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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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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

Friday, 15th November 2019 - Friday, 15th November 2019

Saturday, 16th November 2019 - Saturday, 16th November 2019

Dangerous ObsessionDangerous Obsession by N.J.Crisp
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019 - Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Private PeacefulPrivate Peaceful. Divided by love. United by war.
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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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Tuesday, 26th November 2019 - Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Wednesday, 27th November 2019 - Wednesday, 27th November 2019

Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

Friday, 29th November 2019 - Friday, 29th November 2019

Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

A Murder is AnnouncedStarring Sarah Thomas (Last Of The Summer Wine), Kazia Pelka (Heartbeat/World's End/Family Affairs), Tom Butcher (The Bill/Doctors), Jenny Funnell (As Time Goes By), Lucy Evans (Coronation Street) and Tom Gibbons (Johnny Phillips in The Archers).
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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 Pan Pantomime at Blackpool Grand TheatreFlying 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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Wednesday, 18th December 2019 - Wednesday, 18th December 2019

Grand Christmas ConcertPoulton-le-Fylde Brass Band will celebrate the festive season in rousing style with the yearly Grand Christmas Concert.
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Friday, 17th January 2020 - Friday, 17th January 2020

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Sleeping BeautyEvery child's favourite fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky's sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.
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Saturday, 18th January 2020 - Saturday, 18th January 2020

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia - The NutcrackerRussia's acclaimed ballet company returns to the UK for 2020 Tour with The Nutcracker.
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Sunday, 19th January 2020 - Sunday, 19th January 2020

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia - Swan LakePerformed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied by a live orchestra, The Russian State Ballet Orchestra.
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Friday, 24th January 2020 - Friday, 24th January 2020

Strictly SherlockAfter the terrific success of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, we return with this follow-up stage play, Strictly Sherlock!
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Saturday, 25th January 2020 - Saturday, 25th January 2020

A Country Night in NashvilleA Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.
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Sunday, 26th January 2020 - Sunday, 26th January 2020

Grimethorpe Colliery BandFormed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution.
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Friday, 31st January 2020 - Friday, 31st January 2020

Joe Brown in ConcertPremier rock 'n' roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.
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Saturday, 1st February 2020 - Saturday, 1st February 2020

The Illegal EaglesThis critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles' catalogue of classics including; Hotel California, Desperado', Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more…
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Sunday, 2nd February 2020 - Sunday, 2nd February 2020

You Win AgainDirect from London's West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.
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Wednesday, 5th February 2020 - Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian RhapsodyThe smash hit film as you have never experienced it before, celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.
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Friday, 7th February 2020 - Friday, 7th February 2020

Steve Steinman's Vampires Rock - Ghost TrainStarring Steve Steinman and an incredible cast of singers, dancers and musicians, this show will have you rocking in the aisles.
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Saturday, 8th February 2020 - Saturday, 8th February 2020

Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison StoryThe Roy Orbison Story returns to Blackpool's Grand Theatre.
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Sunday, 9th February 2020 - Sunday, 9th February 2020

Lipstick On Your CollarAs seen in London's West End Lipstick On Your Collar is back with a brand new show
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Friday, 14th February 2020 - Friday, 14th February 2020

Oh What A NightOh What A Night takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
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Saturday, 15th February 2020 - Saturday, 15th February 2020

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much...The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour, Josh Widdicombe brings 'Bit Much' to Blackpool!
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Sunday, 16th February 2020 - Sunday, 16th February 2020

MIDGE URE The 1980 TourMidge Ure comes to Blackpool with The 1980 Tour- celebrating 'Vienna' and 'Visage', the sound of the future.
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Sunday, 23rd February 2020 - Sunday, 23rd February 2020

German Cornejo's Tango FireThe award-winning Tango Fire returns the UK direct from a West End run, due to incredible popular demand.
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Tuesday, 25th February 2020 - Tuesday, 25th February 2020

The Russian State Opera presents AidaFeaturing an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians.
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Wednesday, 26th February 2020 - Wednesday, 26th February 2020

The Russian State Opera presents CarmenFeaturing an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians
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Friday, 28th February 2020 - Friday, 28th February 2020

Saturday, 29th February 2020 - Saturday, 29th February 2020

Sunday, 1st March 2020 - Sunday, 1st March 2020

Whittaker's World At Your FeetWhittaker's first show at the Grand Theatre was in November 1981 when it produced, My Fair Lady. The shows have continued here ever since.
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Friday, 6th March 2020 - Friday, 6th March 2020

Believe – The Cher SongbookAn exhilarating show sensationally recreating all her hits, the hair, the costumes from her breathtaking career spanning six decades.
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Saturday, 7th March 2020 - Saturday, 7th March 2020

Count Arthur Strong 'Is There Anybody Out There?'Komedia Entertainment & Live Nation Presents Count Arthur Strong 'Is There Anybody Out There?'
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Sunday, 8th March 2020 - Sunday, 8th March 2020

Ben Fogle - Tales From the WildernessThrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben will take the audience on an inspiring adventure.
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Tuesday, 10th March 2020 - Tuesday, 10th March 2020

Deluxe - BalletBoyzApplauded across the globe, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back.
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Wednesday, 11th March 2020 - Wednesday, 11th March 2020

Seven Drunken NightsFollowing its sold-out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production.
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Saturday, 14th March 2020 - Saturday, 14th March 2020

Jack Dee: Off The TellyJoin Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.
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Sunday, 15th March 2020 - Sunday, 15th March 2020

Sunday Night at The GrandJoin an array of talent for another evening of unforgettable entertainment in conjunction with the Lyndene Hotel, Blackpool and Tower Top Entertainments.
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Monday, 16th March 2020 - Monday, 16th March 2020

Tuesday, 17th March 2020 - Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Wednesday, 18th March 2020 - Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Thursday, 19th March 2020 - Thursday, 19th March 2020

Friday, 20th March 2020 - Friday, 20th March 2020

Saturday, 21st March 2020 - Saturday, 21st March 2020

Educating RitaWhen married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.
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Wednesday, 25th March 2020 - Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Thursday, 26th March 2020 - Thursday, 26th March 2020

RSC Measure For MeasureFor the first time in 2020, The Royal Shakespeare Company will present a triple bill at Blackpool's Grand Theatre, including; The Taming of The Shrew, As You Like It and Measure for Measure.
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Saturday, 28th March 2020 - Saturday, 28th March 2020

Monday, 30th March 2020 - Monday, 30th March 2020

Tuesday, 31st March 2020 - Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Wednesday, 1st April 2020 - Wednesday, 1st April 2020

RSC As You Like ItAs You Like It is part of a Triple Bill including; Measure For Measure and Taming of the Shrew.
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Friday, 3rd April 2020 - Friday, 3rd April 2020

Saturday, 4th April 2020 - Saturday, 4th April 2020

RSC Taming Of The ShrewTaming of the Shrew is part of a Triple Bill including; As You Like It and Measure For Measure.
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Sunday, 5th April 2020 - Sunday, 5th April 2020

Menopause The Musical 2In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical ®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.
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Wednesday, 8th April 2020 - Wednesday, 8th April 2020

Thursday, 9th April 2020 - Thursday, 9th April 2020

Friday, 10th April 2020 - Friday, 10th April 2020

Saturday, 11th April 2020 - Saturday, 11th April 2020

Shrek The MusicalPresented by Blackpool Operatic Players.
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Tuesday, 14th April 2020 - Tuesday, 14th April 2020

HarpyThe one woman show starring Su Pollard, Harpy, comes to Blackpool.
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Thursday, 16th April 2020 - Thursday, 16th April 2020

La BohèmeSenbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra – Puccini La Bohème.
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Friday, 17th April 2020 - Friday, 17th April 2020

Madama ButterflySenbla by arrangement with Opera International presents An Ellen Kent Production – Puccini Madama Butterfly.
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Saturday, 18th April 2020 - Saturday, 18th April 2020

Little Red Riding HoodRetelling the classic fairy-tale with a Northern Ballet twist, Little Red Riding Hood is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.
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Tuesday, 21st April 2020 - Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 - Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Thursday, 23rd April 2020 - Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Friday, 24th April 2020 - Friday, 24th April 2020

Saturday, 25th April 2020 - Saturday, 25th April 2020

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmBased on the TV series by Raymond Allen comes Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
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Sunday, 26th April 2020 - Sunday, 26th April 2020

Red 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 2019 World Tour.
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Tuesday, 5th May 2020 - Tuesday, 5th May 2020

Wednesday, 6th May 2020 - Wednesday, 6th May 2020

Thursday, 7th May 2020 - Thursday, 7th May 2020

Saturday, 9th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

HolesThe Children's Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate Northampton present the Nottingham Playhouse production of Holes by Louis Sachar.
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Sunday, 10th May 2020 - Sunday, 10th May 2020

Julian Clary - Born to MinceJulian Clary brings his brand new tour 'Born To Mince', to Blackpool!
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Saturday, 16th May 2020 - Saturday, 16th May 2020

Breakin' 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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Sunday, 17th May 2020 - Sunday, 17th May 2020

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!
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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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