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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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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

Saturday, 4th April 2020 - Sunday, 5th April 2020

MR. MEN & LITTLE MISS ON STAGE *CANCELLED*Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show!
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Friday, 1st May 2020 - Sunday, 3rd May 2020

Jason Manford's Comedy FestivalJason Manford's Comedy Festival *CANCELLED*Following an inaugural sell out event in 2019 Manford's Comedy Festival returns for 2020 featuring some of the UK's biggest comedians.
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Sunday, 3rd May 2020 - Sunday, 3rd May 2020

Joel Dommett & FriendsThe final night of the Festival will see star comedian and host of the Masked Singer Joel Dommett take to the stage. Joel burst onto the comedy scene in 2007 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting comedians in the UK. He has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in…
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Wednesday, 6th May 2020 - Thursday, 7th May 2020

FoalsRecent 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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Thursday, 14th May 2020 - Thursday, 14th May 2020

Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals 2020 UK TourFollowing the incredible success of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2019 UK Tour, dance fans will be delighted to hear that this year some of their favourite Pros will again don their dancing shoes and return to the road in a sparkling brand new 34-date UK tour. The Strictly Come Dancing…
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Friday, 15th May 2020 - Friday, 15th May 2020

Trixie 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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Friday, 22nd May 2020 - Monday, 25th May 2020

Winter Gardens Film Festival 2020Winter Gardens Film Festival 2020Showcasing the best of modern and classic film in the spectacular and historic setting of Blackpool Winter Gardens New for 2020: Celebrating music and dance in film throughout the ages.
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Tuesday, 16th June 2020 - Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson's Good Vibrations, Greatest Hits TourBrian Wilson returns to the UK with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin! Wilson will deliver his greatest hits and fan favourites from his career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. Wilson has been universally hailed as a writer of one of the greatest American songbooks, Pet Sounds, which has…
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Tuesday, 16th June 2020 - Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Brian Wilson's Good Vibrations, Greatest Hits TourBrian Wilson returns to the UK with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin! Wilson will deliver his greatest hits and fan favourites from his career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.
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Friday, 19th June 2020 - Friday, 19th June 2020

All Star 60's ShowBringing You Some Of The Greatest Hits of The Sixties, In One Great Show: RELIVE THE SWINGING SIXTIES WITH THIS UNFORGETTABLE SHOW WHICH WILL HAVE YOU ROCKING IN YOUR SEATS
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Friday, 3rd July 2020 - Sunday, 5th July 2020

Elvis Celebration 2020The Winter Gardens Blackpool presents ELVIS CELEBRATION 2020! Elvis tribute artists, traders and much more!
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Monday, 6th July 2020 - Monday, 6th July 2020

Rumours Of Fleetwood MacRumours Of Fleetwood MacRumours of Fleetwood Mac – Live In Concert 2020
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Wednesday, 8th July 2020 - Wednesday, 8th July 2020

Burn The FloorBurn The FloorKEVIN CLIFTON is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister JOANNE CLIFTON!
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Saturday, 18th July 2020 - Saturday, 18th July 2020

Lancashire HitsFollowing the continued success of the various Hits shows in the Opera House, Hits Lancashire is back for 2020 and will give children the opportunity to experience performing in Opera House, on a professional stage that has been home to many of the world's biggest stars throughout the years.
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Monday, 20th July 2020 - Saturday, 25th July 2020

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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Saturday, 1st August 2020 - Saturday, 1st August 2020

ChicagoCHICAGO is based on a play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins that's actually about 'real criminals' and crimes that she reported on. The musical is a Broadway and West End smash hit and winner of the ACADEMY award for the movie version. In the 1920s, Chicago became infamous for a string of…
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Monday, 31st August 2020 - Saturday, 5th September 2020

Grease The MusicalThe world's best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before! After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations…
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Monday, 21st September 2020 - Saturday, 26th September 2020

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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Sunday, 27th September 2020 - Sunday, 27th September 2020

Cliff RichardCliff Richard: The Great 80 TourThe 2020 UK tour supported by Live Nation kicks off on the 23rd September in Gateshead Sage with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including Winter Gardens Blackpool on 27th September 2020!
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020 - Saturday, 3rd October 2020

Sunny AfternoonSunny AfternoonThis musical tells the story of The Kinks who exploded onto the sixties music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation.
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Monday, 19th October 2020 - Monday, 19th October 2020

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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Friday, 23rd October 2020 - Friday, 23rd October 2020

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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Saturday, 24th October 2020 - Saturday, 24th October 2020

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 ! - awarded in Memphis.
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Tuesday, 27th October 2020 - Saturday, 7th November 2020

DreamgirlsDreamgirlsLet your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning DREAMGIRLS at the Opera House Blackpool in 2020!
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Wednesday, 11th November 2020 - Wednesday, 11th November 2020

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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Saturday, 14th November 2020 - Saturday, 14th November 2020

Billy OceanFollowing his sold-out tour earlier this year British Soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a huge UK headline tour for Autumn 2020. Billy will be performing the best of his greatest hits and songs from his upcoming new studio album 'One World' which is due for release in Spring 2020.
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020 - Tuesday, 17th November 2020

WHITNEY – QUEEN OF THE NIGHTTaking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I'm Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar…
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Thursday, 19th November 2020 - Friday, 27th November 2020

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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Friday, 20th November 2020 - Friday, 20th November 2020

Jimmy 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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Saturday, 21st November 2020 - Saturday, 21st November 2020

Jason Donovan - Even More Good ReasonsJason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian series, 'Neighbours'. Throughout 1988/89 he had several hits and his album 'Ten Good Reasons' was the best-selling album of 1989. His hits included 'Too Many Broken Hearts', 'Especially For You' (with Kylie…
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Tuesday, 1st December 2020 - Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Deacon Blue - Cities Of Love UK Tour2020 is a big one for Deacon Blue. They have announced a new album CITY OF LOVE which sees the multi-million selling band deliver eleven brilliant new tracks tethered by a singular belief - that even in the corners of a town or a life where no light falls, hope can prevail. Supported by a huge…
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Sunday, 13th December 2020 - Sunday, 3rd January 2021

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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Thursday, 31st December 2020 - Thursday, 31st December 2020

New Year's Eve Northern Soul & Motown PartyWhat a great way to bring in the 2021 with DJ's; Ginger Taylor, Richard Searling, Kev Roberts, Ozz, Chris Box, Pete Haigh, Jim Hargreaves & John Kane! 2 Rooms of Soul!
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Friday, 3rd September 2021 - Sunday, 5th September 2021

The British Country Music FestivalThe British Country Music FestivalFollowing a successful launch in 2019, The British Country Music Festival will be back on the 4th, 5th and 6th September 2020.
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Thursday, 14th October 2021 - Thursday, 14th October 2021

What's Love Got To Do With ItBrought to you by the award-winning producers behind the hugely successful Whitney - Queen Of The Night, What's Love Got To Do With It is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical artists of our generation. In this brand new touring theatre show, audiences can expect…
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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

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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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