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Winter Gardens Blackpool

Winter Gardens 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HW, England
+44 1253 629600
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What a shame that this place has now closed. Due to not enough people coming to see this wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beautiful building

Such a beautiful old building with a lovely theatre, cafes and bars. Good, comfortable seats with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penrith, United Kingdom
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The Winter Gardens Blackpool has entertained and welcomed crowds of revellers in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces, since opening in 1878. Amongst its many venues is one of the UK’s largest theatres, The Opera House, which has a capacity near 3000. The Opera House continues to attract the biggest touring shows and events from across the globe. The adjoining internationally revered Empress Ballroom is home of the Blackpool Dance Festival, PDC World Matchplay darts, iconic gigs and many more illustrious events. The Winter Gardens Blackpool is committed to delivering an eclectic and popular range of events, shows and conferences from around the world.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Winter Gardens 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HW, England
+44 1253 629600
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a shame that this place has now closed. Due to not enough people coming to see this wonderful attraction. A sheer work of imagination. The quiz kept children entertained whilst walking through the attraction. There was a different theme in every room. Followed by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful old building with a lovely theatre, cafes and bars. Good, comfortable seats with good sight lines.

Thank Penrithperson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Benidorm Reunion in the Arena Ballroom. The room was spacious, comfortable seating at tables and a Bar in situ. There were also toilets including disabled. It was comfortable temperature.

Thank Graham V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked two seats up in the stalls to see Collabro in the opera house. The vocals seemed a little bit lost at times but the opera house itself was very impressive. But at £4 for a pint of Fosters it could enmd up...More

Thank pthomasfisher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venue has some stunning elements which are a peculiar mix of Victoriana, and Art Deco. It needs serious investment to bring out the best. It’s facilities are poor and seriously out of date and certain parts are in showing serious signs of decay. Parking...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sizeable audience managed to find their way into the opera house via the ticket office as most other entrances to the Opera House were closed due to maintenance work or private functions going on in the building . The usual supporting Pianist was noticeably...More

Thank fritz252017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently went to this venue to see a show Flashdance , excellent show all the cast were brilliant and put a lot of hard work in, the venue is a very nice building and situated just off the front, great place to hold shows and...More

Thank noddySheffield
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We went to see Flashdance at the Opera House. The show was incredible, Joanne Clifton is a superstar and her singing was amazing. I knew she was a phenomenal dancer but I didn't realise she had a voice worthy of a leading lady. Ben Adams...More

Thank Rickfest
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The building itself is very well maintained. Very old fashioned which is all part of the draw. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The theatre was clean. And the tickets were very reasonably priced. There was a lot going on on the Saturday night....More

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Caught the last day of illuminasia and though it was very nice and a great little a distraction. Gift shop was rathe empty but seen as is was the last day, everything that was left was half price

Thank Owen O
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Angela R
25 November 2017|
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Response from alisdair t | Reviewed this property |
If you Google "seating plan for opera house blackpool", and search for images, there are lots of seating plans.. when we go to any shows, we try and sit near the middle of the theatre, about 10 from the stage if possible... More
17 November 2017|
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Response from carol j | Reviewed this property |
West street multi storey.