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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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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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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

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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 Dwarfs 2021/22Mirror, 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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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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Wednesday, 13th April 2022 - Saturday, 16th April 2022

Kinky Boots posterKinky BootsBlackpool Operatic Players present Kinky Boots.
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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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Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access
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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

Venue Facilities

  • Theatre

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