Empress Ballroom

Welcome to the Empress Ballroom, a crown jewel in the Winter Gardens Blackpool complex. Renowned for its regal elegance and versatile capabilities, the Empress Ballroom is a favored choice for conferences and events of all types and sizes.

A Venue Steeped in History

The Empress Ballroom has a rich history of hosting the annual conferences of the UK’s three major political parties – Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats. This iconic venue has witnessed many pivotal moments of the late 20th century, contributing to its fame and prestige.

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3250 delegates


1102 sq. metres

Great for

Conferences & Exhibitions


Complete blackout, soundproof, cloakroom, WiFi, AV, DDR available, car parking

Adaptable and Expansive Space

With a maximum capacity of 3250, the Empress Ballroom is as grand as it is adaptable. The space can be customised to accommodate various seating arrangements, from theatre-style to banquet setup, complementing the unique requirements of your event.

If you’re planning an exhibition or trade show, the Empress can be easily transformed into an exploratory space. Delegates are free to navigate through displays and exhibits, fostering interaction and engagement.

Seamless Connectivity

A standout feature of the Empress Ballroom is its direct linkage to the Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre, Arena and Olympia Exhibition Centre, enabling fluid transition and expansion for larger events. Moreover, it can be utilised in harmony with our other conference and event venues within the Winter Gardens complex, offering unparalleled convenience and functionality.

Make Your Event Royal at Empress Ballroom

The Empress Ballroom isn’t just a venue – it’s an experience imbued with historical significance and grandeur. Let us help you make your next event one for the ages at our magnificent Empress Ballroom.

Get in touch with us today to start planning your next extraordinary event. At the Winter Gardens Blackpool, your events are not just organised, they are celebrated!


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Venue Capacities

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Cabaret (x10)
Banquet (x12)
Empress Ballroom
Lower Ground

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