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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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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

Sunday, 26th May 2019 - Sunday, 26th May 2019

Steve Steinman's Anything For LoveSteve Steinman brings you his brand-new production, Anything For Love, featuring Meat Loaf's greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf's Grammy Award winning song and No. 1 hit the world over "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".
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Wednesday, 29th May 2019 - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Thursday, 30th May 2019 - Thursday, 30th May 2019

Friday, 31st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

Saturday, 1st June 2019 - Saturday, 1st June 2019

42nd StreetThe Olivier and Tony award-winning 42ND STREET has been described by the Daily Telegraph as 'The Mother of All Show-biz Musicals'. One of showbusiness's most classic and beloved tales, 42ND STREET tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big...
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Sunday, 2nd June 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

The Summer of LoveThe Summer Of Love is an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of course, timeless music that inspired a generation.
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Friday, 7th June 2019 - Friday, 7th June 2019

Legend - The Music of Bob MarleyLegend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.
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Friday, 7th June 2019 - Friday, 7th June 2019

Friday, 5th July 2019 - Friday, 5th July 2019

Friday, 2nd August 2019 - Friday, 2nd August 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy ClubWe bring you comedians off the telly from all the major panel shows and roadshows plus the best of the rest. Previously we've booked Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians!
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Tuesday, 11th June 2019 - Tuesday, 11th June 2019

Wednesday, 12th June 2019 - Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Thursday, 13th June 2019 - Thursday, 13th June 2019

Friday, 14th June 2019 - Friday, 14th June 2019

Spymonkey - CoopedTo celebrate their 20th anniversary, Spymonkey are offering Blackpool audiences an unmissable opportunity to catch this deliciously demented take on the pulp Gothic romance – think Hitchcock's Rebecca meets The Pink Panther.
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Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 15th June 2019

The Lancashire Hotpots - The Love TourBernard and the boys will be playing all your Hotpot favourites with an emphasis on all the things they really love: meat pies, nights out down the boozer, and of course a Chippy Tea!
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Friday, 21st June 2019 - Friday, 21st June 2019

Walk Right BackAfter a phenomenal sell out tour in 2018, Walk Right Back is…BACK! From the Producers of That'll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers.
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Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

The Magic of MotownCelebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
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Friday, 12th July 2019 - Friday, 12th July 2019

Saturday, 13th July 2019 - Saturday, 13th July 2019

Sunday, 14th July 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ShowCreated by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle's stories, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show...
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Monday, 15th July 2019 - Monday, 15th July 2019

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 - Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Wednesday, 17th July 2019 - Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Thriller LiveDirect from London's West End where it is now in its record breaking 11th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world's greatest entertainer.
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Monday, 22nd July 2019 - Monday, 22nd July 2019

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 - Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

Wednesday, 24th July 2019 - Wednesday, 24th July 2019

Thursday, 25th July 2019 - Thursday, 25th July 2019

Friday, 26th July 2019 - Friday, 26th July 2019

Saturday, 27th July 2019 - Saturday, 27th July 2019

Agatha Christie's The MousetrapThis unstoppable West End hit has been delighting theatregoers for 67 years with its macabre murder mystery. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, this timeless thriller The Mousetrap returns by popular demand with an extensive new tour that will travel the length and...
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Wednesday, 11th September 2019 - Wednesday, 11th September 2019

Thursday, 12th September 2019 - Thursday, 12th September 2019

Friday, 13th September 2019 - Friday, 13th September 2019

Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

The Woman in BlackThe West End smash hit The Woman in Black opens its 2019 Tour in Blackpool! Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion...
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Wednesday, 18th September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

The Addams FamilyA world wide smash, spawning a TV series and two major Hollywood movies starring Angelica Houston and now the phenomenon that is The Addams Family… hits Blackpool in the coastal premiere of this Broadway musical!
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Sunday, 22nd September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Islands In The StreamIslands in the Stream celebrates the music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty!
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Sunday, 20th October 2019 - Sunday, 20th October 2019

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A FlyThere was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly . . . but The People's Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world's best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!
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Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 - Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 - Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

Thursday, 24th October 2019 - Thursday, 24th October 2019

Friday, 25th October 2019 - Friday, 25th October 2019

Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019

Buddy - The Buddy Holly StoryForget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits Blackpool as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour.
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Wednesday, 6th November 2019 - Wednesday, 6th November 2019

Psychic Sally MorganWorld renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK's favourite award-winning medium, Sally Morgan, is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10-year anniversary show.
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Saturday, 9th November 2019 - Saturday, 9th November 2019

Liza Pulman Sings StreisandLiza Pulman Sings Streisand – a must see for music lovers and Streisand fans everywhere.
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Sunday, 10th November 2019 - Sunday, 10th November 2019

The Upbeat BeatlesThe Upbeat Beatles are second to none with powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.
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Sunday, 24th November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

Mugenkvo Taiko DrummersThis autumn, the UK's original touring taiko Tribe, Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, returns to the road with a brand new show of skill, stamina & red-hot rhythms to stir your soul!
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019 - Wednesday, 4th December 2019

Friday, 6th December 2019 - Friday, 6th December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Tuesday, 10th December 2019 - Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Wednesday, 11th December 2019 - Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Friday, 13th December 2019 - Friday, 13th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

Sunday, 15th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Monday, 16th December 2019 - Monday, 16th December 2019

Tuesday, 17th December 2019 - Tuesday, 17th December 2019

Thursday, 19th December 2019 - Thursday, 19th December 2019

Friday, 20th December 2019 - Friday, 20th December 2019

Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

Sunday, 22nd December 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Monday, 23rd December 2019 - Monday, 23rd December 2019

Tuesday, 24th December 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Thursday, 26th December 2019 - Thursday, 26th December 2019

Friday, 27th December 2019 - Friday, 27th December 2019

Saturday, 28th December 2019 - Saturday, 28th December 2019

Sunday, 29th December 2019 - Sunday, 29th December 2019

Monday, 30th December 2019 - Monday, 30th December 2019

Wednesday, 1st January 2020 - Wednesday, 1st January 2020

Thursday, 2nd January 2020 - Thursday, 2nd January 2020

Friday, 3rd January 2020 - Friday, 3rd January 2020

Saturday, 4th January 2020 - Saturday, 4th January 2020

Sunday, 5th January 2020 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

Peter PanFlying into Blackpool for Christmas 2019 is the swashbuckling adventure, Peter Pan! Meet the Peter and the lost boys, Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell and get ready for a family show full of fun, fairy dust and pirates galore. Set sail for Neverland and take on Captain Hook and prepare for...
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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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  • Solo accepted
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  • Switch accepted
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