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Opera House & Winter Gardens

Type:Theatre

Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL

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Tel: 01253 625 252

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Opera House & Winter Gardens

One of the UK’s biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has seen a cast of thousands tread its boards since it first opened in 1939. With a 3,000 seat capacity, the splendour of the venue oozes sophistication and character as it boasts unforgettable performances year after year.

The Winter Gardens venue which houses the Opera House, has entertained hoards of crowds in Blackpool in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces. Since opening in 1878, the venue’s aspirations have continued to mirror the development of Blackpool as a friendly seaside resort and as the town grew in popularity throughout the century, the venue’s wide range of entertainment has developed with it.

Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have all graced the Opera House stage, and more recently, the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Ronan Keating, Peter Kay and Will Young have performed to sell-out audiences here.

The Winter Gardens is open free to the public all year round and free displays can often be found in the stunning Floral Hall. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea at the Mazzei Café or a superb meal at the Empress Grill Room - the legendary Winter Gardens is a venue for everyone to enjoy.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Charges per individual eventsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Opera House & Winter Gardens (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* The building and Mazzei Café are generally open daily from 10.30am – 4pm.
Opening hours for the Winter Gardens and its dining venues will be extended for shows and events. During events access to all or parts of the building may be restricted to ticket holders and officials only.


Other venues open for events only.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Friday, 20th July 2018 - Friday, 20th July 2018

Kevin and Karen Dance - The Live Tour 2018Following a sensational sell-out debut tour last year, Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton are back in 2018 with a brand new show. Expect a sultry, hip-swinging journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa. It's a high-energy performance filled with sassy tunes,...
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Tuesday, 24th July 2018 - Saturday, 28th July 2018

Summer Holiday: The MusicalSummer Holiday tells the story of Don and his fellow London Transport mechanics as they journey together in a red double-decker bus through Paris, the Alps, Italy and Greece. Along the way they pick up a girl singing group and a young American pop star who is on the run from her domineering mother!
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Sunday, 29th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

Fastlove - A Tribute To George MichaelDirect from London's West End, the UK's biggest George Michael tribute show. Now featuring George Michael's solo saxophonist Ed Barker. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove – A tribute to...
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Thursday, 2nd August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

Rebellion Festival 2018Rebellion Festivals is the largest INDEPENDENT Punk / Alternative music festival in the world. Over 4 days every August in Blackpool, the very best in punk gather for the social event of the year. Many treat it as a main holiday and come every year so there is a very familiar feel to the weekend...
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Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - Saturday, 11th August 2018

The Play That Goes WrongFawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach...
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Friday, 10th August 2018 - Saturday, 11th August 2018

The Gin and Rum FestivalThe UK's first Gin and Rum Festival tour is coming to Blackpool! Get ready to be spoilt for choice with over 60 different gins and 60 different rums all easily found in one of the exclusive themed bars on display.
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Monday, 13th August 2018 - Saturday, 18th August 2018

Fame The MusicalFame – The Musical is set to tour the UK in a stunning new 30th Anniversary tour heading to the Opera House Blackpool from Monday 13 August – Saturday 18 August 2018.
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Tuesday, 11th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure11 - 15 Sept - Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.
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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Coast TownTwelve hours of skankin' rhythms – a one day event running from noon until midnight on Saturday 15 September featuring a very careful selection of seven of the best SKA bands from across the UK and Europe all contributing to raising funds for the National Stroke Association.
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Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Joanna Lumley - "It's All About Me"Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories.
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Sunday, 14th October 2018 - Sunday, 14th October 2018

Supervet - Welcome To My WorldFollowing the huge success of his Channel 4 show, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to major arenas and theatres across the UK & Ireland next year.
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Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Russell Brand Re:Birth"How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?"
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Friday, 9th November 2018 - Friday, 9th November 2018

The Best Of Billy OceanBilly Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, Billy has collected multiple Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit...
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Saturday, 10th November 2018

The World Famous Elvis ShowTHE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW starring the worlds leading Elvis performer – Mr Chris Connor with special guest Europe's No1 PETER KAY tribute – Mr Lee Lard!
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Friday, 7th December 2018 - Sunday, 30th December 2018

Wizard of Oz: The MusicalFollowing the smash hit show Peter Pan at Blackpool Opera House this year, 2018 will see audiences following the yellow brick road to spend an unforgettable Christmas with Dorothy and her friends in the merry old land of Oz as the musical adventure The Wizard of Oz will have performances running...
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Wednesday, 15th May 2019 - Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Strictly Come Dancing – The ProfessionalsDirect from BBC One's award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of their much-loved Strictly professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess.
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsConference/Meeting Venue Award Conference/Meeting Venue Award 2016
  • Sub-Regional AwardsCultural Venue/Organisation Award Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsBusiness Tourism Provider Award Business Tourism Provider Award 2017
  • Sub-Regional AwardsCulture & Heritage Award Culture & Heritage Award 2017

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Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

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