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Grand Theatre


Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HT

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Tel: 01253 290190

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Grand Theatre

Blackpool’s beautiful Grade II* listed Grand Theatre attracts the best in award-winning touring companies, including The National Theatre, English Touring Theatre, UK Productions, Opera and Ballet International and the Russian State Ballet. The theatre aims to appeal to all; with an eclectic offering of opera, ballet, quality drama, comedy and dance...there is no theatre quite like The Grand!

It really is no wonder that the Grand Theatre is referred to as the ‘Hidden Gem of Blackpool’, with its long and lively history. The Theatre’s rich history began in 1894, having been built by the leading Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham, and being described by the first theatre manager, Thomas Sergenson, as ‘Matcham’s Masterpiece’.

The Grand Theatre has presented some of the UK’s biggest touring productions including English Touring Theatre’s Anne Boleyn and Eternal Love, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) adaptation of A Mad World My Masters, the National Theatre’s renowned One Man Two Guvnors, UK Productions award-winning 42nd Street, the Nation’s favourite play Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, Agatha Christie Theatre Company’s And Then There Were None, the 25th anniversary tour of Return To The Forbidden Planet and not forgetting the Children’s Touring Partnership’s The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. Dance is a key feature at The Grand too and companies who have performed here include Hofesh Shechter, DV8, Ultima Vez, BalletBoyz and Fabulous Beast.

The Grand Theatre also plays host to some incredible one-off events, these have included being a location for a National Lottery Christmas commercial, the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Awards hosted by Patrick Kielty, and an episode of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Quality drama, comedy, and dance are always top of the ever-eclectic bill at The Grand.

Opening Times

Box Office (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:30*
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* On performance days the box office is open until the show starts. Box office may also be closed on occasional Sundays. Please check opening times before visiting by calling 01253 290190.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 - Tuesday, 22nd September 2020

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 - Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

The Tiger Who Came To TeaThe Tiger Who Came To TeaDirect from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour,
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Thursday, 15th October 2020 - Thursday, 15th October 2020

Frank SkinnerFrank Skinner – ShowbizFollowing a sold out five-week run at the West End's Garrick Theatre, comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour
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Friday, 16th October 2020 - Friday, 16th October 2020

Tim Vine as Plastic ElvisTim Vine is Plastic ElvisPlastic Elvis will thrill you with an evening of full throttle charisma, unstoppable rock'n'roll and jaw-dropping excitement.
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Sunday, 18th October 2020 - Sunday, 18th October 2020

Marty Wilde Dreamboats and PetticoatsMarty Wilde Dreamboats and PetticoatsMarty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats – Music that Lives Forever
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Tuesday, 20th October 2020 - Tuesday, 20th October 2020

Vincent Simone and Ian WaiteThe Ballroom Boys Act TwoThe Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2020 with a brand new show
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Thursday, 22nd October 2020 - Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Whitney Houston's tribute actThe Greatest Love of AllWhitney Houston's musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show
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Monday, 2nd November 2020 - Monday, 2nd November 2020

That'll Be The Day posterThat'll Be The DayUnashamedly nostalgic, That'll Be The Day takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the 'golden' age of Rock and Roll and Pop.
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Saturday, 7th November 2020 - Saturday, 7th November 2020

The Rolling Stones StoryThe Rolling Stones StoryYou can now relive all these classic hits in The Rolling Stones Story, a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band
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Saturday, 14th November 2020 - Saturday, 14th November 2020

Manfreds and Georgie FameMaximum R'n'BJoin the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia
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Monday, 11th January 2021 - Monday, 11th January 2021

Ed ByrneEd Byrne: If I'm Honest…Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.
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Thursday, 21st January 2021 - Thursday, 21st January 2021

Lost in MusicLost in MusicGet ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco with Lost in Music!
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Saturday, 23rd January 2021 - Saturday, 23rd January 2021

Love Hurts posterSteve Steinman's Love HurtsCritically acclaimed Steve Steinman, singer and show producer, brings you his brand-new production Love Hurts – Power Ballads and Anthems Show
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Saturday, 13th February 2021 - Sunday, 14th February 2021

Peppa Pig's Best Day EverPeppa Pig's Best Day EverPeppa Pig is returning to Blackpool with a brand-new show, Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!
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Sunday, 28th February 2021 - Sunday, 28th February 2021

Jason ManfordJason Manford: Like MeHe's back! It's been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans will know that he hasn't changed a bit.
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Wednesday, 31st March 2021 - Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Kinky Boots posterKinky BootsBlackpool Operatic Players present Kinky Boots.
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Thursday, 8th April 2021 - Thursday, 8th April 2021

The Bon Jovi ExperienceThe Bon Jovi ExperienceThe Bon Jovi Experience are the world's first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi.
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Friday, 9th April 2021 - Friday, 9th April 2021

Magic of Motown 2021Magic of Motown 2021The Magic of Motown has been seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre.
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Saturday, 10th April 2021 - Saturday, 10th April 2021

Julian Clary in cartoonJulian Clary – Born to MinceJulian Clary brings his brand new tour 'Born To Mince', to Blackpool!
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Sunday, 11th April 2021 - Sunday, 11th April 2021

Just My ImaginationJust My ImaginationA celebration of the Motown legends, named by Billboard Magazine as 'The Number 1 Group In The History Of Rhythm And Blues!'
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Sunday, 18th April 2021 - Sunday, 18th April 2021

Red Hot Chilli PipersRed Hot Chilli PipersThe Red Hot Chilli Pipers are the most famous bagpipe band in the world, ever, and they're coming to Blackpool as part of their latest World Tour.
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Monday, 26th April 2021 - Monday, 26th April 2021

By The Waters of LiverpoolThe UK premiere tour of Helen Forrester's By The Waters of Liverpool, comes to Blackpool.
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Sunday, 2nd May 2021 - Sunday, 2nd May 2021

Seven Drunken Nights posterSeven Drunken NightsDirect from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights
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Tuesday, 11th May 2021 - Saturday, 15th May 2021

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em castSome Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmBased on the TV series by Raymond Allen comes Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
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Saturday, 22nd May 2021 - Saturday, 22nd May 2021

Breakin' ConventionBreakin' ConventionBreakin' Convention, the world's ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre, is back with a fresh new line up!
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Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 - Sunday, 6th June 2021

Boogie NightsBoogie NightsBoogie Nights The 70s Musical tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy, a Jack-the-lad, whose life of birds, booze and boogie is about to be turned upside down.
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Thursday, 17th June 2021 - Thursday, 17th June 2021

Rob Beckett: WallopRob Beckett: WallopRob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It's been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he's coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.
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Saturday, 17th July 2021 - Saturday, 17th July 2021

The Lancashire Hotpots: Chips & Giggles TourThe Lancashire Hotpots: Chips & Giggles TourThe Lancashire Hotpots return to Blackpool with their Chips & Giggles Tour.
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2015




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Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

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