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Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool North Pier is the Heritage Pier, with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Take a stroll along the decking and take in the view then sit a while and breathe in the salty sea air. There’s always something to see and do here…

Promenade to the end of North Pier to enjoy the entertainment that awaits in the Sunset Lounge and Carousel Bar, taking in the cafes and Kiosks along the way. Not forgetting North Pier Theatre at the end of the Pier – home to a variety of shows throughout the year. Plus of course the Merrie England Bar and amusement arcades at the Pier entrance.

Read on to find out more about what you’ll find at Blackpool North Pier –

Events, Shows and Entertainment at Blackpool North Pier

Live Entertainment at the Merrie England Bar

Live music every weekend from Friday – Sunday eve, and every day during the Illuminations season.

The Merrie England Bar is at the Promenade entrance to Blackpool North Pier, not far from Tower Festival Headland.

Merrie England Bar at the entrance to Blackpool-North Pier
Merrie England Bar at the entrance to Blackpool-North Pier

It’s a warm and friendly bar at the front of North Pier where you can sit, relax and watch the world go by. Showing all major sporting events on the large screens within the bar.

With all your favourite local artists: The Coustics, Emma Louise Jackson, DJ Ian Jackson and many more!

The Joey Blower Show – 25th Anniversary – every weekend!

Whether it’s a stag or hen do, birthday, holiday or just a day out with your mates, don’t miss the best party in town at the Merrie England Bar at North Pier.

Joey Blower Show at the Merrie England Bar, Blackpool North Pier
Joey Blower Show at the Merrie England Bar, Blackpool North Pier

Joey and the gang provide a mix of comedy, wind-ups, competitions, live music, top tunes and much more. The Joey Blower Show is not for the easily offended!

DJ Johnny Vee keeps the party going while Britain’s Got Talent FINALIST Steven Hall shows off his spectacular dance moves – seeing is believing!!
Plus there’s a chance to win £1000 at the end of the season with the weekly heats for the Merrie England’s talent search, Pubstars!

Saturday and Sunday until 28th October
Doors open at 11am, Joey Blower from 1-5pm then bands and DJ’s until 11pm.

Admission is £3 per person, pay on the door.
Please note, seating is limited and is first come first served.
Strictly adults only.

The Sunset Lounge and Carousel Bar

Listen to traditional seaside music from the organist Trevor Raven, have a dance or sit back and relax! The Sunset Lounge is at the end of Blackpool North Pier – with amazing views over the sea it’s an open air Victorian sun lounge.

Songs from the shows, classic hits and popular music from today are all performed by Trevor on the organ. You can see Trevor from Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm-4pm from July until the end of the season. Sessions are subject to weather and occasional closures for events on the pier.

Sunset Lounge at the end of Blackpool North Pier
Sunset Lounge at the end of Blackpool North Pier

The Carousel Bar is adjacent to the Theatre and the Sunset Lounge, and a place to relax with your family. There’s a fully licensed bar, delicious snack bar and live music every weekend.

What you’ll find at Blackpool North Pier

Promenade along an Original Heritage Pier

Blackpool North Pier is an amazing example of Victorian architecture. You can explore it’s history here, and find out what makes it unique. To ‘Promenade’ was originally to dress in your fine clothes and take a stroll in a popular place. Like the seafront – or a pier like this one.

Promenade along Blackpool North Pier
Promenade along Blackpool North Pier

Children’s Rides

There are traditional children’s rides at both ends of Blackpool North Pier where your little ones can enjoy the fun of the fair!

You’ll spot the Helter Skelter from the promenade. There’s also a beautiful original merry go round too, plus various other rides.

Children's Rides at the entrance to North Pier
Children’s Rides at the entrance to North Pier

North Pier Theatre

There’s a different show for everyone at the Theatre at the end of Blackpool North Pier. Shows for 2018 included Cinderella, Dick Whittington, the Rat Pack, Sunset Cinema and many more.

Book your tickets online here

Blackpool North Pier Theatre entrance
Blackpool North Pier Theatre entrance

Amusement Arcade

The Amusement Arcade at Blackpool North Pier opens all year round. Test your skills with a selection of video games, fruit machines and prize machines, games of skill, and pinball. There are even machines for the very little ones – there’s something for all the family at the Pier arcade. The arcade is open daily from 10am.

Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool North Pier

Cafes and Kiosks

From the entrance to the end of Blackpool North Pier you’ll find an interesting assortment of kiosks, plus plenty of places to eat and drink too.

Kiosks on Blackpool North Pier
Kiosks on Blackpool North Pier

There’s the British seaside favourite of fish and chips – and of course ice cream. In the ‘North Perk’ cafe you can choose from meals, sandwiches, cakes and drinks.

Various other kiosks sell gifts, sweets, records and clothes, and no self respecting pier would be complete without a resident fortune teller! Visit Gypsy Petulengro to see what the future holds for you!

Opening Times

  • The amusement arcade is open daily from 10am.
  • The Merrie England bar on North Pier is open daily until late.
  • The deck, Carousel, Sun Lounge and Theatre are all open for the season.
  • All opening hours are weather dependant.

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Blackpool North Pier

The Grade II listed North Pier is the oldest of the three Blackpool piers. Designed by Eugenius Birch, it was opened on 21st May 1863 by the Chairman of the Pier Company, Mr F Preston. The pier still retains its original Victorian design and magnificence; it is still used today for promenading, and sitting and relaxing in the sun. Entrance onto the North Pier is FREE and there are attractions aplenty for all the family. Ride the two-tier Venetian Carousel; sit and relax in the Victorian Sun Lounge; have your palm read and your future foretold by the Petulengros; have a coffee and cake in Costa in the Conservatory; enjoy a drink in the Merrie England and party with Blackpool's legendary Joey Blower on weekend afternoons; all the family are welcome in the Carousel Bar where you can have a drink and eat. North Pier Theatre has the very best in live entertainment; not just during the summer holidays but throughout the year from comedy to dance to variety to concerts... it's fantastic family friendly fun!
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You can now buy your New Year's Eve family party tickets from the bar in PIrate's Bay on Central Pier!

Over three quarters of the available tickets have now been sold. Join your host Kieron, award winning magician Russ Brown, the hilarious Davey Dee, International circus star Mr Slava, the amazing Hula Steffi and the series winning UV show from CBBC's The Slammer all in one huge family night out!

Adults £10
Kids (under 16) £5
Kids (under 2) Free
Family of four (2 adults & 2 kids) £25
Family of 5 (2 adults & 3 kids) £30

That's SIX amazing acts plus the countdown disco for an unbelievable price! Compare that with other shows with half the acts at three times the price!
Doors open 6:30pm, Show stars 7:30pm until 1am

Hurry - book now. Get your tickets at the bar or book online at
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Blackpool North Pier2 days ago
Gorgeous sunset views from our new conservatory bar on North Pier 😍🍺🍸🍹


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Every Wednesday at the Merrie England Bar in #Blackpool at 8pm it's THE COUSTICS! Yes join this award winning #band for #livemusic - it's the best midweek show around! @TheCoustics BplNorthPier photo
1 day ago
Joey Blower and Bulldog Promotions present...
The annual #Elvis event returns on Sat & Sun 10th/11th of November!
1st prize is £2000!
Book now at

Tickets are extremely limited!
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