For nearly 150 years, The Winter Gardens have been the jewel in the crown of Blackpool.
Even being the place to be for Victorian visitors to the famous Lancashire seaside town before the iconic Blackpool Tower was built!
The venue has played host to HM Queen Elizabeth II, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Lord Mayors, and stars of stage, screen, TV and music.
It is still the best destination for live music and musicals, dance and drama, comedy and conferences in Blackpool, with everything from Country to Punk, Sister Act to Sarah Millican, Strictly Come Dancing professionals to the world’s greatest Elvis impersonators!
Found right in the heart of Blackpool Town Centre, Winter Gardens Blackpool was first opened in 1878 and included a concert room, promenades, and conservatories designed by legendary architect Frank Matcham, followed by the Empress Ballroom in 1896 and Opera House Theatre in 1939
Over the years, acts such as Pet Shop Boys, The Beatles, Queen, Oasis, Radiohead, and The White Stripes have all performed in the ballroom, with the White Stripes releasing their live concert DVD Under Blackpool Lights.
In 2023, you can see Paloma Faith, Kaiser Chiefs, Daniel O’Donnell, and David Essex! And there’s always a programme featuring some of the best tribute acts in the world at the Winter Gardens, including tributes to Elvis, George Michael and Whitney and many, many more!
From In The Night Garden to Madagascar the Musical, there’s always a show that’s ideal for a family trip to the theatre. Get set for a magical adventure at Christmas 2024 as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang soars into resort.
If you want a good sing-a-long, then there’s bound to be a musical that’ll get you on your feet with your favourite tunes, whether that’s the hits from Grease, soul classics from Sister Act, or hit musicals &Juliet, An Officer and a Gentleman and many more.
New shows and events are added weekly, make sure to check wintergardensblackpool.co.uk for the latest events.
If you’re coming to an event at Winter Gardens Blackpool, then there’s a selection of pre-show experiences on offer, whether you want to dine out or enjoy afternoon tea. Why not book a tour of the beautiful Art Deco venue to find out all its secrets and fascinating history? For all show and gig listings, tickets, and more information, visit: Winter Gardens Blackpool | A Historic Entertainment Venue