With a capacity of almost 3,000, the Opera House Blackpool is one of the largest theatres in the UK and indeed Europe, also boasting one of the largest stages. Seating is on Stalls, Circle and Balcony levels with lift access to all and dedicated areas for wheelchair users in the Stalls. Access to the theatre is usually available direct from the Church Street entrance or via the Floral Hall area of the Winter Gardens. The Box Office is open daily from 10am on Church Street, opposite St John’s Church. This world famous venue is actually the third Opera House on the same site, the current theatre opening in 1939. Some of the greatest stars of the past including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have performed on the stage as have today’s biggest names like Peter Kay, One Direction and Gary Barlow. Many of the most popular touring shows have visited including ‘Joseph’, ‘Grease’, ‘Cats’ and ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’ and the venue hosted the Royal Variety Peformance in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1955 and 2009.
- Capacity: Almost 3000
- Ideal For: Musicals, Stand up Comedians, Concerts
- Interesting Fact: The first Royal Variety Performance to be held outside London was staged at the Opera House in 1955