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Tower Projections

This year, The Blackpool Tower Projections will run between 1 September and 1 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 Lightpool Festival and watch up close as the Tower is brought to life in the magical Tower Light Show.


Nickelodeon Tower Projection Show
Nickelodeon Projection Show

1 September - 1 January, 2024

After it made its grand premiere at the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event, don't miss the new Nickelodeon Tower Projection Show, running nightly until 1 January, 2024.

Watch in awe as The Blackpool Tower transforms into a playground for the beloved stars of Nickelodeon. Look out for SpongeBob SquarePants as he takes the Tower under the sea in an aquatic adventure; join Paw Patrol on a mission to safeguard our seaside town; keep an eye out for Transformers as they dramatically burst onto the scene; and get ready for ghouls galore at Monster High as the most famous monsters showcase their sass.

To top it all off, the Tower will be covered in a generous helping of Nickelodeon's trademark slime, transforming this projection show into a brilliantly colourful homage to the world’s favourite children’s TV channel.

Down the rabbit hole
Down The Rabbit Hole

1 September - 1 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

1 September - 1 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:


1 September - 1 January, 2023

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! 

1 September - 1 January, 2023

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

1 September - 1 January, 2023

This projection mapping show takes you through a nostalgic journey of Blackpool's time gone by. 


1 September - 1 January, 2023

The projection mapping show celebrates the history of dance in Blackpool. Join in on the Comedy Carpet!

Micro Lightpool Festival 2023

Exclusive to Lightpool Festival - 20 – 28 October:  

The Blackpool Tower Projections show is an unforgettable experience that transforms the Blackpool Tower into a dazzling display of light, colour, and sound.
The projection shows use innovative multimedia technology that will leave you dazzled and mesmerized by an explosion of vibrant colours and magnificent musical accompaniments. You will be enthralled by the captivating imagery that pays tribute to the rich heritage of Blackpool, and transports us to a world of wonder and enchantment with music and imagery that celebrates Blackpool in a truly unique way! 
With three brand new shows for 2023, including imaginative work from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Micro from Hotaru Visual Guerrilla and your favourite Nickelodeon characters in an exciting adventure created by Blackpool Illuminations. Allow yourself to be swept away and transported to a world of pure wonder and amazement.

Guildhall School of Music