The new home of conferences, exhibitions and events in Blackpool.
A purpose-built conference venue with a capacity of 2000.
Open for business in spring 2019.
We have venues suitable for all event types and sizes.
Set in the heart of Blackpool, a historic seaside town, with outstanding transport links.
The Winter Gardens is one of the UK’s most culturally significant and prestigious venues.
Find the Ideal Venue
for Your Event
What type of event are you arranging?
The Empress Ballroom is one of our best loved venues. Steeped in history, it has been used to host political party conferences from the big three political parties. With a maximum capacity of 3,500, the Empress Ballroom is ideal for large events and conferences.
The Blackpool Opera House is one of the largest theatres in Europe, with a total capacity of 2,813. It has been at the forefront of British entertainment for over a century and brings a true sense of occasion to any event. The Opera House is perfect for large presentations and conferences.
Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre
The Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre is a brand new purpose built venue designed to bring a modern conference and events experience to Blackpool. It has a capacity of 2,000 but can be used in conjunction with our other venues to achieve a total capacity of 7,000 for large scale events.
Upcoming entertainment, conference, exhibitions and events at Winter Gardens Blackpool
Business and Conferences
The Winter Gardens:
Heritage, History, and Tradition
The Winter Gardens has been delighting audiences since 1878. The construction of the Blackpool Exhibition and Conference Centre is the first major development the Winter Gardens complex has seen since 1939, bringing the historic home of conferences in the UK into the modern era.
Organising an Event?
We have the perfect venue for your event, whether it’s an intimate presentation or a full scale multi-venue conference
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Not sure which venue is best for your needs? We have a dedicated events team ready to help. Click to contact our team who can give you all the information you need and assist with planning your event.
Getting to us
97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HL
Travelling by Road
Blackpool is easily accessible by car and has good links to the UK’s main motorway network. The M55 is the main motorway into Blackpool. The M55 can easily be reached by exiting the M6 at Junction 32.
The M55 leads into the heart of the town centre, which is very close to the resort’s largest car park. Blackpool is also well served by the UK’s main coach operators. Many operators offer services directly into Blackpool all throughout the year.
Travelling by Rail
Blackpool has excellent rail links. The main resort is served by Blackpool North railway station which features regular inbound trains from around the country. Blackpool North is roughly a 10 minute walk from the Winter Gardens.
Blackpool North is also connected to other major rail hubs throughout the north and features direct trains from the likes of Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Preston, and Leeds.