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Table Of Contents
  1. Blackpool Grand Theatre is BACK!
  2. NEWS… Pantomime 2022 now on sale at Blackpool Grand!
  3. What’s On at Blackpool Grand Theatre – in 2022 & beyond
  4. Blackpool is the home of entertainment
  5. While you’re here…

Blackpool Grand Theatre is BACK!

The Covid pandemic was an extremely difficult time for Blackpool Grand. The historic venue was closed for an unbelievable 536-days – with no live performances on its iconic stage nor local audiences in its beautiful auditorium.

But programming is returning to normal and there’s a fabulous selection of shows. The best way you can support Blackpool Grand Theatre to bounce back to full strength is to purchase a ticket and enjoy a great night out with family and friends!

Booking tickets has never been easier. Visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk. Call 01253 290 190 or pop-in to the Box Office to book.

NEWS… Pantomime 2022 now on sale at Blackpool Grand!

It’s never too early to book your seats for the next magical family pantomime! The spellbinding tale of Sleeping Beauty is now on sale. It’s coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre in 2022 – starring Grand panto favourite Steve Royle.

Sleeping Beauty - 2022 Panto at Blackpool Grand Theatre
Sleeping Beauty – 2022 Panto at Blackpool Grand Theatre

A beautiful Princess pricks her finger on a spindle wheel… it’s been cursed by the evil Carabosse at her 18th Birthday party. Can the Good Fairies magical spell break the curse? The Princess can only be awoken by true love’s kiss. Will she find her true love and live happily ever after?

The fabulous family pantomime at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is always a laugh-a-minute extravaganza! Enjoy stunning sets, top musical hits, fantastic costumes and exciting special effects to keep audiences both young and old entertained! Grand Panto favourite Steve Royle (Britain’s Got Talent, Comic, Presenter) will return as Silly Billy. Further star casting to be announced shortly.

The Blackpool Grand Theatre pantomime will burst with great songs, stunning dance routines and plenty of laughter, this is a truly magical treat for all the family you won’t want to miss! Blackpool audiences are guaranteed a year of spectacular sets, dazzling costumes and side-splitting comedy. Don’t get caught napping! Get your tickets for the greatest magical pantomime ever told!

Sleeping Beauty is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Friday 2 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023. Including matinee and evening performances. Accessible performances are also available. Tickets on sale from Friday 3 December 2021 at 2pm.

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit www.BlackpoolGrand.co.uk for bookings and further information.

What’s On at Blackpool Grand Theatre – in 2022 & beyond

Theatre Heritage Tours

25 July, 30 August, 27 September, 7 November, 16 January 2023

Grand Theatre heritage tours

Fancy a peek behind the theatre curtain? Stand on the Grand’s famous raked stage and observe the cantilevered tiers or circles, boxes and pit – and the complete visibility of every seat in this atmospheric house with the much-loved Theatre Heritage Tours. Delve into the history of one of Blackpool’s iconic landmarks with a selection of our archive material on display.

See the secrets of the great stage, take in Blackpool’s hidden gem, and learn about flamboyant architect Frank Matcham. Explore the warren of staircases that lead to the stars, dressing rooms and beyond. We now offer an option of either a shorter thirty-minute tour or our more detailed seventy-five-minute tour led by one of our theatre tour guides.

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit www.BlackpoolGrand.co.uk for bookings and further information. And please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Boogie Nights – 22-25 June

Boogie Nights at The Grand Theatre
Boogie Nights at The Grand Theatre

Presented by Blackpool & Fylde Light Opera Company who brought, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Grease, 9 to 5 and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Blackpool’s premier theatre.

It’s the night that the King, Elvis Presley, died and Roddy O’Neill is busy dreaming of life as a rock star! Debs, his girlfriend, has her own thoughts… basically that Roddy’s a selfish, arrogant, horrible, unfeeling, rude, heartless pig! But the truth is that Roddy is in love with Debs, and Debs is in love with Roddy, but Debs knows that her Roddy has more than a roving eye! Through all their tears and laughter – can they both find what they are truly searching for?

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!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Housewives On Holiday at The Grand – 26 June at 7.30pm

Housewives On Holiday at The Grand
Housewives On Holiday at The Grand

What’s better than letting your hair down with the girls? Letting your hair down with the girls on HOLIDAY! Holidays, like women, come in all shapes & sizes. From wild partying to wild swimming. From Club 18-30 to Club 80-130. Join the ladies as they romp through a tapas selection of Holiday Heaven, Holiday Hell but most of all Holiday Hilarity!

Bring your passports & bikinis because we’re off on our holibobs. From the Costa del Sol to the Costa del Clacton there’s no sucking in your belly on our beach. You’re among friends. Slap on the Fun Factor 50 & let it all hang out!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Bowie Experience at The Grand – 30 June at 7.30pm

Bowie Experience at The Grand
Bowie Experience at The Grand

A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Johnny Ball’s Wonders Beyond Numbers – 2 July at 2.30pm

Johnny Ball's Wonders Beyond Numbers at The Grand

Who better than Johnny Ball to take us on a magical tour of everything mathematical? “Think Of A Number” TV Shows Inspired a whole generation towards careers in Maths, Science, Technology and Education.

Now he’s doing it for their children and grandchildren and his style is still as engaging as it always was. His infectious energy is not diminished as he confidently asks young people, “why can’t you be a genius?” This show is Johnny’s introduction to the language of maths.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

The Lancashire Hotpots: The Chips and Giggles Tour 2022 – 9 July at 7.30pm

The Lancashire Hotpots: The Chips and Giggles Tour 2022
The Lancashire Hotpots: The Chips and Giggles Tour 2022

Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course…Chippy Tea! It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone. Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Riot Act – Saturday 16 July at 7pm

Riot Act at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Riot Act is a celebration of queer activism across the decades, pulling no punches, hilarious and inspiring. It’s a riot! This solo verbatim show is created entirely, word for word, out of interviews with three key-players in the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Written and Performed by Alexis Gregory it features the words of Michael Anthony Nozzi; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, Lavina Co-op; an alternative ‘70s drag artist, and Paul Burston; ‘90s London AIDS activist.

Following several UK tours and a special West End performance, this critically acclaimed audience favourite is a breathtaking, rip-roaring, white-knuckle ride through six decades of queer history, taking the audience right up to the present day.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever – 16 & 17 July

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever - at The Grand
Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever – at The Grand

Peppa is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa fans!

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!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Steve Steinman’s Anything for Love – 19 July

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

Steve Steinman’s Anything for Love at Blackpool Grand. 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.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Some Guys Have All The Luck at The Grand – 24 July at 7.30pm

Some Guys Have All The Luck at The Grand
Some Guys Have All The Luck at The Grand

Direct from the West End, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons. Come and celebrate over 50 years on from the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – with this fantastic theatre production that celebrates the music and career of Rod Stewart, one of rock music’s greatest icons.

Frontman, Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artists of all time.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Showaddywaddy – Weds 27 July and 10, 17, 24 August at 7.30pm

Showaddywaddy at Blackpool Grand

The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’! It’s a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, Showaddywaddy have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

A Country Night in Nashville – Thursday 28 July, 11 & 25 August at 7.30pm

A Country Night in Nashville at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Direct from The Royal Albert Hall, A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing honky tonk in downtown Nashville. This show perfectly captures the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.

Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country. Featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. With hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to The Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, all showcased by the amazing Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes. Including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, Need You Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name just a few. Don’t miss this incredible night celebrating country music.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

A Spectacular Night of Queen – 30 Jul and 13, 20, 27 Aug at 7.30pm

A Spectacular Night of Queen at Blackpool Grand

This high-energy concert features fantastic lighting, staging and sound that really captures the pomp and brilliance of Freddie Mercury and this iconic British band. Performed by the renowned and extremely talented bands Majesty (Sat 30 July, Sat 13 Aug), Supreme Queen (Sat 20 Aug) and The Freddie & Queen Experience (Sat 27 Aug)!

Featuring a hugely talented LIVE band they will perform non-stop anthems including Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and many more!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Pop Princesses – 31 July and 28 August, at 6pm

Pop Princesses at The Grand Theatre

This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix.

Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor swift. Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus  all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Dreamboats and Petticoats Musical – August 2-6, shows at 7.30pm

Dreamboats and Petticoats Musical at The Grand

Special guest star Mark Wynter joins the cast in this feel-good show inspired by the latest release in the series of smash-hit, multimillion selling Dreamboats & Petticoats albums. Bringing On Back The Good Times is filled with wit, charm and songs from the golden era of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Dreamboats & Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs ever written from Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, The Drifters, The Supremes, Connie Francis, The Walker Brothers, and many, many more.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Rock for Heroes – 26 August at 7.30pm

Rock for Heroes at The Grand Theatre

The boys and girls are back in town celebrating the greatest heroes of Rock in this sublime musical spectacle! Where were you when Bon Jovi was Livin’ on a prayer? Or Prince was drenched in Purple Rain? What about When the Eagles checked in to The Hotel California?

Rock For Heroes transports you back to the memories of hearing these iconic bands for the first time, celebrating the legendary members of The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame! Brought to you by a 7-piece live band this show is full of incredible singers and musicians who will have you laughing out loud whilst rocking out in the aisles.

Featuring over 20 classic rock songs, amazing lighting and sound. There is a reason we are The No 1 UK Touring rock show, Rock For Heroes is a show like no other, it’s the night out you’ve been waiting for, so hold on because “For Those About To Rock, We Salute You”!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight – 31 August at 7.30pm

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight

Expect to hear hits from: Pink Floyd, Metallica, Rammstein, Tool, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park, SOAD, Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, Guns N Roses, Billy Idol, Queens of The Stone Age & MORE…

The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight is a chamber orchestra breathing beautifully dark energy into legendary Rock & Metal tracks, in immersive settings. Bathed in a sea of candles, skeletal players with rhinestone masks effortlessly switch between sublime melodies & powerful walls of sound.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

One Night in Dublin – September 18 at 7.30pm

One Night in Dublin at The Grand Theatre

The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long. Let ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN come to you – kick back in Murphy’s Pub, sing-along and imagine yourself back in Temple Bar as Middi and his band entertain you all night long – “Ah, go on, go on, go on!”

In their own inimitable style, they celebrate Irish classics with tracks including: ‘Galway Girl’, ‘Tell Me Ma’, ‘Dirty Old Town’, ‘The Irish Rover’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, ‘Seven Drunken Nights’, ‘Sally MacLennane’, ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘Wild Rover’ and ‘Molly Malone’, to name just a few.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Forbidden Nights – 25 September at 7.30pm

Forbidden Nights at The Grand

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and a comedian compere for your entertainment.

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, live male vocalists, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This fun, sexy & entertaining evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Emma Kenny – Serial Killer Next Door – 26 September at 7.30pm

Emma Kenny - Serial Killer Next Door

One of the UK’s most notable Psychological Therapists and Crime commentators Emma Kenny discusses what creates a serial killer. Go on a journey looking at what ingredients of possibility lead to body counts by killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Paul Knowles. What creates a serial killer, and could anything have prevented their potential being activated, or were they simply born to kill?

Emma specialises in victimology, but she is mostly known in the media for presenting crime shows including Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Lady Killers, and The Killer in My Family. Emma has presented over 70 Crime shows analysing some of the most heinous crimes both here in the UK and the States, exploring what makes a killer, and why some people can be born into seemingly normal families, brought up without fear, or abuse, yet still choose a murderous path. Strictly Ages 16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

First Encounters – Twelfth Night – 29 September at various times

A hilarious story of heartbreak and hoaxes. First Encounters - Twelfth Night brings this classic Shakespeare to life in just 90 minutes.

Shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, Viola washes up on a strange shore and into an even stranger situation. Disguising herself as a man called Cesario, Viola finds work with Duke Orsino, only to fall head over heels in love with him. But Orsino is in love with Olivia, who is grieving for her brother and refusing all offers of romance. Until, that is, she sees Cesario for the first time.

Add one ambitious butler and some practical joking servants and you have a hugely entertaining story of hoaxes, heartbreak and hidden identities.

Our First Encounters productions are created to give 7-13 year olds a fantastic first experience of Shakespeare whilst also being brilliant introductions for anyone new to his work. Using edited versions of the original language, they bring the plays to life on stage in just 90 minutes.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Jongleurs Legends – 2 October at 7.30pm

Jongleurs Legends at The Grand
Jongleurs Legends at The Grand

Jarred Christmas has had audiences around the world howling over his hysterical and relatable past experiences, all are punctuated by his quick wit and impeccable comic timing. A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer.

Ninia Benjamin is a tour-de-force of comedy… she’s outrageously rude but above all sidesplittingly funny. Ninia was catapulted to stardom as one third of BBC2′s 3 Non-Blondes.

Mike Gunn’s history is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. A misspent youth and a series of grim jobs cultivated his cynical outlook on life and a perverse desire led him to the world of stand-up. A self-confessed pessimist, he describes himself as “not a natural choice for a career in laughter”

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Twopence to Cross the Mersey – 4 – 6 October at 7.30pm

Twopence To Cross The Mersey at Blackpool Grand

In 1931 Helen’s spendthrift father was declared bankrupt, forcing the family to leave behind the nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentler Southwest of England. With nothing more than the clothes they stood up in, the family of nine took the train to Liverpool where they hoped to rebuild their shattered lives. It came as a terrible shock to find the thriving, wealthy port Helen’s father remembered as a boy, the place his own father made his fortune, had long since gone.

While 12-year-old Helen’s inept parents searched unsuccessfully to find work, she was taken out of school to look after her six younger siblings and the full burden of keeping house fell on Helen’s young shoulders. At the age of 14, Helen had finally had enough of her miserable existence, and so began a bitter fight with her mother and father to attend evening school in an effort to educate herself and make her own way in the world.

But Helen’s parents had no intention of releasing their unpaid slave. They had other plans for their selfish daughter…

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

An Audience With Wayne Sleep – 10 October at 1.30pm

An Audience With Wayne Sleep

If you’re after an afternoon full of glitz and glam, spend it with the legendary Wayne Sleep – full of insider gossip and insight!

A fascinating and glamour-filled show, Wayne recounts his humble beginnings from his first visit to The Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge to his friendship with Rudolph Nureyev, Bonnie Langford and Princess Diana, a great afternoon with great company!

Why not take advantage of our Afternoon Tea Package. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea pre-show in the Dress Circle Bar at 12pm for just £36 per person (includes show ticket) or upgrade to our Prosecco option for just £41 per person (includes show ticket). Bookable through our Box Office on 01253 290190. Limited tickets available. Please make us aware of any allergies at time of booking.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney – 12 October at 7.30pm

A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney at Grand Theatre

Welcome seasoned stand-up comic Joe Rooney for a night of all things Father Ted. Joe featured as the rebellious Father Damo in the classic second series episode The Old Grey Whistle Theft, leading Father Dougal astray with his earring, cigarette smoking and love of Oasis.

Rooney will be reminiscing about his experiences filming the classic Channel 4 series after a showing of the episode itself, before finally rounding the evening off with a live stand-up gig. Come and meet Joe and immerse yourself in the silly delights of Father Ted. Ah, go on…you will!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – 18 to 22 October at 7.30pm

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing 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 WomanTake Good Care of My BabyYou’ve Got a FriendSo Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until SeptemberUp on the Roof, and The Locomotion.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Elkie Brooks – 30 October

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. See Elkie Brooks at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

A stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Now in the 6th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are treat for fans old and new.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit – 3 February 2023 at 7.30pm

A night of comedy as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one... with Jon Richardson: The Knitwit 2021 at Blackpool Grand Theatre.
A night of comedy as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one… with Jon Richardson: The Knitwit 2021 at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

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.

Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave).

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Sun Records The Concert – 23 April 2023 at 7.30pm

Sun Records is where Rock’n’Roll Was Born. Enjoy Sun Records The Concert at Blackpool Grand Theatre.
Sun Records is where Rock’n’Roll Was Born. Enjoy Sun Records The Concert at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas, and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Revisit the blessed recording studio where the distinctive sound we know and love today was crafted from gospel, blues, hillbilly, country, boogie, and western swing by musical visionary Sam Phillips. His trailblazing Memphis studio brought us That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight… hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come.

Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring the musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and a supporting cast of amazing musicians, the sound of Sun is brought to life live on stage in the official concert show that takes you back to the birthplace of rock’n’roll.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS – Call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 (please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)  or visit the website

Blackpool is the home of entertainment

Presiding over it is the ‘Grand’ Old Lady.

From opera, ballet and Shakespeare to variety, musicals and comedy giants. The Grand Theatre caters for every age, pocket and personality.

Go into the Victorian auditorium of the Blackpool Grand Theatre and you’ll understand what ‘the glorious Grand’ means. This Frank Matcham designed masterpiece offers ornate, gilded plasterwork, baroque ceiling and cavorting cherubs. The cantilevered balconies give every seat a clear view of the stage.

125 Glorious Years!

The Grade II* listed Grand Theatre celebrated its 125th Birthday in 2019. The doors opened on 23 July 1894 – now one of the few surviving examples of the work of Frank Matcham.

The Grand Theatre celebrates 120 years

The Grand Theatre has hosted a multitude of stars since its opening. From Lily Langtree to Michael Macintyre, Gracie Fields to Ken Dodd, Arthur Askey to Lee Evans…and the list goes on!

The Grand Theatre celebrates 120 years
Photo: Sean Conboy

It attracts the very best in award-winning touring companies. Including The National Theatre, English Touring Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera and Ballet International and the Russian State Ballet.

A varied programme

It’s a programme of quality drama, comedy, dance and children’s theatre at The Grand Theatre. They also play host to the outstanding talents of local performers from groups across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.

By the early 1960s theatres across Britain were closing due to loss of audience to television. In July 1972 the then owners, the Tower Company, applied for permission to demolish it. In its place they proposed to build a department store. By then, the theatre is listed as a Grade II* building. So there had to be a full public enquiry.

Early in 1973 the Friends of the Grand Theatre was formed. After legal and financial wrangling, together with EMI and the local council, put together a deal. It involved leasing the theatre for £10,000 per annum and final purchase for £250,000.

Grand Returns to its Original Footprint – for the first time in more than 40 years

The Friends of The Grand, after thirty-five years of fundraising, have, at last, achieved their long-held ambition to return the Grand Theatre to its original architectural footprint.

John Buck, Friends of Blackpool Grand Theatre Chairman

When Frank Matcham, the famous Victorian theatre designer, was commissioned to create the Grand Theatre in 1893 its owner, Thomas Sergenson, briefed him to incorporate a number of small shops on Church Street into the design.

However, back in 1981, when the Friends purchased the Grade II* listed building from the then owners, EMI, these units were not included in the sale. Ever since, the Friends have been saving in a special fund for the day when it might be possible to buy them.

Well, that day has come and John Buck, Chairman of the Friends of the Grand said “it’s like a dream come true. We’ve been saving for this day for years; selling raffle tickets, lapel badges, holding coffee mornings and, even as recently as April we received a bequest from our long-serving Treasurer, Alan Sears, who sadly died earlier this year. It came with the specific instruction that it should only be spent of the purchase of the shops. Alan will be smiling down on us this day”.

Reopening The Grand

John, who is now in his seventies, was one of the original group who raised the money to save the theatre from demolition in 1973.  He, along with other passionate and dedicated Friends, cleaned, repaired and painted in their spare time to get the building back on its feet ready for its reopening and dedication from HRH The Prince of Wales in 1981.

“We were invited to buy the shops back in the 1990’s” remembers John, “but, back then, the owners wanted more than a million pounds for them and we thought we’d never be able to raise that much. And we were right! Obviously, times have changed, and, thankfully, we’ve been able raise enough to buy them for less than half that price”.

When the purchase is complete, the deeds of the properties will be donated to the Grand Theatre Trust, the heritage conservation charity which owns and cares for this beautiful historic building.

Roger Lloyd Jones, Chairman of the Trust said “there are many, many people who have made this wonderful purchase possible and I would like to thank everyone who has helped. The theatre is now 122 years old and, as you can imagine, needs constant care and attention. We hope the shops will prove an asset to the theatre, providing a small but much-needed rental income to be re-invested in the upkeep of this precious architectural gem”.

The Friends of the Grand is a registered Charity.

The Friends of the Grand now volunteer their services as Front of House staff, envelope-stuffers and runners of the theatre’s coffee stall. Last year, they provided 13,174 hours of voluntary service for the theatre at a value of £88,000.

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