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“This building is beautiful.”

Winter Gardens Blackpool
Ranked #7 of 85 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Winter Gardens Blackpool has entertained and welcomed crowds of revellers in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces, since opening in 1878. Amongst its many venues is one of the UK’s largest theatres, The Opera House, which has a capacity near 3000. The Opera House continues to attract the biggest touring shows and events from across the globe. The adjoining internationally revered Empress Ballroom is home of the Blackpool Dance Festival, PDC World Matchplay darts, iconic gigs and many more illustrious events. The Winter Gardens Blackpool is committed to delivering an eclectic and popular range of events, shows and conferences from around the world.
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Eateries, events, theatre.
Been a few times for dance and cheerleading events. It is one of the nicest venues we have been too. Just love it.

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Visited the open day yesterday, access all areas. What an amazing building, so many individual rooms. I`ve seen so many great shows there and to be able to stand on the stage, wonder around the dressing rooms and soak up so much show biz history was great. If they do it again, I suggest you visit its amazing!

1  Thank b-pool-bloke
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The Winter Gardens have opened their doors today for anybody to have a look round and it was wonderful. You had access all areas and and you get a feeling of the history of the buidling, I do hope they do it again next year as you need at least 2-3 hours to appreciate it all.

1  Thank skenn01
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

The winter gardens has been around since time began, and it was beginning to look tired. Since the Council took over ownership they have invested loads of money, the main winter gardens hall looks amazing, the café and restaurant are great value something for everyone, the opera house is looking pretty good too, still needs some investment, some great one off shows, only thing that spoils the opera house is the stroppy rude theatre manager, she thinks she is queen bee, not a nice person. Don't complain to her write to the general manager if you have a problem, it will be resolved. Booking Office - tickets lovely staff very helpful.

2  Thank Lancs1963
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Came here to see Arcade Fire doing a secret gig under the name The Reflektors. The venue was the prefect setting for such an amazing event. It was really intimate and at the same time felt very grand. I would recommend anyone going to see a live show here. As I was driving to the gig from manchester, i didn't want an alcoholic drink (which there was a huge queue for) but there was a small confectionary stand just before you went into the ballroom, which sold snacks and soft drinks which i really liked.

Thank Natasha G
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