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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

Tuesday, 17th July 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

ABBA ManiaIt is just over 40 years since they won Eurovision and now it's your chance to thank ABBA for the music! ABBA MANIA is accepted as the world's number one touring tribute production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving...
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Tuesday, 11th September 2018 - Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Photographic Session - The BasicsLove photography or want to take up a new skill for 2018? Why not join internationally renowned photographer Sean Conboy for a unique Photographic Session – The Basics at the 123-year-old Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

OLIVER! The MusicalOLIVER! Everyone's favourite musical comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre 12-15 Sept.
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe most fantasmagorical musical in the history of everything, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, celebrates 50 Years! To celebrate 50 years one of the world's favourite films, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the musical of the same name will be coming to Blackpool and will have audiences of all ages flying high...
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Thursday, 4th October 2018 - Thursday, 4th October 2018

Dave Spikey In Juggling on a MotorbikeDave Spikey, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his comedy career with the tour – JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE. This will see the Lancashire based comic look back on his remarkable life and incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and...
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Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Sunday, 7th October 2018

Teletubbies LiveThe Teletubbies first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join the Teletubbies, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland.
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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, 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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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
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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

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