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Opera House & Winter Gardens

Type: Theatre

Church Street
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1HL

Tel: 01253 625 252

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Blackpool 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.

** Currently home to the world’s largest indoor illumination experience - Illuminasia - blending traditional Chinese lantern crafts with the latest in lighting technology, and boasts hundreds of incredible structures covering thousands of square feet, under-cover within the Olympia Exhibition Hall.

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.

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Awards

  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • 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

Opening Times

Opera House & Winter Gardens (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00*
Tuesday11:0016:00*
Wednesday11:0016:00*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*

* 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

Prices

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Charges per individual eventsFree

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

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