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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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Sunday, 17th February 2019 - Sunday, 17th February 2019

The Rolling Stones StoryYou can now relive all these classic hits in The Rolling Stones Story, a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band. Let's Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle;...
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Monday, 18th February 2019 - Monday, 18th February 2019

The Sooty Show With Richard CadellIzzy Wizzy let's get busy! Join Sooty for his brand-new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show! Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep, Soo and TV's Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and side-splitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty's flying car, Soo's singing unicorn and Sweep's...
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Tuesday, 26th February 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

RSC Romeo and JulietShakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences – RSC Romeo and Juliet.
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

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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Monday, 4th March 2019 - Saturday, 9th March 2019

The Lady VanishesBill Kenwright presents a new adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's much-loved film, The Lady Vanishes. Emmy award-winner Juliet Mills (Wild at Heart) and Maxwell Caulfield (Dynasty) are joined by Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi in EastEnders), Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey), Robert Duncan (Drop...
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Sunday, 10th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

Sunday Night at The GrandBlackpool's best loved variety show Sunday Night At The Grand returns for a fifth year with local funny man Carl Schofield and Friends. An evening of unforgettable entertainment in conjunction with the Lyndene Hotel, Blackpool and Tower Top Entertainments. You'll be taken through a journey of...
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Monday, 11th March 2019 - Saturday, 16th March 2019

Abigail's PartyStage and TV star, Jodie Prenger, Coronation Street and Emmerdale favourite Vicky Binns and Daniel Casey, best known as DS Gavin Troy in Midsomer Murders, lead the cast in this ground-breaking comedy classic – Abigail's Party! Beverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed...
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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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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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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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  • Solo accepted
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