Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre
33 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HT
  • Telephone 01253 290190
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  • Website www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
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The Grand Theatre really is that; an outstanding example of Frank Matcham's work, it opened in 1894 and there's barely an icon of 20th century British theatre that hasn't trod on its hallowed boards, from Margaret Lockwood and John Gielgud to Arthur Askey and Sid James. Like so many great Victorian buildings it narrowly escaped being demolished by the local council in the 1970s, and is now Grade II* listed.

The Grand hosts shows by local companies, major touring productions, touring musicians, stand-up comedy, psychics, musicals, and in its capacity as Britain's National Theatre of Variety, if people still did acts where unicycling Labradors whistle the Great American Songbook, it would probably host that too. Situated just off Blackpool's seafront, its nearest train station is Blackpool North and the 2, 2C and 61 buses go past the entrance.

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Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£25.50; £20.50–£22.50 early bird (£23.50) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Thu 3 May 2018

£24 / 01253 290190

The Christians

Liverpool's undisputed kings of soulful pop harmonies.

Sun 5 Nov

£30.50–£35 / 01253 290190

Cinderella

Union J's JJ Hamblett will star as Prince Charming alongside Gavin And Stacey actress Melanie Walters as Fairy Godmother and Channel 5's Milkshake host Olivia Birchenough as the title character in this magical pantomime tale.

Tue 5 Dec

£18.50–£23.50 (Children £16.50–£23.50) / 01253 290190

  • 19:00

Wed 6 Dec

£18.50–£23.50 (Children £16.50–£23.50) / 01253 290190

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Thu 7 Dec

£18.50–£23.50 (Children £16.50–£23.50) / 01253 290190

  • 10:15
  • 19:00
…and 26 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Sun 29 Oct

£11.50 (Children £9.50; £39 four people) / 01253 290190

  • 14:30

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£31–£34; £12.50 under 26s / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Ellen Kent's La Traviata

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent Production Verdi La Traviata Starring Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova The love story that gripped Paris Back by public demand A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular…

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£31–£34; £12.50 under 26s / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

  • Directed by: Leanne Harwood

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Mon 20 Nov

£22 (£20) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

FastLove

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

Fri 24 Nov

£27.50 / 01253 290190

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Wed 2 May 2018

£25 / 01253 290190

Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park

  • Written by: Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.

Fri 3 Nov

£8.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Sat 4 Nov

£8.50 / 01253 290190

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£30.50 / 01253 290190

Sun 28 Jan 2018

£30.50 / 01253 290190

Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£31 / 01253 290190

John Mayall

Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.

Sun 12 Nov

£30.50–£35 / 01253 290190

A Judgement in Stone

Crime drama based on the best-selling novel by Ruth Rendell.

Mon 9 Oct

£23.50–£31; £23.50; £23.50–£31; £23.50 (£20.50–£28; £20.50–£28) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Tue 10 Oct

£23.50–£31; £23.50; £23.50–£31; £23.50 (£20.50–£28; £20.50–£28) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Oct

£23.50–£31; £23.50; £23.50–£31; £23.50 (£20.50–£28; £20.50–£28) / 01253 290190

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

Ken Dodd: The Happiness Show

The veteran comedian, who was awarded a knigthood in the Queen's New Year honours list, brings happiness to fans across the country with a variety show of jokes, songs and stories.

Sun 1 Oct

£23–£28 / 01253 290190

  • 19:00

Sun 8 Oct

£23–£28 / 01253 290190

  • 19:00

Sun 15 Oct

£23–£28 / 01253 290190

  • 19:00

Sun 22 Oct

£23–£28 / 01253 290190

  • 19:00

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

Tue 22 May 2018

£26.50–£36.50 / 01253 290190

Wed 23 May 2018

£26.50–£36.50 / 01253 290190

Thu 24 May 2018

£26.50–£36.50 / 01253 290190

…and 2 more dates until 26 May 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at The Grand Studio - bringing the best live stand-up to Blackpool!

Fri 6 Oct

£17.50 / 01253 290190

Sharp, topical humour and insightful political satire from circuit regular and Morley-born stand-up and writer Nick Doody. Also featuring Wouter Meijs, Kevin Dewsbury and Damion Larkin.

  • 20:00

Fri 3 Nov

£17.50 / 01253 290190

A selection of acts perform their stand-up routines.

  • 20:00

laugh out loud comedy club - blackpool

Four top professional comedians make you laugh. Incredible atmosphere and great night out! Different acts every show!

Fri 6 Oct

£17.05 / 01253 290190

Fri 3 Nov

£17.05 / 01253 290190

Fri 1 Dec

£17.05 / 01253 290190

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Musical based on the Reese Witherspoon film.

Mon 9 Apr 2018

£32.50–£39.50; £32.50–£39.50 concs available; £29.50; £29.50 concs available; £29.50; £32.50–£39.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Tue 10 Apr 2018

£32.50–£39.50; £32.50–£39.50 concs available; £29.50; £29.50 concs available; £29.50; £32.50–£39.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£32.50–£39.50; £32.50–£39.50 concs available; £29.50; £29.50 concs available; £29.50; £32.50–£39.50 / 01253 290190

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

Message In A Bottle

Tribute to the ska rock of The Police.

Sat 25 Nov

£25 / 01253 290190

Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Sun 5 Nov

£30.50–£35 / 01253 290190

A Night of Dirty Dancing

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Mon 20 Nov

£27.20 (£25) / 01253 290190

Private Lives

London Classic Theatre present Noel Coward's sparkling comedy full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue in which a classic battle of the sexes takes place in the South of France.

Tue 7 Nov

£21.50–£23.50; £12.50 limited under 26s; £17.50; £12.50 limited under 26s (£18.50–£20.50; £14.50) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Nov

£21.50–£23.50; £12.50 limited under 26s; £17.50; £12.50 limited under 26s (£18.50–£20.50; £14.50) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Nov

£21.50–£23.50; £12.50 limited under 26s; £17.50; £12.50 limited under 26s (£18.50–£20.50; £14.50) / 01253 290190

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas

A show celebrating music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin.

Mon 23 Apr 2018

£39.50 / 01253 290190

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£39.50 / 01253 290190

Wed 25 Apr 2018

£39.50 / 01253 290190

…and 3 more dates until 28 Apr 2018

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£27 / 01253 290190

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

A night of soul, Motown and funk music, inspired by Stevie Wonder.

Tue 1 May 2018

£29.40 (£27.20) / 01253 290190

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Wed 1 Nov

£27.50–£31.50 / 01253 290190

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Sun 26 Nov

£23.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.

Thu 23 Nov

£25 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Son of a Preacher Man

A witty musical set to the hits of Dusty Springfield.

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£32.50–£39.50; £12.50 under 26s; £29.50; £12.50 under 26s; £29.50; £32.50–£39.50 (£26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£32.50–£39.50; £12.50 under 26s; £29.50; £12.50 under 26s; £29.50; £32.50–£39.50 (£26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£32.50–£39.50; £12.50 under 26s; £29.50; £12.50 under 26s; £29.50; £32.50–£39.50 (£26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50; £26.50–£36.50) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Mar 2018

Steve Steinman's Meat Loaf Story

Steve Steinman sings the songs made famous by Meat Loaf.

Sat 7 Oct

£28–£31 / 01253 290190

  • 16:00
  • 19:30

Stomp

  • Written by: Steve McNicholas (adapt), Luke Cresswell (adapt)

Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell's percussion-based show, which took centre stage at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, features contemporary music, energetic routines and choreography that use the detritus and clutter of everyday life.

Tue 17 Oct

£19.50–£37.50; £22.50–£25; £22.50–£25; £19.50–£37.50 (£16.50–£34.50; £16.50–£34.50; Children £9.75–£18.75 under 18s; Children £9.75–£18.75 under… / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Oct

£19.50–£37.50; £22.50–£25; £22.50–£25; £19.50–£37.50 (£16.50–£34.50; £16.50–£34.50; Children £9.75–£18.75 under 18s; Children £9.75–£18.75 under… / 01253 290190

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 19 Oct

£19.50–£37.50; £22.50–£25; £22.50–£25; £19.50–£37.50 (£16.50–£34.50; £16.50–£34.50; Children £9.75–£18.75 under 18s; Children £9.75–£18.75 under… / 01253 290190

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Tango Moderno

Tango performance.

Tue 24 Oct

£36–£40.50; £25.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Oct

£36–£40.50; £25.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Thu 26 Oct

£36–£40.50; £25.50 / 01253 290190

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Tap Factory

This lively, percussive show mixes tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Sat 30 Sep

£24–£28 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd, John Maher (musical director)
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Mon 13 Nov

£26.50–£35 / 01253 290190

Tue 14 Nov

£26.50–£35 / 01253 290190

Wed 15 Nov

£26.50–£35 / 01253 290190

…and 3 more dates until 18 Nov

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

David Wood's adaptation of Judith Kerr's children's book about a hungry tiger.

Mon 30 Oct

£15 / 01253 290190

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Tue 31 Oct

£15 / 01253 290190

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Triple Bill: Joss Arnott Dance

A set of three works by the company, A Movement In 3 to the music of Quinta, Arnott, V to the music of James Keane and Rush.

Wed 22 Nov

£8.50 / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

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