Opera House & Winter Gardens
- Box office 0844 856 1111
- General enquiries 01253 625252
- Website www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
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
There are 34 events at this location
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25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer
The comedy duo celebrate 25 years of making y'all laugh with a tour that'll no doubt take in their best work, from The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, past Shooting Stars to House of Fools.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.
The Bay City Rollers
Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.
Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan!
Flamboyant humour from the American actor, stand-up and drag queen.
Eighties soul balladeer who incited imaginary love interests everywhere to 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car'.
Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana.
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.
La Cage Aux Folles
- 109 min
- Directed by: Édouard Molinaro
- Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault
Renato (Tognazzi) and Albin (Serrault) own the outrageous Cage Aux Folles nightclub, where the latter is the star drag act. Lovers for 20 years, they have brought up Renato's son together, but headaches arise when the lad wants to marry into a straight-laced family, and the couple try frantically to disguise his…
Wed 22 Feb 2017
Thu 23 Feb 2017
La Cage Aux Folles (Touring)
A tale of love and family values presented by Bill Kenwright.
Tue 21 Feb 2017
Wed 22 Feb 2017
Thu 23 Feb 2017
The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.
A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.
Fri 10 Mar 2017
The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records.
- Directed by: Sarah Tipple
- Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.
Europe's Tribute to Elvis Festival
Big celebration of Elvis' life, music and fans, licensed and in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
Fri 30 Jun 2017
Sat 1 Jul 2017
Great Expectations the Musical
Hit musical and classic story Great Expectations is to be added to the 2016 season at Blackpool Winter Gardens. The Charles Dickens’ classic will mark the Opera House’s Christmas season for 2016 running from Saturday December 10 to Saturday January 7. Produced by Peter Frosdick, who also produced the 2015 festive…
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Tue 13 Dec
A story of big hair and big heart, set in 1960s Baltimore and performed by Limelight Productions. And no, you can't stop the beat.
Wed 20 Sep 2017
A walk-through exhibition of indoor illuminations made from internally lit Chinese lantern sculptures.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Fri 27 Oct 2017
£27.50 / 0844 856 1111
Fri 17 Nov 2017
£27.50 / 0844 856 1111
Virtuoso of blues rock guitar, discovered by BB King when he was 12 and much loved by readers of guitar magazines.
BAFTA-award winning character actor Justin Fletcher presents a family-friendly mix of games, jokes, songs and plenty of surprises.
Wed 5 Apr 2017
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.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
Musical star Michael Ball and popular tenor Alfie Boe join forces.
Mighty Wurlitzer Concert
Peter Jebson, David Ivory, Stephen Austin and Cameron Lloyd perform.
Navi: Michael Jackson Tribute
Tribute act who has actually worked with the King of Pop.
Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show
The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.
A tribute to Fred Astaire.
The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…
The Shawshank Redemption
Banker Andy Dufresne is accused of double murder and locked up in the notorious Shawshank prison where he befriends a fixer known as Red.
Wed 16 Nov
Shout! the Mod Musical
Musical featuring popular hits from the 60s. The story follows five woman in different decades of their lives who all write to Shout! magazine's advice column.
Sat 29 Oct
Tue 1 Nov
Shout! The Mod Musical
Hip-swivelling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves. Follow five young women in London during the swinging 60's as they sing their way through the SHOUT! story. Featuring the 60's hits Don't Sleep in the Subway, Son of a Preacher Man, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Shout! and many more. A swinging…
Sat 29 Oct
All new production of Sister Act starring X Factor winner and star of The Bodyguard Alexandra Burke.
Wed 23 Aug 2017
The Wedding Singer
Musical based on the Adam Sandler movie of the same name, about a wedding singer whose only dream is to be married himself.
Wed 5 Jul 2017
Wonderland the Musical
A contemporary musical inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll. The story is set in New York and follows the story of writer Alice Cornwinkle and her 10-year-old daughter Chloe.