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Coming up at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

From variety, musicals and comedy giants to Shakespeare, ballet, drama and dance. Blackpool Grand Theatre caters for every age, pocket and personality. Take a look at what’s coming up and book your tickets today!

Table Of Contents
  1. Heritage Tours at Blackpool Grand Theatre
  2. Cinderella – Pantomime 2024-25 at Blackpool Grand Theatre!
  3. What's On at Blackpool Grand Theatre – in 2024
  4. Blackpool is the home of entertainment

Heritage Tours at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Backstage Secrets Tours – 10.30am on 12 May. 90min | £20pp
Stand on the raked stage and discover the backstage workings of theatre. (Tour includes Stalls, Dress Circle, Walkway, Royal Box and Stage Door. Plus Fly Floor, Gallery, Dressing Rooms, Matcham Court & Stage). This tour ends with delicious cake and tea in the Dress Circle Bar.

Grand Opulence Tour – 11am & 12 noon on 18 Apr and 6 June. 45min | £12.50pp
Discover the theatres history, front-of-house Grandeur and Opulence. (Tour includes Stalls, Dress Circle, Walkway, Royal Box & Stage Door).

Book your tickets here. Call 01253 290 190 or pop-in to the Box Office to book (& please mention Visit Fylde Coast!)

Cinderella – Pantomime 2024-25 at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

6 December to 5 January including matinee and evening performances. Accessible performances are also available.
Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit www.BlackpoolGrand.co.uk for bookings and further information.

Cinderella - Pantomime 2024-25 at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd in association with Blackpool Grand Theatre presents Cinderella Pantomime 2024-5 Cinderella… You shall go to the ball! It’s one of the most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tales of them all.

Starring Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Comic and Panto favourite Steve Royle as Buttons. Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph return once more as the incredibly gorgeous Ugly Sisters, Melody and Harmony Hard-Up. PLUS an all-star cast, soon to be announced. And of course, the Sensational Shetland Ponies…

Blackpool’s No.1 Pantomime, Cinderella, features sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and the unmissable and magical rags-to-riches transformation. 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 for audiences both young and old!

What’s On at Blackpool Grand Theatre – in 2024

What the Butler Saw – Tue 14 – Sat 18 May

Comic farce with fearless writing - get your tickets for What the Butler Saw - at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

What the Butler Saw is Joe Orton’s final, most ambitious play, manic farce and a masterclass in fearless comic writing. No institution, political view or tradition is safe, as Orton focuses his wicked sense of humour on a range of targets, including the establishment, an ex-Prime Minister, cross-dressing, misogyny and the medical profession. Orton brings together an array of distinctive characters, placing them in a series of improbable situations, unflinchingly exploring comic territory few playwrights before or since have dared to visit.

Within the pristine walls of his private psychiatric clinic, Doctor Prentice is interviewing a new secretary. Geraldine wants the position but seems underqualified and uncertain about her parentage. Mrs Prentice appears, flushed and in urgent need of a drink, following an illicit encounter with Nick Beckett, blackmailer and bell boy at the Station Hotel. In the meantime, Doctor Rance, a Government Inspector and Sergeant Match, a policeman, arrive amidst increasing chaos with searching questions of their own.

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

Beyond the Barricade – Sun 19 May at 7.30pm

Proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2024. Beyond the Barricade - at Blackpool Grand Theatre - longest-running Musical Concert Tour.

Beyond the Barricade is proud to be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2024. The UK’s longest-running Musical Theatre Concert Tour delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, from The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Miss Saigon, Hamilton and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables! This brand new show will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade the most popular musical theatre concert in the country.

The concert tour will feature Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Sarah Ryan who have all played principal roles in both the West End and UK Tours of Les Misérables, together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed. Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance.

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

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch – Tues 21 – Sat 25 May

Fresh from sell-out runs Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre!

Fresh from complete sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed smash hit parody musical. Starring Shawna Hamic (Orange is the New Black, 1776 on Broadway) as ‘Ursula’ and River Medway (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK) as ‘Ariel’, Unfortunate is coming to Blackpool and things are gonna get wet!

Join everyone’s favourite Disney Diva, Ursula, as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea. With an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, it’s time to take the plunge and dive into this year’s hottest night 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

An Evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty & Val Hood – 25 May at 7.30pm

Join us for an unforgettable event. An Evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty & Val Hood, International Mediums from Australia.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of clairvoyance with International Mediums Jenny Docherty and Val Hood from Australia. THIS SHOW WILL BE PERFORMED IN THE BLACKPOOL GRAND STUDIO

With their extraordinary gifts, International Mediums Jenny & Val have captivated audiences around the world, leaving a trail of awe and wonder. Their ability to connect with the spirit world making those magical connections with your loved one’s in spirit will leave you astounded.

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 Searchers – Sun 26 May at 7.30pm

Don`t miss your very last chance to catch the final appearance of a truly legendary band - The Searchers at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Don’t miss your very last chance to catch the final appearance of a truly legendary band. Appropriately the tour, at the request of The Searchers themselves, has been given a title. THANK YOU. The Searchers are proud and grateful to all their followers and fans who have supported them over the years for a wonderful and successful career.

Their concerts are packed with their chart hits and more, which have made them a major attraction in theatres across the U.K. Sweets For My Sweet, Needles & Pins, When You Walk In The Room, Goodbye My Love, Don`t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar & Spice, What Have They Done To The Rain. Just a selection of their thirteen entries into the British charts. Songs that are the soundtrack to our lives.

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

Sound of Springsteen – Wed 29 May at 7.30pm

Celebrate 40 years since the iconic ‘Born in the USA’  album was first released with Sound of Springsteen at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Celebrate 40 years since the iconic ‘Born in the USA’  album was first released with the world-class theatre production THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN. Experience the pure rock ‘n’ roll euphoria of Bruce Springsteen as this outstanding show brings his iconic sound to life taking you on a musical journey through the incredible catalogue from ‘Greetings from Asbury Park’  to 2020’s ‘Ghosts’  via the legendary hits ‘Born in the USA’  and ‘Born to Run’.

From high-octane vocals to the phenomenal stage production, every detail is meticulously crafted to transport you back to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll. Whether you’re a lifetime Springsteen fan or discovering his music for the first time, you will be captivated by the thundering guitars, iconic saxophone and powerful lyrics that defined generations.

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

Jurassic Musical Adventure – 30 May – 1 June at 3 & 5pm

The World Tour arrives in Blackpool! See life-sized, monstrous beasts up close in Jurassic Live at The Grand Theatre!

The Jurassic Live World Tour arrives in Blackpool! See our life-sized, monstrous beasts up close in this award-winning spectacular. Exclusively featuring the world’s only Mosasaur, the world’s last flying Pterodactyl and more dinosaur species than any other show on Earth! Jurassic Live is the UK’s most interactive theatre show where audiences become part of the dinosaur adventure.

Jurassic Live takes you on a musical journey as you join little Amber, Ranger Joe, Ranger Nora & the rest of the Jurassic Live rangers to help save the day from an evil man who is trying to shut down the Jurassic facility. With lots of audience participation and fun with your favourite comedic rangers on stage alongside dinosaur favourites such as Trixie the Triceratops, Herbie the Stegosaurus, Nessie the Apatosaurus, Rocky the Velociraptor, Bash the Stigimoloch and Suzie.. the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex 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

Count Arthur Strong… And it’s Goodnight from Him – Sun 2 Jun at 8pm

Join Arthur for this never to be forgotten start to his farewell tour in… Count Arthur Strong… And it's Goodnight from Him - at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

Join Arthur for this never to be forgotten start to his farewell tour in… Count Arthur Strong… And It’s Goodnight From Him! Having consulted with top Harley Street specialists, the St Anne’s Jombulance Brigade and Professor Twitty, that did covid, (the bald one), Count Arthur Strong has decided to gradually phase in his farewell tour over a yet-to-be-specified number of parts, because of the likelihood of people doing ‘Cold Turkey’ in theatres over him.

Whilst partial, himself to the odd bit of cold turkey, it is banned in most theatre auditoriums, apart from in the northeast, because of it getting trodden into the carpets etc, and the cumulative smell. The management would appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

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

Moby Dick – 4-5 Jun at 7.30pm

See the hunt for the most famous whale brought to life, in Moby Dick at The Grand Blackpool

“It’s true. It’s all true for Moby Dick. He’s a killer, he’s a fury, he’s an angel of hell. Why if the white whale could talk he’d talk like Ahab.” In search of fortune and adventure, Ishmael, a humble schoolmaster, ships on the Pequod, a whaleboat sailing out of Nantucket. The skipper, one Captain Ahab, charges his crew to wreak revenge on the white whale that lost him his leg – the infamous Moby-Dick. Ahab’s single-minded pursuit consumes Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.

The spirit and atmosphere of Herman Melville’s masterpiece – romantic, ambiguous, and rich with allegory – is gloriously captured on stage by Simple8. Using some planks of wood, tattered sheets and an old accordion, the hunt for the most famous whale on earth is ingeniously brought to life.

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 Best of Queen – The Break Free Tour – Fri 7 Jun at 730pm

Get ready to Break Free with the UK’s biggest Queen Tribute band – Majesty. The Best of Queen – The Break Free Tour - at The Grand Blackpool

Get ready to Break Free with the UK’s biggest Queen Tribute band – Majesty, in a brand-new show – The Best of Queen The Break Free Tour! Join Freddie, Brian, Roger and John as they take you on a magical journey performing The Best of Queen, whilst celebrating the music and showmanship of the UK’s favourite rock band.

From Queen’s early beginnings with Bohemian Rhapsody, to their sell out concerts at Wembley Stadium, you’ll experience highlights from Queen’s extraordinary musical performances, whilst you relive the spellbinding atmosphere that Queen delivered over their illustrious career.

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

Red Hot Chilli Pipers – Sat 8 Jun at 7.30pm

The most famous bagpipe band ever - the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at The Grand Blackpool. Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent!

There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past twenty years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet…ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that leaves people with warm hearts and smiles on their faces.

In 2024 the band will embark on a world tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The tour will be accompanied by the release of a first Best Of Live album in the Spring of 2023, featuring new recordings of all their best loved tunes and songs.

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 Carpenters Story – Sun 9 Jun at 7.30pm

Enjoy a musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo, in The Carpenters Story at The Grand Blackpool

The Carpenters Story is a musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo. This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.

This brand new show for 2024 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story band as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs.

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 Live – Tues 11 Jun at 7.30pm

Embark on an imaginary trip through space and time with Bowie Live at The Grand Blackpool

Bowie Live’s unrivalled portrayal of David Bowie’s music and live performance will transport you back through space and time from 1976 to 2004, to the Bowie shows we dreamed of seeing. This celebration of Bowie’s music and performance is illuminated by a backdrop of intense visuals all drawn from Bowie’s rich body of work from Space Oddity to Lazarus.

With incendiary and stunningly accurate live performances of David Bowie’s greatest records, join us on this imaginary trip – just for one day with Bowie Live

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 Glenn Miller and Big Band Spectacular – Weds 12 Jun at 7.30pm

A night of the music that filled the dancehalls, with The Glenn Miller and Big Band Spectacular at The Grand Blackpool

Now in our 3rd year of the Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK returns to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool showcasing the music that filled the dancehalls during the 30s, 40s and 50s

Million seller numbers from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and more are brought to life by a 16-piece big band that really swings. Fronted by our charismatic bandleader Kevin Cunningham the MSO UK will have your feet tapping and even enjoying a sing-along in a tribute to the Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn.

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 Simon and Garfunkel Story – Thurs 13 Jun at 7.30pm

Uncover the origins and rise of this amazing duo with a live band performance in The Simon and Garfunkel Story at The Grand Blackpool

Few shows have experienced the phenomenal global success of The Simon & Garfunkel Story, with multiple sold-out shows in over 50-countries worldwide and over 20 headline performances in London’s West End, including multiple appearances at the world-famous London Palladium.

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the international hit show tells the story of the origins and meteoric rise of Simon & Garfunkel blended together seamlessly with a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound 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

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out – 15 & 16 Jun at 10am, 1 & 4pm

Enjoy an exciting adventure at the zoo and the beach in Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out at The Grand Blackpool

Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out! Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day.

Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea! Packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles, Peppa’s Fun Day Out guarantees giggles and snorts for all Peppa Pig fans, and a perfect introduction to theatre.

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

Uncanny: I Know What I Saw – Mon 17 Jun at 7.30pm

Do ghosts exist? And if not, why do we see them? Find out in Uncanny: I Know What I Saw at The Grand Blackpool

Due to PHENOMENAL demand, the sell-out hit show Uncanny : I Know What I Saw with Danny Robins is back in 2024! In 2023 Danny asked the questions – do ghosts exist? And if not, why do we see them?

25,000 people at theatres across the country came to find out the answers, in the biggest live investigation into the paranormal. Ever. You now have another chance to join Danny and his team of experts for this terrifying and thought-provoking evening, featuring chilling real-life stories of the supernatural experienced by ordinary people from ordinary places, brought to life on stage through thrilling theatrical invention in a mix of projection, sound and spellbinding storytelling.

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

AVR Dance Show – 22 & 23 June at 7pm

AVR is thrilled to be back with their second appearance at The Grand Theatre.

After a hugely successful run last year, AVR is excited to present another high energy show, packed full of more than 150 talented students from both the Dance and Theatre school, showcasing a mixture of Dancing, Singing and Acting.

‘The Show’ is a compilation of excerpts from much loved musicals including, The Little Mermaid, Bugsy Malone, SIX, Moulin Rouge in addition to Goldilocks and the Three Bears Ballet and an Outer Space Extravaganza. The perfect experience for any musical, dance or drama lover or budding youngster that loves to dance and sing.

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 Rolling Stones Story – Thurs 27 Jun at 7.30pm

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but we like it! Enjoy an unforgettable night of music with The Rolling Stones Story at The Grand Blackpool

The Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but we like it!

The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock ’n’ Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early seventies considered by many as their Golden Age. Their live shows are legendary and The Stones musical legacy is up there with the very best. They’ve recorded some of the most phenomenal Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of all time – Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Not Fade Away, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up…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

Thick & Tight: Tits & Teeth – Fri 28 Jun at 7.30pm

The best of their sell-out shows at London International Mime Festival 2023. Thick & Tight: Tits & Teeth at The Grand Blackpool

Thick & Tight are touring the UK with Tits & Teeth, the best bits of their back catalogue from their sell-out shows at London International Mime Festival 2023.

Mixing ballet and contemporary dance with drag, satire, mime and lip-syncing, Tits & Teeth is a variety show like no other. TITS & TEETH: A retrospective of a dazzling career. Presented by Queer Amusements, Blackpool Grand Theatre and Marlborough Productions. Performed portraits of famous and infamous people will appear before you. Catch a hilarious double-headed Barbara Cartland and an imagined meeting between modernist composer John Cage and musical theatre legend Elaine Paige. They are joined by some all-time favourites; Rasputin, Grace Jones, Dame Margot Fonteyn and a Kathak-dancing Winston Churchill. Don’t know these amazing cultural figures? You soon will! See them at Blackpool Grand as part of their whirlwind tour.

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 Love Hurts – Sat 29 Jun at 7.30pm

Enjoy a powerhouse cast of singers, dancers and a 7 piece live band in the amazing Steve Steinman’s Love Hurts at The Grand Blackpool

Love Hurts – Power Ballads and Anthems. From the producers of Anything For Love & Vampires Rock, this brand-new show features a powerhouse cast of amazing singers, dancers and 7 piece live band. You’re guaranteed the night of your life, rocking out to some of the greatest power ballads and anthems of all time!

Including tracks from Queen, Heart, Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Aerosmith, Tina Turner, Cutting Crew, Boston, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Rainbow, Van Halen, Europe, Extreme 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

Preston College Dance Annual Show – Fri 5 July at 7.30pm

Enjoy a fast-paced production at the Preston College Dance Annual Show at Blackpool Grand Theatre. With something for everyone!

The Preston College Dance Summer Showcase involves students studying on the BA (Hons) Dance Performance, Teaching & Choreography and the Diploma in Dance Performance & Teaching courses. It’s a culmination of the year for Preston College Dance and showcases a diverse range of styles including Commercial, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz and more.

This fast-paced production is sure to have something for everyone and is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the next generation of professional performers.

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

Science Museum Live on Tour – Sun 7 Jul at 12.30 & 3.30pm

This year join London’s world-renowned Science Museum for Live on Tour at Blackpool Grand Theatre. Inspiring you in new and exciting ways!

This year join London’s world-renowned Science Museum as they bring you this brand-new stage production aimed at igniting your curiosity, fuelling your imagination, and inspiring you in new and exciting ways.

Produced by Mark Thompson Productions in partnership with London’s Science Museum this unmissable family show will ensure to capture the fascination of the whole family whilst learning something new and exciting too.

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

Devilled Eggs – Mon 8 July at 7.30pm

Welcome to the Dakota Guest House! For Devilled Eggs at Blackpool Grand Theatre - a new two-hander play about a glamorous guest-house...

Welcome to the Dakota Guest House! The most glamorous B&B this side of Blackpool! From acclaimed theatre makers Black Liver, Devilled Eggs is their latest two-hander play about a guest house over the span of a one night stay (breakfast included). The Dakota is the true spirit of Variety; comedy, music and mystery are resident guests here and every room has its tale to tell.

Let your hosts, Roman and Prudence flip through their guest book and regale you with showbiz stories and anecdotes. From their heyday as the B&B to the stars to their present day haven of secrets, Ro and Pru will introduce you to the characters that reside in The Dakota. Expect songs, sketches and verse as each guest room opens. Like the eggs The Dakota serves at breakfast, this show is fresh, cheeky and devilishly spicy! Devilled Eggs is a new play from Black Liver. Commissioned by Black Grand Theatre. Part of Blackpool Grand’s Storytelling Festival and Show Town Comedy Festival.

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

Tales Retold – 9 & 10 July at 1.45pm

Tales Retold at Blackpool Grand Theatre is our 2-year project with six Blackpool Schools. See the students perform!

Tales Retold has been our 2-year project with six Blackpool Schools.

We’re really proud of how the young people involved have gained confidence and resilience during their work with lead artists The Knotted Project. Come and watch the culmination of the students’ enthusiasm and commitment, as they share some short scenes from The Boy at the Back of the Class!

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

Dreamboys – Thursday 11 July at 7.30pm

Dreamboys at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Brace yourself for an electrifying night of unadulterated pleasure and indulge in the “Dreamboys: Stripped Back” 2024 Worldwide Tour. Be part of our explosive, immersive, and seductive dance show as the Dreamboys take the stage. Allow yourself to be intoxicated by raw energy and magnetic charisma, as you become immersed in a journey that awakens your deepest fantasies.

Prepare to be captivated for two unforgettable hours as the boys unveil their sculpted physiques with an intoxicating blend of dance, chart-topping music, and audience participation.

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: Non Stop Saturday Night – Sat 13 July at 7.30pm

Get ready for a BIG Saturday night with The Lancashire Hotpots: Non Stop Saturday Night at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

Get ready for a BIG Saturday night with The Lancashire Hotpots. Bernard and the boys are back to give you a fun-filled evening packed with silly songs and the humour that that made the Hotpots famous throughout the land. Expect to be singing all your Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Egg, Sausage, Chips & Beans and of course Chippy Tea.

Strap yourself in for an unbeatable Saturday night of music and laughs. The good times are back!

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 Upbeat Beatles – Sun 14 July at 7.30pm

Second to none – with powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship. It's The Upbeat Beatles at Blackpool Grand Theatre

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none – powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship. The guys have an easy, happy rapport with any crowd, giving them a reputation to be envied as the best in the business. There isn’t a band to touch them – 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why! No other band can perform this song like the Upbeat Beatles!

The show takes you through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through Beatlemania, America, Sergeant Pepper to Abbey Road, with narrative and full multi-media presentation.

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

Footloose – 17-20 July at 7.30pm

Enjoy the the smash hit musical Footloose at Blackpool Grand Theatre - the ultimate feel good musical with ENSEMBLE Theatre

ENSEMBLE Theatre return ‘still flying high’ from their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the smash hit musical FOOTLOOSE! Ren arrives from Chicago, he falls for the Preacher’s daughter Ariel, he shakes up the town and breaks every single rule, he loves to party and dance…what could possibly go wrong?

With no less than two Hollywood movies made of the story and featuring Let’s Hear It For The Boy, Almost Paradise, Holding Out For A Hero and the title song Footloose! This promises to be the ultimate feel good musical.

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

Time to Dance – Sun 21 July at 2 & 7pm

Time to Dance at Blackpool Grand Theatre! Join us as the Rarity School of Dance celebrates its 11th award-winning year.

It’s Time to Dance! Join us as the Rarity School of Dance celebrates its 11th award-winning year. It’s the perfect celebration, showcasing talented students from ages 4-18.

Established in 2013 and based in the heart of Ansdell in Lytham St Annes’ Rarity School of Dance, who are no strangers to the stage, will perform for the first time at Blackpool Grand. Featuring Ballet, Tap, Freestyle, Acro, Jazz and Contemporary modern there is something for every dance fan! So don’t miss out, it’s Time to 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

The Haunting of Blaine Manor – 31 July to 3 Aug at 7.30pm

Attend a seance at what's said to be the most haunted building in England... it's The Haunting of Blaine Manor at Blackpool Grand Theatre

The Haunting of Blaine Manor – England, 1953. Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in Blaine Manor, said to be the most haunted building in England.

However, Earle’s arrival awakens something horrific within the manor’s walls. As a raging storm closes them off from the outside world, Earle and his companions find that what is waiting within the manor is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him.

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

Lipstick on Your Collar 2024 – Sun 4 Aug at 7.30pm

Step back in time to the golden era of music for Lipstick on Your Collar 2024 at Blackpool Grand Theatre. Where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor!

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax – you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more. Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country’s top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

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

Bugsy Malone The Musical – 15-17 Aug at 7.30pm

get your tickets for Alan Parker’s world-famous show - Bugsy Malone The Musical at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

Get your splurge gun at the ready as Blackpool Grand is transformed into ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy’. Alan Parker’s world-famous Bugsy Malone explodes onto the stage to delight audiences with an immersive, showstopping experience this summer. This production is professionally produced by Blackpool Grand Theatre, and performed by the talented young artists of our Musical Theatre Summer School 2024.

Prohibition era, New York. A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the new-fangled “splurge” gun. Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Alan Parker’s world-famous movie which launched the careers of Jodie Foster and Scott Baio becomes a spectacular, immersive, theatrical experience starring over 100 young artists from Blackpool, Wyre, Fylde and across the North West.

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 – Sun 18 Aug at 7.30pm

Classic rock anthems, incredible musicians, sensational vocalists and a ROCKTACULAR experience; Rock for Heroes at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Classic rock anthems, incredible musicians, sensational vocalists and a ROCKTACULAR experience; with a lot of laughs thrown in! All the ingredients that make up the phenomenal, ‘Rock for Heroes’!

Performed by a superb 7-piece band, the show breathes new life into the music of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac, Queen and more! You’d be ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ if you miss it! A show for all the family and a must see for any rock fan! Experience an evening that will awaken nostalgia, have you laughing till your sides hurt and ROCKIN’ the night away!

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 – Thurs 22 Aug at 3pm

Pop Princesses at Blackpool Grand Theatre is a children’s pop concert with a big difference! Join in the fun!

This is a children’s pop concert with a big difference. The four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses are back with their NEW SHOW for 2024. They just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix! Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift. Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals. Come and join the fun!

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 Theater Blackpool. 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 Theater Blackpool 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 Theater Blackpool

John was one of the original group who raised the money to save the theatre from demolition in 1973.  Along with other passionate and dedicated Friends, he cleaned, repaired and painted in their spare time. They got 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. 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”. With the purchase 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 is Chairman of the Trust. He said “there are many, many people who have made this wonderful purchase possible. 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. It’s 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 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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