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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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Prices

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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 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
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

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, 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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Thursday, 6th April 2023 - Thursday, 6th April 2023

Friday, 7th April 2023 - Friday, 7th April 2023

Saturday, 8th April 2023 - Saturday, 8th April 2023

Twinkletoes – A Song & Dance Extravaganza 2023
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Saturday, 8th April 2023 - Saturday, 8th April 2023

Blackpool Brick FestivalBlackpool Brick FestivalWelcome to the first event Blackpool Brick Festival! A LEGO fan event dedicated to all things brick, with lots to see and do including unique builds, activities for the kids (and big kids), rare & retired LEGO sets for sale and a dedicated building area, it's a guaranteed fun day out for people of…
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Friday, 14th April 2023 - Friday, 14th April 2023

Re-Take ThatRe-Take ThatRe-Take That is the ultimate Take That party night, bringing the world's biggest boy band's greatest hits to life – live on stage.
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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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Thursday, 11th May 2023 - Thursday, 11th May 2023

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2023
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Friday, 12th May 2023 - Friday, 12th May 2023

James Orchestral Tour 2023
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Sunday, 14th May 2023 - Sunday, 14th May 2023

The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour
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Friday, 19th May 2023 - Friday, 19th May 2023

THE MAKING OF A MURDERER!
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Saturday, 3rd June 2023 - Saturday, 3rd June 2023

Totally Tina
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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, 13th June 2023 - Tuesday, 13th June 2023

Wednesday, 14th June 2023 - Wednesday, 14th June 2023

Thursday, 15th June 2023 - Thursday, 15th June 2023

Friday, 16th June 2023 - Friday, 16th June 2023

Saturday, 17th June 2023 - Saturday, 17th June 2023

The SpongeBob Musical
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Sunday, 2nd July 2023 - Sunday, 2nd July 2023

Rob Lamberti
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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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Thursday, 20th July 2023 - Thursday, 20th July 2023

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
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Saturday, 29th July 2023 - Sunday, 30th July 2023

Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show
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Thursday, 3rd August 2023 - Sunday, 6th August 2023

Rebellion Festival
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Tuesday, 15th August 2023 - Tuesday, 15th August 2023

Wednesday, 16th August 2023 - Wednesday, 16th August 2023

Thursday, 17th August 2023 - Thursday, 17th August 2023

Friday, 18th August 2023 - Friday, 18th August 2023

Saturday, 19th August 2023 - Saturday, 19th August 2023

Greatest Days
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Friday, 1st September 2023 - Sunday, 3rd September 2023

The British Country Music Festival 2023The British Country Music Festival 2023The British Country Music Festival 2023 is back for its fourth edition
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Sunday, 10th September 2023 - Sunday, 10th September 2023

Whitney - Queen of the Night
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Tuesday, 12th September 2023 - Tuesday, 12th September 2023

Wednesday, 13th September 2023 - Wednesday, 13th September 2023

Thursday, 14th September 2023 - Thursday, 14th September 2023

Friday, 15th September 2023 - Friday, 15th September 2023

Saturday, 16th September 2023 - Saturday, 16th September 2023

Heathers The Musical
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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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Wednesday, 27th September 2023 - Wednesday, 27th September 2023

Thursday, 28th September 2023 - Thursday, 28th September 2023

Friday, 29th September 2023 - Friday, 29th September 2023

Saturday, 30th September 2023 - Saturday, 30th September 2023

Monday, 2nd October 2023 - Monday, 2nd October 2023

Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 - Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

Wednesday, 4th October 2023 - Wednesday, 4th October 2023

Thursday, 5th October 2023 - Thursday, 5th October 2023

Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

Dirty Dancing
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Friday, 13th October 2023 - Friday, 13th October 2023

Alfie Boe
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Thursday, 19th October 2023 - Thursday, 19th October 2023

James Martin Live
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Saturday, 21st October 2023 - Saturday, 21st October 2023

World Famous Elvis Show Starring Chris Connor
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Sunday, 12th November 2023 - Sunday, 12th November 2023

Gabrielle
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Tuesday, 14th November 2023 - Tuesday, 14th November 2023

Cliff Richard The Blue Sapphire Tour 2023
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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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Wednesday, 12th June 2024 - Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer
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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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Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
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  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

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