Variety Show at The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Variety Show at The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Blackpool Theatres and entertainment venues include amazing venues such as the Grand Theatre Blackpool, the Opera House at Winter Gardens and Tower Ballroom. The resort hosts a huge variety of shows through the year from classic musicals, concerts and Fringe award-winners at The Grand Theatre to big name West End musicals like MAMMA MIA at Winter Gardens. Catch the classic summer season Hot Ice Show at the Pleasure Beach Arena which also hosts music themed skate nights!

Funny Girls Blackpool is a truly unique experience featuring burlesque cabaret at its finest, and Blackpool Tower Ballroom hosts numerous events and shows throughout the year including dance competitions, ballroom specials, tea dances, salsa nights and soul nights. Fun music and comedy shows, Swing, Jazz and classic variety music hall, tribute bands and favourite stars such as Joe Longthorne and Jimmy Cricket all feature at the North Pier Theatre.

The Grand Theatre

Blackpool's iconic Grand Theatre first opened in July 1894 and is famed as 'Matcham's Masterpiece'. The theatre is one of a few survivors in the UK designed by the great theatre designer Frank Matcham and offers an eclectic mix of drama (particularly innovative comedy drama), variety, big name musicals and popular stand up comedy. Edinburgh Fringe award-winners can often be seen here in one of Britain's top theatre nights out and The Grand pays a key part in some of Blackpool's popular festivals like the annual February Showzam!

Iconic Blackpool Entertainment Venues - Winter Gardens

Iconic Blackpool Entertainment Venues - Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

A variety of shows and events are held in Blackpool's iconic Winter Gardens from West End musicals and pop concerts in The Opera House to festivals, vintage fairs, balls and national/international dance and sports competitions. The Empress Grill Room at Winter Gardens is one of Blackpool's classic dining venues and a selection of bars and cafes are also inside. The eleven separate venues spread across two floors are popular conference and exhibition spaces in the resort and the beautiful Opera House theatre is one of the UK's largest seating nearly 3000. The greatest of entertainers have performed in here from Frank Sinatra to more recently Peter Kay, and today big name pop artists and shows are on offer here.

Blackpool Festivals and Events

From classic air shows to vintage seaside festivals and the Big August Switch-on Weekend, Blackpool events and festivals are year round. Don't miss Blackpool's annual Air show in August with flying displays, wing walkers and usually the Red Arrows amongst the aerobatic line-up. The resort's Illuminations Switch-on weekend in August is now a three day event featuring some big stars from the pop world and one of the events of the year - the Illuminations switch-on.

For lovers of all things vintage seaside, Blackpool's annual Showzam Festival of Circus, Magic and New Variety in February is not to be missed with its packed programme of classic variety shows, vintage seaside stalls, workshops, circus performances and more across top venues like The Grand and Winter Gardens. From Dance Festivals to Punk Festivals and the fabulous Blackpool Pride Festival in June, you'll find them all here in Blackpool, a year round resort for theatre, festivals and themed weekenders.

Accommodation in Blackpool - North Shore

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