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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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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, 18th December 2020 - Sunday, 3rd January 2021

PantomoniumPantomonium is a COVID-safe pantomime fundraiser that will ensure Christmas isn’t cancelled this year at Blackpool Grand! Starring Steve Royal & Tom Lister.
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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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Tuesday, 13th April 2021 - Tuesday, 13th April 2021

Wednesday, 14th April 2021 - Wednesday, 14th April 2021

Thursday, 15th April 2021 - Thursday, 15th April 2021

Friday, 16th April 2021 - Friday, 16th April 2021

Saturday, 17th April 2021 - Saturday, 17th April 2021

Father Brown The Murderer In The MirrorFather Brown always seems to be in the right place at the right time ... if you count being around when a murder is committed as being in the right place!
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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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Sunday, 2nd May 2021 - Sunday, 2nd May 2021

Seven Drunken Nights at Blackpool Grand Theatre May 2021In association with legendary Irish pub O'Donoghue's, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.
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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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Thursday, 20th May 2021 - Thursday, 20th May 2021

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis 2021The total sell out at the Edinburgh festival is now on tour! Feel the electricity as Plastic Elvis hits the stage backed by his incredible five piece THE HIGH NOON BAND. He'll shake, he'll smoulder, he'll try and control his hair and in the end he'll break your heart. Sing along with some of the…
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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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Sunday, 6th June 2021 - Sunday, 6th June 2021

Marty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats 20211950s heart throb Marty Wilde takes to the road again in Dreamboats and Petticoats – Music that Lives Forever! Joining Marty are pals Eden Kane and Mark Wynter with special guest Roxy Wilde and his long serving band, The Wildcats.
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Thursday, 10th June 2021 - Thursday, 10th June 2021

Friday, 11th June 2021 - Friday, 11th June 2021

Saturday, 12th June 2021 - Saturday, 12th June 2021

The Tiger Who Came to Tea 2021Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!
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Sunday, 13th June 2021 - Sunday, 13th June 2021

Sunday Night at the Grand 2021Carl Schofield & Paul Swift return for their 6th year with what has proved to be Blackpool's best loved variety show providing yet another exciting line-up of unforgettable entertainment to the Grand Theatre, in Sunday Night at The Grand, all in aid of a good cause.
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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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Friday, 9th July 2021 - Friday, 9th July 2021

Steve Steinman's Anything for Love 2021Steve Steinman's Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story returns to Blackpool after 2,000 performances and over a million tickets sold worldwide!
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Sunday, 11th July 2021 - Sunday, 11th July 2021

Johnny Cash RoadshowWith all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt making this year's show an emotional roller-coaster of songs through Cash's career, packed…
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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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Tuesday, 3rd August 2021 - Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

Wednesday, 4th August 2021 - Wednesday, 4th August 2021

Thursday, 5th August 2021 - Thursday, 5th August 2021

Friday, 6th August 2021 - Friday, 6th August 2021

Saturday, 7th August 2021 - Saturday, 7th August 2021

Sunday, 8th August 2021 - Sunday, 8th August 2021

Tuesday, 10th August 2021 - Tuesday, 10th August 2021

Wednesday, 11th August 2021 - Wednesday, 11th August 2021

Thursday, 12th August 2021 - Thursday, 12th August 2021

Friday, 13th August 2021 - Friday, 13th August 2021

Saturday, 14th August 2021 - Saturday, 14th August 2021

Sunday, 15th August 2021 - Sunday, 15th August 2021

Tuesday, 17th August 2021 - Tuesday, 17th August 2021

Wednesday, 18th August 2021 - Wednesday, 18th August 2021

Thursday, 19th August 2021 - Thursday, 19th August 2021

Friday, 20th August 2021 - Friday, 20th August 2021

Saturday, 21st August 2021 - Saturday, 21st August 2021

Sunday, 22nd August 2021 - Sunday, 22nd August 2021

Tuesday, 24th August 2021 - Tuesday, 24th August 2021

Wednesday, 25th August 2021 - Wednesday, 25th August 2021

Thursday, 26th August 2021 - Thursday, 26th August 2021

Friday, 27th August 2021 - Friday, 27th August 2021

Saturday, 28th August 2021 - Saturday, 28th August 2021

Dirty Dancing 2021Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on stage is back, exploding with heart pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
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Sunday, 5th September 2021 - Sunday, 5th September 2021

Beyond the Barricade 2021Celebrating 21 years, the UK's longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour, Beyond The Barricade, features past principal performers from Les Miserables.
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Sunday, 12th September 2021 - Sunday, 12th September 2021

The Rolling Stones Story 2021The Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin' Jack Flash back in time. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, but we like it! Let's Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome…
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Thursday, 16th September 2021 - Thursday, 16th September 2021

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit 2021Off The Kerb Productions Presents Jon Richardson: The Knitwit. Coming to Blackpool's Grand Theatre with his brand-new tour in 2020. Age Restriction: 14yrs+ (no one under this age will be permitted into the show, even with parental supervision).
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Friday, 17th September 2021 - Friday, 17th September 2021

Saturday, 18th September 2021 - Saturday, 18th September 2021

Alan Carr tour Blackpool Grand Theatre 2021 Not Again Alan!Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan ! 2021It's been four years since Alan Carr last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas. Age Restriction 14yrs+
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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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