Winter Gardens Blackpool

    Blackpool’s Winter Gardens first opened to the public on 11 July 1878, with a lavish ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of London and Mayors and Mayoresses from 68 towns throughout the country.

    The Winter Gardens has entertained hordes of crowds in Blackpool in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces.

    Since opening in 1878, the venue’s aspirations have continued to mirror the development of Blackpool as a friendly seaside resort and as the town grew in popularity throughout the century, the venue’s wide range of entertainment has developed with it.

    One of the UK’s biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has seen a cast of thousands tread its boards since it first opened in 1939. With almost a 3,000 seat capacity, the splendour of the venue oozes sophistication and character as it boasts unforgettable performances year after year.

    Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have all graced the Opera House stage, and more recently, the likes of Little Mix, Bob Dylan, Peter Kay and One Direction have performed to sell-out audiences here.


    Upcoming events at The Winter Gardens Blackpool

    Greatest Days

    The official Take That musical

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    15 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023

    Relight Your Fire with this sensational new production of Take That’s smash hit musical Greatest Days .

    Dirty Dancing

    The classic story on stage.

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    27 Sep 2023 - 7 Oct 2023

    Dirty Dancing returns following a season at London’s Dominion Theatre. Exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

    The Bodyguard The Musical

    The award-winning musical The Bodyguard is back!

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    6 Nov 2023 - 11 Nov 2023

    The international, award-winning smash-hit musical THE BODYGUARD is back!

    Johannes Radebe – Freedom Unleashed

    An electrifying brand-new production for 2023.

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    15 Apr 2023

    Johannes Radebe tours the UK with his electrifying new show for 2023.

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    An album that inspired a revolution.

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    12 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

    Mesmerizing new production of the iconic global phenomenon, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

    Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny Tour 2.0

    Jimmy is back on the road with brand new material for 2023.

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    9 Jun 2023

    Comedian Jimmy Carr knows that terrible things happen in life – but he believes the...

    Annie The Musical

    The childhood favourite that won the hearts of the West End has a score full of hits!

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    6 Sep 2023 - 9 Sep 2023

    Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

    Six The Musical

    Divorced. Beheaded. Live!

    Blackpool Opera House

    11 Jul 2023 - 15 Jul 2023

    From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the...

    Alfie Boe

    Leicester 2023

    Blackpool Opera House

    13 Oct 2023

    Following his very special evening with at the Royal Albert Hall IN October 2022 celebrating...

    James Martin Live

    Celebrity chef James Martin is turning up the heat with a brand new tour for 2023

    Blackpool Opera House

    19 Oct 2023

    Following a sell-out 2022 tour James Martin Live will visit 20 towns and cities entertaining audiences with live demonstrations and cooking tasks.


    Supernova Tour 2023/24

    Blackpool Opera House

    3 Feb 2024

    Diversity have headlined tours and shows in arenas across the country, and have also become well-known individually. Group leader Ashley Banjo has carved an impressive TV career for himself, with Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo

    Heathers The Musical

    Wickedly funny, this is one class production you can't afford to skip.

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    12 Sep 2023 - 16 Sep 2023

    Following two smash hit London seasons and the WhatsOnStage award for BEST NEW MUSICAL, Heathers the Musical is back!

    Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals

    A spectacular line-up of not just one, not two, but 10 of the world’s best professional dancers will be hitting the road in 2023

    Blackpool Opera House

    11 May 2023

    A spectacular line-up of not just one, not two, but 10 of the world’s best professional dancers will be hitting the road next year for the 2023 official Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals UK Tour.

    Shrek The Musical

    The smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    12 Dec 2023 - 30 Dec 2023

    Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit Shrek the Musical is a fun filled and hilarious musical comedy with a cast of vibrant characters and a ‘shrek-tackular’ score.

    The Commitments

    A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    1 May 2023 - 6 May 2023

    The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK...

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie


    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    21 Nov 2023 - 25 Nov 2023

    Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios...

    Mamma Mia! UK Tour

    Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

    Winter Gardens Blackpool

    21 Mar 2023 - 1 Apr 2023

    Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love,...
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