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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.

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

Opening Times

Opera House & Winter Gardens (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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

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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Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 26th June 2022

The performers are on stage with a singer in the centre in a long black gown.  The stage is bathed in blue, purple and orange lights.Rumours Of Fleetwood MacRumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world's finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2022 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.
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Tuesday, 28th June 2022 - Saturday, 2nd July 2022

Wednesday, 29th June 2022 - Saturday, 2nd July 2022

Chicago PosterChicagoCHICAGO, the "sexiest musical ever" (Metro) is back in Blackpool this summer for 1 week only starring Coronation Street's Faye Brookes (Dancing On Ice, Grease, Legally Blonde) as Roxie Hart, and West End star Djalenga Scott (Annie, Chicago, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly.
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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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Tuesday, 5th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Wednesday, 6th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Bat out of HellBat Out Of HellJim Steinman’s spectacular musical BAT OUT OF HELL hits the highway on a UK tour in 2022.
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Friday, 8th July 2022 - Friday, 8th July 2022

A photograph of Stuart celebrating on the pitch in an England national kit.An evening with Stuart PearceA brilliant night of stories from on and off the pitch, throughout his career Stuart has been a leader, nicknamed 'Physco' for his tackling abilities, Stuart played for Coventry City Nottingham Forest, Newcastle, Manchester City, West Ham and England, also managed Nottingham Forest, England U21,…
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Friday, 8th July 2022 - Friday, 8th July 2022

An evening with Stuart PearceAn evening with Stuart PearceA brilliant night of stories from on and off the pitch
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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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Thursday, 14th July 2022 - Thursday, 14th July 2022

Radio Ga GaBe part of a night like no other as we bring you the concert you've been dreaming of! The ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage – Queen.
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Friday, 15th July 2022 - Friday, 15th July 2022

The performers are interacting with their fans in a full theatre of adoring fans.The DriftersThe Drifters are back on tour in the UK performing all their classic hits including 'Saturday Night at the Movies', 'You're More Than A Number,' 'Come on Over to My Place', 'Under the Boardwalk', 'Kissin' In The Back Row' and many more.
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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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Monday, 25th July 2022 - Monday, 25th July 2022

Tuesday, 26th July 2022 - Tuesday, 26th July 2022

Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Thursday, 28th July 2022 - Thursday, 28th July 2022

Friday, 29th July 2022 - Friday, 29th July 2022

Saturday, 30th July 2022 - Saturday, 30th July 2022

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatJoseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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Monday, 25th July 2022 - Saturday, 30th July 2022

Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Saturday, 30th July 2022

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat castJoseph and The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the Blackpool Opera House for one week only!
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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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Tuesday, 30th August 2022 - Tuesday, 30th August 2022

Wednesday, 31st August 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

Thursday, 1st September 2022 - Thursday, 1st September 2022

Friday, 2nd September 2022 - Friday, 2nd September 2022

Saturday, 3rd September 2022 - Saturday, 3rd September 2022

Six The MusicalFrom Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st Century girl power.  These queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.
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Friday, 2nd September 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Tom OdellThe British Country Music FestivalAn indoor music festival with four stages primarily promoting the best of UK contemporary country, Americana, roots and all the sub genres. TBCMF focuses on the great lyricists and song-writers with the main stage in the spectacular, candlelit Empress Ballroom. Headliners include Amy Wadge, Tom…
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Friday, 2nd September 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

The British Country Music Festival headliner Tom Odell.The British Country Music FestivalNow in its third year, The British Country Music Festival (TBCMF) will take place at the indoor, Winter Gardens entertainment complex in Blackpool in September.
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Sunday, 11th September 2022 - Sunday, 11th September 2022

A simple photograph of the performer in all white dress and gold necklace.  Midnight Train To GeorgiaCapturing the essence of the multi award winning Ms Gladys Knight, Hayley Ria Christian emulates the true magic that the Empress of Soul delivers on stage.
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Wednesday, 14th September 2022 - Wednesday, 14th September 2022

RuPaul's Drag Race UK: The Official Series 3 TourVisiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as all 12 queens from series three of RuPaul's Drag Race UK werk their way across the country.  And audiences in Blackpool can witness the Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent of their…
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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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Saturday, 1st October 2022 - Saturday, 1st October 2022

Whitney Queen Of The NightWhitney Queen Of The NightWhitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.
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Sunday, 2nd October 2022 - Sunday, 2nd October 2022

The Story Of SoulFrom the producers who brought you Lost in Music and The Magic of Motown.  Get ready as you are taken on a journey of sweet soul music.  Join the Love Train, as we give you the Best of Our Love and show you there Ain't Nobody who does it better.  
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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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Sunday, 9th October 2022 - Sunday, 9th October 2022

BoyzlifeBoyzlife announce the 'Old School' headline tour across the UK, which will see the band perform new songs from their upcoming original material studio album, 'Old School', due on May 6 and classic hits from Boyzone and Westlife. Tickets for Boyzlife 'Old School' Tour 2022 go on sale on Friday 28…
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Tuesday, 11th October 2022 - Saturday, 15th October 2022

Wednesday, 12th October 2022 - Saturday, 15th October 2022

Blood BrothersBlood BrothersWilly Russell's legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.
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Wednesday, 19th October 2022 - Wednesday, 19th October 2022

Will YoungWill YoungWill Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002 as the original winner of Pop Idol.
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Saturday, 22nd October 2022 - Saturday, 22nd October 2022

World Famous Elvis Show Starring Chris ConnorVoted by the first ever world wide Elvis Presley fan poll as The greatest Elvis Tribute in the world, which was awarded in Memphis.
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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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Thursday, 17th November 2022 - Thursday, 17th November 2022

What's Love Got To Do With It?What's Love Got To Do With It?
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Friday, 18th November 2022 - Friday, 18th November 2022

Sixties Gold
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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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Wednesday, 30th November 2022 - Wednesday, 30th November 2022

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.
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Thursday, 15th December 2022 - Thursday, 15th December 2022

Friday, 16th December 2022 - Friday, 16th December 2022

Saturday, 17th December 2022 - Saturday, 17th December 2022

Monday, 19th December 2022 - Monday, 19th December 2022

Tuesday, 20th December 2022 - Tuesday, 20th December 2022

Wednesday, 21st December 2022 - Wednesday, 21st December 2022

Saturday, 24th December 2022 - Saturday, 24th December 2022

Monday, 26th December 2022 - Monday, 26th December 2022

Tuesday, 27th December 2022 - Tuesday, 27th December 2022

Elf The Christmas SpectacularIt's the feel-good family show guaranteed to be good for everyone's Elf.
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Thursday, 9th February 2023 - Thursday, 9th February 2023

Don't Stop Believin'Jump aboard the midnight train – heaven is a place on Earth called Blackpool as the greatest end-of-the-night anthems spectacular roars into town.
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Monday, 13th February 2023 - Monday, 13th February 2023

John Barrowman I am What I AmPlease note this event has recently changed the date and will now take place on Monday 13th February 2023. John Barrowman is the epitome of showbusiness. He is a whirlwind of talent, the ultimate crossover artist; he can sing, dance, act, present and on occasion he judges.  He has mapped out a…
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Monday, 13th February 2023 - Monday, 13th February 2023

John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman I am What I Am'I Am What I Am - West End to Broadway 'is a celebration of career highlights but also a magical journey through the very best of musical theatre.
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Monday, 20th February 2023 - Sunday, 26th February 2023

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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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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Friday, 9th June 2023 - Friday, 9th June 2023

Jimmy Carr Blackpool 2023Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0
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Friday, 9th June 2023 - Friday, 9th June 2023

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0
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Friday, 22nd September 2023 - Sunday, 24th September 2023

Wigan Casino 50th Anniversary WeekenderIn the early hours of Sunday, September 23rd 1973, a new Northern Soul All-Nighter was launched in Wigan, Lancashire.  Around 600 souls attended that first night, none of us knowing that we were creating history.  Over the following eight years through to December 6th 1981 the weekly events in this…
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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
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Business Tourism Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Business Tourism Award 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2021 - Large Visitor attraction Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2021 - Large Visitor attraction 2022

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  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

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