A traditional wooden christmas cabin selling christmas items.

Christmas Market

the Winter Gardens will host a Bavarian-style Christmas market with a wide selection of themed stalls, fairground rides, live entertainment and Santa's grotto.

9 December 2021 to 3 January 2022
Winter Gardens

Couples dancing.

Dance Champions of Tomorrow

In 2022, The competition is back at the Winter Gardens.

6 -9 January 2022
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

A couple dancing, a picture of Kevin Clifron on the right hand side.

Burn the Floor

KEVIN CLIFTON and the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company BURN THE FLOOR return with a bang in 2021! This fiery, energetic and revolutionary Ballroom production will, once again, set stages alight.

Friday 7 January 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Poster with 3 members of the team in their gala costumes.

Funny Girls ICONS Show

Adults Only

The famous Funny Girls group presents their ICONS Show inspired by musical and pop culture. Funny Girls burlesque cabaret show appeared on the Royal Variety Performance twice!

Thursdays and weekends 7 to 23 January 2022
Funny Girls

Russian ballet dancer on stage.

Romeo and Juliet

Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia accompanied by a live orchestra The Russian State Ballet Orchestra. Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score.

Friday 7 January 2022
The Grand Theatre

Prima Ballet Dancer in white tutu on stage.

Swan Lake

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns to the stage displaying their superb physical ability and dazzling costumes in Swan Lake.

Saturday 8 January 2022
The Grand Theatre

Paul Smith

Paul Smith: Changed

Age 16+

The famous comedian Paul Smith returns with his third national tour show. He once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the cuff wit.

Saturday 8 January 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Ballet Dancers in white tutu on stage.

The Nutcracker

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns to the stage displaying their superb physical ability and dazzling costumes in The Nutcracker.

Sunday 9 January 2022
The Grand Theatre

Lost in Music band

Lost in Music

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and go on a journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge…

Saturday 15 January 2022
The Grand Theatre

A room with hundreds of pigeons in individual cages.
BHW Show 2022

The British Homing World show celebrates the pigeon racing community as part of the largest event of its kind in Europe. The gathering of Pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom attracts more than 15,000 visitors each year.

15 - 16 January 2022
Winter Gardens

Band on stage wit Queens crest on red background.
Queen Extravaganza

Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Queen Extravaganza are renowned for touring all over the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and Europe.

Wednesday 19 January 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

You win again

Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies, and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross, and Dolly Parton.

Thursday 20 January 2022
The Grand Theatre

Drawing of Johnny Cash with a guitar.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show. With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue…

Sunday 23 January 2022
The Grand Theatre

Woman with a red rose in a barn.

Bizet Carmen

Senbla presents Bizet Carmen, Opera with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. An evening of passion and unforgettable arias. ‘The Toreador’s Song’, ‘Habanera’, ‘Flower Song’. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Wednesday 2 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

Sun rising on a red background. Madama butterfly at the forefront.

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Senbla presents Bizet Carmen, Opera with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Thursday 3 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

Vampires Rock cast in costume pursuing woman screaming while riding a roller coaster car.

Vampires Rock - Ghost Train

A tongue-in-cheek and laugh-out-loud storyline combined with an incredible stage set, lighting and sound. Featuring over 30 of the greatest classic rock anthems of all time, including Queen, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, and many more. Starring Steve Steinman.

Friday 4 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

Couples dancing in the Empress Ballroom of the Winter Gardens.

Blackpool Dance Festival


Events inclue a fabulous celebration dinner, competitions and shows of dance and other entertainment.

4 to 6 February 2022
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Picture of Tim Vine

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis

Tim Vine returns to Blackpool's Grand with Plastic Elvis, a unique tribute to a legend. Sing along with some of the King’s greatest songs on a breathless night of rock’n’roll.

Saturday 5 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

Steve Mitchell dressed and looking like George Michael singing.

George Michael Live (tribute)

Presenting Steve Mitchell’s brand new theatre show- ‘George Michael Live’. The show is based on George’s 25 Live tour and audiences are treated to musical arrangements and exciting versions of songs such as Fastlove, Faith, Careless Whisper

Thursday 10 February 2022
Viva

Omid Djalili smoking a microphone

Omid Djalili: Good times tour

Age 16+

Multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times. Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass.

Sunday 13 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

4 Drag queens, 2 in pink dresses, one in a white dress and the fourth on ein a purple dress.

Ru Paul's Drag Race UK


Join the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for an evening of endless eleganza extravaganza. Tayce, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Laurence Chaney, along with stars from Drag Race UK.

Tuesday 15 February 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Blackpool Magic Convention

The largest Magic Convention is the World! With more than 4,000 magicians, more than one hundred dealers, many lectures and Gala Shows.

17 to 20 February 2022
Winter Gardens

Picture of Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy. Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Friday 18 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

View from backstage, a man singing in front of a full theatre.

Luther Vandross Celebration

Luther UK - The only live UK tribute dedicated to the music and memory of Luther Vandross: “Never Too Much”, “ Here and Now “, “Give Me the Reason”…

Friday 18 February 2022
Viva

'Islands In The Stream' written in pink neon lights over a map of texas, a cowboy hat and boot.

Islands in the stream

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers!

Saturday 19 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

Cast of the Musical dancing.

Bring It On The Musical

Inspired by the film of the same name, Bring It On The Musical takes you on a high-flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.

22 - 26 February 2022
The Grand Theatre

4 Drag queens, 2 in pink dresses, one in a white dress and the fourth on ein a purple dress.

John Bishop: right here, right now


Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Opera House Blackpool with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, Right Now.

22 to 23 February 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

All Friends crew on stage

Friends! - The Musical Parody

Age 16+

Friends! The Musical Parody is an hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show. Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts.

Thursday 24 February 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Dic, Angel and their 2 kids seated on a step of a staircase.

Dick & Angel Dare To Do It

Dick & Angel Strawbridge, the stars of Channel 4 hit ‘Escape to the Chateau’ are on the road again on their ‘Dare to do it’ Tour. The duo explains who they are, where they have come from, how they met and why they dared to do it!

Tuesday 8 March 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Tim Peake in an astronaut outfit. PIcture of earth behind him.

Tim Peake - My journey to space

Tim will be your personal guide through life in space. He is a European Space Agency astronaut. In 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk whilst orbiting Earth.

Thursday 10 March 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Age 16+

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.

Sunday 13 march 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

2 people singing and 4 dancers in the background, all on stage.

Rock of Ages musical

ROCK OF AGES is an LA love story lavished with over 25 CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the DREAMS are as BIG as the HAIR, and yes, they can come true!

21 - 26 March 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

John Lyons as Father Brown

Father Brown: The murder in the mirror

Mild-mannered priest Father Brown ( John Lyons) always seems to be in the right place at the right time … if you count always being around when a murder is committed as being in the right place!

22 - 26 March 2022
The Grand Theatre

5 men dressed as 5 Osmond brothers.

The Osmonds - A New Musical

Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. The Osmonds: A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah.

29 March - 2 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Somebody playing guitar, people dancing

Seven Drunken Nights

Direct from the West End, the Seven Drunken Nights returns to theatres. It tells the story of The Dubliners career spanning 50 years and invoke the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann

Wednesday 6 April 2022
Grand Theatre

Julian Clary portrait

Julian Clary - Born to mince

Age 16+

Julian Clary brings his brand new tour Born To Mince! "Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. Time once again for me to sally forth and pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo."

Friday 8 April 2022
The Grand Theatre

The Lathums band in front of the Blackpool Tower.

The Lathums

Fast-rising, poetic indie four piece The Lathums have announced news of a very special one-off show. Their performance will include I’ll Get By and How Beautiful Life Can Be.

Saturday 9 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Picture of an Egyption woman head, with hieroglyph in the backgroound.

Aida

The Russian State Opera Presents premiere of Aida. Music by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian with English surtitles. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians.

Sunday 10 April 2022
The Grand Theatre

Footloose cast singing and dancing on stage.

Footloose

Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose musical sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent, with cutting edge modern choreography.

11 - 16 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

The 4 members of the group

Bowling for Soup

The Texan crown princes of pop punk will be jetting back to their home away from home to embark on their first ever UK tour completely focused on seaside towns.

12 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Kinky boots cast on stage, singing.

Kinky Boots

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.

13 - 16 April 2022
The Grand Theatre

A sign sayintg

Animal Farm

The animals of Manor Farm drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom. Every animal will be free. George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath.

19 to 23 April 2022
The Grand Theatre

January Butler, as Celine Dion, singing in a beautiful white and pink dress.

Celine - My heart will go on

Experience the ultimate Celine Dion tribute Concert as it tours across the UK. Starring January Butler as ‘Celine Dion’ and an outstanding live band, the audience are taken on a magical ride through four decades of hits.

Thursday 21 April 2022
Viva

Poster of Diversity cast, all handling mobiles phones or tablets.
Diversity

After nine sell out UK tours, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours. Ashley has created a new show, ‘Connected’, which centres around the world of social media and the internet.

22 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Justine, as Tina, on stage with her band.
Totally Tina

Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s favourite Tina Turner spectacular...aka Justine Riddoch and her talented cast. Supported by her band and dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is Tina (a National Tribute Music Awards winner since 2013).

Saturday 23 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Big sign 'Justin Live' with a picture of Justin on top of it.

Justin Live - The big tour

Age 3+

Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

Sunday 24 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Ralph Fiennes dressed in winter coat with snow and ice on it.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been named by The Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

Monday 25 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Johannes Radebe dresses as a South African shaman.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom

TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is known for making a splash with his explosive routines on Strictly Come Dancing - his debut tour, Freedom, will be no exception! Johannes will take you on his journey from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world.

Tuesday 26 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

A painting showing people dancing on the tower ballroom.

The 'Spring Saver' Northern Soul and Motwon Weekender

28 hours of your favourite soul sounds from the legendary venues: The Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino. Now in two rooms.

28 April to 1 May 2022
The Tower

Picture of Trixie Mattel playing guitar. Yellow background.

Trixie Mattel: Grown Up

Age 14+

Queen Trixie Mattel will be heading to the Opera House Blackpool this year as part of the One Woman Show tour. She is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification.

Friday 29 April 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Jason Manford
Jason Manford: Like Me

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show. ‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit road, and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’ (The Guardian) mixed with ‘comic gold’ (Mail on Sunday).

Sunday 1 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

The 4 members of the band

Foals

The new tour of Foals|: Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys).

5 - 6 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Shawn Klush, Dean Z & Cody Slaughter dressed as the King, singing in front od the american flag.

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour


Direct from the USA, the biggest and best Elvis show in the world is back! Starring three ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute’ World Champions: Shawn Klush, Dean Z & Cody Slaughter.

Friday 6 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

An stage with the musical instruments and a poster with the name of the show as backdrop.
Legends of American Country Show

The multi-award-winning show “The Legends of American Country” is coming to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre for a night of toe-tapping country classics.

Sunday 8 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

Picture of Pasquale as the character Frank Spencer.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale. Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen.

10 -14 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

Micahel Kiwanuka seated.

Michael Kiwanuka

Age 14+

Michael Kiwanuka’s third album, KIWANUKA, is out now through Polydor Records. It is the follow-up to Michael’s number 1 second album, Love & Hate, released back in July 2016.

13 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Lionel on stge seen from backstage. Audience in front of him.

Lionel

A first class Tribute to Lionel Richie from the creators of… ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’ . Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this theatre production.

Friday 13 May 2022
Viva

Craig Revel Horwood in a pink evening suit.
Craig Revel Horwood

Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance.

Sunday 15 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

Portrait of Oti Mabuse

Oti Mabuse - I am

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTI MABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021. This is an explosive night of dance and music that will set your heart racing.

21 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Poster of the Dreamboats and Petticoats show.

Dreamboats and Petticoats

1950s heartthrob Marty Wilde takes to the road again in Dreamboats and Petticoats. Joining Marty are pals Eden Kane and Mark Wynter with special guest Roxy Wilde and his long serving band, The Wildcats.

Sunday 22 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

10 professional dancers posing in coulourful outfits.

Stricly Come Dancing: The professionals

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals will return with another amazing line-up of pro dancers full of glitz and glamour: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Johannes Radebe and Kai Widdrington.

25 - 26 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Portrait of Tony Hadley superimposed on many pictures of him across the years.

Tony Hadley 40th Anniversary tour

Celebrating four decades since Tony first released music with his former band Spandau Ballet (originally planned for 2020), the tour, which will see Tony perform with his band ‘The Fabulous TH Band’.

Friday 27 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Portrait of Rob Bekett

Rob Beckett - Wallop!

The comedian Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show, this time he’s bringing support. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

Friday 27 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

Sarah Millican wearing a colourful dress.

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

The hilarious comedian Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show. Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to make you laugh.

Saturday 28 May 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Portrait of Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong

From his breakthrough, Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Forgotten Egypt’ in 2002, to talk about himself in 2022. Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours,15 years of his multi Award-winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA-nominated TV sitcom.

Sunday 29 May 2022
The Grand Theatre

Women eyes with golden make-up showing women singing.

The Cher Show

Goddess warrior of pop turned Hollywood royalty, the Grammy®, Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning Queen of re-invention has conquered it all. The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame.

31 May to 4 June 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Poster with top of tower in rainbow colours and Pride Blackpool written next to it.

Blackpool Pride LGBT+

Pride by the seaside! Blackpool Pride strives to be accessible for all. Whatever your age, race, sexuality or colour, Blackpool Pride welcomes you!

Saturday 4 June 2022
Various locations - Queen Street

Red Hot Chilli pipers on stage. Red tartans, socks
Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are the most famous bagpipe band in the world. A fusion of Rock/Pop anthems and traditional Scottish music which they call 'BagRock'.

Sunday 5 June 2022
The Grand Theatre

Mrs Brown portrait

Mrs Brown's Boys

The Award-Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys have announced their live return to theatres. Mrs. Brown’s Boys promises to take audiences on an exhilarating and side-splitting adventure.

6 to 8 June 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Jane McDonald on stage in a white dress

Jane McDonald Live in Concert

One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, is back with her phenomenal new live show. he BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance.

10 - 11 June 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

A band singing on stage.

Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown, now in its 13th year and seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.

Sunday 12 June 2022
The Grand Theatre

Pink poster with

Rise and Fall of Little Voice

One of Britain’s greatest modern plays. The Olivier Award-Winning comedy-drama from Jim Cartwright has earned international acclaim across the globe.

13 to 18 June 2022
The Grand Theatre

G C Cameron

Blackpool International Soul Festival

Age 14+

The international Soul Festival is back in Blackpool with legendary names.

17 to 19 June 2022
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Electric Dreams band performing in 80's outfits.

80s Live

It’s time for the ultimate throwback decade – 80s Live! ‘Electric Dreams’ perform over two dozen chart-topping anthems from artists including Duran Duran, Culture Club, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Tears for Fears, Wham and more!

Sunday 19 June 2022
The Grand Theatre

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