Do you sometimes feel anxious at the thought of visiting the theatre due to access issues?

Don’t worry! Blackpool Grand Theatre is here to help, with many provisions in place to help make each theatre visit a comfortable and enjoyable one for all, including an extra special Relaxed Performance of the fabulous family pantomime Sleeping Beauty so you don’t miss out on the magic this Christmas!

This carefully Relaxed Performance of Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday 28 December stars TV favourites Steve Royle (Britain’s Got Talent), Hayley Tamaddon (Dancing on Ice, Emmerdale) and Philip Meeks (Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Doctors) and is part of The Grand’s ongoing commitment to accessibility. And all tickets are £17!

There’s no need to be worried about making a noise, leaving and returning to your seat or accessing the toilets at any time during this special show, and there will be a chill-out space for patrons who may need a little time away from the fun. There will also be a few technical adjustments made to the performance, which include removing loud bangs, flashes and flashing lights.

The fun-packed pantomime itself will be unchanged and will still be jam-packed with marvellous music and dance, fun and laughter, stunning sets, amazing costumes and exciting special effects to keep audiences both young and old entertained.

We would suggest this Relaxed Performance of pantomime would especially benefit patrons with dementia, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition, or a learning disability, but sadly may not be suitable for customers with sensory sensitivities.

Accessibility also remains a priority at Blackpool Grand Theatre throughout the whole of the year with wheelchair spaces available for all performances and level access to the Stalls via the platform lift through the main foyer and via Stage Door Bar. Full information about all the access provisions of our venue, including our guides, maps, facilities including seating arrangements, assistance dogs, accessible performances, hearing loops and how to sign up to our Access Register, is available at

Audio Described/Signed Performances available this season include:

SPIKE - Saturday 19 November at 2.30pm – Audio Described

Sleeping Beauty pantomime - Saturday 10 & 17 December at 2pm and Thursday 29 December at 7pm – Audio Described

Death Drop: Back in the Habit – Friday 6 January 2023 at 8.30pm - BSL Interpreted

The Rocky Horror Show – Saturday 18 February at 5.30pm – Audio Described

Around the World in 80 Days – Saturday 4 March at 1pm – Audio Described

Titanic The Musical – Saturday 25 March at 2.30pm – Audio Described

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Saturday 29 April at 2.30pm – Audio Described

The RSC’s Julius Caesar – Thursday 18 May at 7.30pm – Captioned, Friday 19 May at 7.30pm – Integrated BSL Performance and Saturday 20 May at 2pm – Audio Described

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – Saturday 24 June at 2.30pm – Audio Described

The list is constantly updated so check the show pages on our website for further Audio Described and Signed performances.

And join us for the special relaxed performance of the greatest pantomime ever told starring TV sensation Hayley Tamaddon (Dancing on Ice, Emmerdale) sprinkling seasonal magic as the Good Fairy; top panto and stand-up comedy star Steve Royle as Silly Billy and Philip Meeks (Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Doctors) as Dame Nursie in Sleeping Beauty’s enchanting tale of magic, mayhem and misunderstandings live on the Grand Theatre’s famous stage.

Once upon a time a beautiful Princess pricks her finger on a spindle wheel, which has been cursed by the evil Carabosse, on the eve of her 18th Birthday party. Can the Good Fairy's magical spell break the curse? The Princess can only be awoken by true love's kiss. Will she find her true love and live happily ever after? Fly to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre and find out how the story ends…

Tickets are already flying out for this fantastic family show! Book your seat now for our relaxed performance and don’t be afraid to be yourself at The Grand!

Sleeping Beauty is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Friday 2 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023 with matinee and evening performances. Tickets from £22. Group rates and family of four ticket available.

For bookings and further information and to book for the Relaxed Pantomime Performance of Sleeping Beauty on Wednesday 28 December at 7pm with all tickets at £17 please call our Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit


Sleeping Beauty pantomime

Fri 2 Dec 2022 to Sun 1 Jan 2023 – Matinee and evening performances. Times vary

Relaxed performance – Wed 28 Dec at 7pm

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190

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