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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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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 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

Wednesday, 5th October 2022 - Wednesday, 5th October 2022

Thursday, 8th December 2022 - Thursday, 8th December 2022

Wurlitzer Organ Concert
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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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Friday, 7th October 2022 - Friday, 7th October 2022

War Horse The Concert With Michael Morpurgo
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Friday, 7th October 2022 - Monday, 10th October 2022

Word Fest. Literature & Spoken Word Festival of the NorthWord Fest. is being co-produced by the Winter Gardens team and local independent bookstore Book Bean & Ice Cream and will see celebrated authors talk about their love of writing, their books, answer questions and sign books for fans.
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Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

An Audience With Saul David: Devil Dogs
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Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

An Audience With Scott Mitchell: By Your Side
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Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

Coffee And Cake With Milly Johnson
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Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

Seasiders Podcast Live!
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Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

The Rest Is Politics Live!
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Sunday, 9th October 2022 - Sunday, 9th October 2022

An Audience With Paul O'Grady
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Sunday, 9th October 2022 - Sunday, 9th October 2022

An Audience With Sir Lenny Henry
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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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Sunday, 9th October 2022 - Sunday, 9th October 2022

Sir Lenny Henry – Children's Book Signing
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Monday, 10th October 2022 - Monday, 10th October 2022

An Audience With Anton Du Beke
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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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Sunday, 6th November 2022 - Sunday, 6th November 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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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 MusicalBased on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical is heading out on a brand-new UK and Ireland tour starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton and BBC’s EastEnders’ Maisie Smith!
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Monday, 28th November 2022 - Monday, 28th November 2022

Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott
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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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Sunday, 11th December 2022 - Sunday, 11th December 2022

Aljaz and Janette - A Christmas To Remember
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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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Saturday, 31st December 2022 - Saturday, 31st December 2022

New Years Eve Family Party
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Friday, 3rd February 2023 - Friday, 3rd February 2023

The Magic Of Motown
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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 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, 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, 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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Saturday, 25th February 2023 - Saturday, 25th February 2023

Future Fanfest
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Saturday, 15th April 2023 - Saturday, 15th April 2023

Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed
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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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Wednesday, 10th May 2023 - Wednesday, 10th May 2023

Joe Bonamassa
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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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Tuesday, 11th July 2023 - Tuesday, 11th July 2023

Wednesday, 12th July 2023 - Wednesday, 12th July 2023

Thursday, 13th July 2023 - Thursday, 13th July 2023

Friday, 14th July 2023 - Friday, 14th July 2023

Saturday, 15th July 2023 - Saturday, 15th July 2023

SIX The Musical
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Saturday, 29th July 2023 - Sunday, 30th July 2023

Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show
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Sunday, 10th September 2023 - Sunday, 10th September 2023

Whitney - Queen of the Night
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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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Tuesday, 21st November 2023 - Tuesday, 21st November 2023

Wednesday, 22nd November 2023 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2023

Thursday, 23rd November 2023 - Thursday, 23rd November 2023

Friday, 24th November 2023 - Friday, 24th November 2023

Saturday, 25th November 2023 - Saturday, 25th November 2023

Everybody's Talking About JamieFollowing a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie comes to Blackpool. 
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Tuesday, 12th December 2023 - Saturday, 30th December 2023

Shrek The Musical
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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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Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
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  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
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Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

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