Our Heritage

Discover the Timeless Charm: Celebrating Our Rich Heritage at Winter Gardens Blackpool

Welcome to Our Heritage at Winter Gardens Blackpool, a captivating journey through the rich history of one of the UK’s most iconic entertainment venues. Since opening its doors in July 1878, Winter Gardens Blackpool has been at the heart of the vibrant seaside resort, enchanting generations of visitors with its diverse range of events and grand architectural beauty. Immerse yourself in the stories of our cherished spaces, from the majestic Opera House and the elegant Empress Ballroom to the newly-established Conference and Exhibition Centre. Discover the timeless charm and enduring legacy of Winter Gardens Blackpool as we celebrate our fascinating past and look forward to an exciting future.

our story

Journey through time at Winter Gardens Blackpool, a storied venue since 1878. Explore our captivating timeline, from grand openings to iconic additions, celebrating a legacy of world-class entertainment and unforgettable moments.

venue tours

Join us for a fascinating tour of the Winter Gardens Blackpool. Our knowledgeable guides have many years’ experience at the venue and can offer a unique insight to the fascinating building and the many events its hosted.

winter gardens trust

The Winter Gardens Trust was set up to raise awareness of the significance of the spectacular grade II* listed Blackpool Winter Gardens and to support its repair and restoration. We do this through a range of different activities which are supported by our fundraising.

restoration levy

From July 2021 a Restoration Levy of £1.50 on all tickets purchased both online and in-person at our box office applies. This Levy will be ring-fenced and go directly into the investment needed in our Grade 2* listed venue.

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