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Winter Gardens Blackpool

97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HW, England
+44 1253 629600
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Down Memory Lane!

We walked around Blackpool shopping and found an oasis of calm at the Winter Gardens. A pianist... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pamela G
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Beautifully restored building

Firstly we didn't see a show here so didn't go into the theatre, but the building has got several... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John B
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Cardiff, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“opera house” (234 reviews)
“mama mia” (88 reviews)
“dirty dancing” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HW, England
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+44 1253 629600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked around Blackpool shopping and found an oasis of calm at the Winter Gardens. A pianist was playing tunes from the musicals of the 40s, 50s and 60s by heart and also music from the 20s in the restaurant so we stopped to listen...More

1  Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly we didn't see a show here so didn't go into the theatre, but the building has got several bars and restaurants and it is beautifully restored. The light canopy in the main walkthrough area highlights this at its best. We had a simple lunch...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ongoing works at the winter gardens are paying off. More and more of the building is looking stunning. The shows line up get stronger each month. We have just been to see Hairspary. Fantastic show and great to a full house . The cast...More

1  Thank manhattanblackpool
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hairspray musical is fantastic thoroughly enjoyed the show.The singing and dancing were wonderful.

1  Thank CarmelGirl333
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building. I was there everyday to watch and see the guitar duo and have a dance they were brilliant all for free

1  Thank 297Thomas_R_12
Anthony W, Public Relations Manager at Winter Gardens Blackpool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, it's really appreciated! Pineapple Jack are legends!

A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit every year although this is my first review new to this reviewing business but the staff are always so polite and what a beautiful building

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Anthony W, Public Relations Manager at Winter Gardens Blackpool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, it's really appreciated!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another Blackpool historic building that has survived the modernisation of virtually every uk town! just walking through the arcade for photos or the very popular bar were anyone can stand up and sing an impromptu song, well worth a visit, and that's before mentioning...More

Thank brian t
Anthony W, Public Relations Manager at Winter Gardens Blackpool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brian Thank you for taking the time to review, it's really appreciated!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely well maintained building that is a credit to Blackpool. We called for a drink mid-morning & to listen to the piano player in the tea room. Spotlessly clean & you can spend a good hour looking at the decor. However sad to say the...More

1  Thank armstrongauthor
Anthony W, Public Relations Manager at Winter Gardens Blackpool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, it's really appreciated!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go here all the time!! I go with my mum,my little girl or my partner it's for all ages and just a generally nice place to go! The show bar is a favourite of ours with pineapple jack playing music wish I had this...More

1  Thank saraho861
746anthony, Public Relations Manager at Winter Gardens Blackpool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey saraho861, Thanks for the review, we appreciate you taking the time to comment.

A TripAdvisor Member
Seaham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after The Tower visit. Nice stroll about, spent time looking at everything. Thanks for a nice time.

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Kyliewebster83
11 September 2017|
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Response from Stevie-Boy-Blue | Reviewed this property |
There are several events usually taking place at The Winter Gardens, some shows are ticket entry as is the Illuminasia. In the Gillows Bar at Lunch time you can be entertained by the resident duo Pineapple Jack for free... More
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ALF N
4 August 2017|
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Response from Dawken26 | Reviewed this property |
I was sitting in row A of the Balcony and there was plenty leg room
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Gema2204
24 July 2017|
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Response from xxxxkerryxxxx |
we went on sunday and u can smoke out the back. take plenty of money tho for the drinks as a jugs £15
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