Tower Circus


The Blackpool Tower Circus returns with a fantastic array of adventurous acts from all around the word.

July to 8 November 2020
The Tower

Tower Circus

  • 04 July to 08 November 2020. Times vary.
  • from £5.95 to £35 per person

The Tower Circus is positioned at the base of the Blackpool tower, between its four legs. The circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since. The Tower Circus is one of four left in the world that can lower the ring into a pool of water.
The Blackpool Tower Circus returns with a fantastic array of adventurous acts from all around the word delivering incredible death-defying stunts teamed with belly laughs a plenty from legendary clowns Mooky and Mr Boo.
The show will not disappoint as it brings even more astonishing jaw-dropping stunts and comedy capers in what can only be described as the must-see show of the season. Mooky and Mr.Boo deliver belly-laughs aplenty with their hilarious slapstick antics teamed with edge of your seat death defying stunts from top class acts all over the world.

Prices: There are many offers online whether you are on your own or a family.

High Jinx at the Tower Circus


The talented Michael Jordan will bring his magical family show to the Tower Circus.

Fridays 3 July - 4 September 2020
The Tower Circus

High Jinx at the Tower Circus

  • 3rd July to 4th September 2020
  • from £11.50

High Jinx! brings a wide range of magical live entertainment featuring sensational illusion, juggling, escapology, stilt walking and uni-cycling this fast-paced mix of amazing tricks, unique illusions and crazy circus thrills is an incredible experience suitable for all the family.

Viva Cabaret Variety Show


A Vegas style production cabaret featuring a whole night of music, comedy and more.

Saturdays 4 July - 7 November 2020
Wednesdays 5 August - 4 November 2020
Viva

Viva Cabaret Variety Show

  • Saturdays 4th July to 7th November 2020 at 7:30pm - Wednesdays 5th August to 4th November at 7:30pm
  • from £19.50

This is an amazing Vegas style production – with a variety of music from show numbers, to all kinds of hit music from across the decades, all performed with sequins, feathers and class.
You’ll enjoy plenty of laughs, music and more in a fast moving show – starring our hilarious host Leye D Johns, resident Viva Showgirls dancers and our amazing vocalists
There’s Fantastic lighting, sound and production visuals including a massive LED screen and lasers – giving a real ‘wow’ to your night and plenty to enjoy.

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50

Queen WIll Rock You

Queen Will Rock You are well established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Tuesdays 7 July - 25 August 2020
Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

Queen WIll Rock You

  • Every Tuesday 7th July to 25th August 2020 at 7:30pm
  • From £17

This electric theatre production fully imitates the enthralling appeal of rock’s most ostentatious front man, faithfully and accurately recreating the unique Queen experience, from the movements of Freddie to the same equipment Queen used themselves to create their distinctive sound.
Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more.

Hot Ice

Postponed to 2021

A star-studded cast of international ice skating champions from around the world in an amazing show.

08 July to 11 September 2020
Pleasure Beach - Arena

Hot Ice

  • 8th July to 11th September. Monday through Saturday at 2.30 pm and 7.00 pm.
  • from £5 to £25

Hot Ice is a dream that is brought to life by the stunning lighting that reflects the mood and magnificence of each scene. The young and dynamic skaters gracefully slide and glide into a world of creative paradise with intricate choreography performed with beautifully written music conceived and inspired by the greatest soundtracks of our lives.
The show is choreographed by Oula Jaaskelainen an Olympic athlete, who creates excitement by encouraging the performers to skate at high speeds with intricate footwork and spine-tingling jumps. The assistant choreographer is Lynsey Brown and she and Oula work together to inspire the skaters with their unique styles.

Performance times

  • 2:30 pm Matinee performances have a running time of 50 minutes
  • 7:00 pm Evening performances have a running time of 100 minutes
  • There are no show performances on Sundays.

The Jersey Beats - Oh What a Nite!

A show celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

Wednesdays 8 July - 4 November 2020
Sundays 2 August - 8 November
Viva

The Jersey Beats - Oh What a Nite!

  • Wednesdays 8th July to 4th November - Sundays 2nd August to 8th November at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £19.50

Originally conceived and produced by the Viva Blackpool team, ‘Oh What A Nite!’ is celebrating an amazing 7th season in Blackpool and this show is one of our most popular productions appealing to a wide range of audiences and ages.
Featuring the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons! This is music with a broad appeal including ‘Sherry’ ‘Beggin’, ‘Grease’ and ‘My Eyes Adored you’ PLUS more music from the era – so no worries about individual taste or pleasing a big group.
Performed by an amazing quartet of vocalists.

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50

Voulez-vous!

A celebration of the songs of Europe’s original pop four-piece ABBA!

Thursdays 9 July - 5 November 2020
Viva

Voulez-vous!

  • Thursdays 9th July to 5th November at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £19.50

Say thank you for the music at Viva Voulez Vous. With all the hits you love to sing along to from their chart-topping career, this is tribute to ABBA but not as you ‘Knowing me, Knowing you’ know it.
This show has been produced by the Viva production team and is performed by the talented singing and Dancing Queens of the Viva cast.

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50

Wham! George Michael Legacy

'Wham! The George Michael Lagacy' pays homage to George and his 100 million record selling history.

Thursdays 9 July - 27 August 2020
Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

Wham! George Michael Legacy

  • Every Thursday 9th July to 27th August 2020 at 7:30pm
  • From £17

The show features hits from the 'Wham' days, and of course George's incredible solo career - including songs from the Grammy Award winning ‘Faith’ album.
Performed by multi award winning Johnny Wright, and accompanied by a Live Band, this show will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

Motown's Big Soul Night Out

Cancelled

A night to remember in the Tower Ballroom as we relive the glory years of American soul with the biggest 60s & 70s sounds.

11 July 2020
The Tower

Motown's Big Soul Night Out

  • 11th July at 8:30pm
  • £13 at door, £10 online in advance
  • 5hrs 30

A night to remember in the Tower Ballroom as we relive the glory years of American soul with the biggest 60s & 70s sounds from Tamla Motown and a dash of Atlantic, Stax and Chess as well!
All your favourites from the biggest acts with DJs spinning the memories:- Richard Searling Ginger Taylor Dave Evison Keith Fletcher Rod Allsworth Jimmy Scriv

Sooty Show

Age 3+

Sooty is returning to his Birth place of "North Pier" this summer with his friends for a fun packed show every Thursday.

Thursdays 16 July - 27 August 2020
North Pier Theatre

Sooty Show

  • Every Thursday 9th July to 27th August 2020 at 11:00am, 1pm, 3pm
  • From £5

Opening the show is the amazing magician from Russ Brown, plus a meet and greet after the performance with Sooty.
Look forward to seeing you all for magic, mischief and mess!

A great favourite of the children.

North Pier Cabaret Nights

A journey through Las Vegas style cabaret, compèred by David Wainwright.

Thursdays and Fridays 16 July - 30 October 2020
North Pier Show Bar

North Pier Cabaret Nights

  • Every Thursday and Friday 16th July to 30th October 2020 at 7:30pm
  • From £10

David Wainwright will however, have a challenge on his hands keeping the show running smoothly when working alongside the notoriously mischievous comedy magician. Nicky has the tendency to get everything wrong during his performance, it's what he's built his career on. His amusing and comical act caters for adults and children alike.
The vocalist Miss Tia Willows will bring aura on stage, and warmth and sophistication to the show.

The Rock & Horror Show

Adults Only

The talented troupe of singers and dancers will take you on a journey through many iconic hits from classics such as 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'Kinky Boots', 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret'

Saturdays 18 July - 31 October 2020
Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

The Rock & Horror Show

  • Every Saturday 18th July to 31 October 2020 at 8:00pm
  • From £10

The talented troupe of singers and dancers will take you on a journey through many iconic hits from classics such as 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'Kinky Boots', 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret'!
Fronted by the sensational Drag Queen 'Marie La Rae', you'll be up singing and dancing to songs such as 'Sweet Transvestite', 'All That Jazz', and finishing on your feet to 'Timewarp'!

Rod Stewart tribute

Cancelled

The award winning Pete McCall is Rod Stewart in this tribute.

19 July 2020
The Tower

Rod Stewart tribute

  • 19th July at 7:00pm
  • from £20.00

Pete’s voice is without doubt the closest to the great man’s that there is. The rasp is natural and the moves are textbook Rod.
Featuring a live seven piece band, come and sing along to Rod's Greatest Hits!

Enjoy the concert.

PDC 2020 Betfred World Matchplay

The Professional Dart Corporation presents the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay.

18 to 26 July 2020
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

PDC 2020 Betfred World Matchplay

  • 18th to 26th July 2020 at 7pm, Sunday 19th at 1pm and 7:30pm
  • From £31

The PDC has issued the following update in relation to the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay:
As with all PDC tournaments at present, we remain in regular contact with the UK Government in relation to updates regarding regulations and are constantly monitoring the global situation.
At present, the 2020 Betfred World Matchplay remains scheduled for July 18-26 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and we continue to work with all relevant parties towards achieving this if possible.
However, the PDC plans to confirm on or before Friday June 5 a decision in relation to the planned July dates for this event.
We appreciate that the current global restrictions give cause for concern amongst fans who have purchased tickets for this event.
Should restrictions mean that the July dates are not possible, it would be the PDC's plan to rearrange the Betfred World Matchplay for a date later in 2020, in line with other recently-affected tournaments.

Evolution of Magic - the Unknown

The Evolution of Magic is a fast-paced, thrill riding and thoroughly entertaining show for all the family!

Tuesdays and Fridays 4 August - 31 October 2020
Pleasure Beach - Horseshoe

Evolution of Magic - the Unknown

  • Every Tuesday and Friday 4th August to 31st October at 7:30pm
  • Adult from £14.00

Starring Craig Christian Magician and Illusionist who has the dexterity of a true artist. He performs miracles with just a deck of cards. His urban and edgy style is changing the face of Magic and Entertainment. Whilst Elizabeth’s thought-provoking tales of the impossible delve into the world of the unknown.
You may recognise Elizabeth who has recently appeared and performed on the popular ITV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Having got through to the semi-finals she shocked audiences with a terrifying audition that resulted in Amanda Holden swearing live on stage!

Ken Webster Outrageous Comedy

Adults Only

Outrageous, hilariously funny and over the top by Ken Webster's (hypnotist) unique brand of humour.

Saturdays 1 August - 6 November 2020
Pleasure Beach - Horseshoe

Ken Webster Outrageous Comedy

  • Every Saturday 1st August to 6th November at 8:30pm
  • from £15.00

A truly explosive experience. The world’s only interactive hypnotic experience. Outrageous, funny. If easily offended stay away.

Dreamboys

Adults Only

Dreamboys offers something far superior to other male strip shows and male strip clubs in the UK. Ideal for a hen party.

Most Saturdays from 1 August 2020. All year round.
Walkabout on Qeen Street

Dreamboys

  • Most staurdays from 1st August. No shows in January.
  • from £30.00

If you’re searching for the ultimate hen night, birthday party, divorce party, girls night out, gay stag do or just because you fancy one hell of a ride, then look no further, you’ve just found it. With ticket packages to suit all requirements everything you need is under one muscle-clad roof for guaranteed satisfaction.

The Jerseys - Oh what a nite!

Multi award winning "The Jerseys" on their 7th year in Blackpool as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Sundays 2 August - 6 September 2020
Pleasure Beach - Horseshoe

The Jerseys - Oh what a nite!

  • Every Sunday from 2nd August to 6th September at 7:30pm
  • from £15.00

Incredible falsettos, beautiful acapella – the authenticity of the sublime harmonies of the 60s and 70s – with a huge repertoire including ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘My Eyes Adored You’, ‘Grease’, Rag Doll’, ‘Stay’, ‘Let’s Hang On’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ before finishing off with headline hit ‘Oh What A Night’!
Along with their LIVE 4-piece band.

Enjoy this tribute.

Henry's Circus Party

Age 3+

Henrys circus party is a 90min laughter packed family show.

3 August 2020
North Pier Theatre

Henry's Circus Party

  • 3rd August 2020 at 2:00pm
  • From £10

Clown Silly Billy and Grandma Betty Barnum bring all the fun of the circus to the stage.

Everything that could go wrong DOES with hilarious consequences.

Lovable Henry elephant introduces his circus friends including singing ringmaster Mr Magical Marvin who attempts and fails to keep control of the chaos on stage.

Ideal for children aged 3-10.

The Wizard of Oz

Take a trip down the yellow brick road this summer and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and lion for the ultimate summer-time treat.

Wednesdays 5 August - 26 August 2020
North Pier Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

  • Every Wednesday 5th August to 28th August 2020 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm
  • From £11

Take a trip down the yellow brick road this summer and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and lion for the ultimate summer-time treat for all the family!
Expect fabulous costumes, dazzling scenery and hilarious comedy and much, much more.

Faulty Towers Dining Experience

A hysterical shambolic evening with food as you would expect from Faulty towers.

7 August, 18 September, 2 October, 13 November 2020
Pleasure Beach - Paradise Room

Faulty Towers Dining Experience

  • 7th August, 18th September, 2nd October and 13th November at 7:30pm
  • from £36.95

When the audience becomes diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because two-thirds of the show is improvised.

The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.

Price includes the 70’s style three-course meal and the interactive dining experience.

Phil Hurst Summer Dance

A magical evening of Ballroom/Latin & Sequence dancing in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

8 August 2020
The Tower

Phil Hurst Summer Dance

  • 8th August from 5:30pm
  • from £19.50

This year celebrating almost 50 sold out events at The Blackpool Tower
An absolute must for all social dancers and fans of Strictly

**NOW WITH NEW VIP SEATING AVAILABLE**

Philip Hurst promises an event not to be missed with amazing music guaranteed featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing world class demonstration.

Hell of a Show

Hell Of A Show – A Meat Loaf Tribute Show by Lee Brady.

9 August 2020
Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

Hell of a Show

  • 9th August 2020 at 7:30pm
  • From £17

Taking you through hit after hit of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman classics, legendary songs from the iconic album, 'Bat Out Of Hell' which sold over 43 million copies worldwide and later albums such as, 'Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell.'
Fronted by the powerhouse that is Lee Brady and accompanied by the very beautiful and talented Melissa Xenofontos.

Enjoy the concert.

Ghost Hunts

Adults Only

Join us as them investigate the Pavilion Theatre in the Winter Gardens... if you dare!

15 August 2020
Winter Gardens

Ghost Hunts: Pavilion Theatre & Horseshoe

  • 15th August at 9:00pm
  • from £25.00
  • 5 hours

Often overshadowed by the Opera House, the smaller Frank Matcham designed Pavilion Theatre is a stunning theatre in its own right. After entertaining audiences as a cinema with ‘Talkies’ from the early 1930s, the theatre fell into disuse for long periods and resumed occasional use as a theatre and events space.

Who is the lady who watches from one of its boxes? Who is seen walking through the Horseshoe when there's no-one (alive) there?! Who whispers to those in the auditorium? Perhaps you will find out for yourself.

This event is for those who are 18 and over.

Rock Around with Buddy Holly

60 years after Buddy Holly's final recording session, a new theatre production will introduce the rock and roll legend to a new generation of fans.

16 August 2020
Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

Rock Around with Buddy Holly

  • 16th August 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Adult from £24

The timeless music of Buddy Holly is lovingly re-imagined by The Buddy Symphonic Orchestra, enveloping the enigmatic Spencer Jordan as Buddy along with his band, The Copycat Crickets. Legendary ballads and rock and roll hits including Raining In My Heart, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, True Love Ways, Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day, … see Spencer's spellbinding vocals and guitarwork blended with the Buddy Symphonic Orchestra and The Copycat Crickets to take audiences on a truly memorable journey through the amazing music of the icon that is Buddy Holly.

Enjoy the tribute.

Winter Gardens Tour

Guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture within the Winter Gardens, listed Grade II building.

17 August 2020
Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens Tour

  • 17h August at 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • from £10.00
  • 2 hrs

Knowledgeable and experienced guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture housed within the world-famous Winter Gardens Blackpool.

Tours will transport you backstage of the Opera House with a chance to tread the boards so many famous faces have walked on before. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue.

These guided tours will give you the chance to explore and discover more about the extensive history the venue beholds after more than a century and will focus on the architecture and origins of the venue.

Billy Pearce

Yorkshire’s favourite funnyman, Billy Pearce makes a trip over the Pennines to be beside the seaside!

21 August 2020
Viva

Billy Pearce

  • 21st August at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £19.50

A national treasure, and without a doubt one of Britain’s most talented and best-loved comedians, Billy Pearce is set to bring all the laughs to Viva in one hilarious variety show.

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50

The Story of the Beatles

60 years after Buddy Holly's final recording session, a new theatre production will introduce the rock and roll legend to a new generation of fans.

21 August 2020
North Pier Theatre

The Story of the Beatles

  • 21st August 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Adult from £20

50th anniversary of the final, multi-million-selling release by the greatest band in history. . .
From Love Me Do to Let it Be, all the Fab Four’s million-selling hits are brought to the stage as The Beatles’ final studio album and single release as a band are honoured in style.
Note-perfect performances by four brilliant musicians combine with the original instruments and custom-tailored costumes to bring to life The Beatles as we fondly remember them.

Enjoy the tribute.

A Vision of Elvis

The smash hit show" A Vision of Elvis" starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No. 1 Male Tribute".

22 August 2020
North Pier Theatre

A Vision of Elvis

  • 22nd August 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Adult from £20

It is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute concert, touring the World today.

A Vision Of Elvis recreates the drama and intensity of monumental concerts throughout the King's career, featuring Elvis's greatest hits including... Heartbreak hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, All shook up, In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds American Trilogy and many more.

All costumes, instruments and stage settings is authentically recreated to give the feel and energy of a live Elvis concert, which promises to be the ultimate experience for any Elvis fan the world over.

Enjoy the tribute.

Blackpool Dance Festival

The international two-week Dance Festival. Amateurs and Professionals.

25 August - 6 September 2020
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Blackpool Dance Festival

  • 25th August to 6th September
  • from £19.00
  • 14 Days

The Festival began in 1920 in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

2019 was the event’s 94th year and there were 56 countries represented, with a total number of 2,827 entries in the 13 events!

Covering a period of fourteen days, the May Blackpool Dance Festival is by far the largest of the five festivals held in Blackpool. The Festival covers Ballroom and Latin American dancing, incorporating the British Open Championships for Adult Amateur and Professional couples, plus Formation Teams. 2005 saw the introduction of two new events, the British Rising Star Amateur Ballroom and Latin Competitions.

Ghost The Musical

The movie ‘Ghost’ has proven to be one of cinema’s biggest all-time hits. The international smash hit returns to the stage.

25 - 29 August 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Ghost The Musical

  • 25th to 29th August at 7:30pm, also at 2:30pm on 26th, 27th and 29th
  • from £19.50

Oh My Love, My Darling… I’ve hungered for your touch...

Walking back to their apartment late one night, a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…

The movie ‘Ghost’ has proven to be one of cinema’s biggest all-time hits. Starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, it was the highest grossing film of 1990 and won an Oscar for screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin who has adapted his screenplay for this musical. The international smash hit returns to the stage, featuring The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody alongside many more terrific songs co-written by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart.

George Michael Legacy

Back by popular demand for 2020, the tribute to George Michael by Wayne Dilks.

28 August 2020
Viva

George Michael Legacy

  • 28th August at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £24.50

Last year Wayne brought his flawless performance as George Michael to Viva Blackpool, with rave reviews Wayne will be returning with The George Michael Legacy featuring classic Wham and George Michael hits such as “Club Tropicana”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “I’m Your Man”, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “Fast Love” and many more.
Branded “Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” by Stage Magazine, Viva Blackpool are thrilled to invite Wayne back for yet another fantastic tribute to the late and great George Michael.

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50

Grease The Musical

The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before.

31 August - 05 September 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Grease The Musical

  • 31st August to 5th September at 7:30pm, also at 2:30pm on 3rd and 5th
  • from £22.50

After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring very special guest artist – Peter Andre as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine – reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.

Peter Andre will play the role of Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine at performances on 2nd and 3rd September.

Illuminations Switch-On!

Free

MTV will once again be associated with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert.

4 September 2020
Promenade Tower Festival Headland FY1 1NE

Illuminations Switch-On!

  • 4th September 4:30pm til 10:30pm
  • Free.

The Friday night celebration will once again start with a ‘Blackpool Introduces’ showcase featuring the best of local talent. That will be followed by the main show, culminating in the celebrity Switch-On.
The celebrity is yet to be announced.

The event is free for up to 20,000 people. Go to the website to enter the ballot of for free tickets.

Northern Soul and Motown Weekender

Cancelled

Enjoy three days of incredible Northern Soul and Motown memories!

4 - 6 September 2020
The Tower

Northern Soul and Motown Weekender

  • 4th to 6th September from 8:30pm
  • from £19.50

Dancing starts from 8.30pm on the Friday, and we say au revoir at midnight on the Sunday.
Enjoy three days of incredible Northern Soul and Motown memories!
It is an unrivalled experience in a world-famous venue!

Showstopper Tour

Audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results.

5 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

Showstopper Tour

  • 5th September at 7:30pm
  • from £21.50 to 24.50

Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest – direct from the West End, Showstopper! is now heading to Blackpool!

With twelve years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. These incredible performers are guaranteed to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies – it’s just all made up on the spot!

So whether you fancy Hamilton in a hospital or Sondheim in the Sahara, you suggest it and The Showstoppers will sing it!

Craig Revel Horwood

Join Craig talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly and gives a very special performance.

11 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

Craig Revel Horwood

  • 11th September at 7:30pm
  • from £27.00

The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour!

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 of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.

International Fireworks Competition

Free

Every Friday evening, 15/20 minutes of breathtaking fireworks produced by one country. Free event.

11 September - 2 October 2020
North Pier

International Fireworks Competition

  • Every Friday from 11th September to 2nd October 2020 at 8:30pm
  • Free

A fantastic Fireworks display every Friday. Each fir day it is a different country. The winner is announced on the last Friday.
The fireworks are launched from the North Pier which allows an unhindered view from the Promenade. Usually, the display lasts 15-20 minutes.
It is a popular event so be early if you are coming by car.

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Anything for love

Steve Steinman's Anything for Love is a show presenting Meat Loaf story.

12 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

Steve Steinman's Anything for love

  • 12th September at 7:30pm
  • from £31.50

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story returns to Blackpool after 2,000 performances and over a million tickets sold worldwide!

The highly acclaimed Steve Steinman, now in his 28th year of performing Meat Loaf’s incredible back catalogue, brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits.

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Age 14+

The celebrated comedian Jon Richardson is coming with his show The Knitwit.

13 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

  • 13th September at 8:00pm
  • from £26.50

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?

Watch Jon Richardson pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Winter Gardens Tour

Guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture within the Winter Gardens, listed Grade II building.

14 September 2020
Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens Tour

  • 14th September at 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • from £10.00
  • 2 hrs

Knowledgeable and experienced guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture housed within the world-famous Winter Gardens Blackpool.

Tours will transport you backstage of the Opera House with a chance to tread the boards so many famous faces have walked on before. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue.

These guided tours will give you the chance to explore and discover more about the extensive history the venue beholds after more than a century and will focus on the architecture and origins of the venue.

Michael Jackson Legacy

An exceptionally authentic tribute to Michael Jackson, starring CJ.

18 September 2020
Viva

Michael Jackson Legacy

  • 18th September at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £19.50

Starring CJ, one of the world’s greatest Michael Jackson Tribute Artists with his incredible Live Band and Dancers. The look, the voice, the moves and all the hits!
This outstanding production is the closest thing to seeing a live Michael Jackson show, presenting you with an immersive theatrical experience actively engaging its audience with stunning effects and choreography from start to finish, all dedicated to the King Of pop!

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50

Dance Fever

Be prepared for a show full of great music, fantastic dancing and plenty of entertainment!

18 -19 September 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Dance Fever

  • 18th September at 06:00pm, 19th at 01:00pm and 06:00pm
  • from £15.00

Sit, relax take time out of your busy day and be prepared for a show full of great music, fantastic dancing and plenty of entertainment!

Our Garstang school of Dance dancers range from the tiny two year old's who will melt your hearts to our fabulous older dancers, with maybe a few surprises along the way!

We are sure that you will leave the theatre with a spring in your step feeling proud of the youth of today.

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

Join Blackpool Symphony Orchestra for the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ with international soprano Jane Irwin.

20 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

  • 20th September at 7:30
  • from £11.50

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra launch their centenary season with a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ spectacular. This concert has something for everyone including flag waving Prom favourites Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory; there’s also a trip to Broadway with Oklahoma and also popular classics.

Enjoy the concert.

Strong Enough Cher

The Ultimate Tribute Concert to Cher. Celebrating the global superstar and great female icon.

20 September 2020
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

Strong Enough Cher

  • 20th September 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Adult from £22

Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time, I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, her modern Abba remixes and many more.
This is one show-stopping dazzling extravaganza you do not want to miss!
This show will take you on a musical journey from the Dark Lady days, to the rocking 80’s perm era and the celebration disco hits.

Enjoy the tribute.

Hairspray

Postponed

The award-winning musical is back the Opera House. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat…

21 - 26 September 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Hairspray

  • 21st to 26th September at 7:30pm, 23rd and 26th also 2:30pm
  • from £15.00

It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now!

The tiger who came to tea

Age 3+

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show.

22 - 23 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

The tiger who came to tea

  • 22nd and 23rd September at 1:30pm
  • from £14.50

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

The classic tale loved by children.

Northern Live: Do I Love You

The 11-piece live band Northern Soul show.

25 September 2020
Viva

Northern Live: Do I Love You

  • 25th September at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £22.50

Do I Love You – proudly keeping the faith to the original sounds of the underground movement that started on the dance floors in the North and eventually swept the nation.
Consisting of an 11-piece and four lead vocalists will perform over 30 original hits. You can expect to hear Dobie Gray, R Dean Taylor, Frank Wilson, Gloria Jones, AL Wilson and many more.

Pre-show dinner available: upgrade from £17.50
Enjoy the concert.

Cliff Richard - Great 80 Tour

Sold Out

Sir Cliff Richard is indisputably one of Britain’s all-time greatest hit-makers with over 60 years in the British music industry.

27 September 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Cliff Richard

  • 27th September 7:45pm
  • from £75.00

Sir Cliff Richard has staggeringly sold over 250 million albums worldwide achieved 14 number one singles, and 7 number one albums while also having huge success in films, and television shows that have all contributed to the legend that is Cliff Richard.

The 2020 UK tour supported by Live Nation kicks off on the 23rd September in Gateshead Sage with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including Winter Gardens Blackpool on 27th September 2020!

Dance Night Exravaganza

A black tie evening of Social Ballroom, Latin & Sequence dancing hosted by two of Cheshire’s & Staffordshire’s premier dance schools.

27 September 2020
The Tower

Dance Night Exravaganza

  • 27th September
  • from £25.00

With live music by the renowned Carol Bradbury and an amazing interval performance by pupils from the schools award winning show dance team. All held in the prestigious Tower Ballroom Blackpool.

Sunday night at the Grand

Carl Schofield & Paul Swift return for their 6th year, providing another unforgettable entertainment, all in aid of a good cause.

27 September 2020
The Grand Theatre

Sunday night at the Grand

  • 27th September at 7:30pm
  • from £15.50 to £23.50

You’ll be taken through a journey of laughter with some of the North West’s funniest comedians, be swept of your feet by some astonishing vocalists and be entertained by an array of show stopping dancers!

Enjoy the comedy.

Twinkletoes - Song and Dance Extravaganza

The show involved over 350 local talented children performing all experts from various musicals.

30 Spetember - 3 october 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Twinkletoes - Song and Dance Extravaganza

  • 30th September to 3rd October 2020 at 7pm
  • from £10

The Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre, proudly presents their bi-annual production at the Winter Gardens...
The show involved over 350 local talented children performing all excerpts from various musicals.
This is a production you don’t want to miss showing off local children’s talents! BOOK NOW!

John Barnes & Peter Shilton

A sportsman's dinner with John Barnes and Peter Shilton. Presented by Andy Ross.

2 October 2020
Viva

John Barnes & Peter Shilton

  • 2nd October at 7:45pm
  • Adults from £45.00

Andy Ross proudly presents English football legends John Barnes and Peter Shilton. Join us for an evening of hilarious anecdotes and stories from their extraordinary lives.
Enjoy the evening as we serve you hot individual table platters before the legends entertain you from the stage. With insider stories and jokes from the biggest names in football, the event promises to be an intimate experience with familiar faces. Take your chance to be part of the evening with a raffle and memorabilia auction.
There is also a VIP option.

Burn The Floor

Kevin Clifton is back with the Burn The Floor ballroom show cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister Joanne Clifton.

4 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Burn The Floor

  • 4th October 7:30pm
  • from £36.00

After the sell-out success of the first ever UK tour of BURN THE FLOOR in 2019, this 5 star production is set to return with a new show.

The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired them. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR!

In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring STRICTLY COME DANCING CHAMPIONS Kevin Clifton and Joanne Clifton.

From seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through. You will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba.



Beyond the Barricade

Celebrating a fantastic 21 years touring in 2020, the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour.

4 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

Beyond the Barricade

  • 4th October at 7:30pm
  • from £28.00

Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending or course with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.
This brand new show for 2020 will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country. With a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.

Adam Kay: This is going to hurt

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” evening of stand-up.

6 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Adam Kay: This is going to hurt

  • 6th October 8:00pm
  • from £25.00
  • 70 minutes

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, 2017, 2108 & 2019, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2018 and 2019.

The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’
★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Enjoy the comedy.

Totally Tina

Tribute to Tina Turner by Justine Riddoch and her talented cast.

8 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Totally Tina

  • 8th October 7:30pm
  • from £22.50

When Tina burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances – and those never-ending legs!

Early hits River Deep – Mountain High, Proud Mary and Nutbush City Limits were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, I Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled her to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her super-talented band and dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is the SUPREME Tina (a National Tribute Music Awards winner since 2013). She’s got the looks, she’s got the moves, she's got the legs, but most of all, she’s got THE voice. Join an army of loyal fans for a truly authentic, fun-packed concert spectacular.

Cannon & Ball

Viva Blackpool presents legends of comedy Cannon & Ball.

9 October 2020
Viva

Cannon & Ball

  • 9th October at 7:45pm
  • Adults from £17.00

Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business take to the Viva stage and perform a masterclass in comedy writing, timing and talent.
Supported by the outrageous Leye D Johns and the beautiful Viva Showgirls!
Tommy and Bobby have carved their careers from decades of performances.

The Hairy Bikers

Cancelled

The famous television chefs, the Hairy Bikers, will be on stage for an epic night of cooking and conversation.

9 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

The Hairy Bikers

  • 9th October 7:00pm
  • from £19.50

Si and Dave met on the set of a TV drama in 1995 and have been cooking and riding together ever since. They have now written over 20 cookbooks, including British Classics, Mediterranean Adventure, Mums Know Best, Bakeation, Meat Feasts and 12 Days of Christmas. In 2012, the boys shed more than six stone between them on The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight. They have also created a range of low-fat sauces (available in Asda and Ocado), launched an online subscription-based weight-loss club, The Hairy Bikers' Diet Club, and published an acclaimed autobiography, Blood, Sweat & Tyres.
Si and Dave said:

“We can’t wait to tour again in 2020. The audience is a huge part of our show, so no night is the same! There will be music, chat, food, questions, answers, fun and frolics. A perfect bikers night out! See you there.”

Paul Smith: Changed

Age 16+

The famous comedian Paul Smith returns with his third national tour show.

10 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Paul Smith: Changed

  • 10th October 7:00pm
  • from £22.00

Following his first national tour in 2018 which saw him go from circuit act to one of the biggest selling names in UK stand up in less than a year, Paul Smith returns with his second national tour show - Following.

A lot has changed for Paul Smith in recent years. Join him for his 3rd and largest ever tour of the U.K and Ireland as he once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the cuff wit.

Phil Hurst Autumn Dance

A magical evening of Ballroom/Latin & Sequence dancing in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

10 October 2020
The Tower

Phil Hurst Autumn Dance

  • 10th October from 5:30pm
  • from £19.50

This year celebrating almost 50 sold out events at The Blackpool Tower
An absolute must for all social dancers and fans of Strictly

**NOW WITH NEW VIP SEATING AVAILABLE**

Philip Hurst promises an event not to be missed with amazing music guaranteed featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing world class demonstration.

Theatre Heritage Tour

Discover the Grade II listed theatre that opened in 1894 with a theatre's tour guide.

12 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

Theatre Heritage Tour

  • 12th October at 11:00am and 12:00pm
  • from £5.00/10.00

Join them for one of the Theatre Heritage Tours, with their theatre tour guides.
Stand on the raked stage and observe the cantilevered tiers or circles, boxes and pit – and the complete visibility of every seat in this atmospheric house.
Delve into the history of one of Blackpool’s iconic landmarks with a selection of their archive material on display.
Blackpool’s Grand Theatre. Entertaining since 1894.
They now offer an option of either a shorter thirty-minute tour at 11am (£5 minimum donation), or our more detailed seventy-five-minute tour at 12pm (£10 minimum donation), led by one of the theatre tour guides.

Sixties Gold

The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Merseybeats, The Marmalade, Dave Berry, Barry Ryan, Mamas and Papas UK.

15 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Sixties Gold

  • 15th October 7:30pm
  • from £38.00

The Tremeloes, Have sold in excess of 100 Million records worldwide, featuring the legendary Len “Chip” Hawkes and Micky Clarke with their huge No 1 Hits “Silence Is Golden” and many more!

Hermans Hermits. One of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s now celebrating their 55th anniversary. Formed in Manchester in 1964, the band has chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 major movies and have sold in excess of 75 Million records.

The Merseybeats. Another success story from the Liverpool. Hit records including; “Sorrow”, “I Think of You”, and “Wishin’ and Hopin’”.

The Marmalade were the champions of the Scottish Beat in 1968, adding another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song, with great harmonies. Chart-toppers include: “Lovin’ Things”, “Reflections of My Life”.

The individual style and voice of Dave Berry with his chart-topping hits “The Crying Game”, “Little Things” “Memphis Tennessee” and “Mama”.

Mamas and Papas uk, featuring Terry Bradford, Sussie Arneson, Laurie Briggs and Chris White performing the wonderful hit songs; “Monday Monday”, “California Dreamin’”, and many more.

Barry Ryan. Starting his singing career with brother Paul in 1965 and achieving several top 50 hits together, Barry went on as a solo artist in 1968 and had the massive worldwide hit “Eloise”, written by his brother.

Joining the line-up are top musicians Gerry’s Pacemakers who will perform some of Gerry Marsden’s massive hits which include, “I Like It”, “How Do You Do It”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and many more.

Enjoy the concert.

Frank Skinner – Showbiz

Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his acclaimed stand-up show to The Grand.

15 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

Frank Skinner – Showbiz

  • 15th October at 7:30pm
  • from £28.50

Prior to his west end triumph, the last twelve months have seen Frank Skinner perform sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour.

Boyzlife

wo of the world’s biggest bands Boyzone and Westlife come together, for the very first-time featuring Brian Mcfadden and Keith Duffy.

16 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Boyzlife

  • 16th October 7:30pm
  • from £32.50

This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units.

Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’ and many, many more!

Brian Mcfadden featured on all Westlife's number 1 Singles and Albums and has since had a Solo Number 1 Album.

Keith Duffy has recently finished touring with Boyzone on their Final ever Sell out Arena tour.

Enjoy the concert.

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis

Tim Vine returns to Blackpool's Grand with Plastic Elvis, a unique tribute to a legend.

16 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis

  • 16th October at 7:30pm
  • from £28.50

The total sell out at the Edinburgh festival is now on tour! Feel the electricity as Plastic Elvis hits the stage backed by his incredible five piece THE HIGH NOON BAND. He’ll shake, he’ll smoulder, he’ll try and control his hair and in the end he’ll break your heart. Sing along with some of the King’s greatest songs on a breathless night of rock’n’roll.

Enjoy the concert.

The Slimefest

The slimiest event of the year is back! Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST returns to Pleasure Beach Arena. Children love it.

17 - 19 October 2020
Pleasure Beach - Arena

The Slimefest

  • 17th to 19th October at 1:00pm and 6:00pm
  • from £22.50

Filled with SLIME, MUSIC and MAYHEM join Nickelodeon for the slimiest event of the year here in Blackpool. With hosts Jordan and Perri, Max and Harvey and Holly H, PLUS amazing music acts, special guests, and most importantly SLIME!
Accompanying parents/guardians & younger children can experience the fun with a seated ticket or a standing adult ticket (for adults and kids 15yrs +).

Dreamboats and Petticoats

1950s heartthrob Marty Wilde takes to the road again in Dreamboats and Petticoats.

18 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

Marty Wilde Dreamboats and Petticoats

  • 18th October at 7:30pm
  • from £32.00 to £36.00

Joining Marty are pals Eden Kane and Mark Wynter with special guest Roxy Wilde and his long serving band, The Wildcats.
The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born.

Enjoy the musical.

Level 42

The famous jazz-funk band is back in Blackpool after their international tour.

19 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Level 42

  • 19th October 7:00pm
  • from £31.50

2019 proved to be another very busy year for Level 42 with the guys playing 20 festivals from Quebec to Russia, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK, so the band could be forgiven for wanting to take things a little easier after 39 years in the saddle.

2020 will see the From Eternity To Here Tour as the guys take to the road with a string of festivals and concerts already in the diary and will be heading to Blackpool 19 October.

Enjoy the concert.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been named by The Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer.

20 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

  • 20th October 7:30pm
  • from £25.00

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis – his current goal is to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through Sir Ranulph’s life, spanning his early childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life, the Transglobe Expedition and his current Global Reach Challenge; making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

The Ballroom Boys Act Two

The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return with a brand new show.

20 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

The Ballroom Boys Act Two

  • 20th October at 7:30pm
  • from £32.00 to £36.00

The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old-fashioned variety – dance, comedy and song!
With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba… and of course… there has to be another incredible Argentine Tango routine by the master! The boys will be joined by their stunning dance partners and a world class singer.

Michael Bolton

Multiple Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist Michael Bolton returns to Blackpool.

22 October 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Michael Bolton

  • 22nd October 7:00pm
  • from £27.00

Known for hits such ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You’, ‘How Can we Be Lovers’, ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ and ‘Time, Love And Tenderness’, Michael Bolton has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide. Michael continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and branded entertainment. He also remains committed to social cause, especially to his foundation The Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 27th year.

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Enjoy the concert.

The Greatest Love of All

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show.

22 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

The Greatest Love of All

  • 22nd October at 7:30pm
  • from £31.00 to £35.00

Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa – who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’.

With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.

Winter Gardens Tour

Guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture within the Winter Gardens, listed Grade II building.

22 October 2020
Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens Tour

  • 22nd October at 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • from £10.00
  • 2 hrs

Knowledgeable and experienced guides will introduce you to the fascinating history and beautiful architecture housed within the world-famous Winter Gardens Blackpool.

Tours will transport you backstage of the Opera House with a chance to tread the boards so many famous faces have walked on before. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue.

These guided tours will give you the chance to explore and discover more about the extensive history the venue beholds after more than a century and will focus on the architecture and origins of the venue.

Jim Davidson

The comedian Jim Davidson comes with a brand-new show, the Last Man Standing, which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world.

23 October 2020
Viva

Jim Davidson

  • 23th October at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £25.00

Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies.
If you are easily offended – please stay away. This is not like our usual ‘Vegas’ production shows, this is a no holds barred stand-up comedy show from one of the most outrageous comics Britain has ever seen.

Maximum R'n'B

Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia.

24 October 2020
The Grand Theatre

Maximum R'n'B

  • 24th October at 7:30pm
  • from £33.00 to £36.50

The Manfreds with an all-star line-up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie will be recreating many of their greatest hits both as part of Manfred Mann and as successful solo artists.

Joining the Manfreds is bone fide legend Georgie Fame

Dreamgirls

Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls. features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

27 October - 7 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Dreamgirls

  • 27th October to 7th November 7:30pm, also at 2:30pm on 29th, 31st, 5th, 7th.
  • from £20.00

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

This award winning production is Directed and Choreographed by Olivier® and Tony® Award winning Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin and Something Rotten!), with Set and Costume Design by Tim Hatley, Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone, Sound design by Richard Brooker, Hair Design by Josh Marquette and Music Supervision by Nick Finlow.

Enjoy this musical.

Whitney Houston Experience

An award winning tribute to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. Starring Nya King.

30 October 2020
Viva

Whitney Houston Experience

  • 30th October at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £17.00

Without a shadow of a doubt, the unprecedented and unrivalled God-Given Voice of Whitney Elizabeth Houston has been Nya’s biggest influence and inspiration from childhood, with this in mind you will witness an outstanding first class performance with her mind-blowing tribute to the late great lady herself.

That'll be the day

It is unashamedly nostalgic, taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock and Roll and Pop.

2 November 2020
The Grand Theatre

That'll be the day

  • 2nd November at 7:30pm
  • from £29.00

From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a “must see” attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multi-talented cast year after year.
The show has been described as ‘Relentlessly Entertaining,’ mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and hilarious comedy routines.

Northern Soul Togetherness Weekender

Three days of Soul heaven in three rooms! Now in its 14th year.

6 - 8 November 2020
The Tower

Northern Soul Togetherness Weekender

  • 6th to 8th November from 8:30pm
  • £45 at the door, £39 advance

Northern Soul in the Ballroom, Modern Soul in the Circus, and alternative grooves in the soul walkway.

Now into our 14th year, this immense event which attracts Northern Soul lovers from all around the globe. With top DJs appearing in three rooms and an atmosphere that's without equal, this world class weekender in such a magnificent setting is undoubtedly a highlight in the Northern Soul calendar, and also hosts the prestigious World Northern Soul Dancing Competition on the Saturday night!

The Rolling Stones Story

The Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time.

7 November 2020
The Grand Theatre

The Rolling Stones Story

  • 7th November at 7:30pm
  • from £28.00

The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock ’n’ Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early seventies considered by many as their Golden Age.
Their live shows are legendary and The Stones musical legacy is up there with the very best. They’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of all time – Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Not Fade Away, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up…to name just a few.
Enjoy the tribute.

Ant Middleton - Mind over Muscle

Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, has announced a new immersive show, The Mind Over Muscle Tour.

9 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Ant Middleton - Mind over Muscle

  • 9th November 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £29.50

The No. 1 Sunday Times Best Selling Author’s tour will bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set. The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his recent SAS series and his huge Everest challenge. Plus throughout Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery. Ant said:

“I am so excited to take my brand new show on the road. I want to bring my recent journeys to life and show how mental strength can help overcome huge challenges. The mind is stronger than muscle and I promise to take audiences on an incredible journey”

Return to Memphis

Return to Memphis, the Search for a King, is a tribute to Elvis Presley by 30 artists.

13 - 15 November 2020
Viva

Return to Memphis

  • 13th at 8:00pm, 14th and 15th at 1:00pm
  • Adults from £17.50 for 1 night, £42.50 for weekend.

Hosted by the one and only Joey Blower, get set for a huge weekend celebrating ‘The King’ with competitors from all over the country convening on the ‘Vegas Venue in the Vegas of the North’ to battle it out for a huge prize fund.

Billy Ocean

Following his sold-out tour earlier Soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a UK headline tour for Autumn.

14 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Billy Ocean

  • 14th November 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £25.00

Billy will be performing the best of his greatest hits and songs from his upcoming new studio album ‘One World’ which is due for release in Spring 2020.

Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, Billy has collected multiple Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.

Enjoy the concert.

Michael Kiwanuka

Age 14+

Michael Kiwanuka’s third album, KIWANUKA, is out now through Polydor Records.

14 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Michael Kiwanuka

  • 14th November 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £37.50

To coincide with the album’s release, Michael is incredibly excited to announce his show date here in Blackpool in the Empress Ballroom on the 14th November 2020.

KIWANUKA is the follow-up to Michael’s number 1 second album, Love & Hate, released back in July 2016 that resonated broadly both critically and in the public’s affections, netting the British musician his second Mercury Prize nomination and his second and third BRIT nominations too.

Over 14s only, under 18s accompanied by an adult.

Enjoy the concert.

Ultimate Christmas Party

A cabaret night to celebrate Christmas, by the Viva team.

14 November - 20 December 2020
Viva

Ultimate Christmas Party

  • 14th November 2020 to 20th December at 8:30pm
  • Adults from £15.50

A night of cabaret by the Viva team.

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show.

17 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Whitney - Queen of the Night

  • 17th November 2020 at 7:30pm
  • from £25.50

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

This phenomenal production consistently delivers an outstanding concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”

Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, and many more...

Enjoy the tribute.

King of Pop

King Of Pop is led by the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi'.

19 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

King of Pop

  • 19th November 2020 at 7:30pm
  • from £21.00

Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Due to his incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was hired as Michael’s official body double / decoy. He also received a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself after he was hired to perform his tribute at one of the stars lavish birthday parties.

Navi was also recently chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in a new, major movie about the star’s life titled “Searching for Neverland”.

Enjoy the tribute.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Age 16+

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.

20 November 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

  • 20th November 2020 at 8:00pm
  • from £29.50

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things.

Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.

Alan Carr – Not Again, Alan!

Age 14+

It's been four years since Alan Carr last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas.

20 - 21 November 2020
The Grand Theatre

Alan Carr – Not Again, Alan!

  • 20th - 21st November at 8:00pm
  • from £28.50

Between his star-studded wedding day and becoming an accidental anarchist, from fearing for his life at border control to becoming a reluctant farmer, three words spring to mind…Not Again, Alan!
Join Alan on tour as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful.

Enjoy the comedy.

Bryan Adams Experience

The world’s premier tribute to Bryan Adams returns to Layton Institute for another memorable performance

21 November 2020
Layton Institute FY3 7HG

Bryan Adams Experience

  • 21st November 2020 at 8:00pm

The Bryan Adams Experience is a celebration and tribute to the hit songs and enduring popularity of Bryan Adams. Formed in 1997, the 4 piece band are based in Teesside, England and replicate live performances that can only be surpassed by Bryan Adams himself.

Touring has taken them to The Azores, Cyprus, Spain, Bahrain, Belgium and Holland as well as all over the UK, performing to crowds as large as 10,000

Enjoy the tribute.

Alladin The Pantomime

Aladdin is one of the most magical pantomimes ever written. It is the story of a streetwise boy who finds a strange lamp at the market with hidden powers.

21 November - 24 December 2020
Pleasure Beach - Arena

Alladin The Pantomime

  • 21st November to 24th December times vary; 10:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm See website.
  • from £8.50

The wicked wizard Abanazar wants to steal Aladdin’s magic lamp to help him become the most powerful wizard in the world. He also wants to kidnap the beautiful Princess and make her his bride.
Follow Aladdin’s adventures as he gets entangled in the struggle of good and evil and defies the law to rescue the Princess assisted by his mother Widow Twanky and her hapless assistant Wishee Washee.

80s Live

You may have heard of throwback Thursday, now it’s time for the ultimate throwback decade - 80s Live!

22 November 2020
The Grand Theatre

80s Live

  • 22nd November at 7:30pm
  • from £28.50

Put your hands together and get into the groove as the live band ‘Electric Dreams’ perform over two dozen chart topping anthems from artists including Duran Duran, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Culture Club, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, The Human League, A-Ha, Tears for Fears, Wham and more!
Blending pop and soft rock, the show includes hits such as Living on a Prayer, The Final Countdown, Don’t You Want Me Baby, Relax, Never Gonna Give You Up, and so much more.

Enjoy the concert.

Theatre Heritage Tour

Discover the Grade II listed theatre that opened in 1894 with a theatre's tour guide.

23 November 2020
The Grand Theatre

Theatre Heritage Tour

  • 23rd November at 11:00am and 12:00pm
  • from £5.00/10.00

Join them for one of the Theatre Heritage Tours, with their theatre tour guides.
Stand on the raked stage and observe the cantilevered tiers or circles, boxes and pit – and the complete visibility of every seat in this atmospheric house.
Delve into the history of one of Blackpool’s iconic landmarks with a selection of their archive material on display.
Blackpool’s Grand Theatre. Entertaining since 1894.
They now offer an option of either a shorter thirty-minute tour at 11am (£5 minimum donation), or our more detailed seventy-five-minute tour at 12pm (£10 minimum donation), led by one of the theatre tour guides.

Dinosaur World Live

Age 3+

Looking for fun days out with the kids? Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World.

24 - 25 November 2020
The Grand Theatre

Dinosaur World Live

  • 24th to 25th November at 1:30pm and 4:30pm
  • from £14.50

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few!

Enjoy this children show.

Gatsby Xmas Party show

An evening of glitz and glamour at an ever popular Christmas Party Nights in the Paradise Room.

27 November - 17 December 2020
Pleasure Beach - Paradise Room

Gatsby Xmas Party show

  • 27th November to 19th December at 7:00pm
  • from £20.00

Starring a fabulous cast of incredibly talented performers. Take your seat in the Paradise Room for the most glamorous and fun Christmas party night.
Enjoy pre-drinks in The Horseshoe before the compère escorts you to the Paradise Room for the excitement of the Christmas Party night.
Includes 3 course meal.

One Vision

A Tribute To We Will Rock You and the music of Queen, featuring Stand and Deliver.

29 November 2020
Viva

One Vision

  • 29th November 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Adults from £12.00

ne Vision, a tribute to the hit West End musical We Will Rock You and the music of Queen, brings to Viva Blackpool the musical talents of Mark Harty, Joanne Crowle and David Wenzel.
Created seven years ago, the show has an army of fans having played within venues across the UK and internationally, including a six night run at The Talk Of The Coast in Benidorm, as well as on 5 star cruise ships worldwide.

pre-show dinner available. Upgrade from £17.50

Deacon Blue - Cities Of Love Tour

Deacon Blue. They have announced a new album CITY OF LOVE.

1 December 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Deacon Blue - Cities Of Love Tour

  • 1st December 2020 at 7:30pm
  • from £32.50

CITY OF LOVE is the fourth release of a prolific seven-year period for Deacon Blue. Their last three albums returned the band to the Top 20 of the UK album charts, the most recent posting at No 12, giving them their highest charting album in 23 years.

This has fuelled a creative resurgence which returned the band not only to mainstream radio playlists, but also back into the sort of venues befitting the stature of a chart-topping legacy boasting seven million album sales, two number one albums and fourteen hit singles.

Enjoy the concert.

UB40

UB40 has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart.

2 December 2020
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

UB40

  • 2nd December 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £40.00

The band's name comes from the tax code on an unemployment form!

Formed in 1978, the band have released 18 albums, including their debut album, 1990's ’Signing Off’, which hit #2 in the UK Album Chart, as well as their fourth LP, ‘Labour of Love’, which hit the top spot in 1983, and #8 in the Billboard Hot 200, and included the track Red Red Wine. The band released their latest album, 'For The Many', in 2019.

Enjoy the concert.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Martin Dodd for UK Productions in association with Blackpool Grand Theatre presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

4 December 2020 - 3 January 2021
The Grand Theatre

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • 4th December to 3rd January times vary: Matinees at 1:30pm or 2:00pm, evenings 5pm or 7pm.
  • from £20.50

Pantomime favourite Steve Royle (BBC Radio Lancashire) returns as Muddles, to make his 18th annual appearance. Full star cast to be announced…
In true rags-to-riches style Snow White manages, with the help of her madcap friend Muddles, to meet a handsome Prince and make her dreams come true.

Il Divo

The original and famous classical cross over group Il Divo returns with their Christmas with Il Divo concert.

6 December 2020
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Il Divo

  • 6th December 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £35.00

The concert will see them perform all their greatest hits and festive classics live.

Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller where brought together 15 years ago and spearheaded an entirely new musical genre with their ground-breaking debut album. Il Divo have evolved into the pre-eminent tenor powerhouse vocal group with 160 Gold and Platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit, over 30 million albums sold, and were the first Classical Crossover artists to have an album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. They released their 8th studio album Timeless last year.

No strangers to festive spirit, Il Divo released the platinum selling Christmas Collection studio album in 2005 selling over 1 million copies in the US alone.

Martin Kemp - 80's Tour

Adults Only

Martin Kemp comes back with his 80's Party. This time with a Christmas Twist.

11 December 2020
The Tower

Martin Kemp - 80's Tour

  • 11th December from 8:00pm
  • From £20

As well as bopping along to your favourite 80's anthems, Martin's set will be jam packed with some absolute Christmas Crackers

The Ultimate 80's Christmas Party!

Northern Soul and Motown Christmas

Celebrate Christmas with incredible Northern Soul and Motown memories!

12 December 2020
The Tower

Northern Soul and Motown Christmas

  • 12th December from 8:30pm
  • £13 at the door, £10 advance
  • 5hrs 30

A Christmas party with all the greatest Motown and Northern Soul memories plus The Soultrain "live" on stage with a superb show of your favourite soul classics!
A great way to celebrate with friends for Christmas in the world-famous surroundings of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Dancing to the music you grew up with and which we still love so much today! Enjoy the dance.

Christmas Party Nights

Party in style in the stunning Spanish Suite this Christmas.

11 - 12 December 2020
Winter Gardens - Spanish Hall

Christmas Party Nights

  • 11th & 12th December 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £25.00

Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival before taking your seats in the Spanish Hall for a delicious 3-course meal before entertainment from John Norcott.

It’s the perfect party for you, your colleagues and friends to celebrate Christmas in style!

*Guests will be seated on round tables of 10/12, therefore smaller groups may be asked to sit together.

Cinderella

Cinderella pantomime returns to the Winter Gardens.

13 December 2020 - 3 January 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Cinderella

  • 12th December to 3rd January at 2:00pm, also at 6:00pm or 7:00pm most of days. 24th and 31st earlier performances at 12:00pm and 4:00pm.
  • from £10.00

They have teamed up with the producers of smash-hit musicals Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert to bring Blackpool’s biggest ever pantomime to the Opera House next Christmas featuring amazing special effects, a fabulous fairy, stunning costumes, wicked ugly sisters and a soundtrack of hit songs you can sing along to.

Polish your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and grab your glass slippers to find out if Cinderella will go to the ball. Will she find her Prince Charming or will the Ugly Sisters ruin the day?

The Queen of Latin, SHIRLEY BALLAS (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing head judge), leads a star-studded cast as the Fairy Godmother. She will be joined by CBeebies Star JENNIE DALE as the Wicked Stepmother & Milkshake & West End star DAVID RIBI as the dashing Dandini.

Hollyoaks favourite STEVEN ROBERTS will star alongside Blood Brothers DANIEL TAYLOR as the Ugly Sisters. They'll be joined by Blackpool's own from Elf the Musical TAM RYAN as the hilarious Buttons.

Grand Christmas Concert

Poulton-le-Fylde Band returns to Blackpool's Grand Theatre with the heart-warming Grand Christmas Concert.

14 - 21 December 2020
The Grand Theatre

Grand Christmas Concert

  • 14th to 21st December at 8:00pm
  • from £17.50

Poulton-le-Fylde Brass Band will celebrate the festive season in rousing style with the yearly Grand Christmas Concert.

Packed with all your favourite sing-along carols and festive melodies, this family friendly concert is the perfect start to your Christmas.

Festive Party Night

3-course meal before entertainment from the Midnight Soul Sisters.

19 December 2020
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Festive Party Night

  • 19th December 2020 at 7:00pm
  • from £37.50

Party in style in the world-famous Empress Ballroom this Christmas! Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival before taking seats in the world-famous Empress Ballroom.

Including a 3-course meal before entertainment from the Midnight Soul Sisters featuring classics from legends such as, Tina Turner, Supremes, Etta James, Martha Reeves, Gladys Knight, Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse, Chic, The Shirelles, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and many more!

With aftershow DJ, it’s the perfect party for you, your colleagues and friends to celebrate Christmas in style!

*Guests will be seated on round tables of 10/12, therefore smaller groups may be asked to sit together.

Phil Hurst Twixmas Dance

A magical evening of Ballroom/Latin & Sequence dancing in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

27 December 2020
The Tower

Phil Hurst Twixmas Dance

  • 27th December from 5:30pm
  • from £19.50

This year celebrating almost 50 sold out events at The Blackpool Tower
An absolute must for all social dancers and fans of Strictly

**NOW WITH NEW VIP SEATING AVAILABLE**

Philip Hurst promises an event not to be missed with amazing music guaranteed featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing world class demonstration.

New Year's Eve Norther Soul & Motown Party

Adults Only

Celebrate New Year's Eve night with Northern Soul and Motown music.

31 December 2020
Winter Gardens

New Year's Eve Norther Soul & Motown Party

  • 31st December 2020 at 7:30pm
  • from £15.00

What a great way to bring in the 2021 with DJ’s; Ginger Taylor, Richard Searling, Kev Roberts, Ozz, Chris Box, Pete Haigh, Jim Hargreaves & John Kane!

2 Rooms of Soul! In the Spanish Hall: Classic Northern Soul & Motown

In Gillow’s: Disco & Modern Soul Anthems

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.

11 January 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Trixie Mattel: Grown Up

  • 11th January 2021 6:30pm.
  • from £30.00

Trixie Mattel is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification. Trixie’s coming to the UK on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention. Expect to feel that you’ve landed in a PeeWee Herman video, with some surf rock and a love for 60’s country music. She’s listening to a lot of Fountains Of Wayne and Apples In Stereo, collecting mod Barbie dolls and watching Brady Brunch reruns!

Enjoy the comedy.

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.

11 January 2021
The Grand Theatre

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...

  • 11th January at 8:00pm
  • from £28.50

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.

Lost in Music

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and go on a journey straight to the heart of Disco with Lost in Music!

21 January 2021
The Grand Theatre

Lost in Music

  • 21st January at 7:30pm
  • from £27.50

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!

Enjoy the concert.

Love Hurts

Critically acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production Love Hurts - Power Ballads and Anthems Show.

23 January 2021
The Grand Theatre

Love Hurts

  • 23rd January at 7:30pm
  • from £31.50

This new show will feature over 25 epic love songs that broke a million hearts and rocked the world!
With incredible stage set, lighting and sound along with a 10-piece live band and a powerhouse of amazing singers along with Steve Steinman’s well-known sense of humour you’re guaranteed to have a good night.
Including tracks from, Queen, Foreigner, Tina Turner, Cutting Crew, Whitesnake, Heart, Chicago, Poison, Bonnie Tyler, REO Speedwagon, Whitney Houston, Meat Loaf, Eagles and many more!

Enjoy the concert.

Queen Extravaganza

Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band produced by Roger Taylor and Brian May.

6 February 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Queen Extravaganza

  • 6th February 2021 at 7:30pm
  • from £18.50
  • 90 minutes

The band, who began touring back in 2012, are made up of a rolling cast of gifted musicians who have been hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May. Queen Extravaganza are renowned for touring all over the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and Europe and have earned much love and respect from their ever growing fan base. In this spectacular show, the talented musicians play the music perfectly.

Enjoy the concert.

Masquerade Ball

The inaugural Masquerade Ball is in aid of the Len Johnrose Trust and the MND Association.

6 February 2021
Winter Gardens - Spanish Hall

Masquerade Ball

  • 6th February 2021 7:00pm.
  • from £10.00

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2017, Len has been working closely with the MND Association to raise funds for vital research into this fatal condition. With your support we can raise funds and awareness of MND, which will enable us to support more families and ultimately find a cure for this ruthless disease.

Expect a drinks reception followed by a top quality 3 course meal.

Live entertainment.
Live auctions
Special Guests.
Dancing.
Don’t forget your mask!

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Age 3+

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.

13 -14 February 2021
The Grand Theatre

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

  • 13th and 14th February at 10:00am and 4:00pm
  • from £18.50

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

A fantastic show for children.

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason is singing his greatest pop hits along all accompanied by a full live band.

16 February 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

  • 16th February 2021 at 7:00pm
  • from £36.00

Songs will include the chart-toppers ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’, ‘Especially For You’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and for the first time ever, Jason will be performing a selection of songs from the musicals he has starred in. These will include songs from ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’.

Jason commented: “Having not done my own live shows for a while I can’t wait to get out there again amongst my fans and deliver a new energetic show that is both personal, creative and reflective ... something that is both nostalgic and just a good night out.”

Enjoy the concert.

Blackpool Magic Convention

The biggest Magic Convention in the world with around 4,000 magicians during four days. Gala shows at night can be booked by non-magicians.

18 - 21 February 2021
Winter Gardens

Blackpool Magic Convention

  • 18th to 21st February. Convention from 9:00am, Gala shows at 6:00pm and 8:pm

This is the biggest Magic Convention in the world (Guinness Book of records). With more than 120 magic dealers from all over the world. Many lectures, demonstrations, competitions and fringe events.
Gala Shows every night at the Opera House, one of the biggest theatres in Europe. Each night the same show is put on twice so all magicians and non-magicians can attend them.

Harpy

Play water by Philip Meeks. Starring Su Pollard. Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy.

20 February 2021
The Grand Theatre

Harpy

  • 20th February at 10:00am and 4:00pm
  • From £23.00

Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen from her, and Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since.

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.

28 February 2021
The Grand Theatre

Jason Manford: Like Me

  • 28th February at 7:30pm
  • from £33.50

‘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).
Jason Manford said: “After the fun we had on my last tour ‘Muddle Class’, I’m excited to get back on the road with my new stand up show, ‘Like Me’. In these trying times it’s always important to be able to get away for a couple of hours and exercise the old chuckle muscle! So I’m coming to a venue near you in 2021 so we can have a good laugh together. See you then.”

Footloose


The musical is back. Based on the 1980s screen sensation, Footloose sizzles with spirit and fun.

1 - 6 March 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Footloose

  • 1st to 6th March 2021 at 7:30pm, also at 2:30pm on 3rd and 6th.
  • from £15.00

City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.

With cutting edge modern choreography, you'll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

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.

7 March 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Friends! - The Musical Parody

  • 7th March 2021 at 07:30pm
  • from £30.00

The fun begins on an ordinary day at the corner coffee show, Central Perk, when a certain runaway bride, with the signature hairstyle, stumbles into the lives of five other friends and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.

Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel, haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in a delightful musical parody that harnesses the nostalgia for the iconic TV show and takes it to hilarious new places. Friends! The Musical Parody is lead by a talented cast who nail the quirks, the mannerisms and the catchphrases of our favourite characters.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! The smash-hit musical is back to Blackpool.

30 March - 10 April 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Friends! - The Musical Parody

  • 30th March to 10th April 2021 at 07:30pm, also at 2:30 on 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th.
  • from £20.00

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical in Blackpool.

Kinky Boots The Musical

Blackpool Operatic Players present, six time Tony Award winning, Kinky Boots. Features a joyous, score by Cyndi Lauper it's not to be missed.

31 March - 3 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

Kinky Boots The Musical

  • 31st March to 3rd April at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • from £22.00

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be.
Kinky Boots is full of elaborate costumes, exhilarating choreography and a truly moving and powerful story.

Joe Longthorne MBE All Star Tribute

An all star gala evening to celebrate the life and career of Joe Longthorne MBE at the 'Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre’ North Pier Blackpool.

4 April 2021
The Joe Longthorne MBE Theatre North Pier

Joe Longthorne MBE All Star Tribute

  • 4th April 2021 at 7:30pm
  • Adult from £27.50

Joe's 51 years as one of this country's most loved and celebrated Entertainers, including 31 consecutive years starring in summer season in his adopted hometown of Blackpool, will be celebrated and honoured on this special evening.

Enjoy the tribute.

The Bon Jovi Experience

The Bon Jovi Experience are the world’s finest tribute to Bon Jovi and the world’s ONLY tribute to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself.

8 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

The Bon Jovi Experience

  • 8th April at 7:30pm
  • from £23.50

They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.
The band have toured to ecstatic audiences the world over…not to be missed.

Enjoy the concert.

Magic of Motown

A musical journey with the biggest party of the year - Magic of Motown. Come and celebrate.

9 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

Magic of Motown

  • 9th April at 7:30pm
  • from £31.50

Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this breath-taking live concert spectacular.
They ake you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many many more.

Julian Clary - Born to mince

Age 16+

Julian Clary brings his brand new tour Born To Mince, to Blackpool!

10 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

Julian Clary - Born to mince

  • 10th April at 7:30pm
  • from £28.50

‘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. Let me at them!’
In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

Enjoy the comedy.

Just My Imagination

Just My Imagination is a celebration of the Motown legends, named by Billboard Magazine as ‘The Number 1 Group In The History Of Rhythm And Blues!'

11 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

Just My Imagination

  • 11th April at 7:30pm
  • from £24.50

From their first hit, The Way You Do The Things You do in 1964, through the career highs of My Girl, Ain’t Too Proud, Get Ready, Papa Was A Rolling Stone and Just My Imagination, The Temptations musical legacy spanned more than 50 years and 24 Temptations.
This original production draws from the “Classic Five” era and is inspired by the pace and energy of the hit Broadway show ‘Ain’t Too Proud’, which earned a phenomenal 12 Tony Nominations in 2019!

Enjoy the concert.

Father Brown: The murder in the mirror

Father Brown always seems to be in the right place at the right time ...

13 -17 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

Father Brown: The murder in the mirror

  • 13th to 17th April 2021 at 7:30, also at 2:30 on 15th and 17th.
  • from £18.50 to £25

Father Brown The Murderer In The Mirror – Mild-mannered priest Father Brown 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!

John Lyons (hugely familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan, David Jason’s sidekick in A Touch of Frost) joins us once again to play Father Brown.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are the most famous bagpipe band in the world. Fusion of Rock and traditional Scottish music.

18 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

  • 18th April at 7:30pm
  • from £31.00

There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet, ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.

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Diversity

After nine sell out UK tours, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours.

23 April 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Diversity

  • 23rd April 2021 at 07:00pm
  • from £28.50

Last year marked 10 years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent. Over the past 10 years thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they have continued to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances. They celebrated this incredible achievement with a critically acclaimed sell out 48 show UK tour, Born Ready.

Ashley has created a new show, ‘Connected’, which centres around the world of social media, the internet, and the digital era we now live in, but more importantly how this connects us all.

Enjoy the Dance.

By the Waters of Liverpool

The UK premiere tour of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters of Liverpool. Featuring a star-studded cast from stage and screen.

26 April 2021
The Grand Theatre

By the Waters of Liverpool

  • 26th April at 7:30pm
  • from £25.50

Featuring a star-studded cast from stage and screen; Sian Reeves, Mark Moraghan, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon & Eric Potts join Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.
Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s.

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Seven Drunken Nights

The Story of the Dubliners returns to Blackpool with a brand new production for its 5th Anniversary tour.

2 May 2021
The Grand Theatre

Seven Drunken Nights

  • 2nd May at 7:30pm
  • from £28.00

In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

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Foals

Sold Out

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

6 -7 May 2021
Winter Gardens - Empress Ballroom

Foals

  • 6 - 7 May 2021 at 06:30pm
  • from £42.00

Recent weeks have seen Foals: Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) maintain a busy run of activity. They’ve previewed the new album with three tracks, ‘Into The Surf’, ‘The Runner’ and ‘Black Bull’, which resulted in debut plays courtesy of Annie Mac at Radio 1 and Zane Lowe at Beats 1. They also opened the Mercury Prize ceremony in style, performing ‘In The Luna’ with guest guitarist Felix White of The Maccabees.

Collectively, ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ is symbolic of Foals’ trajectory so far. ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’ debuted at #2 on the Official Album Charts which made it the band’s joint highest charting set to date and earned them critical acclaim across the board including 5* reviews from NME and The Independent, a Mercury Prize shortlist and a ‘Best Album’ nomination at the upcoming Q Awards.

The Foals will be supported by Battles.

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Oti Mabuse - I am

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTI MABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021.

7 May 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Oti Mabuse - I am

  • 6 - 7 May 2021 at 07:30pm
  • from £31.82

Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

OTI MABUSE - I AM HERE is a whirlwind celebration of the influences and inspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa to following her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to South Africa’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and music that will set your heart racing.

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 in this hilarious play.

10 - 15 May 2021
The Grand Theatre

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

  • 10th to 15th May at 7:30pm, also at 2:30pm on 12th and 15th.
  • from £25.50

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu.
Based on the 1970s classic TV comedy by Ray Allen and directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is the ultimate feel-good night out.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage.

20 May 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

  • 20th May 2021 at 07:30pm
  • from £26.50

A brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.

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Breakin' Convention

Breakin' Convention, the world’s ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre, is back with a fresh new line up.

22 May 2021
The Grand Theatre

Breakin' Convention

  • 22nd May at 7:30pm
  • from £12.50

Expect jaw-dropping and inspiring performances from internationally celebrated poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls, in a festival that showcases local talent alongside global sensations.

Strictly Come Dancing - Professionals Tour

Following the incredible success of last year's tour, dance fans will be delighted to hear that some of their favourite Pros will again return to the road.

1 June 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Strictly Come Dancing - Professionals Tour

  • 1st June 2021 at 07:30pm
  • from £36.00

The Strictly Come Dancing Professionals UK Tour returned to constant standing ovations and great critical acclaim last year, with the Mail on Sunday awarding the show five stars, exclaiming “this is a smasher of a show and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more”. The Daily Express awarded the show four stars, labelling it “breathtaking”.

Cha-cha-cha-ing their way around the UK will be no less than 10 of the incredibly popular and multi award-winning professional dancers from the 2019 Strictly Come Dancing BBC One series, in what promises to be another explosion of electrifying dance.

Boogie Nights

Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company present Boogie Nights the 70s musical about a Jack-the-lad, whose life of birds, booze and boogie is turned upside down.

2 - 5 June 2021
The Grand Theatre

Boogie Nights

  • 2nd to 5th June at 7:30pm
  • from £18.50

It’s the night that the King, Elvis Presley, died and Roddy O’Neill is busy dreaming of life as a rock star!
Packed with all the greatest Disco classics you’ll be dancing in the aisles to the grooviest chart topping hits like You Sexy Thing, Y.M.C.A., I Will Survive, Blame it on the Boogie, Enough is Enough, Celebration, Boogie Wonderland and many many more!

Mrs Brown's Boys

The Award-Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys have announced their live return to theatres

14 - 16 June 2021
Winter Gardens - Opera House

Mrs Brown's Boys

  • 14th to 16th June 2021 at 07:00pm
  • from £22.50

Bringing the Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? production back next year they will perform in some venues and cities that they haven’t played in for many years. Mrs. Brown’s Boys promises to take audiences on an exhilarating and side-splitting adventure. BRENDAN O’CARROLL said: “It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever written. Even I laugh and I know what’s coming next!”

Mrs. Brown’s Boys success has been nothing short of incredible. Voted the No. 1 Sitcom of the 21st Century, awards include 5 BAFTAs, 4 National Television Awards, 3 TV Choice Awards, 4 IFTA awards, 3 TV Times Awards as well as RTS, TRIC and National Comedy Awards.

Enjoy the Musical.

Rob Beckett - Wallop!

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show.

16 - 17 June 2021
The Grand Theatre

Rob Beckett - Wallop!

  • 16th and 17th June at 8:00pm
  • from £26.50

Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Rob Beckett is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’s A League of Their Own.

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