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 32 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

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 20 Jun

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 21 Jun

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 23 Jun

Beth Hart

Bluesy singer from LA who has worked with Joe Bonamassa.

Thu 26 Apr

£39.20 / 0844 856 1111

Billy Ocean

Eighties soul balladeer who incited imaginary love interests everywhere to 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car'.

Fri 9 Nov

£24.75–£93.50 / 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

£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

£23.50–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£23.50–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:00

Daniel O'Donnell

The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records.

Wed 25 Apr

£42.50–£45 / 0844 856 1111

Fat Friends: The Musical

  • Written by: Nicholas Lloyd Webber (music & lyrics)

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

Tue 29 May

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 30 May

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 31 May

£17.50–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 2 Jun

From Stage To Screen

Featuring over 500 performers including Blackpool's School Choir of the Year.

Tue 13 Mar

£7 / 0844 856 1111

Gary Barlow

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

Fri 27 Apr

£38.50–£174.95 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 28 Apr

£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

£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

£28 / 0844 856 1111

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

£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

£29.50–£34.50 / 0844 856 1111

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me

The popular actress, political activist and comedian discusses her impressive career and life journey.

Sat 13 Oct

£29.50–£59.50 / 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

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 1111

The League of Gentlemen: Live Again!

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage.

Tue 18 Sep

£35–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

Join Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and the gang of plotting penguins for a musical adventure. Based on the DreamWorks film Madagascar.

Tue 11 Sep

£10–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 12 Sep

£10–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 13 Sep

£10–£35 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 15 Sep

Noel Fitzpatrick: Welcome To My World

The Irishman talks about his incredible career and life journey to becoming the Supervet, as well as discussing upcoming technologies and advances in animal healthcare.

Sun 14 Oct

£35–£45 / 0844 856 1111

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

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 8 Aug

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 9 Aug

£15–£35 / 0844 856 1111

…and 2 more dates until 11 Aug

Purple Rain

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

Mon 16 Apr

£19.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 17 Apr

£19.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 18 Apr

£19.50–£35 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 21 Apr

Rebellion Festival

The festival enters its 20th year as punk celebrates its 40th anniversary, so this is a big one. Featuring Buzzcocks, Descendents, The Damned, Stiff Little Finger and many more over the weekend.

Thu 2 Aug

£60 / 0844 856 1111

Fri 3 Aug

£60 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 4 Aug

£60 / 0844 856 1111

Sun 5 Aug

£60 / 0844 856 1111

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

£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

£30.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 6 Nov

£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

£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

£27.50 / 0844 856 1111

Sheridan Smith

The singer and actress performs a range of popular songs.

Tue 17 Apr

£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

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Wed 16 May

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Thu 17 May

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£20–£49.50 / 0844 856 1111

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

This Is Elvis

Musical about Elvis Presley featuring his music.

Mon 5 Feb

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Feb

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 19:30

Wed 7 Feb

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

Opera House

£19–£33.50 / 0844 856 1111

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Feb

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

£15–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Tue 10 Jul

£15–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 11 Jul

£15–£39.50 / 0844 856 1111

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul

The Wizard Of Oz

A performance of Enchanted Entertainment's adaptation of the story about Dorothy and her dog, Toto.

Fri 7 Dec

£12.50–£25 / 0844 856 1111

Sat 8 Dec

£12.50–£25 / 0844 856 1111

Sun 9 Dec

£12.50–£25 / 0844 856 1111

…and 18 more dates until 30 Dec

Tue 11 Dec

£12.50–£25 / 0844 856 1111

Wed 12 Dec

£12.50–£25 / 0844 856 1111

Thu 13 Dec

£12.50–£25 / 0844 856 1111

…and 15 more dates until 30 Dec

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

£26.50–£29.50 / 0844 856 1111

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