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Grand Theatre

Type:Theatre

Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HT

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Tel: 01253 290190

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Blackpool 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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
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

Events

Thursday, 27th September 2018 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

Blackpool’s Best Family ShowsTeletubbies, Bing Live, Stick Man, Beauty and The Beast, Pantomime, In The Willows – Blackpool’s Grand Theatre has an incredible line-up for families in 2018/19.
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Friday, 7th December 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Beauty and the Beast at the Grand TheatreThe story of Beauty and The Beast is a tale as old as time in a far-off land of two very different kingdoms. In Beauty and The Beast, Belle is dreaming of a happier life but finds herself transported to a cursed castle. Held imprisoned by a hideous beast, the castle is full of magical characters...
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Friday, 11th January 2019 - Friday, 11th January 2019

Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Saturday, 12th January 2019

Sunday, 13th January 2019 - Sunday, 13th January 2019

The Russian State Ballet of SiberiaThe Grand Theatre Blackpool, are excited to announce that The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will be returning to Blackpool with three stunning productions, accompanied by a live orchestra, The Russian State Ballet Orchestra.
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Saturday, 2nd February 2019 - Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Bing LiveCalling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Blackpool in the first ever live stage show!
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Tuesday, 26th February 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

RSC Romeo and JulietShakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences – RSC Romeo and Juliet.
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Tuesday, 30th April 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

In the Willows - The Hip-Hop MusicalMetta Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre present In The Willows The Hip-Hop Musical of Wind in the Willows.
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Awards

  • 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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  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Sign Language
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

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

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

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  • Theatre

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