- Telephone 01253 290190
- Website www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
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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All Or Nothing
A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces.
Anita And Me
The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present an adaptation of the award-winning book Tanika Gupta by Meera Syal. A poignant coming-of-age tale, the story follows Meena, a young girl growing up in the only Punjabi family in a 1970s Black Country mining village.
Thu 9 Mar
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
Fri 7 Jul
Sat 8 Jul
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Wed 15 Feb
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.
Blackpool & Fylde Children's Pantomime
Local children stage a performance of Peter Pan.
Fri 27 Jan
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Wed 22 Feb
Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the British miners’ strike, COAL takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. The show is performed by seven dancers, a local community cast playing miners wives and a live colliery brass band.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
The Elvis Years
See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.
English Touring Opera: Tosca
The company performs Puccini's impassioned opera about an escaped political prisoner, Cesare Angelotti, who hopes to evade the clutches of the chief of police, Baron Scarpia, with the help of his painter friend Cavaradossi.
First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Tempest
Fun, fantasy and sorcery collide in this gripping story of how love and reconciliation can conquer fear and control. This new production from the RSC is an ideal first experience of Shakespeare for anyone aged eight and above.
Thu 2 Mar
Fri 3 Mar
Iconic The Show
A live show crammed with hits from iconic movies, including Pulp Fiction, James Bond and Mad Max.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
A fantastic celebration of the achievements of children and young people involved in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Learning and Performance Network, a long term programme where schools work with artists and practitioners from the RSC and The Grand.
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 3 Feb
Fri 3 Mar
Fri 7 Apr
Macca: The Paul McCartney Story
A musical biopic of one half of the greatest songwriting partnership of the latter half of the 20th century, cause he's actually sort of kind of fab, in a funny way, y'know.
Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures
A programme of hit pieces that launched the career of one of Britain's favourite choreographers. The performance forms part of the company's 30th Anniversary celebrations, and the programme will include The Infernal Galop, Town And Country, Spitfire and Watch With Mother.
Mr Bloom's Nursery LIVE
CBeebies Ben Faulks will be joined by all his gardening friends including Margaret, Joan, Colin, Raymond and Sebastian, the lovable Wee MacGregors, and The Compostarium for an interactive stage show with familiar songs and strong educational values.
Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
The Roy Orbison Story
Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.
During the week of Schools Alive, 2,000 pupils from virtually every Blackpool school will perform a number of songs and dances, perform in bands and orchestras and, enjoy their wonderful introduction to theatre.
The Solid Silver 60s Show
Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Peter Noone, Brian Hyland, Dave Berry, New Amen Corner & The Merseybeats.
Sunday Night At The Grand
Join multi-talented Ray Quinn, star of TV's X Factor and Dancing On Ice and local funny man Carl Schofield and friends for an evening of entertainment.
Vampires Rock: The Ghost Train.
Steve Steinman's musical mixes comedy with rock music and, naturally, the undead.
You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees
A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.
Zero For The Young Dudes!
A contemporary tale about the inmates at a bizarre summer camp as a violent future looms large on the horizon. Written by Alistair McDowall and directed by Anna Poole.