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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.

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Opening Times

Box Office (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
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

Saturday, 4th September 2021 - Saturday, 4th September 2021

Fireman Sam PosterFireman SamJoin Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele, and Norman in an all-singing, dancing, action-packed show. You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus.
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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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Wednesday, 15th September 2021 - Wednesday, 15th September 2021

Dad's Army Radio ShowDad's Army Radio ShowTwo actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The nation's favourite sitcom returns new-minted in this highly-acclaimed production.
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Friday, 17th September 2021 - Friday, 17th September 2021

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

Alan Carr Tour posterAlan Carr – Regional TrinketAlan’s back on the road with a brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’.  From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan’s last tour four years ago, including Alan. Nowadays, it’s all about finding happiness and joy…
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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 - Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

Thursday, 23rd September 2021 - Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Friday, 24th September 2021 - Friday, 24th September 2021

Saturday, 25th September 2021 - Saturday, 25th September 2021

Event posterThe Woman in BlackSusan Hill's acclaimed ghost story, The Woman in Black, comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation.
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Thursday, 30th September 2021 - Thursday, 30th September 2021

Event posterJonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Remix)Jonathan Pie's critically acclaimed sell-out show FAKE NEWS finally returns, updated and remixed for a post-Corona world.
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Saturday, 2nd October 2021 - Saturday, 2nd October 2021

Steve RoyleThe (Steve) Royle Variety Performance 2021Britain's Got Talent 2020 top three finalists, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family.
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Sunday, 3rd October 2021 - Sunday, 3rd October 2021

Frank SkinnerFrank Skinner - Showbiz 2021Following 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 and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to The Grand Theatre for one night only.
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Thursday, 21st October 2021 - Thursday, 21st October 2021

Friday, 22nd October 2021 - Friday, 22nd October 2021

Event posterDragons and Mythical BeastsFrom the creators of DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE! Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.
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Saturday, 6th November 2021 - Saturday, 6th November 2021

Harpy - Event PosterHarpyHarpy, written by Philip Meeks. Starring Su Pollard. Birdie's a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her.
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Sunday, 14th November 2021 - Sunday, 14th November 2021

Maximum R'n'B The Manfreds 2021Maximum R'n'B The Manfreds 2021Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written in Maximum R'n'B.
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Thursday, 18th November 2021 - Thursday, 18th November 2021

Event PosterSun Records The ConcertSun Records, Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born the Official Sun Records Concert Show.
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Friday, 19th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Event PosterAdventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess 2021In this frank, funny and informative new show, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire. It's a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.
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Saturday, 20th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021

Sleeping Beauty - Event PosterSleeping BeautyEvery child's favorite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery, and magic set to Tchaikovsky's sublime score.
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Sunday, 21st November 2021 - Sunday, 21st November 2021

Greatest Love of All - event posterThe Greatest Love of All 2021Whitney Houston's musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show, The Greatest Love of All, described as "mind-blowingly spot on".
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Thursday, 2nd December 2021 - Thursday, 2nd December 2021

Friday, 3rd December 2021 - Friday, 3rd December 2021

Saturday, 4th December 2021 - Saturday, 4th December 2021

Sunday, 5th December 2021 - Sunday, 5th December 2021

Tuesday, 7th December 2021 - Tuesday, 7th December 2021

Wednesday, 8th December 2021 - Wednesday, 8th December 2021

Thursday, 9th December 2021 - Thursday, 9th December 2021

Friday, 10th December 2021 - Friday, 10th December 2021

Saturday, 11th December 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021

Sunday, 12th December 2021 - Sunday, 12th December 2021

Tuesday, 14th December 2021 - Tuesday, 14th December 2021

Wednesday, 15th December 2021 - Wednesday, 15th December 2021

Thursday, 16th December 2021 - Thursday, 16th December 2021

Friday, 17th December 2021 - Friday, 17th December 2021

Saturday, 18th December 2021 - Saturday, 18th December 2021

Sunday, 19th December 2021 - Sunday, 19th December 2021

Tuesday, 21st December 2021 - Tuesday, 21st December 2021

Wednesday, 22nd December 2021 - Wednesday, 22nd December 2021

Thursday, 23rd December 2021 - Thursday, 23rd December 2021

Friday, 24th December 2021 - Friday, 24th December 2021

Sunday, 26th December 2021 - Sunday, 26th December 2021

Monday, 27th December 2021 - Monday, 27th December 2021

Tuesday, 28th December 2021 - Tuesday, 28th December 2021

Wednesday, 29th December 2021 - Wednesday, 29th December 2021

Thursday, 30th December 2021 - Thursday, 30th December 2021

Saturday, 1st January 2022 - Saturday, 1st January 2022

Sunday, 2nd January 2022 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

Steve Royle in Snow WhiteSnow White and the Seven DwarfsMirror, Mirror on the wall… What's the greatest panto of them all? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Blackpool's Grand of course… Grand Panto favourite Steve Royle (Britan's Got Talent, Comic, Presenter) returns as Muddles, to make his annual appearance. Full star cast to be announced…
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Monday, 13th December 2021 - Monday, 13th December 2021

Event PosterGrand Christmas Concert 2021Poulton-le-Fylde Band returns to Blackpool's Grand Theatre with the heart-warming Grand Christmas Concert – a fabulous festive treat for all the family.
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Saturday, 15th January 2022 - Saturday, 15th January 2022

Event PosterLost in Music 2022Get 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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Thursday, 20th January 2022 - Thursday, 20th January 2022

Event posterYou Win AgainPrepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular.
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Sunday, 23rd January 2022 - Sunday, 23rd January 2022

Event PosterJohnny Cash Roadshow 2022The only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show.
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Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 - Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

Event PosterBizet Carmen 2022Senbla presents Bizet Carmen, Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.
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Thursday, 3rd February 2022 - Thursday, 3rd February 2022

Event PosterPuccini's Madama Butterfly 2022Senbla presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.
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Friday, 4th February 2022 - Friday, 4th February 2022

Event posterSteve Steinman's Vampires Rock - Ghost TrainFrom the producers of Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story comes the classic rock musical sensation that's been rocking the nation for 20 years. 
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Saturday, 5th February 2022 - Saturday, 5th February 2022

Event PosterTim Vine is Plastic Elvis 2022The 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.
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Sunday, 13th February 2022 - Sunday, 13th February 2022

Omid Djalili: Good Times Tour 2022Omid Djalili: Good Times Tour 2022Multi-award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
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Friday, 18th February 2022 - Friday, 18th February 2022

Ed Byrne : If I'm Honest…Ed 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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Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 - Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 - Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

Thursday, 24th February 2022 - Thursday, 24th February 2022

Friday, 25th February 2022 - Friday, 25th February 2022

Saturday, 26th February 2022 - Saturday, 26th February 2022

Bring It On The MusicalBring It On The MusicalInspired by the film of the same name, Bring It On The Musical takes you on a high-flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.
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Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 - Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 - Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

Thursday, 24th March 2022 - Thursday, 24th March 2022

Friday, 25th March 2022 - Friday, 25th March 2022

Saturday, 26th March 2022 - Saturday, 26th March 2022

Father Brown The Murderer In The MirrorFather Brown The Murderer In The MirrorRumpus Theatre Company presents A thrilling, intriguing new whodunit, Father Brown The Murderer In The Mirror based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton.
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Wednesday, 6th April 2022 - Wednesday, 6th April 2022

Seven Drunken Nights 2022Seven Drunken Nights 2022The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2022 with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour.
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Friday, 8th April 2022 - Friday, 8th April 2022

Julian Clary PosterJulian Clary - Born to Mince at Blackpool Grand Theatre April 2022In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.
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Sunday, 10th April 2022 - Sunday, 10th April 2022

Aida - Event PosterAidaThe Russian State Opera Presents premiere of Aida – A timeless and emotional opera with breath-taking melodies.
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Wednesday, 13th April 2022 - Saturday, 16th April 2022

Kinky Boots posterKinky BootsBlackpool Operatic Players present Kinky Boots.
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Sunday, 1st May 2022 - Sunday, 1st May 2022

Jason Manford: Like Me 2022Jason Manford: Like Me 2022It's been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn't changed a bit.
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Tuesday, 10th May 2022 - Tuesday, 10th May 2022

Wednesday, 11th May 2022 - Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Thursday, 12th May 2022 - Thursday, 12th May 2022

Friday, 13th May 2022 - Friday, 13th May 2022

Saturday, 14th May 2022 - Saturday, 14th May 2022

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 2022Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 2022Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale
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Sunday, 15th May 2022 - Sunday, 15th May 2022

Craig Revel Horwood 2022Craig Revel Horwood 2022So Comedy and Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Gavin Barker Associates present Craig Revel Horwood – The All Balls and Glitter Tour.
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Sunday, 22nd May 2022 - Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Marty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats 2022Marty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats 2022Marty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats – Music that Lives Forever with Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and Mark Wynter and very special guest Roxy Wilde With The Wildcats.
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Friday, 27th May 2022 - Friday, 27th May 2022

Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 28th May 2022

Rob Beckett - Wallop ! 2022Rob Beckett - Wallop ! 2022Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show, this time he's bringing support
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Sunday, 29th May 2022 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

Count Arthur Strong 2022Count Arthur Strong 2022Count Arthur Strong presents himself in….. And This Is Me!' A twentieth-anniversary tour!
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Sunday, 12th June 2022 - Sunday, 12th June 2022

Magic of Motown 2022Magic of Motown 2022The Magic of Motown, now in its 13th year and seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

80s Live 202280s Live 2022You may have heard of throwback Thursday, now it's time for the ultimate throwback decade – 80s Live!
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 - Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Thursday, 23rd June 2022 - Thursday, 23rd June 2022

Friday, 24th June 2022 - Friday, 24th June 2022

Saturday, 25th June 2022 - Saturday, 25th June 2022

Boogie Nights 2022Boogie Nights 2022Boogie 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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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

The Lancashire HotpotsThe Lancashire Hotpots: The Chips and Giggles Tour 2022The Lancashire Hotpots return to Blackpool with their Chips & Giggles Tour.
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Sunday, 10th July 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022

Steve Steinman's Anything for Love 2022Steve Steinman's Anything for Love 2022Steve 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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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Sunday, 17th July 2022 - Sunday, 17th July 2022

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever 2022Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever 2022Peppa Pig is returning to Blackpool with a brand-new show, Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!
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Sunday, 16th October 2022 - Sunday, 16th October 2022

Vincent Simone - Tango PassionVincent Simone - Tango Passion 2022Argentine Tango King and Strictly Come Dancing legend, Vincent Simone, returns to the stage in 2022 with his brand new show… 'Tango Passions'.
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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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