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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 beautiful building with a great play

I recently visited The Grand Theatre for the first time with work. We were on a trip to come and see the Woman In Black and it was brilliantly done! The closeness of the theatre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I recently visited The Grand Theatre for the first time with work. We were on a trip to come and see the Woman In Black and it was brilliantly done! The closeness of the theatre and the features really contributed to the excellent performance of the actors in the play. The character of the theatre really enhanced how much I... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Woman In Black is a very well known book wrote by the famous author Susan Hill. With great expectations we entered into the beautiful Grand Theatre Of Blackpool. We entered in and the theatre was laid out very cleverly considering it was only a medium size theatre. The stage was at a sharp gradient so it was an easy... More 

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Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I have to own up to being a lover of this building. so, I forgive it the many foibles a Victorian theatre can possess. these days the legroom problems are usually pointed out when booking. in the past I have seen many wonderful performances, none finer than Timothy West and Prunella Scales in The Merchant of Venice but there have... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went to the Grand Theatre the other night with friends. What a great night. What a wonderful old theatre. Not huge but 3 tiers. Some seats have limited viewing especially if it is a band (which it was for me) you are going to watch - but it does not spoil the enjoyment.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have seen this musical several times on the West End Stage (and once in Blackpool, but we'll forget that). This production by Blackpool Operatic Players was amazing!! We loved it! What was there not to like? Everything was so professional from the casting, lighting, the set, the sound etc etc. I couldn't believe that this was being performed on... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We booked tickets for woman in black for an evening show, which was ruined by a party of school children who where quite disruptive throughout the play! I'm not quite sure was was worse it could of been the constant muttering rather load whispering the eating of food and sweets or the teachers telling them to shushhh, I felt sorry... More 

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Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I visited the theatre last week to see beyond the barricades. Wonderful singers totally enjoyed this show. Staff lovely and friendly . First time I had been inside this theatre and wow what. Beautiful place. All in all a top night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very friendly staff around, always there to lend a helping hand. The theatre itself is very beautiful and well maintained as well as the performers there always being of a high quality.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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