Blackpool Visitor Guide


WINTER GARDENS 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU 01253 625252
This large entertainment complex is in a Grade II listed building that was opened in 1878. It offers a variety of venues for events ranging from business lunches to exhibitions and conferences. On the ground floor is The Empress Ballroom, The Arena, The Opera House, The Pavilion Theatre & Horseshoe, The Olympia, The Floral Hall, The Theatre Bar and The Galleon Bar. On the first floor there is The Spanish Hall and The Windsor Bar, The Baronial Hall and The Renaissance Room.

GRAND THEATRE 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT 01253 290190
Possibly the best-known and oldest theatre in the town. The Grand Theatre which was built in 1894. Since 2006 it has also been known as the National Theatre of Variety. The theatre during it's glory years thrived producing many shows to generations of visitors to Blackpool. During the 1960's theatres across Britain were struggling to survive. The theatre struggled and the end seemed only a matter of time. In 1972 permission was sought to demolish the building but a public enquiry was required due to the theatre being given Grade II listed status. The theatre was saved due to the hard work of The Friends Of The Grand who worked tirelessly to ensure the theatre thrived to what it is today.

SANDS VENUE, THE Palatine Buildings, Promenade, Blackpool FY1 4TQ 01253 625262
The Sands Venue offers first class live entertainment and fine cuisine. Located on Blackpool Promenade, close to Blackpool Tower. The venue recreates the feel of the forties and fifties with starlit ceiling, candlelit tables and stylish décor. The entertainment is varied with first class tribute bands and many other featured evenings. There is a Champagne Bar and a restaurant on the top floor that gives magnificent sea views. On the ground floor there is a licensed Deli-Bistro.

BLACKPOOL TOWER Blackpool's most iconic tourist attraction was opened to the public on May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower" Eiffel Tower it rises to over 518 feet. It is home to five major Blackpool attractions, The Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Cinema Experience, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, The Blackpool Tower Circus and Jungle Jim’s an indoor soft play centre for children.

VIVA BLACKPOOL 3 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HH 01253 297297
The Cabaret Theatre holds up to 600 people and houses the majority of shows and events. It boasts a large stage and is suitable for ceremonies, private parties, large functions, fashion shows and more. The Round Room is suitable for smaller events up to 120 people and there is a small stage. It is also the home the Comedy Station Comedy Club‘ which hosts weekly shows throughout the year.

HORSESHOE SHOWBAR Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool England FY4 1EZ 0871 222 2121
The Horseshoe is a ground-floor venue in the Pleasure Beach´s White Tower Building at the north end of the Pleasure Beach. It offers the latest sound and lighting equipment plus an elevating stage which, when lowered, transforms into a dance floor.

NORTH PIER Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1NE 01253 623304
The North Pier opened in May 1863 and there were additions and extensions in 1866 and 1869 which brought the length of the pier to 1410 feet. The pier is an historical venue that, although proud of its heritage is constantly changing to provide a safe and value for money experience for all. North Pier is proud to offer shows and events throughout the year. Whether it is family entertainment in the Carousel Family Bar, special events in the Sun Lounge or an evening of entertainment in the Merrie England Showbar there is something for everyone on the Pier.

CENTRAL PIER The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5BB 01253 6234222
The pier was opened to the public in 1868 and in 1878 the pier was given a new central toll-house at its entrance with turnstiles at either side. The old wooden jetty was replaced with a 400ft long iron pier extension. The Funhouse Family Bar presents live entertainment for Bank Holidays and the Summer and for the Summer evenings the must-see show Stars In Concert.

BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH ARENA Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 1EZ 0871 222 2121
The Arena is a unique and versatile complex, ideal for conferences, product launches and presentations, as well as concerts, sporting events and theatrical events. It's ice floor may be covered when required. It offers the latest in sound and lighting systems and full technical support. There are three licensed bars and two cafés. The adjacent Arosa Rink is ideal for smaller parties and team building events.

THE PHILHARMONIC 68-70 Foxhall Road, Blackpool FY1 5BL 01253 625971
The venue has a newly refurbished concert room and an extensive entertainment programme throughout the year. In the summer there are numerous tributes shows which and the club has cabaret performance each weekend. A concert room is available for private functions and charity nights. Non members welcome.

LOWTHER PAVILION Lowther Terrace, Lytham St. Annes FY8 5QQ 01253 794221
The theatre was built in 1921 and serves the borough of Fylde and the surroundings as a professional and amateur stage. The 457 seater capacity venue is multi-faceted and can be used for a wide variety of events such as theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations, exhibitions and community events. It is situated within the idyllic grounds of Lowther Gardens on West Beach in Lytham and is operated as a Charitable Trust. Ample parking is offered within the grounds, operating on 'Pay and Display' between the hours of 09.00 and 18.00.

ODEON CINEMA Rigby Road, Blackpool FY1 5EP 0871 2244007
Odeon Blackpool is situated in Festival Park on Rigby Road. The cinema has 10 screens (Premier Seats). 2 ATMs which are located in the main foyer. Parking is available at the front of the cinema.

VUE CINEMA North Promenade, Thornton-Cleveleys FY5 1DB 0871 2240240
Eight screens, including our stunning digital 3D screen. VIP seats are always available for that real touch of luxury, while Over 18s screenings offer the chance to watch selected films in an adult-only environment. Catch Kids AM screenings here every Saturday and Sunday mornings.

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