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Old Victoria

Type:Public House/Bar

Opera House & Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, BLACKPOOL, Lancashire, FY1 1HT

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Tel: 01253 625 252

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Located inside the Winter Gardens Blackpool, The Old Victoria is a traditional British Bar serving a wide range of drinks and classic pub food.


Live entertainment takes place throughout the day, featuring some of the UK's best cabaret artists.


Open from Saturday 22 May 2021, thereafter open on Saturday and Sundays until 19 July 2021. From 19 July, The Old Victoria will open daily throughout the season.


Following the bars reopening we have introduced a wide range of new policies to ensure your safety and ours. Policies include more frequent cleaning, PPE, reduced capacities and one way systems. Please also note, The Winter Gardens Blackpool is now a cashless venue and will only accept payments via card or contactless, you will also be asked to provide your details for the purposes of track and trace.

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Opening Times

Old Victoria (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open from Saturday 22 May 2021, thereafter open on Saturday and Sundays until 19 July 2021. From 19 July, The Old Victoria will open daily throughout the season.

Other venues open for events only.


Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 - Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

Level 42 2019 proved to be another very busy year for Level 42 with the guys playing 20 festivals from Quebec to Russia, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK, so the band could be forgiven for wanting to take things a little easier after 39 years in the saddle.
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Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 - Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

King Of PopKing Of Pop is led by the world's number one Michael Jackson tribute artist 'Navi' which alone sets this show above the rest. Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Due to his incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was hired as Michael's official body…
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Thursday, 4th November 2021 - Thursday, 4th November 2021

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 - Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 - Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

John BishopJohn Bishop: Right Here Right NowComedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Opera House Blackpool with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, Right Now.
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Friday, 5th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Friends Festival Events FriendsFest LiveFriendsFestive will include all the best festive experiences from previous years, including giving fans the chance to recreate the titles in the snow with a digital snow globe photo op, and, of course, no holiday season would be complete without a visit to The Holiday Armadillo's Grotto. Could this…
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Saturday, 6th November 2021 - Saturday, 6th November 2021

CollabroCOLLABRO – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave - are the world's most successful musical theatre group. Having met for their first rehearsal in a pub at London Bridge in 2014, they auditioned for Britain's Got Talent a month later and received a full standing ovation…
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Sunday, 7th November 2021 - Sunday, 7th November 2021

ROB LAMBERTI – A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George MichaelPicture the juke box centre stage, that iconic BSA leather jacket and unmistakable sound of Mr George Michael. It was 1987. Rob was 14 years old watching an inspirational performance of 'Faith' on Top of the Pops'. Little did he know it would be life changing.
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Friday, 12th November 2021 - Friday, 12th November 2021

Rock On ShowRock On ShowJoin The Bobby Ball Foundation for an evening of Star-Studded Variety from Blackpool Opera House.
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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Sixties GoldSixties GoldThe famous singles to the timeless albums tracks, this show will create the ultimate feel-good factor
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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Event posterThe Sound of SpringsteenA stylistically unique Band from day one, the members of The Sound Of Springsteen have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they'd been together their entire musical careers.
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Thursday, 18th November 2021 - Thursday, 18th November 2021

The Mersey BeatlesThe Mersey BeatlesFans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the world's favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four.
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Friday, 19th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Ant MiddletonAnt Middleton Mind Over Muscle TourAnt Middleton, best known for Channel 4's hit shows, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape has announced a brand new fully immersive show for 2021.
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Saturday, 20th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021

Tim Minchin on stageTim Minchin Back Encore TIM MINCHIN, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, has confirmed new UK dates of his BACK tour this autumn.
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Sunday, 5th December 2021 - Sunday, 5th December 2021

Event PosterThe Magical Music of Harry PotterThe Magical Music of Harry Potter- Live in Concert with The Weasleys!
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Monday, 6th December 2021 - Saturday, 11th December 2021

The Rocky Horror ShowReady to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O'Brien's legendary rock 'n' roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK in 2021 as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.
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Sunday, 12th December 2021 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

CinderellaYou shall go to the ball next Christmas! Pantomime returns to the Winter Gardens for the first time in over 60 years.
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Monday, 13th December 2021 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

HairsprayHairsprayFeaturing the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.
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Monday, 13th December 2021 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

Hairspray cast on stageHairspray the MusicalIt’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob…
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Friday, 31st December 2021 - Friday, 31st December 2021

New Year's Eve Northern Soul & Motown PartyNew Year's Eve Northern Soul & Motown PartyOver the last six years, our New Year's Eve party has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated events on the Northern Soul calendar with full-houses every year...
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Friday, 7th January 2022 - Friday, 7th January 2022

Burn The FloorBurn The FloorKEVIN CLIFTON is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2022…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister JOANNE CLIFTON!
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Saturday, 8th January 2022 - Saturday, 8th January 2022

Paul Smith on stagePaul SmithA lot has changed for Paul Smith in recent years. Join him for his 3rd and largest ever tour of the U.K and Ireland as he once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the cuff wit.
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Wednesday, 19th January 2022 - Wednesday, 19th January 2022

Queen ExtravaganzaQueen ExtravaganzaQueen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK in 2022
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Tuesday, 15th February 2022 - Tuesday, 15th February 2022

Ru Paul' s Drag Race posterRu Paul's drag Race UKBlackpool prepare yourself! Drag Royalty will Ru-Turn in 2022 for the UK's biggest ever RuPaul tour.
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Thursday, 24th February 2022 - Thursday, 24th February 2022

Friends The Musical ParodyFriends – The Musical ParodyThis is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production.
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Tuesday, 8th March 2022 - Tuesday, 8th March 2022

Dick & Angel Dare To Do ItDick & Angel Dare To Do ItDick & Angel Strawbridge, the stars of Channel 4 hit 'Escape to the Chateau' are on the road again on their 'Dare to do it' tour
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Thursday, 10th March 2022 - Thursday, 10th March 2022

Tim PeakeTim Peake: My Journey to SpaceFasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride.
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Sunday, 13th March 2022 - Sunday, 13th March 2022

Jimmy Carr: Terribly FunnyJimmy Carr: Terribly FunnyJimmy's brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they're just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.…
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Monday, 21st March 2022 - Saturday, 26th March 2022

Rock Of Ages CastRock Of AgesROCK OF AGES is an LA love story lavished with over 25 CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the DREAMS are as BIG as the HAIR, and yes, they can come true!
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Tuesday, 29th March 2022 - Saturday, 2nd April 2022

The Osmonds promotional posterThe Osmonds - A New MusicalYou Loved Them For A Reason. Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world's biggest ever boybands. THE OSMONDS: A new musical tells the official true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to…
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Monday, 11th April 2022 - Saturday, 16th April 2022

FootlooseFootlooseBased on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent.
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Friday, 22nd April 2022 - Friday, 22nd April 2022

DiversityDiversity ConnectedAfter nine sell out UK tours, over 600,000 tickets sold, and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date.
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Saturday, 23rd April 2022 - Saturday, 23rd April 2022

Totally TinaFrom Nutbush to Wembley Stadium with The Queen of Rock'n'Roll. Come shake a tail feather with the UK's favourite Tina Turner spectacular. . . aka Justine Riddoch and her talented cast. When Tina burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation…
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Monday, 25th April 2022 - Monday, 25th April 2022

Sir Ranulph FiennesSir Ranulph Fiennes - Living DangerouslyNamed by The Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer', Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Amongst his many…
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Tuesday, 26th April 2022 - Tuesday, 26th April 2022

Johannes Radebe - FreedomJohannes Radefe: FreedomTV dancing sensation and international champion JOHANNES RADEBE is known for making a splash with his explosive routines on Strictly Come Dancing - his debut tour, FREEDOM, will be no exception!
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Friday, 29th April 2022 - Friday, 29th April 2022

Trixie Mattel promotional posterTrixie MattelTrixie Mattel is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification. Trixie's coming to the UK on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention. Expect to feel that you've landed in a PeeWee Herman video, with some surf rock and a love…
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Thursday, 5th May 2022 - Friday, 6th May 2022

Foals promotional posterFoalsRecent weeks have seen Foals: Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) maintain a busy run of activity. They've previewed the new album with three tracks, 'Into The Surf', 'The Runner' and 'Black Bull', which resulted in debut plays…
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Friday, 6th May 2022 - Friday, 6th May 2022

Elvis Tribute Artist World TourElvis Tribute Artist World TourDirect from the USA, the biggest and best Elvis show in the world is back! Starring three 'Ultimate Elvis Tribute' World Champions including the winner of BBC's 'The World's Greatest Elvis' Shawn Klush, who jets to the UK with American compatriots - the incredible Dean Z and the sensational Cody…
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Friday, 13th May 2022 - Friday, 13th May 2022

Michael KiwanukaMichael KiwanukaMichael is incredibly excited to announce his show date here in Blackpool in the Empress Ballroom on the 13th May 2022
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Sunday, 22nd May 2022 - Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Oti Mabuse - posterOti Mabuse - I Am HereStrictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTI MABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021. Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world's greatest dancers and the West End's finest singers and musicians.
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Wednesday, 25th May 2022 - Wednesday, 25th May 2022

Sarah Millican posterSarah Millican: Bobby DazzlerThe hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show. Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can't wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.
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Wednesday, 25th May 2022 - Thursday, 26th May 2022

Strictly professionals 2022 posterStrictly Come Dancing: The Professionals 2022Strictly Come Dancing fans will be delighted to hear the FAB-U-LOUS news that Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals 2022 will waltz back to Blackpool in 2022 for 2 dates.
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Friday, 27th May 2022 - Friday, 27th May 2022

Tony Hadley 40th Anniversary TourTony Hadley 40th Anniversary TourTony Hadley, has announced a huge UK tour for 2022, celebrating a remarkable 40 years in music.
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Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - Saturday, 4th June 2022

Cher event posterThe Cher ShowSix decades of stardom, over a hundred million records sold. Legend, icon, Queen. She is Cher and this is her show.
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Monday, 6th June 2022 - Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Mrs Brown's Boys D'LiveMrs Brown's Boys D'LiveThe Award-Winning BRENDAN O'CARROLL and Mrs. Brown's Boys have announced their live return to theatres.
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Friday, 10th June 2022 - Saturday, 11th June 2022

Jane McDonald Live in ConcertJane McDonald Live in ConcertThe BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with JANE MCDONALD and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet with this evening of music and laughter!
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Friday, 17th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Blackpool International Soul Festival 5Blackpool International Soul Festival 2022The rescheduled date, when we will come back bigger and stronger than ever, is now confirmed as June 17th-19th 2022.
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Monday, 20th June 2022 - Saturday, 25th June 2022

The CommitmentsThe CommitmentsThe Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself and is directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.
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Friday, 1st July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022

Elvis Celebration 2021Elvis Celebration 2021The Winter Gardens Blackpool presents ELVIS CELEBRATION 2020! Elvis tribute artists, traders and much more!
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Monday, 11th July 2022 - Monday, 11th July 2022

Tuesday, 12th July 2022 - Tuesday, 12th July 2022

Wednesday, 13th July 2022 - Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Lord of the Dance: PosterLord of the Dance: 25 Years of Standing OvationsDazzling audiences around the globe with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. The beloved Irish dance show transcends culture and language, soaring into the soul on astounding aerial moves, unparalleled precision dancing and state-of-the…
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Sunday, 24th July 2022 - Sunday, 24th July 2022

Wall of FloydWall of FloydThe Wall of Floyd team are now setting out for our 2021 Best of Pink Floyd Tour.
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Tuesday, 16th August 2022 - Saturday, 27th August 2022

Jersey BoysJersey BoysThe Internationally acclaimed stage sensation, JERSEY BOYS is coming to Blackpool for the very first time! This smash-hit musical has won 65 major awards and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide.
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Thursday, 29th September 2022 - Thursday, 29th September 2022

Jason ManfordJason Manford Like Me TourIt's been a busy few years for Jason 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.
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Thursday, 6th October 2022 - Thursday, 6th October 2022

Fastlove posterFastloveFew shows have reached the dizzy heights of Fastlove, now touring in 18 countries, selling over 250,000 tickets worldwide. Join us for one very special night as we celebrate the late great George Michael.
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Friday, 7th October 2022 - Friday, 7th October 2022

Karl Benson (left), with Nigel Blackwell at the Robin 2, Bilston, February 2018Half Man Half BiscuitIf Half Man Half Biscuit did not exist, it would be imperative to invent them. Since their formation nearly 30 years ago, their presence has been a necessity.
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Tuesday, 25th October 2022 - Saturday, 5th November 2022

Dreamgirls the musicalDreamgirls The MusicalLet your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning DREAMGIRLS at the Opera House Blackpool in 2022. Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I…
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Monday, 21st November 2022 - Saturday, 26th November 2022

Strictly Ballroom the MusicalStrictly Ballroom the MusicalStrictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland, starring Kevin Clifton!
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Monday, 1st May 2023 - Saturday, 6th May 2023

The CommitmentsThe CommitmentsThe Commitments musical is a guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.
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Road Directions

There are direct motorway links (M55 / M6 / M62) across country and express coach services connecting many UK towns and cities. There are many public car parks available once you reach Blackpool.  

Public Transport Directions

By rail: Blackpool benefits from an excellent rail network linking Scotland, Yorkshire, the Midlands and the South East. The Blackpool North Station is the closest and just a 10 minute walk or short taxi ride away. By air: Blackpool International Airport offers connections to many European destinations and is 20 minutes from the town centre by taxi. Also, Manchester International Airport is only an hour’s drive away. By sea: Ferry ports at Liverpool, Holyhead and Heysham offer fast Sea Cat Ferry crossings from Ireland, enabling visitors to arrive in Blackpool just one hour after disembarking.


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