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50% off for locals at The Blackpool Tower and Circus

50% off for locals at The Blackpool Tower and Circus

No trip to Blackpool is complete without exploring the magical world of The Blackpool Tower! Come inside and see what awaits you….

There’s a variety of passes available depending on what you want to see and how long you want to stay. All the ticket details are here.

Timelapse at the top of Blackpool Tower

The Blackpool Tower Celebrates 125 Glorious Years!

2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of The Blackpool Tower. Find out more about the beginnings and the history of this amazing building at this link.

Building Blackpool Tower in 1891
Building Blackpool Tower in 1891

**50% off for Local Residents**

Are you a local resident? DON’T FORGET you can pick up your FREE Resident Discount Card to save 50% on admission to SIX great Blackpool attractions – all year round! Includes:

  • The Blackpool Tower Eye
  • Dino Mini Golf
  • The Blackpool Tower Circus
  • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
  • The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Just take proof of your FY or PR postcode along with a passport sized photo, to either The Blackpool Tower or Madame Tussauds Blackpool to get your free personalised pass.

Visit The Blackpool Tower website for more details

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Experience The Blackpool Tower Ballroom in true style. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is known and celebrated throughout the world for both its stunning architecture and fantastic dance floor, making it the perfect place for Afternoon Tea.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

You can dance the day away to the sounds of the famous Wurlitzer organ amidst this stunning setting, or watch from the side lines as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in Blackpool. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor, relax at your table or spectate from up on the balconies, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is an experience you will never forget.

The Blackpool Tower Circus – Circus Carnival 2019!

Roll up, roll up! The new Circus show for 2019 opened at The Blackpool Tower from Saturday 6 April 2019. This year it’s a spectacular Bollywood-style celebration, and a feast for the senses!

The Blackpool Tower Circus Carnival - new season show for 2019
The Blackpool Tower Circus Carnival – new season show for 2019

Produced and directed by the legendary Endresz family, showcasing the very best of The Blackpool Tower Circus. There’s been a Circus at the Blackpool Tower since 1894. Mooky and Mr Boo with the Endresz family has wowed audiences and delighted families for over two decades!

With a whole host of incredible stunts, jaw-dropping feats and comedy capers, not mention the world-famous water-finale, The Blackpool Tower Circus is the perfect place to enjoy family fun!

The Blackpool Tower Circus Show Times

Be entertained and amazed at The Blackpool Tower Circus! Don’t forget to check out the Visit Fylde Coast Events Calendar for Circus show dates and more besides –

  • June – daily excluding Fridays (7, 14, 21 and 28). No shows on Mondays 3, 10 and 17
    Shows at 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 7pm on different days
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your tickets
  • July – daily excluding Fridays (5, 12, 19 and 26)
    Shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm and 7pm on different days
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your tickets
  • August – daily excluding Fridays (2, 9, 16 is wrestling, 23 and 30)
    Shows at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm on different days
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your tickets
  • September – every day except Fridays and Mondays (but there’s a 2.30pm show on Monday 2 Sept)
    Shows at 1, 2.30, 4 and 7pm on different days
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your ticket
  • October – every day except Fridays 4, 11 and 18 and Monday 7th
    Shows at 1, 2.30, 4 and 7pm on different days
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your ticket
  • November – shows on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3rd
    At 1, 2.30, 4 and 7pm over the two days
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your tickets

WHAT’S ON AT THE BLACKPOOL TOWER

More info and booking link here for all of the special events throughout the year at The Blackpool Tower. Plus, link to book tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

Spring into Summer Dance with Phil Hurst
Saturday 22nd June from 5.30pm – midnight

Spring into Summer Dance with Phil Hurst
Spring into Summer Dance with Phil Hurst

Social dance evenings featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing demonstration, plus music and Compere for the evening from Philip Hurst.

PLUS… we’ve maximised the dance floor

Due to popular demand we have now introduced allocated front and second row seating priced at £100 for a table of 4. All seating is ground floor – we do not use the balcony for this event.

More info and booking link here

Armed Forces Week Afternoon Tea Dance
26 June 2019 from 10am to 5pm

Armed Forces Week Afternoon Tea Dance
Armed Forces Week Afternoon Tea Dance
  • Entry £9.95pp,
  • Entry with Afternoon Tea £17pp for Armed Forces personnel

The famous Mighty Wurlitzer will be played at an Armed Forces themed afternoon tea dance in the magnificent surroundings of Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom.

At 14:00 the Blackpool Standards will march to welcome the Mayor of Blackpool who will be accompanied by Armed Forces Personnel.

Proof of being in the Armed Forces is required on the day to get the reduced price ticket.

More info and booking link here

Salsa in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Saturday 29 June from 8pm to 2.30am

Salsa in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Salsa in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom

4 The Love of Dance returns with an evening of dance lessons and social dancing in the beautiful world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Please note that admission is prohibited to guests under the age of 18.

More info and booking link here

Dirty Dancing Screening
Thursday 4 July from 7-10pm

Dirty Dancing Screening at Blackpool Tower
Dirty Dancing Screening at Blackpool Tower

Signal 2 are hosting an exclusive screening of Dirty Dancing in the spiritual home of UK dancing, the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 8pm. Don’t worry about having to grab food before heading to the venue, we will have food and drinks available!

The seating is unreserved – There are ground floor seats and balcony – Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £10 with a £1 Booking Fee. More info and booking link here

Blackburn Cathedral Superb Sing Together Concert in the Tower Ballroom
5 July 2019 from 3.40pm

Blackburn Cathedral Superb Sing Together Concert in the Tower Ballroom
Blackburn Cathedral Superb Sing Together Concert in the Tower Ballroom

Blackburn Cathedral’s superb Sing Together concert in the Tower Ballroom. This year featuring hundreds of wonderful school children from across Lancashire and Decibelles from Blackburn.

Amazing and uplifting singing to be enjoyed by all. Come and be entertained in the fabulous Ballroom and see what young people can do!

More info and booking link here

Motown’s 60th Anniversary Soul Night Out
Saturday 13th July from 8.30pm – 2.00 am

Motown's 60th Anniversary Soul Night Out
Motown’s 60th Anniversary Soul Night Out

Join us for 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.

Book your tickets now – £10 in advance, £13 on the door.

More info and booking link here

Philip Hurst Presents the Summer Dance 2019
Saturday 10 August 2019 from 5.30pm

Philip Hurst Presents: The Spring Dance 2019
Philip Hurst Presents

Social dance evenings featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing demonstration, plus music and Compere for the evening from Philip Hurst.

PLUS… we’ve maximised the dance floor. Tickets are limited for quality so we advise you to purchase tickets as far in advance as possible as it isn’t unusual for a dance to be sold out 6 months prior!

Dance includes:

  • 17.30 Dance Workshop
  • 19.30 – midnight Dancing (50/50 Ballroom & Latin / Sequence)
  • Amazing dance demonstration
  • All for just £19.50

More info and booking link here

An Evening of Dance
Saturday 7 September from 7-11pm

An Evening of Dance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
An Evening of Dance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom

With special Guests OLIVER HAND & ANASTASIYA LISITSINA

Current British Under 21yrs Ballroom Champions and our resident organist playing the world famous Wurlitzer throughout the night.

More info and booking link here

Burlesque Noir 2019
5 October 2019 at 7.30pm

Burlesque Noir 2019
Burlesque Noir 2019

Burlesque and Cabaret show held within the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Girls, boys, sideshow, strongmen, and lions from China. A whole host of beautiful treasures waiting to whisk you away for a night of decadent entertainment.

Headliners include the intoxicating Dirty Martini, fresh from tour with Dita von Teese and Inga all the way from Seattle US, and the reigning Miss Exotic World. This show is not to be missed!

More info and booking link here

Philip Hurst Presents the Autumn Dance 2019
Saturday 12 October 2019 from 5.30pm

Philip Hurst Presents: The Spring Dance 2019
Philip Hurst Presents

Social dance evenings featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing demonstration, plus music and Compere for the evening from Philip Hurst.

PLUS… we’ve maximised the dance floor. Tickets are limited for quality so we advise you to purchase tickets as far in advance as possible as it isn’t unusual for a dance to be sold out 6 months prior!

Dance includes:

  • 17.30 Dance Workshop
  • 19.30 – midnight Dancing (50/50 Ballroom & Latin / Sequence)
  • Amazing dance demonstration
  • All for just £19.50

More info and booking link here

Northern Soul Togetherness Weekender #13
8-10 November

Northern Soul Togetherness Weekender #13 at the Blackpool Tower
Northern Soul Togetherness Weekender #13 at the Blackpool Tower

3 days of Soul heaven in three rooms ! Northern Soul in the Ballroom, Modern Soul in the Circus, and alternative grooves in the soul walkway.

Now into the 13th year, this immense event 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!

Open from 8.30pm Friday. Times vary by room throughout until close at midnight on Sunday.

More info and booking link here

Northern Soul and Motown Christmas Party
Saturday 7 December from 8.30pm – 2am

Northern Soul and Motown Christmas Party at the Blackpool Tower
Northern Soul and Motown Christmas Party at the Blackpool Tower

Our annual 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!

More info and booking link here

Phil Hurst Twixmas Dance
27 December

Phil Hurst Twixmas Dance at the Blackpool Tower
Phil Hurst Twixmas Dance at the Blackpool Tower

Social dance evenings featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing demonstration, plus music and Compere for the evening from Philip Hurst.

PLUS… we’ve maximised the dance floor. Tickets are limited for quality so we advise you to purchase tickets as far in advance as possible as it isn’t unusual for a dance to be sold out 6 months prior!

Dance includes:

  • 17.30 Dance Workshop
  • 19.30 – midnight Dancing (50/50 Ballroom & Latin / Sequence)
  • Amazing dance demonstration
  • Tickets from £19.50

More info and booking link here

Dino Golf

Travel back in time and roar like a Dinosaur at The Blackpool Tower’s NEW for 2018 Dino Mini Golf attraction.

Play Dino Golf at Blackpool Tower
Play Dino Golf at Blackpool Tower

Join us for 9 holes of prehistoric fun for a truly Dino-Mite day out! Get in touch with our team to book in your ROAR-SOME adventure! Great for team building or for some just great old fashioned fun!

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Step back into the darkest of times and experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects for a thrilling and fun adventure that will leave your family screaming for more!

Dare you enter Blackpool Dungeon at Blackpool Tower? Photo © Jason Lock Photography
Dare you enter Blackpool Dungeon at Blackpool Tower? Photo © Jason Lock Photography

Scary true stories, ‘orrible actors and a thrilling ride! Join us in the depths of The Blackpool Tower Dungeon for 1,000 years of Lancashire’s history.

A uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the town’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the ‘bad old days’ as they come to life before you. Will you lose yourself in fear or in mirth? Whichever way, it’s not looking good for your underwear.

Experience a full cast of brilliant actors in ten shows backed with laughs and frights. You’ll pass through Lytham Priory, meet the Doctor and be judged in an unfair court. See and feel the effects of the plague, visit the torture chamber in Lancaster Castle, and meet the Vikings.

Plus a whole host of authentic sets, amazing special effects and an exciting drop ride. Together they make The Blackpool Tower Dungeon the best attraction for those who like a mix of fun and fear.

Take a trip through 1,000 years of Lancashire’s gruesome and funny history and experience the dark and mysterious past of the pool that is black…. The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is open 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day.

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

Jungle Jims

Jungle Jim’s closed its doors in April 2019. It’s going to be redeveloped into a multi-use, themed entertainment and event space.

Watch this space – we’ll keep you posted!

The Blackpool Tower Eye

Take a trip 380 ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower Eye and experience the thrilling SkyWalk. Take in the best views across the North West of England from the top of the iconic Tower.

The Blackpool Tower Eye Skywalk
The Blackpool Tower Eye Skywalk

Begin your journey to the top of the world famous Blackpool Tower with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema, and then let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Tower to life in front of your eyes.

Experience the thrilling SkyWalk, walk out if you dare onto the five centimetre thick glass floor to ceiling viewing platform where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade beneath you.

The stylish sky high Bar 380 offers a tranquil setting to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst taking in the best views in house.

See the North West of England spread out before you with views up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man from the top of The Tower.

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

Did you see – The Blackpool Tower Circus Parade!

Blackpool Tower Circus Parade July 2018, photo Kate Yates
Blackpool Tower Circus Parade July 2018, photo Kate Yates

On Thursday 12 July 2018, a procession of quirky characters and amazing performers from all over the world paraded along Blackpool Promenade. They were celebrating the rich history of Circus in Blackpool as part of the Circus250 celebrations.

Led by Mooky and Mr Boo, the parade included circus acts, performers, local schools and more. They made their way to the Comedy Carpet for a special Circus Performance.

Have a look at the full gallery of photos, taken by VFC Contributor Kate Yates

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