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The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Address: 33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1253 290190
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Ranked #2 of 136 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Grand Theatre was designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing space is a wonder of...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lancs
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to the beautiful Grand Theatre, Blackpool, on Sunday afternoon, 8th February 2015, to see the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. What a fantastic show - they're extremely talented wonderful musicians. There was a lot of laughter, and some moving moments - the 1812 Overture and 'Abide With Me', to name just two. Always worth a visit to the Grand Theatre... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

First of all - this is the most lovely theatre I have ever been in - enjoy that alone! Take a blanket, which I did…yes, turning into my grandmother …but I was pleased I did. I saw the Classic Ghost stories, and loved it…but the decor itself is superb…go, and revel!

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