Opera House & Winter Gardens

Opera House & Winter Gardens
Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HW
  • Box office 0844 856 1111
  • General enquiries 01253 625252
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  • Website www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
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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 35 events at this location

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Directed by: Marc Bruni
  • Written by: Gerry Goffin (music & lyrics), Barry Mann (music & lyrics), Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics), Douglas McGrath, Carole King (music & lyrics)

Musical charting the early life and career of the singer-songwriter and her husband Gerry Goffin.

Tue 19 Jun 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 20 Jun 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 21 Jun 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 23 Jun 2018

Beth Hart

Bluesy singer from LA who has worked with Joe Bonamassa.

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£39.20 / 0844 856 1111

Big Benidorm Reunion

The stars of Benidorm's club scene unite for a fabulous night of entertainment hosted by Gareth Fulton.

Sat 2 Dec

£27.50 / 0844 856 1111

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£25–£35 / 0844 856 1111

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£23.50–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Discount Comedy Checkout

The group, featuring Chris Lumb, Natalie Smeaton, Eddie French and Terri Shaw, brings its improvised comedy routines to the stage.

Sat 9 Dec

£5 / 0844 856 1111

Discount Comedy Checkout

A night of improvised comedy based on audience suggestions.

Sat 9 Dec

£7; £5 adv / 0844 856 1111

  • 20:00

Fat Friends

Musical based on Kay Mellor's sitcom about a slimming club.

Tue 29 May 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 30 May 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 31 May 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 2 Jun 2018

Fat Friends: The Musical

Musical based on Kay Mellor's hit TV show. With West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Tue 29 May 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 30 May 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 31 May 2018

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 2 Jun 2018

Gary Barlow

Solo from Take That's songwriter-singer, promoting his new album, the cheesily titled Since I Saw You Last.

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£38.50–£174.95 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 28 Apr 2018

£38.50–£174.95 / 0844 856 1111

Goldust Noir present The Garden of Eden

Join Raven Noir and Neil Kendall at the stunning Spanish Hall in Blackpool infamous Winter Garden for one magical night in their Garden of Eden

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£27.75–£286.25 / 0844 856 1111

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Fri 11 May 2018

£28 / 0844 856 1111

Illuminasia

A walk-through exhibition of indoor illuminations made from internally lit Chinese lantern sculptures.

Thu 7 Dec

£10.95 / 0844 856 1111

Fri 8 Dec

£10.95 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 9 Dec

£10.95 / 0844 856 1111

…and 8 more dates until 23 Dec

James & Ola: Uncensored

Husband and wife choreographers and dancers James and Ola Jordan, best known for their work on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing perform the cha cha, rumba, samba, jive and paso doble.

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£29.50–£75 / 0844 856 1111

Jane McDonald

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

Sat 9 Jun 2018

£29.50–£34.50 / 0844 856 1111

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Sun 26 Nov

£25–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Kevin & Karen Cliffton

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa. Karen has appeared on four years of Strictly, partnering Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Dave (Hairy Biker) Myers, Mark Wright and Jeremy Vine. Husband Kevin has reached the final for three consecutive years on…

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Killer Queen

Tribute to the rock stylings of Freddie Mercury and co.

Fri 8 Dec

£21.50 / 0844 856 1111

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Fri 1 Dec

£15–£21.50 / 0844 856 1111

The Kooks

Brighton indie tykes best known for their hits 'She Moves in Her Own Way' and 'Shine On' return with a 'best of' album, Best Of… So Far.

Thu 30 Nov

Empress Ballroom

Phone for prices, tickets on sale May 12, 9am / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:00

The Libertines

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's outfit specialising in tales of the everyday rebellion and riotous indie-rock debauchery.

Thu 14 Dec

£30 phone for availability / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:00

Peter Pan

Traditional panto fun.

Sat 16 Dec

£10–£25 / 0844 856 1111

Sun 17 Dec

£10–£25 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 19 Dec

£10–£25 / 0844 856 1111

…and 17 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

A swashbuckling festive show starring Jennifer Ellison as Captain Hook, Radio Wave’s Breakfast Show DJ Scott Gallagher as hapless sidekick Smee and X Factor ’s Jake Quickenden as Peter Pan.

Sat 16 Dec

£30.25 / 0844 856 1111

Sun 17 Dec

£30.25 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 19 Dec

£30.25 / 0844 856 1111

…and 17 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Tue 7 Aug 2018

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 8 Aug 2018

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 9 Aug 2018

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 11 Aug 2018

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

£19.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 17 Apr 2018

£19.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£19.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£28.80–£49 / 0844 856 1111

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Thu 10 May 2018

£30.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 6 Nov 2018

£27.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 20:00

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Wed 2 May 2018

£29 / 0844 856 1111

Sarah Millican: Outsider

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Wed 2 May 2018

£27.50 / 0844 856 1111

Sheridan Smith

The singer and actress performs a range of popular songs.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

£54.75 / 0844 856 1111

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the popular films, packed with laughs and the odd tear.

Tue 15 May 2018

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Wed 16 May 2018

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Thu 17 May 2018

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30
…and 9 more dates until 27 May 2018

This Is Elvis

Musical about Elvis Presley featuring his music.

Mon 5 Feb 2018

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 6 Feb 2018

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 10 Feb 2018

Titanic

  • Directed by: Cressida Carre
  • Written by: Peter Stone

Musical based on actual testimonies from the ill-fated liner's maiden voyage.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

£15–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 10 Jul 2018

£15–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 11 Jul 2018

£15–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul 2018

Titanic: The Musical

Maury Yeston's award-winning musical based on the RMS Titanic and the disaster that struck on her first and only journey, using accounts of real people of all social classes travelling to America, unaware of the fate that awaits them, to bring the story to life.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

£16.50–£38.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Tue 10 Jul 2018

£16.50–£38.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Jul 2018

£16.50–£38.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul 2018

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 10 Nov 2018

£26.50–£29.50 / 0844 856 1111

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