Do you have a passion for amazing architecture and fascinating theatrical history?

Have you always wanted a peek inside Blackpool’s hidden gem? The Grand Theatre will be throwing open its famous doors on Saturday 16 September as part of the national Heritage Open Day Blackpool project! Pop in anytime from 9.30am to 2pm on the day to roam the famous theatre tiers and experience the captivating wonders of the glorious Grade II* listed building, which was meticulously crafted in 1894 by flamboyant architect Frank Matcham. Please note – this is not a guided tour but is an incredible opportunity to step inside and look around!

For those looking for a more in-depth look at the dazzling delights of this much-loved local treasure, The Grand will be offering FREE 30-minute guided tours at 10am, 11am and 12noon on this special day with a Heritage Guide (normally £15!). This is a unique chance to delve into the rich history of one of the resort’s most iconic landmarks! Only 20 places available for each guided tour so book early! Places for guided tours are limited, so snap yours up online before the final call!

Gaze in wonder at Matcham’s Victorian masterpiece and revel in the stunning scenery in the theatre’s spectacular auditorium and more, then relax and discuss your intriguing findings over a delicious Afternoon Tea in our magnificent Dress Circle bar at 12.30pm with a glass of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bubbly for just £16! (£11 with a pot of tea).

Heritage Open Day was established in the UK in 1994 to raise appreciation for our country’s rich and diverse cultural assets and highlight their need for care and protection. It has since grown into the country's largest community heritage festival. The simple, yet compelling principle is to throw open the doors to historic monuments and buildings - in particular, those normally closed to the public.

Heritage Open Days are now held annually each September with over 5,500 separate events listed last year, all reflecting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of England and its communities. The festival is a wonderful chance for communities to come together to learn, explore and have fun by sharing the heritage jewels on their doorstep. For full details please visit:

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be given unrivalled access to this beautiful Frank Matcham Theatre on Heritage Open Day Blackpool.

Free Heritage Theatre Tours (30min) are available on Saturday 16 September at 10am, 11am & 12noon (Save £15 on the usual theatre tour price! Maximum 20 participants each tour).

Bookings are required to reserve a space on the guided tours.

Please note – Due to the history of the building, many parts of the tour are not accessible via wheelchair for people with mobility issues.

Grand Theatre Afternoon Tea in the Dress Circle bar on Saturday 16 September at 12.30pm is £11. Or £16 with a glass of Prosecco (maximum 20 participants)

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit for bookings and further information.

The Grand Theatre auditorium will also be open from 9.30am to 2pm for non-guided visitors. Booking not required.


Theatre Heritage Tours (30min) on Sat 16 Sep at 10am, 11am & 12noon

Grand Afternoon Tea on Sat 16 Sep at 12.30pm

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190

Facebook - @blackpoolgrand

Twitter - @Grand_Theatre

Instagram - grandtheatrebpl




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