Hosting full production cabaret spectaculars and live shows, private functions and corporate events – Viva Bar Blackpool is your number one choice for a great night out! It’s located on Blackpool Promenade right next door to Blackpool Tower, opposite Festival House. The multi-purpose venue opened in 2012.
Viva Blackpool create, produce and perform a number of fabulous in-house cabaret shows for the theatre. Take your pick from these great performances, where you can enjoy a full night out including a great meal.
We went for a look behind the scenes –
- Have you got your Viva Locals Card?
- £5 Deposit Deal at Viva Bar Blackpool
- SEASON SHOWS AT VIVA BLACKPOOL!
- VISITING SHOWS AT VIVA BAR BLACKPOOL!
- I’m Alive – The Ultimate Celine Dion Tribute Show – starring January Butler
- Electromantics – A Journey through the 80s New Wave!
- 80s & 90s Bottomless Brunch – Sat 17 Feb at 2pm
- The Greatest Star – Barbra Streisand Tribute Show – Fri 23 Feb at 8pm
- Phil Winston’s Theatreworks Presents ‘Voyage’ – Fri 1 March at 7.30pm
- The Little Mix Party – Afternoon Concert – Sat 2 March at 2pm
- Little Fix – The Ultimate tribute to Little Mix – Sat 2 March at 8pm
- Essentially Cher – Fri 8 March at 8pm
- Beyoncé Bottomless Brunch – Sat 9 March at 2pm
- Coldplace – The World’s leading tribute to Coldplay – Sat 9 March at 8pm
- Shania – Mother’s Day Special – Sun 10 March at 4pm
- Elvis Movie Night – Thurs 14 March at 7pm
- If I Can Dream – The Great British Elvis Tribute Contest – 15-17 March
- Jenningsbet World Seniors Darts Tournament – Champion of Champions – 23 & 24 March from 11am
- Bay City Rollermania with ‘The Legendaries’ – Fri 29 March & Fri 27 Dec at 8pm
- Easter Party Panto – Charlie & the Chocolate Academy – 30 March to 3 April at 1pm
- RnB Luv Presents – Shola Ama & Special Guests Sun 31 March at 8pm
- Viva Movie Cinema Sing-Along Presents – Encanto – Thurs 4 April at 1.30pm
- Paul Potts – From The Heart – Fri 5 April at 8pm
- Miss England 2023 – Semi Final – Sun 7 April at 7pm
- ABBA Bottomless Brunch – Sat 20 April at 2pm
- Magic Men Australia – Featuring Will Parfitt – Tues 23 April at 7.30pm
- Undr The Cosh: Live and Uncut! Sun 28 April at 7.30pm
- Jim Davidson Swimming Against the Tide! 12 July at 8pm
- Michael Jackson The Legacy – Starring CJ – Fri 2 August at 8pm
- BIG MOMENTS at VIVA BLACKPOOL!
- 2023: Winter Works at Viva Bar Blackpool
- 2022: 10 Fabulous Years for Viva Bar Blackpool!
Have you got your Viva Locals Card?
Do you have an FY postcode? Brand new in 2023, anyone who lives in an FY district can apply for a ‘Locals Card’ membership.
Here’s what you get:
- 10% off food and drink at the Viva Bar
- 20% off resident shows and selected Blackpool shows at Viva! Please check each show page pricing for confirmation of locals card offer applying to that show
- 10% off private events at Viva Blackpool
- Event referral scheme – receive a £50 Viva credit for referring a friend to book an event
- Birthday club offers and freebies
- Card option available for £2.50, or a PDF / mobile version for free. T’s & C’s apply. Full details and apply here
£5 Deposit Deal at Viva Bar Blackpool
Viva Blackpool has the perfect way to give you something to look forward to without the worry of booking ahead… their flexible booking policy and £5 deposit deal. Reserve your seat for just £5 – and if you need to move your booking, they’ll just move it with their flexible booking scheme!
SEASON SHOWS AT VIVA BLACKPOOL!
Viva Spring Spectacular
Brand new for 2024… if you love theatre, you’ll love this show! Revamped and taken to the next level – this is our headline show of the week… featuring the best of the West End musicals mixed with all your favourites songs from the 80s, 90s, 00s and now! Featuring numbers from Moulin Rouge, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages alongside hits from Wham, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more… All performed by the incredible Viva cast of vocalists, dancers and hosted by Leye D Johns.
Relax in your reserved seats whilst we serve food and drinks to your table throughout the evening from our restaurant and bar waiters. It’s an amazing Night Out – great for groups, parties and occasions. You’ll enjoy plenty of comedy laughs, music variety and dancing in a fast moving cabaret style show.
Viva Voulez Vous!
Say thank you for the music at Viva Voulez Vous. With all the hits you love to sing along to from their chart-topping career, this is ABBA but not as you ‘Knowing me, Knowing you’ know it. This show is produced by the Viva production team. It’s performed by the exceptionally talented singing and Dancing Queens of the Viva cast.
Join us as we Have A Dream of the Swedish pop quartet that swept the globe. More than a tribute, this is a one of a kind experience. There’s fantastic lighting, sound and production visuals including a massive LED screen and lasers. It’s a real ‘wow’ to your night and plenty to enjoy. The show’s full night out, lasting around 2 and a half hours with an interval. Your whole evening is sorted!
The Ultimate Musical Theatre show! The musicals you LOVE as seen on Broadway, the West End and on Cinema Screens. Featuring classics like Les Miserables, Barnum & Wicked, to modern musicals SIX, Hamilton & Moulin Rouge!
Relax in your reserved seats whilst we serve food and drinks to your table throughout the evening from our restaurant and Viva bar waiters. It’s an amazing Night Out – great for groups, parties and occasions. You’ll enjoy plenty of comedy laughs, music variety and dancing in a fast moving cabaret style show.
Viva Country Legends – A Night At The Grand Ole Opry
It’s the toe tappin’ music of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Tammy Wynette, Carrie Underwood and Glen Campbell.
Brought to you by the Viva cast and hosted by Leye D Johns. Enjoy a show lasting for around 2 and a half hours with an interval. With Live band, full production and a real concert sound your whole evening is sorted! There’s fantastic lighting, sound and production visuals including a massive LED screen – giving a real ‘wow’ to your night and plenty to enjoy.
The Jersey Beats – Oh What a Nite!
Originally conceived and produced by the Viva Blackpool team, ‘Oh What A Nite!’ is celebrating an amazing 8th season in Blackpool and this show is one of our most popular productions appealing to a wide range of audiences and ages.
It’s a sensational show celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This show is our most popular midweek production and appeals to a wide range of audiences and ages. Enjoy plenty of comedy, music and moves in a fast moving show. Starring our hilarious host Leye D Johns and resident Viva Showgirls dancers.
This music has broad appeal including ‘Sherry’, ‘Beggin’, ‘Grease’ and ‘My Eyes Adored you’. PLUS more music from the era – so no worries about individual taste or pleasing a big group. Performed by an amazing quartet of vocalists – Matt Andrews (Frankie), Johnny O’Connor (Nick), Toby Beal (Tommy) and Michael Cosgrove (Bob). The show appears with a fabulous troupe of showgirl dancers and full production including video.
There’s fantastic lighting, sound and production visuals including a massive LED screen and lasers – giving a real ‘wow’ to your night and plenty to enjoy. It’s a full night out, with a show lasting for around 2 and a half hours with an interval – your whole evening is sorted!
Viva – Decades Rewind! 80s, 90s & Now!
Back and improved for Summer 2024… celebrate everything you LOVE about the best decades in music!
Revamped and taken to the next level – this is our headline show of the week… featuring a fast moving show with all the best songs you’ll love from the 80s, 90s, 00s and now! Weds & Saturday nights from June to November!
Viva’s amazing party night out – with an amazing show, atmosphere, fast moving show with our talented cast of singers and dancers. Relax, it’s the best of the 80s, 90s and now – a show taking you through the decades of great music and we’ll be setting some reminders of some of the things you’ll have seen on stage and screen from the different eras
Brand new for 2024 – your very own, private hire mega-Karaoke room where you can relax and make some brilliant memories with your friends!
- Take centre stage and be the star that you are!
- Private Karaoke room – complete with 5 karaoke screens, 2 microphones nightclub lighting, your own Viva bar & toilet facilities, selfie points and props
- Self-serve Karaoke system – used via your mobile – scan the QR code, choose your song from over 50,000 in our library, enter your name (or someone else’s!) and your song will be added to the queue!
- Everyone in the room can logon and choose the music – and also send photographs/selfies to the live player screen!
- ‘Diva’ fan control, control your own smoke machine – all the attributes to make your song choice your headline, superstar performance!
- BOOK YOUR TICKETS online HERE
Viva The Show!
- This is the headline show of the week… featuring the best of the West End musicals mixed with all your favourites songs from the 80s, 90s, 00s and now!
- Viva’s amazing party night out – with an amazing show, atmosphere, fast moving show and a talented cast of singers and dancers. With fantastic lighting, sound and production visuals including a massive LED screen and lasers. You’ll enjoy plenty of comedy laughs, music variety and dancing in a fast moving cabaret style show
- Featuring numbers from Moulin Rouge, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages alongside hits from Wham, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more…
- Relax in your reserved seats with food and drinks served to your table throughout the evening from restaurant and Viva bar waiters
- This is an amazing Night Out – suitable for anyone looking for a good time, great laughs – great for groups, parties and occasions. With a show lasting for around 3 hours with an interval – your whole evening is sorted!
- Starring hilarious host Leye D Johns, resident Viva dancers & aerialists plus our amazing vocalists
Soul & Motown Extravaganza
Featuring all the way from the USA, the exciting JJ Gibson, the latino talents of Kofi Taylor and Alfie Bailey!
The undiscovered talent is the central part of this young tantalising power trio; their electric musical style has generally been described as a “varied range of old school classics” with subtle throwbacks to some of the biggest and legendary Motown/Soul songs of your lifetime.!
This fresh dynamic show specialise in performing the Hitsville magic of the Motown scene to the Soul and RnB era. With slick strong vocals, high energy choreography, excellent musicianship with faultless precision.
they will bring a flavour of fun & excitement while they ease their way through an impressive selection of music from artistes like “Stevie Wonder”, The Four Tops”, “The Drifters”, “The Temptations”, “Diana Ross”, “Gladys Knight”, “Martha Reeves”, “Bruno Mars”, “Luis Fonsi” & more…
VISITING SHOWS AT VIVA BAR BLACKPOOL!
I’m Alive – The Ultimate Celine Dion Tribute Show – starring January Butler
Weds 14 Feb 24 and Friday 30 August
Brand new for 2023 – making its world debut at Viva! A show not to be missed – the ultimate Celine Dion tribute concert with an incredible full live band. Featuring the highly acclaimed, power house vocals of January Butler.
Featuring an incredible live band, led by musical director Andy Mudd. Songs such as ‘All Coming Back To Me Now’, ‘I Drove All Night’, ‘Think Twice’ ‘I’m Alive’ and ‘My Heart will Go On’.
Electromantics – A Journey through the 80s New Wave!
Fri 16 Feb & Sun 29 Dec at 7.45pm
An incredible LIVE show that’s visually stunning and sonically spectacular with Electromantics, a four-piece live band from the Northwest of England. Featuring the robotic dance moves of Android, ManoChrome. You’ll remember all the greatest synth hits from the 80s – re-living your youth, and enjoying the night with impressive live recreations of hits from the 80s New Wave, Synth Pop and New Romantic era.
Including songs by artists such as Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, The Human League, Visage, Kraftwerk, New Order, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Blancmange, Japan, Duran Duran, China Crisis, Erasure, A Flock of Seagulls, Devo, Tears for Fears, Gary Numan, Howard Jones and more.
80s & 90s Bottomless Brunch – Sat 17 Feb at 2pm
Get Ready for an unforgettable 80s & 90s Bottomless Brunch at Viva Blackpool this February! Non-stop hits performed live by our sensational vocalists. From “backstreet boys” to “spice girls,” and everything in between!
Delicious Mouth-watering sharing platter and bottomless prosecco to fuel the fun! It’s not just a brunch, it’s a full-blown crazy party that’ll have you grooving in your seats. Dress up encouraged!
The 80s 90s are calling and recruiting all party people! Brace yourselves for the ultimate Bottomless Brunch like no other, filled with the timeless tunes you know and love, and get ready to kickstart your night out in the most fabulous way possible!
The Greatest Star – Barbra Streisand Tribute Show – Fri 23 Feb at 8pm
Starring Kearra Bethany, as seen on ITV’s Starstruck, ‘The Greatest Star – Barbra Streisand Tribute Show’ takes you on a magical musical through time as you sit back & relax enjoy the sounds of a fabulous production. Back by a fabulous LIVE band, joined on stage by guest artistes for the iconic duets, they’re not a single note that will be missed.
Barbra Streisand is, by far, one of the worlds best known artistes in recent times who went from dust to stardom in the blink of an eye. With a career extending over 6 six decades, Barbra always had her role on the music scene. Whether it be the big stage, studios or TV, she’s always been a favourite.
This 2 hour spectacular will have you singing along, tapping along and even laughing. But most of all you’ll be with Kearra, celebrating songs such as ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, ‘No More Tears’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’, ‘Memory’ plus many more.
Phil Winston’s Theatreworks Presents ‘Voyage’ – Fri 1 March at 7.30pm
Phil Winston’s Theatreworks Presents ‘Voyage’, welcoming you to an evening of evening of dance and song performed by our fabulous students. Watch the talent of tomorrow today!
Choreographed by the faculty of Phil Winston’s Theatreworks – a Blackpool based theatre development institution for over 30 years.
The Little Mix Party – Afternoon Concert – Sat 2 March at 2pm
Calling all MIXERS as we present The Little Mix Party! Celebrating one of this biggest girl bands of the decade!
Get ready to slay the dance floor and bring out your Girl Power at The Little Mix Party! The perfect concert experience for the family, come and sing, dance and celebrate all the songs you know and love! Bringing the magic of Little Mix to life with their sensational vocals and incredible dance routines. Includes post show MEET & GREET with the band including photo opportunities.
Little Fix – The Ultimate tribute to Little Mix – Sat 2 March at 8pm
We’re cranking up the girl power with an explosive performance by the one and only No.1 tribute, Little Fix! They’ll have you shoutin’ “Shout Out to My Ex” and movin’ like “Black Magic” all night long.
Grab your squad, grab your glitter, and get ready to move to the rhythm of the ultimate girl group hits. This is your chance to become the Mixers you were born to be!
Essentially Cher – Fri 8 March at 8pm
Celebrating ‘International Women’s Day’ in style, with one of the Strongest, independent women of all time! Cher!
Starring Trisha McCluney, star of BBC1’s “I Can See Your Voice” , embodies Essentially Cher – the fastest-rising LIVE Cher tribute sensation. All the features which will make you ‘Believe’ – as Trisha steps onstage in her black leather jacket, cascading curls, and sequined catsuit, she effortlessly channels America’s pop/rock icon. Trisha’s portrayal, from movements to witty banter, is so precise that audiences often mistake her for the real Cher.
You’ll be entertained by a fabulous tribute artiste backed by her talented 6-piece live band. Featuring the hits you love – Strong Enough, Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time, Shoop Shoop Song and many many more!
Beyoncé Bottomless Brunch – Sat 9 March at 2pm
Eat, Sing, Dance, and Sip with the Best Beyoncé Tribute in the UK! It’s the ultimate pre-night out party that will elevate your weekend vibes!
Bottomless Drinks to fuel the fun! Including Prosecco and now extended to include a choice of our house cocktails (Beach Bomb or Viva Purple) or draught Coors Lager. Delight your taste buds with scrumptious sharing platters. Experience the power and glamour of Reyonce, the ultimate Beyoncé tribute, right in the heart of your brunch. Live DJ Set: Jay Fontalba on the decks, spinning tunes to keep the party alive.
Coldplace – The World’s leading tribute to Coldplay – Sat 9 March at 8pm
A stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of the most successful bands of all time. The only tribute to have worked for Coldplay, this outstanding band leads you through all your favourite Coldplay hits from the last 20+ years including Yellow, Paradise and A Sky full of Stars, right through to Higher Power and My Universe from their latest album, Music of the Spheres.
This world class show faithfully recreates the magic of Coldplay’s record breaking live tours – featuring lasers, confetti, video screen and the Xyloband LED wristbands that have become synonymous with Coldplay concerts, and truly make the audience part of the show.
Shania – Mother’s Day Special – Sun 10 March at 4pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style and experience Europe’s premier Shania Twain tribute show! “Shania – Man I Feel Like A Woman,” starring the incredible Liza Rebecca.
It’s the ultimate tribute to the Queen of Country Pop, delivering Shania’s sass and style with unrivalled authenticity. Liza wows with her remarkable vocals, audience engagement, and flawless choreography. You won’t believe you’re not watching Shania herself!
Elvis Movie Night – Thurs 14 March at 7pm
Get ready to immerse yourself in the legend of Elvis at Viva Presents: Elvis Movie Night! Join us for a special screening of the Elvis biopic movie, where you’ll experience the magic of the King like never before.
But that’s not all – we’re bringing you two thrilling sets of entertainment with Elvis impersonators, capturing the essence of the iconic performer!
After the film, the party continues with Elvis-themed karaoke, where you can channel your inner rock ‘n’ roll star!
If I Can Dream – The Great British Elvis Tribute Contest – 15-17 March
Returning for 2024! Book now to secure the best price tickets for the British Elvis Tribute Artist Championships. This Festival brings together Elvis fans from all over the British and Internationally for 3 days of Elvis in one the UK’s most colourful seaside resort – Blackpool.
Blackpool is the perfect backdrop to one of the country’s most prestigious Elvis festivals and UK Championships. He left a legacy unmatched by any other musician in history. His life, his memory, his music is celebrated across the country and across the world by dedicated and talented artists who pay him tribute.
Jenningsbet World Seniors Darts Tournament – Champion of Champions – 23 & 24 March from 11am
Ladies and gentlemen… Lets. Play. Darts! Televised sport returns to Blackpool in 2024 as we crown the ‘Champion of Champions!’ As part of the UK tour, the Jenningsbet World Seniors Darts Tournament brings the big names to Blackpool and will be broadcast LIVE on Channel 5.
New for 2024: Seats will be allocated on a new seating plan, and those who buy first will get the best seats in the house! After-show party on Saturday Night! We’ll turn the music up, bring on some great live acts and keep the music going until 8pm! Discounted tickets for FINALS day on Sunday!
Bay City Rollermania with ‘The Legendaries’ – Fri 29 March & Fri 27 Dec at 8pm
After an incredibly successful nights in 2021 and 2022, the band are BACK in 2023 to perform another night dedicated to the memory of Les McKeown and the Bay City Rollers.
The remaining band members of Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers reunite to play the songs, tell the tales and re-live life on the road. Playing all the hits and more – from their years of touring with Les. Remembering the hits such as ‘Shang-A-Lang’ Give A Little Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Summer Love Sensation and of course Bye Bye Baby will be extra poignant. Sanctioned and endorsed by Les own family – this will be another evening to remember the good times.
Easter Party Panto – Charlie & the Chocolate Academy – 30 March to 3 April at 1pm
Help Charlie save the chocolate in this special Party Panto Show! Easter Fun For All The Family! Where the entertainment and fun starts as soon as you arrive with a FREE Pre-Show meet & greet with the cast, where there’ll be immersive fun and games.
Full stage show performed with our cast, featuring Festive tunes, a family friendly story and lots of audience participation with the kids! Food & drink served at the event, with table service throughout the session. Plus a special invite to the show – we’ll text you on the morning of the show to ask you and your little ones to come and help us.
RnB Luv Presents – Shola Ama & Special Guests Sun 31 March at 8pm
Are ready for the ULTIMATE RnB bank holday weekend special? Rnb Luv presents Shola Ama and special guest, This is your ticket to the biggest bank holiday weekend party! Headline Shola Ama will be hitting the stage performing all the classics you know from ‘imagine’ to ‘You might need somebody’ this powerhouse never fails to bring that RnB magic!
This is a salute to the best era in RnB history, the biggest tunes of the 90s & 00s, expect to hear songs by Usher, Neyo, 112, Ashanti and many more. Special guests include Rick Starr legend and founder of Soul Sessions & Blackpool’s RNB scene king Jay Fontalba. This is a ‘Big Club’ atmosphere, right in the heart of Blackpool – where you can enjoy your full night out under one roof!
Viva Movie Cinema Sing-Along Presents – Encanto – Thurs 4 April at 1.30pm
It’s our Interactive Sing-Along Cinema Screening – “We don’t talk about Bruno”, but we do sing along to ENCANTO!….Calling All Encanto mega fans experience Magic and Music at the Sing-Along, Live at Viva Blackpool! Watch the full movie as we screen it on our massive LED screen, with sing-a-long lyrics during the songs and crowd participation throughout the Movie.
Pre show Fun and FREE ‘Warm Up’ Live Performances – Sing, Dance and Dream along with our cast of Viva Broadway! And our live host will take you through some vocal ‘warm up’ to get you ready for the movie. Plus the Fancy Dress Parade – Embrace Your Favourite Characters! And FREE Interactive Props Goody Bag – join in with the movie, we’ll supply you with props! From a pair of Mirabel’s glasses to Isabella’s Flowers!
Paul Potts – From The Heart – Fri 5 April at 8pm
Paul won the first series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. Truly a life-changing event, Paul released his multi-Platinum debut album ‘One Chance’ that year, topped the charts in 13 countries, appeared on Oprah (twice), brought Times Square to a standstill, announced a global arena tour and became a household name in cities from Seoul to New York and Sydney to Hamburg.
Paul’s story has since inspired the Hollywood film ‘One Chance’ starring James Corden. But the story doesn’t end there. Paul is constantly touring, having now performed well over 1,000 times across 45 countries. Since Paul’s BGT win, he has released a further six studio albums: 2009’s ‘Passione’, 2010’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and ‘Home’ in 2014, as well as a Greatest Hits collection in 2013.
Miss England 2023 – Semi Final – Sun 7 April at 7pm
Miss England Contest, So much more than beauty! The MISS ENGLAND 23 Semi final – Women from across the country will be competing for a place in the grand final of Miss England , the nations entry to Miss World
Miss England is a competition to find England’s representative to go to the 72nd Miss World Beauty with a Purpose which raises funds for disadvantaged children & youngster’s across the world.
ABBA Bottomless Brunch – Sat 20 April at 2pm
Calling all ‘Dancing Queens’ and party people! Brace yourselves for the ultimate ABBA Bottomless Brunch like no other, filled with the timeless tunes you know and love, and get ready to kickstart your night out in the most fabulous way possible! Sing, Drink, and Dance Along to ABBA’s Greatest Hits at the ultimate pre-night out party that will elevate your weekend vibes! Non-stop ABBA hits performed live by our sensational vocalists. From “Dancing Queen” to “Mamma Mia,” and everything in between!
Delicious Mouth-watering sharing platter and Bottomless Drinks to fuel the fun! Including Prosecco and now extended to include a choice of our house cocktails (Beach Bomb or Viva Purple) or draught Coors Lager. Dress up is encouraged! Plus Live DJ Set with Jay Fontalba on the decks, spinning tunes to keep the party alive.
Magic Men Australia – Featuring Will Parfitt – Tues 23 April at 7.30pm
FINALLY, UK…… Worldwide Sensation – The Magic Men Australia are finally coming your way!
Australia’s most anticipated men are heating up the town Magic Men’s “FEEL THE MAGIC” showcases it’s most talented men in a heart-stopping live performance. Featuring Will Parfitt, this one-of-a-kind stage show tears up the stage with hot hunks, smooth moves and lighting spectacle guaranteed to make it a night out to remember. Voted Australia’s BEST MALE DANCE GROUP, find out what makes these group of guys the talk of the town.
Undr The Cosh: Live and Uncut! Sun 28 April at 7.30pm
It’s LIVE AND UNCUT as one of the most popular UK sports podcasts comes to the seaside with presenters Jon ‘the Beast’ Parkin, Chris ‘ Browny’ Brown and award-winning writer Chris Brown
Since the first episode in early 2018, Undr The Cosh has fast become one of the UK’s most popular football podcasts, seeing over 50,000 audio downloads and 20,000 video views each week, and featuring in the UK Sports Top 10 Podcast Chart throughout 2019. Each week the lads are joined by a different character from the world of football, from non-league players to seasoned internationals and Champions League winners.
Uncovering the good, the bad and the downright ugly parts of their careers and football, in general, the lads’ no-nonsense, interviewing approach has struck a real chord with supporters, bringing with it a new no holds barred insight into the game heard nowhere else.
Jim Davidson Swimming Against the Tide! 12 July at 8pm
Join Britain’s best loved funny man on his marathon swim as he resists the pull of the under-current of radical sensibilities of the woke minority.
Slap on the Goose fat and battle through the dark and murky woke infested waters and join him for another evening of rip-roaring grown-up comedy, as Jim Davidson OBE continues to play to capacity audiences year after year.
Michael Jackson The Legacy – Starring CJ – Fri 2 August at 8pm
The exceptionally authentic, world-class Tribute to Michael Jackson! Starring CJ, one of the world’s greatest Michael Jackson Tribute Artists with Live Music performed by an incredible Band and accompanied by an amazing dance troupe. The look, the voice, the moves and all the hits!
This outstanding production is the closest thing to seeing a live Michael Jackson show, presenting you with an immersive theatrical experience actively engaging its audience with stunning effects and choreography from start to finish, all dedicated to the King Of pop!
BIG MOMENTS at VIVA BLACKPOOL!
2023: Winter Works at Viva Bar Blackpool
Since opening, stage height had been an issue as the venue was built into the constraints of the original building. It’s reduced opportunities for some shows coming into the venue, and caused issues with sound and lighting.
January is a busy month in Blackpool – it’s when theatres, attractions and venues do their building and renovating work! So before the season got into swing it was all systems go at Viva Bar Blackpool. In 2023 the old stage came down – even revealing some of the old Mecca Bingo fittings! Now, there’s a huge new stage for even better shows
A team of skilled builders removed the roof (and the huge steel triangle in the middle of the room). Now there’s a beautiful open stage for performers to do their thing on – and above! It’ also ‘s opened up opportunities for new types of shows and concerts to come to the venue. It’s exciting times – the Viva Bar Blackpool experience has come a long way since it opened and it’s always improving!
2022: 10 Fabulous Years for Viva Bar Blackpool!
Opened in 2012, Viva Bar Blackpool has been entertaining 150,000 visitors each year with a top-class programme of live entertainment. It’s all produced in house by owners Martin Heywood and the ever-popular, outrageous host, Leye D Johns.
The 10th anniversary in 2022 was marked with an exciting line-up of shows. All performed in the unique, cabaret style theatre, with a different attraction every night from June through November.
West End Musical and Blackpool Cabaret
For the first time ever, Viva Bar Blackpool staged a full West End musical, ‘Boogie Nights The 70’s Musical‘. The hilarious and heart-warming musical, with a hit soundtrack of our lives, featured Shane Nolan as the lead.
Jon Conway is the show’s original London director and staged this Viva version. He said, “Boogie Nights always had a terrific party atmosphere on previous Blackpool visits. I’m really excited that we’ve secured a large and talented cast of established musical theatre performers to stage the show at Viva Bar Blackpool.”
Meanwhile resident host Leye D Johns headlined ‘Viva The Show’ a vibrant new spectacular production. Complete with a glamorous cast of singers and dancers, showcasing the very best of showbiz glitz at the heart of the Golden Mile. ‘Viva Country Legends’ was also new in 2022.
Viva also became the home of family entertainment as part of it’s 10th anniversary celebration. Welcoming the hilarious ‘Crazy Comedy Company’ with an exciting new show. A hit at the Edinburgh Festival and Butlins alike it’s just one of a number of new family shows at Viva.
A Spectacular 10 Years for Viva Bar Blackpool!
Owners Martin Heywood and popular, outrageous host Leye D Johns, commented –
“It’s been a spectacular 10-years and an amazing privilege to play an integral role in Blackpool’s resurgence as the UK’s favourite family destination. Through hard work, dedication and a huge wealth of talent, Viva’s become an entertainment mecca, welcoming thousands of visitors each season.”
“Guests will enjoy a top-class programme, featuring a wide range of brand-new shows and returning favourites. With the support of the Arts Council, over £250,000 is set to be invested to ensure we continue to grow, producing the best in live entertainment in the heart of Blackpool”