The Grand Theatre Blackpool

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The Grand Theatre Blackpool

The Grand Theatre Blackpool
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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, and Lancashire's preferred opera house.
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK607,322 contributions
Beautiful building.
Jun 2021 • Friends
Although currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions The Grand Theatre Blackpool is still a wonderful looking building.
Constructed from designs from architect Frank Matcham this Grade II Listed building opened its doors in 1894 and was one of the premier entertaining venues in this seaside resort staying open even during world war two, with the popularity of television the theatre fell into decline and then neglect and even reopened as a bingo hall ,a massive renovation project saw the building return to its former glory as a theatre ,reopening in 1981 and once again its an extremely popular venue, I just love the look of this building ,my twin brother Stephen and I were on our way to Scruffy Murphys Pub and passed this beautiful theatre building, I took a few photos before moving on,its most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate on Church Street.
Written June 19, 2021
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Victoria P
Warrington, UK16 contributions
Wheelchair access booking process
Oct 2020 • Family
After attempting to book accessible seating for the upcoming Aladdin pantomine I rang customer services for assistance. I explained to the advisor that I needed a wheelchair accessible space but I couldn't book online as there is no option. She advised me to book Block B seating & then I had to email to secure the accessible space. I said I needed to know that the space was available because I am a fulltime wheelchair user & can it not be booked over the phone. She told me no, it had to be done this way & she checked the availability and confirmed was loads. I immediately booked the seats as advised & sent my email across on 24th October 2020. I have now just received an email today, 3rd November 2020 to advise there are no wheelchair spaces available & I would need to book another date.
I am absolutely disgusted. Any other company I have ever dealt with have advised access needs to be booked over the phone & is done there & then. Why have I had to wait for so long to be told non available?
Written November 3, 2020
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Miles&Miles
Dundee, UK10 contributions
Great little Theatre
Sep 2019 • Friends
Was really surprised with how lovely the Grand is. We had seats on the balcony and it had perfect uninterrupted views. Queue for the interval bar was long, but I think you can pre-order. We look forward to visiting again when we can.
Written July 2, 2020
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APCMann
Rochdale, UK425 contributions
The Name fits the Building
Dec 2019
Theatre is a place where magic happens, where you are temporarily transported to a different world and immersed in a story.

We attended this lovely old performance venue to see a Pre-Christmas Pantomime entitled 'Peter Pan'.

The auditorium has splendid decoration, seats were quite comfortable, and the Sound-System of good quality.

There is an Interval Bar Service, plus Ice cream and other refreshments are available during the Interval also.

As for the show itself, it was very lively, enthusiastically performed, and course of very much played for laughs.

The Grand Theatre is situated yards from the Central Shopping Area, close to public transport links.

If you are visiting Blackpool then check-out whats on at the Grand Theatre.
Written June 23, 2020
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THEBONDIGIRL
London, UK855 contributions
Beautiful old Grand Theatre
Feb 2020
This listed building was designed by the Victorian Theatre architect, Frank Matcham in 1894. It houses many plays and smaller touring musical theatre productions. Smaller than the Winter Gardens Opera House it is an absolute delight to behold.
Written February 23, 2020
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LadyPooch90
United Kingdom19 contributions
i absolutely love the theatre but Blackpool is very special !
Nov 2019
My most recent visit was to watch miss Marple and it was fantastic 10/10 !
I’ve also had the privilege to be on this stage myself when I was younger (Joseph and the technicolour dream coat ) ..
It’s a very special and beautiful theatre.
The ceiling is always mesmerising to look at too .
Written February 13, 2020
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GILL C
Blackpool, UK288 contributions
Beautiful theatre
Jan 2020
Four of us went to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, on Friday 31st January 2020, to see Joe Brown in concert. As always, it was a marvellous show in wonderful surroundings. Joe Brown is a brilliant entertainer - he tells hilarious stories, and is a marvellous musician, playing a variety of instruments, including the 'fiddle' which he has learnt recently, at the age of 78. Fantastic.
Written February 6, 2020
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Jillian A
18 contributions
Clever talented Sherlock actor, freezing theatre
Jan 2020 • Friends
My friend and I attended Strictly Sherlock this evening. We were mesmorised by the talented actor who single handedly played each role. I have to mention how incredibly cold it was in the Stalls. I did not expect to spend the evening bundled up in thick coat and gloves. I am stunned that this is deemed acceptable. I am due to attend the theatre again with my elderly father next month a trip I'm no longer looking forward to. The show tonight was good, however I feel agrieved that I spent the evening feeling uncomfortably cold.
Written January 24, 2020
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Derek L
Fleetwood, UK83 contributions
Peter Pan
Dec 2019
Brilliant a really good laugh not been to grand for a long time great place to spend an evening and the show Peter Pan was great
Written January 5, 2020
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Wilsphl2_13
Carlisle, UK10 contributions
Brilliant Panto!!
Jan 2020
I took my 9 year old granddaughter to see Peter Pan yesterday afternoon and felt I must leave this review after having such an enjoyable time!
From the moment we sat in our seats in the upper circle which we were guided to by a very pleasant lady everything was good.
A guy called Jordan chatted to us about the panto and built up the picture of what we could expect....he was super friendly and my granddaughter warmed to him instantly
When the staff in the auditorium are friendly and enthusiastic you instantly have a positive start .....this was to be true of the whole afternoon!
The panto was brilliant......I have to say by going so close to the last shows I did wonder if the cast may be running out of 'steam'? ......absolutely not!
Every cast member gave their all and the show was fabulous!
The icing on the cake for us was Peter 'flying' up into the gallery above our heads....simply magical 💖
Bravo to all involved.....we will definitely return for further pantos if this is the standard of entertainment we can be sure of 🙌🏻
Thanks to all involved, keep up the good work!
Written January 4, 2020
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The Grand Theatre Blackpool is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM