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Season Guide

Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Box Office 0844 856 1111 wintergardensblackpool.co.uk


‘YOU’LL CRY WITH LAUGHTER AT

MUSICAL’ THE DAILY MAIL

SARAH JANE BUCKLEY JUDY HOLT

RUTH MADOC

SUE DEVANEY LISA MAXWELL

JULIA HILLS REBECCA STORM

WITH A FABULOUS COMPANY OF 20


Calendar Girls - The Musical by Gary Barlow & Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. This marvellous musical comedy which received fantastic five-star reviews in the West End now comes to Blackpool.

Starring Sarah Jane Buckley, Sue Devaney, Julia Hills, Judy Holt, Ruth Madoc, Lisa Maxwell, Rebecca Storm and a fabulous company of 20. Book now and don’t miss the show The Times described as ‘pure gold’.

@thegirlsmusical

‘IT’S GORGEOUS...IT’S A BEAUT’ The Telegraph

Tue 15 to Sat 19 Oct

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed, Thu & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


FEATURING HIT SONGS

HOT STUFF • IT’S RAINING MEN • FINALLY I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE • I WILL SURVIVE GO WEST • GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN AND MORE!

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Joe McFadden


HHHH ‘THE GREATEST DISCO ANTHEMS EVER TO FILL A DANCE FLOOR’

THE TELEGRAPH

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert is coming to the Opera House, Blackpool. With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally! Previously announced Joe McFadden will play Tick/Mitzi, Laurence Olivier Award Winner Miles Western will take on the role

Mon 21 to Sat 26 Oct

as Bernadette and Nick Hayes will play Adam/Felicia. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

@PriscillaTourUK

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £17.00 Concessions & Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Tue 29 Oct

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 2 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

Will Young Plus Special Guests

Sixties Gold

Will Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002. His expansive career has culminated in four Number 1 and two Number 2 chart topping albums, two BRIT Awards and four UK number one singles.

Sixties Gold 2019 returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 chart-topping UK hits. Starring Herman’s Hermits, The Merseybeats, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, The Marmalade and Love Affair’s Steve Ellis. Re-live the magic of the 1960s with Five of the biggest chart acts of the decade.

@WillYoung

Tickets From £35.00

Tickets From £35.00


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Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Sun 3 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

Wed 6 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Jack Whitehall: Work In Progress

Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of stories both funny and sad - from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism. With his mother’s mantra of ‘H’integration’ echoing in his ears, Lenny will recount setting out on his roller coaster ride of a career - but at every stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?

Catch Jack Whitehall as he tries out new material for his upcoming arena tour. A great opportunity to catch Jack in at the Opera House, Blackpool. Show includes tour support. Jack is a joy to watch on stage and a comedian who is firmly on the road to becoming a global megastar, this show is not to be missed. Age Guidance 14+

Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience. Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I Again?’ @LennyHenry

Tickets From £29.50

@jackwhitehall

Tickets From £29.50


Sat 9 Nov

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 30 Nov

Empress Ballroom 7.00pm

S TA R R I N G

C HR I S CON N OR LIVE

World Famous Elvis Show

Hits At Christmas

The World Famous Elvis Show - starring CHRIS CONNOR! Endorsed by The Telegraph - ‘The best Elvis tribute show in the World’

Following the continued success of the various Hits shows in the Opera House, Hits at Christmas will give children the opportunity to experience performing in Empress Ballroom, on a professional stage that has been home to many of the world’s biggest stars throughout the years.

With his 12-piece live band ‘THE STEELS’, & backing vocals by ‘The Sweet Harmonies’. A magnificent 2 hour theatre production, recreating 2 popular Elvis Presley concerts. Voted by the first-ever worldwide Elvis Presley fan poll as - The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World! - awarded in Memphis. If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! Many Elvis fans are left emotionally moved when they leave this show! @mrchrisconnor

Tickets From £26.50

Tickets From £7.50 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


DIRECT FROM THE WEST END!

STARRING

SAMANTHA WOMACK

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY PAULA HAWKINS AND DREAMWORKS FILM ADAPTED BY RACHEL WAGSTAFF & DUNCAN ABEL

WITH O L I V E R F A R N W O R T H DIRECTED BY A N T H O N Y B A N K S


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‘THIS IS A MUST. DON’T MISS IT’ whatsonstage

Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

Tue 19 to Sat 23 Nov

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders, Game On, The Kingsman series) and Oliver Farnworth (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks), this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

@GirlOnTheTrainPlay

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas?

Fri 13 to Sun 29 December 2019 Fri

13 Dec

From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, join us on an hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season!

Sat

14 Dec

2.00pm

7.00pm

Sun

15 Dec

11.00am

3.00pm

Mon

16 Dec

No Performances

Tue

17 Dec

10.00am

Wed

18 Dec

Thu

19 Dec

It’s a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, funny and moving way you’ll ever see!

Fri

20 Dec

Sat

21 Dec

2.00pm

7.00pm

Sun

22 Dec

11.00am

3.00pm

Mon

23 Dec

Tue

24 Dec

11.00am

Wed

25 Dec

No Performances

Thu

26 Dec

2.00pm

Fri

27 Dec

7.00pm

Sat

28 Dec

2.00pm

7.00pm

Sun

29 Dec

11.00am

3.00pm

Tickets

£15.00, £18.00, £20.00, £25.00, £29.00

Schools

All Tickets £9.25*

Includes one free teacher place for every 10 tickets purchased.

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“This is that rare gem of a family show that genuinely appeals to all ages from four years old upwards.”

7.00pm

7.00pm 7.00pm

10.00am

7.00pm 7.00pm

7.00pm 3.00pm

@HHLiveOnStage

Manchester Theatre Awards

Horrible Histories books are published by Scholastic Ltd. Horrible Histories is a trademark of Scholastic Inc. and is used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Illustration copyright © Martin Brown.


FROM THE PRODUCERS OF DAVID WALLIAMS’ ‘GANGSTA GRANNY’

“WHAT A FANTASTIC SHOW! JUST THE RIGHT MIX OF HUMOUR,

FACTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS, SINGING & AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION.” Netmums

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Tue 31 Dec

Empress Ballroom 7.00pm

Back by popular demand One Night Only Christmas Party Night featuring the Midnight Soul Sisters

The night includes: Drink On Arrival 3 Course Meal Live Entertainment and After-Show DJ Saturday 14 December Contact Rebecca Thompson to book: T. 01253 629658 | E. rebecca@wgbpl.co.uk

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JOIN US TO CELEBRATE 2019 AND WELCOME IN 2020! IN THE STUNNING

EMPRESS BALLROOM The annual Winter Gardens New Year’s Eve Family Party has become a local tradition for many families. The event, in all the splendour of the Empress Ballroom, includes a Childrens Entertainer, DJ, Party Games, Live Band, Bouncy Castle and Competitions. The perfect way to ring in 2020!

@wgbpl

Tickets From £12.50


Tue 31 Dec

Spanish Suite 8.00pm

Mon 9 Mar

Opera House 7.30pm

New Year’s Eve Soul Party

Elvis Costello and The Imposters

What a great way to bring in the 2020 with DJ’s: Ginger Taylor, Richard Searling, Kev Roberts, Ozz, Chris Box, Pete Haigh, Jim Hargreaves & John Kane.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to the UK for their first tour of the decade in February and March 2020, including a visit to the Opera House Blackpool.

2 Rooms of Soul! In the Spanish Hall: Classic Northern Soul & Motown. In the Renaissance: Disco & Modern Soul Anthems.

Tickets From £15.00

The tour is entitled Just Trust in answer to the musical questions: “Will they play my favourite song?,” or, “Are they going to frighten the horses with songs that are rarely performed and send some of their old nags off to pasture?” When ticket holders ask, “Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?”

Tickets From £50.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON RETURNS Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical Productions present

‘A KIND OF MAGIC. SPECTACULAR.

MAGNIFICO!’ The Sun


‘AN EVENING OF SHEER ENTERTAINMENT AND ENJOYMENT.

THE SHOW SHOULD RUN FOREVER!’

‘A NEW BREED OF MUSICAL-

BRILLIANT’ BBC Newsnight

Daily Mirror

Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed! Since 2002 over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries have thrilled to this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances.

Mon 6 to Sat 11 Jan

‘EXHILARATING AND GREAT FUN’ Time Magazine

‘UNMISSABLE...

A SUMPTUOUS PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON, AND ON’ Capital Radio

@wwryglobal

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £17.00 Concessions & Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111

Photos of Previews Cast/Productions

The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style.


Treat your friends, family and loved ones to a Winter Gardens gift card and let them choose from a great range of shows and events, or simply to enjoy food and drink in the stunning Mazzei Café. Venue Gift Card The venue gift card can only be purchased in person from Box Office or the Mazzei Cafe, in denominations of up to £100.00. This gift card can be used in person at box office for shows and events, as well as in the bars and cafes located throughout the venue. Winter Gardens Blackpool eGift Card The eGift Card is available to purchase online in denominations of up to £250.00, these can be used online only for any show or event. Visit wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/your-visit/gift-cards


OPEN DAILY Escape the crowds and visit our elegant and relaxing cafĂŠ. Serving seasonal menus, light lunches, afternoon tea and snacks, homemade cakes and a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches.

*Subject to venues opening hours, check WGBPL.co.uk for opening times


Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to

Tue 18 to Sat 22 Feb

their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, and of course, the title song - ‘The Sound of Music’. Star casting to be announced soon.

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £19.00 Concessions Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111

Photos of previous cast

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.


JASON MANFORD STARS IN


FROM THE CREATORS OF & CABARET

CHICAGO Music by JOHN KANDER

Lyrics by FRED EBB

Book by RUPERT HOLMES

Original Book and Concept by PETER STONE Additional Lyrics by JOHN KANDER & RUPERT HOLMES Directed by PAUL FOSTER

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Starring Jason Manford (The Producers Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls), Strictly Come Dancing winner

Tue 3 to Sat 7 Mar

Ore Aduba and Carly Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From the creators of Cabaret & Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain. @CurtainsUK #Curtains

Opera House Times Tue - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Concessions & Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


© 2010 and TM – David Walliams/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd/Tony Ross/Quentin Blake


David Walliams

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!

Wed 11 to Sun 15 Mar

Billionaire Boy is produced by the Birmingham Stage Company, one of the World’s top theatre companies for families. Their acclaimed productions include David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. They have also been producing Horrible Histories since 2005, including the record-breaking West End series Barmy Britain.

Opera House Times Wed - Sun Eves 7pm, Mats: See Events Diary Ticket From £15.00 Group Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Thu 2 Apr

Opera House 7.30pm

Sat 11 Apr

Opera House 7.30pm

Whitney:

Burn The Floor

Queen of the Night

with Kevin & Joanne Clifton

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year!

Kevin Clifton is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister Joanne Clifton!

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more... @WhitneyTour

Tickets From £25.50

The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time and will play on their individual successes in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired theme. And what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show BURN THE FLOOR! From seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through. You will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba.

@OfficialBTF

Tickets From £36.00


Important 2019/20 Dance Festival Dates for your Diary. The Winter Gardens Blackpool plays host to the world’s most significant & largest dance festivals in the stunning Empress Ballroom welcoming over 6000 competitors annually from over 60 countries across the globe.

2019 Freestyle Dance Championships 13 October 2019

Sequence Dance Festival 19 – 22 October 2019

British National Dance Championships 21 – 23 November 2019

2020 Junior Dance Festival 13 – 19 April 2020

Blackpool Dance Festival 16 – 29 May 2020 For more information and tickets visit blackpooldancefestival.com


GHOST HUNTS ARE BACK!

Supernatural Events is returning to the Winter Gardens Blackpool throughout 2020, following the sell-out ghost tours and investigations throughout 2019. Much paranormal activity has been reported for many years within the famous complex and

now those brave souls who attend will get to investigate some amazing locations throughout the historic venue. Join us and discover for yourself what really goes on when the doors are locked, lights switched off and everyone else has left the building...

Sat 11 January: Spanish Suite | Thu 20 February: Empress Ballroom | Fri 13 March Olympia Fri 24 April: Opera House | Fri 8 May: Pavilion Theatre | Sat 20 June: Spanish Suite

www.supernaturalevents.co.uk


HERITAGE TOURS

Our knowledgeable and experienced guides

Tours will allow you to visit backstage of the

have many years’ experience at the venue and

Opera House and a chance to tread the boards

can offer a unique insight into our fascinating

so many famous feet have walked on before.

building. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be These tours are one of the best ways to relive

explored whilst the often-overlooked Spanish

the history of the venue and visit areas not often

Suite will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s

open to the public.

largest entertainment venue.

To find out about upcoming tours and book, visit wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Tours begin at 11.00am & 2.00pm

Tickets £10.00

*Please note the Winter Gardens is a working building and we cannot guarantee access to all areas.

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


ENSEMBLE Theatre presents ‘Absolutely Brilliant’

‘Sounded Spectacular’ Visit Blackpool

Radio Wave

North WestEnd

Book by

Fred Ebb

and

Music by

John Kander

Bob Fosse Lyrics by

Fred Ebb

Based on the play by

Maurine Dallas Watkins Script adaptation by

David Thompson

A Broadway phenomenon and then a major hit movie starring Renée Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones.

It’s a story of love, betrayal and greed... where anyone would kill to get their 5 minutes of fame.

When Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart meet in the County jail, sparks fly as they fight tooth & nail to get a piece of the action... Billy Flynn the infamous lawyer can get them off from a murder charge...for a price of course.

Critically acclaimed ENSEMBLE Theatre fresh from their hit production of The Addams Family present a sensational new production of CHICAGO. *ENSEMBLE Theatre review from prior productions

This amateur production of “Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company

Saturday 4 April

Opera House Times 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets From £21.50 Group Rates Available


Thu 14 May

Opera House 7.30pm

Fri 15 May

Opera House 7.30pm

Trixie Mattel One Woman Show Following the incredible success of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2019 UK Tour, dance fans will be delighted to hear that next year some of their favourite Pros will again don their dancing shoes and return to the road in a sparkling brand new 34-date UK tour. The Daily Express awarded the show four stars, labelling it “breathtaking”. Don’t miss these amazing professionals as they bring the world’s finest moves to a venue near you, in what promises to be a Strictly fab-u-lous occasion.

@SCD_Live_Tour

Tickets From £35.00

Queen Trixie Mattel will be heading to the Opera House, Blackpool next year as part of the ‘One Woman Show’ U.K. tour! Don’t miss your chance to see winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars“ Season 3! Trixie Mattel is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification. Trixie’s coming to the UK on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention. Expect to feel that you’ve landed in a PeeWee Herman video, with some surf rock and a love for 60’s country music. She’s listening to a lot of Fountains Of Wayne and Apples In Stereo, collecting mod Barbie dolls and watching Brady Brunch reruns!

@TrixieMattel

Tickets From £30.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


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Fri 19 Jun

Opera House 7.30pm

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jun

Opera House 7.30pm

The All-Star Sixties Show

Jane McDonald

Bringing you some of the greatest hits of The Sixties, in one great show: The Tremeloes featuring original members… Chip Hawkes, Rick Westwood & Mickey Clarke, The Equals, Mamas And Papas UK and The Fortunes.

One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers is back in her phenomenal new live show.

RELIVE THE SWINGING SIXTIES WITH THIS UNFORGETTABLE SHOW WHICH WILL HAVE YOU ROCKING IN YOUR SEATS!

Live In Concert

The BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet with this evening of music and laughter!

@TheJaneMcDonald

Tickets From £35.00

Tickets From £35.00 Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


Following two critically acclaimed tours and huge popular demand, Footloose is back and better than ever! City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.

Mon 20 to Sat 25 Jul

Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm and following two critically acclaimed tours, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

Opera House Times Mon - Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm Tickets From £15.00 Concessions Rates Available Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111


WHEN IN DOUBT, GO SHOPPING... INTRODUCING THE NEW WINTER GARDENS E-SHOP The Winter Gardens E-Shop is the new online destination for purchasing a wide range of merchandise and event enhancing experiences including... Official Winter Gardens Merchandise | Show and Dine Experiences | Afternoon Tea | Venue Tours | Drink packages and much more...

Visit today

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Tickets & Information In Person To book your tickets in person visit the box office on Church Street. Opening times vary check the website for details.

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Getting to us by Car By Telephone To book your tickets over the phone call 0844 856 1111, booking fees may apply. Calls to 0844 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Online Visit WGBPL.co.uk, find the event you wish to attend and click the booking link. Follow the instructions on our partner website Ticketmaster, you will have the choice to have tickets posted to you or collect from our box office. Booking fees and service charges may apply.

Children Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Children 24 months and over must have a ticket and their own seat. If your child is under 24 months they can sit on your lap and we may request proof of age. This is for your child’s safety in the venue. If you are not sure whether a show is suitable for children check our website for age guidance.

Access If you have additional requirements or require specific seats, then please ask one of our friendly team when booking your tickets. To book tickets, please call our dedicated Access Booking Line on 01253 629608. For a comprehensive guide on accessing the venue visit WGBPL.co.uk.

From the M55, exit at Junction 4, follow the A583 into central Blackpool where numerous public car parks are located within walking distance of the venue.

Buses & Trams The Winter Gardens works in partnership with Blackpool Transport – a local bus & tram operator serving the Fylde Coast with a high frequency service linking Lytham, St Annes, Blackpool, Bispham, Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Poulton. For more information visit www.blackpooltransport.com

Train Blackpool North is situated 0.5 miles from the Winter Gardens Blackpool. For more information, including planned closures visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices, concessions, offers and fees. Based on the popularity of a performance and ticket availability, prices can change at any point during the show’s on-sale period. Due to the varying nature of our events and their set design, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view at all times. For the most up to date information please check online, call 01253 629600 or visit our box office. For full terms and conditions visit WGBPL.co.uk.

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2019/20 Events Diary October 2019 Tue 15

Calendar Girls

7.30pm

Fri 25

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

7.30pm

Wed 16

Calendar Girls

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 26

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

2.30pm 7.00pm

Thu 17

Calendar Girls

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Mon 28

Winter Gardens Tour

Fri 18

Calendar Girls

7.30pm

Tue 29

Will Young

Sat 19

Calendar Girls

7.30pm

Mon 21

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

7.30pm

November 2019

Tue 22

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

7.30pm

Sat 2

Sixties Gold

7.30pm

Wed 23

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sun 3

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

7.30pm

Thu 24

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

7.30pm

Sat 9

World Famous Elvis Tribute Show

7.30pm

Fri 25

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

7.30pm

Tue 19

The Girl On A Train

7.30pm

Spanish Suite Ghost Tour

9.00pm

Wed 20

The Girl On A Train

7.30pm

Thu 21

The Girl On A Train

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Fri 22

The Girl On A Train

7.30pm

Sat 23

The Girl On A Train

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 26

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Mon 28

Winter Gardens Tour

Tue 29

Will Young

2.30pm, 7.30pm 11.00am, 2.00pm 7.30pm

November 2019 Sixties Gold

7.30pm

Sun 3

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

7.30pm

Wed 6

Jack Whitehall

7.30pm

Sat 9

World Famous Elvis Tribute Show

7.30pm

Tue 19

The Girl On The Train

7.30pm

Wed 20

The Girl On The Train

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 21

The Girl On The Train

7.30pm

Fri 22

The Girl On The Train

7.30pm

Sat 30

The Girl On The Train Hits: At Christmas

7.30pm

December 2019

Sat 2

Sat 23

11.00am, 2.00pm

2.30pm, 7.30pm 7.00pm

December 2019 9.00pm

14

One Night Only

7.30pm

Tue 31

New Years Eve Family Party

7.00pm

Christmas 2019 New Years Eve Soul Party

8.00pm

Friday 13 - Sunday 29 December 2020

Horrible Histories Performance Schedule Friday 13 December

7.00pm

Saturday 14 December

2.00pm & 7.00pm

Sunday 15 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Tuesday 17 December

10.00am & 7.00pm

Wednesday 18 December

7.00pm

Thursday 19 December

10.00am & 7.00pm

Friday 20 December

7.00pm

Saturday 21 December

2.00pm & 7.00pm

Sunday 22 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

6

Opera House Ghost Tour

13 - 29

Horrible Christmas

Sat 14

One Night Only

Tue 31

New Year’s Eve Family Party

7.00pm

Monday 23 December

7.00pm

New Year’s Eve Soul Party

8.00pm

Tuesday 24 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Thursday 26 December

2.00pm

Friday 27 December

7.00pm

See Full Perfs Schedule

January 2020 Mon 6

We Will Rock You

7.30pm

Saturday 28 December

2.00pm & 7.00pm

Tue 7

We Will Rock You

7.30pm

Sunday 29 December

11.00am & 3.00pm

Wed 8

We Will Rock You

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 9

We Will Rock You

7.30pm

Curtains The Musical

Fri 10

We Will Rock You

7.30pm

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy

Sat 11

We Will Rock You

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Sat 11

Spanish Suite Ghost Tour

9.00pm

Online wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Box Office 0844 856 1111

Tickets

3 - 7 March

£15.00, £18.00, £20.00, £25.00, £29.00 11-15 March Schools Tickets All Tickets £9.25


Fri 24

Kaiser Chiefs with Razorlight

7.00pm

February 2020 Tue 18

The Sound of Music

7.30pm

Wed 19

The Sound of Music

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 20

The Sound of Music

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Empress Ballroom Ghost Tour

8.00pm

Fri 21

The Sound of Music

7.30pm

Sat 22

The Sound of Music

2.30pm, 7.30pm

SHOW & DINE

March 2020 Tue 3

Curtains The Musical

7.30pm

Wed 4

Curtains The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Thu 5

Curtains The Musical

7.30pm

Fri 6

Curtains The Musical

7.30pm

Sat 7

Curtains The Musical

2.30pm, 7.30pm

Mon 9

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Wed 11

Billionaire Boy

Thu 12

Billionaire Boy

1.30pm, 7.00pm

Fri 13

Billionaire Boy

10.30am, 7.00pm

Olympia Ghost Tour

7.30pm 7.00ppm

9.00pm

Sat 14

Billionaire Boy

2.30pm, 7.00pm

Sun 15

Billionaire Boy

11.00am, 3.00pm

April 2020 and Beyond Whitney Queen of the Night Chicago

2 Apr 4 Apr

Burn The Floor

11 Apr

Opera House Ghost Tour

24 Apr

Pavilion Ghost Tour Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals Trixie Mattel Blackpool Dance Festival Blackpool International Soul Festival

8 May 14 May 15 May 16 - 29 May 12 - 14 Jun

All Star 60s Show

19 Jun

Spanish Suite Ghost Tour

20 Jun

Jane McDonald Live in Concert Elvis Celebration 2020 Footloose Dennis & Gnasher Grease Totally Tina

26 - 27 Jun 3 - 5 Jul 20 - 25 Jul 4 - 8 Aug 31 Aug - 5 Sep 8 Oct

Collabro

23 Oct

Jimmy Carr

20 Nov

King of Pop

27 Nov

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