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Venues

Blackpool has some of the most impressive venues in the UK. From the majestic Grand Theatre built by Victorian architect Frank Matcham in 1894 to the magnificent Winter Gardens who has welcomed the biggest names in the entertainment business for over 140 years.

The arts and entertainment industry remains restricted in how it can re-open for live performances, both in theatres and concert halls. Keep checking back for the latest information and when you can expect to see the curtain rise in all your favourite venues in Blackpool.

Winter Gardens

Closed for more than 150 days, the historic venue has developed a brand-new Autumn programme following the postponement of the majority of the shows, concerts and conferences that were due to take place.

Cinema
Winter Gardens is set to screen the latest new cinema releases including the new film from Marvel - The New Mutants which will be screened alongside modern blockbusters and live cinema events including Kinky Boots the Musical, 42nd Street and Elvis: That’s The Way it is.
The Opera House Cinema will be complemented by the reopening of the popular Mazzei CafĂ© and Gillow’s Bar which welcomes back popular musical duo Pineapple Jack.
Find out more and book tickets here.

JORVIK - Fearsome Craftsmen
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Dates: 19 Sept – 13 Dec
Tickets: From £5.00
Fearsome Craftsmen is a touring exhibition from The JORVIK Group of Attractions, allowing guests to discover how over 1,000 years ago the Vikings turned simple materials into complex objects.
Find out more and book tickets here.

Shows
From October, the venue is set to welcome back socially distanced live theatre with Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously set to go ahead on 20 October along with newly announced Steve Steinman’s Anything for Love - The Meat Loaf Story from 22- 24 October and Steve Steinman's Vampires Rock - Ghost Train from 29 – 31 October which are both set to go on-sale from this Friday at 10am (28 August) with further announcements to come.
For more details and to book shows, click here.
 

Viva Blackpool

Situated right next to The Blackpool Tower, Viva is home to a range of cabaret shows and live entertainment. Performances will start from Saturday 5 Setpember and run throughout the season. To  book tickets, please click here.
 

Funny Girls

On the 15 August, Funny Girls re-opened their doors much to the delight of visitors who have missed their entertaining shows. Their venue is COVID secure, with a focus on one-way routes and hand sanitiser stations. Only seated tickets are available and orders can be placed either using the app or from one of the bar team at your designated table. Book your Funny Girls tickets here.
 

Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre is currently taking an extended interval due to the pandemic but is hoping to re-open as soon as there is Government guidance on how theatres and other entertainment venues can safely operate. You can still book a show for later in the year or for 2021.  Find out what’s on at the Grand.