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Last updated. 15:53 27/03/2020

Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (BECL) has announced the temporary closure of The Winter Gardens, with immediate effect, following the government’s press conference on Monday 16 March.

Michael Williams, Managing Director of BECL said: “We regret to announce that as today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 that the Winter Gardens will close from 16.00hrs in light of the most recent official government advice.

We will remain closed until further notice and will re-open as soon as possible, following government recommendations. The safety of our audience and workforce is paramount to us as we look to work our way through these very challenging times. We will remain in contact over the coming weeks to keep everyone up to date as the situation develops. From Wednesday 18 March our Box Office will be open from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday only for outward telephone calls and no public access will be granted.   We would respectfully request that patrons refrain from calling us at this time as our team are exceedingly busy at present so please bear with us as we work through the rescheduling of shows and events at this challenging time. Customers of shows and events that are affected will be contacted as soon as possible.

Keep up to date with all the latest advice from NHS England here - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Affected events 

The Winter Gardens Blackpool will attempt to rearrange any event affected by the ongoing situation. Unless otherwise stated tickets purchased will be eligible for the rearranged date with refunds issued if you're unable to make the new date. Customers affected by a postponement, rearrangement or cancellation will be contacted directly as soon as we are able. 

Our team are working tirelessly with event organisers and will keep affected customers up to date with the latest information throughout this time. Should you have a specific enquiry please email [email protected]

TicketMaster will be in contact with all customers affected by the following changes, please allow time for this to happen as they are dealing with a large number of customers. For further information visit https://bit.ly/2QMSdqu  

EVENTS

Dance Fever - 20 March - 21 March 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 18 September - 19 September 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Mayor's Ball - 21 March 2020

Status. Cancelled 

All customers will be contacted for full refunds or exchanges. 

 

A Celebration of Music - 23 March 2020

Status. Cancelled 

All customers will receive refunds from their original point of purchase. 

 

Whitney Queen of the Night - 02 April 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 17 November 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Mr Men and Little Miss On Stage - 04 April - 05 April 2020

Status. Cancelled. 

All customers will receive refunds from their original point of purchase. 

 

Chicago - 04 April 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 01 August 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Winter Gardens Tours - 06 April 2020

Status. Cancelled 

All customers have been fully refunded.

 

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt - 09 April 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 06 October 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac - 10 April

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 06 July 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

DPA WDC/AL European Championships - 10 April - 12 April 

Status. Postponed rearranged to 15 October - 17 October 2020

The event organisers will be in contact with all entrants, patrons and exhibitors over the coming weeks to arrange any refunds and discuss the rearranged dates following consultation and advice from the British Dance Council (BDC).

 

Burn the Floor - 11 April

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 08 July 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Junior Dance Festival - 16 April - 19 April 2020 

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 31 August - 04 September (Ballroom, Latin and Sequence events) & 19 September - 20 September (Formation events)

The event organisers will be in contact with all entrants, patrons and exhibitors over the coming weeks to arrange any refunds and discuss the rearranged dates following consultation and advice from the British Dance Council (BDC).

 

Twinkletoes - 15 April - 18 April 2020 

Status. Postponed rearranged to 01 July - 04 July 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Manford's Comedy Festival - 01 May - 03 May 2020

Status. All events cancelled 

All customers will be contacted for full refunds or exchanges. 

 

The Foals - 06 May - 08 May 2020

Status. To be confirmed 

An update will be provided as soon as possible.  

 

Friends the Musical Parody - 08 May 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 07 March 2021

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Hits Lancashire - 10 May 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 18 July 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Winter Gardens Tour - 11 May 2020

Status. Cancelled  

All customers will be contacted for full refunds. 

 

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals - 14 May 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 01 June 2021

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

Trixie Mattell: Grown Up - 15 May 2020

Status. To be confirmed 

An update will be provided as soon as possible.  

 

Blackpool Dance Festival - 16 May - 29 May 2020

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 25 August - 06 September 2020  

The event organisers will be in contact with all entrants, patrons and exhibitors over the coming weeks to arrange any refunds and discuss the rearranged dates following consultation and advice from the British Dance Council (BDC).

 

Paul Smith Changed - 16 May

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 10 October 2020

Existing tickets will remain valid for the new date, if your unable to make the rescheduled date refunds will be available from your original point of purchase.

 

IDTA Presents: Miss Dance & Dance Master Of Great Britain - 21 June 2020

Status. Cancelled 

All customers will receive a refund from their original point of purchase

 

Doctor Dolittle - 09 July - 12 July 

Status. Cancelled 

All customers will receive a refund from their original point of purchase. 

 

The British Country Music Festival - 04 September - 06 September 

Status. Postponed, rearranged to 03 September - 05 September 2021. 

Event organisers will be in touch with all customers to discuss transfers to the rearranged dates.   

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