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What's on at the Winter Gardens

There's a great variety of shows, events and entertainment for all the family at Blackpool Winter Gardens. Read on to find out what's coming in the following months.

You can find more details for all of the events at the Winter Gardens in the Events Calendar at this link.

Last Chance to See Illuminasia...

There's bad news and good news about Illuminasia - the indoor Illuminations attraction inside the Winter Gardens.

Illuminasia at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The BAD news...

..is that it's closing at the end of November and will be dismantled to make space for who knows what....

So if you haven't seen this indoor, illuminated wonderland, now is your final chance!

BUY TICKETS TO ILLUMINASIA HERE

Illuminasia at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The GOOD news...

..is that if you would like a souvenir from the attraction you can fill your boots!

Remember: everything is larger than life and if you want anything you will have to collect it yourself and transport it away from Olympia at the Winter Gardens.

Exhibits won't be available to remove until Illuminasia is closed at the end of the season. Arrangements to be made with staff at Illuminasia directly, closer to the time of the exhibition finishing.

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NEW SHOWS FOR 2018

There's an exciting line-up at Blackpool Winter Gardens for 2018. Upcoming shows are all in date order on this page, so read on for details of...

February - 'The Classic Rock Show' and 'This is Elvis'

March - 'Brendan Cole: All Night Long' and 'Remembering Fred'

May - Shrek the Musical

June - Kay Mellor's 'Fat Friends - the Musical' and 'Beautiful - the Carole King Musical'

July - Titanic - the Musical

August - 'The Play that Goes Wrong'

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Cabaret

Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 October, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

WILL YOUNG and Louise REDKNAPP lead the cast in Rufus Norris' acclaimed production of Kander and Ebb's Musical Masterpiece

Cabaret at Blackpool Winter Gardens with Will Young and Louise Redknapp

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris’ multi-award winning production of CABARET.

Cabaret will embark on a UK tour this autumn, visiting the Opera House Blackpool from Tuesday 3 until Saturday 7 October 2017.

Ever since winning the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2001, WILL YOUNG has been one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists. He holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history, and has enjoyed a phenomenal career in music with 4 number 1 albums, as well as acting alongside Dame Judi Dench in the film Mrs Henderson Presents. Will made his West End debut in Cabaret and will be reprising his award winning performance.

LOUISE REDKNAPP rose to fame as a member of the girl group Eternal. She left the band to carve out a successful solo career achieving an impressive twelve Top 20 singles, including the hits Naked and Stuck in the Middle and selling over 5 million records with 5 albums. Since then she has rarely left our television screens and most recently wowed the nation with her dancing skills finishing ‘runner up’ in the 2016 series of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

CABARET features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including ‘Money Makes The World Go Round’, ‘Two Ladies’ ‘Maybe This Time’ and of course ‘Cabaret’. The production turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a sassy, sizzling haven of decadence, and at its dark heart is the legendary and notorious Emcee, who performs nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Oscar winner Joel Grey, CABARET has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards including 8 Oscar’s, 7 BAFTA’s and 13 Tony’s. Norris’ production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs and has picked up 2 Olivier Awards.

Rufus Norris is Director of the National Theatre and a multi-award winning theatre and opera director. For the National Theatre, he has directed The Threepenny Opera, wonder.land, Everyman, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Amen Corner, Table, London Road (Critics Circle Award), Death and the King's Horseman, Market Boy. Other theatre includes Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Les Liasons Dangerouses (Broadway – five Tony Award nominations), Festen (West End and Broadway) The Country Girl (Apollo) and Afore Night Came at the Young Vic (Evening Standard Award). Film credits include London Road and Broken.

Choreography is by the Olivier Award-winning Javier De Frutos. In 1990, he formed The Javier De Frutos Dance Company. His work includes The Hypochondriac Bird and Affliction of Loneliness. Recently he joined forces with Sadler’s Wells and The Pet Shop Boys to create a brand new dance work based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Most Incredible Thing.

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Record Fair

Sunday 8 October from 12 noon

Record Fair at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Premier Record and CD fairs makes a welcome return to The Winter Gardens this Easter after a six year absence. The creation of the Derham Lounge provided an ideal space to re-establish this once iconic fair that was first held in The Olympia in 2001. The resurgence of interest in vinyl has increased substantially over the last 12 months with all age groups, particularly students, becoming keen collectors and visiting record fairs, many for the first time. In 2016 the sales of vinyl records overtook that of digital downloads for the first time in the history of the music industry. Traders from all over the UK will be attending the first event which will be held on 17th April (B.H. Monday). All genres of music will be on sale and traders will be looking to buy any items the public have for sale as well as sell

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Our House

Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Our House at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Britains Got Talent winning actor and dancer George Sampson completes the full cast of OUR HOUSE 

A full house for OUR HOUSE has been announced, with street dancing sensation George Sampson confirmed to join the UK Tour of the Olivier Award-winning musical. Having won the second season of Britain's Got Talent with his interpretation of Singing in the Rain, George has gone on to star in major films (Street Dance 2 and Street Dance 3D) and regular roles in Emmerdale (ITV), Waterloo Road (BBC), and Mount Pleasant (Sky). Playing the role of local bad boy Reecey, George joins previously announced cast members Deena Payne (Kath Casey), Jason Kajdi (Joe Casey) and Sophie Matthew (Sarah).

On the night of his 16th birthday, Joe Casey takes the girl of his dreams, Sarah, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, Joe breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street. When the police turn up, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart as the story splits in two: one which sees Joe stay to face the music, and the other which sees him flee and leave Sarah to run from the police. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever.

George Sampson found his passion for performing by busking on the streets of Manchester at the age of twelve. After being spotted as an exceptional talent and encouraged to audition for Britain's Got Talent, he rose to fame at the age of fourteen after winning the programme’s second series in 2008 with his interpretation of Singing in the Rain. Following the success of the show, he made his stage debut in the West End hip-hop musical Into the Hoods

George also starred as Eddie in the feature films Street Dance 3D and Street Dance 2, where he found his love for acting. He then went on to star in three series of the award-winning BBC drama Waterloo Road, playing bad boy Kyle Stack. Having discovered a talent for acting work, George began working on Mount Pleasant (Sky) playing the role of Gary, and also in Emmerdale (ITV) as troublemaker, Ryan.

OUR HOUSE was first staged at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End from October 2002 to August 2003 and won the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. This tour will be directed by Immersion Theatre’s James Tobias and choreographed by the resident choreographer of Matilda The Musical, Fabian Aloise.

Our House opens at the Opera House Blackpool on Monday 9 October until Saturday 14 October, tickets are now available from £15.00 online and the box office which is open daily (please mention you saw it here!)

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John Bishop: Winging It

Sunday 15 October and Sunday 26 November at 7pm

John Bishop at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here with a brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017!

It will have been 3 years since his last tour and WINGING IT is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet. John is very much looking forward to this new adventure and can’t wait to be back on the road again.

John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1). More recently his new series ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names. John is also a regular on ‘A League of their Own’ (Sky1) as well as a host of The Royal Varity Performance.

TICKET LINK FOR 15 Oct 

TICKET LINK FOR 26 Nov 

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Cilla the Musical

Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 October at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Cilla the Musical at Blackpool Winter Gardens

CILLA – THE MUSICAL is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope.

It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time.

It’s an introduction by a young John Lennon to music mogul Brian Epstein that changes Pricilla White’s life forever. By the age of just 25 she would be known as singer and TV Star Cilla Black, Number One selling artist and at the fore-front of the Brit-Pop music scene.

The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the 60’s including Cilla’s greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, Twist and Shout by the Beatles, California Dreamin by The Mamas and The Papas’ and many more.

DIRECTED BY BILL KENWRIGHT AND BOB TOMSON EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ROBERT WILLIS

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Flashdance

Monday 23 October to Sat 4 November, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Flashdance at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits “Maniac”, “Manhunt”, “Gloria”, “I Love Rock & Roll” and the award winning title track “Flashdance – What a Feeling”.

Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors – and Runaway Entertainmant – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL is not to be missed!

Take your passion and make it happen!

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all odds. Flashdance proved a hit with audiences, and remained in the Top 10 Box Office in the States for 15 weeks after release. The original score also proved hugely popular, with the soundtrack album selling 700,000 copies within two weeks of release. The platinum selling hit title track “Flashdance – What A Feeling” won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1983, with the soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL is produced by Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment.

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Robert Wolfe at the Mighty Wurlitzer

Wednesday 8 November at 2pm

Robert Wolfe at the Wurlitzer, Blackpool Winter Gardens

World renowned resident organist of the Thursford collection, Robert Wolfe, returns to the Opera Houses historic Mighty Wurlitzer for an afternoon of musical entertainment.

Robert’s music is often heard on BBC Radio 2 and he has been featured on TV on numerous occasions. Highlights of these broadcasts include playing live for The National Lottery, with an audience of around 20 million people hearing the magnificent sounds of the Wurlitzer organ at Thursford. He also recently surpassed 1 million views on YouTube.
Robert has come to be known locally, nationally and internationally. From early spring to late autumn, seven days a week, Robert draws large crowds who delight in his warm personality and his unique musical combination of meticulous accuracy and interpretative sensitivity. During the winter months he performs concerts not only around the UK, but the USA & Canada

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Sixties Gold

Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm

Sixties Gold at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Gerry and The Pacemakers – on their farewell tour The Searchers Brian Poole and The Tremeloes Steve Ellis Vanity Fare Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.

This will be Gerry and The Pacemakers’ farewell tour, so don’t miss the chance to experience this record breaking Merseybeat band. They were the second Liverpool group to chart, after The Beatles, but the first to reach No. 1 and the first act ever to top the chart with their first three singles. Also from Liverpool, where it all started, and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers’ first single went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts and sales in excess of 50 million.

Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, featuring original members Brian Poole, Chip Hawkes and Dave Munden, the band that broke the Liverpool stranglehold and went on to have 21 hits that spent over 220 weeks in the UK charts. Steve Ellis, the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 Everlasting Love.

Finally, Vanity Fare, scored with three top 20 hits in the late sixties, including their catchy ‘Hitchin’ A Ride. Relive the 1960s with five of the biggest chart acts of the decade.

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Festive Flower and Food Show

9 to 11 November 2017

Festive Flower and Food Show at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Returning to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from 9 to 11 November 2017, the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies celebrates the festive season with flowers and food in all its many aspects.

See over 300 competitive floral designs showcasing the creative talents of NAFAS and enjoy daily demonstrations in the Design and Taste Theatres. Christmas is a time for celebration and what better way to start the festive season than with a trip to the Festive Flower and Food Show.

Gifts and Goodies
With our hand-picked exhibitors, you are guaranteed to discover beautiful and original products, from handmade jewellery to the prefect metal stand for your next creative design.

Competition Zone
The showcase for the wonderful talent of the members from the Association. Who will get the Best in Show prize or one of the many awards? All will be revealed over the duration of the show.

New for 2017 Craft Zone
Celebrating the wonderful talents of our competitive exhibitors as well as some unique craft retailers providing the perfect opportunity for Christmas gifts. A series of workshops will also take place throughout the Show.

NAFAS Designer of the Year Competition
The live competition returns with the competitors from the 21 areas of NAFAS competing for the coveted title of Designer of the Year 2017. Each day competitors are eliminated and there will be some surprises planned throughout the competition. The theme is ‘Pantomime’ so come and discover the goodies, baddies and the dames!

Taste Zone
With more cookery demonstrations than ever in our new improved area, let our experts help with advice on the perfect canape to tips for the perfect turkey. We’ve brought together some of the UK’s most exciting food producers for you to meet, sample their wares and then watch them use the finest ingredients to cook up delicious samples for you to try.

Floral Catwalk Show
Sit back for an hour and enjoy a selection of floral collections from some remarkable designers as they take to the catwalk. With hats, headdresses, jewellery, and floral frocks being put under the spotlight to create a moment of high fantasy fashion. This event is not to be missed.

Floral Dinner
Enjoy a dinner with friends on Friday night in the surroundings of the unique Spanish Hall. It promises to be fill of surprises and will be hosted by someone you may recognise from the television. Gorgeous food and entertainment in an atmosphere of celebrating all this festively floral. Join us for a very special evening.

Afternoon Tea
NAFAS afternoon tea in the Renaissance Room

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Bananarama

Monday 13 November at 7.30pm

Bananarama at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The girl group that defined the 80s are back to their original, record-breaking line up for a tour this November in the UK. This will be the only time they tour in the original line up.

This will be the first time Sara, Keren and Siobhan have ever toured together. The 15 date tour will kick off on 12th November with a Blackpool show on 13th November. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 26th April at 9am.

“Keren and I have toured as a duo for years, but we never toured or played live with Siobhan,” explains Sara. “We’ve been talking about this idea for a while and now the moment has finally arrived it’s incredibly exciting! Lots of fans have often asked ‘please just do one tour with Siobhan,’ so now their wishes have come true.”

“We’ll be performing all the hits and some surprises too, I really can’t wait it’s gonna be an amazing party every night!” says Keren

“These were my formative years,” adds Siobhan. “I never thought it would happen again. It’s like going back down the road to find a piece of myself that I left back then. The older I get, the more I realise it was pretty magical.”

Since their unforgettable last performance as a trio on The Brits in 1988, Keren and Sara have continued as Bananarama, releasing records and touring to global audiences. Siobhan went on to have hit singles and albums around the world as part of Shakespears Sister before becoming a solo artist.

Bananarama made it into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female group of all time on account of the fact they’d had more hit singles than any other girl band ever. To date they have had 30 chart hits. They hit the top of charts around the world. In the US, Venus became their first #1 single on the Billboard chart. Their combined record sales were over 40 million.

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Schools Festival of Dance

Thursday 16 November at 6.30pm

Schools Festival of Dance

The Blackpool Schools Dance Festival is now in its 19th Year. Beginning as a small festival hosted by Bispham High School, the festival has now grown into a huge spectacle with 28 schools taking part in this year’s event. Which is returning to Blackpool Opera House. The children aged from 5 to 18 will amaze you with their performances. Although many of the children have little dance experience their pieces could easily be mistaken for professional productions

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Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Friday 17 November at 8pm

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.

Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

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Collabro Home

Saturday 18 November at 7pm

Collabro Home

Following a huge UK sold out tour this year, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro have today announced dates for their third nationwide tour.

Collabro are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. They met in 2014 above a pub in London for their first rehearsal and only a month later went on to rouse the whole of the Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of Stars in their first audition for Britain’s Got Talent. Having won their semi-final heat with over 63% of the votes, they then won the overall competition with one of the biggest majorities ever and subsequently signed to Simon Cowell’s label Syco, becoming label mates with the likes of One Direction, Little Mix, Susan Boyle and Il Divo.

In the two years since the competition, Collabro have released a number one debut album “Stars”, and their follow up album “Act Two” peaked at number two in the charts in the summer of 2015. They have performed at the Royal Variety Performance, twice on Britain’s Got Talent including the ten-year grand final compilation of past contestants, and have become enormously successful internationally. Notably, they have performed for over 30 million people in Japan on Music Station on two separate occasions, completing a tour and winning a gold disc award for top international artist alongside Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor.

They have also completed two tours of America alongside with a major record deal stateside. Collabro, now made up of Jamie Lambert, Michael Auger, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave, have already performed to 7 million people on Soccer aid 2016 to critical appraise and excellent reviews as a four piece.

Excited for the future the band are looking forward to releasing their third album ‘HOME’ in early 2017 and will be embarking on tours of Canada, Japan and America before their heading back to the UK for their major tour next winter.

Collabro VIP pre-show Priority entry Photo opportunity with Collabro Best seats in the first X rows for the evenings concert Signed photo Exclusive VIP gift Collectable laminate Package Price £99

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Christmas Tree Festival

Thu 23 to Sun 26 November - opens 11am

Christmas Tree Festival Blackpool Winter Gardens

Our popular annual event is being extended this year to include more opportunities for schools and the public to enjoy the uniquely decorated trees and themed activities. How to enter a tree into the competition and more details will be announced soon. Contact us by e-mail if you’d like further information.

Entry to the festival between 11:00am & 4:00pm
Entry is £1.50 per adult, children under 12 go free

Santa will be in his grotto on the Saturday & Sunday

For more information please email: info@wintergardenstrust.org.uk or call 01253 318948

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The Kooks - SOLD OUT

Thursday 30 November at 7pm

The Kooks

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King of Pop

Friday 1 December at 7.30pm

King of Pop at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show whos star performer ‘Navi’ once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

King Of Pop – The Legend Continues is currently on tour in the UK and is taking British theatres by storm. The superb production stars the world’s No.1 MJ impersonator ‘Navi’ who was actually invited to perform at two of Michael Jackson’s birthday parties in LA and New York. Michael not only applauded Navi but also gave him a standing ovation and invited the impersonator to spend a day at his home ‘Neverland’. The pair remained close and due to Navi’s uncanny resemblance to the star, he was often hired by Michael to act as a decoy to distract mobs of fans and press. Navi has since continued to work at the highest level performing in a whopping 57 different countries and is now back in the UK for a national theatre tour.

Along with his incredible live band and dancers, Navi brilliantly recreates all the magical classics from the early Jackson 5 songs to mega-hits such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal in a show the whole family will enjoy.

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The Big Benidorm Reunion

Saturday 2 December at 7.30pm

Big Benidorm Reunion at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The stars of Benidorm’s club scene unite once again in Blackpool at the Empress Ballroom on December 2nd for a fabulous night of entertainment hosted by Gareth Fulton. Tributes to Meatloaf, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and the Commitments together with the amazing Pablo Bloom and Ruby Rocks with the vocal talents of Lizzy G and Tony Vincent will make it a night to remember and the after show party will feature Headline act Rue and the Rockets. A great night to celebrate your Xmas party night with a full bar service throughout the evening.

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Killer Queen

Friday 8 December at 7pm

Killer Queen at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty.

Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow and in 2016 their first tour of USA, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live.

Fronted by Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, ‘Time Out’ described Patrick’s resemblance to Freddie Mercury as “Spooky,” his uncanny likeness was further proven when he recorded a number one hit single singing as Freddie Mercury on Fat Boy Slim’s record ‘The Real Life!’

This quality, combined with a powerful 3 1/2 octave tenor range, expert musicianship and dynamic stage presence, has captivated audiences the world over.

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Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

Saturday 16 December to Sunday 7 January - shows at various times (not Mondays)

Peter Pan at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The sky’s the limit this Christmas as, with a sprinkling of fairy dust, Blackpool Opera House takes you on a magical journey to Neverland in a sensational, swashbuckling adventure from Saturday 16 December to Sunday 07 January.

TV star Jennifer Ellison will lead the cast of swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan (16 Dec – 07 Jan) as Captain Hook alongside X Factor’s Jake Quickenden in the title role. They will be joined on stage by Radio Wave’s Breakfast Show fave Scott Gallagher as hapless sidekick Smee.

Join the boy who never grew up, Wendy, John and Michael as they take on the villainous Captain Hook and his band of merry pirates in the battle for Neverland in a spectacular show for all the family. With a feisty fairy and a band of lost boys on their side will it be enough to stop the evil Hook? You’ll have to come along to find out.

Peter Pan is produced by the award-winning Selladoor Family, leading producer of mid and large-scale family productions including The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, James and the Giant Peach, Guess How Much I Love You and The Broons.10PLUS

Tickets start at just £10 so treat your family this festive season to an awfully big adventure! Hook your tickets now at www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk and if you book before the 19th September you’ll be entered into a free prize draw to win a trip to Disneyland Paris (T&C’s apply) from our friends at National Holidays.

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NYE Family Party

Sunday 31 December 2017 at 7pm

New Years Eve Family Party at Blackpool Winter Gardens

It’s time to celebrate 2017 and welcome 2018 in style in the stunning Empress Ballroom at our annual New Years Eve Family Party.

The party starts from 7pm with guaranteed fun for all ages including a Children’s entertainer who’ll ensure your kids are entertained until the clock strikes 12, whilst you dance the night away to the sensational Eddy Popescu as Elvis , who’s guaranteed to kick the new year off in style.

The New Years Eve Family party also features face painting, a bouncy castle with bars open until 1am and a family friendly menu available till late.

Great for Groups! – Party Packages are available for just £250 for a party of 10

Reserved seating on the Balcony for 10 people and includes;
2 x bottles of House Wine
2 x Buffet Platters
6 x Soft Drinks

Have the best New Year with your family and Blackpool’s biggest and best New Years Eve Family Event with the Winter Gardens Blackpool.

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The BIG Blackpool New Year's Eve Soul Party

Sunday 31 December from 9pm

New Years Eve Soul Party at Blackpool Winter Gardens

A fabulous two-room event , bringing in the New Year with a top DJ line up and the best in Northern Soul and Motown, and Modern Soul anthems!

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SHOWS AT BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS IN 2018

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The Classic Rock Show 2018

Saturday 3 February at 7pm

Classic Rock Show at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment presents The Classic Rock Show, ‘Guitar Greats – World Tour 2018′. Celebrating the World’s Greatest Guitarists

‘The classic rock fan’s ultimate live juke box!’

As testimony to the ever increasing popularity of Classic Rock music, the critically acclaimed live show ‘The Classic Rock Show’, returns to the UK in January and February 2018 to bring us, ‘Guitar Greats – World Tour 2018’, an amazing new live production, celebrating the world’s greatest guitarists.

Paying tribute to many of the world’s all time guitar greats, The Classic Rock Show’s world class musicians power through Classic Rock’s finest moments, celebrating legendary performances by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Walter Becker (Steely Dan) , Eric Clapton, Angus Young (AC/DC), Brian May (Queen), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Paul Kossoff (Free), Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) and Pete Townsend (The Who) plus many more.

Performed with note-for-note precision, bringing the original iconic and era defining recordings back to life on stage, with a sound and light show to match.

Anthem after anthem, riff after riff, solo after solo – ‘The Classic Rock Show’ takes you on a musical journey through two and a half hours of foot-stomping fun, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.

A gem of a rock show – sore throat guaranteed!

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This is Elvis

5 - 10 February, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

This is Elvis - Blackpool Winter Gardens

It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the fist live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’.

Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! This production celebrates 50 years since the TV phenomenon and is testament that his songs live on and the King still rules!

THIS IS ELVIS recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with The King to his Vegas debut.

Featuring Elvis’s greatest hits including… Trouble, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock, Once Night, It’s Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Can’t Help Falling In Love, In The Ghetto, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy, Just Can’t Help Believing and many more…

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Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Thursday 1 March at 7.30pm

Brendan Cole: All Night Long at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long.

Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. From tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot to breath-taking Waltz – and with a few surprises in store – this is no ordinary dance show.

Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party!

“One of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen! Creative, unique… You will be missing out if you do not see this show.” Callum O’Brien, Norwich Eye

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Remembering Fred

Saturday 31 March at 7.30pm

Remembering Fred at Blackpool Winter Gardens

On the eve of the UK tour for Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara’s new theatre show ‘Remembering Fred’, the pair have confirmed an even bigger UK tour for 2018 due to popular demand.

Already set to be one of 2017’s most popular theatre tours, Remembering Fred – which begins this Friday (7th April) at The Blackpool Opera House, taking in dates across the UK until 3rd June – is an evening of song and dance celebrating the legacy of Hollywood icon Fred Astaire.

Backed by a full supporting cast of dancers, live band and singers, the 2018 Remembering Fred tour will feature new songs, new dances and a new look.

Aljaz and Janette commented: “We are so thrilled that there is a demand for another tour. We have loved working hard preparing for this year, so to be able to go it again for 2018 is incredible.”

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Shrek the Musical 

Tuesday 15 to Sunday 27 May 2018, shows at 7.30pm and 2.30pm

Shrek the Musical at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Shrek The Musical comes to the Winter Gardens Blackpool from Tuesday 15 May 2018 – Sunday 27 May 2018.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Cast includes Steffan Harri as ‘Shrek’,’ Marcus Ayton as ‘Donkey’ and Samuel Holmes as ‘Lord Farquaad’. Nigel harman returns as director for the hit production.

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Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical

Tuesday 29 May to Saturday 2 June 2018, shows at 7.30pm and 2.30pm

Fat Friends at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the Opera House stage in a brand new musical from Tuesday 29 May – Saturday 2 June, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.

Join the infamous group of T.V's most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams.

With a star cast including West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey, Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is set to be a HUGE hit!

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Tuesday 19 June to Saturday 23 June 2018, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical

Beautiful - the Carol King Musical - is heading to Blackpool’s Opera House from Monday 18th June – Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce the national tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning show.

Bronté Barbé will play ‘Carole King’ in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Bronté will be joined by Kane Oliver Parry as King’s husband and song-writing partner ‘Gerry Goffin’, Amy Ellen Richardson as song-writer ‘Cynthia Weil’, Matthew Gonsalves as song-writer ‘Barry Mann’, Carol Royle as King’s mother ‘Genie Klein’ and Adam Howden as music publisher and producer ‘Donnie Kirshner’. At certain performances, ‘Carole King’ will be played by Leigh Lothian.

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, Locomotion. The show also includes the Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann hit songs You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, On Broadway and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

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Titanic - the Musical

Monday 9 to Saturday 14 July 2018, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

Titanic the Musical at Blackpool Winter Gardens

July welcomes the harrowing retelling of real life stories from the world’s most legendary ship in Titanic the Musical. In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

Opening at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in April 2018, in the same city and same month in which the RMS Titanic set sail, the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning production will head to Blackpool from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th July 2018.

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The Play that Goes Wrong

Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 August 2018, shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm

The Play that Goes Wrong - at Blackpool Winter Gardens

The Olivier Award Winning, West End Smash Hit Comedy 'The Play that Goes Wrong' is coming to the Opera House at Blackpool Winter Gardens, from Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 August 2018.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields , The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring. The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

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The Play That Goes Wrong Joins This Is Elvis, Shrek The Musical, Beautiful The Carole King Musical and Titanic the Musical which have already been announced for the 2018 with further announcements yet to be made.

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MOREINFORMATION

Something for Everyone at the Winter Gardens

This huge and magnificent building has 11 main separate spaces over two floors.

The Winter Gardens Blackpool

The variety of events the Winter Gardens has to offer means there's always something on offer for locals and visitors to the resort.

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The Opera House

New, upcoming bands have played in the Opera House including the like of Little Mix, along with old favourites such as Jane McDonald and Daniel O'Donnell who continue to return and some of the world's best bands including Canada's Arcade Fire - who selected the Winter Gardens as only one of three venues to play in the UK. 

See Mamma Mia! at the Winter Gardens Blackpool

Throughout the summer of 2014, the West End smash hit Mamma Mia! played a summer season here in Blackpool at the Winter Gardens.

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The Empress Ballroom

The magnificent Empress Ballroom is just as comfortable staging the World Dance Championships each year as it is hosting some of the world's best rock and pop acts in concert. 

The Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens

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Heritage Tours

Find out about this magnificent building with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Winter Gardens

Heritage Tour of Blackpool Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens is an incredible building with a long history. It first opened on 11 July 1878 and since then has grown and developed as an entertainment complex which mirrors the growth of the seaside town of Blackpool. 

Right in the centre of the complex, in what is now the coffee shop, still stands the original building of the site around which the whole of the Winter Gardens has been built.

You can find out more about the History of the Winter Gardens here

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A Perfect Venue for your Event

The Winter Gardens offers a wide variety of venues for events ranging from small private business lunches to large scale conferences. You can also hold your wedding at the Winter Gardens. What could be better than a reception or banquet in the newly refurbished Derham Room? (pictured below).

Derham Room at the Winter Gardens

The main rooms include the 2,900 capacity Opera House (the largest theatre stage outside London), the grand Empress Ballroom with a capacity of 3,250 people for concerts, and the 2,600 sq metre Olympia Exhibition Hall. 

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Winter Gardens Wins Share of £3m Restoration Funding

Blackpool Winter Gardens has won £50,000 funding from the Government to help restore the historic Pavilion Theatre.

Pavilion Theatre inside Blackpool Winter Gardens

The 137-year-old theatre was placed on the Theatre’s Trust’s ‘At Risk’ register in 2014 – an indication of the vital need for investment to protect the venue’s long-term future.

Communities Minister Brandon Lewis today announced the Pavilion Theatre – part of the world famous Grade II* Winter Gardens building – is among 77 projects across Great Britain to receive a share of £3 million coastal revival funding.

The £50,000 granted to Blackpool Winter Gardens will be used to restore the walls of the Pavilion Theatre which is the proposed location for the Blackpool Museum.

Created as a concert hall in 1878, the Pavilion was converted to a theatre in 1889. A major re-building took place in 1897, resulting in a splendidly opulent apsidal-ended music hall.

The beautiful plasterwork, designed by J M Boekbinder, was completed in 1904. In the 1920s it became a picture palace and by the 1950s was used for summer shows. Household names such as Morecambe & Wise and Tommy Cooper performed there.

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Winter Gardens Awarded WorldHost Business Status

Blackpool Winter Gardens is being celebrated for putting customers first as it is awarded WorldHost Recognised Business status.

Michael Williams Winter Gardens Blackpool

The venue has become the latest organisation in the UK to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service, after being awarded WorldHost Recognised Business status.

WorldHost is a world-class customer service training programme that has already been used to train almost 150,000 people in the UK, including tens of thousands of staff and volunteers for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The status is awarded to businesses that have trained 50% or more of their front line staff using any of the WorldHost training programmes and signed a commitment to delivering excellent customer service.

The Winter Gardens is one of the founding members of the Blackpool Tourism Academy, a consortium of key leisure attractions within the UK's premier seaside resort dedicated to boosting the skills of their workforce. With the assistance of funding from the Government's Employer Ownership Pilot, a range of training is being delivered to equip the workforce with skills which will not only enhance their personal abilities but also add value to the businesses in which they work.

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Look Inside the Winter Gardens...

On a dark November afternoon, the Winter Gardens threw open their doors with a warm welcome to industry guests, to showcase the best that this wonderful attraction has to offer, showing off the Empress Ballroom, the newly refurbished Derham Room laid out for a banquet, the Empress Grill with fabulous catering which really looked too good to eat. Come take a look at what we saw...

Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens Blackpool
The magnificent Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens Blackpool, getting ready for a ball!

The Derham Room at the Winter gardens, set for a banquet
The Derham Room at the Winter Gardens, set for a banquet 

The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens
The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens...

The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens
The Empress Grill at the Winter Gardens, dine in style!

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Blackpool Dance Festival Announces International Expansion

More than 90 years after its original inception the world renowned Blackpool Dance Festival launched its first overseas event which saw it expand into China.

Blackpool Dance Festival

Working in partnership with International Special Attractions (ISA) the Blackpool Dance Festival will promote and be responsible for a brand new festival almost 6,000 miles away in Shanghai.

The event’s global expansion is part of an on-going relationship with ISA, the creators and investors behind Illuminasia which opened in April 2014 at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. Illuminasia has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since opening and recently announced a three year extension in the resort.

Based in Shanghai, ISA will work with the team in Blackpool on the organisation, branding and management of the prestigious dance event which will be promoted under the name Blackpool Dance Festival (China).

Blackpool Dance Festival

The first ever overseas Blackpool Dance Festival was held at the Grand Stage, Shanghai, China from 19th – 23rd August 2016, with the annual May Festival continuing to take place at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.



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