Opera House & Winter Gardens

Opera House & Winter Gardens
Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HW
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The Winter Gardens were built in 1878 as the Victorian equivalent of a multiplex, offering numerous performance venues all under one roof – the one thing conspicuously lacking is an actual garden. The Opera House is one of the largest in Britain, with a capacity not far short of 3,000, and its stage has been trod by everyone from Arthur Askey and Alma Cogan to Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, although it now mostly hosts touring West End shows. Other spaces in the venue are open to events of different sizes; the Empress Ballroom is the home of World Matchplay Darts.

Blackpool North station is ten minutes away on foot, and the complex's nearest bus stops are served by the 10, 14, 22 and 22X buses.

  • Open since: 1878

Events at this venue

There are 31 events at this location

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2019 Betfred World Matchplay

The summer's biggest tournament features 32 of the world's top stars competing in a bid to win The Phil Taylor Trophy.

Sat 20 Jul

£28.60–£55.08 / 0844 856 1111

Sun 21 Jul

£28.60–£55.08 / 0844 856 1111

Mon 22 Jul

£28.60–£55.08 / 0844 856 1111

…and 6 more dates until 28 Jul

Aled Jones and Russell Watson In Harmony Tour

Joint headline tour by Welsh singer Aled Jones and tenor Russell Watson, ahead of the release of their new album In Harmony.

Wed 18 Sep

Opera House

£29.50–£55 / 0844 856 1111

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Billionaire Boy

West End producers of Gangsta Granny *and *Awful Auntie adapt this new production of David Walliams' story about the richest boy in the country.

Wed 11 Mar 2020

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Thu 12 Mar 2020

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 15 Mar 2020

Calendar Girls: The Musical

Created by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, this is an award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

Tue 15 Oct

Opera House

£15–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 16 Oct

Opera House

£15–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 17 Oct

Opera House

£15–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Diversity

  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent, still going strong.

Sat 28 Sep

Opera House

£28.50–£125 / 0844 856 1111

Doctor Dolittle The Musical

Based on the 1967 film, Dr Doolittle finds the Doctor and his menagerie of friends on the hunt for the Giant Pink Sea Snail, who holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place.

Tue 3 Sep

Opera House

Cancelled / 0844 856 1111

Wed 4 Sep

Opera House

Cancelled / 0844 856 1111

Thu 5 Sep

Opera House

Cancelled / 0844 856 1111

…and 8 more dates until 14 Sep

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.

Fri 1 Nov

Opera House

£32.50–£38.50 / 0844 856 1111

Fri 30 Aug

Pavilion

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Sat 31 Aug

Pavilion

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Fri 27 Sep

Opera House

£20–£29.50 / 0844 856 1111

The Girl on the Train

Adaptation of Paula Hawkins' phenomenally successful novel.

Tue 19 Nov

Opera House

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 20 Nov

Opera House

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 21 Nov

Opera House

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov

Horrible Christmas

Horrible Histories presents the history of Christmas through time from Victorian villains to Medieval monks with appearances from the likes of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Fri 13 Dec

Opera House

£15–£29 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 14 Dec

Opera House

£15–£29 / 0844 856 1111

Sun 15 Dec

Opera House

£15–£29 / 0844 856 1111

…and 12 more dates until 29 Dec

Jane McDonald

The light entertainment chanteuse and Loose Woman presents an evening of music and laughter.

Fri 21 Jun

Opera House

£35–£50 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 22 Jun

Opera House

£35–£50 / 0844 856 1111

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Fri 20 Nov 2020

Opera House

£29.50 / 0844 856 1111

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Thu 12 Sep

£14.95 / 0844 856 1111

  • 17:30

Fri 13 Sep

£14.95 / 0844 856 1111

  • 17:30

Sat 14 Sep

£14.95 / 0844 856 1111

  • 17:30
…and 13 more dates until 12 Oct

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Comedian Lenny Henry recounts his experiences of growing up in the Black Country and his experiences of racism.

Sun 3 Nov

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Little Miss Sunshine

Musical comedy based on the Academy Award winning film Little Miss Sunshine, about a dysfunctional family travelling 800 miles in a old VW camper van to deliver their daughter to a children's beauty pageant.

Tue 6 Aug

£23–£34.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 7 Aug

£23–£34.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 8 Aug

£23–£34.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 10 Aug

Motown The Musical

  • Directed by: Charles Randolph-Wright, Patricia Wilcox, Warren Adams
  • Written by: Berry Gordy

Nostalgic musical charting the journey of Berry Gordy from boxer to Motown music mogul.

Tue 27 Aug

Opera House

£15–£55 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 28 Aug

Opera House

£15–£55 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 29 Aug

Opera House

£15–£55 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Navi: Michael Jackson Tribute

Tribute act who has actually worked with the King of Pop.

Sun 18 Aug

Opera House

£21 / 0844 856 1111

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

UK tour of the stage adaptation of the 1994 movie by the same name.

Mon 21 Oct

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 22 Oct

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 23 Oct

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 26 Oct

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Sat 17 Aug

£35.75 / 0844 856 1111

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Fri 19 Jul

Opera House

£27.50 / 0844 856 1111

Rock of Ages

The rock / jukebox musical comedy.

Tue 2 Jul

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 3 Jul

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 4 Jul

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 6 Jul

The Rocky Horror Show

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • Written by: lyrics)

Camp and outrageous comedy horror classic, directed by Christopher Luscombe on its 40th anniversary tour.

Mon 24 Jun

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 25 Jun

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 26 Jun

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Sat 2 Nov

Opera House

£32.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

The professional dancers from the BBC programme perform.

Thu 14 May 2020

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Trip To The Moon Winter Carnival Ball 2019

Join us for a magical night of world class circus, cabaret and magic. in the UKs quirkiest ball room with live music from the Del Rays after the show

Sat 7 Dec

£26.10–£28.30 / 0844 856 1111

Trixie Mattel

One woman comedy show from the RuPaul star.

Fri 15 May 2020

£33.60–£112 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

We Will Rock You

A run through all your Queen favourites in this musical penned by Ben Elton and members of Queen.

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 7 Jan 2020

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 8 Jan 2020

Opera House

£17–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jan 2020

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Sat 20 Jul

Opera House

£26.50–£30 / 0844 856 1111

Will Young

The terribly nice young Pop Idol graduate who has been one of the few to almost entirely shake the shackles of reality TV to emerge a solid popster in his own right.

Tue 29 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

With special guests.

The World Famous Elvis Show

Chris Connor stars with his band, recreating two huge Elvis concerts from the 70s – That’s The Way It Is and Madison Square Gardens.

Sat 9 Nov

Opera House

£26.50–£29.50 / 0844 856 1111

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