Opera House & Winter Gardens

Opera House & Winter Gardens
97 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 27 events at this location

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Billionaire Boy

Stage adaptation of David Walliams' story about Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, who transfers to a local comprehensive in the hopes of making a friend.

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

Burn The Floor

Kevin Clifton and Graziano Di Prima star in this high-energy ballroom dancing show.

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Opera House

£36–£85 / 0844 856 1111

Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Fri 23 Oct 2020

£24.75–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£22.50–£99 / 0844 856 1111

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

With four albums in the Rolling Stone ‘500 Greatest Albums of all Time’ list, Elvis Costello is a true song-writing legend. Sharing the stage will be The Waterboys who, throughout their near 35-year career, have cemented themselves as one of the most loved bands in the UK and Nick Lowe who famously produced Elvis…

Mon 9 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

With Ian Prowse.

Opera House

£50–£95 / 0844 856 1111

An Evening with the Hairy Bikers

TV food broadcasters the Hairy Bikers (also known as Si King and Dave Myers) talk food, TV and more as they cook live on stage.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

£21.45–£43.45 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19.50–£99 / 0844 856 1111

Mon 20 Jul 2020

Opera House

£15–£32.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 21 Jul 2020

Opera House

£15–£32.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 22 Jul 2020

Opera House

£15–£32.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 25 Jul 2020

Fri 8 May 2020

Opera House

£30 / 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

Grease

The much-loved sixties high-school romance comes to the stage via its acclaimed run at Leicester Curve. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster. Starring Peter Andre as Teen Angel.

Mon 31 Aug 2020

Opera House

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 1 Sep 2020

Opera House

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 2 Sep 2020

Opera House

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 5 Sep 2020

Mon 21 Sep 2020

Opera House

£15–£45 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 22 Sep 2020

Opera House

£15–£45 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Opera House

£15–£45 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep 2020

Half Man Half Biscuit

The acerbic post-punk outfit formed in Birkenhead, back in 1984, are on the road again with their cutting social satire and esoteric song titles.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

£27.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£25 / 0844 856 1111

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 26 Jun 2020

Opera House

£35–£50 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Opera House

£35–£50 / 0844 856 1111

Jason Donovan

First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.

Sat 21 Nov 2020

£39.60–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£36–£45 / 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

Level 42

Eighties funk pop quartet back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as new tracks from their latest EP Sirens.

Mon 19 Oct 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

With Hipsway.

Opera House

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Opera House

£25 / 0844 856 1111

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Fri 10 Apr 2020

Opera House

£26.50–£36.50 / 0844 856 1111

Sir Cliff Richard

Pop/rock legend from the UK.

Sun 27 Sep 2020

Opera House

£75–£85 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Opera House

£19.50–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Opera House

£19.50–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Opera House

£19.50–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 22 Feb 2020

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

The professional dancers from the BBC programme perform.

Thu 14 May 2020

Opera House

£35–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Totally Tina

Tribute to the American singer Tina Turner. Totally Tina recreates the spectacle of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four dancers and Justine Riddoch’s impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. Featuring hits including 'Simply The Best' and 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?'.

Thu 8 Oct 2020

Opera House

£22.50–£24 / 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

£30–£100 / 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

£20–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 7 Jan 2020

Opera House

£20–£42.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 8 Jan 2020

Opera House

£20–£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.

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Opera House

£26.50–£30 / 0844 856 1111

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

£25.50–£29 / 0844 856 1111

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