Blackpool North Pier is the Heritage Pier, with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Take a stroll along the decking and take in the view then sit awhile and breathe in the salty sea air. There’s always something to see and do here… PLUS new bars to enjoy with amazing views over the sea!
- Promenade along North Pier and enjoy all it has to offer! Including:
- North Pier Opening Times
- Bloom Bar at the Pier
- Enjoy outdoor drinks in The Garden
- North Pier Lounge and Bar
- North Pier History & Heritage Tours
- Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown
- Easter Eggstravaganza – Sun 9 April at 2.30pm
- DLG Acro Dance School – Sat 22 April at 1 & 6pm
- “The Beat Goes On” Lytham Dance Academy – Sun 23 April at 6pm
- The Myth Of Serial Killer Profiling – Fri 12 May at 7.30pm
- Katie Hopkins ‘Live’ – 13 May & 14 Oct at 7pm
- The Carpenters Songbook – Thurs 25 May at 7.30pm
- Showtime – a Showcase of Song and Dance – Weds 14 June at 7pm
- Soul Train – Fri 30 June at 7.30pm
- The Jolly Boys in Blackpool – Sun 2 July at 5pm
- Cats with Red Shoes Dance & Gymnastics present ‘Travel Around the World’
- ‘WOW, Seaside Spectacular’ – Weds 26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Aug at 2.30pm
- My Stripped Back Legends Show Logan Paul Murphy – Fri 28 July at 7pm
- Paul Skelton Classical – Sat 29 July at 7pm
- The last Days of Disco – Fri 4 Aug at 7.30pm
- The Dame Shirley Bassey Story – Sat 5 Aug at 7.30pm
- Arthur & the School of Magic!
- From the West End with Love – Fri 11 Aug at 7.30pm
- The Diana Ross Story – Sat 12 Aug at 7.30pm
- Jurassic Live – 17-20 Aug, at 11am & 3pm
- Soul & Motown with Dayton Grey – Fri 18 Aug at 7.30pm
- Big Night Out – Sat 26 Aug at 7.30pm
- Most Haunted the Stage Show – Thurs 31 Aug at 7.30pm
- Halloween Carnival of Screams – Sun 15, 22, 29 Oct at 2.30pm
- Promenade along an Original Heritage Pier
- Children’s Rides
- North Pier Theatre, now the Joe Longthorne Theatre
- Amusement Arcades
- Cafes and Kiosks
- Watch the Starlings
Promenade along North Pier and enjoy all it has to offer! Including:
- the new indoor Bloom Bar and outdoor bar The Garden in the conservatory at the end of the pier
- taking in the cafes and kiosks along the way, with their food, souvenirs and experiences
- Not forgetting North Pier Theatre now called the Joe Longthorne Theatre at the end of the Pier. It’s home to a variety of shows throughout the year.
- Plus of course North Pier Lounge & Bar (formerly the Merrie England)
- Cafes, ice creams and amusement arcades at the Pier entrance!
Read on to find out more about what you’ll find at Blackpool North Pier…
North Pier Opening Times
- North Pier is OPEN DAILY during February half term, then weekends until Easter
- OPEN DAILY from Easter until the end of the Illuminations
- Bloom Bar and The Garden is open daily until late, during the season.
- The deck is open for the season.
- All opening hours are weather dependent.
- Sorry – no dogs allowed.
- Ride tickets are only valid on the pier where they are bought.
- PLEASE CHECK BEFORE TRAVELLING
Take a look around, at Blackpool North Pier now and then –
Events, Shows and Entertainment at Blackpool North Pier
There’s entertainment for all the family, throughout the year at Blackpool North Pier.
Bloom Bar at the Pier
Have you seen the amazing new Bloom Bar at the end of North Pier? Open daily from 11am – usually till late – 10/11pm. May close earlier in poor weather.
With live entertainment, amazing cocktails, delicious food, friendly service and indoor plush seating… what more could you want? Treat yourself to an afternoon at the gin and prosecco bar – why not have afternoon tea? Also available for functions. There’s no need to book, first come – first served.
We went along to take a look, early on reopening day in 2021 before the crowds arrived –
Enjoy outdoor drinks in The Garden
The Garden is the ‘sister’ bar adjacent to Bloom, in what was the old solarium. This beautiful bar’s had a total transformation! It now features an outdoor cocktail and champagne bar, serving fabulous drinks. Make the most of the unique and unrivalled setting with amazing views over the sea.
The Garden is surrounded by glass and still features the original glass solarium structure. Organic floral displays complement the bar, along with comfy seating areas and contemporary furnishings.
Enjoy a variety of live entertainment (weather permitting) throughout the season. Live DJ’s everyday from 1-5pm, no need to book. Plus an extensive menu of delicious cocktails, wines, champagnes and gins along with your regular favourites. Delicious hot and cold food is available from The Tram food outlet.
North Pier Lounge and Bar
The North Pier Lounge and Bar (formerly the Merrie England Bar) is at the Promenade entrance to Blackpool North Pier, not far from Tower Festival Headland.
WHAT’S ON AT NORTH PIER
With something for everyone – which show will you go and see? BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
North Pier History & Heritage Tours
Learn about the history of Blackpool’s very first attraction; from it’s Victorian beginnings as a ‘promenade pier’ to becoming one of the resort’s most important heritage buildings. Discover why the North Pier had a jetty added to it and what sailed (or flew!) from it. Hear of the international stars who graced the stage in its original Pavilion to the modern-day Theatre.
The tour lasts approximately two hours and ends with tea or coffee in the Joe Longthorne Museum Tea Rooms. Your host, Stephen Mercer, a trained Blackpool Heritage Champion, has a lot of in-depth knowledge of the North Pier. He may just pass on a tale or two of the stars of the shows from his days as theatre manager there!
SHOWS at NORTH PIER in 2023
Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown
8 April, 20 May, 24 June, 22 July, 25 Aug, 30 Sept, 28 Oct at 7pm
After 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!!
30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, 2,000 plus live shows worldwide, 4 books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the face that he is “Britain’s King of Comedy”. 18+ ADULTS ONLY. If easily offended… stay away
Easter Eggstravaganza – Sun 9 April at 2.30pm
Treat the family to a laugher packed, all singing, all dancing stage show – it’s Blackpool’s BIGGEST Family Easter Show!
The very Silly Billy guides you through this colourful Easter adventure starring the brilliant Captain Calamity and his bubbletastic bubble show.
There’s magic and mayhem with top children’s entertainer Adrian Catch and incredible illusions from the amazing Michael Diamond.
Includes a special appearance by Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam between 2-2.30pm before the show, plus Super Mario and the Easter Bunny during the interval. Plus FREE Easter Egg for every child ticket at the end of the show!
DLG Acro Dance School – Sat 22 April at 1 & 6pm
We are very pleased to welcome the ‘DLG Acro Dance School’ to the theatre for their first performance here.
The Blackpool based Dance School will present an incredible range of dance styles during their show including Acro, Ballet, Tap, Modern, HipHop, Lyrical, Jazz and more.
“The Beat Goes On” Lytham Dance Academy – Sun 23 April at 6pm
Come and enjoy an evening from the Musicals.
These talented children from 2 to 18 years will take you on a musical journey showing you their skills in Acro, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and contemporary.
We are a family run Academy based in Lytham and this is our first show since Covid and we can’t wait to entertain you.
The Myth Of Serial Killer Profiling – Fri 12 May at 7.30pm
Developed by the FBI in the 1970s, Criminal Profiling is used in countless serial murder investigations globally. Using information about a crime, crime scenes, and victims, profilers compose behavioural profiles of wanted. The general public believes profiling to be a reliable and valid scientific way of investigating serial crimes, but the reality is far from that.
Professor Craig Jackson has contributed to over 50 documentaries about violent crimes and murder, and here he reveals evidence showing profiling has never resulted in the identification, apprehension and conviction of serial murderers. He has worked to assist investigations into serial rape, murder, and missing people.
Focusing on some of the most infamous and perplexing serial murder cases in FBI history, the show will reveal how criminal profilers often got it so wrong.
Katie Hopkins ‘Live’ – 13 May & 14 Oct at 7pm
She’s best known as the Apprentice who fired Lord Sugar. Outspoken about everything, the Daily Mail titled her the Biggest Bitch in Britain. Katie is the perfect night out if you want to laugh at the insanity of our lefty world…..she’s not PC but totally LOL. Watch her mercilessly ridicule everyone from politicians to celebrities in this EXCLUSIVE show. No under 16’s admitted to this event.
Katie survived traumatic brain surgery and says she has been given the gift of extra time. Described as fearless by her fans, and a pain in the neck by her father. A trained Economist, she was sponsored through Exeter University by the Intelligence Corps and has completed marathons on every continent. Her arm muscles have their own Instagram page.
The Carpenters Songbook – Thurs 25 May at 7.30pm
This show, starring Toni Lee, is a celebration of the Carpenters’ music and the spirit of Karen Carpenter. Accompanied by an audio visual presentation, every song in the show is a chart hit, brilliantly performed by vocalist Toni Lee with her Full Live Band & Backing Singers.
Packed with the fantastic songs of The Carpenters, who were much more than creators of beautifully crafted and hugely successful hit records. Toni Lee’s sensational voice has an uncanny resemblance to Karen Carpenter’s for a musical journey through their wonderful hit songs, including Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top Of The World, Mr Postman, Only Yesterday, Rainy Days and Mondays, Goodbye To Love, Solitaire, Sing and many more.
Showtime – a Showcase of Song and Dance – Weds 14 June at 7pm
‘Mayfield Primary School, and schools from across the Fylde Coast, come together for an ‘Evening of Song and Dance’.
The show will feature many children from across the local area as they perform pop songs from the 80s to the present day and present dances inspired by the great artistes of popular music in a very special evening that celebrates the talented and enthusiastic performers within our local schools in their very own Showtime production.
Soul Train – Fri 30 June at 7.30pm
SOUL TRAIN steams into Blackpool and on board are a fine feast of soulful gems. Harking back to the wonderful days when the dance floor was king, performers deliver a fun presentation of 60s and 70s soul classics.
From early soul days of Tamla Motown, Stax and Atlantic records though to disco and beyond as the show brings on the good times. Featured in a fun feel good production are classic hit songs by -Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Supremes, Gladys Knight, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Candi Staton, Whitney Houston, Billy Ocean, Lionel Richie, Tavares and many more great artists that still keep us singing and dancing.
Great atmosphere – wonderful memories and always a fun night out!
The Jolly Boys in Blackpool – Sun 2 July at 5pm
Coming to The Joe Longthorne Theatre actors from the best sitcom ever made, ‘Only Fools and Horses.’
On stage for an evening of memories will be original cast members Mickey Pearce, the one who nicked Del Boys girlfriend Monica, his best mate Jevon, the singing dustman Tony Angelino, Mental Mickey Maguire and the leader of the Groovy Gang Alan Perkins. There will be stories, live Q&A, competitions and a raffles and maybe even the odd song too.
All the original cast members will be available for Meet and Greet and photos in the venue foyer or bar after the show all part of the lovely jubbly ticket price.
Cats with Red Shoes Dance & Gymnastics present ‘Travel Around the World’
Sat 8 July at 1 & 6pm
‘Cats With Red Shoes Academy’ are very proud to present an evening of dancing and artistic, rhythmic gymnastics spanning across every genre of music featuring many songs from popular Musicals.
The highly acclaimed Academy is the home of World Champions and medallists. The pupils have performed at many prestige UK and International venues over the years, including the Royal Albert Hall, The Lowry Theatre and Disneyland Paris.
They’re big favourites in their home town of Blackpool, performing many times at The Opera House, Blackpool Tower and all major venues in the resort.
The cast is made up of 170 boys and girls from 2 to 16, featuring six world championship routines. Ballet, Tap and Modern plus Musical Theatre, Freestyle Disco and Cheerleading are all included. A collection at the two performances will give proceeds of all donations and raffle to Brian House Children’s Hospice.
‘WOW, Seaside Spectacular’ – Weds 26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Aug at 2.30pm
Roll-up to Blackpool’s biggest and craziest family summer show, celebrating the 160th anniversary of the North Pier Blackpool! Sensational vocalist Lee Lambert and the Wow Dancers lead you through this very special End Of The Pier Show – suitable for all ages!
The amazing Black Eagles will astound audiences with acrobatic stunts and incredible feats of balance. African circus star Emmanuel impresses with his unique act involving giant spinning bowls. A spectacular Laser Light Show introduces international juggler Chris Marley with a high-tech LED Glow Show. Get on your feet and show off your best party dance moves with comedy clowns Double Trouble and sit back and enjoy Russ Brown’s Glow In The Dark Puppet Circus. The Superheroes introduce Titan the Strongman who will amaze with an unbelievable display of strength and there’s magic and mayhem from top children’s entertainer Adrian Catch. Don’t miss the giant human Slinky and watch in wonder as our Giant Dinosaur crosses the stage. Plus pre-show fun and games with Peppa Pig and Jake The Pirate, Woody and Buzz Lightyear
My Stripped Back Legends Show Logan Paul Murphy – Fri 28 July at 7pm
At just 16 years old Logan Paul Murphy is already making a name for himself in the music industry.
Aged 13, Logan from Workington in Cumbria, was spotted busking in Liverpool by the management of the world-famous Cavern Club. He was then offered to play a set on the famous stage and since then was invited to play at International ‘Beatleweek’ in Liverpool for the last 3 years. During this time, he self-taught himself the piano and became an internet sensation – doing mini live sessions, he now has a strong worldwide following.
In 2022 he auditioned at the London Palladium in front of a capacity audience and the Britain’s Got Talent judges. He received a standing ovation and four ‘yes’s’ from the judges. Logan performs music from several very different artists, as well as The Beatles including, Elton John, Billy Joel, Meatloaf, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
Paul Skelton Classical – Sat 29 July at 7pm
Paul Skelton presents his brand new show the ‘Paul Skelton Classical’ featuring legendary Trance vocalists Audrey Gallagher, Sue McClaren and Susana and accompanied by Paul Skelton on Piano and a string quartet. The show will be curated by Jon Craig and warm up duties will be provided by Robbie Smith.
The last Days of Disco – Fri 4 Aug at 7.30pm
The greatest disco show on earth, a complete history of the genre from the 70s into The Last Days of Disco the 80s.
A set list like no other show, classics from Irene Cara, Lipps Inc, Debarge, The Pointer Sisters, Shalamar, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Kool And The Gang, Stephanie Mills, Stacey Lattishaw, Chic, Earth Wind and Fire and many more.
The Dame Shirley Bassey Story – Sat 5 Aug at 7.30pm
International Impersonator Paula Randell delivers what is undoubtedly the most incredibly accurate portrayal of Dame Shirley Bassey. With Paula’s exceptional voice, charismatic, fun personality, multiple exact replica costume changes and nostalgic film footage, Paula will astound you with her remarkable likeness to the Dame herself.
Dubbed ‘The Belter’ and endorsed by many of Bassey’s songwriters and producers including Nikki Lamborn (Get The Party Started) and Andy Neve (Thank You For The Years). Accompanied by MD Andy Mudd and The Joe Longthorne Orchestra.
Arthur & the School of Magic!
6 Aug at 2.30pm, 13 Aug at 6.30pm, 27 Aug at 2.30pm
A spellbinding Show For All The Family! Arthur has been enrolled in to the Frogwarts School Of Magic with Merlin, the grandest wizard of them all at its helm. Sorcerer Voldedor has put a curse on the school and there are ghosts, ghouls and witches around every corner. Will Arthur have what it takes to become a real wizard, conquer evil and earn his magic wand?
Join us for this fun filled family show full of wizards, dragons and witches. With hilarious comedy capers, songs and unbelievable magic & illusions performed right before your very eyes.
From the West End with Love – Fri 11 Aug at 7.30pm
Join our West End legends for an evening of treasured musical delights and anthems from the world’s most beloved shows Including hits from Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Lion King, Joseph and many more.
The new theatrical concert with stars of the West End is an evening guaranteed to transport you to the heart of London’s West End, With Love.
The Diana Ross Story – Sat 12 Aug at 7.30pm
The World’s Premier show in celebration of’ DIANA ROSS and THE SUPREMES’.
Theatre audiences prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting one of the greatest musical stories ever told.
A chronological history of hits from a career culminating in over 100 million record sales fronted by 2 international Diana Ross performers Cheri Jade (The Supremes) and Tameka Jackson (Solo Career).
Jurassic Live – 17-20 Aug, at 11am & 3pm
** BRAND NEW SHOW FOR 2023 ** This family fun dinosaur adventure show features the biggest and best award winning animatronic and the most realistic dinosaurs anywhere in the UK. What’s New? We’ve got the WORLD’S FIRST FLYING PTERODACTYL, that has to be seen to be believed!! Our show also features EUROPE’S LARGEST T-REX and the UK’S ONLY PARASAUROLOPHUS. It’s the ONLY UK dinosaur company to feature a Stegosaurus & Apatosaurus. Our T-Rex is one of the largest in Europe! We also feature other species such as our Velociraptor & Triceratops. These dinosaurs are the most realistic you’ve ever seen, with blinking eyes, moving mouths, and fully functioning and moving bodies.
This show is a full 90 minute stage production featuring huge moving dinosaurs, actors and special effects! Jurassic Live is suitable for the whole family (whatever the age) but especially for the little dinosaur lovers. Follow the team of Dino Rangers on the hunt for a missing dinosaur. Along the way you’ll meet and greet dinosaurs from the Cretaceous and Jurassic eras in this action packed dinosaur adventure show making ‘Jurassic Live’ the BEST JURASSIC show on EARTH!
Soul & Motown with Dayton Grey – Fri 18 Aug at 7.30pm
This show will take place in the Joe Longthorne MBE Museum
Dayton Grey is no stranger to performing to crowds, and wowing audiences across the UK, but this time, he’s heading for the North Pier in Blackpool. He recently appeared on ITV’s Starstruck and has been a Talent Judge on BBC1’s ‘All Together Now’. Most recently, knocking Alison Hammond off her feet on BBC1’s ‘I Can See Your Voice’.
He’s got a voice as smooth as silk, and so “Get Ready” for an incredible performance of the Soul & Motown Classics.
Big Night Out – Sat 26 Aug at 7.30pm
Come and join us for the ultimate family variety show, Big Night Out.
Starring Comedy Legend, BILLY PEARCE, Blackpool’s Favourite Leading Lady, HAYLEY TAMADDON, Britain’s Got Talent Stars, Blackpool Panto Royalty, STEVE ROYLE, Comedian & Impressionist, BEN NICKLESS and International Illusionists, MATRICKS.
From ITV’s The Voice & West End Star, MATTHEW CROKE completes the line up for a packed variety show that’s suitable for all the family.
Most Haunted the Stage Show – Thurs 31 Aug at 7.30pm
The multi-award winning Most Haunted is the original and most successful worldwide paranormal investigation television series ever made and premiers it’s Spine-chilling theatre show in 2023/24.
Presented by Yvette Fielding the first lady of the paranormal together with the show’s producer and director, Karl Beattie accompanied by some of the Most Haunted team, you will be taken on a terrifying journey of their top 10 scariest places, with your chance to interact with the hosts in a Q&A session.
It’s the acclaimed World No.1 paranormal show so you’ll be shaking in your seat! Yvette and the team present MOST HAUNTED’S ALL-TIME TOP 10 SCARES complete with some unseen video footage from their investigations.
Most Haunted: The Stage Show will climax by inviting some audience members to join in a séance and Ouija board on stage with the team and invited to conduct their very own ghostly investigation.
Halloween Carnival of Screams – Sun 15, 22, 29 Oct at 2.30pm
Join us in October 2023 for an all new Halloween Adventure. The Carnival has come to Blackpool but all is not as it seems. There are all sorts of Spooky Goings On and things that go Bump In The Night!
There’ll be Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Ghouls in this spooky family show, packed with incredible magic, illusions and amazing circus acts. With hilarious comedy capers and audience participation, glow in the dark puppets and a stunning laser show. Remember to wear your Halloween Costume!
What’s at Blackpool North Pier?
Blackpool North Pier is an amazing example of Victorian architecture. You can explore it’s history here, and find out what makes it unique.
Promenade along an Original Heritage Pier
To ‘Promenade’ was originally to dress in your fine clothes and take a stroll in a popular place. Like the seafront – or a pier like this one.
There are traditional children’s rides at both ends of Blackpool North Pier where your little ones can enjoy the fun of the fair! You’ll spot the Helter Skelter from the promenade. There’s also a beautiful original merry go round too, plus various other rides.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can only be redeemed on the Pier where they were bought. Not transferable.
North Pier Theatre, now the Joe Longthorne Theatre
There’s a different show for everyone at the Theatre at the end of the Pier. Recent shows include Cinderella, Dick Whittington, the Rat Pack, Sunset Cinema and many more.
The Amusement Arcades at North Pier open all year round. Test your skills with a selection of video games, fruit machines and prize machines, games of skill, and pinball. There are even machines for the very little ones – there’s something for all the family at the Pier arcade. Open daily from 10am.
Cafes and Kiosks
From the entrance to the end of the Pier you’ll find an interesting assortment of kiosks, plus plenty of places to eat and drink too.
There’s the British seaside favourite of fish and chips – and of course ice cream. Choose from light snacks, meals, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Various other kiosks sell gifts, sweets, records and clothes, and no self respecting pier would be complete without a resident fortune teller. Visit Gypsy Petulengro to see what the future holds for you!
Watch the Starlings
North Pier is one of a few places in the country where you can see this amazing sight.
Throughout the months of late autumn and winter, the Piers are a roost for tens of thousands of starlings. Each night when they arrive at dusk they create a spectacular display known as a murmuration. They swoop and glide as one huge, black mass as they fly to the pier to bed down for the night.
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