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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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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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Thursday, 21st March 2019 - Thursday, 21st March 2019

Solid Silver 60s ShowFor over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated the world's most loved music. Known as an institution on the 60s circuit, Solid Silver 60s is the original and premier sixties show, bringing you classic hits performed by the original hit makers. This year 60s...
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019 - Wednesday, 27th March 2019

NDC Wales presents AwakeningNational Dance Company Wales presents Awakening. Three unique dances to amuse and amaze; After Image, Revellers' Mass and Tundra. Afterimage is a journey of fleeting images; of appearance and disappearance. Mirrors are used on stage to form a unique theatrical experience where the past and the...
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Thursday, 28th March 2019 - Thursday, 28th March 2019

Jason Manford Muddle ClassHe's back! It'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. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up 'working class'...
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Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

Ben and Holly's Little KingdomBen and Holly's Little Kingdom returns to Blackpool Grand Theatre! "Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…" From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy...
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Monday, 1st April 2019 - Monday, 1st April 2019

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and RockJasper Carrot's Stand Up and Rock is back… and it's heading to Blackpool. The 2019 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott is back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.
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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Friday, 5th April 2019

Friday, 3rd May 2019 - Friday, 3rd May 2019

Friday, 7th June 2019 - Friday, 7th June 2019

Friday, 5th July 2019 - Friday, 5th July 2019

Friday, 2nd August 2019 - Friday, 2nd August 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy ClubWe bring you comedians off the telly from all the major panel shows and roadshows plus the best of the rest. Previously we've booked Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. So come and see more brilliant comedians!
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Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Sunday, 7th April 2019

Seven Drunken NightsFollowing its sold-out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production. Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons 'The Dubliners'. Telling the story of a career spanning...
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Tuesday, 9th April 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

The VerdictFollowing the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict.
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Sunday, 14th April 2019 - Sunday, 14th April 2019

The Illegal EaglesThe Illegal Eagles are the World's Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2019 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.
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Wednesday, 17th April 2019 - Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Thursday, 18th April 2019 - Thursday, 18th April 2019

Friday, 19th April 2019 - Friday, 19th April 2019

Saturday, 20th April 2019 - Saturday, 20th April 2019

The Sound Of MusicThis Easter the hills (and the coast) are alive with a dynamic new production of The Sound of Music, presented by Ensemble Theatre.
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Wednesday, 24th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

Hello DollyFeaturing the well-known songs Elegance, It Only Takes A Moment, Put On Your Sunday Clothes, It Takes A Woman and, of course, Hello Dolly, this fast-paced musical comedy is a show not to be missed.
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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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Tuesday, 30th April 2019 - Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Wednesday, 1st May 2019 - Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Thursday, 2nd May 2019 - Thursday, 2nd May 2019

Friday, 3rd May 2019 - Friday, 3rd May 2019

Saturday, 4th May 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

In the Willows: The Hip-Hop MusicalCatch this explosive new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe, deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine)!
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Friday, 3rd May 2019 - Friday, 3rd May 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy ClubTreat yourself to a laugh at our Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club! Four top pro comedians make you LOL! We bring you comedians off the telly from all the major panel shows and roadshows plus the best of the rest. The Grand Theatre reserves the right to change the line-up at any time.
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Saturday, 11th May 2019 - Saturday, 11th May 2019

Northern Ballet's Puss in BootsPuss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck.
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Sunday, 12th May 2019 - Sunday, 12th May 2019

The Simon and Garfunkel StoryDirect from a week-long run in London's West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, enjoy the SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance. The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back!
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Sunday, 19th May 2019 - Sunday, 19th May 2019

Solid Gold Rock 'n' RollMarty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry, The Wildcats, and very special guest Little Miss Sixties Nancy Ann Lee join forces in The Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show. Join us in celebrating Marty Wilde's 80th birthday!
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Sunday, 26th May 2019 - Sunday, 26th May 2019

Steve Steinman's Anything For LoveSteve Steinman brings you his brand-new production, Anything For Love, featuring Meat Loaf's greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf's Grammy Award winning song and No. 1 hit the world over "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".
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Wednesday, 29th May 2019 - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Thursday, 30th May 2019 - Thursday, 30th May 2019

Friday, 31st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

Saturday, 1st June 2019 - Saturday, 1st June 2019

42nd StreetThe Olivier and Tony award-winning 42ND STREET has been described by the Daily Telegraph as 'The Mother of All Show-biz Musicals'. One of showbusiness's most classic and beloved tales, 42ND STREET tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big...
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Friday, 12th July 2019 - Friday, 12th July 2019

Saturday, 13th July 2019 - Saturday, 13th July 2019

Sunday, 14th July 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ShowCreated by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle's stories, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show...
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Monday, 15th July 2019 - Monday, 15th July 2019

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 - Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Wednesday, 17th July 2019 - Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Thriller LiveDirect from London's West End where it is now in its record breaking 11th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world's greatest entertainer.
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Monday, 22nd July 2019 - Monday, 22nd July 2019

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 - Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

Wednesday, 24th July 2019 - Wednesday, 24th July 2019

Thursday, 25th July 2019 - Thursday, 25th July 2019

Friday, 26th July 2019 - Friday, 26th July 2019

Saturday, 27th July 2019 - Saturday, 27th July 2019

Agatha Christie's The MousetrapThis unstoppable West End hit has been delighting theatregoers for 67 years with its macabre murder mystery. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, this timeless thriller The Mousetrap returns by popular demand with an extensive new tour that will travel the length and...
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Wednesday, 11th September 2019 - Wednesday, 11th September 2019

Thursday, 12th September 2019 - Thursday, 12th September 2019

Friday, 13th September 2019 - Friday, 13th September 2019

Saturday, 14th September 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

The Woman in BlackThe West End smash hit The Woman in Black opens its 2019 Tour in Blackpool! Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt's ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion...
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Wednesday, 18th September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

The Addams FamilyA world wide smash, spawning a TV series and two major Hollywood movies starring Angelica Houston and now the phenomenon that is The Addams Family… hits Blackpool in the coastal premiere of this Broadway musical!
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Sunday, 22nd September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Islands In The StreamIslands in the Stream celebrates the music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty!
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Sunday, 20th October 2019 - Sunday, 20th October 2019

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A FlyThere was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly . . . but The People's Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world's best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best selling book!
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Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 - Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 - Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

Thursday, 24th October 2019 - Thursday, 24th October 2019

Friday, 25th October 2019 - Friday, 25th October 2019

Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019

Buddy - The Buddy Holly StoryForget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! This sensational multi award-winning West End show first opened in 1989 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. Now it triumphantly visits Blackpool as part of its landmark 30th Anniversary Tour.
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019 - Wednesday, 4th December 2019

Friday, 6th December 2019 - Friday, 6th December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Tuesday, 10th December 2019 - Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Wednesday, 11th December 2019 - Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Friday, 13th December 2019 - Friday, 13th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

Sunday, 15th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Monday, 16th December 2019 - Monday, 16th December 2019

Tuesday, 17th December 2019 - Tuesday, 17th December 2019

Thursday, 19th December 2019 - Thursday, 19th December 2019

Friday, 20th December 2019 - Friday, 20th December 2019

Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

Sunday, 22nd December 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Monday, 23rd December 2019 - Monday, 23rd December 2019

Tuesday, 24th December 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Thursday, 26th December 2019 - Thursday, 26th December 2019

Friday, 27th December 2019 - Friday, 27th December 2019

Saturday, 28th December 2019 - Saturday, 28th December 2019

Sunday, 29th December 2019 - Sunday, 29th December 2019

Monday, 30th December 2019 - Monday, 30th December 2019

Wednesday, 1st January 2020 - Wednesday, 1st January 2020

Thursday, 2nd January 2020 - Thursday, 2nd January 2020

Friday, 3rd January 2020 - Friday, 3rd January 2020

Saturday, 4th January 2020 - Saturday, 4th January 2020

Sunday, 5th January 2020 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

Peter PanFlying into Blackpool for Christmas 2019 is the swashbuckling adventure, Peter Pan! Meet the Peter and the lost boys, Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell and get ready for a family show full of fun, fairy dust and pirates galore. Set sail for Neverland and take on Captain Hook and prepare for...
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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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