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The Grand Theatre Blackpool

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Address: 33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1253 290190
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Description: The Grand Theatre was designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing...
The Grand Theatre was designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing space is a wonder of restoration and revival, presenting a full range of every performing artform, as Blackpool's community theatre, Lancashire's preferred opera house and Britain's National Theatre of Variety.
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a brave line up for a tourist town.

I was really impressed to see the choice of companies performing at this theatre. Usually one has to travel to Manchester to see similar. I've really enjoyed going this season to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was really impressed to see the choice of companies performing at this theatre. Usually one has to travel to Manchester to see similar. I've really enjoyed going this season to see companies like DV8. Most theatres in towns like this have tawdry line ups. Well done for a brave choice. Staff efficient and polite. Building beautiful. Slope access to... More 

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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

21/3/15 I had my first visit to The Grand Theatre to watch Tribute To Dirty Dancing. The show was amazing and we had a ball but I was amazed at how truly stunning this theatre is. A work of art to be treasured. Coming from Morecambe, I only hope one day, The Winter Gardens will be back to it's full... More 

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Saw Saturday Night Fever in this lovely old theater in Blackpool. Had the best seat ever in the dress circle A1 and A3. Built around the late 1900's its beautiful and opulent design is typical Victorian - no minimalism here, absolutely loved it . Not a big fan of Bee Gees etc but no matter, the show was fab. Very... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

An iconic structure in the heart of Blackpool and a wonderfully historic building that has retained all its features. Went there to watch Saturday Night Fever and we booked our seats via Travel Zoo. The theatre is and has always been a great structure, fantastic atmosphere and wonderfully comfortable. Lots of leg room but sadly not enough bums on seats.... More 

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Accrington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Never expected to see a show of this calibre at such a small theatre and I felt privileged to have witnessed this stunning performance of musical ability and dance skill. The writers kept close to the storyline of the '70's movie, so yes there was adult content, as you'd expect from Brooklyn and New York youth culture of the time.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Four of us went to see the Friday night show at Blackpool Grand Theatre, costing nearly £40 each and were most disappointed. We thought it'd be a real dancing-in-the-aisles type of show but none of that. There was too much talking and not enough music and after the first half, considered leaving and going somewhere else to finish the night... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just returned home from the 5pm performance of Saturday night fever at t grand theatre in Blackpool. The welcome at the theatre bar for pre show drinks was excellent. We were shown to our seats and allowed to take a drink into theatre in plastic glasses , nice touch. Great audience for this time of day. The show was entertaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The decor and upkeep of this theatre is a joy to see. The staff are always so pleasant and appear to enjoy their work and have pride in their theatre. We visit many theatres throughout the year and always try to get to the Grand at least twice. The play itself on this visit (The Picture of Doreen Grey) was... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely theatre its also nice to experience one of the good things this town has to offer being a local. will definitely visit again in the future.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I frequently visit this beautiful theatre and will be doing so again to see "Woman in Black" and Agatha Christies "And then there were none". But my most recent visit was on a "Ghost Hunt" there are a lot of amazing things going on in this theatre and it is full of history. Well worth a visit in whatever capacity... More 

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