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The Grand Theatre Blackpool

33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT, England
+44 1253 290190
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Gorgeous theatre and wonderful show

We visited Blackpool with our dance school, to dance in the Tower Ballroom. On Saturday evening... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a lovely theatre this is

Just a shame that folk do not seem to want to go any more... went on Saturday night for Waiting For... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Grand Theatre was designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing space is a wonder of restoration and revival, presenting a full range of every performing artform, as Blackpool's community theatre, Lancashire's preferred opera house and Britain's National Theatre of Variety.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT, England
+44 1253 290190
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Blackpool with our dance school, to dance in the Tower Ballroom. On Saturday evening, we went to the Theatre and were delighted to find a real jewel of a venue. The theatre is beautiful inside, not huge, but beautiful restored with gilt and...More

Thank LesleyNorthampton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a shame that folk do not seem to want to go any more... went on Saturday night for Waiting For God and there were about 50 or 60 people in the theatre. It was a real shame that there were not numbers like there...More

Thank paulnpaula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the theatre this week to watch 'Waiting for God' - a very well produced and funny play performed well. However, the number of people in the audience was disappointing as the theatre was less than half full. The seats in the front row...More

Thank carol j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Theatre is lovely. I've never seen a bad show yet. Really lucky to live in Blackpool where there is a theatre like this.

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the Wednesday matenee performance, ' Tom and Diana ' were well portrayed by Jeffery Holland and Nichola McAuliffe, if you closed your eyes you could almost believe it was the original actors, Jane and Harvey were not very convincing, before the...More

Thank 19phil50
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The theatre has been beautifully restored. Only criticism, would be the most uncomfortable seats ever. They needed more padding them to stop myself from fidgeting throughout the entire show! Went to see the musical 9 to 5.... Cast were amazing

Thank dj4lee
Reviewed 14 May 2017

First time here, it's a smallish theater with great architecture inside making it feel grand, the layout is similar to Hull City Hall, but feels much more grand thanks to it's decoration making it feel "grand" on the walls and in front of the seating...More

Thank justjamesb
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We went to see 'Strictly Murder' and it was very enjoyable. The theatre looks great and is beautiful inside. The staff are very nice, and made us feel welcome. Sweets, crisps, ice cream and drinks are available to buy from the front left of the...More

1  Thank Akoid
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We went here to see 'Strictly Murder' which started off a bit slow but ended up being really enjoyable. The theatre itself looks great for its age and all the staff are very pleasant. The only downside is the seats - they are quite hard...More

1  Thank StephenChalmers
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent show for all ages and disabilities Can't fault anything at all including the show Watched running wild and loved the show that much that I want them to come back to blackpool again next year (2018)

Thank Ashley F
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25 October 2016|
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Response from HW19_12 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry.
7 April 2016|
Response from Debbie B | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes it is a decent view in the Upper Circle, however some of the seats to the side have a restricted view .