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Winter Gardens Blackpool
Ranked #7 of 85 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Winter Gardens Blackpool has entertained and welcomed crowds of revellers in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces, since opening in 1878. Amongst its many venues is one of the UK’s largest theatres, The Opera House, which has a capacity near 3000. The Opera House continues to attract the biggest touring shows and events from across the globe. The adjoining internationally revered Empress Ballroom is home of the Blackpool Dance Festival, PDC World Matchplay darts, iconic gigs and many more illustrious events. The Winter Gardens Blackpool is committed to delivering an eclectic and popular range of events, shows and conferences from around the world.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a large building that is falling apart, smells and despite its size is not impressive, ok for the odd show provided it doesn't go on too long, nice to finally leave this place.

Thank Tony N
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went to see Bob Dylan 23/11/013 at the Opera House. The whole of the Winter Gardens interior is stunning and
easily accessible, as was entry into the Opera House itself.
Worth a visit just to look around.. Mr. Dylan, needless to say was excellent ..

Thank Claret1_12
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We went to see Bob Dylan and we were not disappointed even though it was very difficult to get tickets and we were right at the back of the balcony we had a fantastic view of the stage. Sound projected well and it was and excellent night. The only difficulty was the seat numbering the seats are numbered odd to the left and even to the right, we were in 1 and 3 but these were next to each other. We must have been asked by at least 5 couples to assist with seat numbers

Get there early as you wont find your seat in the dark.

Thank SmilerP
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

this was amazeing place to see it was full of thoushands of peopleto see a very talanented lady.yes it was jane mcdonald she was amazeing the performance was outstandind.seats inside were very comfortable we had a good veiw of jane,lt was fabulous the operahouse was also g.oy just like i did.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Not been to the Winter gardens for a while and was really surprised at the work that has been carried out there it really is of the highest quality.
Also the lady in charge of the Opera House was very helpful and she is pretty fit too for an older lady,

Thank Burnleyareback
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