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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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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

Thursday, 27th September 2018 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

Blackpool’s Best Family ShowsTeletubbies, Bing Live, Stick Man, Beauty and The Beast, Pantomime, In The Willows – Blackpool’s Grand Theatre has an incredible line-up for families in 2018/19.
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Thursday, 25th October 2018 - Thursday, 25th October 2018

Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

Blackpool Gang ShowBlackpool District Scout Council present Blackpool Gang Show, an extravaganza of song, dance and comedy performed by Scouts and Guides from across Blackpool.
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

Blackpool Gang ShowAn extravaganza of song, dance and comedy performed by Scouts and Guides from across Blackpool. A show for all the family to enjoy, a true variety show featuring items celebrating Summertime, Friendship and a spectacular number showcasing 'Magic' songs. The war years are nostalgically remembered in...
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Sing-a-Long-a Rocky HorrorFrom the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music comes Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show!
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Monday, 29th October 2018 - Monday, 29th October 2018

You Win AgainDirect from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees. Prepare 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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Tuesday, 30th October 2018 - Tuesday, 30th October 2018

Brendan Cole – All Night LongBrendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan Cole’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party!
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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Friday, 2nd November 2018

The Meat Loaf StoryThe Meat Loaf Story returns to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Steve Steinman the creative force behind the hugely successful Vampires Rock returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell record breaking album.
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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Friday, 2nd November 2018

The Meatloaf StorySteve Steinman’s The Meat Loaf Story returns to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
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Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

The Whitney Houston StoryThe Whitney Houston Show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston.
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Thursday, 8th November 2018 - Saturday, 10th November 2018

First Encounters with ShakespeareThe Royal Shakespeare Company presents First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors.
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018 - Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Stick ManTouching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is coming to Blackpool!
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Friday, 7th December 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Beauty and the BeastThe story of Beauty and The Beast is a tale as old as time in a far-off land of two very different kingdoms. In Beauty and The Beast, Belle is dreaming of a happier life but finds herself transported to a cursed castle. Held imprisoned by a hideous beast, the castle is full of magical characters...
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Saturday, 2nd February 2019 - Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Bing LiveCalling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Blackpool in the first ever live stage show!
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Tuesday, 30th April 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

In the Willows - The Hip-Hop MusicalMetta Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre present In The Willows The Hip-Hop Musical of Wind in the Willows.
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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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  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Sign Language
  • Toilets
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  • 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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