Blackpool Illumination Switch On Festival Weekend

The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September 2017.


The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend is yet again set to be one of the biggest events in Blackpool! The Switch-On show takes place on the Tower Headland.



ILLUMINASIA – The world’s largest indoor light attraction

ILLUMINASIA – The world’s largest indoor light attraction open at the winter Gardens Blackpool daily


LLUMINASIA is Blackpool’s must-see family attraction at the wonderful Winter Gardens! The world’s largest indoor illumination experience blends traditional Chinese lantern crafts with the latest in lighting technology, and boasts hundreds of incredible structures covering thousands of square feet within the Olympia Exhibition Hall. Visitors will explore 6 vibrant, immersive and interactive zones that will captivate the imagination of all ages … the Mysteries of China, the Blackpool Experience, the Planetarium, Land of the Giants, the Deep and the Wonders of the World complete with a 45 feet high model of Blackpool Tower.
Opening times vary, for details click on the link below.



Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 29th August – 2nd September 2017


The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK Tours, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year – old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party. Intreged by the dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.



Lancashire Hits

Lancashire Hits at the Winter Gardens 15th July 2017


The show is now in its 26th year and is staged to give children the opportunity to experience performing in live theatre, and on a professional stage that has been home to many of the world’s biggest stars throughout the years.



The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer at the Winter Gardens 4th July – 8th July 2017

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.
Can sweet natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) and her best friend Holly (Roxanne Pallett: Emmerdale, Waterloo Road) lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight? Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X Factor, Dancing On Ice)? Only Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc: Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.


Sister Act

Sister Act showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool from Tuesday 22nd – 27th August 2017

SISTER ACT- The story about the Nn on the run. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps the her fellow nuns find their singing potential. This is a must watch show. So get yourself to Blackpool this Summer.



Evita showing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 20th June – 24th June 2017


Start Date:
Jun 20, 2017
Bill Kenwright
Emma Hatton as Evita, Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che
£43.00 // £41.00 // £34.50 // £29.50 // £25.00


Emma Hatton

The wickedly talented Emma Hatton, fresh from playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked.

Gian Marco Schiaretti

Embarking on his first UK tour having played the title role in Disney’s production of Tarzan, Gian Marco Schiaretti.


Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 2017

Jane McDonald at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 10th June 2017

Jane McDonald at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 2017

One of the nation’s most loved entertainers is back by popular demand continuing to tour with her best show to date. A must see event of 2017.
As part of the tour Jane is making a welcome return to the Blackpool Opera House on the 10th June 2017.
“Making Memories” is a fantastic production packed full of phenomenal songs and arrangements featuring Jane’s exceptional musicians and singers.
Jane will be performing “Memory” after receiving 5 star reviews for her performance as Grizabella in Cats the musical.
With amazing new medleys, old fan favourites and some exciting additions you’re guaranteed to be on your feet time after time.
Get ready to make some memories and see Jane McDonald’s best show yet!



May Blackpool Dance Festival

May Blackpool Dance Festival

May Blackpool Dance Festival at the Winter Gardens Blackpool 25th May – 2nd June 2017

May Blackpool Dance Festival

The Festival began in 1920 in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, you can find out more by visiting our History section.
Covering a period of nine days this is by far the largest of all the five Blackpool Festivals. The Festival covers Ballroom and Latin American dancing, incorporating the British Open Championships for Adult Amateur and Professional couples, plus Formation Teams. 2005 saw the introduction of two new events, the British Rising Star Amateur Ballroom and Latin Competitions.
Three Invitation events took place this year, the Professional Team Match on the Saturday, the Exhibition Competition and the American Smooth showdance on the Thursday evening, created a vast amount of interest and crowd appeal. 2015 was the event’s 90th year and there were 60 countries represented. A total number of 2,903 entries in the 12 events, 2 Ballroom Formation Teams and 10 Latin Formation Teams.