There are two main public entrances to the Winter Gardens - these are at Church Street from St John's Square and from Coronation Street, opposite the Houndshill Centre - please refer to location plan. These entrances are available during the building's standard opening hours.
Venues within the building are on multiple levels.
If entering the building from Church Street access to the public areas is at street level. Lifts are then available to access the first floor function rooms, upper levels of the Opera House and the Empress Ballroom and also the Olympia exhibition hall or to exit onto Coronation Street.
If entering from the Coronation Street entrance a lift from street level is available - this can be found to the left of the entrance. Lifts are then available to access the public areas, the first floor function rooms, upper levels of the Opera House and the Empress Ballroom and also the Olympia exhibition hall.
If you have any questions regarding access to the Winter Gardens please contact us prior to your visit.
Public toilets, including for those visitors with limited mobility, are available within the building. Baby changing facilities are also available.
Please ask a member of staff on-site for assistance regarding the facilities available or contact us prior to your visit.
In March 2010 Blackpool Council purchased the Winter Gardens. Funding for the purchases and investment was secured from European Regional Development Fund, Homes and Communities Agency, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Blackpool Council. Following the acquisition the Winter Gardens is undergoing a major programme of refurbishment projects that has already seen extensive work to the entrances, Dome and Floral Hall, and the opening of the two new dining options under the operation of Heathcotes Outside. The Winter Gardens is operated on behalf of Blackpool Council by Crown Entertainment Centres Ltd.