bonds and celebrates by checking into the exclusive Pavilion Suite at the fashionable Winter Gardens Hotel.

Over fifty years later, she is still living there.

The new owners of the building say they are redeveloping the hotel to make it more affordable for working people, creating jobs and prosperity. They have a reputation to maintain and they want her out.

But what are they really up to? What’s really going on inside the once darkened corridors and faded interiors of this mysterious hotel?

Above all, who is this enigmatic woman and why has she been there for so long?

Travelling in small groups at your own pace, 'Absent' takes you on a theatrical journey along a maze of rooms and corridors that are inexplicably transforming before your very eyes. Mixing film, architecture and vast model-making installations with a haunting soundtrack, you will enter a kaleidoscopic world that shifts between Blackpool’s past, present and future to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

You’ll never look at the Winter Gardens in the same way again. You’ll never look at Blackpool in the same way again.

Dates are as follows:

August 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th. Tours run at fifteen minute intervals from 12:00 until 19:45.

September 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. Tours run at fifteen minute intervals from 12:00 until 19:45.

September 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th. Tours run at fifteen minute intervals from 12:00 until 19:45.

Openings

Tours

Sat 20th August 2016 - Thu 25th August 2016

DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 21:45
Tuesday12:00 - 21:45
Wednesday12:00 - 21:45
Thursday12:00 - 21:45
Saturday12:00 - 21:45
Sunday12:00 - 21:45

Tours

Mon 12th September 2016 - Fri 16th September 2016

DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 21:45
Tuesday12:00 - 21:45
Wednesday12:00 - 21:45
Thursday12:00 - 21:45
Friday12:00 - 21:45

Tours

Sun 25th September 2016 - Thu 29th September 2016

DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 21:45
Tuesday12:00 - 21:45
Wednesday12:00 - 21:45
Thursday12:00 - 21:45
Sunday12:00 - 21:45

Tickets

TicketPrice
Groups 12+ (X 3 Tours)£12.50
Private Tour - X 4 Tickets (Save £10!)£60.00
Standard Tour£17.50
Under 26s£12.50