This year, The Blackpool Tower Projections will run between 3 September and 3 January, and will once again transform the iconic Tower building into a sea of light, colour and sound.
From festive-filled stories to sci-fi projections that will catapult you to another world, these free-to-watch, digitally-mapped shows are a mesmerising treat for the eyes.
Look out for the exclusive projection shows during the Lightpool Festival as the charming discovery of Moon Folk unfolds and watch up close as the Tower is brought to life in the magical Tower Light Show.
Exclusive to Lightpool Festival: The Moon Folk - 18 - 30 October
Join us on a captivating journey of discovery as the historic Blackpool Tower building is transformed by an exquisite light projection experience.
The five-minute world-premiere projection features a collection of charming fantasy animals who live in a monochromatic world and are afraid of the light.
From the dark side of the moon, you can follow them as they run away and hide in the shadows desperately attempting to avoid the brightness. What will they encounter on their intrepid adventure and will they overcome the challenges they face and find happiness?
This creative piece is influenced in its style by shadow puppetry and traditional carnival costumes. Flamboyant detail and elaborate lighting techniques create characters audiences of all ages will adore with a simple and charming story.
Exclusive to Lightpool Festival - Tower Light Show -18 - 30 October
New for 2021, The Blackpool Tower is emblazoned with a glowing heart and 25,000 lights on the structure. Take your place on the Comedy Carpet for this sensational light show as we bring the iconic Tower to life with a sound and light spectacular produced by Greg McLenahan.
The all-new light show runs every night during Lightpool Festival at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.
Astral Dreams - 3 September, 2021 - 3 January, 2022
Astral Dreams is a stunning laser-mapped show, transforming The Blackpool Tower with five high-powered lasers.
The mesmerising projection has been created by Blackpool-born international designer Jack Irving, who is best known for creating wildly theatrical outfits for Lady Gaga. Local producer, George Cornes, has also composed a musical accompaniment to support the impressive laser show.
The show is a journey through light and sound, and a depiction of the abstract visions we have when we dream. The Astral Dreams project has brought together a group of artistic-minded people to construct a laser show unlike anything Blackpool has ever seen before - with original musical scores and tailored laser programming to give a unique experience to those who attend.
Head to the Comedy Carpet directly opposite and enjoy the free-to-view spectacle.
Down The Rabbit Hole - 3 September - 19 December
Down the Rabbit Hole tells the story of an astronaut exploring new worlds. The show explores a fantasy based loosely upon a remarkable mission of determination and ambition. This experience draws the audience into worlds without gravity: beautiful, fantastic and full of uncertainty.
This incredible show was created by Czech-based digital art collective The Macula, an award-winning company formed in 2007. The team have dazzled audiences throughout Europe with their shows, gaining great acclaim in the UK with Luminous Flux to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Liverpool’s Liver Building.
Enchanted Blackpool - 3 September - 19 December
Enchanted Blackpool was created by Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen, the daughter of Illuminations Curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Cecile is a film-maker and brought to life designs created by her father in this show.
A flurry of cute characters and lavish backdrops delight the show’s main character, a woman who has wandered into this magical world as she journeys from under the sea to the opulent Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Other projections include:
Sooty - 3 September - 19 December
The Sooty Projection Show is a short film celebrating Sooty’s 70th Birthday with an introduction from Sooty himself! We can’t wait to see Sooty and friends on The Blackpool Tower!
Roll up, roll up for Circus250! 3 September - 19 December
The Circus 250 Projection show is celebrating the vast history of circus and, more specifically, The Blackpool Tower Circus. The show will focus on fond memories, sensational acts and larger than life characters from past and present who have inspired entertainment in Blackpool and the rest of the world.
History of Blackpool - 3 September - 19 December
This projection mapping show takes you through a nostalgic journey of Blackpool's time gone by.
Dance - 3 September - 19 December
The projection mapping show celebrates the history of dance in Blackpool. Join in on the Comedy Carpet!
Our special Christmas projection shows will be revealed soon. Keep an eye on this page for further details.
The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors to our events is our upmost priority and to help safeguard this we have implemented the following protocol.
Please observe any safe distancing and hygiene measures we have put in place to protect you, other visitors and our people.
We ask that you do not attend any events if you feel unwell, or have had a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in the past 10 days