July 2024 – Blackpool Grand Theatre Show Listings

Preston College Dance Annual Show – Friday 5 July at 7.30pm

This fast-paced production is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the next generation of professional performers. Preston College Dance Summer Showcase involves students studying on the BA (Hons) Dance Performance, Teaching & Choreography and the Diploma in Dance Performance & Teaching courses and showcases a diverse range of styles including Commercial, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz and more. Tickets £16.50. Concessions for Seniors 65+ and Under 18s.

Science Museum Live on Tour – Sunday 7 July at 12.30pm & 3.30pm

The thrilling brand new production from London’s world-renowned Science Museum will ignite curiosity, fuel imaginations and inspire everyone in new and exciting ways! It’s explosive family theatre for curious minds with exciting experiments live on stage! Tickets £22. Under 18s £21.

Young Story Ambassadors Day – Monday 8 July at 1.45pm (Grand Storytelling Festival)

Blackpool Grand Theatre’s first ever Storytelling Festival kicks off with a bang as 193 children take part in this creative story making day. Young people from across Blackpool and Fylde coast schools came together earlier this year to plan the event and chose themes of Fantasy, Historical Fiction and Horror to be the genres of story writing that will be created and shared on the day. Not all Story Ambassadors will appear onstage, but they will all be involved in the creation of the stories shared. Tickets FREE (max 4 per household).

Devilled Eggs – Monday 8 July at 7.30pm (Grand Storytelling Festival)

Check into the Dakota Guest House for the Grand premiere of this delightfully quirky comedy from acclaimed theatre makers Black Liver. Every room has a tale to tell, and comedy, music and mystery are resident guests at the most glamorous B&B this side of Blackpool. Join vibrant hosts Roman and Prudence over the span of a one-night stay (breakfast included) as they flip through their guest book and regale you with showbiz stories and anecdotes. Like the eggs The Dakota serves at breakfast, this show is fresh, cheeky and devilishly spicy! Specially commissioned by Blackpool Grand Theatre for the Storytelling Festival. Tickets £16.50.

Tales Retold – Tuesday 9 July & Wednesday 10 July at 1.45pm (Grand Storytelling Festival)

The Storytelling Festival also welcomes the return of this innovative drama initiative which helps school age children gain new skills and assurance in storytelling, drama, and oracy. This year, 380 local children from six local primary schools are making captivating new stories inspired by Onjali Q. Raúf’s much-loved tale of The Boy at The Back of The Class, which appeared at The Grand in May. Tales Retold forms part of a broader commitment to help strengthen resilience and literacy for children and young people as part of The Grand’s revolutionary and multi award-winning Story-Led Resilience Programme. Tickets FREE.

Pram TalkWednesday 10 July at 7.30pm (Grand Storytelling Festival)

Premiere of the witty and compelling new play Pram Talk by Rosanna Jahangard.  Bronte is a misfit new mum trying to find herself in her new world of babies and parenthood while everyone around her just seems to have it together. With her fragile world unravelling, Bronte realises she must stop self-sabotaging and create a better life for her daughter. She sets about repairing friendships, getting organised with childcare, standing up for herself at work, leaning on her community and finding better ways to deal with her mental health. Can she see it through? Part of The Grand’s Storytelling Festival. Tickets £5.

DreamboysThursday 11 July at 8pm

Brace yourself for an electrifying night of unadulterated pleasure with the explosive, immersive, and seductive dance show as the Dreamboys take the stage. Allow yourself to be intoxicated by raw energy and magnetic charisma and become immersed in a journey that awakens your deepest fantasies. Prepare to be captivated for two unforgettable hours as the boys unveil their sculpted physiques with an intoxicating blend of dance, chart-topping music and audience participation. Tickets from £30.50. Recommended for adults aged 18+

Friends’ Funny Girls Summer Show & BuffetThursday 11 July at 8pm.

Dance down to Funny Girls cabaret bar in Blackpool for The Friends of The Grand sparkling Summer Show and Buffet. This fabulous fundraising event will be hosted by Friends members and offers exclusive use of the balcony at the popular entertainment venue (access via staircase) with private seating, buffet and bar and, of course, the Fun Friends’ Raffle.

It’s a glamorous night out for the whole gang! Tickets £15 includes show & buffet.

Theatre Heritage Tour Backstage Secrets – Friday 12 July at 10.30am.

Take an in-depth look at the dazzling delights of this much-loved local treasure and Frank Matcham’s masterpiece. Discover the backstage workings of the theatre including the Stalls, Dress Circle, Walkway, Royal Box, Stage Door, Fly Floor, Gallery, Dressing Rooms, Matcham Court and, of course, the Stage. Revel in the stunning scenery in the theatre’s spectacular auditorium and more, then relax and discuss your intriguing findings over delicious cake and tea in our magnificent Dress Circle bar following the 90-minute tour. Tickets £20.

The Lancashire Hotpots: Non-Stop Saturday Night – Saturday 13 July at 7.30pm.

Get ready for a BIG Saturday night with The Lancashire Hotpots. Bernard and the boys are back to give you a fun-filled evening packed with silly songs and the humour that that made the Hotpots famous throughout the land. Strap yourself in for an unbeatable Saturday night of music and laughs and expect to be singing all your Hotpot favourites from I Fear Ikea and Egg, Sausage, Chips & Beans to the famous Chippy Tea. Last few Tickets £23.50. Recommended for ages 12+.

The Upbeat Beatles – Sunday 14 July at 7.30pm.

Twist and Shout in this sensational show which takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper and Abbey Road, including a fascinating narrative and full multi-media presentation. With powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship, no other band can perform the hits of John, Paul, George and Ringo like the Upbeat Beatles! Tickets £33.

Footloose – Wednesday 17 July to Saturday 20 July at 7.30pm. Sat Matinee at 2.30pm.

Let’s Hear it For the Boy! Ren arrives from Chicago, falls for the Preacher’s daughter Ariel, shakes up the town and breaks every single rule as he loves to party and dance. What could possibly go wrong? With two smash-hit Hollywood movies made from this toe-tapping story and featuring the hit songs including the famous title song Footloose, this sensational new production from Ensemble Theatre promises to be the ultimate feel-good musical. Don’t Stand Still! Get your dancing shoes on and book today! Tickets from £20.50. Ensemble Theatre presents this amateur production of Footloose by arrangement with Concord Theatrical Ltd.

Time to Dance – Rarity School of Dance - Sunday 21 July at 2pm & 7pm.

Join Rarity School of Dance as the renowned dance school celebrates its 11th award-winning year. Time to Dance is the perfect celebration - showcasing talented students from ages 4-18. Established in 2013 and based in the heart of Ansdell in Lytham St Annes, Rarity School of Dance are no strangers to the stage and perform for the very first time at Blackpool Grand. Featuring Ballet, Tap, Freestyle, Acro, Jazz and Contemporary modern, there is something for every dance fan! So don’t miss out, it’s Time to Dance! Tickets from £22.70.

The Real Ken Dodd – The Man I Loved – Saturday 27 July at 2pm & 7pm.

This exclusive feature documentary film reveals for the very first time the private man behind Britain’s greatest comic genius. Not yet broadcast and produced over four years with full access from Ken’s widow Lady Dodd, it takes an in-depth look into Doddy’s private world, exploring the many secrets of his comic talent, revealing never-before-seen home videos, stage performances and extracts from some of the thousands of Ken’s diary notebooks. This candid, insightful film is also narrated by Miriam Margolyes, a long-standing fan and friend. Full of his greatest comic performances and a must-see for all Doddy fans. Tickets £15. Recommended for ages 6+. This is a screening of a documentary film.

Carrie The Musical – Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August at 7.30pm in The STUDIO Space.

Fylde Coast Youth Theatre bring the reworked and re-imagined stage version of Stephen King’s terrifying tale to The Grand. Carrie White is a misfit at school, an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it… Tickets £16. Recommended for ages 12+. Contains trigger warnings, bullying, religious ideals.

The Haunting of Blaine Manor – Wednesday 31 July to Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm.

Friday & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Joe O’Byrne’s gripping Gothic horror tells the thrilling tale of renowned American parapsychologist Dr Roy Earle who is famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums. He is invited to attend a seance in Blaine Manor, said to be the most haunted building in England, but his arrival awakens something horrific within the manor’s walls. As a raging storm closes them off from the outside world, Earle and his companions find what is waiting within the manor is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him. Tickets £21.50. Recommended for ages 12+.

Visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk for full show listings and bookings or call the box office on 01253 290190 for bookings and further information.




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