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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

Friday, 2nd February 2018 - Friday, 6th July 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy ClubTreat yourself to a laugh at their Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. Four top pro comedians will make you LOL! They bring you comedians off the telly from all the major panel shows and roadshows plus the best of the rest. Previously they've booked Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they...
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Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 - Saturday, 26th May 2018

The Kite RunnerFollowing an outstanding West End Run, The Kite Runner comes to Blackpool's Grand Theatre in 2018! Based on Khaled Hosseini's international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption...
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Sunday, 27th May 2018 - Sunday, 27th May 2018

Arti Dodgers TwistSkool of Street presents Arti-Dodgers TWIST. One of Dickens' most cherished story's 'Oliver Twist' has been cleverly re-imagined in an explosion of Funk for the family. Follow the charismatic 'Arti' who despite his misfortune, tries hard to better his impoverished beginnings. The story is told...
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Wednesday, 30th May 2018 - Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Me and My GirlBlackpool & Fylde Light Opera Company present The Tony and Olivier award-winning Me and My Girl, a musical with music by Noel Gay and its original book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose. The musical is set in the glittering 1930s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined...
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Monday, 4th June 2018 - Monday, 4th June 2018

Tuesday, 5th June 2018 - Tuesday, 5th June 2018

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, 6th June 2018 - Thursday, 7th June 2018

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk IdiotFire up your dongles and back-up your 3-pin memory spanners, Tim Vine is returning to Blackpool's Grand Theatre with his brand new show Sunset Milk Idiot, for two nights only June 2018.
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Friday, 8th June 2018 - Friday, 8th June 2018

UK Pink Floyd Experience at Blackpool Grand Theatre 2018The highly acclaimed show also features over two hours of songs from both iconic albums "Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Animals" as well as "Wish You Were Here", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Another Brick In The Wall" and "Comfortably Numb" alongside impressive video projection and a stunning light...
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Saturday, 9th June 2018 - Saturday, 9th June 2018

Mozart's The Marriage of FigaroEnglish Touring Opera presents an energetic new production of one of the world's most beloved operas, Mozart's classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro. During the course of one eventful day, Figaro and Susanna must overcome every obstacle put in their way by Count Almaviva and his cronies before...
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Sunday, 10th June 2018 - Sunday, 10th June 2018

Some Guys Have All The LuckSome Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!
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Friday, 15th June 2018 - Friday, 15th June 2018

Saturday, 16th June 2018 - Saturday, 16th June 2018

The CommutersThe Knotted Project presents The Commuters. In a world where emails & social media follow us around on our phones, is the digital world we live in, changing the way we work? How do we measure success? Money in the bank? Time on our hands? Smiles? Follow a group of friends, constantly hired and...
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Friday, 15th June 2018 - Saturday, 16th June 2018

The Commuters at Blackpool Grand Theatre 2018Follow a group of friends, constantly hired and fired, stuck in the void between their bank balances and their diminishing social lives. As they battle against nightmare bosses, ill fitting suits and their social media history, will they ever find the illusive 'Work-Life Balance'. Does it even...
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Sunday, 17th June 2018 - Sunday, 17th June 2018

Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take OffThe Great British Take Off – Starring Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare from Radio 4's Dead Ringers Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare come to Blackpool for the first time following their sell-out tour earlier in the year. Join us for an evening of unscripted,...
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Monday, 18th June 2018 - Monday, 18th June 2018

The Magic FluteThe Magic Flute is, in many ways, a pantomime opera and yet features much of Mozart's most magical music. Musica Lirica teams up with the Michael Hall Theatre School in a lively and fun production which follows the Bird-catcher and the great prince through the mysterious and enchanted world of the...
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Wednesday, 20th June 2018 - Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Northern Ballet's Ugly DucklingDon't miss Northern Ballet's hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013.
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Thursday, 21st June 2018 - Thursday, 21st June 2018

The Bon Jovi ExperienceThe Bon Jovi Experience are the worlds first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the worlds ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself.
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Saturday, 23rd June 2018 - Sunday, 24th June 2018

Peppa Pig's Adventure23 - 24 Jun - Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig's Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.
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Thursday, 5th July 2018 - Thursday, 5th July 2018

Ruby Wax: FrazzledRUBY WAY 'FRAZZLED' – A Guide to Mindfulness. Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, "A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled."
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Saturday, 7th July 2018 - Saturday, 7th July 2018

The Lancashire HotpotsThe Lancashire Hotpots: Sing-a-longa Knees Up Jamboree. Are you ready for a sing-a-longa party? The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand new show and they want YOU singing along. They'll be raising the roof with all the Hotpot classics you know and love: Chippy Tea, I Fear Ikea and Egg, Sausage...
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Friday, 13th July 2018 - Friday, 13th July 2018

Jon Richardson: Old ManThe British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Jon Richardson, is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.
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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, 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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