This year, The Blackpool Tower Projections will run between 2 September and 2 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 show during Lightpool Festival and watch up close as the Tower is brought to life in the magical Tower Light Show.
Frost Fairies: 19 November - 2 January, 2023
The enchanting children’s story of Frost Fairies will make a welcome return to Christmas By The Sea, projected nightly on to the front of The Blackpool Tower building. Watch the Tower magically come alive as the projection colourfully bursts into life and the frost fairies, fireflies, precious jewels and ice palaces delicately take over this historic building.
Specially produced by video projection artists Illuminos, it will be shown along with several other projection shows throughout the extended Blackpool Illuminations season until 2 January.
Down The Rabbit Hole - 2 September - 2 January, 2023
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: 2 September - 2 January, 2023
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 - 2 September - 2 January
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! 2 September - 2 January
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 - 2 September - 2 January
This projection mapping show takes you through a nostalgic journey of Blackpool's time gone by.
Dance - 2 September - 2 December
The projection mapping show celebrates the history of dance in Blackpool. Join in on the Comedy Carpet!