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What's On Next at Blackpool Winter Gardens

What's On Next at Blackpool Winter Gardens

There’s a great variety of shows, events and entertainment for all the family at the venue at the heart of the town centre. Read on to find out what’s on next at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

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What’s on Next at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Empress Ballroom 140th Anniversary Dance

Saturday 8th September, 7.30 for 8pm.
Tickets from £5

Empress Ballroom at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Empress Ballroom at Blackpool Winter Gardens

This 140th Anniversary Event gives you the chance to dance in the stunning Empress Ballroom with Wurlitzer musical accompaniment provided by the Cannock Chase Organ Club. The event will raise funds for the 140th Winter Gardens Fund.

How your donations will be used

Donations to the 140th celebration fund will be used to fund a range of schemes including the continued restoration of the venue and to supplement schemes and events aimed at engaging and increasing access to the venue and it’s many events for hard to reach communities and under-privileged societies across the Fylde Coast.

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Wurlitzer Organ Concert

Sunday 9 September at 2pm

Wurlitzer Organ Concert at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Wurlitzer Organ Concert at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Please join us for our 10th Anniversary concert this September to celebrate 10 years since we began to look after the Wurlitzer and present concerts and the wonderful Opera House.

We are pleased to have Howard Beaumont back with us for his second appearance for us at the console of the original 1939 Wurlitzer on SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER at 2.00pm. Doors Open at 1.30pm.

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Madagascar – a Musical Adventure

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 September 2018 at 7pm

Madagascar at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

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Blackpool Gin Jamboree

Saturday 15 September from 12-5pm and 6.30-11.30pm
Tickets from £15

Blackpool Gin Jamboree at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Blackpool Gin Jamboree at Blackpool Winter Gardens

A giant gin party is coming back to Blackpool this summer. The Gin Jamboree ‘By the Sea’, which takes place within the Pavilion & Horseshoe at Winter Gardens on Saturday 15th September, is hosted by the same team who broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gin tasting event in 2016.

The Gin Jamboree will feature up to 150 artisan gins with hundreds of tonic and garnish combinations for gin fans to try in search of their new favourite, with mixologists on hand to guide along the way. Gin fans will have the options of booking tutored Breakout Sessions, during the event to learn even more about the latest gins. Very limited places available!

Last year, the Gin Jamboree was held at the Empress Ballroom and saw the launch of Cuckoo Gin, a Lancashire based artisan gin which was the star of the night!

The Gin Jamboree at Winter Gardens takes place between 12noon-5:00pm and 6:30pm-11:30pm and costs £15 per person. Includes a booklet describing all of the 150 different gins on offer, a gin ‘balloon’ glass to take home, delicious supper and a G&T on us. Entertainment is also provided. The event will be sponsored by GinTing®, one of the newest gins on the market.

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Coast Town

Saturday 15 September from 12pm

Coast Town at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Coast Town at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Coast Town Events Limited in association with Shadow Management and ArranPaul are very proud to present the fifth annual Coast Town event at Blackpool’s magnificent Arena within the Winter Gardens. Twelve hours of skankin’ rhythms – a one day event running from noon until midnight on Saturday 15th of September featuring a very careful selection of seven of the best SKA bands from across the UK and Europe all contributing to raising funds for the National Stroke Association.

For this year’s event we extend the international feel with Spanish sensations the Freeska Ensemble bringing in the big horns with Skatalite inspired cool Ska rhythms plus the welcome return of Bang the Skillet direct from Holland providing a heady mix of Ska, Reggae and Calypso that is guaranteed to get you moving.

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Afternoon Tea

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September from 12pm

Afternoon Tea at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Afternoon Tea at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Afternoon Tea served in the Empress Grill Room from 12 noon – 4:00 pm ( last booking 15.00hrs)

On all occasions the Afternoon Tea will be £11.00pp with a Prosecco included option at £16.00 pp.

To book please call 01253 629748 – and please mention that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Guided Tours

Monday 17 September at 11am

Winter Gardens Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of this stunning, grade ll* listed building. The knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture of the Winter Gardens. The tours will allow you to visit backstage of the Opera House and a chance to tread the boards, so many famous faces have previously walked on, visit the backstage dressing rooms, and get up-close to the historic Wurlitzer theatre organ. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue. These guided tours will give you the chance to explore and learn of the extensive history the building beholds after more than a century.

The tour of the building will take approximately 90 minutes and includes a tea or coffee in the Mazzei Cafe when the tour has concluded.

Tours cost £10pp, to book please email carla@wgbpl.co.uk *Please note, the Winter Gardens is a working venue and we cannot guarantee access to all areas.

To book please email carla@wgbpl.co.ukplease mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast! 

Rip it Up the 60’s

Thursday 27 September at 7.30pm

Rip it Up the 60's at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Rip it Up the 60’s at Blackpool Winter Gardens

New show. New decade. New cast. It’s Rip it Up the 60s!

Starring Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith

Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year – which sold over 50,000 tickets and was acclaimed as the most exciting Strictly Come Dancing spin-off tour ever – Rip It Up brings the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion of song and dance!

Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold will tour together as the ultimate boy band of dance, presenting everlasting hits from the decade that changed not just (y)our generation but the world; from Mersey Beat, Motown and Mod to West Coast and Woodstock.

Backed by the exceptional Rip It Up live band and a stunning supporting cast of singers and dancers, the Strictly champions will dance to songs from British legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, the Bee Gees, Small Faces and The Kinks, and American superstars such as The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas.

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Early Doors Live

Wednesday 3 October at 7.30pm

Early Doors at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Early Doors at Blackpool Winter Garden    

BRITAIN’S BEST LOVED PUB SITCOM IS BACK, LIVE ON STAGE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
BLACKPOOL SHOW ADDED DUE TO HUGE TICKET DEMAND

The Grapes Pub will reopen its doors for the UK tour, in a not-to-be-missed night of fun and laughter. Ken’s got love on his mind, but will barmaid, Tanya, ring the landlord’s bell? Old Tommy would play Cupid – if only he didn’t have IBS (Irritable Bugger’s Syndrome). Crime is on the rise but fear not, as local cops Phil and Nige are getting stuck in… to a couple of pints in the back room. After all, “Crime can’t crack itself.” All of this and much, much more when Early Doors returns.

Starring Craig Cash, Phil Mealey, John Henshaw, Susan Cookson, Joan Kempson, James Quinn, Lisa Millett, Judith Barker, Christine Bottomley with further casting to be announced.

To the regiment! Don’t just wish you were there – make sure of it!

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Lancashire Hits 27

Saturday 6 October at 7pm

Lancashire Hits 27 at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Lancashire Hits 27 at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The show is now in its 27th year and is staged to give children the opportunity to experience performing in live theatre, and on a professional stage that has been home to many of the world’s biggest stars throughout the years.

Here at the Opera House, Blackpool we want this experience to be as enjoyable as possible for all of those children involved.

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Hits Reloaded 14

Sunday 7 October at 7pm

Hits Reloaded 14 at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Hits Reloaded 14 at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The show is now in its 14th year and is staged to give children the opportunity to experience performing in live theatre, and on a professional stage that has been home to many of the world’s biggest stars throughout the years.

Here at the Opera House, Blackpool we want this experience to be as enjoyable as possible for all of those children involved.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Guided Tours

Wednesday 10 October at 11am

Winter Gardens Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of this stunning, grade ll* listed building. The knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture of the Winter Gardens. The tours will allow you to visit backstage of the Opera House and a chance to tread the boards, so many famous faces have previously walked on, visit the backstage dressing rooms, and get up-close to the historic Wurlitzer theatre organ. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue. These guided tours will give you the chance to explore and learn of the extensive history the building beholds after more than a century.

The tour of the building will take approximately 90 minutes and includes a tea or coffee in the Mazzei Cafe when the tour has concluded.

Tours cost £10pp, to book please email carla@wgbpl.co.uk *Please note, the Winter Gardens is a working venue and we cannot guarantee access to all areas.

To book please email carla@wgbpl.co.ukplease mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast! 

Joanna Lumley, it’s all about me

Saturday 13 October at 7.30pm

Joanna Lumley It's all about me at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Joanna Lumley It’s all about me at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018. Joanna will take to the road for the 30-date tour on 6 October at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK

Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.

On announcing It’s All About Me, Joanna said: “The thought of this tour next year, travelling across the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours. It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture (and gratitude, to be fair) with which I shall greet the audiences. Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show. Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fabulous.”

Joanna Lumley icon, national treasure, activist, comedy actress and all-round top girl is barely off our TV screens and appears to have been a permanent fixture in our sitting rooms since she burst onto our screens as Purdey in the New Avengers in 1976. Now in a nationwide tour she will take us through the random journey that started in London in the swinging 60’s. Beginning as Jean Muir’s house model and muse, progressing to becoming a full-blown photographic model, featuring in knitting patterns, mini-skirts, toothpaste commercials and the occasional front cover.

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Supervet- Welcome to my World

Sunday 14 October at 7.30pm

Supervet at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Supervet at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Following the huge success of his Channel 4 show, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to major arenas and theatres across the UK & Ireland next year.

This groundbreaking new show – a must for all animal lovers and fans of the TV show alike – will see Noel enlighten audiences with his incredible life story and explain how he became The Supervet we know and love.

When the show began on Channel 4, Noel wanted to tell a story about love, a story about hope, with incredible science in the background. He recognised the important bond humans have with animals, how they really are part of the family and how much families will do for them in return for the unconditional love which they give.

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Michael Bolton in Concert

Friday 19 October at 7pm

Michael Bolton in Concert at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Michael Bolton in Concert at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Grammy Award winning Michael Bolton will return to the UK for the first time in over two years to perform his greatest hits and a selection of classic songs.

Michael Bolton is the multiple award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and branded entertainment. He also remains committed to social cause, especially to his foundation The Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 25th year.

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

To date, Michael has seen 9 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. His most recent album Songs of Cinema, a selection of iconic film soundtrack songs, was released alongside an original Netflix production Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special, which ranked among the network’s best comedies upon debut.

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Saturday Night Fever

Tuesday 30 October to Saturday 3 November, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Saturday Night Fever at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Saturday Night Fever at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Saturday Night Fever will embark on a UK tour this summer, over 40 years since the classic film was released in cinemas, and 20 years since the show’s original London production.

Featuring the music of the Bee Gees (including “Stayin’ Alive” and “How Deep Is Your Love”) as well as a number of ’70s favourites, the piece tells the story of Tony Manero as he recklessly dances his way to success.

This new production will have new choreography and more music, with casting for the piece to be announced.

The musical is based on the film of the same name which was released in 1977 and featured John Travolta in the lead, who was later nominated for an Academy Award for his performance. The musical originally debuted at the London Palladium in 1998 with Adam Garcia in the lead where it was nominated for three Tony Awards, before running on Broadway in 2000. Most recently the show toured in 2014.

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Sixties Gold

Wednesday 7 November at 7.30pm

Sixties Gold at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Sixties Gold at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.

With a career spanning 6 decades, The Searchers now embark upon what will be their ‘Farewell 60s’ tour. It all began in Liverpool, where they were tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers spent 128 weeks in the charts, with sales of more than 50 million, including 3 massive UK No.1 hits.

The Merseybeats. Another success story from the Liverpool, Merseybeat boom years. Great memorable hit records including; Sorrow, I Think of You, and Wishin’ and Hopin’.

Following on in the wake of Merseybeat, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song. With hits including; ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ and ‘Here It Comes Again’, The Fortunes remain one of the UK’s premier harmony groups.

This will be ponytailed P.J. Proby’s final tour. His controversial trouser splitting shocked the nation and in 1964 and was the Melody Maker teen idol award winner. His hit records spent 91 weeks in the charts.

Steve Ellis, the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 Everlasting Love.
Finally, Vanity Fare, scored with three top 20 hits in the late sixties, including their catchy ‘Hitchin’ A Ride.

Relive the magic of the 1960s with Six of the biggest chart acts of the decade. Get your tickets by calling the box office or book online.

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The Best of Billy Ocean

Friday 9 November at 7pm

The Best of Billy Ocean at Blackpool Winter Gardens
The Best of Billy Ocean at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Following his sold out tour this year British Soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a huge UK headline tour for November/December 2018.

Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, Billy has collected multiple Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.

2016 saw the ‘Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean’ album released in the UK, gaining a Top 10 chart position at Number 4 this was Billy’s highest charting album since 1989. 2017 has been another fantastic one for him; playing shows in Dubai, USA, Canada, Spain, Mozambique, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany and even Luxembourg. Billy is now currently working on his next album to be released in 2018!

Speaking on the tour Billy said, ‘I’m really looking forward to my UK tour next year, it’s going to be 13 party nights!’.

The new dates will see Billy Ocean perform all of his greatest hits, including his favourite tracks and new material from his upcoming album.

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The World Famous Elvis Show

Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm

World Famous Elvis Show at Blackpool Winter Gardens
World Famous Elvis Show at Blackpool Winter Gardens

THE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOW starring the worlds leading Elvis performer – Mr Chris Connor with special guest Europes No1 PETER KAY tribute – Mr Lee Lard. !

Starring and produced by world renowned Elvis performer CHRIS CONNOR. With his 12 piece live band ‘THE STEELS’, & backing vocals by ‘ The Sweet Harmonies’ . A magnificent 2 hour theatre production, recreating 2 popular Elvis Presley concerts.

This show respectively and authentically recreates Elvis at his very best. You will feel that you have been transported back in time. If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! Many Elvis fans are left emotionally moved when they leave the show.

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King of Pop

Sunday 11 November at 7.30pm

King of Pop at Blackpool Winter Gardens
King of Pop at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Navi is the World’s No 1 Michael Jackson Impersonator, simply ‘Chosen by Michael’ and the ONLY impersonator who has worked with the legend himself. Navi is the ONLY tribute to be applauded and receive a standing ovation by MJ. Navi has performed in over 250 international shows in 57 different countries and is the ONLY impersonator to be associated with Sony, MJJ Estate and MJ’s family.

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British National Dance Championships

15-17 November

The British National Dance Championships were originally entitled, The British Closed Championships, which was confusing for many people and so, in 1997, the titles were changed.

2004 saw the 30th anniversary of the Championships, with Ballroom and Latin dancing for British couples only.

The Festival covers three days and takes place in the beautiful Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens. The Juveniles and Juniors dance on the Saturday afternoon and early evening.

Every year the Festival attracts more competitors, in 2017 the total number of entries was 499 and 10 Formation Teams, with many more spectators.

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Christmas Show 2018 – The Wizard of Oz – The Musical

Friday 7th December to Sunday 30 December 2018
Shows at various times, every day except Mon 10, Mon 17, Tues 25 December

The Wizard of Oz at Blackpool Winter Gardens
The Wizard of Oz at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Following the smash hit show Peter Pan at Blackpool Opera House this year, 2018 will see audiences following the yellow brick road to spend an unforgettable Christmas with Dorothy and her friends in the merry old land of Oz.

X- Factor sensation Holly Tandy will stepping into Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers in this year’s unforgettable adventure, The Wizard of Oz at Blackpool Opera House. Radio Wave’s Scott Gallagher is the Cowardly Lion.

In 2017 Holly’s strong performances as one of Sharon Osbourne’s girls got her all the way through to the Semi Finals of the X Factor. She was the youngest contestant on the show at just 15 and her performance of Alicia Keys If I Ain’t Got You at the auditions was the start of an incredible journey.  This will be Holly’s first musical theatre role and she tells us:

‘I’m over the moon, or should I say rainbow! To be taking my first stage role in such an iconic musical at such an iconic venue.  I can’t wait to get on stage!’

This highly-acclaimed adaptation from The Royal Shakespeare Company is produced by the award-winning Selladoor Family, (producers of Madagascar, Peter Pan, Seussical) and sees the return of Radio Wave favourite Scott Gallagher as the Cowardly Lion, back by popular demand following his celebrated performance in last years musical adventure at the Opera House –  Peter Pan. The Wizard of Oz features a timeless and instantly recognisable score, with classics such as We’re Off To See The Wizard, Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!, If I Only Had A Brain and Over The Rainbow.

When a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, and her dog, Toto, to the merry old land of Oz, they learn that the only way to get back home is to ask for help from a great and powerful Wizard. Whilst on their quest they stumble across a Scarecrow – who is need of a brain, a Tin Man – who so desperately wants a heart, and a Lion – who could really do with some courage. Together they begin a magical journey as they head off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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The Ultimate Country Rock Experience

Saturday 15 December at 7.30pm

Ultimate Country Rock Experience at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Ultimate Country Rock Experience at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The Ultimate Country Rock Experience is definitely a show for all those fans of Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson and many, many more.
If you’re a hardcore fan of country rock or have just gotten into the Country music scene or even just a lover of great music this is a show for you. You will not be disappointed .
Country music and Rock has always gone hand in hand since the very early days, and now right up to the present day.
If your a Honky Tonk Woman or a Redneck Man, if you are a lover of Nashville ,Stetsons ,Cowboy boots then don’t miss out.
Johnny Westwood, Tina Hall and their Band “The Rednecks” will have you partying and they Ain’t going down til the sun comes up.’

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One Night Only – Christmas Party Night

Saturday 15 December from 7.30pm

One Night Only - Christmas Party Night at Blackpool Winter Gardens
One Night Only – Christmas Party Night at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Party in style in the world-famous Empress Ballroom this Christmas!

Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival before taking seats in the world-famous Empress Ballroom.

Including a 3-course meal before entertainment from the Midnight Soul Sisters featuring classics from legends such as, Tina Turner, Supremes, Etta James, Martha Reeves, Gladys Knight, Candy Staton, Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse, Chic, The Shirelles, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mary wells, Mary J Blige, Beyonce and many more!

With aftershow DJ, it’s the perfect party for you, your colleagues and friends to celebrate Christmas in style!

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Santa’s New Sleigh!

19 to 24 December, tickets from £9.50

See Santa's New Sleigh! At Blackpool Winter Gardens this Christmas.
See Santa’s New Sleigh! At Blackpool Winter Gardens this Christmas.

Wed & Thur 11am & 6pm
Fri 6pm
Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm
Mon 10am, 1pm & 3pm

Sprocket and Dibs have a problem! Christmas is fast approaching and Santa’s Sleigh is nowhere to be found.

Will Sprocket and Dibs be able to create a new sleigh in time or will Christmas be cancelled? Can you help them save the day? Only time will tell but with audience participation, sing-alongs and a present from Santa for every child it promises to be the perfect festive treat.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take a photograph with Santa himself so don’t forget to bring your cameras and Smart Phones!

This show is ideal for pre school and children up to 8 years.

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New Years Eve Family Party

Monday 31 December from 7pm to 1am

New Years Eve Family Party at Blackpool Winter Gardens
New Years Eve Family Party at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Join the Empress Ballroom to celebrate 2018 and see in 2019 in style. The annual New Year’s Eve Family party has become a tradition for many families.

The event includes:

  • Childrens entertainer
  • DJ
  • Party games
  • Live Bands
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Competition

Reserved tables of 10 are available for £250 and include drinks, buffet and reserved seats. Book your tickets early as this is a sell out event.

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The Blackpool NYE Northern Soul & Motown Party

Monday 31 December from 8pm – 2am

Blackpool NYE Northern Soul & Motown Party
New Years Eve Soul and Motown Party at Blackpool Winter Gardens

What a great way to bring in the 2019 with DJ’s: Richard Searling, Kev Roberts, Ozz, Chris Box, Jimmy Scriv, Jim Hargreaves & John Kane.

2 Rooms of Soul!

  • In the Spanish Hall: Classic Northern Soul & Motown
  • In the Renaissance: Disco & Modern Soul Anthems

Advance Tickets : £15.00 each or pay on the door £20* each *Please note: no admission without an advance ticket after 1am

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Green Day’s American Idiot

5-9 March 2019

American Idiot with Green Day at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Following two critically acclaimed and celebrated West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive Tony Award winning rock musical, American Idiot, returns to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning album. The special anniversary tour opens at the Opera House Blackpool for one week only from 5 – 9 March 2019.

Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show, which premiered in December 2009 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.

This story of youthful disillusion and mistrust of society and government has never been more current; particularly with the modern parallels in the USA where school children have mobilised to form an impressive campaign for gun law reform.

The musical’s hit songs include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”

American Idiot The Musical is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, sound by Chris Whybrow and lighting by Tim Deiling. The production is produced by Selladoor Worldwide and presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals UK Tour 2019

Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Tickets go on sale Thursday 15 February 2018 at 10am

Strictly Come Dancing Professionals Tour 2019 at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals is returning to venues across the country from May 2019 for a 35 date UK tour. Heading to the Opera House Blackpool on 15 May 2019. Tickets for this dance spectacular will go on general sale on Thursday 15th February at 10am.

Direct from BBC One’s award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of our much-loved Strictly Professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess.

Audiences will enjoy the incredible talent of these world-class dancers as they perform exquisitely choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines with all the sequins, sparkle and stunning production values we have come to know and love!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals as it returns for a Strictly limited engagement!

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals takes place across the Winter Gardens Blackpool on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Buy your tickets for the 2.30pm performance here  – including links to pre-sale tickets

Buy your tickets for the 7.30pm performance here  – including links to pre-sale tickets

A Green Revolution for the Winter Gardens

A new programme launched in January 2018 by the Winter Gardens Blackpool will see trees planted across Blackpool’s parks and public spaces as part of a drive to offset the venues carbon footprint.

Scott and Hayley plant tree for Winter Gardens

With help from Radio Wave’s breakfast team, Scott and Hayley, the first tree, an oak, planted to launch the scheme sits proudly in Stanley Park.

The scheme which forms part of a wider community programme developed by the Blackpool Winter Gardens could see up to 20 trees donated each year.

The tress which will be sited by the council’s community and environmental department will be donated as part a drive to offset the print including posters, brochures and leaflets which are used by the venue in the promotion of its many events. The initiative forms part of a community and environmental programme aimed at ensuring the venue remains at the heart of the community.

The tree donation initiative forms part of a green revolution taking place at the Victorian venue which now includes the recycling of advertising banners into reusable shopping bags, and a phased withdrawal of single-use plastics. This is accompanied by significant investment in new and efficient systems at the venue.

There’s Something for Everyone at the Winter Gardens

This huge and magnificent building has 11 main separate spaces over two floors. The variety of events the Winter Gardens has to offer means there’s always something on offer for locals and visitors to the resort. Find out more about the history of the Winter Gardens.

The Opera House

New, upcoming bands have played in the Opera House including the like of Little Mix, along with old favourites such as Jane McDonald and Daniel O’Donnell who continue to return and some of the world’s best bands including Canada’s Arcade Fire – who selected the Winter Gardens as only one of three venues to play in the UK.

The Empress Ballroom

The magnificent Empress Ballroom is just as comfortable staging the World Dance Championships each year as it is hosting some of the world’s best rock and pop acts in concert.

The Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens

Heritage Tours

Find out about this magnificent building with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Winter Gardens

Heritage Tour of Blackpool Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens is an incredible building with a long history. It first opened on 11 July 1878 and since then has grown and developed as an entertainment complex which mirrors the growth of the seaside town of Blackpool.

Right in the centre of the complex, in what is now the coffee shop, still stands the original building of the site around which the whole of the Winter Gardens has been built.

A Perfect Venue for your Event

The Winter Gardens offers a wide variety of venues for events ranging from small private business lunches to large scale conferences. You can also hold your wedding at the Winter Gardens. What could be better than a reception or banquet in the newly refurbished Derham Room? (pictured below).

Derham Room at the Winter Gardens

The main rooms include the 2,900 capacity Opera House (the largest theatre stage outside London), the grand Empress Ballroom with a capacity of 3,250 people for concerts, and the 2,600 sq metre Olympia Exhibition Hall.

The Derham Room at the Winter gardens, set for a banquet
The Derham Room at the Winter Gardens, set for a banquet

The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens
The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens…

The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens
The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens, dine in style!

Illuminasia…

Illuminasia was the indoor Illuminations attraction inside the Winter Gardens.

Illuminasia at Blackpool Winter Gardens

It was always designed to be a temporary attraction, and it finally closed the doors on Sunday 29 October 2017 to be dismantled to make space for who knows what….

More about Illuminasia, and how it was built, here

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