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Winter Gardens Blackpool

Winter Gardens 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HW, England
+44 1253 629600
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Collabro Nov 2017

We had booked two seats up in the stalls to see Collabro in the opera house. The vocals seemed a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A Jaded Star

This venue has some stunning elements which are a peculiar mix of Victoriana, and Art Deco. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter D
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Winter Gardens 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HW, England
+44 1253 629600

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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 2 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 It’s facilities are poor and seriously out of date and certain parts are in showing serious signs of decay.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 2 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 2 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch Our House and it was great. They have some great shows on in the winter gardens. Looking forward to see what shows they have on next year.

Thank Tracey K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of my family were inside the Winter Gardens watching Pineapple Jack so I came to join them mid afternoon. The bar they were playing in was up the stairs from the main entrance on the right. The area they were in was quite small...More

Thank acs1984
746anthony, Public Relations Manager at Winter Gardens Blackpool, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your review, Pineapple Jack are extremely poplar which at times can cause the bar to become extremely busy. In such cases we do try to staff effectively for both speed of service and to ensure the comfort of our guests. I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good lively daytime music with a few people joining in to sing, a really happy atmosphere with friendly people and great beer really tasty.

Thank Christine M
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17 November 2017|
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Response from NORMA F | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park about 5 minutes walk from winter gardens on west street more secure then most hope this helps
10 November 2017|
Response from ken f | Reviewed this property |
you have about 45 mins befor curtain up
26 October 2017|
Response from 746anthony | Property representative |